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Any Military riders out there?(21 posts)

Any Military riders out there?mdewitt71
Mar 3, 2003 1:32 PM
I am US Army (12 years) in Germany. Been a MTB fanatic for 5 years now, just got my first serious road bike (Bianchi- Ultegra setup)and love it.
Great rides and sites here in Europe.
re: Any Military riders out there?stratslingr77
Mar 3, 2003 1:56 PM
What's your MOS? I'm an 11B stationed at Fort Lewis. Been in for 7 1/2 years. I started riding last summer and have been hooked ever since. I'm riding an old Peugeot right now, but have a Mondonico frame on order (should be here any day) that I'm going to build up with Centaur. The cycling culture around here is outstanding--lots of clubs and organized rides/races. Having a rain bike is a necessity, though.
re: Any Military riders out there?mdewitt71
Mar 3, 2003 2:05 PM
I a 62B, originally from the Yakima Valley (Prosser).
My first MTB was a Peugeot I got while I was in Panama.
Never knew of the biking culture in WA till I left. I plan on riding the Mt. Hood Cycling Classic one of these years.
Mar 3, 2003 2:01 PM
In for 27 years. Retired a couple of years ago. Ride an Aegis Aro Svelte and a Cannondale RT3000 tandem. A four time member of the USAF RAGBRAI cycling team.
Mar 3, 2003 2:06 PM
Cool, where are you at now?
Mar 4, 2003 12:18 PM
Freezin in Central Illinois!!
re: Any Military riders out there?JVG
Mar 3, 2003 2:16 PM
US Marine stationed in Chile. I have a 2001 Trek 5500 built-up with a Chorus/Daytona mix. Great hills to climb down here, but unfortunately the roads are not in very good repair and the drivers are even worse.
UNS, 12 years of squidom.sn69
Mar 3, 2003 2:21 PM
Roadie, Tri-nerd, sometimes MTBker. If you run a search at for military riders, you'll find a recent thread pertaining to this.
ah-hem...USN...squid dyslexia. nm :)~sn69
Mar 3, 2003 2:26 PM
slowtwich....Cool site.mdewitt71
Mar 3, 2003 2:33 PM
Am on it now, never been here before, seems pretty neat.
By Dan Empfield,sn69
Mar 3, 2003 2:36 PM
founder and former owner of Quintana Roo; also ran Merlin for a bit. It's a tri-centric site, but there's a wealth of info available there (as well as here). Frequent forum contributors include Tom Demerly from Bike Sport Michigan, John Cobb from Bicyclesports/Lance fame, Gerard from Cervelo and Ves from Yaqui/Mandaric.
UNS, 12 years of squidom.Bike Fool
Mar 3, 2003 5:07 PM
Typical, ya probably sailed on a target too, didn'cha?!? Ex-squiddly, subs, then EOD. Got a pard in the Med right now, recalled for active duty, doing EOD work with the Eye-talians. He rides a CAAD3, but I sold him (and shipped) my old bomber Huffy cruiser for sparkin' around town.
Nope never sailed over a target.sn69
Mar 3, 2003 6:03 PM
Nor have I ever served on the Caine. Brown shoe all the way, baby. Worked with your boys a lot, though. I was HS of the CSAR/NSWS variety.

You totally out, as in free from indentured servitude?
Nope never sailed over a target.Bike Fool
Mar 4, 2003 8:04 AM
Oh yeah, long time ago, got out right after the first gulf incursion.
Mar 3, 2003 3:52 PM
I'm a reservist in Ft Worth TX. still haven't been activated. full time student, roadie, and part time mountain biker. though right now i'm ot riding at all as i just had some minor surgery.

congrads on the road bike- i'm sure you'll love it.
re: Any Military riders out there?Canadian Guy
Mar 3, 2003 7:54 PM
Canadian Armed Forces Army Reserve, I'm an Infantry Sergeant in The Lincoln & Welland Regiment which is Canada's oldest Infantry Regiment (209 years). Currently I race as a Master "A" for the second year after an absence from the bike/racing scene (job, children). I've been with the Reserves now 18 years and have enjoyed the many opportunities to train with our American Army and USMC friends, have to say it was more "fun" training with the Marines as they were a bit more energetic(?)-no offence to the US Army. Remember your neighbours to your North stand by you!
re: Any Military riders out there?dave woof
Mar 3, 2003 10:12 PM
Hey mdewitt -

What part of Dland? I was in Zweibruecken Army base years ago (before it was closed) - used to ride around Saarland. beautiful country, women, and great food..

Aiming High in Italyconfig
Mar 4, 2003 1:48 AM
I'm in the USAF and stationed in Aviano, Italy. Great riding for both MTB and road! Still waiting to pick up my Italian road bike any day now.
Aiming High in Italygusriley
Mar 4, 2003 12:22 PM
Been TDY to AV many times. Love the area! Always wished I had my bike while there. Some day I'll get back there, maybe as a DODD teacher for the brats.
Hooah!Asphalt Addict
Mar 4, 2003 7:41 AM
Hey everybody! I'm a USAR Individual Ready Reservist and I served on active duty for 10 years, 9 months, and sixteen days. Stationed at Fort Benjamin Harrison,IN(closed), Fort Ord,CA(closed), Wildflecken and Frankfurt,Germany(closed), and Los Angeles, CA. Now I live down the road from Fort Hood, Texas. I ride a Colnago Monotitan with Campy Record. Godspeed to anyone on the way to the Gulf!
Six military riders on our teamroot down
Mar 4, 2003 1:00 PM
Our team has six racers that are all in the military: Four of them just left last week for Kuwait - they are all members of the 101st Airborne Division. A fifth racer on our team is a Marine and has been serving down down at Guantanamo, Cuba and will be deployed to Afghanistan in the next few months. Our sixth military racer will be heading to South Korea in June.