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07-30-21, 07:19 AM
Replies: 205
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Posted By pgjackson

No it really is that easy. Of course there are...

No it really is that easy. Of course there are medical issues that should be taken into consideration, but for the huge majority of humanity eating less and exercising is the best way to lose weight...
07-29-21, 08:27 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 3,562
Posted By pgjackson

Some of y'all are trying to be way too...

Some of y'all are trying to be way too scientific. Eat less and exercise is the winning formula. No excuses. Screw all your ish's. Eat fewer calories and exercise more. Dont' make it so complicated.
07-29-21, 01:46 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 3,562
Posted By pgjackson

And consistency being key to any workout program,...

And consistency being key to any workout program, it is a LOT easier to fit a 30 minute workout into the daily schedule than a 2-3 hour session. It's real easy to talk yourself out of a 3 hour...
07-29-21, 01:23 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 3,562
Posted By pgjackson

At the risk of potentially sending some readers...

At the risk of potentially sending some readers to the hospital with my hard core advice, I have found for me the best exercise to lose weight is high intensity training, not low intensity. FOR ME,...
07-29-21, 12:46 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 3,562
Posted By pgjackson

Nevermind. Forget everything I wrote. I failed...

Nevermind. Forget everything I wrote. I failed to consider ever possible aspect of fitness and weight loss and someone might end up hurting themselves because they followed the suggestions of a...
07-29-21, 12:27 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 3,562
Posted By pgjackson

The very few people with legit eating disorders...

The very few people with legit eating disorders shouldn't be on an internet forum looking for advice. They should be seeking professional help. What I posted is generally considered sound for most...
07-29-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 3,562
Posted By pgjackson

Trust me, you don't need to eat before a workout....

Trust me, you don't need to eat before a workout. Hydrate, yes. Eat a bunch of calores, no. The problem is most people have either never tried, or did it once and didn't like it. Fasting is...
07-28-21, 01:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 210
Posted By pgjackson

Consider getting therapeutic massages. I'm not...

Consider getting therapeutic massages. I'm not talking about the relaxing, touchy-feely cruise ship rub down. I'm talking about deep tissue, elbow in the glute, gritting your teeth in pain kind of...
07-27-21, 05:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 574
Posted By pgjackson

Yeah, instead of a a casual 20+ mile ride, I...

Yeah, instead of a a casual 20+ mile ride, I treat this 10 mile loop as a TT. I really try to push it hard the entire way.
07-27-21, 05:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 574
Posted By pgjackson

The beach road out to Navarre is nice, but it has...

The beach road out to Navarre is nice, but it has many sections where sand covers large section. That's the most scenic ride in the area. My main ride is from my neighborhood in Gulf Breeze near...
07-27-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 574
Posted By pgjackson

I'm finding that the shorter rides are easier to...

I'm finding that the shorter rides are easier to get motivated for and fit into my schedule. If I knew it was going to be 2+ hours minimum I'd never get a ride in after work.
07-27-21, 12:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 574
Posted By pgjackson

Enjoying shorter rides....

I got into cycling in 2010 at age 40 after a knee surgery caused by running. Back then I wouldn't get on the bike for anything less than 20 miles and would often go on 40+ mile rides every Saturday...
07-27-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 535
Posted By pgjackson

The pad thickness is on par with the Castelli and...

The pad thickness is on par with the Castelli and PI.
07-27-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 535
Posted By pgjackson

It's actually a pretty decent pad and the spandex...

It's actually a pretty decent pad and the spandex part is not bad. Quite a bit thinner than my Castellis, but I'm OK with that. Also, the legs are a bit shorter, which I like. The Castelli legs...
07-27-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,070
Posted By pgjackson

I dare you to go over to the watch forums and say...

I dare you to go over to the watch forums and say that. That is their equivalent of CF vs Steel, or shaved vs no shave. Seriously, every once in a while some guy will post the high-end vs Casio...
07-27-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 535
Posted By pgjackson

If you aren't sure, get a pair of these. ...

