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01-20-16, 02:47 AM
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Posted By bassjones

Nicely done! The 80 mile route will be easily...

Nicely done! The 80 mile route will be easily doable now. I did 4 metric plus rides last year. Shooting for at least 6 this year plus two imperials. Likely won't be outside until April though.
01-17-16, 08:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,209
Posted By bassjones

I like Aerotech a lot. I'm also really liking...

I like Aerotech a lot. I'm also really liking Endura bibs and tights, and Pearl Izumi as well.
12-20-15, 10:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 786
Posted By bassjones

I've lost so much weight so fast that I am not...

I've lost so much weight so fast that I am not tolerating cold weather very well.
12-18-15, 01:24 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,539
Posted By bassjones

^sounds like a little marriage therapy is in...

^sounds like a little marriage therapy is in order...
12-18-15, 10:12 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,539
Posted By bassjones

Mine does, particularly as she is doing the same.

Mine does, particularly as she is doing the same.
12-15-15, 07:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 786
Posted By bassjones

Thanks for the encouragement. I'm going to create...

Thanks for the encouragement. I'm going to create the training plan in Excel and set up a Facebook group/page, maybe a blog site.
12-14-15, 07:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 786
Posted By bassjones

We have to build to the 35 first. I'm probably...

We have to build to the 35 first. I'm probably going to be leading people who will struggle with 10 miles at first. The plan is to build to 25 miles for a long ride by May then start stretching the...
12-13-15, 06:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 853
Posted By bassjones

At $2K, you're pushing the budget to order a...

At $2K, you're pushing the budget to order a Gunnar frame/fork and build from there - IF you shop right for components
12-12-15, 08:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,977
Posted By bassjones

Don't know how tall you are but I'm selling a...

Don't know how tall you are but I'm selling a basically new Cannondale Synapse 5/105 for your budget. I bought it for my daughter (she's 6' tall so it's a man's size 56) and she got WAY into golf and...
12-12-15, 08:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 786
Posted By bassjones

Leading a Couch2Century group for weight loss

I'm going to be leading a Couch2Century group next year. This is first going to be offered to the clinic where I had my bariatric surgery through and opened to the public as well. I'm doing this to...
12-12-15, 08:14 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 11,818
Posted By bassjones

I was a LOT heavier (425) than you when I started...

I was a LOT heavier (425) than you when I started riding a road bike, a Cannondale CAAD9, which is only able to fit up to 700Cx25. I did build some "big boy" wheels for it - 36 spokes F/R, but other...
12-12-15, 08:00 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,576
Posted By bassjones

Good job this far! I would suggest you lock the...

Good job this far! I would suggest you lock the fork out for street riding. It will help with your efficiency. Keep it up!
12-02-15, 09:30 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 14,710
Posted By bassjones

I'm here :) Been off the site for a while busy...

I'm here :) Been off the site for a while busy with some other things. I'm out of the market for a while as we had some unexpected things come up. I'm definitely more interested than ever now though....
10-31-15, 08:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,093
Posted By bassjones

Saddles are a very personal thing. What works for...

Saddles are a very personal thing. What works for one rider may not work for another, even if their height and weight are nearly identical.
10-31-15, 08:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,177
Posted By bassjones

My mom is going to Weight Watchers. They've...

My mom is going to Weight Watchers. They've changed things up and are now on board with high protein, low grain/starch plan.
10-31-15, 08:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,091
Posted By bassjones

I got Endura size XXL and they fit my Lake 48Wides

I got Endura size XXL and they fit my Lake 48Wides
10-29-15, 05:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,091
Posted By bassjones

Lake has wide shoes, as well as Sidi and some...

Lake has wide shoes, as well as Sidi and some Specialized shoes. If you have a Specialized dealer, they should be able to order them.
10-28-15, 10:25 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,659
Posted By bassjones

Other than the ridiculous bar tape, I like the...

