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06-07-18, 09:51 AM
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Posted By Jarrett2

Congrats :)

Congrats :)
06-06-18, 07:25 AM
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Posted By Jarrett2

Congrats!

Congrats!
05-11-18, 12:06 PM
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Views: 25,887
Posted By Jarrett2

For those of you reading through this thread,...

For those of you reading through this thread, please be aware that based on what he is posting here, KraneXL is not very knowledgeable about the latest research on ketogenic diets. Some of what he...
05-01-18, 09:56 AM
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Posted By Jarrett2

:lol:

:lol:
04-27-18, 05:02 AM
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Posted By Jarrett2

Damn... really sad to hear. He seemed like a...

Damn... really sad to hear. He seemed like a great guy. RIP.

My condolences to his family. He will be surely missed here.
04-13-18, 04:25 AM
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Views: 2,570
Posted By Jarrett2

I rode for a few years, 4-5,000 miles a year and...

I rode for a few years, 4-5,000 miles a year and my BP didn't budge. I started following the ketogenic diet and it dropped quickly.

My advice, cut way back on carbs to reduce BP.
04-09-18, 06:29 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 25,887
Posted By Jarrett2

Congrats on the decision to make a change. ...

Congrats on the decision to make a change.

I started off at 405 lbs and have lost 140 lbs and have kept it off for 5 years. My experience and advice is sort of the opposite of the poster above....
04-03-18, 01:02 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 25,887
Posted By Jarrett2

A huge intake of sugar will have weird effects...

A huge intake of sugar will have weird effects once you break the addiction. The keto diet is a little different than other diets because cheat days aren't rewarding. When you decide to fall off...
03-27-18, 07:51 AM
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Posted By Jarrett2

ok :thumb:

ok :thumb:
03-27-18, 07:36 AM
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Views: 5,066
Posted By Jarrett2

It was an interesting change. Before going keto,...

It was an interesting change. Before going keto, I had to "fuel" my rides meaning I had to carry Clif bars or gel packs that I had to ingest periodically to get me down the road when my sugar levels...
03-27-18, 06:12 AM
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Views: 5,066
Posted By Jarrett2

If you want to learn some stuff, google Ketogenic...

If you want to learn some stuff, google Ketogenic Athletes. Interesting stuff to be found.

I don't eat carbs for rides anymore, long or short.
03-26-18, 12:15 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,066
Posted By Jarrett2

Good luck on your journey. Be careful with...

Good luck on your journey.

Be careful with TKD and your knees. Sometimes those spinning kicks can really torque old knees.
03-26-18, 11:42 AM
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Posted By Jarrett2

That's what we've been told, yes. I've found...

That's what we've been told, yes. I've found that to be not the case for me and others.



If you are worried about heart health, then diet becomes a main focus.

Everyone is different though....
03-26-18, 07:16 AM
Replies: 58
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Posted By Jarrett2

This. After genetics, diet is the main...

This. After genetics, diet is the main determining factor for health. Then exercise.

Just gotta figure out what (sustainable) diet promotes the most health for you. For me, its the ketogenic...
03-12-18, 02:12 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 25,887
Posted By Jarrett2

Some people don't get it. I did, my GF did not. ...

Some people don't get it. I did, my GF did not.

Have you gone for a hard bike ride since your started? That's when it really kicked in for me. Guess I had a little sugar still hiding in there...
03-08-18, 10:09 AM
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Views: 25,887
Posted By Jarrett2

22 today :)

22 today :)
03-06-18, 02:37 PM
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Posted By Jarrett2

21 lbs down this year on the keto diet so far.

21 lbs down this year on the keto diet so far.
Forum: Texas
03-04-18, 07:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,518
Posted By Jarrett2

I rode it last weekend or two back maybe. I only...

I rode it last weekend or two back maybe. I only did a few miles of it due to time. I have Clement USH 35's that's about as small as I'd want to go on that trail. It's mostly fine, but every now...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-18, 06:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 969
Posted By Jarrett2

Cool, thanks for the info.

