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Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-12, 07:23 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,212
Posted By jbholcom

Don't worry about speed or candence right now. ...

Don't worry about speed or candence right now. Go out and have fun.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-12, 10:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 927
Posted By jbholcom

I've been thinking about getting the Cateye Inou...

I've been thinking about getting the Cateye Inou GPS Camera. Looks very cool, however I've been waiting for more feedback from other riders before I go out and buy one.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-12, 07:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,873
Posted By jbholcom

I have the 2011 Giant Defy 1 and absolutely love...

I have the 2011 Giant Defy 1 and absolutely love it. I get lots of compliments about it. I've put about 7,000 miles on it so far. My only issue is that the brakes and tires are substandard. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-12, 09:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,838
Posted By jbholcom

Have you thought of http://www.rentabikenow.com/....

Have you thought of http://www.rentabikenow.com/. I almost went through them when I went to S. Cal a few months ago. I took my running shoes instead.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-12, 09:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,179
Posted By jbholcom

Chosen http://www.chosen-hubs.com/

Chosen http://www.chosen-hubs.com/
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-12, 07:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,179
Posted By jbholcom

They make their own wheelsets just like many of...

They make their own wheelsets just like many of the other Chinese manufacturers. The hubs are Chosen. http://www.e-hongfu-bikes.com
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-12, 06:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,179
Posted By jbholcom

I bought a set from e-Hungfu Bikes. It was a...

I bought a set from e-Hungfu Bikes. It was a 50mm carbon clincher. I've put about 1,000 miles on it so far. The carbon rims are great, however everything else was terrible. It was out of true and...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-12, 06:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,130
Posted By jbholcom

I found a wheel builder in my area named Merlyn...

I found a wheel builder in my area named Merlyn Townley. I would definately check him out. This dude builds something like 2,900 custom wheels a year himself. He has even developed some new spoke...
Forum: Southeast
05-02-12, 06:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 720
Posted By jbholcom

I'm in! The only other way to keep Suck...

I'm in!

The only other way to keep Suck Creek Mountain in the route was to include a ride down I24. That would be lots of fun with trucks flying by at 70 mph within feet of every cyclist (not)! ...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-12, 06:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,735
Posted By jbholcom

There is no big secret to mountain climbing (for...

There is no big secret to mountain climbing (for most of us anyway). Weight is a big factor. Loosing a few pounds on you helps tramendously.

I've personally done dozens of Cat2 climbs over the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-12, 12:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,513
Posted By jbholcom

My daughter did that when she was about 5 years...

My daughter did that when she was about 5 years old.:roflmao:
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-12, 06:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,407
Posted By jbholcom

Quality makes a huge difference on the bike,...

Quality makes a huge difference on the bike, especially the farther you go. I got sick of the trial and error approach with cycling clothing. I'm not going to spend $200 for a jersey, but I wanted...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-12, 02:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 891
Posted By jbholcom

You might want to check out the Raisin Hope...

You might want to check out the Raisin Hope Foundation started by Saul Raisin - http://www.saulraisin.com/sitemain/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=320&Itemid=83

I went on his charity...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-12, 10:30 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,406
Posted By jbholcom

3 State / 3 Mountain Challenge...

3 State / 3 Mountain Challenge (http://www.chattbike.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=63&Itemid=37) - May 5th
Sequatchie Valley Century (http://www.sequatchievalleycentury.com/) -...
Forum: Southeast
11-16-11, 09:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,864
Posted By jbholcom

I haven't been down there is a few years, however...

I haven't been down there is a few years, however the roads should be packed full of tourists. I wouldn't do it, but that's just my opinion.

I can see it now, an Earnest Hemmingway wannabe...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-11, 10:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,039
Posted By jbholcom

Mine is the...

Mine is the http://www.3state3mountainchallenge.com (http://www.3state3mountainchallenge.com/). It features some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. You get to climb and descend 3...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-11, 06:25 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 14,203
Posted By jbholcom

OP, my advise is to stop reading this thread and...

OP, my advise is to stop reading this thread and go straight to your LBS. Hopefully they can give you some accurate/unbias information. This thread is loaded full of misinformation!

:fight:
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-11, 05:52 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,166
Posted By jbholcom

Great post!

Great post!
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-11, 11:52 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,195
Posted By jbholcom

I recently found a new place for cycling gear. ...

I recently found a new place for cycling gear. It's www.geartrade.com (http://www.geartrade.com). I picked up a brand new Castilli Podium Collection bib short for under $50. Those bibs retail for...
10-25-11, 12:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,339
Posted By jbholcom

My LBS, East Ridge Bicycle...

My LBS, East Ridge Bicycle (http://eastridgebicycles.net/) has had a fantastic black Friday for the last several years. 25% off of everything (except labor). I bought a new bike last year. :beer:
10-06-11, 05:57 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 15,101
Posted By jbholcom

This thread was moved from the Road Cycling...

This thread was moved from the Road Cycling forum. Now I guess no one will view it.:mad:
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-11, 11:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,965
Posted By jbholcom

I couldn't tell you what the skies were like, my...

I couldn't tell you what the skies were like, my head was down and was in the drops for most of the ride.:giver:
10-05-11, 07:01 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 15,101
Posted By jbholcom

I'm curious as the the outcome as well, however I...

I'm curious as the the outcome as well, however I don't know any more than what was written in the article.
10-05-11, 04:49 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 15,101
Posted By jbholcom

Dooring Caught on Dashcam

I hope I'm not reposting this video but I just had to share it. This video made me cringe. :eek: The cyclist should have never ridden that close to parked cars and the car driver should have looked...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-11, 04:37 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,720
Posted By jbholcom

Heck yeah! It will make you a much stronger...

