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04-28-18, 08:40 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,869
Posted By bigbiker1

The month started out so bad I didn't even think...

The month started out so bad I didn't even think about logging miles but it has been nice the last 10 days or so so I did get some rides in.

4/11 20.15
4/19 20.25
4/21 22
4/24 21
4/27 12.5...
03-30-18, 07:00 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,654
Posted By bigbiker1

Surprise nice day today except wind again, got 13...

Surprise nice day today except wind again, got 13 miles in after supper.

3-3 6.5
3-4 6
3-14 19.5
3-15 10.1
3-22 16.1
3-28 26.75
3-30 13
03-28-18, 03:36 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,654
Posted By bigbiker1

Another windy day, was supposed to get to 60 but...

Another windy day, was supposed to get to 60 but our ride stayed in the upper 40's. I did really well until the last 2 miles, it was a rough couple of miles lol. Puts me over my modest goal for the...
03-25-18, 12:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,092
Posted By bigbiker1

Thanks! This is a lot of good info. I think...

Thanks! This is a lot of good info. I think 30's would be my limit as far as cold as I would ride, and that should get me a lot more rides in even in the winter.

I will start keeping my eyes...
03-24-18, 07:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,092
Posted By bigbiker1

Cold weather riding

As spring is slowly coming and I am getting a few rides in, I realized I don't want to do this again next year. I don't want to go the whole winter without riding. Being a big guy, I am mostly...
03-22-18, 04:25 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 508
Posted By bigbiker1

Great ride today!

Got another 60 degree and windy day today. My first ride of the year with my father and brother. In a first for me, my father and especially my brother, who both have ridden in RAGBRAI and...
03-22-18, 04:19 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,654
Posted By bigbiker1

3-3 6.5 3-4 6 3-14 19.5 3-15 10.1 3-22...

3-3 6.5
3-4 6
3-14 19.5
3-15 10.1
3-22 16.1


MTD 58.2 Goal 75
03-21-18, 04:33 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 25,825
Posted By bigbiker1

This is the best resource I have found: ...

This is the best resource I have found:

https://www.******.com/r/keto/

Not sure why it hides r e d d i t
03-15-18, 05:52 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,654
Posted By bigbiker1

3-3 6.5 3-4 6 3-14 19.5 3-15 10.1 ...

3-3 6.5
3-4 6
3-14 19.5
3-15 10.1

Another 60 degree and howling wind day, but this looks to be the last nice day for a while. Not sure when I will get to ride again.

MTD 42.1
03-15-18, 07:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,267
Posted By bigbiker1

It got to 65 again yesterday and once again...

It got to 65 again yesterday and once again 30+mph winds. I pushed really hard into the wind to get 10 miles in thinking I would get a nice easy ride with the wind back....Nope wind shifted so I...
03-15-18, 07:02 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,654
Posted By bigbiker1

Not sure how the weather is going to do the rest...

Not sure how the weather is going to do the rest of the month, but I am going to set a 75 mile goal and see how it goes.

3-3 6.5
3-4 6
3-14 19.5

MTD 32
03-15-18, 06:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,350
Posted By bigbiker1

My first real bike I bought last year was a Jamis...

My first real bike I bought last year was a Jamis DXT Comp, I put about 500 miles on it before I needed a new back wheel because of multiple broken spokes. They put on a cheap but strong wheel and...
03-03-18, 05:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,267
Posted By bigbiker1

Finally got my first ride of the year in!

It is 65 degrees today but unfortunately the wind is gusting over 50 mph. I decided enough was enough and I was going to ride anyway. I thought I would try the rail to trail but there was a good 2...
02-18-18, 10:24 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,293
Posted By bigbiker1

+1 for the halo do-rag. I sweat a TON and when I...

+1 for the halo do-rag. I sweat a TON and when I forget my halo do-rag not only does sweat practically blind me my head is MUCH hotter. It significantly reduces the temp of your head under your...
01-29-18, 01:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 965
Posted By bigbiker1

For me it will be whenever we can get a week of...

For me it will be whenever we can get a week of temps over 50 degrees I will get my stuff out lol. Could be as early as mid February and as late as late March. Hopefully its early this year.
01-27-18, 07:55 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 25,825
Posted By bigbiker1

I started Keto the day after Thanksgiving and I...

