|Schwinn Continental II (1978)|
|My first 10-speed bike that was purchased partially as an 8th grade graduation present from my parents and partially from lawn cutting money I had earned. It's unfortunate that I didn't start my record keeping when I got this bike, because there's certainly hundreds if not thousands of miles on it. Later in it's life it spent many years collecting dust at my parents with an occasional ride by my father. In the spring of 2006 it came back into my possession and was tuned up…largely so it can sit at my house and collect more dust!
In November of 2008 I gave this bike away.
|Schwinn LeTour (1986)|
|After a number year away from riding, I bought this bike to start riding again. This bike easily has a few thousand miles on it from before I started logging my riding. It was on this bike in 1987 that I rode my first century. My riding was then severely derailed for a number of years while I hopped around the globe furthering my career. In 1995 I began to travel a lot less and got bit hard by the serious riding bug. And I also wisely started logging my rides from the beginning.|
|Trek 2120 (1995)|
|Once the serious cycling bug was cleary going to stick, it was a time for an upgrade. So in the spring of 1996 I started riding the most serious bike I could afford at the time. And although at this time (January 2007) I would like to make another radical step up, this bike has been (to the tune of 18.5K miles), and will be my trusty steed for the foreseeable future.|
|GT Outpost (1998)|
|I'm a die hard roadie, but for quick spins around the neighborhood or the occassional trail ride this bike met my basic criteria; An aluminum frame to keep the weight down and solid lower end components that would perform adequately.|
|Centurion Ironman Expert (1987)|
|This bike was purchased from a friend in the summer of 2008. The initial purpose for buying another bike was to build a commuter bike. But after buying it I quickly realized that it made more sense to use this bike as my trainer bike and marginal weather bike. Then I converted my Schwinn LeTour from trainer mode to commuter bike.
I liked this bike, but it was too big for me (57cm). So in November of 2012 I opted to put my Schwinn LeTour back on the trainer and forgo a commuter I wouldn't be using at this time anyway. I then stripped the components to upgrade the LeTour and sell this frame off to help finance my Yokota Legend K. (below)
|Pinarello Quattro (2011)|
|March 17, 2012. A day I had long been waiting to come, literally years. The day I would finally get a new bike to replace my Trek 2120. It's served me well for nearly 28,000 miles over the past 16 years, but it's well behind the technology curve at this point. Thus no matter what I bought, it was going to be a quantum leap forward. And no doubt, this bike is exactly that.
I had the option to get this bike with a lot of different part configurations. In the end I opted to go with a full SRAM Force drivetrain with a Rival crankset and Force brakes as well as staying with the DT Swiss R1850 wheelset.
In February of 2013 I upgrade to a SRAM Force crankset and S60 aero wheelset.
|Yokota Legend K (2013)|
|April 28, 2013. This bike started its life with me as a 1989 Yokota Legend frame from which, I built it up piece by piece. This was all documented as part of Project Yokota. You can start there and read through to the completion of what I now call a 2013 Yokota Legend K. I did this because I wanted a good steel frame bike in addition to the full carbon Pinarello Quattro.
For the basic configuration I could have set it up a lot of ways, but I opted to go with full SRAM Rival components with a SRAM Force Rear Derailleur and Force P1070 11x23 cassette.