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New section added to JSF: CYCLING. The new CYCLING section of JSF has been added, and is under development.

You knew it was only a matter of time… I’ve added an all-new “CYCLING” section to John Stone Fitness. The only surprising thing is that it took me this long! I put some serious thought into starting an entirely new cycling web site (as an adjunct to JSF, of course), but ultimately I decided that adding a CYCLING section to the existing JSF site was the way to go–at least for now. I feel this… [Read more]

Added Friday, July 11, 2014 by

Florida, so hot right now. Florida. I like to ride early in the morning, you know, before it gets hot. This was taken right after my ride on Tuesday, which ended at 9:30 AM.

I’ve lived in Florida since the summer of 1989, and while the heat has always been unpleasant, for some reason this summer it’s affecting me more than ever. I think that the main reason I’m so sick of the heat this year is simply because I’m spending so much time in it now. I’ve been more active in 2014 than I’ve ever been in my life, and the vast majority of that activity has been… [Read more]

Added Thursday, July 10, 2014 by

Very exciting Tour de France so far; Do not miss today’s stage. This is what's in store for Stage 5 today.

The 2014 Tour de France has been absolutely amazing so far this year. We’re only 4 Stages into the 21 Stage/3,664 kilometer race, and there’s already been an incredible amount of drama, action and exciting racing! Here are just a few of the more memorable moments so far. Spoilers below… – During the sprint finish of Stage 1, Mark Cavendish caused a crash that took him out of this year’s Tour with a shoulder injury…. [Read more]

Added Wednesday, July 9, 2014 by

Morning off to a rough start… Problem? /trollface

I woke up at 4:00 AM sharp this morning, and within the first 30 minutes I was smacked in the face with several computer/network issues. One of the problems was work-related, one was on my home network and one was with an electronic device. I just deleted a long “does anything work right these days” rant that didn’t serve any purpose other than to spew negativity. I don’t like to do that. Besides, it didn’t… [Read more]

Added Tuesday, July 8, 2014 by

My next big cycling challenge: it’s time to climb! Six Gap: 3,000 cyclists, 104 miles, 11,200 feet of vertical climbing.

In yesterday’s blog I briefly made mention that I have been mulling over the possibility of doing a very challenging upcoming ride. The ride that caught my eye is out of state, and is in late September. Unfortunately the Black Bear Rampage mountain bike race, which I did last year, is also in September. I simply can’t do both events, and so I had to make a choice. It wasn’t an easy decision. The Black… [Read more]

Added Monday, July 7, 2014 by

2014 maintenance progress report: week #16 EatSmart Precision Digital Bathroom Scale

Week #16 of my 2014 maintenance program is complete, and it’s time for my weekly progress report. Note that during my vacation ending June 15th I put on a little unwanted weight, so starting on June 16th I began a “mini-cut”. You can read more about all of this in my blog, “Post-vacation report: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly“. This mini-cut will continue until I get back down to my desired weight of… [Read more]

Added Sunday, July 6, 2014 by

Fun 4th of July; One of the many things I love about cycling. From my first of three rides yesterday. This was about halfway through my first ride, just before 7:00 AM.

I hope my fellow Americans had fantastic 4th of July celebrations! Me? I had a friggin’ blast! I did a total of three rides yesterday morning: a road ride with my friend William, a mountain bike ride with my friend Mike, and then a solo road ride because it was a beautiful morning and, well, I love riding! Upon completion of my three rides I summarily blew off the yard work I promised myself I… [Read more]

Added Saturday, July 5, 2014 by

Happy Independence Day; My plans for the 4th. Happy Birthday, America!

Quick blog this morning, as I’ve got quite a big day planned celebrating the the birth of our Nation! Right after I post this I’m going to kick the day off with a short and easy early morning road ride with my friend William. We’re going to keep it light, as we’ve got a fairly long group ride in the hills on Saturday morning. We’ll need our legs fresh for that one. Immediately after this… [Read more]

Added Friday, July 4, 2014 by

Stages Cycling Android app launches: thoughts and impressions. Any time you remove the Stages it's a good idea to Zero it out. This can be done with your Garmin, or the free Stages app (shown).

Stages Cycling power meter owners who use iOS mobile devices have had a Stages app available in the iTunes app store (link) for quite some time now. This app is actually critically important, as it is the only way end-users can perform their own Stages power meter firmware upgrades. After an agonizingly lengthy development period, Stages Cycling has finally released an Android app for use with their power meters (link). This was welcome news for… [Read more]

Added Thursday, July 3, 2014 by

Halfway to my mini-cut goal, feeling good.

I’m very pleased with how my post-vacation “mini-cut” is coming along so far. I’ve not cut my calories too drastically, as I want to maintain my power and energy levels as much as possible. I’ve also not altered or scaled back my cycling training or intensity in the least bit (if you caught yesterday’s blog you already knew that), nor do I have plans to do so. I’ve felt a few hunger pangs between meals… [Read more]

Added Wednesday, July 2, 2014 by