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Forum: Touring
02-04-22, 07:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,666
Posted By kenmcchord

This looks awesome. I was just in the Keys, I...

This looks awesome. I was just in the Keys, I have a friend that lives in Big Pine Key. We didn't make it to Key West this time but I agree that the route looks pretty good for cycling. We live west...
01-23-22, 09:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 886
Posted By kenmcchord

Thanks for posting this. Getting back after some...

Thanks for posting this. Getting back after some time off the bike and I was looking for some organized events to join. This sure looks like a good one!
09-03-18, 05:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,992
Posted By kenmcchord

There's nothing wrong with the bike other than...

There's nothing wrong with the bike other than it's a 12 year+ old bike. The record components shift pretty well but there's no beating a brand new bike with ultegra components; it's like the new...
09-02-18, 09:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,992
Posted By kenmcchord

Used Litespeed on craigslist...

Howdy,
Been a member of this site for a long time, but haven't posted for quite a while. I had a Litespeed that I upgraded with record components back in 2012. After getting an S-Works I gave the...
Forum: Southeast
02-27-17, 01:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 924
Posted By kenmcchord

We're moving to FL soon, buying a new home in...

We're moving to FL soon, buying a new home in Champions Gate near Celebration. Glad to hear the roads are good to ride there, I am really looking forward to more riding in my life. Any...
Forum: Touring
01-20-16, 10:06 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 12,225
Posted By kenmcchord

Well it's been a while since I posted something...

Well it's been a while since I posted something here, and I thought I would jump in with a recent purchase. For years I was mainly a road "ride as fast as I can" bike guy, but with age (I'm 54 now)...
Forum: Touring
08-24-14, 06:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,536
Posted By kenmcchord

Wow, that was a great blog. The pictures are...

Wow, that was a great blog. The pictures are great and I love the videos too! Very nice job. I am contemplating a cross country trip myself once I retire (3 years) and it's nice to see these sort...
Forum: Touring
08-17-14, 05:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,119
Posted By kenmcchord

How fast were you going?

How fast were you going?
Forum: Touring
08-05-14, 09:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,119
Posted By kenmcchord

I would suggest checking out this blog. Alaska...

I would suggest checking out this blog. Alaska to Mexico (http://alaska-to-mexico.blogspot.com/)

A couple young men did a tour, as the web address says, from Alaska to Mexico. Good stories in...
Replies: 12
Views: 3,245
Posted By kenmcchord

Read your blog, and yes that will be a good...

Read your blog, and yes that will be a good before shot! Now to be serious, congrats on beginning this endeavour. Your workout schedule looks very good, albeit quite full. Have you started...
07-04-14, 09:18 AM
Replies: 3,217
Views: 1,525,652
Posted By kenmcchord

391165 Just bought this yesterday, brand new...

391165

Just bought this yesterday, brand new and I'm heading out to ride it right now. It's a 2013 Specialized Camber Expert Carbon Evo R29, my first foray into mountain biking. I was always a...
07-04-14, 08:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,875
Posted By kenmcchord

391139 Perhaps off topic but I just took the...

391139

Perhaps off topic but I just took the plunge yesterday and bought this bike. Been road biking for years and finally wanted to give this a try. Good topic here, I am apprehensive about...
07-08-13, 05:36 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 20,510
Posted By kenmcchord

Well it appears that I have to work that weekend...

Well it appears that I have to work that weekend now, much of my plans for the summer have been adjusted with some family issues. So unfortunately I won't be able to attend, as much as I'd like to...
03-31-13, 06:46 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 20,510
Posted By kenmcchord

Sorry, I've been away from the forum a bit...

Sorry, I've been away from the forum a bit lately, had another grandkid (a boy, his name is Declan) and I spent a few weeks in FL helping my mom get through a tough cardiac surgery. Anyhoo I saw the...
02-10-13, 09:16 AM
Replies: 1,286
Views: 48,088
Posted By kenmcchord

On Wednesday did a relatively easy spin video,...

On Wednesday did a relatively easy spin video, the endurance energy zone (http://www.spinning.com/en/webshop/product/868/ride_on_endurance_energy_zone) from the folks at spinning.com. This is a...
02-05-13, 10:19 AM
Replies: 1,286
Views: 48,088
Posted By kenmcchord

In the gym this morning, heavy weight workout. ...

In the gym this morning, heavy weight workout.

(4 sets of the following)

SS1
Deadlifts (heavy, ugh)
Dumbbell tricep extension

SS2
Lat cable pull downs
02-05-13, 07:34 AM
Replies: 1,286
Views: 48,088
Posted By kenmcchord

Sunday morning was spent in the gym, did the...

Sunday morning was spent in the gym, did the following...