If you aren't sure, get a pair of these. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08L7BCL6V/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 $30 on Amazon. I have two pair of Castelli and one Pearl...
07-27-21, 08:22 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,070
Posted By pgjackson

That is the truth! The typical progression is to...

That is the truth! The typical progression is to start out on something in the $300-400 range (something heavy with low end components, these are the cheapest bikes at real bike shops one step up...
07-27-21, 07:28 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,070
Posted By pgjackson

This forum actually got me into collecting...

This forum actually got me into collecting watches. There used to be a thread called "Roadies and Watches" about 10 years ago. I was hooked. Currently have about 30 in my collection. Nothing too...
07-27-21, 07:16 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,070
Posted By pgjackson

You think bikes are expensive, you should check...

You think bikes are expensive, you should check out watch collecting. Most enthusiasts don't consider a particular watch to be "expensive" till around the $10,000 range. To many in the community, a...
07-26-21, 06:07 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 5,536
Posted By pgjackson

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I think leg shaving is somewhere between "fully...
07-26-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,161
Posted By pgjackson

And barefoot.

And barefoot.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,328
Posted By pgjackson

Wear gloves. Hands can get very wet and...

Wear gloves. Hands can get very wet and slippery. I prefer to not wear gloves, but when it's really hot they help to keep your grip on the bars.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 09:23 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,328
Posted By pgjackson

Wear sunscreen, but DO NOT put any above your...

Wear sunscreen, but DO NOT put any above your nose.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,550
Posted By pgjackson

OP, do your research on freehub noise. Some are...

OP, do your research on freehub noise. Some are silent, some are incredibly loud (and price has little to do with it). Some people prefer a very loud hub, some prefer silent. My wife's bike has a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 08:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 781
Posted By pgjackson

I am sure they are sufficient for a recreational...

I am sure they are sufficient for a recreational rider, but I have no interest in supporting these Chines mushroom businesses. Seems like Amazon is flooded with inexpensive copy-cat products made by...
07-23-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 854
Posted By pgjackson

20mph average, that is awesome! You are a beast!...

20mph average, that is awesome! You are a beast! I ride a similar 11 mile flat out and back route and I finally broke 16mph average today. My goal is to get back to 20 (where I was 10 years ago...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 02:27 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,550
Posted By pgjackson

Not sure why the OP wants to get an "upgrade"...

Not sure why the OP wants to get an "upgrade" wheel as a backup. A better plan might be to up the price to around $1000 and use them as the primary wheels and use the OEM wheels as the backup.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-21, 11:15 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,550
Posted By pgjackson

You are unlikely to get a "WOW!" feeling from any...

You are unlikely to get a "WOW!" feeling from any set of wheels.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-21, 09:06 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,198
Posted By pgjackson

It's a game changer.

It's a game changer.
07-20-21, 07:54 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,271
Posted By pgjackson

I figured out a long time ago that I prefer...

I figured out a long time ago that I prefer running on a treadmill than running outside. I prefer cycling to both, but I also enjoy the Peloton stationary. Having hot-ass instructors helps. I can...
07-20-21, 07:46 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 3,562
Posted By pgjackson

You remind me of my old workout partner in the...

You remind me of my old workout partner in the Marines. One of those guys who was naturally lean and muscular no matter what they ate. This guy could eat Popeyes fried chicken three times a day and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-21, 06:05 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,550
Posted By pgjackson

https://www.vueltausa.com/vuelta-wheel-parts-56/vu...

https://www.vueltausa.com/vuelta-wheel-parts-56/vuelta-road-wheel-parts/vuelta-speed-one-xlr-db-ii-road-disc-hand-built-wheelset.html
Vuelta makes very good wheels.
07-20-21, 04:40 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,271
Posted By pgjackson

Gotta figure out what you like. If you don't...

Gotta figure out what you like. If you don't like running, you won't do it very long. If you don't like cycling, you won't do it very long. If you don't like weight lifting....well, you get it. ...
07-20-21, 04:35 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 3,562
Posted By pgjackson

Man, it is so easy to lose track and get out of...

