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09-25-20, 10:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 624
Posted By genejockey

For some. For others, it's mudflaps on a Ferrari.

For some. For others, it's mudflaps on a Ferrari.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-20, 08:30 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,347
Posted By genejockey

No, because they don't actually KNOW the things...

No, because they don't actually KNOW the things they think they know. They just BELIEVE them.
09-25-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 3,324
Posted By genejockey

Note also that terminal velocity will be higher,...

Note also that terminal velocity will be higher, too, since it's a function of both mass and aerodynamic drag.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 7,085
Views: 94,017
Posted By genejockey

Makes me think of.... ...

Makes me think of....

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09-24-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 3,324
Posted By genejockey

It's far easier to exercise self control over...

It's far easier to exercise self control over what I buy than what I eat, once it's bought. I can't count the number of times I've turned to my wife and said something like, "If we had any ice...
09-24-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 3,324
Posted By genejockey

Like I explained to my son, the scenery changes...

Like I explained to my son, the scenery changes at the right rate.
09-23-20, 05:38 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,458
Posted By genejockey

Steel bikes didn't stop being ridden in the TdF. ...

Steel bikes didn't stop being ridden in the TdF. They just stopped winning. Over time, the fact that they weren't winning led to them not being used anymore.
09-23-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 3,324
Posted By genejockey

Careful selection of grandparents.

Careful selection of grandparents.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,048
Posted By genejockey

I kinda feel like you want absolution for pulling...

I kinda feel like you want absolution for pulling out when maybe you shouldn't have.
09-23-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 3,324
Posted By genejockey

If I ate at an Indian buffet, I would asplode...

If I ate at an Indian buffet, I would asplode just like a crabon frame.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 02:47 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 6,835
Posted By genejockey

Suddenly these images pop into my head.... ...

Suddenly these images pop into my head....

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09-23-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 3,324
Posted By genejockey

I used to fall for the "Magic Hour" myth, that...

I used to fall for the "Magic Hour" myth, that anything you ate in the hour after a big ride immediately went to restore muscle glycogen stores, so you could eat ANYTHING!!!
I didn't lose much...
09-22-20, 06:08 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,017
Posted By genejockey

What if Grant Peterson is neither a visionary nor...

What if Grant Peterson is neither a visionary nor a snake oil salesman, but just some guy who likes a certain kind of bike and a certain kind of riding, and found a way to make a living selling that...
09-22-20, 05:25 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,547
Posted By genejockey

Whereas I live in the Bay Area, where the houses...

Whereas I live in the Bay Area, where the houses are small and ungodly expensive, so we use our garages as an extra room, while our cars sit in the driveway.

Anyway, mine is theoretically a 2 car...
09-22-20, 05:09 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 3,324
Posted By genejockey

Then it's more accurate to say calorie counting...

Then it's more accurate to say calorie counting is unnecessary FOR YOU. Not everyone is so fortunate. Trust me on this.
09-22-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,547
Posted By genejockey

People are still using their garages for cars? ...

People are still using their garages for cars? What a concept! Everyone here just parks in the driveway.
09-22-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 3,324
Posted By genejockey

You also have to stop eating so much.

You also have to stop eating so much.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 7,085
Views: 94,017
Posted By genejockey

Do we?

Do we?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 06:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 985
Posted By genejockey

It's like a Jerry Seinfeld routine in here -...

It's like a Jerry Seinfeld routine in here - "What's the deal with handlebar bags?"
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 06:35 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 2,788
Posted By genejockey

I found some Giros, after looking long and hard. ...

I found some Giros, after looking long and hard. I also have a pair of full finger Giros with no padding for cool days. A lot less than Rapha, and I don't feel like a traitor to my proletarian...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 06:24 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 2,788
Posted By genejockey

It takes a lot of looking to find minimalist...

It takes a lot of looking to find minimalist gloves these days. They've all got gel, which I hate. I go for zero padding gloves, and a snug fit. Hands don't slip in the gloves, gloves don't slip on...
09-21-20, 05:58 PM
Replies: 3,138
Views: 305,218
Posted By genejockey

You just bought FOUR helmets? No wonder I can't...

You just bought FOUR helmets? No wonder I can't find any in stock.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 05:22 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 2,788
Posted By genejockey

Which is funny, because that's the tape I use,...

Which is funny, because that's the tape I use, and when I tried to go gloveless for a ride on the trainer a couple weeks back, I had to stop when my hands started slipping on the tape. I must have...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 04:57 PM
Replies: 7,085
Views: 94,017
Posted By genejockey

Not if it's a 24 hour clock.

Not if it's a 24 hour clock.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,884
Posted By genejockey

And? OP said "road bikes" not "carbon...

And? OP said "road bikes" not "carbon bikes".
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,884
Posted By genejockey

But at least the derailleur hanger didn't break.

But at least the derailleur hanger didn't break.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 2,788
Posted By genejockey

I tried going without gloves but my hands slide...

