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Spring 2016 cut progress report: Week #5 EatSmart Precision Digital Bathroom Scale

Week #5 of my spring 2016 cut 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 most… [Read more]

Added Sunday, April 17, 2016 by

Excellent feedback on JSF Mobile app; Feature change, bug report. Just click "Load More Entries" to load the next 8 blog entries.

Thanks for all the great feedback on the new JSF Mobile app (see yesterday’s blog)! Almost 300 of you installed the app over the past 24 hours, and so far the feedback has been very positive. One change that I made in response to your feedback was to disable “Endless Scrolling”. This is the feature that automatically loads more blog entries as the user scrolls down the main page. The problem with Endless Scrolling is… [Read more]

Added Saturday, April 16, 2016 by

New JSF Mobile App launched! All done! Note the new JSF app icon at middle left. Of course you can put the app shortcut anywhere you like, but I like it on the home screen. ;)

Yesterday I made some more upgrades to the mobile functionality of JSF and the JSF Forums, and one of those upgrades is an all-new JSF Mobile app for Android and iOS smartphones! Right now the app is mostly the same as the existing mobile sites, but it’s full screen (no URL bar taking up space), runs like any other dedicated app and is launched from its own JSF app icon on your phone. The app… [Read more]

Added Friday, April 15, 2016 by

I love Amazon Same Day delivery; Free Prime trial. The Aukey Bluetooth earbuds are so inexpensive that I picked up a couple spare sets. The spares are still sitting in their boxes.

In yesterday’s blog I wrote about my experience with the economical Aukey Bluetooth earbuds, and how they compare to the expensive Jaybird X2 Bluetooth earbuds, which sell for about 10 times the price of the Aukeys. Because so many athletes who train with music read this blog, I was not surprised that there was quite a bit of feedback. Some people reported that they had similar experiences with the overpriced and unreliable Jaybird earbuds (I’ve… [Read more]

Added Thursday, April 14, 2016 by

Inexpensive Aukey earbuds are kicking the pricey Jaybird X2’s butt! These inexpensive Aukey Bluetooth earbuds are outperforming the pricey Jaybird X2s in every respect.

In a recent blog I wrote about how yet another pair of the relatively expensive Jaybird X2 Bluetooth earbuds died on me. That’s a total of five failures of the high-end “sweatproof” Jaybird earbuds in less than one year. On the recommendation of JSF member Derwinator, I recently picked up a pair of extremely inexpensive (I paid $20, but as of this writing they are selling on Amazon for less than 14 bucks!) Aukey Bluetooth… [Read more]

Added Wednesday, April 13, 2016 by

Mechanical question: 10-speed cassette on an 11-speed? I'd like to run an 11-28 10-speed cassette on my 11-speed Plasma. Possible?

I’ve not had any legitimate offers on my mostly brand new 2014 Madone (see My 2013 Madone is gone; Brand new 2014 Madone–for sale?). If I don’t hear anything by the end of the day I think I’m just going to keep it. I’ve got way too much else going on right now to worry about it. It’s a great bike, and will serve me well. I have one misgiving about keeping the Madone, and… [Read more]

Added Tuesday, April 12, 2016 by

Vegan pulled “pork” BBQ sandwiches Vegan pulled Jackfruit BBQ sandwich with coleslaw (the slaw is vegetarian, not vegan).

A few weeks ago I saw a recipe that uses Jackfruit to create an amazing vegan representation of pulled pork BBQ. Intrigued, I did some research, and found quite a few different recipes for Jackfruit-based BBQ sandwiches. The texture of Jackfruit, when prepared a certain way, is amazingly close to pulled pork. Last night Lisa and I decided to cook together, and try out these amazing looking sandwiches! Lisa tackled the homemade potato chips (potatoes,… [Read more]

Added Monday, April 11, 2016 by

Spring 2016 cut progress report: Week #4 EatSmart Precision Digital Bathroom Scale

Week #4 of my spring 2016 cut 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 most… [Read more]

Added Sunday, April 10, 2016 by

Another excellent vegan dinner, courtesy of Lisa! Sweet Potato Chickpea Buddha Bowl

Last night Lisa prepared another amazing meal for us: Sweet Potato Chickpea Buddha Bowl. This dish is 100% vegan (no animal products at all), and it was absolutely incredible! The simple tahini sauce (tahini, maple syrup and lemon) provides a surprisingly perfect sweet counter to the savory vegetables and crispy chickpeas. And what a fantastic array of veggies! The recipe calls for red onion, sweet potato, broccolini, and kale, and Lisa added spinach, cauliflower and… [Read more]

Added Saturday, April 9, 2016 by

My 2013 Madone is gone; Brand new 2014 Madone–for sale? My 2014 Trek Madone. Zero miles.

I have not got around to mentioning this in my blog, but my 2013 Trek Madone road bike is no more. A few months ago I began to have some bottom bracket issues, and my Trek rep offered to replace the entire frameset (frame & fork) under warranty. He extended this offer based purely on my emailed reports. I have a great relationship with my Trek rep, but I was rather surprised that Trek was… [Read more]

Added Friday, April 8, 2016 by