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Weight loss

I had a plan to loose some weight before my Cuban vacation. And slowly but surely I've been losing it. My current weight is around 170 lbs and my original weight was 190 lbs.

The results come from a few adjustments to my life style: regular exercise (40 minutes of walking during my lunch break and ~30-50 min of indoor cycling after work) and a slightly better diet (portion control, less carbs more veggies).

The result is not too impressive and sometimes it is frustrating not to see a steady progress. One day I could loose 4 lbs only to gain 8 the next day. But the overall trend is clear.

Once I reach 165 lbs I will start exercising more with weights and concentrate on increasing my muscle mass so I might gain some weight back.

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Bike Maintenance

Bought some stuff to maintain my bike:

  • This season I plan to ride mostly on asphalt roads so I bought new set of slick tires to replace mountain bike style tires.
  • Crank Puller -- to fix the stucked chain. Crank Puller
  • Bicycle Tire Levers.

I'm thinking about buying a bicycle trainer to do workouts in winter months and when it rains, but they are expensive.


Awesome news, me and my friends are goind to Cuba for two weeks!
Cuba, Image credit: NASA

I want a new bike

Man new bicyles are expensive. Since my mountain bike is not a really a proper bike for city, and I want to ride faster, I've decided to buy a new bike.

I think that I need a road bike or a cyclocross bike. Cyclocross bike is a hybrid between road bike and a mountain bike. It has a frame of a road bike with tires that are appropriate for light off-road use. And that is pretty much what I want.

Right now I see two candidates:
MEC Côte

MEC Côte

and Giant Anyroad 1

Giant Anyroad 1

Both a very expensive: Côte costs 1350.00CAD and Anyroad costs 1,269.

Both bikes cost about the same, and have quality components

I will probably buy an Anyroad'er because it has two sets of breaks on the handlebar, I think it would be conviniet - no need to move hands to break.

UPDATE: Trek CrossRip $1349.
Trek CrossRip

Hello world

Life is good