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Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 3,280
Views: 44,922
Posted By genejockey

Last post-work ride of 2020. Got back to the car...

Last post-work ride of 2020. Got back to the car at 6:00, as the sun sank below the Crystal Springs gap. Next week this time, it will be 5:00, and to get in a ride after work I'd have to stop at...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-20, 01:33 PM
Replies: 3,280
Views: 44,922
Posted By genejockey

PA has been described as "Pittsburgh and...

PA has been described as "Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, with Alabama in between" I grew up in the latter, but my folks were from Pgh.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 3,280
Views: 44,922
Posted By genejockey

"Ride off road, they said. It'll be fun, they...

"Ride off road, they said. It'll be fun, they said."
;)
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-20, 06:41 PM
Replies: 3,280
Views: 44,922
Posted By genejockey

After breaking a rear derailleur cable on a ride,...

After breaking a rear derailleur cable on a ride, 8 miles from home and nowhere near a telephone, I did grow more enthusiastic with my bike maintenance.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-20, 06:35 PM
Replies: 3,280
Views: 44,922
Posted By genejockey

Ah, but the parts I've broken wore out.

Ah, but the parts I've broken wore out.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-20, 05:58 PM
Replies: 3,280
Views: 44,922
Posted By genejockey

(Scratches off-road cycling off of List Of Things...

(Scratches off-road cycling off of List Of Things To Try.)
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-20, 05:32 PM
Replies: 3,280
Views: 44,922
Posted By genejockey

Wow..... That's just...... I mean...... Wow.

Wow.....
That's just......
I mean......
Wow.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-20, 03:22 PM
Replies: 3,280
Views: 44,922
Posted By genejockey

I thought that's what bikes were for.

I thought that's what bikes were for.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 3,280
Views: 44,922
Posted By genejockey

The guy in the pickup truck is way too trusting...

The guy in the pickup truck is way too trusting of fate.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 8,996
Posted By genejockey

"The food is inedible! And the portions are too...

"The food is inedible! And the portions are too small!"
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 8,996
Posted By genejockey

I was about to say I can't believe this is still...

I was about to say I can't believe this is still going on, but upon reflection, it's not only believable but actually inevitable. All this fuss over something you have the option not to buy.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 8,996
Posted By genejockey

Easier to hold a strong opinion if it's unsullied...

Easier to hold a strong opinion if it's unsullied by experience.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 3,280
Views: 44,922
Posted By genejockey

Ah. The "Wait till your father gets home!"...

Ah. The "Wait till your father gets home!" approach.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-20, 09:59 PM
Replies: 3,280
Views: 44,922
Posted By genejockey

I started looking for places to retire a couple...

I started looking for places to retire a couple years ago. I found one house in PA near where I grew up. The house must have been built by the same people who did my parents' house, it was so...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 8,996
Posted By genejockey

What, all of them on the one bike?

What, all of them on the one bike?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-20, 04:12 PM
Replies: 3,280
Views: 44,922
Posted By genejockey

And an ice pick is much smaller than a tamping...

And an ice pick is much smaller than a tamping iron and doesn't require a charge of gunpowder going off to insert.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 3,280
Views: 44,922
Posted By genejockey

"One of these things is not like the...

"One of these things is not like the others..."
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 3,280
Views: 44,922
Posted By genejockey

Fewer tools needed for the icepick/temple thing. ...

Fewer tools needed for the icepick/temple thing. And probably quicker, too!
10-28-20, 03:13 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,141
Posted By genejockey

Probably true, but are you sure you'd know if it...

Probably true, but are you sure you'd know if it weren't? ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 3,280
Views: 44,922
Posted By genejockey

Patching tubes? Or ramming an icepick through...

Patching tubes? Or ramming an icepick through your temple?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-20, 02:55 PM
Replies: 3,280
Views: 44,922
Posted By genejockey

With a silver bullet. Then a stake through the...

With a silver bullet. Then a stake through the heart. Then cut its head off. Then burn it, and scatter the ashes to the 4 winds.

It's the only way to be sure.
10-28-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 324
Posted By genejockey

Yeah, most of Alpine up to the gate is pretty...

Yeah, most of Alpine up to the gate is pretty gentle. Gets a little harsher closer to the gate, but not bad at all. And because it dead ends, there's not much car traffic. It's a LOT easier climb...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 3,280
Views: 44,922
Posted By genejockey

But won't you wet the bed bike?

But won't you wet the bed bike?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-20, 06:35 PM
Replies: 3,280
Views: 44,922
Posted By genejockey

As I understand it, even a commuter train takes a...

As I understand it, even a commuter train takes a mile to stop from 60 mph.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 3,280
Views: 44,922
Posted By genejockey

I couldn't find a pic of the Roadrunner cartoon...

I couldn't find a pic of the Roadrunner cartoon with Wile E Coyote jacking a handcar like mad to stay ahead of a locomotive......
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-20, 05:58 PM
Replies: 3,280
Views: 44,922
Posted By genejockey

But this one corners like it's on rails!

But this one corners like it's on rails!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 3,280
Views: 44,922
Posted By genejockey

Famous last words: "They wouldn't let you do it...

