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Katy, Texas
Club Affiliations: 'BentRider Recumbent Club
Team Bacchetta
Team Vite Racing
Member Since: December 2006
1 Year | 5 Year
Distance Chart
2020 500 250 0
2020 Miles Traveled: 500
2020 Rank: # 343 of 1,108 riders
(includes indoor rides)
Lifetime Odometer: 95,125 miles

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I began my "serious" riding in 2003, after the kids had left the nest and I had more time to ride. I bought my first recumbent in April, 2005 and have not slowed down. In December, 2010, I was layed off after a corporate merger. I took that opportunity and the severance package to retire.

Since then, I have tried to ride four days a week. In December, 2009, I bought my first high racer, a Corsa 650c. In February, 2013 I bought a CA2.0.

I have raced a couple of 12 hour races and look forward to racing more of them.

In October, 2015, I rode in the inaugural Natchez Trace 444 event. This was my first night ultra event beginning at 6:20pm Oct 2. It was also my first ultra event in the rain - for the first 4 hours or so. I developed chest congestion and coughing up phlegm which eventually became bad enough that I withdrew after 300 miles. It was an inauspicious start to more than 12 hour ultras.

After 18 months of struggling at higher heart rates, on April 10, 2018, I had a double coronary artery bypass surgery. I was lucky that I caught it before it was more serious. My cardiologist told me I was very lucky, I would not have survived a heart attack based on the location of the blockage.

Beginning in June, 2018, I began riding again.

I am riding a trike and my CA2 alternating. I am on DAPT and with a reduced dosage, my probability of internal bleeding issues in event of a crash are reduced but still there.

My WUCA membership has lapsed for now.

Annual Miles ridden:
2003 - _874
2004 - 1189
2005 - 2752
2006 - 3983
2007 - 3275
2008 - 5161 (680)
2009 - 5002 (730)
2010 - 4525 (897)
2011 - 8587 (146)
2012 - 9103 (134)
2013 - 9229 (_85)
2014 - 7748 (153)
2015 - 9632 (_60)
2016 - 7713 (147)
2017 - 6893 (162)
2018 - 3476 (524)
2019 - 5426 (246)

Note: Miles ridden are taken from my log and may not match BJ journal. I may have missed posting some into BJ at some point. 
click to enlarge 2014  ICE VTX+
Trike Recumbent bike

2020 Odometer: 200.5 miles
Lifetime Odometer: 4,211.1 miles

click to enlarge 2013 Bacchetta CA2.0 - 700c
SWB Recumbent bike
Description:  CA2.0 built from frameset by Vite Bikes, LLC, Venice, FL (John and Jacquie Schlitter)

2020 Odometer: 186.2 miles
Lifetime Odometer: 40,709.8 miles

2019 Elite Direto II
Stationary bike
Description:  Smart trainer and software to mimic outdoor rides realistically in a digital world. Currently using My E-Training software but will test out Zwift, Rouby, RGT Cycling, etc as they become available.

2020 Odometer: 100.2 miles
Lifetime Odometer: 244.1 miles

click to enlarge 2014 Invacare Top End Force G
Hand Crank bike
Description:  Purchased used from Dan Morgan, 11/27/2018

2020 Odometer: 12.9 miles
Lifetime Odometer: 1,142.2 miles

click to enlarge 2013  ICE Vortex+
Trike Recumbent bike
Description:  Sold, 9/2018

Purchased used ICE Vortex+ recumbent trike.

Lifetime Odometer: 1,295.5 miles
No planned events for 2020

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