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Mediocrates 09-22-2010 02:04 PM

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Originally Posted by Mr Head
I rode yesterday after work. Hammered it good and hard.
set some new highwater marks for myself along the way.
Track map

Then today had my health scan at work.

I'm still rated as "Pre-obese":baldy

My Total Cholesterol is good my Triglycerides and LDL are too low to get a reading on. Non-Fasting Glucose level is 126.
I need to drop these ten pounds that have been nagging me. Two years ago when I went through this last, I measured about the same.:huh

Same weight and I have not grown in height or shrunk. :eek1

But, I have dropped two notches in my belt. I can ride harder and farther. I eat better, and less. I don't eat much fat at all, and I tend toward salad at lunch and/or dinner especially when I'm traveling.

The weight is just not melting off. Even Sunday after I rode for three hours I got home, exhausted and had only dropped 2 pounds. :huh

Next trip home, I'm going to get into see my doctor and figure out what besides quitting my job and just pedaling across America will do the trick.

New goal for this two week trip is to lose weight.

I think 3 pounds is a good number to take aim at.

This time its personal.:lol3

Muscle weighs more than fat which is why you weigh the same but you took 2 notches off your belt.

The other problem is the BMI is skewed towards people with less muscle mass. Thanks insurance companies.

The only real way to check your fat vs muscle is caliper testing or immersion. Ask to talk to a exercise physiologist for either of these testng methods.

The rest of the things you are doing sound spot on. I'm in healthcare.

Scrotie 09-22-2010 02:58 PM

:clap I'm back in the MTB game. Got a great deal on this. Now all I have to do is get back into shape...

http://scro0853.smugmug.com/photos/1...51_f8h4z-L.jpg

Gummee! 09-22-2010 04:26 PM

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Originally Posted by scorpion
So it's worth fixing? :clap
It's only 40+ years old, where's that receipt. . . :D

This has been hands down the best bike I've ever ridden. I would love to keep riding it. I'll start looking around for a good Paramount restorer.

There's a few guys out there: Spectrum, Joe Bell, Holland or Hollands depending on what coast yer on (no S is the west coast), Toby at Hot Tubes, Zanconato, and many, many more.

Up to you how much ya wanna spend on it. :nod You can go whole hog and get it better'n new, or you can prolly have someone do the minimum for lots less.

M

ducnut 09-22-2010 06:42 PM

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Originally Posted by TheYeti

Cool!

I looked at one of those, before I bought the Tricross. Part of me still wants a LHT.

Mr Head 09-22-2010 06:50 PM

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Originally Posted by scro0853
:clap I'm back in the MTB game. Got a great deal on this. Now all I have to do is get back into shape...

http://scro0853.smugmug.com/photos/1...51_f8h4z-S.jpg

Dood, you're missing a forkleg.:lol3

That thing looks cool. Scary, but cool.

Mr Head 09-22-2010 06:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mediocrates
Muscle weighs more than fat which is why you weigh the same but you took 2 notches off your belt.

The other problem is the BMI is skewed towards people with less muscle mass. Thanks insurance companies.

The only real way to check your fat vs muscle is caliper testing or immersion. Ask to talk to a exercise physiologist for either of these testng methods.

The rest of the things you are doing sound spot on. I'm in healthcare.


I keep telling myself that. Still need to reduce my girth. Working it. It is supposed to get hot this weekend. Just in time for me to leave town and head off into the wet and dark.:huh

Scrotie 09-22-2010 09:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mr Head
Dood, you're missing a forkleg.:lol3

That's why I got such a good deal on it. :lol3

Mr Head 09-22-2010 09:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by scro0853
That's why I got such a good deal on it. :lol3

:clap

Bimble 09-23-2010 05:52 AM

Salsa is knocking them out of the park this year!

The new Casseroll:

http://salsacycles.com/culture/intro...ted_casseroll/

TheYeti 09-23-2010 06:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ducnut
Cool!

I looked at one of those, before I bought the Tricross. Part of me still wants a LHT.

I got the LHT to tour with,It's price point was great it's heavy duty enough for touring with the exception of the CoMotion most are not. IMO I've got it adjusted about where I want. pretty compy so far, Now I've just got to put some miles on it.

Askel 09-23-2010 06:09 AM

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Originally Posted by Bimble
Salsa is knocking them out of the park this year!

The new Casseroll:

http://salsacycles.com/culture/intro...ted_casseroll/


I'm hoping that rack goes on sale at a reasonable price. The only comparable items I've seen are $90 Nitto racks.

ducnut 09-23-2010 07:03 AM

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Originally Posted by Bimble
Salsa is knocking them out of the park this year!

