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Dogs have bonded; Rain ride while sick; AtLarge 20% off–ONE DAY SALE. My cute meter just exploded.

I think Sonny and Buckley read yesterday’s blog. Last night, for no apparent reason whatsoever, Buckley elected to sleep in his crate instead of the bed. Feeling bad for him, I coaxed him out of the crate and onto our bed. He seemed delighted, but then jumped down after a few seconds and returned to his cave. Added to that, Sonny decided to press up against Lisa on her side of the bed! I was… [Read more]

Added Wednesday, September 30, 2015 by

Feeling a little under the weather; Sleeping on the edge of the bed. I should just move to the floor. I'd be more comfortable.

I was feeling a little off last night, so I went to bed extra early, and turned my alarm off. I slept an extra 1.5 hours (until 6:00 AM!), and I think I needed it. This morning I’m feeling a little under the weather for some reason. Nothing too serious, just a little bit weak and stuffy. I did a recovery ride yesterday, and this morning I think I’m going to go easy again just… [Read more]

Added Tuesday, September 29, 2015 by

Two cut data comparison: now this is just getting weird!

Starting my current cut at the exact same weight as my January 2015 cut was an interesting coincidence. My starting body fat percentages were slightly different, however: 11.5% in January vs 11.0% in September. The lean mass difference could be water weight, muscle or just margin of error on the calipers. Regardless, it’s less than a pound of lean mass, and barely worth mentioning. Also unusual, after the first week of each cut I was… [Read more]

Added Monday, September 28, 2015 by

Fall 2015 cut progress report: Week #3 EatSmart Precision Digital Bathroom Scale

Week #3 of my Fall 2015 cut 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, September 27, 2015 by

Solid ride yesterday; Good luck Six Gap riders; More dog video. September 25, 2015. Another excellent Friday morning ride with Sebastian!

Yesterday I did a 50 mile ride, and my friend Sebastian joined me for about half the ride. Sebastian is always a blast to ride with–fast, positive and basically just an all-around good dude. I was feeling pretty strong on the bike yesterday and, as much fun as I had, I found myself lamenting the fact that I was not in Georgia for Six Gap (it’s tomorrow). I don’t feel like I’m peaking right now,… [Read more]

Added Saturday, September 26, 2015 by

Scale weight over the past week; Video of the dogs playing

Even though my diet has been 100% clean and to plan, my weight has slowly rebounded over the past few days from my abnormally low Sunday weight. You may recall that I was very depleted on Sunday from Saturday’s tough ride, and my scale weight reflected that. On Monday I was only up 0.4 pounds from Sunday’s weight, which I thought was a little unusual (I was expecting at least a full pound as I… [Read more]

Added Friday, September 25, 2015 by

Tales from the trenches: The Alpha Wars. Buckley stories and photos onny having a good chew as Buckley looks at me with those big, golden eyes of his.

A brief break from fitness and cycling this morning. Today’s blog is going to the dogs. 🙂 On Monday’s I wrote about Buckley, the dog we decided to adopt after Lisa rescued him from heavy traffic (see “Introducing the newest member of JSF: Buckley“). Over the past few days Buckley has settled in nicely, and his personality is starting to emerge. Buckley is only 9 or 10 months old, and is still very puppy-like in… [Read more]

Added Thursday, September 24, 2015 by

My pre-ride and post-ride inspection/maintenance routine Wiping down the chain and jockey wheels takes just a second, and will help prolong the life of your chain and other drivetrain components.

At the beginning of this month, I wrote an article discussing the reasons why I choose to do all of my own bike maintenance and repairs. In that same article I also talked about why regular maintenance is so important, both from a safety and performance standpoint. If you missed it, you can check out the blog here. JSF member “iloco” commented on that article, and asked if I could talk a bit about my… [Read more]

Added Wednesday, September 23, 2015 by

Introducing the newest member of JSF: Buckley Buckley doesn't know "stay" quite as well as Sonny yet, but he's learning!

Our dog Sonny, who we adopted in January (see “Introducing Sonny!“) is awesome. Over the past 9 months Sonny has brought Lisa and I more joy and happiness than I can describe. Just thinking about him brings a smile to my face. 🙂 Sonny is an American Staffordshire Terrier/Black Mouth Cur mix. To say that he’s merely energetic is like saying the Universe is somewhat large. I’ve managed to tire him out a handful of… [Read more]

Added Tuesday, September 22, 2015 by

Second splurge of this cut, second surprise

Last Monday I wrote about the so-called “splurge” snack I consumed the day prior (movie theater popcorn). The snack was noteworthy because it was the first time over the past 14 years that I’ve had anything off my strict diet while cutting. If you want to know how it affected me, go give that blog a quick read. Yesterday–in the name of science, of course–I decided to have my optional weekly splurge. Exact same food… [Read more]

Added Monday, September 21, 2015 by