mwburden member offline [2 comments]
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Kentwood, Michigan
Club Affiliation: Rapid Wheelmen
Member Since: April 2004 5 Year Distance Chart
2024 Miles Traveled: 0
2024 Rank: currently unranked
Lifetime Odometer: 30,085 miles

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2012: Off to a good start thanks to a late start to Winter. I also got the Winter Beater back in road-worthy shape, so I hope to do more commuting this Winter.

2011: Got a new Brooks B17-Narrow saddle, and it took about 1,000 miles to break it in. It was worth it, though, when I got a new personal best (275 miles) in the N24HC even after getting lost and losing an hour to severe cramps. Lloyd and I rode the DALMAC Quint (I had the free entry that I won last year) with three guys (Alex, Cullen, and Dave) that we met at the start.

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click to enlarge 2006 Jade Solar Ti
Road bike
Description:  2006 Jade Cycles Solar Ti built up with Dura-Ace 9sp, a Look carbon fiber fork, Mavic Classic wheels, FSA stem and bars, and Shimano PD-6610 (SPD-SL) pedals.

Lifetime Odometer: 15,670.2 miles

700 x 23C Continental Gator Skins, front, 15,634 miles
700 x 23C Continental Gator Skins, rear, 15,634 miles

Trek 819 1/4
Hardtail XC Mountain bike
Description:  FrankenTrek

One working bike made from a Trek 820 with some parts borrowed from a Trek 815.

Photo coming soon^H^H^H^Hsomeday

Lifetime Odometer: 91.8 miles

click to enlarge 2006 Fuji Absolute 4.2
Tandem Road bike
Description:  After ABangma and RBangma loaned us their Trek "Winter Beater" tandem for the summer, TBurd and I were hooked.

A few weeks ago I went to Alger Bike and asked Brad if they had a good, entry-level tandem. At first he started to tell me that since Burley got out of the tandem business, and Fuji stopped making the Absolute, that they didn't have any tandems above the "beachcruiser" variety, but below the $2,500 Canondale level, but then he stopped, thought for a second, and said, "We might still have a Fuji tandem from a couple years back that needs to have the wheels rebuilt because a bad batch of spokes went through the industry that year." He led me up to the attic, and there it was!

A couple weeks later, we got our year end bonuses at my office, and the next day I went back to Alger and bought it!

Lifetime Odometer: 690.4 miles

click to enlarge 2004 Marin San Rafael
700c Hybrid bike
Description:  2004 Marin San Rafael

24 Speed, Alumninum Frame, Shimano components.

I got this for my birthday this year (2004). This is now my commuter bike, and has the rack, trunk, a 10W Halogen headlight, and a 7 L.E.D. headlight (as a backup, and also because it has a "blink" mode to be extra attention getting).

Lifetime Odometer: 3,412.3 miles

click to enlarge 1983 Sanwa 
Road bike
Description:  12 speed, Chromolly Frame, Metalflake Grey, aerobars, SPD-SL pedals.

Lifetime Odometer: 8,389.7 miles

700 x 23C Continental , front, 4,199 miles
700 x 23C Continental , rear, 4,199 miles

click to enlarge other MT-1800
XC Mountain bike
Description:  My "Winter Beater" bike. It's an Open Road MT-1800 Mountain Bike (made in Korea, sold in the U.S. by Montgomery Wards). I picked it up at a garage sale for $20.

Lifetime Odometer: 323.6 miles

other Loaner Bikes
Road bike
Description:  Bikes that were loaned to me

Lifetime Odometer: 937.6 miles
No planned events for 2024

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