The new Casseroll:

http://salsacycles.com/culture/intro...ted_casseroll/

I like how some are bemoaning the switch to canti brakes. Obviously, they're not looking past their own nose. Cantis offer so much more versatility in tire sizes and terrain.

Likewise, some are complaining of the curved fork. Curved forks ride so much better than straight legs. Again, the fear of not knowing.

I do, however, prefer the classic gold color of the previous bike. I think use that gold with vanilla panels or a metallic garnet with vanilla panels. It's gotta' be classy.

Oznerol 09-23-2010 02:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Bimble
Huh. After the ride down to CADVR, I was pretty happy with my bike and could not see getting a Fargo to replace it even though I really dig the Fargo. Not that huge a diff. The Ti Fargo changes all that.

By a lot.

I like my Fargo, but for the way I'm using it, I'd probably be better off with a Vaya; Lots of linking dirt roads and smoother paths via asphalt, not much singletrack. I don't use most of its tire clearance (after playing around with a range of tire choices I've settled on 37mm slicks), and the position is much more upright than necessary for this kind of riding.

So I'm starting to think about a frame swap. My wallet is terrified that they're going to announce a Ti Vaya; But even if they do I'll probably just look for a 2010 steel frame on closeout. I love the idea of a Ti bike, but I'm not comfortable paying $2k for a non-custom frame that I've never ridden.

Jeffy 09-23-2010 04:21 PM

I dug my beater out of the garage and took some pictures. I've had it since new and it's all original, even the tires. I looked up the specs. but the ones listed on a third-party site don't really match my bike 100%. I think it's a '86 or '87 from the color though. The only thing wrong with it is that the shifter for the front derailer is busted. If I put some new tires on it and a shifter and I think it would be 100% again. Still want a new bike though. :lol3

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_NUT3v0pNW04/TJ...0/DSC_0015.jpg
http://lh5.ggpht.com/_NUT3v0pNW04/TJ...0/DSC_0018.jpg
http://lh6.ggpht.com/_NUT3v0pNW04/TJ...0/DSC_0020.jpg
http://lh5.ggpht.com/_NUT3v0pNW04/TJ...0/DSC_0021.jpg
http://lh5.ggpht.com/_NUT3v0pNW04/TJ...0/DSC_0028.jpg
http://lh5.ggpht.com/_NUT3v0pNW04/TJ...2/DSC_0029.jpghttp://lh3.ggpht.com/_NUT3v0pNW04/TJ...2/DSC_0024.jpghttp://lh6.ggpht.com/_NUT3v0pNW04/TJ...2/DSC_0016.jpg

Wadester 09-23-2010 04:48 PM

This is funny! My first MTB was a Nashbar elevated chainstay frame with identical components! Bought as a closeout in the summer of '90, so probably an '89. After a year of getting into shape riding the local trails, the only original parts surviving were the frame, the front derailer and the handlebar. The cranks were warrantied, and I upgraded the pedals to clipless, but the rest died in use trying to keep up with some young bucks who had been riding for years. Replace both of the shifters - they were the first to break, and are a bit fragile IIRC. The rest should survive "path" use well, but if you start riding rough terrain things will die of metal fatique or overload. When the rear derailer breaks along the pre-scored line on the inner link it will take out the rear spokes.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jeffy
I dug my beater out of the garage and took some pictures. I've had it since new and it's all original, even the tires. I looked up the specs. but the ones listed on a third-party site don't really match my bike 100%. I think it's a '86 or '87 from the color though. The only thing wrong with it is that the shifter for the front derailer is busted. If I put some new tires on it and a shifter and I think it would be 100% again. Still want a new bike though. :lol3

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_NUT3v0pNW04/TJ...0/DSC_0015.jpg
http://lh5.ggpht.com/_NUT3v0pNW04/TJ...0/DSC_0018.jpg
http://lh6.ggpht.com/_NUT3v0pNW04/TJ...0/DSC_0020.jpg
http://lh5.ggpht.com/_NUT3v0pNW04/TJ...0/DSC_0021.jpg
http://lh5.ggpht.com/_NUT3v0pNW04/TJ...0/DSC_0028.jpg
http://lh5.ggpht.com/_NUT3v0pNW04/TJ...2/DSC_0029.jpghttp://lh3.ggpht.com/_NUT3v0pNW04/TJ...2/DSC_0024.jpghttp://lh6.ggpht.com/_NUT3v0pNW04/TJ...2/DSC_0016.jpg



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