I tried going without gloves but my hands slide around on the tape when they get sweaty, so that experiment ended right quick.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 2,788
Posted By genejockey

? That's like saying "I'm older than you are...

?

That's like saying "I'm older than you are tall!" or "I weigh more than you have teeth!"
09-21-20, 12:12 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,017
Posted By genejockey

HA! Shows what YOU know! The point of having an...

HA! Shows what YOU know! The point of having an "Ignore List" is to TELL people you're ignoring them, like when you were a kid and you told your sibling - repeatedly - that you weren't talking to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 7,085
Views: 94,017
Posted By genejockey

They'd give an eclectic look to the sliding glass...

They'd give an eclectic look to the sliding glass doors.
09-21-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,017
Posted By genejockey

I know, right? I batted my eyes severely over...

I know, right? I batted my eyes severely over paying $250 for a new wheelset.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-20, 08:30 PM
Replies: 7,085
Views: 94,017
Posted By genejockey

Maybe he doesn't?

Maybe he doesn't?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-20, 08:30 PM
Replies: 7,085
Views: 94,017
Posted By genejockey

Today's ride - 55 miles with 4000 feet of...

Today's ride - 55 miles with 4000 feet of climbing - included a 3.2 mile climb with an average grade over 7% and some pitches >10%, followed by a 4 mile descent with an average grade of 6%, so I used...
09-19-20, 08:33 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,017
Posted By genejockey

Ah, a noob comes in and starts throwing elbows. ...

Ah, a noob comes in and starts throwing elbows. Bike Forums is back to normal. Nature is healing....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-20, 08:27 PM
Replies: 7,085
Views: 94,017
Posted By genejockey

Back in maybe May, when I started riding again...

Back in maybe May, when I started riding again during lockdown, I got it in my head that I wanted a 2000-2001 Litespeed Ultimate frame to build up, like I'd built up the Battaglin back in 2007. I...
09-19-20, 08:19 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,801
Posted By genejockey

Now you have me thinking of the vacation planet...

Now you have me thinking of the vacation planet of Bethselamin, in Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy:
09-19-20, 07:33 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,801
Posted By genejockey

A lot of people who weren't involved in any other...

A lot of people who weren't involved in any other way than being part of the economy took a major hit. Many lost jobs - 800,000 a month for a while - and a lot of people lost savings, and the whole...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-20, 06:05 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,347
Posted By genejockey

I use the Silca and SRAM calculators, then aim in...

I use the Silca and SRAM calculators, then aim in between. The only times I've ever pinch flatted were both hitting God's Own Potholes at >25 mph (dappled sunlight). One of the times the hit was so...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-20, 05:56 PM
Replies: 7,085
Views: 94,017
Posted By genejockey

This is America, pardner. We don't need to need...

This is America, pardner. We don't need to need to shift to want to shift.
09-19-20, 05:31 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,801
Posted By genejockey

These things can't be rushed.

These things can't be rushed.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 982
Posted By genejockey

Or do what I do - hang them in alternating...

Or do what I do - hang them in alternating directions at the same height - bars up/bars down/bars up.
09-19-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 505
Posted By genejockey

I have 4 road bikes, each of which has its own...

I have 4 road bikes, each of which has its own particular flavor, from 30 year old Italian steel with 15 year old Campy kit to brand new carbon fiber with 105 and disc brakes. I ride whichever one I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 7,085
Views: 94,017
Posted By genejockey

And there were always lots of helpful former...

And there were always lots of helpful former owners. My 66 had the issue where the starter drive gets jammed on the flywheel. The Book says, 'Take the cap off the other end of the starter and use a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 7,085
Views: 94,017
Posted By genejockey

Disaster fatigue. I'm all out of whatever...

Disaster fatigue. I'm all out of whatever neurotransmitter causes panic and/or depression.

Seriously - the first two weeks after the Bay Area went into Shelter In Place, I couldn't sleep. I was...
09-19-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,801
Posted By genejockey

Also, if the CRA was responsible, why did...

Also, if the CRA was responsible, why did CRA-covered banks have half the default rate of non-CRA covered banks, and most of the defaults come from mortgage banks totally unaffected by the CRA? The...
09-19-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,801
Posted By genejockey

Weak sauce, dude. The majority party had a...

Weak sauce, dude. The majority party had a decade to change any rules, and as we see now, absolutely no compunction about doing so.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 10:51 PM
Replies: 7,085
Views: 94,017
Posted By genejockey

It was an MG. You keep all sorts of things in...

It was an MG. You keep all sorts of things in the boot, just in case. For example, I was heading North on the Northeast Extension of the PA Turnpike, and going through a tunnel, when I heard a...
09-18-20, 10:34 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,801
Posted By genejockey

I am perpetually amazed how Barney Frank and Ted...

I am perpetually amazed how Barney Frank and Ted Kennedy were able to wield so much power while both were in the MINORITY, and had been for over a decade by the time of the collapse. Truly, their...
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