I started Keto the day after Thanksgiving and I am down 35lbs so far. The only experience I have riding was the first week i started keto and that was rough lol. I don't expect to have any issue...
01-26-18, 08:34 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,459
Posted By bigbiker1

I just started keto (high fat low carb) the day...

I just started keto (high fat low carb) the day after thanksgiving and I am down 35lbs and feeling great. I do OMAD (One meal a day) and IF (interm. fasting) as well. If you have not yet check out...
01-26-18, 06:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 965
Posted By bigbiker1

Really can't wait for Spring!!

Hello all, thought it was time to check in again. The experiment with the indoor trainer and Zwift was a big fat fail for me. I took the Kickr Snap back, riding on a trainer even with Zwift was...
12-19-17, 06:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 453
Posted By bigbiker1

Hmm thanks I will check that.

Hmm thanks I will check that.
12-19-17, 12:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 453
Posted By bigbiker1

ant+ and PC.

ant+ and PC.
12-19-17, 11:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 453
Posted By bigbiker1

Zwift & Kickr Snap question

For those of you using the Kickr Snap for zwift, how realistic do the grade changes feel to you? I just started using Zwift and picked up a Kickr Snap to use with it. I have only done a few short...
12-17-17, 01:07 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 13,930
Posted By bigbiker1

That is taken out of context. God was creating...

That is taken out of context. God was creating laws to separate the Hebrews from Pagan practices. It makes more sense if you read it in context:

"You shall not eat anything with the blood, nor...
12-16-17, 08:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 498
Posted By bigbiker1

I don't have a smartphone or tablet, I am a PC...

I don't have a smartphone or tablet, I am a PC only guy. I bought the ant+ dongle and got up and running, not quite right yet I need to calibrate. I can't use the wahoo app for spindowns w/o a...
12-15-17, 06:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 498
Posted By bigbiker1

Well crap, that is one of the biggest reasons I...

Well crap, that is one of the biggest reasons I went with the Kickr Snap is for the more reliable bluetooth, sigh.
12-14-17, 11:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 498
Posted By bigbiker1

Zwift first time help

I have looked through the support hub on Zwift and I either don't understand or can't find the answer. I have a Kickr Snap and I have a PC with a bluetooth dongle. I don't have a smart phone or...
12-13-17, 03:14 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,027
Posted By bigbiker1

I picked up the Kickr Snap today. I got to the...

I picked up the Kickr Snap today. I got to the LBS, the only one I could find in the area that carries them, and all they had was the floor model. They said it was only a couple weeks old and after...
12-11-17, 07:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,027
Posted By bigbiker1

Thanks all. I think I will go with the Kickr...

Thanks all. I think I will go with the Kickr Snap, I found an LBS that carries them and I am going to look tomorrow.
12-11-17, 12:38 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,027
Posted By bigbiker1

What about this one?...

What about this one? https://www.amazon.com/Tacx-Vortex-Smart-Ergotrainer-Electro/dp/B00MCF5Q2I/ref=sr_1_13?ie=UTF8&qid=1513017086&sr=8-13&keywords=smart+bike+trainer

The Bkool is reviewed very...
12-09-17, 10:19 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,027
Posted By bigbiker1

Thanks all, I have a speed and cadence sensor on...

Thanks all, I have a speed and cadence sensor on my All City but its the Nashbar one and I don't think it's ant+. I will decide on on smart trainer, so far the Kurt Kinetic looks like the best price...
12-08-17, 11:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,027
Posted By bigbiker1

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0094KIVQW/ref=o...

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0094KIVQW/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Is what I have, super heavy duty but no electronics at all, the brand isn't listed on their site.
12-08-17, 06:24 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,027
Posted By bigbiker1

Zwift setup help

I am looking into starting with Zwift, but I don't want to spend an arm and a leg on equipment only to find out I don't use it. I currently have a powerful gaming PC and a large 4k monitor I can use...
12-08-17, 05:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,646
Posted By bigbiker1

I have one, but I just can't stand it. Even if I...

I have one, but I just can't stand it. Even if I set it up in front of the TV I just can't handle it. Something about doing all that pedaling and going no where messes with my head lol. I don't...
12-08-17, 05:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,646
Posted By bigbiker1

Only until your first lipid panel came back and...

Only until your first lipid panel came back and he saw how much better it got. :)
12-08-17, 02:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,646
Posted By bigbiker1

So I am on day 14 of the keto lifestyle. The...

