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I loved these palms. :( Yesterday’s strength training workout…

Yesterday’s strength training workout was a bit unorthodox: I had to remove two 30+ foot Queen Palms from my property. Two of my prized mature Queen Palms contracted a dreadful disease known as Fusarium Decline (PDF format). There is no known preventative or cure for this disease: Infected palms die quickly, often within a few months of the initial symptoms. There is no cure once a palm is infected. No preventive fungicide treatments are recommended…. [Read more]

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Image credit: Seminole Cyclefest. Next up: The Seminole Cyclefest this Sunday!

Apart from being forced to miss the Six Gap Century ride (work-related), this year’s “Century Season” has been absolutely fantastic thus far! I’ve done a total of six 100+ mile rides over the past few months, and have been fortunate to enjoy excellent weather and very strong, safe groups. Next up on the century calendar is this Sunday’s ride, the Seminole Cyclefest. This ride is not a “real” century (at least in the sense that… [Read more]

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New crankset installed and ready to rock! Diagnosing mystery bike noises; Chainring photos: new vs old

My replacement Ultegra crankset arrived yesterday, and I decided to go ahead and install it. I was sort of on the fence about installing the new crankset because, as it turns out, I don’t think the original crankset was quite at the end of its life. Maybe. I’ll get to that in a minute. Before I do, I’ll recap why I ordered the replacement crankset in the first place… Last week I was chasing down… [Read more]

Added Tuesday, October 28, 2014 by

2014 Horse Farm Hundred: Ready to roll on a crisp fall morning. 2014 Horse Farm Hundred: ride report

Yesterday I rode the 2014 Horse Farm Hundred in Gainesville, Florida, and it was every bit as fun, challenging and scenic as I’d hoped it would be. The ride started and ended at Loften High School, with wheels rolling at 8:30 AM sharp. I left my house shortly after 5:30 AM, and made the two hour trip up to Gainesville with my friend William Cruz (thanks again for driving, William!) We arrived in plenty of… [Read more]

Added Monday, October 27, 2014 by

The FatTrack Pro Digital Body Fat Caliper 2014 maintenance progress report: week #32

Week #32 of my 2014 maintenance program is complete, and it’s time for my weekly progress report. Tools of the trade This is the exact equipment I use to track my progress every week   NOTE: My body fat, tape measurements and scale weight are all performed while fasted (first thing in the morning before eating or drinking). RAW DATA My scale weight this morning (as measured by the ) is 164.0 pounds. That’s a… [Read more]

Added Sunday, October 26, 2014 by

The inside of my noisy Zipp 188 hub. Mystery noise found: Zipp 188 hub

In yesterday’s blog I mentioned some drivetrain noise I’ve been trying to pin down. I figured it out yesterday, and it turns out the noise was coming from my rear hub (the freehub). No big deal, right? Just overhaul the hub and problem solved. Well, turns out the guy who sold me these wheels had stripped out the little 2mm clinch nut set bolt. I finally got the bolt out this morning, but it was… [Read more]

Added Saturday, October 25, 2014 by

Time to replace my chain. I got 2,700 miles (4,350 kilometers) out of this one. In depth: When to replace your bike’s chain

I recently wrote an article that discussed chain wear, and the life expectancy of a chain (see “How many miles will a road bike’s chain and cassette last?“) I received quite a few questions in response to that article, and so this morning I want to follow up with even more information on this controversial topic. Wait, controversial? Yeppers. One might assume there would be very little debate surrounding a (ostensibly) simple question such as,… [Read more]

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Preparing the Ultimate Recovery Smoothie! Ultimate Recovery Smoothie

After a hard ride, this healthy smoothie tastes great and gives my body the recovery nutrients it needs.

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My 2014 Photo gallery has been updated with a new photo.

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Updated Content! New content added!

My 2014 Photo gallery has been updated with two new photos.

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Spicy Lime Tilapia with Baby Spinach, Asparagus and Scallions Spicy Lime Tilapia with Baby Spinach, Asparagus and Scallions

This low-calorie and extremely healthy spicy Tilapia dish is loaded with great flavor and is a snap to prepare!

Added Saturday, January 18, 2014 by

MEElectronics Sport-Fi M6 Noise-Isolating In-Ear Headphones with Memory Wire (Black) MEElectronics Sport-Fi M6 Earbuds

Great sounding, comfortable and perfect for use while exercising, these earbuds stay put and won’t break the bank.

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