My scrapbook of cycling incidents.
July 11, 2012 8:18 AM Subscribe
Help me document my weight loss and cycling journey on the great interwebz.
posted by playertobenamedlater to health & fitness (5 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
Early this year I decided to give cycling a try to help with weight loss and feel in love with sweating on the wheels of steel again. Now that I'm starting to train seriously for a metric century ride this fall I'd like to use a quirky domain name and web hosting I recently purchased to document all of my training and weight loss.
What are some ways that I can document the following without having to setup PHP/MySQL forms and pages:
- Miles ridden and maps of rides (I use Strava)
- Twitter feed
- LoseIt! or other food tracking application
- Workouts (I do weight training 3-4 times a week)
Ideally I'd use my phone to do all of the documentation (i.e. weight ins, tweets, Strava) and have the site be a repository for the entire process. I've seen some of the cool things people have done with the Strava API but I'm not sure where to start on integrating everything I want to document.
Just in the spirit of full disclosure: I've lost over 50lbs in the past year but am still a VERY heavy rider (402lbs this morning) and would really like for this site to be a way for me to look back in a year and say "wow, what an adventure". Since I'm sure someone will ask - I currently ride a Surly Cross Check with super heavy duty wheels (Phil Wood 48h hubs and Velocity Chukkar rims) and will be riding at least 100 miles each week for the next two months when I bump it up to 150 miles a week.