So I am on day 14 of the keto lifestyle. The first week was a bit rough but not near as bad as I thought it would be. This week has been very easily actually. I have not had any carb cravings at...
11-16-17, 08:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,646
Posted By bigbiker1

I have done a LCHF(low carb high fat) diet in the...

I have done a LCHF(low carb high fat) diet in the past and I lost a lot of weight. The problem is it was over 20 years ago and there was very little by way of sweets that were near carb free so I...
11-15-17, 07:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,646
Posted By bigbiker1

Thanks for all the replies and encouragement! I...

Thanks for all the replies and encouragement! I have decided to start a ketogenic diet. My mother is going to try it with me so that will make it easier to cook for two instead of just one. I...
11-06-17, 07:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,646
Posted By bigbiker1

Update, I kinda disappeared

Hello all! Well the last couple of months I have not even got a fraction of the riding I wanted to done. In fact in the last month I have a 10 mile and an 18 mile ride, nothing else. :( Getting a...
10-09-17, 08:10 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,156
Posted By bigbiker1

Well I don't think I will end up hitting my 350...

Well I don't think I will end up hitting my 350 mile goal this month. I finally gave in after two years of ignoring my wanting a dog after my last one passed on. I got a 6 year old yellow lab from...
10-08-17, 12:24 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,156
Posted By bigbiker1

Finally got some miles in, great day except for...

Finally got some miles in, great day except for the wind yet again.

Goal 350 MTD 20

10-8 20
10-06-17, 01:39 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,156
Posted By bigbiker1

Sigh, still not a mile in October. It has been...

Sigh, still not a mile in October. It has been raining 4 days straight and not supposed to stop until tomorrow afternoon. I am hoping to get a decent length Sunday morning ride in.
10-02-17, 07:23 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,156
Posted By bigbiker1

I will make a 350 mile goal for October.

I will make a 350 mile goal for October.
10-01-17, 04:21 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 8,474
Posted By bigbiker1

Goal 500 MTD 381 9-2 54 Rode with my father...

Goal 500 MTD 381

9-2 54 Rode with my father had a great time. Last 4 miles where sheer agony! Another single ride distance record for me.
9-4 20 Nice ride on the rail to trail on my Jamis.
9-5...
09-28-17, 10:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,958
Posted By bigbiker1

I was ok but not strong enough for an uber clyde....

I was ok but not strong enough for an uber clyde. :)
09-27-17, 11:36 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,450
Posted By bigbiker1

Well I used my bibs for the first time yesterday....

Well I used my bibs for the first time yesterday. They were ok, can't say I am an instant convert lol. Really did not seem much different than my shorts.
09-26-17, 01:12 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 8,474
Posted By bigbiker1

Goal 500 MTD 323 9-2 54 Rode with my father...

Goal 500 MTD 323

9-2 54 Rode with my father had a great time. Last 4 miles where sheer agony! Another single ride distance record for me.
9-4 20 Nice ride on the rail to trail on my Jamis.
9-5...
09-21-17, 04:40 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 8,474
Posted By bigbiker1

Goal 500 MTD 298 9-2 54 Rode with my father...

Goal 500 MTD 298

9-2 54 Rode with my father had a great time. Last 4 miles where sheer agony! Another single ride distance record for me.
9-4 20 Nice ride on the rail to trail on my Jamis.
9-5...
09-19-17, 05:20 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 8,474
Posted By bigbiker1

Goal 500 MTD 283 9-2 54 Rode with my father...

Goal 500 MTD 283

9-2 54 Rode with my father had a great time. Last 4 miles where sheer agony! Another single ride distance record for me.
9-4 20 Nice ride on the rail to trail on my Jamis.
9-5...
09-18-17, 08:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,140
Posted By bigbiker1

I read somewhere that the cambium is murder on...

I read somewhere that the cambium is murder on lycra until broken in and the recommend you wear something more sturdy until it is, anybody had that issue?
09-18-17, 08:46 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,450
Posted By bigbiker1

I just ordered a pair of Aerotech bibs, I am...

I just ordered a pair of Aerotech bibs, I am skeptical but we will see. :p
09-16-17, 01:45 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 8,474
Posted By bigbiker1

Goal 500 MTD 259 9-2 54 Rode with my father...

Goal 500 MTD 259

9-2 54 Rode with my father had a great time. Last 4 miles where sheer agony! Another single ride distance record for me.
9-4 20 Nice ride on the rail to trail on my Jamis.
9-5...
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