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Forum: Touring
02-05-13, 07:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,343
Posted By ben8jam

Is there any benefit to riding North to South or...

Is there any benefit to riding North to South or South to North?
Forum: Touring
01-17-13, 04:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,343
Posted By ben8jam

Thanks for the responses. Route has not been...

Thanks for the responses. Route has not been totally firmed yet as we are just putting it all together. A friend worked on the music for this little film, so we have this as a starting point.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-13, 11:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 611
Posted By ben8jam

What to wear on Tour de Palm Springs century ride

Anyone do this ride? Any recommendation on what to wear?

I am lacking in cold weather wear. I know it's going to be freezing in the morning and then probably pleasently cold in the afternoon.

I...
Forum: Touring
01-15-13, 11:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,343
Posted By ben8jam

Auckland to Wellington 2014

Anyone done this ride before? I have started planning this with a couple friends and curious if anyone has pointers for pre-planning. Yeh, a long way to go, but good to get a soft date in place.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-13, 07:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,164
Posted By ben8jam

Thanks all for the replies. I just was having a...

Thanks all for the replies. I just was having a moment of frustration. I was considering switching to speedplays since you can clip on either side and somewhat stand on the pedal at least for a...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-13, 01:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,164
Posted By ben8jam

Look pedals are going to be the death of me...

I rode SPDs for years around town. Then got into road cycling. Been on Look pedals for over 600 miles and love how I feel on the bike and limited float.

However, when riding in traffic I...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-07-12, 08:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,072
Posted By ben8jam

yeh, 6.5 lbs of water and muscle. you kicked...

yeh, 6.5 lbs of water and muscle. you kicked yourself into starvation and probably ran on nothing by catabolic hormones for 4 days. go see a professional nutritionist if you are intent on starving...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-12, 11:11 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,556
Posted By ben8jam

Glad to hear people seem to like the PI Elite (or...

Glad to hear people seem to like the PI Elite (or convertible) jacket-- I live in LA where we usually have great weather, but don't want to skip out on cold/wet days...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-12, 11:28 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,338
Posted By ben8jam

Funny, came on here to look for suggestions for...

Funny, came on here to look for suggestions for rain gear for LA rain, and the first thread is a post about LA rain.

I too would like to keep riding in the rain, but there are so many gear choices...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-11, 12:02 AM
Replies: 20,102
Views: 4,440,172
Posted By ben8jam

t-t-t-t-tjmaxx

t-t-t-t-tjmaxx
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-11, 05:51 PM
Replies: 3,933
Views: 265,095
Posted By ben8jam

hey! I grew up in Columbia! Cool to see your map!...

hey! I grew up in Columbia! Cool to see your map! (Been on west coast past 13 years)
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-11, 05:49 PM
Replies: 3,933
Views: 265,095
Posted By ben8jam

First hill ride of the season - kicked my butt,...

First hill ride of the season - kicked my butt, but I made it through... (only 800 ft)

http://bit.ly/eAOx9o
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-11, 08:09 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-11, 01:38 AM
Replies: 20,102
Views: 4,440,172
Posted By ben8jam

Louis Garneau Exo Nerve helmet - kinda impluse,...

Louis Garneau Exo Nerve helmet - kinda impluse, but it was on a good sale at Performance and my Bell helmet is over 10 years old...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-11, 08:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,210
Posted By ben8jam

that's a great bike btw - you will love it ...

that's a great bike btw - you will love it

also consider these pedals - they are identical to the more expensive Keo Classics
...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-11, 10:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,210
Posted By ben8jam

new thread much better.. see? :)

new thread much better.. see?

:)
04-06-11, 10:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,269
Posted By ben8jam

[QUOTE=sierrabob;12470770]MotionX developers will...

[QUOTE=sierrabob;12470770]MotionX developers will continue improving this product, and I expect it to include turn by turn visual/aural navigation of predrawn gpx routes in the future. /QUOTE]
...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-11, 10:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,758
Posted By ben8jam

I have been using the MotionX iphone app - but...

