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Old 10-18-08, 03:35 PM   #1
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Hey Foo! I am in Atlanta! I arrived this afternoon around 1:30 and immediately went for a bike ride - before even checking into my hotel (mostly because I couldn't check in before 4)...

So... I put in a quick 50 miles on the Silver Comet Rail Trail - and boy - I don't remember that thing being uphill and into the wind both ways when I lived here. Yikes it was windy today...

I'm riding tomorrow morning with some of the Georgia Tech cyclists (my alma mater), but I'll be looking for rides all week. Any foosters interested? I'd love to do some scenic riding north of Atlanta.

Yay for being off of work for a week and visiting a place that has lots of memories for me.
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enjoy!

just outta curiosity, how many freakin' miles per month do you put in to get those uber calves? And are there weights involved? or just riding?
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just outta curiosity, how many freakin' miles per month do you put in to get those uber calves? And are there weights involved? or just riding?
Well, I don't use a computer anymore, really, so it's just a guess. During the summer, I probably do 4-500 per week and have an occasional 6-700 mile week, and during the winter, I try to keep it over 200.

No weights. I do pick up running in the winter - maybe 25 miles/week to try to compensate somewhat for the loss of 2-300 miles. Hah..
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Well, I don't use a computer anymore, really, so it's just a guess. During the summer, I probably do 4-500 per week and have an occasional 6-700 mile week, and during the winter, I try to keep it over 200.

No weights. I do pick up running in the winter - maybe 25 miles/week to try to compensate somewhat for the loss of 2-300 miles. Hah..
Wow ... I guess that'll do it (along with natural born muscularity). So, you must be averaging over 300 miles/week year round = 15,000 miles/year? Running would have been my second guess (after weights) - really cuts up your legs...

I'm inspired to try and keep commuting by bike this winter...I always wuss out in NY between Nov and Feb. And get back into the running as well. If you're doing it in the NE I have no excuse.

I can build up size no problem but I've always carried too much bodyfat, even when I got thinner. For me to have anywhere near the cuts and vascularity your pics show, I had to get really underweight. I'm just a big goon.

In any case, your results speak for themselves. Now I'm jealous in addition being hateful
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You have to learn to enjoy going to bed a little hungry. Once you're where you want to be, you can do whatever the hell you want. But, to get there requires learning to make friends with "hunger" and get used to it.

Nov to Feb DOES suck, but you just have to have the right gear. I bought battery-powered heated gloves for this year. We'll see if that makes <30 degree riding tolerable. Hah!
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You have to learn to enjoy going to bed a little hungry. Once you're where you want to be, you can do whatever the hell you want. But, to get there requires learning to make friends with "hunger" and get used to it.

Nov to Feb DOES suck, but you just have to have the right gear. I bought battery-powered heated gloves for this year. We'll see if that makes <30 degree riding tolerable. Hah!
This is true (on both counts). Both are very hard for me (and for most people, I guess). Kudos to you for toughing it out!

I'm gonna keep trying...I got most winter gear I need, bits and pieces here and there over last few years....I just need good riding gloves now. But I have some halfway decent ones, certainly good enough for my 7 mile commute.

On that note, enjoy the GA heat!
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Hah, it's about as cold here as it is in philly right now. It's only going to 66 with 45 at the start. Brrrrr...
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