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10-07-09, 02:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 458
Posted By SemperFi87

Of course! Following a good diet is key to...

Of course! Following a good diet is key to longevity, weight maintenance, and of course, good performance. BUT, I find that eating whatever the hell I want once or twice a week does the soul good. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-09, 06:45 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,745
Posted By SemperFi87

I cannot say whether or not the Oakleys are worth...

I cannot say whether or not the Oakleys are worth it, it all comes down to budget and personal preference. I will say that they stand behind their warranty, and I have had several pairs of new lenses...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-09, 06:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 769
Posted By SemperFi87

If you are going to use them a lot for time...

If you are going to use them a lot for time trials as well, I would go with the 808's. Plenty of people race crits and RR's on 808s without a problem, and they would definitely be a bit better suited...
10-01-09, 06:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,438
Posted By SemperFi87

I joined a team racing as a 5 and it was the best...

I joined a team racing as a 5 and it was the best decision I made cyclingwise. I was in a similar position as you and didn't get to make it to a lot of the rides, and didn't get to race a ton, but it...
10-01-09, 08:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,145
Posted By SemperFi87

Just because he is coming to the end of his...

Just because he is coming to the end of his career doesn't mean that he is all washed up, or doesn't have the talent left to win. Sure, his age doesn't help, but he has proved that he has still got...
09-30-09, 10:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,393
Posted By SemperFi87

The part about good form is by far the most...

The part about good form is by far the most important. If your sets are getting sloppy then take a break, call it quits, or lower your weight a bit. If you are just trying to get stronger, add some...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-09, 09:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 601
Posted By SemperFi87

Yeah, I actually messed up my knee on the...

Yeah, I actually messed up my knee on the century, and had to drop out of the 77 miler the next day. Oh well, one milestone down, and I doubled my fundraising goal.
09-30-09, 09:45 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,103
Posted By SemperFi87

I unfortunately no longer race, but when I did,...

I unfortunately no longer race, but when I did, it was just sort of natural. You wanna get fast on the bike, then compete. One thing I always loved about cycling races compared to pretty much any...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-09, 11:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 601
Posted By SemperFi87

Nice Job! Where was it? I also did my first...

Nice Job! Where was it? I also did my first century for an MS ride this weekend.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-09, 04:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 567
Posted By SemperFi87

If you can find a good carbon frame that fits...

If you can find a good carbon frame that fits from a reputable supplier, I doubt you would have any problem with longevity. Check out your LBS's manufacturers, and get in touch with them about their...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-09, 04:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 887
Posted By SemperFi87

I got an 08 Opal on sale, and it has been a...

I got an 08 Opal on sale, and it has been a terrific bike. My LBS is big on them, and have told me a few of their experiences with their warranty and crash replacements, and all of them were very...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-09, 04:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,098
Posted By SemperFi87

I have the Aksiums with bladed spokes, and I love...

I have the Aksiums with bladed spokes, and I love them. I was coming from some shimano wheels that were on my specialized, and these have been a great upgrade. About 3,000 miles so far, and still...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-09, 01:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,876
Posted By SemperFi87

In South Carolina, it's legal after one cycle.

In South Carolina, it's legal after one cycle.
Replies: 4
Views: 494
Posted By SemperFi87

First century!

Well, I finally did it today. MS150 in Winston-Salem, NC. The conditions were terrible, 55-60 degrees, raining and miserable. Normally I like riding in that temp range, but with the rain, it was a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-09, 09:42 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,958
Posted By SemperFi87

I hit a squirrel once going about 35. I was...

I hit a squirrel once going about 35. I was cruising downhill, in my little ring, still warming up. The squirrel went right under my front tire, and then kicked up into my big ring, then under my...
Forum: Southeast
09-22-09, 03:02 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 493
Posted By SemperFi87

BB&T Tour to Tanglewood

Anyone else doing it? it's my first MS ride and my first century, so I am pretty excited. I would love to see some other bf'ers out there.
Forum: Southeast
09-22-09, 03:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 585
Posted By SemperFi87

Where in Winston are you starting? Going out old...

Where in Winston are you starting? Going out old 52 is a nice ride that goes up by Pilot mtn and near hanging rock state park. You could probably get over to Danville pretty easily from that part of...
Forum: Triathlon
09-22-09, 02:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,115
Posted By SemperFi87

HED 3 weight limit?

