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01-25-13, 04:58 PM
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Posted By magohn

I'm not dragging anything out my friend. Simply...

I'm not dragging anything out my friend. Simply responding to 'goodbyes' and comments.

But alas, this will be my final post for awhile as I am about to leave on a trip and will be out of town for...
01-25-13, 04:29 PM
Replies: 27
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Posted By magohn

Its more complex than that. I don't have the time...

Its more complex than that. I don't have the time or interest to constantly fight battles as my good name is being disparaged. Simply ignoring certain people (I've tried) gives them free-range to say...
01-25-13, 04:24 PM
Replies: 27
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Posted By magohn

Thanks! Please do reach out if you do the STP.

Thanks! Please do reach out if you do the STP.
01-25-13, 03:03 PM
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Posted By magohn

I understand that. :) I just feel this...

I understand that. :) I just feel this particular forum has grown away from its initial goal (for me) and turned into something of a negative experience.

Anyways, enough about that. I wish you...
01-25-13, 02:21 PM
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Views: 1,132
Posted By magohn

Thanks - you must be an 'inbetweenie'.

Thanks - you must be an 'inbetweenie'.
01-25-13, 02:04 PM
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Posted By magohn

:)

:)
01-25-13, 01:02 PM
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Posted By magohn

:thumb: See you over there!

:thumb: See you over there!
01-25-13, 12:44 PM
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Posted By magohn

No - no intent. :) I'm just saying 'goodbye'...

No - no intent. :)

I'm just saying 'goodbye' to all and giving the reason for my departure. There's a lot of great advice here but Ive been around it long enough to know what to do. Now cycling at...
01-25-13, 12:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,132
Posted By magohn

So long and thanks for all the fish...

Adios Muchachos!

As I said 'hello' a few years ago I now want to say 'goodbye'.

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/629128-Newbie-training-for-200-mile-ride?highlight=magohn+stp

For...
01-25-13, 12:15 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,118
Posted By magohn

Nah - nothing to see here. I'm going to...

Nah - nothing to see here.

I'm going to make life easier for all and take the higher ground of moving away from the Clydesdale Forums and onto the 50+ forum. I'm 49 soon and so I was going to do...
01-25-13, 10:37 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,118
Posted By magohn

I think your looking at the wrong 'argument'. Try...

I think your looking at the wrong 'argument'. Try post #27. :) Neil and I have a history. Unfortunately, he tends to derail threads with his actions.

I apologize to ozzie if Neil's obsession with...
01-25-13, 09:56 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,118
Posted By magohn

Oh, I try PhotoJoe. I've asked Neil to not...

Oh, I try PhotoJoe. I've asked Neil to not comment on my posts (as I dont on his) as I have no interest in his opinions. As you can see, hes so desperate to instigate an issue that he will twist an...
01-24-13, 11:38 PM
Replies: 93
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Posted By magohn

Take no notice of this guy ozzie. He's my...

Take no notice of this guy ozzie. He's my personal troll. Neil has his panties in a twist over me as I called him out as a self-involved hypocrite awhile back. Stick around and you will make your own...
01-24-13, 07:07 PM
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Posted By magohn

:)

:)
01-24-13, 07:02 PM
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Posted By magohn

If any clyde is offended or unaccepting, I'd...

If any clyde is offended or unaccepting, I'd rather we remove them. :thumb:

Welcome to the herd!
01-24-13, 06:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,050
Posted By magohn

And dont forget some of the locals who despise...

And dont forget some of the locals who despise the riders. In 2011, some kind soul was peppering the base of hills with thumbtacks. :)

It's quite an accomplishment to finish the route at all :)
...
01-24-13, 02:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,050
Posted By magohn

Its not that bad of a hill - its gets to about...

