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11-30-14, 11:46 PM
Replies: 41
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Posted By ChrisM2097

Better to resurrect an old thread than to start a...

Better to resurrect an old thread than to start a new one. It's especially helpful for those that are subscribed, and want to follow the topic.
08-12-14, 06:54 PM
Replies: 812
Views: 96,970
Posted By ChrisM2097

Same here.

Same here.
08-12-14, 04:49 PM
Replies: 812
Views: 96,970
Posted By ChrisM2097

One of my favorite rides in the Fremont/Milpitas...

One of my favorite rides in the Fremont/Milpitas area is the loop from Milpitas to Fremont to Sunol then taking Calaveras back to Milpitas. The stretch into Sunol can be a bit stressful during busy...
05-30-14, 12:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 593
Posted By ChrisM2097

if you're going to ride on the sidewalk...

... don't insist that pedestrians move out of your way.

I just went for a quick walk on my lunch break. I was walking on a narrow sidewalk next to a street with a very wide shoulder. A road...
05-16-14, 06:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,451
Posted By ChrisM2097

Got yelled at by an ignorant cop

I was commuting home today through a construction zone - about a 1/2 mile of 2 narrow traffic lanes in each direction, no shoulder (concrete barriers literally right on the solid white line), no bike...
08-12-13, 11:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,226
Posted By ChrisM2097

As a hunter & fisherman, I definitely don't...

As a hunter & fisherman, I definitely don't discount the benefits of wild game. I love venison, elk, rabbit, squirrel, wild pig, turkey, goose, duck...and realize how much better they are than the...
08-12-13, 11:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,226
Posted By ChrisM2097

I was in the same boat a couple years ago. I...

I was in the same boat a couple years ago. I didn't change cold-turkey. I immediately removed things like sugary drinks from my diet, and slowly removed or vastly decreased my intake of rice,...
08-12-13, 10:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,226
Posted By ChrisM2097

It's a step in the right direction. When juicing...

It's a step in the right direction. When juicing try to use more vegetables than fruits in order to reduce your fructose intake. Some people recommend making smoothies, so that you retain the fiber...
08-09-13, 08:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,226
Posted By ChrisM2097

I was only on the fast for 4 days. Dropped 6.5...

I was only on the fast for 4 days. Dropped 6.5 lb. I realize that at least a couple of those lb were simply foods sitting in my digestive tract - so I didn't expect all 6.5lb to stay off...so I'm...
08-08-13, 07:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,226
Posted By ChrisM2097

If you go back to your old habits, then yes...

If you go back to your old habits, then yes you'll put it all back on.

I did the Atkins diet 20 years ago. Lost 90. Then gained 140. Been there, done that.

Diets don't work. Lifestyle...
08-08-13, 02:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,226
Posted By ChrisM2097

http://www.3fatchicks.com/top-8-vegetables-high-in...

http://www.3fatchicks.com/top-8-vegetables-high-in-protein/

There are many vegetables that provide protein, but since I was planning on doing this only for a week, and thousands of people...
08-05-13, 10:32 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,226
Posted By ChrisM2097

True, but http://www.blenderbabes.com/ is already...

True, but http://www.blenderbabes.com/ is already taken.
08-05-13, 09:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,226
Posted By ChrisM2097

Down another 1/2 lb this morning, for a total of...

Down another 1/2 lb this morning, for a total of 6 lb after juicing for 2.5 days. My wife is also doing this, and has lost 3 lb. I think I'll try to stick with it until Friday, since I'm going to...
08-05-13, 09:52 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 9,632
Posted By ChrisM2097

Great to hear you're getting back in the saddle. ...

Great to hear you're getting back in the saddle. Be safe out there!
08-04-13, 10:43 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 9,632
Posted By ChrisM2097

8/04: 15.4 miles - Los Gatos Creek Trail...

8/04: 15.4 miles - Los Gatos Creek Trail (http://app.strava.com/activities/72302301)

It's going to be a very busy month for me. I won't be able to do many weekend rides, and I'll be out of the...
08-04-13, 10:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,226
Posted By ChrisM2097

Friday morning I weighed 256lb. I started the...

Friday morning I weighed 256lb. I started the juice fast Friday afternoon. Saturday morning i weighed 252.5. This morning (Sunday), I'm down to 250.5.


*** TMI Warning ***

What I've found...
08-01-13, 01:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,226
Posted By ChrisM2097

Thanks! I'll try to stay within 100 yards of a...

Thanks! I'll try to stay within 100 yards of a restroom for the first couple days!
07-31-13, 04:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,226
Posted By ChrisM2097

I've heard both sides of the argument: ...

I've heard both sides of the argument:

Blender = Less veggies, less fiber, less expense (because of using less produce)
Juicer = less fiber, but because you're using more veggies, you're getting...
07-31-13, 11:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,226
Posted By ChrisM2097

I've already got a juicer (Jack Lalanne), and a...