I was hoping that someone might know the weight limits for the HED 3 and HED 3D wheels? I know I am right on the limit (about 185) for Zipp Wheels, but I cannot find the weight recommendations on...
Forum: Triathlon
09-20-09, 12:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 671
Posted By SemperFi87

Well I am hooked - First race

I just got back the Angels race, here in Winston-Salem, NC, and I loved every second of it. I am seriously hooked and will do tri's for the rest of my life. The Angels races are sprint tri's devoted...
Forum: Triathlon
09-18-09, 10:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,342
Posted By SemperFi87

I use the vibrams for shorter runs and for...

I use the vibrams for shorter runs and for lifting/crossfit workouts. The flat sole they give you is great for lifting and xfit stuff, and you get a great feel for the ground through the thin sole. I...
08-25-09, 10:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 197
Posted By SemperFi87

As a Greenville native, the race is great, and...

As a Greenville native, the race is great, and the opportunity to ride the route before is even better. Paris mountain is a great climb, so get out there and meet some awesome riders and have a good...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-09, 09:26 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 6,722
Posted By SemperFi87

Di2 is one of those things that's really neat...

Di2 is one of those things that's really neat when you first hear about it, then you realize that it is completely unnecessary. The argument against it for not being green is almost as ill conceived...
08-22-09, 09:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,318
Posted By SemperFi87

I raced a steel Specialized Allez with...

I raced a steel Specialized Allez with ultegra/105 for 2 years in juniors, 5's, and collegiate. I got quite a few top 10's and a 3rd out of 120 or so in a hilly road race. The frame never held me...
08-21-09, 11:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 429
Posted By SemperFi87

Do the stars and stripes if you can. If I recall...

Do the stars and stripes if you can. If I recall correctly, it raises some money for a good cause, and the course is good. Paris mountain is a fun climb, about 3 miles long, not too steep, but good...
Forum: Triathlon
08-17-09, 02:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,675
Posted By SemperFi87

First Triathlon coming up - Swim Question

Hello,

I have signed up for my first triathlon in a little over a month. It's a sprint, so it's a relatively short swim. I am a pretty good cyclist and runner, by I have never swam competitively....
08-16-09, 07:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 973
Posted By SemperFi87

While I am just shy of the Clydesdale mark, The...

While I am just shy of the Clydesdale mark, The steepest I have hit is about 18% on Mahogany Rock rd. In NC on the Hurt, Pain, and Agony metric century. We also have a climb here called pilot mtn....
08-16-09, 07:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,577
Posted By SemperFi87

I would go to your LBS and ask them how big of a...

I would go to your LBS and ask them how big of a cassette you can put on it. They would be able to tell you what will and will not work and show you some options for price ranges. If you bought the...
08-16-09, 12:35 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,082
Posted By SemperFi87

Here's a question . . . what is the rational...

Here's a question . . . what is the rational behind Friere being second most over and under rated?
08-16-09, 12:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,347
Posted By SemperFi87

I cannot comment on the HFCS vs. sugar part, but...

I cannot comment on the HFCS vs. sugar part, but the nutrient ratio in chocolate milk certainly does make it one of the best recovery foods/drinks available. Make sure to get the full fat kind.
08-12-09, 08:57 AM
Replies: 9,302
Views: 3,602,068
Posted By SemperFi87

Just curious, when you say all other elite...

Just curious, when you say all other elite categories, do you mean all categories, like say cat 5, 4, 3 etc.? I have thought about this a lot, and while I certainly see your side of the argument, I...
08-12-09, 08:50 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,599
Posted By SemperFi87

Well I think the drug comment is a little...

Well I think the drug comment is a little misleading. One retro positive for a test that they never did when LeMond was riding. The advances in both testing and doping have come a long ways, and the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-09, 02:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,323
Posted By SemperFi87

Hincapie sports makes a nice one, but it's rather...

Hincapie sports makes a nice one, but it's rather expensive. Might be worth checking out though.
08-10-09, 08:57 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,150
Posted By SemperFi87

Nice work!

Nice work!
08-10-09, 08:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,102
Posted By SemperFi87

This. I have had a friend or two go to the...