Other than the ridiculous bar tape, I like the looks. What size is that? If you don't end up getting it, please pass the contact info on to me...
10-24-15, 08:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 413
Posted By bassjones

I'm going to spend a lot of time cross-training -...

I'm going to spend a lot of time cross-training - weights and swimming - and then as we get 4-6 weeks away from warm weather, I'll ramp up the trainer rides. I'll still do 2-3 trainer rides a week...
10-24-15, 08:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 413
Posted By bassjones

18MPH is pushing it on a hybrid...

18MPH is pushing it on a hybrid...
10-24-15, 07:16 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,977
Posted By bassjones

:thumb:You rock!

:thumb:You rock!
10-22-15, 07:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 742
Posted By bassjones

Make sure the hub is compatible with your...

Make sure the hub is compatible with your groupset. Campy cogsets don't play well with SRAM or Shimano and SRAM/Shimano cogsets can't be used with Campy hubs.
10-22-15, 07:13 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,977
Posted By bassjones

Not all of the surgical options are as invasive...

Not all of the surgical options are as invasive as Roux En Y... The procedure I had didn't touch my bowels. It removed part of the stomach; that's it. And how dare you imply that those of us who...
10-21-15, 09:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 742
Posted By bassjones

Only bad thing about Campy wheels is trying to...

Only bad thing about Campy wheels is trying to find Campy parts...
10-21-15, 09:52 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,977
Posted By bassjones

Yes; of my 1200 calories, I shoot for 80-90 grams...

Yes; of my 1200 calories, I shoot for 80-90 grams of protein. That's per our nutritionist. That doesn't leave room for much else besides fruit and vegetables.
10-21-15, 04:49 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,977
Posted By bassjones

I'm more than happy to talk to anybody. I will...

I'm more than happy to talk to anybody. I will say, if you're weighing surgery, I HIGHLY recommend the Sleeve.



I'll repeat, I'm more than happy to talk to anybody about my experience.


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10-21-15, 06:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 960
Posted By bassjones

You can build a Gunnar for $2000 if you shop...

You can build a Gunnar for $2000 if you shop right for components. Otherwise, just buy a new LHT frame and swap everything over. If you want discs you'll need the disc trucker frame as you can't put...
10-21-15, 06:49 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,977
Posted By bassjones

Completely false. A lot probably depends on the...

Completely false. A lot probably depends on the surgeon, and some procedures are a slightly higher risk than others, but it's the difference of 1-4% and 3-7%, and many of those small percentage of...
10-20-15, 07:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,038
Posted By bassjones

If you have access to a gym with stationary...

If you have access to a gym with stationary bikes, that might be a good way to start. You can work on pedaling without fear of falling over. I'd also recommend a medically supervised weight loss...
10-20-15, 07:03 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,977
Posted By bassjones

Had my 1 year checkup tonight. 153 total weight...

Had my 1 year checkup tonight. 153 total weight loss, 67" total lost, all of my numbers looked good in the blood work up - no deficiencies at all and no bad stuff. BMI is reduced 23 points (still...
10-20-15, 01:08 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,977
Posted By bassjones

In the 220s is my maintenance goal. If I lose...

In the 220s is my maintenance goal. If I lose more than that, I'm fine. The main thing that'll change is introducing more grains into the diet. More balanced I guess. I'll probably continue as is for...
10-20-15, 01:06 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,977
Posted By bassjones

That's normal. They want to make sure you're not...

That's normal. They want to make sure you're not suicidal.
10-20-15, 10:25 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,977
Posted By bassjones

One thing they may or may not have mentioned. The...

One thing they may or may not have mentioned. The Gastric Sleeve, removes the portion of the stomach that releases the "I'm hungry" hormone, so on top of the physical limitations of the tiny stomach,...
10-20-15, 08:36 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,977
Posted By bassjones

High Blood Pressure - two medications, off both...

High Blood Pressure - two medications, off both now; sleep apnea - I still use a CPAP, but am scheduling a new sleep study and may get off that too; pre-diabetic, which I'm not anymore; male sexual...
10-19-15, 07:05 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,977
Posted By bassjones

I had the Sleeve on 10/28/2014. I weighed 402 on...