Heck yeah! It will make you a much stronger rider.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-11, 04:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,965
Posted By jbholcom

If your not acclimated to mountain climbing, it...

If your not acclimated to mountain climbing, it will kick your butt just like high winds can. Of course I still would prefer a good mountain climb to strong headwinds anyday.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-11, 04:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,965
Posted By jbholcom

It was just us speculating out on the road. I'll...

It was just us speculating out on the road. I'll eventually find out the real story, especially since I ride by the race directors house 3 or 4 times a week.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-11, 06:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,965
Posted By jbholcom

Not!

Not!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-11, 06:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,965
Posted By jbholcom

Not cool! This was the main topic of...

Not cool!



This was the main topic of conversation. I believe the reason for the change was the addition of the mountain climb and the rough roads heading to Pikeville at the beginning of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-11, 05:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,965
Posted By jbholcom

I was in a group most of the ride, however I...

I was in a group most of the ride, however I pulled a lot. The course was weird since there were 2 centuries, one with a mountain climb and the other without, and a metric. Each course had a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-11, 08:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,965
Posted By jbholcom

Where I live we don't deal with the wind much. ...

Where I live we don't deal with the wind much. Mountains yes, wind no.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-11, 07:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 940
Posted By jbholcom

I did the Sequatchie Valley Century...

I did the Sequatchie Valley Century (http://www.sequatchievalleycentury.com/) and the weather conditions were brutal.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-11, 06:50 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,965
Posted By jbholcom

I did my first century and it was brutal

I did my first century over the weekend (October 1st) and it was brutal. It was the Sequatchie Valley Century (http://www.sequatchievalleycentury.com/). What made the ride brutal was the weather. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-11, 06:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,253
Posted By jbholcom

I would definitely ride the Giant before you make...

I would definitely ride the Giant before you make any conclusions. That's all it took for me to buy one. It's a very comfortable ride (except for the saddle).

I know looks are a matter of...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-11, 08:03 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,297
Posted By jbholcom

This past Saturday I did a metric century with a...

This past Saturday I did a metric century with a cat 2 mountain climb at about mile 55. The temperature was in the low 60s at the start and finished in the upper 70s. It took me about 3 hours and...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-11, 10:28 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,532
Posted By jbholcom

I like Hammer orange and banana gels and Powerbar...

I like Hammer orange and banana gels and Powerbar Vanilla and banana/strawberry gels.
Forum: Southeast
09-01-11, 10:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 420
Posted By jbholcom

I'm all signed up and ready to go. :speedy:

I'm all signed up and ready to go. :speedy:
Forum: Southeast
09-01-11, 10:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 895
Posted By jbholcom

Cades Cove is the only place in that area I would...

Cades Cove is the only place in that area I would ride. Your odds of surviving on a bike are better in the "projects" than the Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg area. It's not exactly a bike destination.
08-31-11, 01:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,293
Posted By jbholcom

For as much as it costs to live in San Francisco...

For as much as it costs to live in San Francisco I'm surprised that more people aren't forced to commute to work on their bikes. :p
08-31-11, 01:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,061
Posted By jbholcom

Speed is all relative! I've got some courses...

Speed is all relative! I've got some courses that I'm proud to complete in over 16 mph.

My advise to you is to go out and do an organized ride. You shouldn't have any trouble handling a metric...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-11, 10:40 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,723
Posted By jbholcom

I don't know what kind of crap you are reading on...

I don't know what kind of crap you are reading on the internet, but this is far from the case. Just ask anyone in California.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-11, 11:53 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,882
Posted By jbholcom

Give it some time, your body will recover. You...

Give it some time, your body will recover. You just need more rest and you'll be fine.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-11, 01:51 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,973
Posted By jbholcom

I can't tell the difference between 23s or 25s as...

I can't tell the difference between 23s or 25s as far as comfort goes. The real reason I'm riding with my 25s is the durability. Only one flat in about 3k of riding.

I reached 47.7 mph on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-11, 11:17 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,882
Posted By jbholcom

My story is a little different, however the...

My story is a little different, however the results were the same.

On an evening club ride a few months ago we did a climb over a mountain which is a category 2. That was my first full mountain...
Forum: Southeast
08-22-11, 10:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 420
Posted By jbholcom

I was thinking about doing this one. Hopefully...

I was thinking about doing this one. Hopefully the heat will subside a little by then.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-11, 01:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,013
Posted By jbholcom

Map My Ride (http://www.mapmyride.com)

Map My Ride (http://www.mapmyride.com)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-11, 01:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,042
Posted By jbholcom

You probably have it. I had the ITBS issue in...

You probably have it. I had the ITBS issue in college as a distance runner. My treatment at the time was the following:

-ice 20 minutes
-stretch
-30-40 minutes on a stationary bike at an easy...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-11, 12:51 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,013
Posted By jbholcom

With a higher cadence I usually move slower. ...

With a higher cadence I usually move slower. Some people can spin better than I can. I prefer to pound it up the hills.

Weight is not the issue for you, it your conditioning. Just keep on...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-11, 11:04 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,013
Posted By jbholcom

It definitely takes a while to get used to...

It definitely takes a while to get used to climbing hills or even mountains. The biggest factor in climbing is you. I'm referring to your weight and your training.

When I got started, climbing...
08-02-11, 06:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 429
Posted By jbholcom

The problem turned out to be a frayed rear...

The problem turned out to be a frayed rear drailer cable. The frayed portion was at the shifter.

I keep on telling myself this is a learning process. :troll:
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