LATEST BLOG ENTRIES2014 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 RAW DATA My scale weight this morning (as measured by the ) is 164.0 pounds. That’s a -0.0 pound change since last week’s weight of 164.0 pounds, and a +5.6 pound change from my 2014 maintenance starting weight of 158.4… [Read more]
Added Sunday, October 26, 2014 by John Stone
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 John Stone
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]
Added Friday, October 24, 2014 by John Stone
The Rules and cycling culture: healthy, or elitism?
In yesterday’s blog, “Why most roadies opt for bottles over wearable hydration units“, one of the comments I specifically addressed came from JSF member “akm3″ (Allen!), and Allen’s follow-up comments brought up some interesting questions: Note that the “Rules” mentioned below are the Velominati Rules “OK you make good points about Rule #32 (Humps are for camels: no hydration packs), but what about rules: #3 (no matter how good your reason for knowingly breaching The… [Read more]
Added Thursday, October 23, 2014 by John Stone
Why most roadies opt for bottles over wearable hydration units.
Yesterday’s blog sparked an interesting discussion about roadie hydration: specifically, wearable hydration units, such as the . I wrote that I would probably carry a third bottle of water in my jersey pocket on this weekend’s century ride so I would not have to make a SAG stop (I ran out of water with 20 miles to go on a recent century ride, and suffered for it). In response, JSF member “DFS” asked: “I guess… [Read more]
Added Wednesday, October 22, 2014 by John Stone
Century Season continues: Horse Farm Hundred on Sunday!
The Horse Farm Hundred is this Sunday, and I’m all registered and ready to ride: “A tour through the picturesque horse farms of northern Marion county. The century will start at 8:30 am at the Loften High School at 3000 East University Avenue. The Gainesville Police Department will lead out the pace vehicle, followed by hundreds of charging cyclists. Expect cohesive packs for the first 20 miles before the first of the hills take their… [Read more]
Added Tuesday, October 21, 2014 by John Stone
What an incredible weekend!
After picking up a cold late last week, I thought the entire weekend was going to be a bust. Thankfully I beat the snot (wheeeee, a pun for your Monday morning–no charge) out of that cold, and had a FANTASTIC weekend! I felt terrible on Friday morning, but I decided to go ahead with a planned social ride with my friend Mike. That was the right call, as I felt really good after the ride…. [Read more]
Added Monday, October 20, 2014 by John Stone
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