J.R.'s Bike Page
I don't know if anyone is even interested in any of this, but I have talked about it quite a bit on the podcast. If you would like to follow my progress, you are more than welcome to follow me on Strava. I used to ride quite a bit, then got away from it, but on May 31st of last year I went for a ride and managed to do 2,488 miles by December 31st. If anyone ever has any questions about wanting to start riding, feel free to ask!
What bike(s) do I ride?
I usually ride my Trek XO1 that I bought in 2009 for around $2,000. It has an aluminum frame with carbon forks, so it’s not the lightest thing in the world, but other than a couple of new cassettes and chains, it has been a great bike. The best thing I did was get professionally fitted to it and that has made a world of difference. If you are ever in Jeff City, go see Mark at the Hartsburg Cycle Depot, he will take care of you!
I also have a Trek Madone 5.5 that I bought in 2008 for around $4,500. It is a carbon fiber bike that can really fly. I don’t ride it hardly at all, so it just sits around collecting dust. If anyone would want to buy it (I’ll give ya a great price), I’d be happy to talk to you about it! Someday soon I’m going to buy a cyclocross / gravel bike that is carbon fiber as well and retire the XO1. Just a quick tip, if you want to ride a lot, get your body measured so the frame fits you as perfectly as it can (they are all different)!