LATEST BLOG ENTRIESKiller deal on Clif Bars.
In general I don’t require much in the way of solid food on my rides. I seem to perform better when my intra-ride nutritional intake consists of energy gels (GU Chocolate Outrage has been my preferred choice for a few years now), Gatorade on long/hot rides and additional electrolytes from inexpensive and very effective Salt Stick capsules. If I’m doing a medium to long ride (65-100+ miles), I always take a Clif bar with me… [Read more]
Added Monday, August 3, 2015 by John Stone
2015 maintenance progress report: Week #17
Week #17 of my 2015 maintenance program is complete, and it’s time for my weekly progress report. NOTE: I was on hiatus weeks 13-16, so when you see “last week” that actually refers to June 28th. METHODS AND MINUTIA: A few words about my body fat test, scale weight and soft tape measurements My body fat, tape measurements and scale weight are all performed while fasted (first thing in the morning before eating or drinking)…. [Read more]
Added Sunday, August 2, 2015 by John Stone
My cycling month in review: July 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. July was quite a noteworthy month for me. All sorts of demanding and stressful personal and professional issues pulled me in different directions. Rather than let those things become excuses to let my training slide, I used them… [Read more]
Added Saturday, August 1, 2015 by John Stone
A few thoughts on earbuds while cycling…
A recent thread on the JSF forums asked about earbud use while cycling. I replied (duplicated below) with my thoughts, but I am curious to know how other cyclists feel about their use. Feel free to comment here or on the forums. I believe that only two states (Florida and Rhode Island) completely prohibit the use of earbuds while cycling on public roads. Three states (California, Delaware and Maryland) allow the use of earbuds use… [Read more]
Added Friday, July 31, 2015 by John Stone
Saw a Black Bear on yesterday's road ride!
Yesterday morning as I was nearing the end of my 50 mile ride, a black bear ran across the road in front of me–in my own subdivision! After turning into my subdivision I was riding along when I spotted an animal moving up ahead on the right-hand side of the road. I figured it was a dog and–depending its demeanor–was prepared to stop or sprint, but as I drew a little closer to the animal… [Read more]
Added Thursday, July 30, 2015 by John Stone
Grading my July diet…
My training deserves a solid “A” for the month of July, but my diet over the past month has been borderline shameful. While I didn’t keep careful records of my diet during July, I think I can safely say that I averaged about 3 splurge dinners per week, and those splurges included beer. I rate my diet a pathetic D-. Because my activity level was so high (40-50+ miles per day, followed immediately by 4+… [Read more]
Added Wednesday, July 29, 2015 by John Stone
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 John Stone
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NEW ON JSF!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.
Added Tuesday, June 30, 2015 by John Stone Filed under John's Favorite Things!
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Added Wednesday, May 27, 2015 by John Stone
New content added!
My 2015 Photo gallery has been updated with a new photo.
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Tilapia with Tomato, Scallions and Garlic
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