Its not that bad of a hill - its gets to about 6-8% grade for a mile or so. Its a fun ride. Im slow too and the amount of "On your Left's" was the only annoying part as everyone overtook me :)

Im...
01-24-13, 12:37 PM
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Views: 1,050
Posted By magohn

Aint that the truth - same here ;)

Aint that the truth - same here ;)
01-24-13, 09:30 AM
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Views: 1,050
Posted By magohn

Depends on your definition of 'flat'. If a rider...

Depends on your definition of 'flat'. If a rider has only trained for the ride on bike paths then he/she will struggle on the STP. The ride is 80% on actual roads with all that comes with that. There...
01-24-13, 09:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,235
Posted By magohn

Give it time. He only 'confessed' last week....

Give it time. He only 'confessed' last week. Slowly but surely, public interest will wane. I hope Im wrong.:thumb:
01-23-13, 09:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,441
Posted By magohn

Congrats - thats a nice trainer. The biggest...

Congrats - thats a nice trainer. The biggest issue with trainers is fighting the boredom. I bought a CycleOps Fluid 2 last fall and used it rarely as Id rather ride outside. However, I almost got...
01-23-13, 07:53 PM
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Views: 1,235
Posted By magohn

I think Lance gets a rough deal. Its not all...

I think Lance gets a rough deal. Its not all about the doping. You couldn't give me EPO and expect me to win the TDF - Lance HAD to train like a maniac and HAD to be in peak physical condition.He...
01-23-13, 07:31 PM
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Posted By magohn

You are a brave man! I took the Sat/Sun for both...

You are a brave man! I took the Sat/Sun for both attempts. The first-day century wasnt too bad, its getting out of bed for the second century the next day that is the test. :)
01-23-13, 09:38 AM
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Views: 1,050
Posted By magohn

Im riding the STP this year also. Ive ridden the...

Im riding the STP this year also. Ive ridden the 200 miler twice; in 2010 and 2011. However, I want to drop 40lbs by July so I can ride, and not just 'survive', the distance. ;)
01-22-13, 09:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 546
Posted By magohn

+1 Just an example but a brief scan on...

+1

Just an example but a brief scan on Craigslist in my area has many bikes such as this:

http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/bik/3563300463.html

I also find if they are asking $675 they will...
01-22-13, 08:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 546
Posted By magohn

I thought the same when I was looking. I found a...

I thought the same when I was looking. I found a great LBS who told me to ride what I wanted to ride and my first clyde bike was a carbon road bike - the LBS was 100% correct and saved me from...
01-22-13, 08:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 546
Posted By magohn

Lots of great advice here. Just to throw an idea...

Lots of great advice here. Just to throw an idea into the ring, I have had good luck with Bikes Direct. However, you do need to know the basics of bike setup etc. You also benefit from a fitting if...
01-21-13, 09:49 PM
Replies: 16
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Posted By magohn

For example, here is a 'low calorie' day for me....

For example, here is a 'low calorie' day for me. The food choices may not be the best but cal count is low.

Note: What works for me may not work for you.

http://i47.tinypic.com/1zd2mv5.png
01-21-13, 09:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 546
Posted By magohn

Good for you. But please, up the calories. 634...

Good for you. But please, up the calories. 634 cals for a 6'0" guy is way too low. You need to eat more ;)
01-21-13, 03:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 654
Posted By magohn

+1 Last summer I was unemployed for 3 months. I...

+1
Last summer I was unemployed for 3 months. I actually had a great time. I would set-off twice a week to hit 'tourist spots' in the area that were usually too much distance for a weekend ride....
01-20-13, 10:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 327
Posted By magohn

Is that a new thing? Worked fine until a day or...

Is that a new thing? Worked fine until a day or so ago.
01-19-13, 09:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 327
Posted By magohn

+1 I was trying to put the myfitnesspal code...

+1
I was trying to put the myfitnesspal code in my sig. Same problem the code is too long :(
01-19-13, 09:30 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,755
Posted By magohn

I got your email NashNathan - I just responded....

