2004 goal: 1500 miles Actual miles: 1712 2005 goal: 3,050 Actual miles: 3,893.50 2006 goal: 4,402 miles Actual miles: 4229.02 2007 goal: 3000 Actual Miles 3,328, 33,837 feet elevation gain 2008 Goals: 4,000 miles, 50,000 feet elevation gain, 13 metrics, make it up Satellites and Helens. Actual miles: 2147, 7,380 feet of elevation gain, one metric, no Helen's or Satellites. Bad Year. 2009 Goals: 3,000 miles, 6 metrics 2009 actual miles: 1,908.52, 6 metrics done!
2011 Goals: 1. Live in just one location 2. Train instead of just riding willy-nilly 3. Do one planned ride, either the Tour de Nebraska or GOBA (most likely the Tour will win out) 4. Outrun the stupid dogs that give chase on the old highway as I blast their eardrums with an air horn 5. Get back on the metric train and aim for 6 6. Ride north and south to get some rolling hill training 7. Be there for my family's needs, but take time for me 8. Heed Andre's mantra..."Life is GOOD!" 7. Mileage goal of 2011.
2015 mileage goal: 2015, counting both indoor and outdoor. Get back in biking shape and enjoy my carbon Giant Avail. :) Whoo hoo....mileage goal met and passed for 2015! Indoor miles DO count.
2016 goals: 2,016 miles, 124 hours, Tour de Nebraska, enjoy myself.
2016: worst year of my life with losing Russ in a single vehicle motorcycle accident on February 18th. Pretty much stopped riding for the rest of the year. 2017 will be different. I'm once again signed up for the TdN. Russ would want me to get back on the horse. I'm doing it for both of us! Love you Russell. Miss you more.
Description: Rove is a versatile option for dirt or road riding adventures. Itís an ideal choice for entry-level riders looking for a fitness, recreational or commuting bike that can go on-road or off-road. Using Livís 3F design philosophy, itís constructed with a lightweight ALUXX aluminum frame with added stand-over height for stability and confidence. Featuring a plush suspension fork that can be locked out for smooth pavement or flipped open for off-road excursions, itís both efficient and capable.
Description: This spirited composite road bike is light and agile for climbing, and also ride-tuned to provide stability on the descents. The handcrafted endurance-geometry frame, made with Giant Composite Technology, is designed specifically for women riders with Liv/giantís 3F philosophy. The OverDrive steerer tube technology delivers confident cornering and handling, and the PowerCore bottom bracket offers optimal power transfer. Size XS
700 x 25C Giant Giant P-R3, front, 2,889 miles
700 x 25C Giant Giant P-R3, rear, 2,889 miles
Description: Gently used (800 previous miles) Corsa 2010. Front fork changed to 24" carbon, along with a 24" wheel. Back wheel is 650 c. Bike purchased from Mark at The Hub in Hays, Kansas, a shop formerly owned by one of the owners of Bacchetta. Cool, and it's just 3 hours from our home in GB.
Description: Black with a hint of racy blue, extra light ALUXX butted aluminum Shimano Sora STI 8 speed STD pedals Replaced the steel fork with a carbon one January 2006 Replaced the failed carbon fork with a better quality (?) Edge carbon fork, November 4, 2006. Replaced tires with Continental UltraSport January 2006 Replaced rear tire with Serfas Seca RS April 2006. Too many flats on the Continental. Replaced front Continental with the Serfas Seca RS November 5, 2006, after the Continental blew. LBS replaced rear tire with Panaracer Stradius Pro, April 5, 2008. Serfas had a good cut from my last foray out on the bike.
700 x 23C Vittoria Vittoria Rubino Pro, front, 724 miles
700 x 23C Vittoria Vittoria Rubino Pro, rear, 724 miles
Shimano 9 speed, 724 miles