My Rides
Pictures from some bicycle rides



Lehigh Gorge 6/06

Yough Trail 6/06

AT East 10/06

Pine Creek 3/07

D & R Canal 4/07

Yough start 7/07

DC to Pittsburgh June 2012

Rockwood to Mason-Dixon

Cementon to Lehighton 6/13

Black Diamond 10/13




Favorite Rides

I'll post some photos of bike rides I enjoyed on this site.

I started commuting from my home in Shavertown, PA to Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, PA in the summer of 2005. I started with a 20-year-old mountain bike with smooth center tires.

2004 Giant Cypress SX

In October 2005, I bought a hybrid bike (2005 Giant Cypress SX). After sustaining a flat tire on the Back Mountain Trail, I replaced the road tires with wider tires with more tread.

2006 Dynamic RunAbout (Shaft Drive)

In 2006, I purchased a Dynamic Bicycles Runabout hybrid. With extensive modification (added a front disc brake and different rack), I am looking forward to commuting in the rain and snow without having to worry about chain maintenance. The bike is a shaft drive - chainless. It's a bit heavy, so I opted to have the "sport shaft" installed. That lowers the gear ratios and should help when I pedal uphill on the way home. I use this bike on the flat in the winter only.

2008 Globe Sport Disc

In the spring of 2008, I bought a Specialized Globe Sport Disc. I bought it primarily for the dual disc brakes, which I thought I needed to handle the downhills on my commute in from Shavertown to Wilkes.

Roubaix 2013:
2013 Specialized Roubaix Elite

In November 2012, ordered a 2013 Specialized Roubaix Elite carbon fiber road bike. Began road biking with the Around Town Bikes Saturday Morning Ride (SMR) group in the Spring of 2013.


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