Indoor Cyclist Roller Dream

Indoor Cyclist Roller Dream

As the 2017 biking season ends for the east-coast we all gotta run home and bike indoors to keep the fitness up and level up for next year. Training is the key to keep those legs strong and growing!

Ran into Clan Knox Cycle They posted a project that’ll get you rolling without much issue!

Clan Knox Roller Bed

They’ve also provided simple instructions! Wood and Steel

Wood Pieces

Wood Pieces

  1. Plywood 1″ 36″ x 9″ 2x – Sande Premium Plywood @homedepot
  2. Plywood 1″ 36″ x 41″ 1x
  3. Plywood 1″ 22.5″ x 9″ 2x
  4. 2×4 36″ 4x – 2×4 Premium Whitewood @homedepot
  5. 2×4 4.5″ 4x
  6. Black Door Hinge 2x – 3-1/2″ Black Door Hinge @homedepot

Steel Parts

Steel Parts

  1. Steel Pipe 1″ 24″ 2x – Black Steel Pipe 24″ @homedepot
  2. Steel Pipe 1″ 36″ 2x – Black Steel Pipe 36″ @homedepot
  3. 90 degree connector 4x – 1″ Black 90-Degree Elbow @homedepot
  4. Floor Flange 1″ 4x – 1″ Black Floor Flange @homedepot

Wood Cuts

For the wood pieces, homedepot or Lowes can do the cuts for you at 25 cents per cut.

Get 1x Sande Plywood 4ft x 8ft and have it cut into 1x 36×41″ 2x 36×9″ and 2x 22.5×9″. You will be left with a lot of left over pieces but that is the cheapest way to get the perfect cuts.

Get 2x 2×4′ make sure that they piece you get is straight. Start with the 2x 36″ cuts from each and then get the 4.5″ pieces from the remaining.

Assembly

Follow the images above to layout your pieces and mark them for easy assembly. You’ll also want to get 1-1/2″ to 2″ wood screws. Make sure to pre-drill before putting the screw through the wood or you can also get self-drilling screws to speed up the process.

Assemble the metal parts and measure the proper location for the Floor Flange that’ll connect the metal assembly.

Post Assembly

After you assemble your roller bed, make sure to pain the bed/wood portion with some water/sweat resistant paint, here is Rust-Oleum Truck Bed paint

Enjoy your ride!

How-To: Train the Most Important Core Muscles for Cycling

How-To: Train the Most Important Core Muscles for Cycling

Recently I got more serious about bicycling and it’s not a joke! It definitely takes a lot out of you especially when you have to attack a climb.

Bicycling.com has a great post on which muscles form the foundation for a biking body.

Don’t let a weak core frustrate all the hard work your legs do on the bike. Here’s how to make those important trunk muscles strong.

Source: How-To: Train the Most Important Core Muscles for Cycling | Bicycling

Got iPhone Pwned?

Well after reading articles and dugg stories of the iPhone Pwnage Tool first being in existance, then being delayed from released, then being completely closed-out and shutdown and sold to a private company to finally being released on April 3rd, 2008. I was in complete awe and amazement. So I did what everyone who is an early adaptor and downloaded the tool, loaded it up on my MacBook Pro as quickly as I could. I ran into one issue which caused me a little delay (my home Mac was the primary sync point for my iPhone). If I were to use the tool on the iPhone from my MBP it’d erase my music/videos and this would cause me to listen to nothing on my way back home.

This is where AFPd came in handy, I created a private WiFi network, connected to the iPhone and copied over all of my music to this iTunes Library into a new playlist (which will now sync to the iPhone). Once that was done I “erase and sync”ed the iTunes with the iPhone. Now I was ready to Pwn my iPhone. I was then missing the ipsw files required by the Pwnage tool, which I was easily able to download thanks to ‘iphone.unlock.no’.

I then put my phone into recovery-mode and was able to use the iPwner tool to flash the rom (using the downloaded 1.1.4 ipsw)

Then I created a new custom 1.1.4 ipsw using the Pwnage tool & the original 1.1.4 ipsw.

Once the iPhone was pwned, I restored it using the new custom ipsw that I just created using iTunes (option + restore button, select file)

The Monsterpod

The Monsterpod

The MonsterpodIf you’re a photobuff like me (not that it shows) and like to take photos of yourself or a group or just want a portable enough tripod, well this tool here, which is a cross between a tripod and a hoverboard the Monsterpod would be the result.

It easily screws onto your point-and-shoot camera and sticks to anything! It’s simply amazing.

Specs:

  • Holds any camera up to 20oz (560 grams).
  • Sticks to over 1,000 surfaces and objects, even upside down and peels right off.
  • Tilts and rotates to any angle with pivoting tripod mount.
  • Molds to hold almost any surface or object.
  • Waterproof and dirt resistant.
  • Fits in your pocket.
  • Works over and over. Simply wash it with water when it gets dirty.

Get your own here!

How to Walk Tall

Introduction

Naturally, we are talking about having self-confidence. Confidence is defined as a mental process that arises from considering if a person or thing is capable of something. So, self-confidence is having the knowledge that you are capable of something. Most people actually underestimate themselves even when they really are capable of the task they are attempting which can affect many things. This could prevent you from getting a job or promotion or it could affect you performance. Here are some tips on how to improve your confidence so you can walk tall.

Instructions

Difficulty: Moderately Challenging

Steps

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Step One

Understanding Skills and Talents: Understand what you are capable of. Skills are things that you have been trained to do. If you have been properly trained in a field then you can have confidence in performing tasks in the field. Remember that skills can always be refined so know your limits and continue to work on your skills. Also, it’s important to remember that your skills do not validate your actions. Know the limit of your skills so you know when to have confidence.

If you have natural talent, you can have confidence, but know your limits. For instance, a piano player with confidence in his natural talent may find weakness in his performance due to lack of training. Often people lack confidence when they have natural talent for fear of failure. A great way to gain confidence is through professional development or in this case, piano lessons.

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Step Two

Emotional Confidence: This can be difficult. Realize that if you place your confidence in your emotions, they will change on a daily basis. Instead, try to ground your confidence in solid fact. Consider the circumstances in which you require confidence and then consider what skills and talents you have to perform those actions. These are the facts and they will not change like your emotions.

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Step Three

Physical Confidence: Many people are self conscious about the way they look, talk, smell, etc. The answer is again to ground this confident in fact. If you put on a nice outfit, take care of your hygiene and prepare yourself in any other ways possible to present yourself in a way that is socially acceptable, then you will be accepted and there is no reason to lack confidence. Most people will have a different level of physical confidence based on their emotional confidence so be sure to consider the facts. If the facts don’t provide confidence then you may need to consider change in order to achieve that confidence.

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Step Four

Spiritual Confidence: Spiritual confidence comes from knowing that what you believe is fact and building you confidence from that perspective .Personally, I choose Christianity to place my spiritual confidence because the religion itself is founded on facts; real people and places that are proven by history to have existed. Additional facts can be found by studying the bible and applying it. The faith that comes from the fact is what builds spiritual confidence. Spirituality based on emotion is not fact and therefore cannot provide confidence.

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Step Five

Perseverance: The important thing to remember is that confidence does not come over night. It takes time whether you are trying to adapt to focusing on fact vs. emotion or learning and practicing skills and talents.