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Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-21, 12:42 PM
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Views: 25,778
Posted By genejockey

Alternative life lesson: Don't buy a house with a...

Alternative life lesson: Don't buy a house with a big yard. BUT Dad spent 50 years, from when he bought the house at 43 years old till he couldn't really garden anymore at 93, making that yard into...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-21, 12:37 PM
Replies: 1,814
Views: 25,778
Posted By genejockey

IIRC, Dad used a straight-edged spade shovel for...

IIRC, Dad used a straight-edged spade shovel for edging driveways. But he didn't do it more than, maybe once, because the house has a LONG driveway and a LONG sidewalk in front.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-21, 12:35 PM
Replies: 1,814
Views: 25,778
Posted By genejockey

Oh, I dunno. Damn thing lasted forever, or at...

Oh, I dunno. Damn thing lasted forever, or at least it seemed to. Dad probably bought it in 1963 and it was used weekly throughout spring, summer, and fall to mow 1 3/4 acres for at least 10 years....
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 1,814
Views: 25,778
Posted By genejockey

Dad's yard was, as I said, 1 3/4 acres. It was...

Dad's yard was, as I said, 1 3/4 acres. It was at least a 2 1/2 hour job, walking behind the Jacobsen. And then I was supposed to get out the little Sears rotary mower to trim around the trees and...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 1,814
Views: 25,778
Posted By genejockey

The bane of my youth.

The bane of my youth.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-21, 09:23 PM
Replies: 1,814
Views: 25,778
Posted By genejockey

Well, since I am still able to walk today after...

Well, since I am still able to walk today after my run up the Innsbruck climb on Zwift, I decided to throw caution to the wind and do Stage 3 tomorrow. I did not go COMPLETELY crazy, however. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-21, 09:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 295
Posted By genejockey

My heels are so well locked in on my Sidis that...

My heels are so well locked in on my Sidis that the heels are separating from the soles. And they're very comfortable.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-21, 08:55 PM
Replies: 1,814
Views: 25,778
Posted By genejockey

Ah, but no property tax to pay!

Ah, but no property tax to pay!
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-21, 08:54 PM
Replies: 1,814
Views: 25,778
Posted By genejockey

Now try that with watch parts.... ...

Now try that with watch parts....
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Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-21, 08:48 PM
Replies: 1,814
Views: 25,778
Posted By genejockey

He wanted me to do corners by going straight...

He wanted me to do corners by going straight through and doing a 270, whereas I preferred just doing a 90, which sometimes left a little uncut grass in the corners. But it was 1 3/4 acres and I was...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-21, 07:22 PM
Replies: 1,814
Views: 25,778
Posted By genejockey

I used to tell my Dad that, back when he...

I used to tell my Dad that, back when he criticized the job I did mowing the lawn. I thought it was funny, but Dad didn't seem especially amused.

The Boys used the same line, to me. I found it...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-21, 07:00 PM
Replies: 1,814
Views: 25,778
Posted By genejockey

Sounds painful.

Sounds painful.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-21, 06:06 PM
Replies: 1,814
Views: 25,778
Posted By genejockey

Yeah, NOW. But it shipped with non-synthetic and...

Yeah, NOW. But it shipped with non-synthetic and STILL didn't ask for an oil change till 10,000 miles.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-21, 05:56 PM
Replies: 1,814
Views: 25,778
Posted By genejockey

My '14 Dodge Challenger just passed 70K. It just...

My '14 Dodge Challenger just passed 70K. It just keeps going, and going, and going. After all the problems I had with what were supposedly reliable cars in the 80s and 90s, and given the old...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-21, 05:22 PM
Replies: 1,814
Views: 25,778
Posted By genejockey

I think the best argument to buy new is that cars...

I think the best argument to buy new is that cars these days are better than they were 20 years ago, and WA-A-AY better than they were 30 years ago. One of my coworkers bought a well-cared-for 1987...
01-14-21, 05:04 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 865
Posted By genejockey

I did that earlier this year, using a video...

I did that earlier this year, using a video someone recorded of climbing Old La Honda Rd in Woodside, and using my memory of it to adjust the gearing to how it feels at certain points - like the 20%...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-21, 04:12 PM
Replies: 1,814
Views: 25,778
Posted By genejockey

For a long time, I wore nothing but blue button...

