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Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - Welcome, guest user!

Yet another photo tour: my supplement and bike equipment shelves Third shelf: Orbit chewing gum, Clif bars, GU Chomps, GU energy gels, Hammer gel flasks, various memory cards, K-Edge Garmin Computer Mount, old Tic-Tac box used for SaltStick capsults, Garmin Edge 810, Garmin Edge 500, SanDisk Sansa Clip Zip, MEElectronics Sport-Fi M6 Noise Isolating In-Ear Headphones and various earbuds and foam inserts.

Over the past 11 years I’ve taken JSF members and visitors on virtual tours of everything from my Home Gym, my Bike Torture Chamber, my bike maintenance and repair shop, my backyard pond, my vegetable and herb garden, my home theater and even my pantry. Man, you sure are a bunch of nosy parkers. 😉 Today I’m going to add another article to that list: my supplement and bike equipment shelves, which are located in… [Read more]

Added Wednesday, November 5, 2014 by

HD aerial drone footage of the Seminole Cyclefest! The "A" group crossing the St. John's River, about 6.5 miles into the Seminole Cyclefest ride. I'm at the front of the double paceline, on the left.

After I posted yesterday’s blog (see “2014 Seminole Cyclefest: Ride Report“), some incredible HD drone footage of the ride was put online! Here’s a screen capture from the video. This was about 6.5 miles into the ride, as we were crossing the St. John’s River. In this shot I’m pulling at the front of the double paceline, on the left by the white line (click to enlarge):   In the video you’ll also see the… [Read more]

Added Tuesday, November 4, 2014 by

2014 Seminole Cyclefest: Ride Report The Seminole County Sheriff Motor Unit preparing for the ride.

Yesterday morning I attended the 5th annual Seminole Cyclefest, and it was a fantastic ride! This was my first year doing this ride and, overall, I came away very impressed. The Seminole Cyclefest honors Florida veterans who have served their country, overseas and at home. Charities supported this year include WIRED Athletes and Kids House. What makes this 60 mile/97 kilometer ride unique (a shorter 25 mile route is also available) is the rolling escort… [Read more]

Added Monday, November 3, 2014 by

2014 maintenance progress report: week #33 Myotape

Week #33 of my 2014 maintenance program is complete, and it’s time for my weekly progress report. Tools of the trade This is the exact equipment I use to track my progress every week   NOTE: My body fat, tape measurements and scale weight are all performed while fasted (first thing in the morning before eating or drinking). RAW DATA My scale weight this morning (as measured by the ) is 164.4 pounds. That’s a… [Read more]

Added Sunday, November 2, 2014 by

My cycling month in review: October 2014 Spotted a nice pumpkin display on my Halloween ride--perfect for my October 2014 bike photo of the month!

My cycling month in review: October 2014

Added Saturday, November 1, 2014 by

A simple tip for rattle-free riding! Step 1: Mark the valve stem where it emerges from the wheel.

As most of you know, I am very meticulous about bike maintenance. My attention to detail in this area ensure that my bikes run as smoothly, safely, reliably and quietly as possible. Bike noise is extremely distracting, and it will detract from the enjoyment of your ride and those stuck riding with you. No one wants to hear your bike clicking/popping/creaking with every pedal stroke for 4+ hours. Believe me, I know how tricky bike… [Read more]

Added Friday, October 31, 2014 by

Yesterday’s strength training workout… I loved these palms. :(

Yesterday’s strength training workout was a bit unorthodox: I had to remove two 30+ foot Queen Palms from my property. 🙁 Two of my prized mature Queen Palms contracted a dreadful disease known as Fusarium Decline (PDF format). There is no known preventative or cure for this disease: Infected palms die quickly, often within a few months of the initial symptoms. There is no cure once a palm is infected. No preventive fungicide treatments are… [Read more]

Added Thursday, October 30, 2014 by

Next up: The Seminole Cyclefest this Sunday! Image credit: Seminole Cyclefest.

Apart from being forced to miss the Six Gap Century ride (work-related), this year’s “Century Season” has been absolutely fantastic thus far! I’ve done a total of six 100+ mile rides over the past few months, and have been fortunate to enjoy excellent weather and very strong, safe groups. Next up on the century calendar is this Sunday’s ride, the Seminole Cyclefest. This ride is not a “real” century (at least in the sense that… [Read more]

Added Wednesday, October 29, 2014 by

Diagnosing mystery bike noises; Chainring photos: new vs old New crankset installed and ready to rock!

My replacement Ultegra crankset arrived yesterday, and I decided to go ahead and install it. I was sort of on the fence about installing the new crankset because, as it turns out, I don’t think the original crankset was quite at the end of its life. Maybe. I’ll get to that in a minute. Before I do, I’ll recap why I ordered the replacement crankset in the first place… Last week I was chasing down… [Read more]

Added Tuesday, October 28, 2014 by

2014 Horse Farm Hundred: ride report About to roll out at the 2014 Horse Farm Hundred.

Yesterday I rode the 2014 Horse Farm Hundred in Gainesville, Florida, and it was every bit as fun, challenging and scenic as I’d hoped it would be. The ride started and ended at Loften High School, with wheels rolling at 8:30 AM sharp. I left my house shortly after 5:30 AM, and made the two hour trip up to Gainesville with my friend William Cruz (thanks again for driving, William!) We arrived in plenty of… [Read more]

Added Monday, October 27, 2014 by