Cool, thanks for the info.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-18, 04:23 PM
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Views: 969
Posted By Jarrett2

Are there any companies selling a Steel 1x model?

I let my friend ride one of my steel 1x bikes today and now she's considering one. They can be pricey to build up, I wondered if there were any companies selling a steel 1x model at this point?
...
03-01-18, 10:03 AM
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Views: 9,314
Posted By Jarrett2

Damn sorry to hear this, Joe. You sound like a...

Damn sorry to hear this, Joe. You sound like a great guy.

I don't know what else to say.
02-05-18, 07:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,390
Posted By Jarrett2

Can go to the Gator Hardshells for less flats. ...

Can go to the Gator Hardshells for less flats.

Can go to the 4Seasons for better ride.
01-25-18, 07:48 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 25,887
Posted By Jarrett2

Congrats on the weight loss. I did something...

Congrats on the weight loss. I did something similar. Started at 405, at 268 today.

When I started Keto, riding the bike REALLY sucked initially, but within a few months, I was back to my...
01-24-18, 09:30 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 26,462
Posted By Jarrett2

Canti's are noisy and don't stop great. These...

Canti's are noisy and don't stop great. These mini V's stop like disc brakes. I wish I could put them on my road bike. You'd have to check with Mike on the tire capacity. I run 35's.
01-23-18, 11:26 AM
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Views: 10,469
Posted By Jarrett2

I hit it today. 16 pounds in 22 days. ...

I hit it today. 16 pounds in 22 days.

Hoping to keep going from here. We'll see.
01-17-18, 12:20 PM
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Views: 10,469
Posted By Jarrett2

Thanks. That's definitely the hard part. I've...

Thanks. That's definitely the hard part. I've kept 135 lbs off for the last 5 years.

Just trying to keep edging my way to a good weight. 225-230 would be great for me. That'd put me around...
01-17-18, 11:23 AM
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Views: 10,469
Posted By Jarrett2

12 lbs down. 3 more to go.

12 lbs down. 3 more to go.
01-11-18, 10:24 AM
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Posted By Jarrett2

I sold my Gunnar after I got my Black Mountain...

I sold my Gunnar after I got my Black Mountain Cycles road bike. I liked everything about it more.

Don't get fooled by tubing marketing, the BMC bikes are as nice as any steel bike I've ever...
01-11-18, 08:00 AM
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Views: 2,184
Posted By Jarrett2

I've killed a lot of rear wheels, but no frame...

I've killed a lot of rear wheels, but no frame breaks yet thankfully.

Although, I personally know a bunch of people that have broken frames. No all of them are clydes either. It's mostly carbon...
01-10-18, 05:12 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 17,125
Posted By Jarrett2

I didn't have that luxury. If I ate too much at...

I didn't have that luxury. If I ate too much at 20, I gained weight. In fact, I started really putting on the pounds around age 25. It takes years to amass enough calories to get morbidly obese. ...
01-10-18, 09:31 AM
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Posted By Jarrett2

When it comes to weight gain or loss, it is that...

When it comes to weight gain or loss, it is that simple.

If you eat 3,500 calories of twinkies, you'll gain the same amount of weight as if you eat 3,500 calories of avocados.

When you factor...
01-09-18, 03:45 PM
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Posted By Jarrett2

All that food I ate.

All that food I ate.
01-08-18, 12:57 PM
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Views: 10,469
Posted By Jarrett2

I should have elaborated. I lost 32 lbs last...

I should have elaborated. I lost 32 lbs last year doing this. Just continuing.
01-08-18, 11:34 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,469
Posted By Jarrett2

Check out videos on Keto Diet and Intermittent...

Check out videos on Keto Diet and Intermittent Fasting from Dr. Berg on You Tube.

Tons of great info there.

Here's what I'm trying to stick to this week:

5 eggs cooked in avocado oil
1/3...
11-24-17, 05:42 PM
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Views: 5,724
Posted By Jarrett2

I had the exact same experience 4+ years ago. ...