For a long time, I wore nothing but blue button down shirts and tan Dockers. Then my wife got tired of me looking like I worked at Blockbuster.

The great thing about working in research is that...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-21, 04:09 PM
Replies: 1,814
Views: 25,778
Posted By genejockey

Don't tell Mrs. GeneJockey, whose beloved Sienna...

Don't tell Mrs. GeneJockey, whose beloved Sienna turns 20 this year and just got brand new front brake rotors and battery. Two years ago, it turned old enough to vote. Next year, it'll be old...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-21, 04:05 PM
Replies: 1,814
Views: 25,778
Posted By genejockey

My first car was a 1966 MGB that I bought in...

My first car was a 1966 MGB that I bought in 1979. It had already had its floor panels replaced, or at least augmented with what I think might have been aluminum sheets. A few months after I bought...
01-14-21, 02:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 203
Posted By genejockey

Ooo! You lucky so-and-so! ;) I think this...

Ooo! You lucky so-and-so! ;)

I think this makes the case for having a dedicated bike stronger, assuming you are able to leave it set up all the time. With a wheel-on trainer, I unscrew the...
01-14-21, 02:41 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 865
Posted By genejockey

Good point. In fact just last night I did the...

Good point. In fact just last night I did the Innsbruck Short Lap, which has a big climb and steep descent, at 100%, which meant even though I suffered on the way up, I was able to spin up to 36 mph...
01-14-21, 02:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 203
Posted By genejockey

The answer to this question, like so many others,...

The answer to this question, like so many others, is 'It depends'. I wouldn't buy a bike just to use on the trainer, but if you have more than one already, you might set one up for it. I've been...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-21, 02:04 PM
Replies: 1,814
Views: 25,778
Posted By genejockey

A friend on FB shared a post, asking "Who...

A friend on FB shared a post, asking "Who remembers their elementary school?", and people are straight up ANSWERING, as if this wasn't one of the most popular security questions for online banking...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-21, 02:00 PM
Replies: 1,814
Views: 25,778
Posted By genejockey

My problem with waxing chains is the need for...

My problem with waxing chains is the need for them to be perfectly clean to start, since chains these days come covered in sticky goo that attracts every single particle of dirt, and which doesn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-21, 01:33 PM
Replies: 1,814
Views: 25,778
Posted By genejockey

As an aside, it's always funny when some...

As an aside, it's always funny when some antivaxxer says, "Do your research!", since for about 1/3 of my career, vaccine research was literally what I did.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-21, 01:31 PM
Replies: 1,814
Views: 25,778
Posted By genejockey

I hear resistance is futile, anyway.

I hear resistance is futile, anyway.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-21, 01:27 PM
Replies: 1,814
Views: 25,778
Posted By genejockey

Chain wax causes autism! Do your research!

Chain wax causes autism! Do your research!
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-21, 01:26 PM
Replies: 1,814
Views: 25,778
Posted By genejockey

My niece the doctor reports she got her second...

My niece the doctor reports she got her second dose of COVID vaccine. Whew! She lives with her sister, who has health issues that would make it bad for her to get COVID.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-21, 01:24 PM
Replies: 1,814
Views: 25,778
Posted By genejockey

I've been running KMC chains with quick links...

I've been running KMC chains with quick links exclusively for at least 10 years, and had ONE failure, which I see as my fault - I reused a quick link from an old chain on a new one, because some...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-21, 01:20 PM
Replies: 1,814
Views: 25,778
Posted By genejockey

For some reason, a line from Tom Petty's song...

For some reason, a line from Tom Petty's song 'Refugee' popped into my head - "It don't really matter to me, baby. You believe what you want to believe" ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-21, 01:18 PM
Replies: 1,814
Views: 25,778
Posted By genejockey

I suppose. My indoor cycling clothing is just...

I suppose. My indoor cycling clothing is just bibs and socks, with a short sleeve jersey that comes off after about 10 minutes warmup. I suppose if I were in a spin class I might be more...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-21, 01:14 PM
Replies: 1,814
Views: 25,778
Posted By genejockey

Perfect for those bib knickers with the...

