Saturday, November 28, 2015 - Welcome, guest user!


Fun Thanksgiving day; I’m well fueled for JHOP These chocolates are incredible!

Thanksgiving was a lot of fun! All the food turned out great, and everyone had a really good time. I didn’t over-eat, but I was definitely full when I went to bed. In fact, even a couple hours after dinner we were all still too full for dessert. I settled for a couple of delicious Ferrero dark chocolates, which are damn amazing:   Here are Lisa’s parents enjoying the dogs:   I’m well-fueled for JHOP… [Read more]

Added Friday, November 27, 2015 by

Thanksgiving day Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is definitely my favorite holiday. Getting together with family, cooking for everyone and just hanging out enjoying all the great stories–both old and new–is always a blast. Sometimes during the year I find myself grumbling and groaning about some extremely banal, trite stuff. I hate that I do that, I really do. First world problems, to be sure. Thanksgiving is a day when I step back and remind myself that over the next year… [Read more]

Added Thursday, November 26, 2015 by

The JHOP 100 Century Ride & Race is this Saturday! The 4th annual JHOP 100 - FAST!

This Saturday is the 4th annual JHOP (Junkins House Of Pain) 100 Century Ride & Race! Of all the century rides I’ve done this season, this is the one I’ve been looking forward to the most. This is the ride on which I will be making my first serious attempt to complete 100 miles in 4 hours or less (25+ MPH average). It’s going to be tough, but I’ve been feeling very good this week…. [Read more]

Added Wednesday, November 25, 2015 by

New recipe: Asian Salmon Asian Salmon

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a new recipe, and this morning I’ve got a really good one. I found a version of this recipe online a couple months back and, while very good, I thought it needed a little tweaking. Each time I’ve prepared this dish I’ve made some small changes, additions and tweaks. A couple nights ago Lisa and I each took a bite, looked at each other and smiled. I knew… [Read more]

Added Tuesday, November 24, 2015 by

Incredible riding weather this morning! It doesn't get much better than this.

We’re nearing the end of November, and a true Central Florida fall day is finally here! Man, it sure took long enough. As I type this (7:30 AM) it’s a wonderfully crisp 42°, and the sun is shining without a cloud in the sky. Today’s high will only reach 68°, and stiff winds from the north will help keep things feeling even cooler. This, my friends, is what I call perfect riding weather! I’ve cleared… [Read more]

Added Monday, November 23, 2015 by

Late 2015 maintenance progress report: Week #3 EatSmart Precision Digital Bathroom Scale

Week #3 of my late 2015 maintenance program is complete, and it’s time for my weekly progress report. METHODOLOGY: 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 the… [Read more]

Added Sunday, November 22, 2015 by

It’s oatmeal appreciation day! 60 pounds of oatmeal. Overkill? No way.

Well, I don’t know if there is actually an oatmeal appreciation day, but there should be. November 21st is as good a day as any. Lisa and I made another big Costco run a few weeks ago–October 31st, to be precise. We purchased all the usual stuff: chicken breasts, salmon, shrimp, tilapia, tuna, various household items, spices and so on… Oh, and oatmeal. Lots and lots of oatmeal:   60 pounds of oats may seem… [Read more]

Added Saturday, November 21, 2015 by

How many calories are burned cycling? burn_calories

My late 2015 cut ended nearly one month ago (on October 22, 2015), and I’ve been slowly raising my caloric intake over the past four weeks. I’ve been very cautious to not raise my calories too quickly, and, because of that, I’ve continued to lose weight over the past month. When my cut ended my scale weight was 162.4 pounds, and over the following three weeks I lost nearly 3 more pounds (my scale weight… [Read more]

Added Friday, November 20, 2015 by

Plasma fit almost there; Aerobars: J-bend vs S-bend Tony Martin uses aerobars with a race-oriented S-bend. Note the angle of his wrists.

After another round of fit adjustments in my bike work stand, I took my new Scott Plasma time trial bike for another ride yesterday morning. I think I’ve finally got the bike’s fit pretty well dialed in now. Slamming the stem a couple days ago made a massive difference: the lower bar position is much more comfortable for me, and it’s certainly more aero. I’ve also been messing around with the aerobar length adjustment quite… [Read more]

Added Thursday, November 19, 2015 by

It’s been a hot, but fun, century season so far! img_century-bike-ride

Century season is in full swing here in Central Florida! The record-breaking heat we’ve been experiencing has added an additional challenge to this year’s century season, but I’m still having a blast doing a bunch of long rides with my friends. Over the past six weekends I’ve done a total of five century rides. Actually, that’s not entirely accurate: the Sugar 8 Challenge was just 86 miles, but it sure felt like a century (it… [Read more]

Added Wednesday, November 18, 2015 by