I got your email NashNathan - I just responded. :)

My pleasure!
01-19-13, 08:20 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,755
Posted By magohn

Sent you a Private Message - Would be honored to...

Sent you a Private Message - Would be honored to help in any way I can :thumb:
01-19-13, 11:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 475
Posted By magohn

Sounds fun - well done guys.

Sounds fun - well done guys.
01-19-13, 10:43 AM
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Views: 401
Posted By magohn

Another beautiful day in the neighborhood ;) ...

Another beautiful day in the neighborhood ;)



I know your a PC guy but the Apple iMovie does a nice job of that. I think the pinnacle software for the PC does too - my wife has the software and...
01-19-13, 10:42 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,131
Posted By magohn

Lovely looking bike. I had a 'fixie' for about 10...

Lovely looking bike. I had a 'fixie' for about 10 mins when I 'started back'. I had no idea that you had to constantly pedal - I lasted about 5 minutes on it ;)
01-19-13, 10:22 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,755
Posted By magohn

+1. Its tricky to be exact with your calorie...

+1.
Its tricky to be exact with your calorie counting unless your only using packaged foods with nutritional info on the side - and who wants to constantly eat like that? For example, last week we...
01-17-13, 10:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 809
Posted By magohn

I think it all depends on the individual. I rode...

I think it all depends on the individual. I rode for for 3.5 hours on Saturday (MTB trails) with my HR in the 150's - didnt lose a pound.
Then I spent the last 4 days aggressively tracking cals and...
01-17-13, 07:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 809
Posted By magohn

Yep. After two years of riding Ive come to this...

Yep. After two years of riding Ive come to this basic conclusion. Without a strict calorie plan, the bike alone isn't going to do it for most people. Ive started aggressive calorie counting to prep...
01-17-13, 04:21 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,180
Posted By magohn

Interesting. Makes sense too.

Interesting. Makes sense too.
01-17-13, 04:20 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,180
Posted By magohn

Unfortunately, my work is 17 miles away through...

Unfortunately, my work is 17 miles away through busy, busy areas. So 34 mile round trip in busy traffic and dark is not something I want to do. As stated, I don't think the riding is the issue. In...
01-16-13, 08:56 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,180
Posted By magohn

Thanks - great info. :thumb:

Thanks - great info. :thumb:
01-16-13, 01:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 352
Posted By magohn

Thanks! That brings up an interesting...

Thanks!

That brings up an interesting thought. Back in the early 2000's, I had a software application that you pointed at a folder of stills and it made a 'movie' from those stills. Couple of...
01-16-13, 01:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 352
Posted By magohn

I've become a fan of the GoPro's 'timed...

I've become a fan of the GoPro's 'timed snapshot'. Last weekend, I let the GoPro take snaps for 3+ hours at 30 second intervals. At home, I had hundreds of shots to wade through but now and again I...
01-16-13, 10:25 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,180
Posted By magohn

Thanks InTheRain. My concern with this type...

Thanks InTheRain.

My concern with this type of diet is the mass reduction of carbs. As a bike rider, wont this reduction affect my endurance in the saddle due to low carb eating? I did the Atkins...
01-16-13, 09:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 352
Posted By magohn

Lovely - great video!

Lovely - great video!
01-16-13, 09:20 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,180
Posted By magohn

Thank you. Yes, I use a heartrate monitor. I have...

Thank you. Yes, I use a heartrate monitor. I have a Garmin 705 with all my 'zones' dialed in. I used the HR monitor to ride back to back centuries (miles), two years running. I could keep my HR at a...
01-15-13, 06:34 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,180
Posted By magohn

Very much 'Cat in the Hat' :)

Very much 'Cat in the Hat' :)
01-15-13, 05:36 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,180
Posted By magohn

Agreed. As previously stated I tend to 'ignore'...

Agreed. As previously stated I tend to 'ignore' the exercise cals.


Thanks all - a ton of great advice here (and recipes!). I'm leaning towards the realization that Im eating something that...
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