Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - Welcome, guest user!


Just another average Tuesday pickup. I'll bet my garbage man hates me. Landscaping project in detail.

In yesterday’s blog I talked about some of the reasons for my extended absence from JSF this month. As I mentioned yesterday, one of the bigger projects I’ve been working on is a complete redesign of our landscaping. It seems like whenever I bring up my various landscaping projects (and that includes my herb, vegetable and pepper garden, the pond and so forth) many of you are interested in the details. Today I’ll provide a… [Read more]

Added Tuesday, July 28, 2015 by

on air mic I’m glad to be back; A few words of explanation…

In the nearly 13 year existence of JSF the only time I’ve taken a break longer than two weeks was when we moved in late 2007/early 2008. My last blog was posted July 3, 2015–more than three weeks ago. So, while not unprecedented, it was certainly a lengthy and unusual absence. As I stated in my July 3 blog, some of what’s been going on is personal stuff, some professional. I’m cool with talking publicly… [Read more]

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Out of office Signing off for a bit once again…

I know I’ve only been back for a couple weeks after my last unplanned absence, but I’m afraid going to have to hit the pause button once again. Professionally and personally (don’t worry–Lisa and I have never been better, that’s not the issue) I’m facing a number of difficult challenges right now. I launched JSF back in 2003, and over the 12+ years JSF has been in existence I’ve taken very few breaks from my… [Read more]

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ISM Breakaway: back view. ISM Breakaway saddle: 1 week report

I slapped the ISM Breakaway saddle on my bike one week ago, and I want to give an initial report. I knew going in that the unique design of the ISM saddle would require an adjustment period, and that there would be some soreness for a time. ISM recommends starting off with relatively short rides, and so that’s what I did: Wednesday, June 24: 25.2 miles Thursday, June 25: 30.4 miles Friday, June 26: 43.6… [Read more]

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This shot was taken on a metric century I did with my friend Paul (pictured). It was an incredibly hot June and, despite our early start, we roasted on this ride! My cycling month in review: June 2015

A new month is upon us and, as I always do at the beginning of a new month, this morning I’m going to review some of my cycling highlights, personal records and totals from the previous month. Between the unusually hot and humid weather, a busy work schedule, high amounts of stress and quite a few restless nights, June was a tough month, and fairly lackluster from a cycling accomplishment standpoint. That said, I kept… [Read more]

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Putting the bike in the stand and removing the bike from the stand takes less than a second. New Favorite Things item: Bike Hand 29er/700c Bike Stand

There are quite a few different types of bike storage solutions, and over the years I’ve used everything from floor stands to wall-mounted, multi-bike stands. Today I want to focus on what I believe is the best single-bike floor stand available: the Bike Hand 29er/700c Bike Stand (YC-109H). The design of this bike stand is incredibly simple, but it’s also very effective. I started using Bike Hand Bike Stands about a year ago, and they… [Read more]

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That's your sweet spot right there. Another quick one, cable guy is here.

Sorry folks, typing this quickly and it’s going to have to be short. Another crappy night of sleep last night, about 4 broken hours. Woke up this morning and was not in the mood to deal with the heat, so I took off for an early morning fasted interval ride. Felt pretty good, all things considered. Got back from my ride, and five minutes later the cable repair guy showed up. Our appointment was between… [Read more]

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Putting the bike in the stand and removing the bike from the stand takes less than a second. Bike Hand 29er/700c Bike Stand

Don’t be fooled by the simple design: this is the most effective and attractive single-bike floor stand I’ve ever used.

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