(4 sets of each)
SS1
Squats
Dumbbell Shoulder Presses

SS2
Curls
Calf Raises
02-01-13, 10:04 PM
Replies: 1,286
Views: 48,088
Posted By kenmcchord

Today I was back to work for my last shift of the...

Today I was back to work for my last shift of the week, a 7am - 5pm. This is the first week of my new 10 hour shifts which yield me 3 day weekends. So far so good, I love the extra day off every...
01-31-13, 08:22 PM
Replies: 1,286
Views: 48,088
Posted By kenmcchord

Hit the gym at 7am, did the following... (3...

Hit the gym at 7am, did the following...

(3 sets per)

SS1
Dead lift
Curls

SS2
Lat Pull Downs
01-30-13, 08:42 AM
Replies: 1,286
Views: 48,088
Posted By kenmcchord

Pretty good workout yesterday, then I ran off to...

Pretty good workout yesterday, then I ran off to work. Did the following weight workout,

(3 or 4 sets of each)
SS1
Squats
Dumbbell shoulder presses

SS2
Bench press
Shrugs
01-28-13, 02:20 PM
Replies: 1,286
Views: 48,088
Posted By kenmcchord

On the spin bike for an hour, rode to the...

On the spin bike for an hour, rode to the spinning video Crank It Up:Interval Energy Zone. Afterwards I moved over to the bike on the trainer for another hour in the saddle.
...
01-28-13, 07:24 AM
Replies: 1,286
Views: 48,088
Posted By kenmcchord

I've been away from this thread too long..... ...

I've been away from this thread too long.....

Let's see, my drop off started as Christmas was arriving (mid December), too much work, too much prepping the house & cleaning, and too much gift...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-13, 10:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,175
Posted By kenmcchord

BTW, my guess now is probably no. Although my...

BTW, my guess now is probably no. Although my memory isn't always that good... :50:
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-13, 10:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,175
Posted By kenmcchord

My daughter has one and will be here on...

My daughter has one and will be here on Wednesday. If you like I will test it then and let you know. Just PM me if you need me to check.
01-13-13, 10:10 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,705
Posted By kenmcchord

X3 Zero interest in giving wal-fart any of my...

X3 Zero interest in giving wal-fart any of my business. I can't say I've never been in one, but I can guarantee I never will again.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-13, 04:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 763
Posted By kenmcchord

Sounds good, thanks everyone. I'm going with the...

Sounds good, thanks everyone. I'm going with the focus. Appreciate the replies!
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-13, 09:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 763
Posted By kenmcchord

traveling with my bike in a rental car

An unusual topic, or at least I've not seen this discussed before.

I am heading down to NC this spring for a few rides and I've decided to rent a car instead of putting all the miles on mine. I...
01-12-13, 07:29 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 20,510
Posted By kenmcchord

Marc, I was glad to read that you use Air BNB. ...

Marc,
I was glad to read that you use Air BNB. I am planning to ride Assault on Mount Mitchell in May and the wife and I were looking at a room on the same site. I haven't booked it yet, wasn't...
Forum: Foo
01-11-13, 09:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,478
Posted By kenmcchord

For Kentucky whisky I'm partial to Jefferson...

For Kentucky whisky I'm partial to Jefferson Reserve very old bourbon.
293158

or Blanton's Bourbon
293160

When you're talking scotch whiskey I'm hanging with Talisker 10 year, and sometimes...
01-09-13, 10:24 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 20,510
Posted By kenmcchord

Picked up a room at the Aloft hotel in Lexington,...

Picked up a room at the Aloft hotel in Lexington, about 2 miles from the HS. Used points off my amex card at spg.com, so I'm all set. Even talked the wife into joining me (yippee!) We're in on...
01-09-13, 08:44 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 20,510
Posted By kenmcchord

Let me consult with Elvis (the cat) he's my go to...

Let me consult with Elvis (the cat) he's my go to guy in all things that require an aluminum foil hat!
01-08-13, 10:08 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 20,510
Posted By kenmcchord

This guy is in, I love Boston. Now all I've got...

This guy is in, I love Boston. Now all I've got to do is shake this cold that is kicking my beeeeeehind
12-09-12, 09:07 PM
Replies: 1,286
Views: 48,088
Posted By kenmcchord

I was supposed to hit the weights Friday by my...

I was supposed to hit the weights Friday by my beautiful wife talked me into an early dinner at an Italian joint right around the corner, and of course that killed my gym plans. Yesterday between my...
12-06-12, 01:21 PM
Replies: 1,286
Views: 48,088
Posted By kenmcchord

Spent an hour this morning on the spin bike. ...

Spent an hour this morning on the spin bike. Worked out to spinning.com Strength Energy Zone. http://www.spinning.com/en/webshop/product/869/pedal_power_strength_energy_zone
Great video, lots of...
Forum: Introductions
12-05-12, 08:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 201
Posted By kenmcchord

Hi Randy, Welcome to Bike Forums. I'm a 50+...

