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12-15-14, 09:25 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,262
Posted By benajah

In 2005 I got my right leg blown off in...

In 2005 I got my right leg blown off in Afghanistan while serving with the 173rd Airborne, the only unit to award two medals of honor for Afghanistan. Other injuries too. Waist down was basically...
09-04-13, 06:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 750
Posted By benajah

Probably just since I have been here I rarely see...

Probably just since I have been here I rarely see road riders out training. Back in California it was just so ubiquitous, and when I was growing up here in NC it was all about MTB (but then again I...
08-31-13, 09:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 750
Posted By benajah

Thanks. I appreciate it.

Thanks. I appreciate it.
08-30-13, 08:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 750
Posted By benajah

Charlotte, NC area

I just moved to Charlotte, NC from the SF Bay area in California. I know the road racing scene won't be anything like California but does anyone on here have any familiarity with the area in terms of...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-13, 11:16 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,573
Posted By benajah

Actually a really interesting post. Humans are...

Actually a really interesting post. Humans are built from the tips of our toes to the crowns of our heads for running. We are the most efficient animal on the planet at it, and as such, our bodies...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-13, 10:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,915
Posted By benajah

I'd forget about returning them, but sell them on...

I'd forget about returning them, but sell them on eBay with a reserve Or Buy it Now price that will cover what you spent. The Chinese companies will be selling the exact same wheel, for the exact...
03-14-13, 04:00 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,292
Posted By benajah

Is USAC women's cat 4 like men's cat 5, or do...

Is USAC women's cat 4 like men's cat 5, or do they just not have a version of cat 5?
03-05-13, 11:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,146
Posted By benajah

l: To us southern boys, yeah. You northern boys...

l:
To us southern boys, yeah. You northern boys think 103 is hot:lol:
Replies: 4
Views: 1,704
Posted By benajah

When I was in the army hospital, they basically...

When I was in the army hospital, they basically gave us free range. Let us choose our suspension system, and more or less let us try out feet free range. We just shopped the Internet and they ordered...
Replies: 42
Views: 5,559
Posted By benajah

Yeah that's a good location. Also under the...

Yeah that's a good location. Also under the downtube, it's really easy to attach an extra bottle cage with hose clamps from the hardware store (I've only found metal ones with the right metal tabs...
Replies: 42
Views: 5,559
Posted By benajah

For me it's pretty ride-specific. I prefer...

For me it's pretty ride-specific. I prefer bottles so I can better measure my fluid and perpetuem like product intake, but I'll use a camelbak if I feel like I need that much water.
I did see an...
02-10-13, 12:20 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,858
Posted By benajah

Yeah, realistically, if you are 50/50 roads...

Yeah, realistically, if you are 50/50 roads versus trails, and the trails are fire roads or buff single track, CX bike rules.
Honestly, you can't have just one bike.
At a bare minimum you need a...
Replies: 3
Views: 577
Posted By benajah

I've done a fair bit of touring and bikepack a...

I've done a fair bit of touring and bikepack a lot.
Best advice is to take a step back, forget about the rest of it and focus for awhile about the interface between your residual limb and the...
01-28-13, 10:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,937
Posted By benajah

Generally people check out your legs before they...

Generally people check out your legs before they check out your bike. As long as everything works, you can race about any bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-13, 01:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,340
Posted By benajah

Competitive cyclist is fantastic. Best online...

Competitive cyclist is fantastic. Best online company I have ever dealt with.If you are interested in a custom steel frame... Pegoretti...these are the absolute best custom steel frames I have ever...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-13, 12:07 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,050
Posted By benajah

I live in an area notorious for steep climbs. I...

I live in an area notorious for steep climbs. I have a technique that works well for me who is not a climber.
i call it active resting. While out of the saddle, on a steep climb, I take three or...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-13, 11:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 909
Posted By benajah

GPS monitors for calorie burn are way off...but...

GPS monitors for calorie burn are way off...but we simply don't have a meter of any sort that can measure calories burnt in a workout.
Compare watts to joules, etc, it doesn't account for energy...
01-27-13, 11:25 PM
Replies: 24,977
Views: 1,037,141
Posted By benajah

Is the color orange called that because it's the...

Is the color orange called that because it's the color oranges are, or are oranges called that because they are orange? And are Orangatangs called that because they are orange apes, or did they name...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-13, 12:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,975
Posted By benajah

http://www.revelatedesigns.com/

http://www.revelatedesigns.com/
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-13, 12:07 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,372
Posted By benajah

Did they come with instructions? If so, no excuse...

Did they come with instructions? If so, no excuse for screwing it up
01-21-13, 12:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,970
Posted By benajah

There was a bike in that picture?

There was a bike in that picture?
01-21-13, 11:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 468
Posted By benajah

Thanks. First year racing such a frequent and...

Thanks. First year racing such a frequent and regular schedule since the late 90s.
01-21-13, 12:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 468
Posted By benajah

Training suggestions

Did my first race of the year this morning.
Looks like I have either a crit or an XC race every weekend for the next six months. I've never followed a really structured program until this winter....
01-21-13, 12:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,970
Posted By benajah

So why is it that girls compete over who has the...

So why is it that girls compete over who has the best shoes, who has the best man, etc.
Watch "Real Housewives" of whatever city, women are way, way, way more competitive than men. By orders of...
01-21-13, 12:30 AM
Replies: 1,759
Views: 102,229
Posted By benajah

http://aol.sportingnews.com/sport/story/2012-10-23...

http://aol.sportingnews.com/sport/story/2012-10-23/lance-armstrong-doping-news-tour-de-france-uci-cycling-union-nike-contract
something interesting about Carmichael in here
01-21-13, 12:18 AM
Replies: 1,759
Views: 102,229
Posted By benajah

Carmichael Training Systems

I'm curious. What happens now? He has built a huge training empire...and yes, apparently it works, thousands of high level amateur racers use it, but what now.
I did a web search for Chris...
01-17-13, 05:02 PM
Replies: 1,759
Views: 102,229
Posted By benajah

I'm slightly older than you, but like you, Lance...

