|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 In January of 2014 I upgraded the drive train to an older Shimano 105 setup which then gave me indexed shifting.|
|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.|
|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.