|Jon Finley's Biking page|
I'm primarily a "roadie". I alternate between being VERY competitive and only recreational.
I was inspired by Lance Armstrong, and felt sure that if only I too had an oversized heart and HUGE lungs, then I could beat my younger friends up the local hills in Mesa Arizona. Until then... I'll just have to be content in arriving shortly after they do. :-)
I ride an R550 Scattante racing bike, originally purchased from SuperGo now Performance bike. This has been a GREAT entry level racing bike for me. About 19lbs (before putting heaver wheels and armadillo tires on). I Have a racing wheelset with lighter more aero wheels and lighter tires, but for the most part run with the heavier set for most rides and training.
A week in the life for staying in shape (minimum).
The "fun" part of riding to and from work on M, W is that I use my MUCH Heavier Mountain Bike for the 44+ miles. I feel a little more secure on the Mountain Bike with all the road trash and cars, plus, I don't get any flats.
Events I've ridden in:
Best Dam Bike ride, Tour de Phoenix, Tour de Tucson, Tour de Tucson Mountains, Tour de Utah (stage 4 - 300 Warriors ride - Aug 2008) and the 400 mile Semper Fi ride (Oct 2008).
300 Warriors is a 99 mile 14,000' climb (stage profile)
I'm currently training for the Injured Marine Semper Fi ride. The Ride for Semper Fi is a 400 mile trek from Phoenix to Oceanside Calif. to Camp Pendelton. Read more about the ride here. Semper Fi Fund info is here. My Semper Fi donation page.