Hi Randy,
Welcome to Bike Forums. I'm a 50+ grouper too, although all road right now. Hoping to get into mountain biking next year. Enjoy the site, there is a wealth of information here.
12-05-12, 08:34 AM
Replies: 1,286
Views: 48,088
Posted By kenmcchord

Pretty productive weekend (Mon-Tue is my weekend,...

Pretty productive weekend (Mon-Tue is my weekend, for now).

Cleaned up the yard, I have tons of leaves awaiting removal. It really looks good out there, and I put a lot of work into the yard.
...
12-04-12, 07:25 AM
Replies: 1,286
Views: 48,088
Posted By kenmcchord

I decided I need to log some hours on the bike...

I decided I need to log some hours on the bike over the winter so I set up my Litespeed on a trainer in the basement.

Did 1 hour 20 minutes on the bike, then 3 quick sets of...
Lat pulldowns...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-12, 08:31 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,579
Posted By kenmcchord

Seriously??? :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:

Seriously??? :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:
11-30-12, 09:27 PM
Replies: 1,286
Views: 48,088
Posted By kenmcchord

Well this turned out to be a tough week to get...

Well this turned out to be a tough week to get down to the gym. Tonight I was able to hit the spin bike. Worked out to the spinning.com video "Heart Racer" which was an hour of rather high...
11-28-12, 11:34 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 6,886
Posted By kenmcchord

3000+ miles for the year Complete the Assault...

3000+ miles for the year
Complete the Assault on Mount Mitchell in May.
Ride the Livestrong century challenge in Philly in the late summer.
Weigh less than 195lbs before the spring.


...
11-27-12, 07:57 AM
Replies: 1,286
Views: 48,088
Posted By kenmcchord

What a week. We lost my wife's mother last...

What a week. We lost my wife's mother last wednesday and had family in town for Thanksgiving. I tried to workout Friday after work, but 5 minutes into my spin bike workout (it was still in the warm...
11-20-12, 09:37 PM
Replies: 1,286
Views: 48,088
Posted By kenmcchord

Tough week. My beautiful wife's mother is...

Tough week. My beautiful wife's mother is gravely ill and not going to make it through the week. Been spending most of our time at the nursing home with family.

I caught a few hours this...
11-17-12, 08:57 PM
Replies: 1,286
Views: 48,088
Posted By kenmcchord

For a comeback that looks like a lot. Nice job,...

For a comeback that looks like a lot. Nice job, keep it up!
11-17-12, 08:57 PM
Replies: 1,286
Views: 48,088
Posted By kenmcchord

Between today's dayshift and tonight's midnight...

Between today's dayshift and tonight's midnight shift, the following...

4 sets of,

Squats
overhead dumbbell presses
cable lat pulldowns
curls
calf raises
dumbbell rows
11-17-12, 05:04 AM
Replies: 1,286
Views: 48,088
Posted By kenmcchord

Back on the spin bike last night, rode to what...

Back on the spin bike last night, rode to what has become my favorite DVD "endurance energy zone" by the folks at spinning.com. Great video, low HR throughout the video, great for fat burning. ...
Forum: Foo
11-15-12, 09:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 363
Posted By kenmcchord

Heading to Portland OR next summer, recommendations?

The wife and I are taking a weeks vacation next summer, over the 4th of July, and we've always wanted to see Portland. I'm just starting to look into hotels and I wanted to see what recommendations...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-12, 11:18 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 12,292
Posted By kenmcchord

Bad idea. If you're going to have a piece make...

Bad idea. If you're going to have a piece make sure it's real. And take it to a shooting range, know how to use it, and keep it loaded. Or find somewhere else to ride, that would be what my wife...
11-14-12, 07:00 PM
Replies: 1,286
Views: 48,088
Posted By kenmcchord

Did a 57 minute spin bike DVD. Today's workout...

Did a 57 minute spin bike DVD. Today's workout was called "Train and Tone" from the spinning.com website. Was not my favorite video, but an hour on the bike is still an hour well spent.
...
11-13-12, 09:09 PM
Replies: 1,286
Views: 48,088
Posted By kenmcchord

Ugh, tough workout tonight but I stuck with it! ...

Ugh, tough workout tonight but I stuck with it!

4 sets of the following...(each two or three exercises were supersets, one exercise right into the other)

1st superset
Dead lifts (with Olympic...
Forum: Foo
11-12-12, 10:06 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,415
Posted By kenmcchord

Let me start by saying the DW and I have been on...

Let me start by saying the DW and I have been on 5 different cruises. 3 were Caribbean, one was NYC to Nova Scotia and one Seattle to Alaska. They all were a little different with some clear...
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