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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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KA_JUN Chain dropped in the middle of traffic, locked up the rear wheel, good thing no one was behind me and the weather was good.
set 6 days ago


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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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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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