Perfect for those bib knickers with the transparent back side that guy was asking about, for example.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 1,814
Views: 25,778
Posted By genejockey

One problem is how this fits into my training...

One problem is how this fits into my training week. I normally do 2 shorter rides during the week, but knowing I was going to do Innsbruck on Wednesday, I decided to do a lighter ride on Tuesday to...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-21, 11:14 PM
Replies: 1,814
Views: 25,778
Posted By genejockey

I did Innsbruck tonight, with the Trainer...

I did Innsbruck tonight, with the Trainer Difficulty set to 100%, so the climb felt... well, pretty much like a 7.4 km climb with a 6% average grade would feel. I'm glad I used the Bianchi, with...
01-13-21, 09:59 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 865
Posted By genejockey

Like swapping in an 11-34 to replace an 11-28?

Like swapping in an 11-34 to replace an 11-28?
01-13-21, 06:31 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 865
Posted By genejockey

You might also be able to put out the same power...

You might also be able to put out the same power at a higher cadence with a lower Trainer Difficulty setting. Probably not if you change it from 100% to 50%, though.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-21, 06:23 PM
Replies: 1,814
Views: 25,778
Posted By genejockey

Every time I've set a mileage goal for myself,...

Every time I've set a mileage goal for myself, something goes wrong, so I'm pretty gun shy about setting cycling goals. I pleasantly surprised myself by doing just shy of 3000 miles last year.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-21, 12:53 PM
Replies: 1,814
Views: 25,778
Posted By genejockey

Would be for me. New shoes and 4 pair of pedals!

Would be for me. New shoes and 4 pair of pedals!
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-21, 12:52 PM
Replies: 1,814
Views: 25,778
Posted By genejockey

W'ing FH, looking for a needle in a needle stack....

W'ing FH, looking for a needle in a needle stack. Procrastinating on writing performance reviews. Trying to figure out how to keep my idiot Greyhound from exacerbating his neck/shoulder issue while...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-21, 12:04 PM
Replies: 1,814
Views: 25,778
Posted By genejockey

She seems thoroughly unimpressed.

She seems thoroughly unimpressed.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-21, 11:10 AM
Replies: 1,814
Views: 25,778
Posted By genejockey

And as it happens, Wahoo's Thru Axle adapter kit...

And as it happens, Wahoo's Thru Axle adapter kit for the Snap is on backorder anyway. :(
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-21, 10:26 AM
Replies: 1,814
Views: 25,778
Posted By genejockey

It's everyone heading West. It spins the earth...

It's everyone heading West. It spins the earth like the flywheel on a trainer.....
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 1,814
Views: 25,778
Posted By genejockey

I have cleat covers for that. Really helps,...

I have cleat covers for that. Really helps, since most of the floors in our house are either vinyl or oak. I have no desire to go skating while taking my bike out for a ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 1,814
Views: 25,778
Posted By genejockey

Tonight I'll be riding Stage 2 of Tour de Zwift,...

Tonight I'll be riding Stage 2 of Tour de Zwift, which will be on the Innsbruck Short Lap, which is the 2018 UCI women's course. There's a 7km climb smack dab in the middle of it, 6% average but...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-21, 06:26 PM
Replies: 1,814
Views: 25,778
Posted By genejockey

This is why I get so wound up when I see things...

This is why I get so wound up when I see things like my niece on Facebook complaining about only athletes, and not their families, being allowed to attend her son's indoor track meet.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-21, 03:03 PM
Replies: 1,814
Views: 25,778
Posted By genejockey

There are 10 kinds of people in the world - those...

There are 10 kinds of people in the world - those who understand binary and those who don't.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-21, 02:44 PM
Replies: 1,814
Views: 25,778
Posted By genejockey

Also... ...

Also...
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Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 1,814
Views: 25,778
Posted By genejockey

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Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-21, 02:30 PM
Replies: 1,814
Views: 25,778
Posted By genejockey

And as always, DON'T LOOK IN THE COMMENTS!!!

And as always, DON'T LOOK IN THE COMMENTS!!!
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-21, 02:17 PM
Replies: 1,814
Views: 25,778
Posted By genejockey

And now, for the Airing Of Grievances.....

And now, for the Airing Of Grievances.....
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