I have been using the MotionX iphone app - but only in the lock position and sticking slightly out of my underseat bag (for semi-view of sky) - i have been VERY happy with the results - a lot of...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-11, 03:01 PM
04-06-11, 02:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,269
Posted By ben8jam

Oh, hey fellow Sac area rider. Yeh. We def have...

Oh, hey fellow Sac area rider. Yeh. We def have it easy here in the farm lands - Though, I'm just getting started again after some time off. So happy to have the fields to ride through :)

Yeh, as...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-11, 12:17 AM
Replies: 20,102
Views: 4,440,172
Posted By ben8jam

LOOK Keo Plus pedals - now, just need some...

LOOK Keo Plus pedals - now, just need some shoes.. :/
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-11, 12:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,697
Posted By ben8jam

well. i found a pair for $69 + shipping (~$8) -...

well. i found a pair for $69 + shipping (~$8) - so i went ahead and bought them... of course, i still need shoes - and considering I have a bunion on my right foot, it's going to be hard to find...
04-05-11, 08:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,269
Posted By ben8jam

Sierrabob - that was exactly my point - no, it's...

Sierrabob - that was exactly my point - no, it's not as ride perfect as a garmin - but if you've already invested in a phone (which you will use a lot more then a dedicated gps cyclometer) the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-11, 05:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,697
Posted By ben8jam

geez that's super cheap - performance is selling...

geez that's super cheap - performance is selling them for $99 for their "exclusive" Plus peddle

http://www.performancebike.com/bikes/Product_10052_10551_1104890_-1_1589016_1586500_400265

but...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-11, 05:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,697
Posted By ben8jam

Yeh, i found one blog that said this "Plus" line...

Yeh, i found one blog that said this "Plus" line was a limited edition and supposed to stop the squeak. so the question continunes.. but at $67 i guess i can't go wrong (and yes, that includes grey...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-11, 04:40 PM
Replies: 3,933
Views: 265,095
Posted By ben8jam

Second ride of the season - and lots of wind......

Second ride of the season - and lots of wind... ugh... riding through farmland is nice until the wind is gusting and there is no protection from it..

http://bit.ly/gN0E6z

Loving my MotionX...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-11, 04:33 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,054
Posted By ben8jam

this has never happened to me.. when i learned to...

this has never happened to me.. when i learned to ride as a kid, my dad used to tie my feet to the pedals so i was forced to learn to balance... so when i went clipless it was second nature - then...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-11, 04:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,117
Posted By ben8jam

dude .. this thread was 4 years old

dude .. this thread was 4 years old
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-11, 04:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,697
Posted By ben8jam

actually, i haven't even checked ebay - i've...

actually, i haven't even checked ebay - i've found them on some big online retailers- plus also on a few local bike shops (not my local) but some one's local...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-11, 04:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,697
Posted By ben8jam

They both seem to allow release tension from 8 to...

They both seem to allow release tension from 8 to 12 Nm.
They also weigh the same.

I can't seem to figure it out - but finding them for super cheap...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-11, 03:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,697
Posted By ben8jam

Does anyone know difference between Look Keo Plus and Classic pedals?

They are listed everwhere as the same descriptions, but the "Plus" pedals are $30-50 cheaper (on sale) depending on where you shop?

I can't figure out why (unless it's just because they are ugly...
04-03-11, 10:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,269
Posted By ben8jam

went on a short 25 mile ride today (15mph winds,...

went on a short 25 mile ride today (15mph winds, and I'm out of shape) - so it's wasn't the greatest of days, but the motionX software worked great - it autopauses when you stop and kept good data -...
04-03-11, 11:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,269
Posted By ben8jam

No problem with the shortcomings... Thanks.

No problem with the shortcomings... Thanks.
04-03-11, 07:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,269
Posted By ben8jam

Man so much animosity on this forum. I'm not...

