My Bikes

Black Beauty

Black Beauty by a Lake on XOBA 2009

Mars Girl mounted on her steed.

Make/Model: Giant OCR 1
Adoption Date: July 2006
Purpose: Road, supported touring, speed with light-weight ease
Specs:

  • Carbon fork/carbon seat post/aluminum frame
  • 30/39/50 crankset, 10-speed rear cassette 12-25 (I think)
  • Shimano 105 – STI shifters, front and rear derailers

Beau

Beau at Everett Road Covered Bridge in the Cuyahoga Valley.

Beau with purple accouterments.

Make/Model: Surly Cross Check, custom build
Birth date: August 2009
Purpose: commuting, unsupported touring, off-road riding, comfort
Specs:

  • Steel frame
  • 30/39/50 crankset, 9-speed rear cassette 12-25
  • Shimano Tiagra STI, front derailer: shimano tiagra, rear derailer: shimano deore
  • My favorite feature is the Kalloy Guizzo seatpost… it has shocks on it! An indulgence for a bike meant for comfort travel instead of speed.

Mike

My husband’s old trail bike.

I have plans to refurbish this bike, possibly upgrading some of the components so that it’s more mountain bike ready. I currently don’t use it much since it seriously needs some work to get it back into shape for riding. It was my husband’s bike, which I gave to my friend Diane in 2001 when I was moving out of the condo I shared with my husband. When Di got a new bike, she asked if I wanted to take the bike back and I gratefully did. It reminds me of my husband and thus the name with which I’ve christened it.

Scott

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Scott fresh from his maiden voyage at the mountain bike trial at Bedford Reservation.

The newest addition to my bike family. I just started mountain biking this past year and am looking forward to many great adventures!

Make/Model: Scott Genius 740, 650B
Adoption Date: July 2014
Purpose: Mountain biking