Famous last words: "They wouldn't let you do it if it was dangerous!"
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-20, 05:27 PM
Replies: 3,280
Views: 44,922
Posted By genejockey

I have been impressed by my ability to make my...

I have been impressed by my ability to make my normally cool and fairly dry finished garage hot and swampy after a hour on Zwift. My "Pain Cave" turns into a Pain Swamp.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-20, 05:23 PM
Replies: 3,280
Views: 44,922
Posted By genejockey

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/480x360/stand_by_train_92ff60808795583de3259e13c8c9d62358e3c017.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-20, 05:18 PM
Replies: 3,280
Views: 44,922
Posted By genejockey

I was amused to see Kickr selling a 'smart fan'...

I was amused to see Kickr selling a 'smart fan' for $250, which connects to your trainer to tailor the blowage to the wattage. I have a pair of real cheap Home Depot fans which I consider to be a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-20, 05:02 PM
Replies: 3,280
Views: 44,922
Posted By genejockey

I only have a dumb trainer and no power meter,...

I only have a dumb trainer and no power meter, but I did two FTP Ramp tests a week apart , on two different bikes, on Zwift, using Zpower, and speed, cadence and HR sensors and got numbers within 6w...
10-27-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 324
Posted By genejockey

Grade percentage and length. So, for example, if...

Grade percentage and length. So, for example, if you come out of Sawyer Camp at Crystal Springs, turn right on Skyline and ride up to the top of the hill, from the South end of the bridge, it's...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 556
Posted By genejockey

Eh. I may have had a really good day on the...

Eh. I may have had a really good day on the 53x12.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 7,458
Posted By genejockey

Exactly.

Exactly.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 8,996
Posted By genejockey

One is tempted to respond to this with "Yeah? Can...

One is tempted to respond to this with "Yeah? Can you PROVE THAT?!?", just to be an a**.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-20, 04:51 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 8,996
Posted By genejockey

"Edison invented the Electric Light. Lucas...

"Edison invented the Electric Light. Lucas invented the Electric Dark"

Hey, now! My MGB was 12 volt! Positive ground, sure, but at least it was 12v!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-20, 04:29 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 8,996
Posted By genejockey

The comparison to cars with multiple electronic...

The comparison to cars with multiple electronic systems versus carburetors and points/condenser distributors, etc. may be apt, but perhaps not the way that he thinks. Carbs and coil/distributor...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 8,996
Posted By genejockey

I had an MGB with a Lucas electrical system. It...

I had an MGB with a Lucas electrical system. It was more "Fail to drive by wire".
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-20, 04:12 PM
Replies: 3,280
Views: 44,922
Posted By genejockey

A built-in megaphone. Great.

A built-in megaphone. Great.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 3,280
Views: 44,922
Posted By genejockey

I see MTBers in videos and they seem to be having...

I see MTBers in videos and they seem to be having fun, but after a few rides on dirt with the hybrid bike I bought for commuting years ago, I realized that I have issues with not being in control of...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 3,280
Views: 44,922
Posted By genejockey

Cripes, they remind me of the old Dunlop wire...

Cripes, they remind me of the old Dunlop wire wheels on my MGB! But I couldn't run them tubeless.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 556
Posted By genejockey

I've got a 50/34 x 12-27, two with 53/39 x12-30,...

I've got a 50/34 x 12-27, two with 53/39 x12-30, and a 52/36 x 11-34. For gearing I like the 53/39s and the 52/36 better than the 50/34. However, I've been riding the 50/34 for weekday rides the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 7,458
Posted By genejockey

What do you get for all that extra money? Well,...

What do you get for all that extra money? Well, you get a lot LESS!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-20, 03:33 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 7,458
Posted By genejockey

Yeah, I remember back when people were sourcing...

Yeah, I remember back when people were sourcing tubes from Yugoslavia - when there WAS a Yugoslavia!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-20, 03:13 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 7,458
Posted By genejockey

12AX7 and 12AT7's for me. I could only justify a...

12AX7 and 12AT7's for me. I could only justify a tubed preamp.
10-26-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 352
Posted By genejockey

I don't recommend going about it the way I did -...

I don't recommend going about it the way I did - by becoming fat and lazy and having to overcome it!
10-26-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 352
Posted By genejockey

Okay, so just to be clear, I've been riding...

Okay, so just to be clear, I've been riding varying amounts, at varying levels of intensity and fitness for about 25 years, and for a lot of that time I was using an HRM. I have been fitter than...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 3,280
Views: 44,922
Posted By genejockey

There's a promotional video that Union Pacific...

There's a promotional video that Union Pacific shot back close to the end of the Steam Era on the Big Boys, which if I remember correctly showed not only two big boys double-heading up one of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-20, 07:50 PM
Replies: 3,280
Views: 44,922
Posted By genejockey

What the hell does THAT have to do with it?

What the hell does THAT have to do with it?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 3,280
Views: 44,922
Posted By genejockey

Do it. Perfect way to wile away winter.

Do it. Perfect way to wile away winter.
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