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Ribs are hurting this morning; Twister! Bruised ribs are pretty painful.

That stupid little fall onto a rock at Santos on Saturday sure did a number on my ribs. The ribs just to the left of my left pectoral muscle are pretty bruised up. Breathing deeply and moving in certain ways is pretty painful. I don’t think the injury is quite as bad as the time I bruised my ribs at the Chuck Lennon trails, so that’s good. As annoying as the pain is, it’s almost… [Read more]

Added Tuesday, September 25, 2012 by

Excellent ride at Santos on Saturday (video)! Sport Bean break!

I drove up to the Santos mountain bike park on Saturday morning to meet with Mike Simmons, who was camping there with his family. We wound up doing about 18 miles: a nice blend of technical riding interspersed with a few fast and flowing trails where we were able to open up the throttle a bit. Mike said the rain came down on the trails hard Friday night, but thankfully on Saturday morning the trails… [Read more]

Added Monday, September 24, 2012 by

2012 maintenance weekly progress report: week #27 EatSmart Precision Digital Bathroom Scale

Week #27 of my 2012 maintenance program is complete, and it’s time for my weekly progress report. My scale weight this morning (as measured by the ) is 173.0 pounds. That’s a +0.4 pound change since last week’s weight of 172.6 pounds, and a 1.4 pound gain to my 2012 end-of-cut weight of 171.6 pounds. My 7-point body fat reading this morning (as measured by the is 6.6%. That’s a 0.0% body fat change since… [Read more]

Added Sunday, September 23, 2012 by

Heading to Santos this morning; Sunglasses always fogging up–solution? One of the many rocky sections at Santos (not my photo).

This morning I’m heading out to Santos MTB park and meeting up with my friend Mike, who is taking a long weekend to camp there. I think my friend Andrew and some of his riding crew will be there, too, and I’m sure we’ll run into some other riders we know. Can’t wait! No plans for the ride are set in, um… stone (see what I did there?), but I’m pretty sure we’re going to… [Read more]

Added Saturday, September 22, 2012 by

Yesterday’s weight training workout; Lower back pain? Try direct ab work. Ab rollouts make traditional crunches feel like angel kisses.

Instead of riding I decided to get a weight training workout in yesterday. Lately I’ve been doing very high intensity weight training workouts: moderate weights, medium to high reps (12-20 reps per set), short rest intervals (45-60 seconds between sets) and intensity techniques such as supersets, drop sets, giant sets and “down the rack” sets. I was in the mood to switch things up a bit for yesterday’s workout, so I went with very heavy… [Read more]

Added Friday, September 21, 2012 by

Mt. Dora urban nets 2 new KOMs; Mt. Dora MTB two years ago; Weekend plans. The birth of the Mt. Dora trail system: Mark Pettengill, Mike Simmons and Rich Dybdahl!

With all the rain we had on Tuesday, yesterday morning the humidity was so bad you could almost see the water in the air. You sure could feel the hot moisture in your lungs! The Mt. Dora trails sort of sit down in a hole; that, combined with the heavy tree canopy, really traps the hot, humid air down there. Mike and I decided for yesterday’s ride to do another urban assault ride, which would… [Read more]

Added Thursday, September 20, 2012 by

Rained out; Ramping up my bike training time; 100 mile MTB race? Yesterday's Mt. Dora group ride rained out. :(

Unfortunately the weather didn’t cooperate with us for yesterday’s planned group ride at Mt. Dora. The rain came down in sheets all morning long and through most of the afternoon, and the ride had to be cancelled. I’m sure it will be rescheduled, but I was really looking forward to the ride and was disappointed that it had to be called off. After the ride was cancelled, it was still raining and I needed to… [Read more]

Added Wednesday, September 19, 2012 by

Group ride: The big dogs are running tonight at Mt. Dora. Mmmmm, singletrack.

Last night on Facebook Mike Simmons shared his latest Strava ride at Mt. Dora, and that sparked an interesting discussion. Mike rode the Gravity Destroyer up/down and Florida Flow Loop segment with a solid time of 8m31, beating my time of 8m36s and taking the KOM back from me. Great ride, Mike! Local racing badass Donnie Harries commented on Mike’s ride, and eventually the conversation turned to wondering when Donnie was going to come down… [Read more]

Added Tuesday, September 18, 2012 by

Muddy 17 miles with Jim Beyer yesterday; Fat Tire and Red Hoptober beer. Me with my Fuel after 17 muddy miles at Wekiwa State Park.

Jim Beyer, who I rode with earlier this month along with Mike Simmons when we all did the Santos 42-mile “Epic” ride, shot me an email on Saturday asking if I wanted to do a 20 mile training ride on Sunday afternoon at a trail called Paisley Woods. I’d never been to Paisley, but I knew of the place. From what I understood the terrain at Paisley is similar to Wekiwa, but more rolling and… [Read more]

Added Monday, September 17, 2012 by

2012 maintenance weekly progress report: week #26 The FatTrack Pro Digital Body Fat Caliper

Week #26 of my 2012 maintenance program is complete, and it’s time for my weekly progress report. My scale weight this morning (as measured by the ) is 172.6 pounds. That’s a -1.4 pound change since last week’s weight of 174.0 pounds, and a 1.0 pound gain to my 2012 end-of-cut weight of 171.6 pounds. My 7-point body fat reading this morning (as measured by the is 6.6%. That’s a -0.6% body fat change since… [Read more]

Added Sunday, September 16, 2012 by