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Sonny made me run, and I hated it; Beautiful sunset. Sunset at my home, April 29, 2015.

I don’t have anything in mind for a focused blog morning, so whatever I manage to spew out below will likely be a mishmash of random thoughts. Actually, I’ve got a story… On Monday afternoon I had a meeting here at my house with a potential JSF sponsor (cycling-related, stay tuned). After the meeting I walked outside with the gentleman, and we stood by his car chatting for a few minutes. While we were talking,… [Read more]

Added Thursday, April 30, 2015 by

Clearing up the Zwift/Strava timestamp confusion (with solution) Clearly the new island was constructed by cycling aliens.

As you may already know, I’m a big fan of the relatively new (currently in beta) massive multiplayer indoor cycling software known as Zwift. In fact, Zwift inspired me to make some fairly drastic changes to the indoor cycling training section of my home gym (see “Bike Torture Chamber v2.0!”). Zwift recently launched a brand new course, and I like it quite a lot. The new course is called “Watopia”, and at 5.6 miles (9… [Read more]

Added Wednesday, April 29, 2015 by

Another reason I love Di2: Remote electronic shifting Shimano Ultegra Di2 Remote TT shifter installed on my Profile Design T3+ aerobars.

I recently added a set of aero bars to my main road bike (see, “Time Trial racing; Added areo bars to my road bike: initial thoughts.“), and to say that I love them would be a massive understatement. Yeah, a couple of my friends, citing The Rules, have given me a little shit for rocking the clip-ons, but I don’t care. While I’ll be the first to admit that there’s some sage advice in Velominati’s… [Read more]

Added Tuesday, April 28, 2015 by

Picking up where we left off: Forum update; Diet and Training. Hector pointing out a hazard as we ripped through the Little Pyrenees.

Hello faithful JSF readers! Thanks for allowing me last week to focus on the new forum software. I was able to get a lot of work done on the new forums, and I know Tim has been working hard on his side of the things (mainly some 99th level database wizardry). So we’ve made some excellent progress over the past week, but we’re still not out of the woods yet. There are still some pretty… [Read more]

Added Monday, April 27, 2015 by

Taking this week off from blogging; New JSF Forum work continues.

I apologize for the short notice, but I’ve decided that I need to take this week off from blogging so that I may focus my time and energy on other tasks. Even though I won’t be writing daily blogs this week, when I’m not involved with my day job I’ll be working behind the scenes to get the all-new JSF Forums ready to launch (see Possible new JSF Forum software coming… and BTC v2.0 feedback;… [Read more]

Added Monday, April 20, 2015 by

2015 maintenance progress report: Week #2 EatSmart Precision Digital Bathroom Scale

Week #2 of my 2015 maintenance program is complete, and it’s time for my weekly progress report. 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). All measurements are taken “cold” (no pump), and flexed. A 7-point or 9-point body fat caliper pinch test is… [Read more]

Added Sunday, April 19, 2015 by

BTC v2.0 feedback; JSF Forums – a few more thoughts.

I was in bed by 9:00 last night, but for some reason I slept until almost 6:00 this morning. That almost never happens. Normally I’m on my second cup of coffee by 4:45 AM. I guess I needed the extra sleep, but rising so late has put me a little behind this morning. I want to thank everyone for the great feedback on v2.0 of my Bike Torture Chamber! When I revised my BTC I… [Read more]

Added Saturday, April 18, 2015 by

Possible new JSF Forum software coming… The John Stone Fitness Forums will not look like this much longer.

The software used to run the JSF Forums (vBulletin) has been in use since the forum opened back in early 2004. While the forum software has been upgraded numerous times over the years, I have elected to remain on an older major version of the software. The reason I’ve not moved the forums to vBulletin’s newest release is because, frankly, I don’t care for it. vBulletin is not the same company it was back in… [Read more]

Added Friday, April 17, 2015 by

Competitive Cyclist “Get Paid To Ride” promotion. Racking up the free credits!

EDIT: Regrettably, moments after publishing this blog I was informed that entry to this program is currently closed. I guess the response was huge. You can, however, sign up to be notified of future availability, and I recommend that you do! Competitive Cyclist‘s “Get Paid To Ride” promotion has been blowing up all over social media lately, but I know many of you want nothing to do with Facebook and the like. This is such… [Read more]

Added Thursday, April 16, 2015 by

Replacing worn brake hoods. That's better! Installation of the hoods is very easy and requires no tools.

I have put 29,000 kilometers (18,000 miles) on my 2013 Trek Madone Di2. As expected, over those nearly 30,000 kilometers I’ve replaced numerous wearable parts: chains, cassettes, tires, tubes, bottom bracket bearings, headset bearings, wheel bearings, pedals, saddle, brake cables/housing, bar tape… I’ve even had to replace the rear Di2 derailleur and crankset. Something I’ve never given much thought to are the brake hoods. Recently, however, they refused to stay put. The hoods would not… [Read more]

Added Tuesday, April 14, 2015 by