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Some good guesses, but no one got it; New bike revealed!

In yesterday’s blog I wrote that I would be selling my trusty Trek Madone 5.9 Di2, and would be replacing it with a new aero road bike when it’s released in about 10 weeks time. I didn’t say which bike I was getting, and a bunch of you took some educated guesses here and on Facebook. The new Trek Madone, the Specialized Venge ViAS and the Pinarello Dogma F8 were some of the excellent, but… [Read more]

Added Friday, August 21, 2015 by

I am selling my 2013 Trek Madone 5.9 Di2 My Madone mounted on the Bike Hand. Clean, simple and effective design.

My main road steed for the past two years, the Trek Madone 5.9 Di2, will soon have a new owner. Towards the end of yesterday’s blog I wrote that I’ve joined a racing team, and will be doing Time Trial racing starting next season (January 2016). As much as I’d like to purchase a dedicated TT bike, financially that is simply not possible right now. Hopefully at some point in the near future I’ll be… [Read more]

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A few more thoughts about the cut I’ve been pondering…

In yesterday’s blog I wrote about the possibility of doing a very uncharacteristic (for me) late year cut. I’m not really worried about the holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas); if I do this cut, I will allow for a weekly splurge meal. As I wrote yesterday, I believe that my usual ultra-strict cutting style, while effective, is not ideal for someone like me who trains for several hours every day. This is especially true considering the intensity… [Read more]

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Mulling over a formal late year cut… Ugh, I can actually hear you getting fatter.

My 2015 maintenance program has been, frankly, a failure. After my highly successful 2015 cut, which I completed at 157 pounds and 4.3% body fat, I went a little nuts. I talked about some of the errors I made in a previous blog (see “2015 cut and beyond: mistakes were made…“), and I’ve yet to recover from them. It’s mid-August, a time when I’m typically maintaining racing weight, and I’m 16 pounds over my end-of-cut… [Read more]

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Specialized Power Pro Saddle: Final verdict Specialized Power Pro saddle, purchased from Orange Cycle.

I’ve made several posts about my initial experiences on the Specialized Power Pro saddle, but this morning I am ready to render my final verdict. My first impressions of the Power Pro (after 360 miles) were extremely positive, and I gave the saddle an preliminary rating of 8 out of 10. After logging 600 miles I made a followup post, and raised my rating to 8.5 out of 10. In that last blog entry, I… [Read more]

Added Monday, August 17, 2015 by

2015 maintenance progress report: Week #19 EatSmart Precision Digital Bathroom Scale

Week #19 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, August 16, 2015 by

Excellent century ride yesterday! A century ride with Chris and Sebastian. It was a beautiful morning! Christopher pulled for the first 20 miles--1 mile for each minute he was late.

I love century rides, but while we’re suffering through the dog days of summer I generally avoid them. A 75-80 mile ride, rolling early, is my preferred upper distance limit when we’re dealing with heat index temperatures of 100°+ (F); anything over that just becomes a painful grind towards the end of the ride. Apparently I and my buddies Sebastian and Christopher were all in the mood for a painful grind yesterday. 🙂 You may… [Read more]

Added Saturday, August 15, 2015 by

Hell Week is here… A bit overly-dramatic.

Most of you who have been visiting JSF for any length of time know that I’m a Network Administrator. Specifically, I run and manage my company’s core servers and network, but the bulk of my time is spent administering the servers and network equipment at various MDUs (Multiple Dwelling Units). These MDU networks provide broadband Internet services, mostly to college students who live in off-campus housing. Long-time readers of my blog know that this is… [Read more]

Added Friday, August 14, 2015 by

Transformation Spotlight: Jeff from Huntington Beach

It’s been a long time since I posted a JSF member transformation. Let’s fix that! A few days ago I was contacted by Jeff, who hails from Huntington Beach, California. Jeff’s 4-month transformation is a perfect example of just how much can be accomplished in a relatively short period of time. It takes hard work, consistency and dedication, of course, but the results are literally life-changing. Jeff included a few photographs and lots of good… [Read more]

Added Thursday, August 13, 2015 by

A very rare AtLarge 20% off sale! Ends tonight. AtLarge Nutrition

AtLarge Nutrition holds occasional sales, and the rarest of those sales is their 20% off every product sale! Today is that day, but you don’t have much time. Today only, until 10:00 PM EDT, you can save 20% on all of your favorite AtLarge products. There are no quantity restrictions, and the 20% discount applies to their entire line of high quality supplements. Here’s the skinny:   24 hour SALE! – www.atlargenutrition.com Code: 24save Save… [Read more]

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