I've already got a juicer (Jack Lalanne), and a BlendTec blender. I live in an area with plenty of farmers markets, and grocery stores with a plethora of organic fruits and veggies...so getting...
07-31-13, 09:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,226
Posted By ChrisM2097

I've read several articles on Dr. Mercola's...

I've read several articles on Dr. Mercola's website regarding intermittent fasting, and how beneficial it is, especially when it's combined with high-intensity (fast-twitch) workouts. This is...
07-31-13, 08:25 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,226
Posted By ChrisM2097

Juice Fasting?

Anyone in here try Juice Fasting? My wife and I have been on a low-glycemic (basically low carb) diet for a while. It was working great at first, but we've both hit a plateau. I'm 6'2" & currently...
07-30-13, 07:41 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 9,654
Posted By ChrisM2097

7/04: 32.7 miles - SF to Tiburon r/t 7/06: 11.5...

7/04: 32.7 miles - SF to Tiburon r/t
7/06: 11.5 miles - Los Gatos Creek Trail
7/11: 26.6 miles - Commute
7/21: 19.8 miles - Los Gatos Creek Trail
7/26: 26.1 miles - Commute
7/28: 4.0 miles...
07-26-13, 03:52 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 9,654
Posted By ChrisM2097

7/04: 32.7 miles - SF to Tiburon r/t 7/06: 11.5...

7/04: 32.7 miles - SF to Tiburon r/t
7/06: 11.5 miles - Los Gatos Creek Trail
7/11: 26.6 miles - Commute
7/21: 19.8 miles - Los Gatos Creek Trail
7/26: 26.1 miles - Commute + Lunch

MTD: 116.7...
07-22-13, 08:20 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 9,654
Posted By ChrisM2097

7/04: 32.7 miles - SF to Tiburon r/t 7/06: 11.5...

7/04: 32.7 miles - SF to Tiburon r/t
7/06: 11.5 miles - Los Gatos Creek Trail
7/11: 26.6 miles - Commute
7/21: 19.8 miles - Los Gatos Creek Trail

MTD: 90.6 miles
Forum: Commuting
07-14-13, 09:24 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 11,022
Posted By ChrisM2097

Not always. I bought my car for $750. As long...

Not always. I bought my car for $750. As long as it's running, it will likely not depreciate. In fact, I may even be able to sell it for more than that.
Forum: Commuting
07-13-13, 11:02 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 11,022
Posted By ChrisM2097

There's more to vehicle maintenance than fuel...

There's more to vehicle maintenance than fuel fill-ups and oil changes. To do an honest comparison, you have to include all expenses - purchase price, insurance, registration, ALL maintenance costs...
07-11-13, 10:42 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 9,654
Posted By ChrisM2097

7/04: 32.7 miles - SF to Tiburon r/t 7/06: 11.5...

7/04: 32.7 miles - SF to Tiburon r/t
7/06: 11.5 miles - Los Gatos Creek Trail
7/11: 26.6 miles - Commute

MTD: 70.8 miles

I haven't set a goal for the month. My left knee has been hurting...
07-08-13, 12:30 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 9,654
Posted By ChrisM2097

Ride was a little shorter than expected. 32.7...

Ride was a little shorter than expected. 32.7 miles. Also rode 11.5 miles Sunday, which was supposed to be a 20+ mile ride that got cut short due to a brake failure, which ended up with my friend...
07-03-13, 09:36 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 9,654
Posted By ChrisM2097

Finally starting to feel better. No rides yet...

Finally starting to feel better. No rides yet this month, but I'm planning a 35-40 mile ride tomorrow, round-trip S.F. to Tiburon.
07-03-13, 09:31 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 6,974
Posted By ChrisM2097

First time since I started riding that I didn't...

First time since I started riding that I didn't get on the bike one single time during an entire month. The recent heat wave didn't help any, either.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-13, 01:31 PM
Replies: 732
Views: 40,958
Posted By ChrisM2097

Sorry I guess I misunderstood what you were...

Sorry I guess I misunderstood what you were asking. Let me think about it, and I'll get back to you.

Just so I'm clear, what you want is something like the following:

Week 1: 10
Week 2: 0...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-13, 03:30 PM
Replies: 732
Views: 40,958
Posted By ChrisM2097

Not sure if it works in Google Docs, but in...

Not sure if it works in Google Docs, but in Excel, you could write something like this:

=COUNTA(A1:A100)+COUNTBLANK(A1:A100)

COUNTA() returns the count of all cells that have something in them...
06-24-13, 04:53 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 6,974
Posted By ChrisM2097

6 days left, and not a single ride this month. I...

6 days left, and not a single ride this month. I got Laryngitis at the beginning of the month, and then it turned into a sinus infection (accompanied by a horrific phlegm-spewing cough) that I've...
Forum: Commuting
06-20-13, 10:33 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 11,022
Posted By ChrisM2097

My current cost of ownership for this very cheap...

My current cost of ownership for this very cheap vehicle is $0.32/mile. This number is all-inclusive - vehicle purchase, insurance, fuel(~30mpg), maintenance, accessories, etc. My driving commute...
Forum: Commuting
06-15-13, 01:49 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 11,556
Posted By ChrisM2097

I couldn't agree more. One of my dogs was...

