LATEST BLOG ENTRIESLoving these new earbuds, review Monday
The new earbuds I’ve been using are awesome! These things are a huge improvement over the MEElectronic Sport-Fi M6 earbuds in every respect (see “This is a first: I’m removing an item from my Favorite Things list“). I was going to review the new earbuds this morning, but I want to get a couple more days of hard riding in and perform a few more tests before I give my thoughts. Look for the review… [Read more]
Added Saturday, August 29, 2015 by John Stone
Overslept (alarm fail), feeling a little better
My alarm failed to sound this morning, and I slept until 5:30 AM. I’m not sure why my phone’s alarm didn’t go off, as it was set properly. I hope it’s a one-off, as I need to be able to rely on the alarm. The funny thing is I was actually dreaming that my alarm didn’t go off! In my dream I slept until 11:00 AM, and I felt like I’d wasted the entire day…. [Read more]
Added Friday, August 28, 2015 by John Stone
I am feeling a little under the weather…
Not too long after Tuesday’s aggressive ride with a couple of friends I started feeling a little tired and weak. I went to bed extra early that night, but all day yesterday that tired/weak feeling persisted, and I noticed a touch of chest congestion as well. There’s been some stuff going around, and it looks like I may have picked up cold or whatever. I went fairly easy on yesterday’s short 20 mile ride, with… [Read more]
Added Thursday, August 27, 2015 by John Stone
A positive cyclist/motorist story!
I had a fantastic ride yesterday morning with my friends Sebastian and Christopher. I can always count on a fast, fun and challenging ride when I get to roll with those two crazy dudes. School started back up on Monday, and the traffic, for most of the ride, was extremely heavy. We definitely experienced some close passes, a horn or two and the usual sense that we were not welcome on the roads. One notable… [Read more]
Added Wednesday, August 26, 2015 by John Stone
This is a first: I’m removing an item from my “Favorite Things” list
Relatively speaking, I don’t add much stuff to my Favorite Things page. I’ve been maintaining that list for almost a decade, and there are only a couple of dozen items on it. The reason it’s a short list is simple: I only add products that A) I think are awesome, and B) I think JSF members and visitors will find useful. Because the products I add to my Favorite Things page are well-vetted before they… [Read more]
Added Tuesday, August 25, 2015 by John Stone
Is it fall yet?
When I stepped outside for my rides early on Saturday and Sunday mornings, my Sunglasses fogged up instantly and I felt as if I’d just walked into a sauna. The heat and humidity this summer have been off the charts here in Central Florida. Those who have lived here for at least a few years are accustomed to steaming hot summers, but this year has been about the worst I can recall since I moved… [Read more]
Added Monday, August 24, 2015 by John Stone
2015 maintenance progress report: Week #20
Week #20 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 23, 2015 by John Stone
Hell week wasn’t nearly as bad as usual!
Late last week I wrote about “hell week”, which is the couple of weeks during which college students are moving into their off-campus apartments. My company provides broadband Internet services primarily to students who live in off-campus housing, so the large simultaneous influx of new residents is typically an extraordinarily busy time of the year for me (I’m the senior network administrator). After more than a decade in my current position, I pretty much know… [Read more]
Added Saturday, August 22, 2015 by John Stone
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 John Stone
I am selling my 2013 Trek Madone 5.9 Di2
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]