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  1. I posted a good while ago about my goal to be in the best condition of my life when I turn 50 this November. At age 48 and flirting with 260lbs - I set myself some fitness and weight goals. 1- Being able to run a continuous mile in under 10 mins (I used to be a good long distance runner - but hadnt been able to run without serious pain in almost a decade) 2- Bench press my bodyweight 3- Be able to do pull up cold with good form 4- Squatting my body weight (sets of 5) 5- body weight under 200lbs None of these are earth shattering Olympic level target - but when I set these bench marks more than 2 years ago I was a long way from being able to hit any of them. I still cant for the life of me get under 200lbs - I hover about 205 but body comp keeps moving - body fat coming down, muscle coming up. For reference I was wearing 38 jeans and might well have needed bigger. Now I'm wearing 34 inch jeans with a belt - and have bought some 32's. I still struggle with the bench press - but more because of my shoulder rebuild than lack of strength. So with 50 fast approaching and my goals essentially achieved I decided to enter 3 events to celebrate. 1 - a "Lazyman" Triathlon. Its a full length triathlon but you get a whole month to do it. Thats happening right now (July). Again - not Olympic level but still a lot. This week I have done 50 mile bike ride, 10 miles running (sub 10 pace!) and 2000M swim - and I'm still keeping up my normal workout routines-ish. 2- In September my gym holds a challenge. Using a "Jacobs Ladder" aka mountain climber the competition is to climb the height of Mt Everest (29k feet). Technically just completing the climb in a month completes the challenge - but there is some bragging rights and prizes for the 1st 5 to complete it. I aim to be in that group. 3-In November, just after my birthday, theres a 10k charity run I have entered. I'm setting myself the goal of running it - and doing it in less than an hour (6.2mph / 9:40 mile pace) Fuck turning 50. Lets do this!
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  2. I’m finally putting Jackie’s bike up for sale. It has 18,047 miles on it and in immaculate condition. $6,500.00 Modifications: Corbin smuggler seat and Pyramid Hugger painted exact match. Scorpion exhaust, Givi windscreen, VFR bars, foot peg lowering kit, only 2,000 miles on chain and tires. Polished stainless bar ends, chrome wheels, frame plugs. it also includes service manual, bike cover, wired for charger and battery tender. Located in Maricopa AZ.
    6 points
  3. Working on 60, and have one of those, don't understand one at all, and think I might have a third maybe. I can hold a beer, a whisky, and a cigar and consume all of them at the pool without getting them wet however. And I can take a shit without injuring myself by tripping on my underwear.
    4 points
  4. You just like saying that last word.
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  5. Sure, my cousin does own body shop, spray booth, etc. But it is an hour away. Hard to justify if you painting small items, like a helmet, and project could be multi colors. One color ends up being 3-4 hrs deal. 2 hrs driving plus actual labor. Doing this instead. I'll go to my cousin for final clear though. It is gonna be kick ass helmet once I'm done. House of Kolor paint of course because I don't except substitute. Of cours, PPGs top line, Glasurit, BASF, etc are nice as well, but those are primarily OEM match paints. But that's not what I'm doing here.
    4 points
  6. Blue is done. Absolutely stunning in direct sun.
    4 points
  7. Those are great goals. Good luck to you. The one thing I would be very careful about is pushing limits on lifting. I tore my rotator cuff about 4 years ago lifting too much. Your joints aren't as flexible as they used to be. I just turned 76 and though I work out 4-5 times a week, i don't try and push max weights anymore, I just try to maintain. Fortunately I was blessed with great parents, meaning great genetics. My sister says we hit the genetic jackpot. At 6'-2" I weigh between 185-190 for at least the last 40 years.
    2 points
  8. I think I'll hide this in here, maybe not many will notice. Tips for saving money driving. 1. Check your tire pressure. 2. Reduce your speed. 3. Avoid a lot of starts and stops. 4. Get rid of extra weight. 5. Don't vote for liberals. 6. Don't drive in California (see above).
    2 points
  9. Cause knowing you - you’d tell me why they are all wrong, you can build it better and cheaper. 😊 - or you’d tell me to remove them all and replace them with something better.
    2 points
  10. Drastic: Diet change Exercise change Weight loss Medication Fishing
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  11. Is anyone surprised that Carlos is good with using rubber things? 🤔
    2 points
  12. Sounds like it's time for a carb cleaning. The low speed jets have a very small hole and is easy to get plugged up.
    2 points
  13. Well fortunately that was from 2019 and I had it checked based on a post you did back then about vitamin D. So thanks for prolonging my life. I have been taking 5000 IU D3/K2 daily since then and my current level as of last month is much better.
    1 point
  14. Piece of shit. It will never sell. Total garbage. Looks ABUSED too ❤️
    1 point
  15. I couldn’t fit this pic in post
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  16. Hey Chris, this is certainly a useful tool in battling sugar spikes, thanks. I'm still calling bullshit on his claims of a big effect, but every one of my half-scientific tests shows that it's almost surely taking the edge off things. If I remember to take them. I'm not doing back to back same-food tests, but just looking at the results when eating common foods.
    1 point
  17. It is neither metallic, chrome or pearl. All of it together. There is one more coat planned, black pearl, and then maybe couple decals. Debating whether do normal clear or flat. Probably normal since now every redneck worships flat. I wanted something blue, and happened to have components to mix this.
    1 point
  18. Disconnecting the ECU may have cleared codes Put it all back in place. Millwright buddy informs me - isocyanate (Super Glue) was invented for splicing o-rings. We fixed the high-tech retainer device. See small black patch....
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  19. I finally did it... I searched the site and got the pics posted by Porterb123's post. I compared his to the UK guy who posted his stuff. I tried to follow directions to the letter. :icon_think: The only other thing I did is add heat shrink tape to the whole works before I zip-tied it to the frame. I hope this works! My battery was replaced just a few months ago, so that took care of that possibility. I also took apart as many other connectors as I could find while my bike was apart, inspected and cleaned them, and wire brushed all the grounds I saw and bolted them back. So far the bike is still disassembled yet runs fine. The FI light is off (for now), but it has gone off before with other attempts and come back to haunt me as much as two months later. I'll pray that blasted light stays off!
    1 point
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