I couldn't agree more. One of my dogs was poisoned a couple years ago, in my own fenced-in backyard. Someone must have tossed some rat poison over the fence for no good reason. Nearly killed my...
Forum: Commuting
06-14-13, 08:51 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 11,556
Posted By ChrisM2097

Just remember, when seconds count, the cops are...

Just remember, when seconds count, the cops are only minutes away...

Even if he did have the sheriff visit the homeowner, the guy denies owning the dogs. And I'm sure the sheriff isn't going to...
Forum: Commuting
06-13-13, 05:34 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 11,556
Posted By ChrisM2097

Those poor flies! They should really try some...

Those poor flies! They should really try some other tactics to avoid them before resorting to killing.
06-13-13, 03:26 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,674
Posted By ChrisM2097

The vast majority of my riding is on paved roads....

The vast majority of my riding is on paved roads. There are a few routes where there is some dirt & gravel, but it's still smooth enough for a road bike to get by. My Hybrid, riding on 32's does...
Forum: Commuting
06-13-13, 02:47 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 11,556
Posted By ChrisM2097

Sequence of events, according to the very first...

Sequence of events, according to the very first post:

1. Cyclist Commuting to Work.
2. Cyclist chased by 7 dogs.
3. Cyclist nearly hit by vehicle trying to avoid the dogs.
4. Cyclist calls...
06-11-13, 02:57 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 6,974
Posted By ChrisM2097

The month is already more than 1/3 over, and I...

The month is already more than 1/3 over, and I haven't even been on my bike since the 29th of last month. Been sick for about a week with Laryngitis and whatever it is that caused it. Trying to...
05-29-13, 01:17 PM
Replies: 415
Views: 9,422
Posted By ChrisM2097

Not quite. I live & work in Silicon Valley, so...

Not quite. I live & work in Silicon Valley, so my commute is pretty flat (150' over 10 miles), but I live right next to a couple fairly steep hills (~1,100' climb in ~3 miles). If I included all...
05-29-13, 08:04 AM
Replies: 415
Views: 9,422
Posted By ChrisM2097

5/03: 21.9 miles / 550' - Commute 5/04: 10.9...

5/03: 21.9 miles / 550' - Commute
5/04: 10.9 miles / 1,320' - Big Dog Winery (http://app.strava.com/activities/52386123)
5/08: 22.7 miles / 330' - Commute
5/09: 23.4 miles / 300' - Commute
5/14:...
05-28-13, 11:14 AM
Replies: 415
Views: 9,422
Posted By ChrisM2097

Sounds kind of like the "navigation" feature in...

Sounds kind of like the "navigation" feature in the 500...though, I've found that it tells me to turn just AFTER I've actually made the turn. But there's no map on the 500.
05-28-13, 10:23 AM
Replies: 415
Views: 9,422
Posted By ChrisM2097

To extend your battery life, turn off all...

To extend your battery life, turn off all services (data, phone, WiFi, Bluetooth, etc) except for GPS while running Strava. Also, make sure the screen is turned off.

Using this method, a friend...
05-27-13, 06:03 PM
Replies: 415
Views: 9,422
Posted By ChrisM2097

5/03: 21.9 miles / 550' - Commute 5/04: 10.9...

5/03: 21.9 miles / 550' - Commute
5/04: 10.9 miles / 1,320' - Big Dog Winery (http://app.strava.com/activities/52386123)
5/08: 22.7 miles / 330' - Commute
5/09: 23.4 miles / 300' - Commute
5/14:...
05-22-13, 03:56 PM
Replies: 415
Views: 9,422
Posted By ChrisM2097

I started out at about 305 a couple years ago. I...

I started out at about 305 a couple years ago. I dropped down to about 275 within 6 months...and stayed there for over a year. I was riding about 200-250 miles a month, and watched what I ate, and...
Forum: Commuting
05-22-13, 10:05 AM
Replies: 4,068
Views: 117,459
Posted By ChrisM2097

Temp was ~49. Traffic was fairly light. Took a...

Temp was ~49. Traffic was fairly light. Took a slightly different route today that shaved off about 1/4 mile, and put me on a bike trail for about a mile. This helped me avoid the worst part of...
05-22-13, 09:41 AM
Replies: 17,471
Views: 2,687,324
Posted By ChrisM2097

Google Translate doesn't help much: "Orkilla...

Google Translate doesn't help much:

"Orkilla box iron and aluminum in good condition feel inclulle post in coal tiagra front derailleur for 10sp telescope rates the handlebar post and holder...
05-22-13, 08:28 AM
Replies: 415
Views: 9,422
Posted By ChrisM2097

5/03: 21.9 miles / 550' - Commute 5/04: 10.9...

5/03: 21.9 miles / 550' - Commute
5/04: 10.9 miles / 1,320' - Big Dog Winery (http://app.strava.com/activities/52386123)
5/08: 22.7 miles / 330' - Commute
5/09: 23.4 miles / 300' - Commute
5/14:...
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