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2008 Month of Mud - XC mountain bike race (probably around 208lbs in this pic)





2009 Month of Mud - XC mountain bike race: (Number 189 weighing in at 206lbs. )





Month of Mud 2010 - North Park Time Trial 178lbs.



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I want to climb faster

I raced my second xc mountain bike race (in the Beginner class) in September of 2009 and DNF'ed (Did not finish) after I crashed. I've been thinking about my results and the fact that to compete and perform at the level I want to, I'm going to have to cut the weight I've put on and dig myself out of the hole I put myself in.

I was 210lbs in September of 2009 and my blood pressure and cholesterol numbers weren't good. In December of '09, something clicked, I was reading ...
I raced my second xc mountain bike race (in the Beginner class) in September of 2009 and DNF'ed (Did not finish) after I crashed. I've been thinking about my results and the fact that to compete and perform at the level I want to, I'm going to have to cut the weight I've put on and dig myself out of the hole I put myself in.

I was 210lbs in September of 2009 and my blood pressure and cholesterol numbers weren't good. In December of '09, something clicked, I was reading everything I could get my hands on (e.g. Eat This, Not That; Food, Inc.; The Omnivore's Dilemma; The Men's Health Belly Off Program) and I started to work out 6 days a week, change my eating paradigm, and pursue some long term goals I've had.

I'm at 194-196lbs right now (update: 178lbs November 2010), and the only way to climb faster is to cut the amount I have to haul uphill, without a corresponding loss of strength.

My current program (January 16, 2013) consists of cycling (mountain & road), walking/hiking, and Men's Health strength training videos. (August 25, 2012 added sporadic cross training, running and double bag/boxing/Muay Thai work.) I've used Supreme 90 Day in the past and obtained good results/progress.

I wish you all success with your goals!

Update: 10/14/10 - 178lbs
07/21/11 - 170lbs
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Member Since: 2/24/2010

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My Goals:
I want to be a stronger cyclist and a good model and life skills mentor for my wife and kids. I want to feel strong and healthy.

My current goal is to reach a goal weight of 150lbs without a loss of muscle or strength by September 2013, for the Dirty Dozen race.

Riding an unsupported 200K (solo 124.274 miles) by the end of May 2013. - Completed August 2013 .

I'll revisit new goals once I reach these.

Riding a metric century (solo 100 kilometers) by the end of May 2011. - Completed May 22, 2011.

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My Program:
Full food paradigm shift. What I mean by that is that I am changing how I eat and my relationship with food. I'm not on a diet, I'm working on long term behavioral change to improve my life without a corresponding decrease in strength. I started changing my eating habits and starting in late December of 2009, working out 6 times a week. 3 days of circuit training with weights and body weight exercises, and 3 days of intervals on my stationary trainer in the basement. I eventually added Muay Thai/boxing drills on a double bag. I'm adding cycling rollers, and trying Supreme 90 Day. I mountain bike and cycle on the road. I try to walk a lot and have picked up snowshoeing and disc golf to broaden my repertoire. I started out a 206 pound Clydesdale (200+ cyclist/athlete) and as of February of 2010, I'm at 194-196lbs. My resting metabolic rate, I think, is around 2200 cals and I'm eyeballing my caloric intake at roughly 2000 cals a day.




Personal Information:
My wife and I are Returned Peace Corps Volunteers who served in the Republic of South Africa.

Other Information:
Spending time with my family, reading, Filipiniana, cycling, xc mountain biking/racing, bike commuting, snowshoeing, disc golf, food, sightseeing, listening to public radio and BBC on shortwave, cinema, music, history, geography, travel: foreign and domestic...road trips, Asian-American activism, Kali/JKD, Muay Thai, ghosts.

60 mile course of the 2009 Pedal Pittsburgh.

Month of Mud - Moraine State Park race in Beginner class in 2008 (4th place) and 2009 (DNF).

Raced the Month of Mud 2010 - North Park MTB Time Trial - Beginner (23rd of 26).

Raced the Month of Mud 2011 - Moraine State Park XC race - Beginner (8th place)

50 mile course of the 2011 Pedal Pittsburgh and added mileage until I rode a metric century (66 miles) in 5:27:13.

Pedal Pittsburgh 2012 - metric century 66.31 miles.

Run Around the Square 5K 2012.
FAAP Fall Classic 5K 2012.

1st century complete: August 24, 2013 138.34 miles.

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JIBBIE49
6/14/2014 12:40:40 AM

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MARIAJESTRADA
6/12/2014 3:54:57 AM

Thanks KaJun; it feels great to be fulfilling a long held dream. Plus, have a great support team! I have a reading in a few weeks, my first in a long while, so I look forward to posting pix about that. How are you?



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SPEEDYDOG
5/16/2014 7:08:27 PM

Hi Jun,

I have the Lizard Skin Neoprene Chainstay Protector on my Nimble 9. However, the rear derailleur cable on Little Stumpy does not allow a chainstay protector that wraps the chainstay.

I have decided on the carbon leather chainstay protector.

http://shop.lizardskins.com/collections/
mtb/products/carbon-leather-chainstay

Part of the issue is that older mountain bikes had a lot of exposed cable. The rear exposed derailleur cable runs too close to the chainstay to allow a wrap-style protector.

Hopefully with the new XT rear derailleur will help eliminate the chain slap that nicked-up the clear chainstay protector installed by the factory.

The older XT derailleur did not have the same precision as the new XT product.

Thanks, Bruce

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LAMOURA
5/15/2014 10:51:23 PM

Hi there no worries emoticon Yeah I agree I liked sp before the update... and man before I downloaded googles ad blocker allllll those ads were just horrible!! emoticon Now its back to normal with the ad blocker!! Love it!

Have yu tried carb cycling? It works great for me and I love that you can have 3 cheat meals throughout the week and still lose the weight emoticon

That woud be hard to balance...work and life...mine is balancing helping my mom who had a mini stroke just this past fall... kids...grandkids and life emoticon but I think I found that balance emoticon

I am doing STS Mesocyle right now and mixing in 21 day fix..and after every STS program I am good and sore!! I love srength training...more muscle and with more muscle lol the slower I age!! And the faster my metabolism is!!Which is always awesome! emoticon

Thanks for stopping by my page and sorry I went on for ever emoticon

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LAMOURA
5/9/2014 10:31:58 PM

Your welcome thanks for posting back emoticon glad your motivated again...me too emoticon So what have you been doing for an eating plan and exercise if you don't mind me asking?

Have a great weekend emoticon



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