Dan Catlin

Franklin, IN

middledavids.com

Age: 45

In terms of cycling:

  • 4200 miles over the past year, mostly on a 2002 Trek 2200 Road Bike with various "Frankenbike" additions (Chris King Headset, Deore MTB rear derailleur since I couldn't find a long cage to replace my broken Ultegra after a crash, etc...) Favorite rides last year were the RAIN and Hilly Hundred, looking forward to them both again this year as well as working on some longer Randonneur rides.

  • My second favorite ride is an old KHS Hybrid with a Trail-a-bike that my 8 year old daughter loves to ride and sing. (She's a master of most of Queen's repertoire as well as Train and a number of others...) We got in about 800 miles together last year and are looking for a used tandem this year as she's outgrowing the trailer rig.

  • As of 2012, my two older daughters (16 & 15) are budding roadies, with us having put everything we could find on CraigsList and visited Mr. Amex to get them each a Specialized Dolce. Family rides are now set to get interesting!

In life, I'm a 44 year old former Rugby player who still carries about 235 pounds and should be 220. Maybe this season I'll get there. My wife and I own a small business (Candle Manufacturer) and work way too many hours, but at least it's ours. We're hosting a weekly CIBA (Central Indiana Bicycling Association) ride this year that starts/ends at our shop where we have bathroom/mechanic stand/pump/tools, etc.

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