Me at the 2007 Issaquah Tri

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Tri Race Gear


Jersey: Pearl Izumi "Super Grover" (discontinued)

Shorts: Pearl Izumi Tri Short

Bike Shoes: Shimano R-A80 (used for touring, commuting, and some training)

Shoe Covers: Pearl Izumi AmFib (used in cold/wet months only)

Tri Shoes: (used for racing and some training)

Swim Gear

Wetsuit: 2XU SC:1 Sleeveless (discontinued, new comparable model)

Goggles: Speedo Futura Biofuse Swim Goggle

The Bike

Description: In 2007, when I first got back into riding, I bought what my wife calls my "rookie mistake": a 2007 Scattante CFR Comp. I shouldn't have purchased a carbon frame. I should have focused on buying a commuter bike that I can ride in races rather than a racing bike that can also commute. The wheels lasted me 2 years and about 2000 miles before I had to replace them with higher spoke count wheels. The saddle, shifters, and cassette were also been replaced. And, eventually, I swapped out the frame and forks for something stiffer.

Road Bike Details:

Specialized Allez Comp frame with parts from 2007 Scattante CFR Comp (Link to 2010 model)

Frame type: Alluminum

Cycle Oregon 2015

Frame size: 61cm

Shifters: Shimano Ultegra Double/10-speed

Crankset: TruVativ Rouleur Compact Double, 50/34T (soon to be replaced)

Cassette: Shimano Ultegra CS-6700, 11/25T, 10-speed

Chain: Shimano Ultegra CN-6701 10-speed

Wheelset: DT Swiss RT-540 rims (36/32), Shimano Ultegra hubs

Tires: Schwalbe Durano Plus HS 700x23

Handlebar/stem: Forte Precision 6061

Pedals: Shimano PD-R540 SPD-SL

Saddle: Specialized Romin 

Run Gear

 Shoes: Asics Gel Kayano


Bike computer: Garmin Edge 1000

Run computer: Garmin Forerunner 310XT

Camera: GoPro Hero4 Silver

Commute Gear

Rain Bike

Description: Purchased in 2011 after my old bike died...

2012 Specialized Tricross Elite Disc Apex Compact (link to 2013 model)

Frame - Specialized A1 Premium Aluminum, 61cm

Fork - Full alloy, low-rider rack/fender fittings

Headset - 1-1/8" sealed Cr-Mo cartridge bearings integrated w/ headset, 20mm alloy cone spacer, w/ 20mm of spacers

Stem - Specialized EliteSet, 3D forged alloy, 12-degree, 4-position adjustable, 4-bolt, 31.8mm clamp

Handlebars - Specialized H2 Ergo Comp, alloy

Tape - Specialized TriCross wrap w/ 2.5 gel pads

Front Brake - Avid BB7 disc, 160mm

Rear Brake - Avid BB7 disc, 140mm

Brake Levers - TriCross Comp secondary brake levers

Front Derailleur - SRAM Apex

Rear Derailleur - SRAM Apex, mid cage

Shift Levers - SRAM Apex DoubleTap, 10-speed

Cassette - SRAM Apex, 10-speed, 11-32t

Chain - KMC X10 CP

Crankset - FSA Gossamer 50/34

Bottom Bracket - ???

Pedals - Shimano A530 SPD

Rims - Alex Handsome Dragon 2.0, 32 hole

Front Hub - Forged alloy hub, 32h

Rear Hub - Forged aluminum, double sealed ball bearings, QR, 32h

Spokes - Stainless 14g

Tires - Schwalbe Marathon Plus HS 440

Tubes - ???

Saddle - Specialized Body Geometry Riva Plus TriCross, 155mm

Seatpost - Specialized Sport, alloy, 27.2mm

Seat Binder - Alloy, 31.8mm

Commute Clothing:


Jacket: Showers Pass Elite 2.0

Cycling pants: Pearl Izumi Slice Thermafleece Cycling Tights

Gloves: Gore Bike Wear Tool Gloves

Shoes: Canondale Roam bike shoe