This. I have had a friend or two go to the hospital because they exercised heavily after a few beers.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-09, 10:50 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,504
Posted By SemperFi87

I think the OP was referring to the overall...

I think the OP was referring to the overall environment and attitudes of the competitors at the event, not just during the actual race. I have never found people laid back and joking with their team...
08-09-09, 10:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,102
Posted By SemperFi87

I think this is a great way to look at it. There...

I think this is a great way to look at it. There is nothing wrong with having a drink or two most nights a week. Sure you get a bunch of empty calories from it, but in moderation, it's worth it for a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-09, 08:00 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,504
Posted By SemperFi87

From my experiences, cycling specific races tend...

From my experiences, cycling specific races tend to be much more competitive than the average tri and there is a lot more stereotypical cyclist snobbery. Every charity ride I have ever been to has...
08-08-09, 04:36 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,893
Posted By SemperFi87

The older Carbon Trek's were just nice bikes....

The older Carbon Trek's were just nice bikes. Plain, but nice nonetheless. They have really done a lot to sharpen them up, and I think they stand out a bit more now. I have also heard the new Madones...
08-08-09, 04:32 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 19,323
Posted By SemperFi87

I like to fill one bottle up with each when I am...

I like to fill one bottle up with each when I am doing a ride in the heat. I do water down the gatorade some, I find it to be way too sweet to actually consume when I am exercising, it will upset my...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-09, 12:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,580
Posted By SemperFi87

I don't see a problem with them for TT/tri rigs...

I don't see a problem with them for TT/tri rigs if they are set up right. Some people just can't afford a dedicated rig, so it's a good alternative for a lot less cash. Again, this is all dependent...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-09, 06:26 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,786
Posted By SemperFi87

Who cares how much it costs? I would never buy a...

Who cares how much it costs? I would never buy a bike that expensive, but I bet someone will, and hats off to them when they do. I sincerely hope they enjoy their purchase. It has no bearing on what...
08-07-09, 06:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,409
Posted By SemperFi87

Can anyone shed some light on that little logo...

Can anyone shed some light on that little logo right above the vino-4-life? I can't quite make it out.
08-07-09, 02:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 576
Posted By SemperFi87

Try doing some longer hill intervals (like over...

Try doing some longer hill intervals (like over 1/3 of a mile). Do that a couple times a week at the end of your normal rides. As you get better, do more of them, increase the gear, or find a longer...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-09, 09:31 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,079
Posted By SemperFi87

the bottom line is there are plenty of fantastic...

the bottom line is there are plenty of fantastic Ti bikes out there. If you like it, then there's a good chance it's right for you. Plenty of people race older litespeeds, so they can't be THAT...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-09, 09:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 707
Posted By SemperFi87

Even with crappy roads, most modern frames will...

Even with crappy roads, most modern frames will last quite a while if taken care of properly, and most steel frames can be repaired fairly easily if something like this happens again. If you are...
08-07-09, 09:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,441
Posted By SemperFi87

There's a few great threads about her already,...

There's a few great threads about her already, and there are quite a few bf'ers who have had the pleasure to meet her. I agree, it's an incredible story.
08-06-09, 07:19 PM
Replies: 12,012
Views: 683,609
Posted By SemperFi87

I had my first TT in three years today. It was...

I had my first TT in three years today. It was ten miles, out and back, rolling, around an air strip, so the wind was a bit tough. I did it in a 27:46, which is about on par with when I was racing...
08-06-09, 02:22 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,786
Posted By SemperFi87

Not necessarily, while Tabatas are great for...

Not necessarily, while Tabatas are great for VO2max stuff, high intensity interval training has been proven time and time again to be the best form of exercise for burning fat. For losing weight,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-09, 08:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,605
Posted By SemperFi87

My opal is an 08, but I bought it new a month or...

My opal is an 08, but I bought it new a month or so ago. It is stiff as can be. I didn't do any serious hammering, but the Onix seemed fairly stiff too. My sales person said the Opal and Orca use a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-09, 07:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,605
Posted By SemperFi87

I recently bought an Opal, and rode then Onix...

I recently bought an Opal, and rode then Onix when I was test riding. I was really impressed with the bike, and it seemed like a good deal.
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