Man, it is so easy to lose track and get out of control. Like you said, it's not about a calorie counter. You just have to be cognizant of what you are eating. I used to work in an office where...
07-20-21, 04:09 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 3,562
Posted By pgjackson

I don't recommend anyone eat a bodybuilder's...

I don't recommend anyone eat a bodybuilder's diet. I was just saying that it is sometimes helpful to think of food as fuel and not entertainment or luxury. Eat clean. When trying to lose weight,...
07-20-21, 11:56 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 3,562
Posted By pgjackson

That's just how bodybuilders with extremely low...

That's just how bodybuilders with extremely low body fat get through another meal of chicken breasts and egg whites. It's like a mental game where you convince yourself that it really doesn't matter...
07-20-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 3,562
Posted By pgjackson

True. If the food is not there I am rarely very...

True. If the food is not there I am rarely very hungry. But if the food is there (especially in large quantities like a buffet) I feel obligated to eat everything. It's a compulsive thing that is...
07-20-21, 09:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 828
Posted By pgjackson

Halo headband works for me...and I doubt any of...

Halo headband works for me...and I doubt any of you sweat more than me :thumb: That little rubber strip on the headband works better than any cotton product. Forces all the sweat away from your...
07-20-21, 09:07 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 3,562
Posted By pgjackson

I think most people could drop 15lbs just by...

I think most people could drop 15lbs just by doing that. Beer/alcohol and going back for seconds at meals are my biggest issues.
07-20-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 3,562
Posted By pgjackson

Bodybuilders who have to get bodyfat down to...

Bodybuilders who have to get bodyfat down to absurd levels think of food as simply fuel, not entertainment. I was kind of into that stuff in my younger days (but never got anywhere close to the...
07-20-21, 08:49 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,271
Posted By pgjackson

In my opinion the best overall workout plan is...

In my opinion the best overall workout plan is Crossfit. Full body workout consisting of high intensity cardio and weightlifting. However, it's not for everyone. I did it for a couple of months...
07-20-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 3,562
Posted By pgjackson

So many excellent points! I highlighted my...

So many excellent points! I highlighted my favorites....especially the part of rewarding with food. Man, that is so true!
07-20-21, 08:32 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 3,562
Posted By pgjackson

Happy-go-luck has rarely led to significant...

Happy-go-luck has rarely led to significant weight loss. You have to keep an eye on things and track food/exercise at some level. You don't have to be obsessive about it, but you do need to be...
07-20-21, 07:53 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 3,562
Posted By pgjackson

Don't take any calories on your ride. Just water...

Don't take any calories on your ride. Just water or zero calorie drinks. If your goal is weight loss, you don't need to eat while exercising. Also, exercise on an empty stomach. If you ride in the...
07-20-21, 07:20 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 3,562
Posted By pgjackson

Yep, diet is more important than exercise. Many...

Yep, diet is more important than exercise. Many cyclists who pick up the sport to lose weight fail because they listen to all the "experts" who say you have to carbo load before a ride, then eat...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-21, 07:19 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 5,693
Posted By pgjackson

The trust factor will never be there. I would...

The trust factor will never be there. I would never trust my brakes to an electric signal.
07-19-21, 07:16 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 5,536
Posted By pgjackson

Nothing remotely insecure. Go ahead and ask your...

Nothing remotely insecure. Go ahead and ask your lady friends if they think male shaved legs are attractive. That's the worst reason of all to shave your legs.
07-19-21, 07:03 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 5,536
Posted By pgjackson

Male shaved legs most definitely don't make the...

Male shaved legs most definitely don't make the ladies happy. Typically the response is "WTF, does that guy shave his legs?" Sorry guys, if you are doing it because you think the ladies like it,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-21, 06:58 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 5,693
Posted By pgjackson

Brakes is one part of a bike I would not want to...

Brakes is one part of a bike I would not want to be electric.
07-19-21, 03:34 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 5,536
Posted By pgjackson

Gotta' look pretty for the dudes in the peloton...

Gotta' look pretty for the dudes in the peloton...
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