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Ways to connect: visit my website: http://www.mooworld.org/
San Leandro, California
Club Affiliations: Bikeforums team
NorCal BikeForums
Team Alameda
Road Category: Citizen
Member Since: August 2007 5 Year Distance Chart
2021 Miles Traveled: 0
2021 Rank: currently unranked
Lifetime Odometer: 8,752 miles

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My wife thinks I have a nice butt, so I'd like to credit cycling for that honor.

I used to ride to school when I was a kid in HS, but after getting into a car accident, and a bike-jacking incident the year after, I stopped riding. I rediscovered the sport back in 2003 when I was tasked with finding a way to commute to school after having moved away from San Jose to San Mateo, CA. After getting a $50 bike from a shady shop in San Jose, and going for a very exciting MTB ride in Los Gatos, I was hooked.

Today, I ride 3 bikes, and have been successful in getting my wife to ride with me for extended periods of time. She enjoys riding the tandem more than anything else, so I really am glad that we made the purchase. It has brought us closer than ever before. If tandems are supposed to be breakup machines, I haven't seen it. Our goal in 2008 is to ride a century together.

My other speed demon is my replacement LOOK, a 585 that was awarded by the insurance company after my KG286 was stolen from my garage. I still feel inferior to this bike as it seems like it rides itself more than the rider is riding it, if that makes any sense. I believe my performance improvements are due to the bike, and not because I've gotten any faster.

I try to commute as much as possible, so on a good week, I can get at least 50 miles of commuting alone. My commuter bike is the Trek, and it also doubles as my touring bike, as I plan to do at least one multi-day self-supported tour a year. 
click to enlarge 2007 Co-Motion Periscope 700
Tandem Road bike
Description:  Our first tandem. It is special because the stoker seat can be adjusted to fit someone my height (5'8"+) or Lisa's height (5'00"). Built with Campagnolo Racing Triple/Chorus components, and the new disc-specific Rolf Prima Tandem aero wheels.

Lifetime Odometer: 2,882.5 miles

700 x 25C Continental Ultra GatorSkin, front, 1,781 miles
700 x 25C Continental Ultra GatorSkin, rear, 1,781 miles
Wipperman Connex 1008 10 speed, 1,018 miles
Campagnolo Veloce timing chain 10 speed, 2,882 miles

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Road bike
Description:  Christened "The Fat Lady" for her uncanny ability to "sing" to me during fast and technical descents (due to the bladed spokes and wind angle of attack), she is built with the full Campagnolo Chorus gruppo, less crankset, which is an FSA SL-K carbon compact (50/34). Rear cassette is 11/25. Campagnolo Zonda wheelset with the new Record hubs. FSA Wing Pro handlebars (I'm not going back to the round crap). Speedplay Zero CSC pedals. Thomson Elite seatpost (silver shown, black currently). And last but never least, a Brooks Swift saddle. The frame is a 585 Origin.

Lifetime Odometer: 3,059.1 miles

700 x 23C Vredestein Fortezza Quattro TriComp, front, 1,221 miles
700 x 23C Vredestein Fortezza Quattro TriComp, rear, 1,221 miles
Wipperman Stainless 10 speed, 3,055 miles

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Touring Road bike
Description:  Actually not a road bike, but has been relegated to the road as of late. It is originally a Trek ZX series 7000 MTB, but upgraded with 8-speed Shimano XT componentry. Ritchey rims, DT Swiss spokes and Shimano XT hubs. Unlike the picture, it currently sports a Brooks B17 saddle, and Schwalbe Marathon tyres.

Lifetime Odometer: 3,457.7 miles

SRAM PC-971 9 speed, 1,602 miles
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