I had the Sleeve on 10/28/2014. I weighed 402 on the day of surgery. Current weight is 258. I have had ZERO bad side effects. It was a LOT of effort getting on bike nutrition dialed in on long rides...
10-19-15, 06:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 460
Posted By bassjones

Thermolite arm and knee warmers is what I have -...

Thermolite arm and knee warmers is what I have - Endura is the brand. Size XL
10-19-15, 11:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 487
Posted By bassjones

If your goal is RAGBAI, stay away from hybrids....

If your goal is RAGBAI, stay away from hybrids. At your budget, I'd be looking for used steel road bikes from the mid-late 90s/early 2000s. One of the Lemond bikes, maybe... I'm your height and was...
10-19-15, 11:27 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,458
Posted By bassjones

Low-cholesterol (or high-cholesterol) diets...

Low-cholesterol (or high-cholesterol) diets actually contribute little to nothing to cholesterol levels. If anything, new studies are showing high cholesterol diets are actually good for us. Eat your...
10-19-15, 11:23 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,458
Posted By bassjones

What does your nutrition look like - specifics....

What does your nutrition look like - specifics. What is your genetic history?
10-19-15, 11:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,344
Posted By bassjones

I've done 5 Metrics this year and am hoping to...

I've done 5 Metrics this year and am hoping to get an Imperial in on a decent weather Saturday soon. Long was 80, so I'm confident that a century is doable. I'm going to help other people do the...
10-19-15, 11:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 460
Posted By bassjones

I don't know the model... I'll check tonight.

I don't know the model... I'll check tonight.
10-19-15, 08:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,344
Posted By bassjones

I am organizing and coaching a "couch to century"...

I am organizing and coaching a "couch to century" group next year. I'm offering it to our bariatric center patients (I was one) and other people in the community. I'm working on the guide now and...
10-19-15, 08:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 460
Posted By bassjones

I have fairly big arms (haven't measured them),...

I have fairly big arms (haven't measured them), and wear an XL Endura arm warmers and leg warmers. They're snug but not circulation cut off tight. I'm a touch under 260 lbs if that helps.
10-19-15, 08:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 487
Posted By bassjones

What are you currently riding? Why do you want to...

What are you currently riding? Why do you want to upgrade? Your goal of 50 mile plus rides indicates you may want to consider endurance geometry drop bar road bikes instead of hybrids. There are...
10-19-15, 08:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 812
Posted By bassjones

Giant makes nice bikes. Take a look at their...

Giant makes nice bikes. Take a look at their website and see if anything else sticks out to you. Your shop may be able to order it in your size.
10-19-15, 05:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,042
Posted By bassjones

SWAT fuel. Look it up... That stuff is great. All...

SWAT fuel. Look it up... That stuff is great. All natural too.
10-17-15, 02:05 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 9,331
Posted By bassjones

Friend of mine has a Waterford and a Gunnar...

Friend of mine has a Waterford and a Gunnar Sport. He's an inch taller than me so both bikes are set up poorly for me but he let me test ride both. Both were terrific bikes. He has the Waterford set...
10-17-15, 06:46 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 9,331
Posted By bassjones

In Ann Arbor, he better bleed blue �� I'm rooting...

In Ann Arbor, he better bleed blue �� I'm rooting for Harbaugh & Co myself. Been die hard Wolverine since the Bo era. Two of my friends played for him and that ramped it up even more.
10-16-15, 11:03 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 9,331
Posted By bassjones

I'd go Waterford before Rivendell. But that's me....

I'd go Waterford before Rivendell. But that's me. And yes, it'd be hard to get either of those under $3000 with a decent build.
10-15-15, 06:27 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 9,331
Posted By bassjones

That's the build kit, not the whole bike... Add...

That's the build kit, not the whole bike... Add the price of the frame to that.
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