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Old 04-17-12, 12:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Jaytron View Post
Today I came across a picture of me from May 2011. I was grossed out. One on the right was taken yesterday for comparison.

Strong work. You should be proud of yourself.
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Old 04-17-12, 12:42 PM
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Congrats. How much did you lose?
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Old 04-17-12, 12:51 PM
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Yuhhhhhh

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Strong work. You should be proud of yourself.
Hell yeah I am. I just never compared the two looks until now. Kinda blew myself away.

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Congrats. How much did you lose?
45lbs or so. I'd like to lose another 10~15lbs still. It's slowed down a lot.

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Old 04-17-12, 12:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Jaytron View Post
Today I came across a picture of me from May 2011. I was grossed out. One on the right was taken yesterday for comparison.

Damn, dude! That's inspirational!

Also, muscle is more dense than fat, so it weighs more. So, you probably lost more than 45lbs of fat and replaced it with a few lbs of muscle.

Racing will burn off some fat, too.
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Old 04-17-12, 12:58 PM
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Originally Posted by carleton View Post
Damn, dude! That's inspirational!

Also, muscle is more dense than fat, so it weighs more. So, you probably lost more than 45lbs of fat and replaced it with a few lbs of muscle.

Racing will burn off some fat, too.
Thanks a bunch! I never thought to figure that I probably lost a ton more fat than the scale shows. A friend of mine says I should have kept track of inches lost etc.

Yeah, I'm hoping to start racing really soon. Maybe another beginner session or two and I'm just gonna do it. Being on a team helps too, I think we have a Team TT clinic coming up. Even just asking for pointers here and there, or just simply getting motivated.
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Old 04-17-12, 01:09 PM
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nice Jaytron keep ridin' alot
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Old 04-17-12, 01:34 PM
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today I the grossest looking Giant Fixer R for a customer (don't tell him I said it was ugly) didn't help that it was multi colored

and on the bright side I unpacked my Look 464 and installed the headset and fork lol



and jaytron thats awesome keep up the good work! thanks for the motivation!

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Old 04-17-12, 02:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Jaytron View Post
45lbs or so. I'd like to lose another 10~15lbs still. It's slowed down a lot.
Awesome. This is what happened to me when I started to get athletic in 12th grade by joining a crew team. 220lb to 180lb.

now I'm lay again
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Old 04-17-12, 02:23 PM
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Originally Posted by TMonk View Post
nice Jaytron keep ridin' alot
Hell yeah, will do. Even if climbing doesn't help track racing that much, I'm going to try and up my climbing to 10kft per week. Just to be better at climbing (not for track, but just to be better at it).

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today I the grossest looking Giant Fixer R for a customer (don't tell him I said it was ugly) didn't help that it was multi colored

and on the bright side I unpacked my Look 464 and installed the headset and fork lol



and jaytron thats awesome keep up the good work! thanks for the motivation!
Thanks! Congrats on your new bike! (We need pictures!)

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Awesome. This is what happened to me when I started to get athletic in 12th grade by joining a crew team. 220lb to 180lb.

now I'm lay again
You're like 8 feet tall though hairnet

I was much more athletic in HS, I'm trying to work back to that at the very least.
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Old 04-17-12, 04:52 PM
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yeah man ride bikes is awesome, u win!

i went from 285 -> 185 just from bikes.
now i hover at 195-200. FUUUU BEEEER
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crabon/campy/rapha/roadie-bro.

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Old 04-17-12, 05:11 PM
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Dude that's awesome! Inspiring me to get into better shape.
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Old 04-17-12, 05:22 PM
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Today I broke a chain about 19 miles into a 22 mile ride, so that makes a 3 mile walk. The chain has only about 1500 miles on it. Get a new one or just replace the busted link?
Also: brakes are good things.
Also: Awesome Jaytron!

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Old 04-17-12, 05:39 PM
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45lbs or so
Holy smokes! Nice!
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Old 04-17-12, 05:43 PM
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He's even sexier in person.
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dem quads
this post makes me want to go ride the **** out of my bike

awesome job jaytron.
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Old 04-17-12, 06:14 PM
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Awesome work Jaytron. Now if I could only get my dad riding his bike...

Proof, if one link failed, I would think that the chain as a whole is pretty weakened. It might be worth it to replace for peace of mind alone...

I'm on day two of my latest attempt to quit smoking cigarettes. My plan is to not buy packs, and just bum periodically. I can't go cold turkey, or I'll relapse too fast. Going from a pack a day to ~3 a day has been brutal, but I can already feel the difference in my riding.
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Old 04-17-12, 06:19 PM
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today i borrowed my buddies bike and decided to ride on lawns the rest of the way home

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Old 04-17-12, 06:27 PM
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Today I broke a chain about 19 miles into a 22 mile ride, so that makes a 3 mile walk. The chain has only about 1500 miles on it. Get a new one or just replace the busted link?
Also: brakes are good things.
Also: Awesome Jaytron!
a chain tool might have saved you that walk

youd still want a new chain either way but what if u were 20 miles from home?
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I had a cell but I didn't want to bother the wife and it was a nice day. Replace the chain it is. Thanks for the advice guys.
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Old 04-17-12, 07:01 PM
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New chains are cheap unless yer fancy.

Today I think I found the best wifi in town. They got $1.00/9oz Pabst/Busch/Rolling Rock, too. I'll never hit a coffee shop again.

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today i borrowed my buddies bike and decided to ride on lawns the rest of the way home

Where r Space Needle.
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Old 04-17-12, 07:16 PM
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Where r Space Needle.
I can't see canada either.
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Today I gave a lot of money to the IRS. Damn quarterly taxes.
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I had a cell but I didn't want to bother the wife and it was a nice day. Replace the chain it is. Thanks for the advice guys.
I'm so confused. Aren't you one of two or three regular posters that are around 15/16 years old?
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