Rider:
mrjones member offline [5 comments]
Ways to connect: n/a
Location:
Ewa Beach, Hawaii
Club Affiliations: Sunday Morning Coffee Jam
Team CYCLE SMART
Ultra Marathon Cycling Association
VandyCC
Welsh Riders Cymru
CAN MD
Road Category: Category 5
Member Since: August 2005 5 Year Distance Chart
2023 Miles Traveled: 0
2023 Rank: currently unranked
Lifetime Odometer: 87,636 miles
History:

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2010: 6264 miles, ranked 484 in Bike Journal


Maxxed out mileage in 2006, with 12,118 miles which I will not be able to do again so long as I am working full time and have kids at home. It was starting to get a little crazy.


When I was 8 or 9, I had an obsession with numbers. The axle-mounted odometer on my single-speed Schwinn Speedster mesmerized me. I did 66 miles one summer day looping endlessly around my neighborhood. That was the beginning of my endurance cycling, but I had no idea what that meant.


Have run and completed 29 marathons. My best was 2:32, which I did 3 times.
Philosophy of cycling: one-less-car out to kill me or someone else. I like to ride unsupported, even in events that require it.
I like climbing and love the mountains most, but enjoy a good, fast spin ride too.

I came to the Annapolis area of Maryland in 1987 and quickly became very nervous about road conditions, traffic and angry drivers. Within a year, I dedicated myself instead to running, putting the bike away for 12 years till a calf injury during a track mile race in 2001 convinced me to give the bicycle another try.
p.s. I also ride a unicycle and plan to post a picture of me doing that in place of my serious-looking competition photo

Current Riding Career started July 29, 2001: 40,700 miles--

2006 Mileage: 12,106 Miles BJ rank: 43rd

2005 Mileage: 9,395 Miles; BJ rank: 78th
-- 7876 Road, 1524 Rollers

2004 Mileage: 6,378 Miles -- 5232 Road, 1492 Rollers
2003 Mileage: 6,003 Miles -- 4010 Road, 1993 Rollers
2002 Mileage: 5,634 Miles -- 2649 Road, 2985 Rollers

 

Bicycles
2015 Trek Emonda Series 500
Road bike


Lifetime Odometer: 0.0 miles

2017 Cannondale Synapse Disc Ultegra
Road bike
Description:  "The Obsidian" - adopted from Crofton Bike Doctor 3.23.17

Lifetime Odometer: 3,229.2 miles

click to enlarge 2002 LeMond Buenos Aires, the "Catalina"
Road bike
Description:  Purchased March 21, 2002
Candy Apple Red
Bontrager Select Wheels (orig)
Ch. Ultegra components overall
53cm frame
Picture taken during 2003 Bicycle Tour of Colorado


Lifetime Odometer: 56,437.6 miles

2006 Trek Equinox
Time Trial Road bike
Description:  Purchased from co-worker June 23, 2014. The mileage is purely guesswork.

Lifetime Odometer: 2,551.6 miles

2000 other the "Sonora"
Road bike
Description:  Assembled by Cyclone Cycles in Houston, Texas. I bought it through E-Bay in September 2004 when my 1983 Trek 420 frame broke at the wheel-stays (a mortal wound). It has Ultegra components and rides quite nicely. This is my trainer (rollers) and commuter rider.

Lifetime Odometer: 17,561.6 miles

1982 Raleigh Olympian
Road bike
Description:  Purchased in early April from co-worker for $100.

Lifetime Odometer: 2,704.5 miles

2002 Bianchi Campione
Road bike
Description:  Purchased from Kent via Craigslist, upon arrival in Tucson Nov 17, 2016. $680

Lifetime Odometer: 425.8 miles

other 
Road bike
Description:  Rental/Borrowed

Lifetime Odometer: 178.9 miles

2013 Huffy Rock Creek
Full Susp XC Mountain bike
Description:  26-inch-wheeled trail bike with duel suspension purchased at Wal-Mart in Madison, Al, on June 16 so that I can ride for the week that I was visiting town. Remains locked up at my mom's apartment waiting for my next visit.

Lifetime Odometer: 439.0 miles

click to enlarge 2007 LeMond Victoire
Road bike
Description:  Purchased, used, for $1900 on May 1, 2011

Lifetime Odometer: 10,539.6 miles

1983 Trek 420
Road bike
Description:  Red, 7-speed with 3 rings up front which proved really useful in the Swiss and French Alps when climbing with gear.
This was my main ride for more than 10 years, then I devoted it to my roller rail upon buying the LeMond in 2002. Alas, she must be consigned to the basement museum since the wheel stays broke in August 2004 and there's no known way to mend that injury.


Lifetime Odometer: 13,048.0 miles

1981 Motobecane 
Road bike
Description:  Gold - purchased in Lakewood, Colorado, while I was taking time off from college to review my options. One of those outcome options was to ride this bike 2,100 miles from Denver to Nashville during June 1981. The first 500 miles of this trip included 6 crossings of the continental divide. That's when I got hooked on the pain induced from hours of climbing.
This bike was stolen in 1983 from my dorm at the University of Arizona (Tucson).


Photo: late June, 1981, Huntsville, Al at the moment I completed 2100 miles from Denver (the long way) in 16 days.


Lifetime Odometer: 5,000.0 miles

click to enlarge 1973 Raleigh SuperCourse
Road bike
Description:  Dark Green, purchased new as my first major expenditure from my newspaper route earnings for $127.63. I was 12 years old when I bought it and I have no true idea how far it took me, but it lasted me all the way till my 2nd year of college.

Lifetime Odometer: 5,000.0 miles
No planned events for 2023

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