I'm slightly older than you, but like you, Lance winning the tour was what got me aware of road cycling as a competitive sport at all. I was already racing MTB and heavy into the cycling scene, but...
01-17-13, 04:42 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,196
Posted By benajah

of course. 100+ miles a day for weeks on end...

of course. 100+ miles a day for weeks on end isn't all that tough. Recreational bike tourists with beer guts do it routinely.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-12, 12:27 AM
Replies: 812
Views: 46,537
Posted By benajah

Really hot girls with poor etiquette

Really hot girls with poor etiquette
Forum: Road Cycling
12-16-12, 10:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,552
Posted By benajah

I definitely agree about the headset, and the...

I definitely agree about the headset, and the crown race for the fork. Installing a bottom bracket is easy, but does require a 10 dollar wrench for a job that normally takes 3 minutes and will likely...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-16-12, 10:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,547
Posted By benajah

Also, I intervals done before you have good base...

Also, I intervals done before you have good base fitness built up can very easily lead to injury, very easily.
12-15-12, 02:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,435
Posted By benajah

Thanks. Internally I probably was fishing for...

Thanks. Internally I probably was fishing for answer "you don't need skin suit, TT bike, you'll be fine"
real answer is more complex.
12-15-12, 12:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,435
Posted By benajah

TT Bike vs Road bike?

Ive always been as much of a time trialist as a road racer, but I have never really compared how much advantage I gain from riding a aero TT bike versus a standard road bike on a flat course. I am...
12-13-12, 10:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,019
Posted By benajah

thanks

thanks
12-13-12, 12:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,019
Posted By benajah

Cost to install power tap

I asked this in the 41 and got no responses. I'm shopping for a power tap and there are lots of options as far as bare hubs versus already built wheels. I've never had a wheel built, so any idea what...
12-13-12, 12:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,523
Posted By benajah

There's the Port of Oakland midweek crits if it's...

There's the Port of Oakland midweek crits if it's not too far a drive. I haven't done them in a few years, but theres a little bit of Internet information on them...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-12-12, 11:06 PM
Replies: 812
Views: 46,537
Posted By benajah

Yeah, this. Cyclists on MUPs are the low priority...

Yeah, this. Cyclists on MUPs are the low priority and everyone else has right of way. Slow down, and work your way around dog walkers and kids playing.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-12-12, 10:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 499
Posted By benajah

Cost to install power tap

I've never had a wheel laced up before and looking at getting a power tap. Any rough idea of what an average cost might look like to have the hub installed on one of my wheels? Obviously spoke cost...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-12, 10:51 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,777
Posted By benajah

Frame geometry matters a lot more than frame...

Frame geometry matters a lot more than frame size, in the sense that a 54 Madone may be too big and a 54 CAAD10 may be just right, or whatever....but the general rule of thumb is that it's easier to...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-12, 10:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 587
Posted By benajah

Missing one week won't hurt you. Missing two...

Missing one week won't hurt you. Missing two will. Find out if it looks like a pattern.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-12, 10:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 999
Posted By benajah

Money not an object I prefer Ultegra...but for a...

Money not an object I prefer Ultegra...but for a 600 dollar savings I take Rival easy.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-12, 10:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,503
Posted By benajah

Yeah tuning a bike is easy. Road bike mechanics...

Yeah tuning a bike is easy. Road bike mechanics in general is quite easy and I never get why some people seem to shy away from it.
as far as eBay, it depends. If you know what size you need, and the...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-12, 08:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,503
Posted By benajah

As long as the frame is in good shape, used can...

As long as the frame is in good shape, used can be a great way to go. It's near impossible to damage a newish aluminum frame without the damage being readily visible upon inspection or able to be...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-12, 10:05 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,648
Posted By benajah

I think it's a lot more common than many realize...

I think it's a lot more common than many realize to use MTB pedals on a road bike, especially among people with bio mechanical issues that make MTB pedal use easier. Additionally, some road shoes...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-12, 07:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 977
Posted By benajah

What size? I might be interested in buying the...

What size? I might be interested in buying the frame if it fits. I can ride either a 52 or 54.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-12, 12:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,956
Posted By benajah

OP, i would recommend sticking with lower...

OP,
i would recommend sticking with lower intensity for the following reason:
You state that you are new to cycling.
building base isn't just about building base cardio fitness, but also about...
Replies: 18
Views: 1,035
Posted By benajah

You know, I had my rear shelf on my last everyday...

You know, I had my rear shelf on my last everyday wear leg cut real low for cycling, was a pin lock socket, nearly a full inch and a half below the bend in the knee. For the first six months of...
11-29-12, 11:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 41,187
Posted By benajah

Yeah very highly regarded. I have a pair of...

Yeah very highly regarded. I have a pair of Panaracer Urban Max tires on my grocery getter that have been abused for years and are still going strong.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-12, 12:04 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,394
Posted By benajah

Very popular in the SF Bay Area, not just the...

Very popular in the SF Bay Area, not just the bikes but the company itself. My LBS carries them and likes working with the company.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-12, 11:21 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,245
Posted By benajah

I might get slammed for this, but, OP, since you...

I might get slammed for this, but, OP, since you aren't planning on racing, and are somewhat new to riding, and likely, at your current weight bigger tires might be a comfort item, I might suggest...
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