I had the exact same experience 4+ years ago.

Probably best to go to a good bike shop initially so they can get to all dialed in for your first road bike. Getting a good fit is a big part of...
11-19-17, 09:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,083
Posted By Jarrett2

I've been 260-290 over the last 3 years and I've...

I've been 260-290 over the last 3 years and I've destroyed a few lightweight wheels in that time. I gave up on it and just ride heavier stuff now. I also gave up on trying to be fast as well, so I...
11-12-17, 07:44 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,238
Posted By Jarrett2

I lucked out. Found a $22 saddle that works. ...

I lucked out. Found a $22 saddle that works. Just got back from a 143 mile/3 day, self-supported tour with 4-5+ hours in the saddle each day. I did a dumb thing and put a brand new, never ridden...
11-06-17, 12:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,944
Posted By Jarrett2

There definitely is. Track your ride data and...

There definitely is. Track your ride data and your weight loss together, you'll find the sweet spot.

The stuff that SethAZ just said is right on, I think.

I had to slow down the speed of my...
11-06-17, 11:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,944
Posted By Jarrett2

SeathAZ, it really depends on his goals. ...

SeathAZ, it really depends on his goals.

dfull, which is more important to you currently:

Becoming a stronger/faster cyclist?
or
Getting healthier and losing weight?

Here's the reason I...
11-06-17, 10:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,944
Posted By Jarrett2

Yes, on push through. Once adapted, you can...

Yes, on push through. Once adapted, you can still ride on very low carbs and be fine.
11-06-17, 10:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,944
Posted By Jarrett2

I had a feeling. I went through the same thing a...

I had a feeling. I went through the same thing a year ago when I went on the keto diet. All of the sudden, short, easy bike rides were kicking my ass.

It's a tough transition for a sugar...
11-06-17, 09:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,944
Posted By Jarrett2

What diet are you on? Anything low carb or...

What diet are you on? Anything low carb or related to ketosis by chance?

You can bonk at mile 9 by the way, especially if you have ridden consecutive days.
11-02-17, 07:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 981
Posted By Jarrett2

Supposedly, its going to be 90 today for the...

Supposedly, its going to be 90 today for the first time in Dallas...
10-31-17, 09:01 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,238
Posted By Jarrett2

Had to scrap the C17 last night. For whatever...

Had to scrap the C17 last night. For whatever reason, on the 7th ride, it became unride-able for me.

Back on the hunt...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-17, 08:25 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,878
Posted By Jarrett2

Early on, a phone with a cycling app is fine. As...

Early on, a phone with a cycling app is fine. As you get into longer and longer rides, I found that around the 4 hour mark, the function of having location turned on and a cycling app running really...
10-23-17, 06:37 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,238
Posted By Jarrett2

I don't do 5 continuous hours of riding much...

I don't do 5 continuous hours of riding much anymore. I'll ride all day, but usually in 2-3 hour chunks before stopping for a break.
10-22-17, 11:29 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,238
Posted By Jarrett2

2 hour test ride on the Brooks this weekend and...

2 hour test ride on the Brooks this weekend and that was enough to seal the deal for me.

I'm going to switch to the Brooks Cambium C17 on both of my Black Mountain Cycles bikes.

Thanks for...
Forum: Touring
10-20-17, 08:27 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,392
Posted By Jarrett2

Good stuff, thanks. Really thinking about taking...

Good stuff, thanks. Really thinking about taking a Uke with me now.
10-20-17, 08:11 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,238
Posted By Jarrett2

I bought the Brooks Cambium 17 and did a 1.5 hour...

I bought the Brooks Cambium 17 and did a 1.5 hour ride with it.

It was the most comfortable road saddle right out of the box I've ever used. But it was still a bit uncomfortable compared to the...
10-19-17, 10:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,674
Posted By Jarrett2

Gotcha, sounds like you are doing all the right...

Gotcha, sounds like you are doing all the right stuff.

I found I had plenty of energy in the weight room when I was hitting it earlier in the year while low carbing it.

Where I really struggled...
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