Jim Perry, Co-founder

Members & Machines on December 27th, 2011 Comments Off

Member Profile:

Jim Perry:

Born in Washingon DC, grew up in Annadale VA, High School at Jefferson High in Alexandria VA, graduated the College of WIlliam & Mary in WIlliamsburg VA  Was a distance runner all through High School, 4:45 PR for a Mile, 10:30 PR for 2 Mile and 16:28 for 5K.  Served as an Infantry Officer for 6 years, left the Army in 1995 as a Captain.  Real life set in, got a little chubby…started cycling because running just hurt too much anymore …

Cycling Career: Started cycling 4 years ago.  Rides I have completed: Intracoastal Waterway Century (4), Horrible Hundred (2), Boys & Girls Club/Salute to Freedom Century (2), Tour de Cure Century (2), Sante Fe Century (1), Flagler Rotary Century (1).  MS 150 (Orlando 1.25, first one I got some kind of stomach flu the night before, still started, made it 25 miles before I had to evac’ed for dehydration…second one (Bok Tower Gardens to Caribe Royale) went much better and Cycle to Shore St Augustine to Daytona (1).

Major Goals for 2010, Ride Across Florida (Sponsored by Spacecoast Freewheelers) 170 Miles (11 hour time limit) and the Six Gap century, plus at least 4 other centuries.

Machine:

immortal motobecaneCurrent Machine Spec’s: 2008 Motobecane Full Carbon Century Comp, Shimano 105 drivetrain/components, Fizik Carbon seat, FSA carbon seatpost, Mavik Ksyrium Elite Wheels, FSA Aluminum Handlebars, FSA carbon head tube.  Nice comfy carbon bike…. Dream Bike 2009 or 2010 Orbea Orca…hopefully coming soon.

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