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Eugene, Oregon
Club Affiliation: Bike Friday
Member Since: January 2005 5 Year Distance Chart
2024 Miles Traveled: 0
2024 Rank: currently unranked
Lifetime Odometer: 7,877 miles

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Never could get out of the valley I grew up in with either my BMX bike or mom's single speed cruiser, so outside of riding like a fiend around the house as a kid, I was not a cyclist. While travelling in Hawai'i many years later, I borrowed an old beat up department store bike to run to the store and fell in love. I also realized the utilitarian nature of the bike as transportation and soon after began commuting exclusively by bike. I spent some time as a bike messenger in Cleveland and went on to work at Bike Friday, where I've done production, inventory, sales, and was even the customer service manager. 
click to enlarge 2005 Bike Friday Traveller Triple XL Sport
Tandem Road bike
Description:  Totally unheard of paint job: Neon Green undercoat with a Glow-in-the-dark clear over. Everything else is black. Mainly ridden as a tandem while my daughter grows, but it will soon be a triple.

Lifetime Odometer: 323.4 miles

20 x 1-1/8 Schwalbe Stelvio, front, 323 miles
20 x 1-1/8 Schwalbe Stelvio, rear, 323 miles

click to enlarge 2003 Bike Friday Pocket Rocket Pro
Fixed Gear Road bike
Description:  "Red Bull," the fixed gear that led to the official Pocket Rocket fixed gear production model. Now with drop bars, a brake, and two brake levers. A rare day goes by that this bike is not ridden.

Lifetime Odometer: 5,759.1 miles

20 x 1-1/8 Schwalbe Stelvio, front, 1,928 miles
20 x 1-1/8 Schwalbe Stelvio, rear, 843 miles

click to enlarge 2000 Bike Friday Pocket Llama
Folding bike
Description:  Totally built from scratch by me including the welding. "Bike Everyday" used to be my commuter and mountain bike until I re-did it to be more of a touring bike with a Velocity Aeroheat wheels, a Shimano Capreo drivetrain, Ritchey Biomax drops and bar-end shifters. Now it's mainly used to escort my daughter in the Burley.

Lifetime Odometer: 1,409.2 miles

18 x 1.75 Schwalbe Marathon Plus, front, 238 miles
18 x 1.75 Schwalbe Marathon Plus, rear, 238 miles

click to enlarge 1986 Miyata One Hundred
Fixed Gear Road bike
Description:  "Mojo," my trusty old messenger bike and inspiration for my Bike Friday fixed gear. Phil Wood flip flop rear hub, Campy Record front, carbon fork. It's a beaut. Unfortunately it hadn't been ridden much since building the other bike, so I sold her. She's in good hands, but she will be missed.

Lifetime Odometer: 130.2 miles

click to enlarge Bike Friday * buddy bike *
Folding bike
Description:  Random borrowed/shared Bike Friday. It happens often enough I should have this little placeholder. Since I've been riding the showroom SatRDay MkII Tour a lot, I've made it represent this general category.

Lifetime Odometer: 180.6 miles
No planned events for 2024

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