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Tea drinkers: simple solution for draining hot tea bags. Tea Bag Buddy: simple, yet genius!

Now that I’m a boring old teetotaler, I find myself very much looking forward to my two cups of hot tea each day. Every afternoon I have a cup of , which is now my favorite tea ever, and in the evenings before bed I have a cup of delicious . For someone who has never been a big fan of hot tea, I’m surprised by how much I am enjoying this healthy twice-daily ritual…. [Read more]

Added Tuesday, March 11, 2014 by

I beat the spring time change this year. Circa 1918. All Hoes on deck.

While I love the extra hour of daylight ushered in by daylight savings time, my rants against the spring time change are infamous ’round these here parts. I’ll spare everyone my (nearly) yearly diatribe, as my feelings on the time change are well-established. Quickly, though, for those who may not be aware, I am 100% against the time change. I feel DST should be in effect year-round. The twice-yearly time changes are highly disruptive, antiquated… [Read more]

Added Monday, March 10, 2014 by

2014 cut weekly progress report: week #8 The FatTrack Pro Digital Body Fat Caliper

Week #8 of my 2014 cutting program is complete, and it’s time for my weekly progress report. For much more information on how I’m going about this cut, please check out this blog. You can find my complete food logs for this cut on MyFitnessPal. 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 )… [Read more]

Added Sunday, March 9, 2014 by

The importance of regular bike inspections; Garmin $100 rebate! I directly ran ran over a broken beer bottle neck on Wednesday's ride. This sidewall cut was the result.

While on Wednesday’s 109 kilometer (67 mile) group ride, I struck a broken beer bottle straight on. After I hit the bottle, I tensed up waiting for the dreaded hiss, but it never came. Whew. On Thursday I rode the trainer, and yesterday I did a fairly short 72 kilometer (44.4 mile) ride with a few friends. I did an inspection of my bike before yesterday’s ride–as I always do–but it was a quick inspection… [Read more]

Added Saturday, March 8, 2014 by

2014 cut: full weight training report. Bulking in 2008. Good times.

Yesterday JSF member “DFS” asked how my lifts have gone over the past 8 weeks of cutting, and I wanted to address that excellent question in this morning’s blog. This year’s cut was very different from any previous cut I’ve done. In the past I’ve always utilized various “bodybuilder” style weight training programs, which typically consist of 3-5 day training splits and a mix of compound and isolation exercises. For those who may not be… [Read more]

Added Friday, March 7, 2014 by

2014 cutting goal reached! 2014 cut: goal reached!

When I started my 2014 cutting program 53 days ago, my scale weight was 185.4 pounds and my body fat percentage was 12.3%. Yesterday I posted that I only had one pound to go before I reached my 2014 cut goal of 160 pounds. I knew with almost all certainty that I’d reach my goal by Sunday, but I didn’t expect to reach it the very next day. This is what I saw when I… [Read more]

Added Thursday, March 6, 2014 by

One pound to go; Big month of cycling ahead.

My scale weight this morning was 161.0 pounds, which means just one pound stands between me and my goal of 160 pounds! My body fat is just below 7%, and I suspect I’ll be closer to 6% by the time I wrap this one up. On yesterday’s ride I felt great. I was flying up hills with noticeably less effort than usual, and that left me feeling much fresher as I attacked the flats. A… [Read more]

Added Wednesday, March 5, 2014 by

New progress photos; A few words about alcohol, and some changes. March 2, 2014. 7% body fat here, quad separation coming in nicely at this body fat percentage. A cyclist tan (quads, fingerless gloves, RoadID wrist band) are part of the deal when you're putting in the big miles under the Florida sun!

It’s hard to believe that my 2014 cut is nearly over–the past eight weeks have flown by in a flash. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed this year’s cut, and part of me is actually sad that it’s ending soon. Well, sort of ending soon. More on that below the photos. As of yesterday morning my scale weight was 161.2 pounds–just 1.2 pounds away from my goal weight of 160 pounds. My indicates that my body fat percentage… [Read more]

Added Tuesday, March 4, 2014 by

I rode 252 KMs this weekend: how did the Garmin Edge 810 do? This was from Saturday morning's 170 kilometer WMBC XFL Training Ride #2. The fog took a long time to burn off. It was around 11:00 AM before we saw the sun.

After my original Garmin Edge 810 failed spectacularly (see “Stormy group ride yesterday; Garmin Edge 810: First ride report“), that unit was quickly returned to Amazon for a replacement. So, how has the replacement Edge 810 fared? Was the original unit simply defective, or is the Edge 810 a flawed product? I’ll cut to the chase, and then circle back to provide more detail: the replacement has performed absolutely flawlessly in every respect. I’ve put… [Read more]

Added Monday, March 3, 2014 by

2014 cut weekly progress report: week #7 EatSmart Precision Digital Bathroom Scale

Week #7 of my 2014 cutting program is complete, and it’s time for my weekly progress report. For much more information on how I’m going about this cut, please check out this blog. You can find my complete food logs for this cut on MyFitnessPal. 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 )… [Read more]

Added Sunday, March 2, 2014 by