Category: Cycling Adventures

October 23rd, 2014 by jbiker10

Gooooooaaaaaalsssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss!!!!! So we are coming the end of 2014 and Mr. Josh needs to get some goals & events on the calendar!

I made some changes to my goals. I decided to wait on a road bike till end of 2015. So I am working the commuter bike and mountain bike as my primary rides for 2015.

So you ask .. “Why am I announcing this on da WWW?” One thing I learned from my past training is… When you make your goals public, you tend to stick with them. Settings goals, announcing your intentions, making them visible to the public, and putting it in writing helps me be accountable to myself. I also like looking back and seeing what I have accomplished in the past also. Give it a try. You might be surprised.

Goals 2015 ( posted:  http://mycyclingblog.com/my_training_bible/ )

1. Continue to bike commute and add more days. Goal is to ride 4-5 days a week. Right now I only do 2-3.

2. Long distance on the Mountain Bike. Going to start riding John Wayne trail this spring. Goal is to get to 100+ miles on the mtn bike before end of the Summer. During this time I will working on setup on my bike, mapping and gps 101.

3. Work on fueling for long distance riding – nutrition & hydration. This is going to be a good time for me to try different food during the long rides. Hammer will be my primary, but I need to also look into alternatives.

4. Maintain good stretching and mobility exercises. This is a Big one for me. I need to keep doing what I am doing now. My injury really ticked me off this year, so every day I do strengthening and stretches. This is really important if I am going to keep cycling.

 

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October 21st, 2014 by jbiker10

Fall is finally here. Its time to get the rain gear out.

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Posted in Commuter

October 16th, 2014 by jbiker10

GREAT JOB TROY!

I followed Troy on his journey during the Trans North California race. Not only am inspired by his feet to ride 400 miles with 40,000 feet of climbing + on a mtn bike, his journey had gotten me excited, more motivated and (little) anxious to get started on my adventures back in to long distance cycling. Check out Troy’s Adventure here on his blog. http://www.bandok.com/2014/09/trans-north-california.html

Posted in Cycling Adventures

September 22nd, 2014 by jbiker10

Heck ya! Back on the commuter bike start this morning. Ill just be riding just 3 days a week, keep it slow, and mellow to work and back.  But its better than not riding at all!

Posted in Commuter, Cycling Adventures

August 25th, 2014 by jbiker10

Here is my new Commuter bike.

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More info here

 

 

 

Posted in Commuter

February 28th, 2014 by jbiker10

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This was no race pace.. but riding a SS is a new adventure. 🙂

http://connect.garmin.com/activity/446930557

 

Posted in Cycling Adventures

January 12th, 2014 by jbiker10

Gears, no gears, gears, no gears, gears, no gears, gears, no gears, gears, no gears, gears, no gears .. Are you getting the idea?

Finally made up my mind and decided to build my bike. Soooooo … here we go.

Frame: Karate Monkey
Fork: Fox Float 29 100mm
Breaks: XT disk
Cockpit: Easton EA70
Pedals: Crank Bros Egg Beaters
Wheels: Cobalt 3 tubeless ready
Cranks: Truvativ Stylo Singlespeed Crankset (will upgrade later)

Will be adding more photos here during the build here: https://plus.google.com/photos/115404299289269202022/albums/5967756611537649121

 

Posted in Commuter

November 13th, 2013 by jbiker10

After a few years off .. I am not to happy giving up my bike lifestyle. Weight gain and just the idea I haven’t had the motivation has really gotten me to the point I need to get back on the bike. So I am planning a change for the good and hope this will get me back to the way I was 3 years ago.

Commute to Work
Ride a Century
Group Rides
Live the bike lifestyle

 

Posted in Commuter

May 28th, 2013 by jbiker10

Moving to a new area .. you definitely have to scout out your commuter routes. So that’s what I did today. Couple of nice climbs, but overall .. this will be a good route to take. Hope to shave off at least 10 minutes as I get back in better shape. Allot of stop signs and heavy traffic crossing also.

http://app.strava.com/activities/56826502

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May 15th, 2012 by jbiker10

Great ride Saturday with my buddy. Participated in the Inland Empire Century in Richland Wa. Planned miles was 75 miles and ended up doing 98 miles in 6 hours.

see my ride here: http://app.strava.com/rides/8494476

Doing rides like this till CX season has given me some motivation to keep up my fitness. Next Events Echo Ridge, June 9th http://nwepicseries.com

It has officially be 3 years now since I have changed my lifestyle. 80lbs lighter and getting faster every day!

Posted in Cycling Adventures