Hi, I'm drjones96. I'm not really a dr but I slept at a Holiday Inn Express last night
I'm not really new here. Hell, I'm in the top 10 in the total number of postings but I just thought I'd throw this out there in case you were interested.
Current Location: Fort Worth, TX USA
Bike: I ride a Cannondale CAAD4 frame with hand selected parts. I bought the bike brand new in 2001 and have modified it over time.
Frame: 2001 Cannondale CAAD4 60cm
Seatpost Binder: CODA (only other original part aside from frame)
Seatpost: Thomson Masterpiece
Saddle: Selle Itailia Flight
Fork: Easton EC90SL (Custom Painted)
Headset: Chris King 1 1/8 No Thread Set
Top Cap: Easton Compression Cap
Pedals: Look 396 (Upgrading soon)
Bottle Cages: RavX BetaX
Headset Spacers: Carbon
Bar: Easton EC90 OS Bar 42cm
Stem: Ritchey WCS 4-Axis 120mm
Bar Tabe: Douglas Faux Carbon Bar Tape
Barends: Stella Azzurra’s Carbon Bar Plugs
Brakes: Dura Ace 7800
Brake/Shift Levers: Dura Ace 7800
Front Derailleur: Dura Ace 7800 1 1/8 clamp
Rear Derailleur: Dura Ace 7800
Cassette: Dura Ace 7800 11-23
Chain: KMC X10SL
Cables and Housing: Dura Ace 7800
Crankset: FSA Superlight 175mm (Soon to be Zero Gravity Boxer)
Bottom Bracket: Dura Ace 7700 (Soon to be Zero Gravity Boxer)
Wheels: Rolf Vigor
Skewers: Rolf Skewers
Tires: Continental Grand Prix 3000 23mm (GP4000's next)
Tubes: Continental Race 700 Lite
Weight is just a tick over 17lbs. Not light but a solid build.
Ride: I'm really just a recreational rider. I do organized rides on the weekends when they come up and when they don't I still go out and ride 100K or more. I'm considering racing in the not so distant future though.
Home Town: For the first 24 years (I also count the college years in there) I lived in one house in Poplar Bluff, MO.
Education: I graduated with a BS degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla in 2002. While there I studied propulsion systems as a specialty. In my spare time I was the Team Leader for the Human Powered Vehicle team. This is where my passion for Road Cycling began. Prior to this I wasn't very interested in bikes at all accept in my youth when I rode BMX. I was also on the SAE Heavy Lift Team and was somewhat involved with the Formula SAE racecar.
Employment: Directly following graduation I began work at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics here in Fort Worth. I work on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter as an Installed Propulsion Performance Engineer. While in college I did an Intership at The Boeing Company in Wichita, KS.
Family: I've been married for 3 1/2 years. My wife and I have 2 beautiful girls (Edit
) and one boy; 8yrs, 2yrs and >1yrs respectively. And we're expecting another one in August. Our oldest is actually my wife's child from a previous marriage but I still claim her...especially on the tax forms
001: Me and my beautiful bride. The car was built by my Dad for a friend of the family. That was one of my hobbies growing up.
002: This is at the start of a Rally/Race in Cleburne, TX near my home. I'm the guy in the yellow USPS jersey near the middle.
003: This was at the end of the Hotter N' Hell 100. It was my first 100 mile ride. The funny part about this pic is that at mile 98 these random guys set up their own rest stop called the "Outlaw 98 Stop". They were handing out free Bud Lights to riders passing by. So naturally I took one and chugged it in the last few miles of the ride and stuck the can in my back pocket. As I approached the line I saw the event photographers there and I grabbed the can out of my pocket, turned it lable side out, and yelled "Woooo Hoooo"....LMAO
004: My Bike (the red one)
....after I swapped frames
005: This is a cartoon of my airplane taking off from our facility in Fort Worth. If you look closely you can see the building I work in
006: This is the 2002 HPV. We swept the East Coast competition with it. I designed this one myself. It's a 3 wheel design and has a full carbon epoxy composite fairing. We hit 43mph in the men's sprint event and 36mph in the women's! And then we went on to win the Endurance event on a crit-like course by 1.5 laps.
007: This is the SAE Heavy lift Plane with my design team. We won first place in the design portion of the event and finished 8th overall. We had a successful flight with a 14 lb load and then took off and flew with a 21 lb load but got DQ'd for overshooting the landing zone. Then took off with 18 lbs and had a failure with the throttle control resulting in a crash.
008: Me teaching our oldest how to ride a bike w/o training wheels at 6 yrs.
009: Family Dog Annie in her St. Patrick's Day uniform. She's half Shi Tzu and Half Palmeranian but she's 100% bitch.
010: This is my 2yr old. Mean as a snake, eats like a horse, loves to laugh, has way more energy than is required.
011: My new Baby boy. drjones96_jr Born 8/22/2006
012: My Kids
Aren't they cute?