Man so much animosity on this forum. I'm not hating on the Garmin people. Just thought the 99 cent iPhone app was cool comparison to the Garmin and was wondering if others used it. Sure if I had the...
04-02-11, 11:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,269
Posted By ben8jam

Well... the iPhone DOES have an actual GPS in it...

Well... the iPhone DOES have an actual GPS in it (it can use cell tower triangulation as backup but it also has a true GPS chip in there, as do most modern smart phones)). Actually it uses data...
04-02-11, 09:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,269
Posted By ben8jam

MotionX iPhone app vs Garmin 705

I went on a ride couple days ago and used the .99 cent MotionX iPhone app as my GPS based cyclometer and my friend used his Garmin 705.

Honestly I can't tell the difference. Our data was almost...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-10, 04:53 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 3,447
Posted By ben8jam

Arrived in France. I was worried that since I...

Arrived in France. I was worried that since I don't have a road bike out here I was going to lose all the good progress I was making back in the US. However, my brother in law has two...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-10, 01:47 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 3,447
Posted By ben8jam

How are drivers with bicyclsts in France? I am...

How are drivers with bicyclsts in France? I am thinking of commuting from Cessy to Geneva (~18km) but i know the road to Geneva is just a single lane with round-abouts... when I was there a couple...
05-31-10, 06:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 716
Posted By ben8jam

yeh, i guess the car feature is not really that...

yeh, i guess the car feature is not really that important... i'm thinking more for just basic navigation - or finding food/services in unknown areas... i wasn't sure if the 705 could do that.. but i...
05-31-10, 02:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 716
Posted By ben8jam

sounds good... guess it time to plunk the money...

sounds good... guess it time to plunk the money down... going with a refurbed one...
05-31-10, 09:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 716
Posted By ben8jam

Thanks, i'll download it, but i'm more interested...

Thanks, i'll download it, but i'm more interested in someone first had using it that way? Maybe the lack of detail on this topic, should tell me something..... :)
05-31-10, 09:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 716
Posted By ben8jam

Why is this such a hard question to find an...

Why is this such a hard question to find an answer to? I see people make slight references to it in reviews, but no one has said, yes, this doubles as a walk around/car GPS unit... I don't know much...
05-30-10, 11:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 716
Posted By ben8jam

Is the Garmin 705 able to work as regular GPS?

HI, i am considering buying a Germin Edge 705 for cycling, and would also like to know if I can use it as a regular GPS?

I know the maps are extra, but once I have the maps will I be able to do...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-10, 01:43 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 3,447
Posted By ben8jam

definitely! Les Rousses is only 30km north from...

definitely! Les Rousses is only 30km north from where I am staying :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-10, 11:25 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 3,447
Posted By ben8jam

I just realized the Tour de France will be going...

I just realized the Tour de France will be going right by where I am staying this summer... How cool is that!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-10, 12:00 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 3,447
Posted By ben8jam

my parents went to Univ of East Anglia! ...

my parents went to Univ of East Anglia!

that's all :)
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-10, 11:59 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 3,447
Posted By ben8jam

I will be working in Cessy (près de Genève) for...

I will be working in Cessy (près de Genève) for six weeks in june and july. I just started road biking here in CA and was hoping to try and rent or borrow a bike so i could cycle in the country (the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-10, 10:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 380
Posted By ben8jam

Yeh, the video doesn't really do it justice. It...

Yeh, the video doesn't really do it justice. It was my first hill climb attempt. Did pretty well. Only stopped a couple times. Though, I did learn the brakes on my bike aren't really all that great...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-10, 05:54 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-10, 03:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 380
Posted By ben8jam

Sped up video of a local bike ride in Northern Cali (Davis)

Okay, so it's not a "bikecam" video - that would take too many batteries, and SD cards and be a pain. So I drove the route in my jeep and filmed it that way. It's beautiful up the Davis area.

This...
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