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Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-20, 09:59 PM
Replies: 3,052
Views: 41,562
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: 268
Views: 7,844
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: 3,052
Views: 41,562
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: 3,052
Views: 41,562
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: 3,052
Views: 41,562
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: 56
Views: 786
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: 3,052
Views: 41,562
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: 3,052
Views: 41,562
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: 301
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: 3,052
Views: 41,562
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: 3,052
Views: 41,562
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: 3,052
Views: 41,562
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: 3,052
Views: 41,562
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: 3,052
Views: 41,562
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: 3,052
Views: 41,562
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: 3,052
Views: 41,562
Posted By genejockey

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

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Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-20, 05:18 PM
Replies: 3,052
Views: 41,562
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: 3,052
Views: 41,562
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: 301
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: 519
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: 7,394
Posted By genejockey

Exactly.

Exactly.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 7,844
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: 268
Views: 7,844
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: 268
Views: 7,844
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: 268
Views: 7,844
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: 3,052
Views: 41,562
Posted By genejockey

A built-in megaphone. Great.

A built-in megaphone. Great.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 3,052
Views: 41,562
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: 3,052
Views: 41,562
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: 519
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: 7,394
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: 7,394
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: 7,394
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: 320
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: 320
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: 3,052
Views: 41,562
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: 3,052
Views: 41,562
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: 3,052
Views: 41,562
Posted By genejockey

Do it. Perfect way to wile away winter.

Do it. Perfect way to wile away winter.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-20, 05:36 PM
Replies: 3,052
Views: 41,562
Posted By genejockey

BTW - speaking as we were yesterday of Strava...

BTW - speaking as we were yesterday of Strava issues, my Garmin must have been having issues, because the ride misses the road A LOT in the mountains. Like, the route has the same shape, but is way...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 3,052
Views: 41,562
Posted By genejockey

Did a climb I probably haven't done this last...

Did a climb I probably haven't done this last decade. Still the same - about 4 miles of redwood-shaded grind, about 1600 feet. Since I haven't ridden it in 10 years, I took it easy, so I didn't have...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 3,052
Views: 41,562
Posted By genejockey

Pain usually indicates a problem, however the...

Pain usually indicates a problem, however the absence of pain does not indicate the absence of a problem.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 3,052
Views: 41,562
Posted By genejockey

That's been my discovery this year. Just last...

That's been my discovery this year. Just last year, a coworker and I were discussing the dearth of Strava PRs we were seeing, and concluded it was because we were getting older and performance was...
10-24-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 320
Posted By genejockey

This is the first time that my LT ever moved,...

This is the first time that my LT ever moved, though, including the year I did 3500 miles, riding 120-160 miles a week. It stayed the same for decades, just became easier or harder to maintain as my...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-20, 05:51 PM
Replies: 3,052
Views: 41,562
Posted By genejockey

I betcha he can't do that again.

I betcha he can't do that again.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-20, 05:39 PM
Replies: 3,052
Views: 41,562
Posted By genejockey

It looks like it lost signal and interpolated,...

It looks like it lost signal and interpolated, hence the straight line across two blocks.
10-24-20, 05:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 320
Posted By genejockey

Heart Rate Ranges Changing

Something strange has happened to my entire Heart Rate range, all the zones. EVERYTHING has moved 5 or more beats lower, just since July - RHR, LT, and maybe MaxHR.

Let me preface this by saying...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 3,052
Views: 41,562
Posted By genejockey

Yesterday, I intentionally went for a PB on a 5...

Yesterday, I intentionally went for a PB on a 5 mile Strava segment, and while I came close, I didn't get it. I thought it was because I blew up near the end, but it turns out that the segment...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-20, 02:47 PM
Replies: 3,052
Views: 41,562
Posted By genejockey

Maybe not in a library.

Maybe not in a library.
10-24-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 3,981
Posted By genejockey

Years ago, I used to ride with a club, and on one...

Years ago, I used to ride with a club, and on one ride I flatted. Before I knew what was happening, the Simonetti brothers, Carlo and Luca, had snatched my saddle bag and pump, swapped out the tube,...
10-24-20, 02:03 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 3,981
Posted By genejockey

I have a Lezyne Road Drive that came with a...

I have a Lezyne Road Drive that came with a bottle cage mount (as in goes between the frame and the cage). I haven't had to use it on the road, having not had a flat since I gave up on CO2...
10-24-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 369
Posted By genejockey

I'm not surprised that it's hard to get yourself...

I'm not surprised that it's hard to get yourself motivated to ride through the burnscapes. It stirs up a lot of different emotions, mostly unpleasant. Till spring, when the scars start healing a...
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