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Old 12-09-09, 10:16 PM
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Joey?

I'm bored and I have not seen any JoeyBike threads lately.
More videos please.
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Old 12-09-09, 10:57 PM
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Old 12-09-09, 10:58 PM
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he probably got run over while running a red light....
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Old 12-09-09, 10:59 PM
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Uncalled for.
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Old 12-10-09, 06:20 AM
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Yeah there haven't been many good troll threads lately in Commuting. fredgarvin tried one but it didn't take off. For the past week or so Commuting is all about riding in the cold and posting pictures from the Philippines.
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Old 12-10-09, 06:40 AM
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1. It's nice to be missed.

2. I am much more likely to be killed WAITING AT a red light in New Orleans than running them.

3. Early darkness has killed my shooting light.

4. Past few months I have switched to a shorter, more dangerous route but oddly, much less interesting on film.

I will try to do better.

Thanks.
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Old 12-10-09, 07:48 AM
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what would make a JoeyBike route both more dangerous and less interesting?

let me guess:

you're riding in traffic that's predominately moving faster than you are, and there's no pedestrians you can terrorize?
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Old 12-10-09, 07:51 AM
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More dangerous - more Bike Ninjas
Less interesting - less nude women
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Old 12-10-09, 09:01 AM
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Originally Posted by JoeyBike View Post
1. It's nice to be missed.

2. I am much more likely to be killed WAITING AT a red light in New Orleans than running them.

3. Early darkness has killed my shooting light.

4. Past few months I have switched to a shorter, more dangerous route but oddly, much less interesting on film.

I will try to do better.

Thanks.



i too miss the videos and the social commentary- hilarious stuff-
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Old 12-10-09, 10:58 AM
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It's cold enough here to want to see more videos of people going to the pool to cool off after a ride. 20 below with the wind chill this morning, brrr.
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Old 12-10-09, 12:11 PM
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I don't agree with Joey's riding style, but his videos are fun.

My request is for one with some good Cajun music....but as Joey has noted to get the good stuff (like moonshine) you have to go out to the boonies....so I keep hoping

lez bon temp roulez

or maybe we should lobby for a Mardi Gras video....but Joey has noted smart people and locals stay away from the French Quarter...especially at mardi Gras and it would lower his speed for sure
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I like to watch Joey's videos for the music. It gives me ideas for what to put on my ipod. I cringe at all the red light crossings and lane splittings, but he's old/wise enough to make his own decisions. Lawful or not, I don't care. I see it as a matter of risk, and he simply takes more chances than I would. Then again, he's older than I am and he seems to be doing just fine with his style of riding.
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Old 12-10-09, 07:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Bekologist View Post
what would make a JoeyBike route both more dangerous and less interesting?

let me guess:

you're riding in traffic that's predominately moving faster than you are, and there's no pedestrians you can terrorize?
Close!

Less peds for sure. You got that part. Cars are moving faster too. You win a cookie. Boring.

The route is 3 miles straight shot down Esplanade Ave. Only 5 traffic lights so traffic can get faster than I can bike at times. The surface is TERRIBLE but I feel comfortable at night on my 26" rubber under my LHT and a NiteRider headlight + rear blinkie + reflective bits. The right lane has curbside parking and is very narrow. Just wide enough for a mid-sized car if they drive in the door zone. Needless to say, I just take the lane and try to maintain 20 to 25 mph (depending on wind direction). If I run the red lights JUUUUUST right, I can avoid almost all traffic passing me at the tighter spots. Usually no problems. Crossing traffic can be rude once in a great while.

My favorite traffic technique was developed for this road years ago. Once a month or so, some nitwit in a car will roar up behind me as I control the right lane (right down the center more or less). Not another car in sight, but they will ride my "bumper" and honk at me even though I am kiting along at 20+ in a 30 zone so bumpy that most cars wouldn't want to go 30. So I move to the LEFT lane, same as if I were on a motorcycle, and wave them by on my right. The coolest thing is the look on their face as they WAKE UP and realize they have been an @55 and could easily have passed me in the left lane at any time instead of all the angst and horn blowing.
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Originally Posted by JoeyBike View Post
1. It's nice to be missed.

2. I am much more likely to be killed WAITING AT a red light in New Orleans than running them.

3. Early darkness has killed my shooting light.

4. Past few months I have switched to a shorter, more dangerous route but oddly, much less interesting on film.

I will try to do better.

Thanks.
Glad to see you're okay!
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Old 12-11-09, 12:35 AM
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Yeah, definitely can't wait for more videos. I've started geek hunting on my Sunday rides up route 74. High fives!
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Old 12-11-09, 09:02 AM
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Originally Posted by QuickityJacks View Post
I've started geek hunting on my Sunday rides up route 74. High fives!
Addicting ain't it?

Pirating someone else's workout (and running from traffic) are my only motivations for pushing my limits on a bike. "Disturbing the comfortable" is my second favorite hobby. So geek hunting is a 2 for 1 for me.

Are there any Giro rides in your area on weekends? If you time your ride just right, you might overtake some of those wannabees that fall off the back of the pack, dragging their lungs behind them. I like to hang out somewhere on the route and ambush them about 25 miles from their cars after I get a 10 mile warm-up. When you overtake them, say "On your left Ladies" as you pass them. (If they actually ARE female, you can say "ladies" in a most condescending tone). If there are men mixed with gals all the better. Now you have set the stage for YOUR workout! If they have anything left in the tank, and ANY marbles hidden under the Spandex, some may take up chase and work together in a paceline to catch you. Since you would rather die coughing up blood than let that happen (especially after what you just said to them), VIOLA! Instant intense workout!

Or you could just buy a heart monitor and chase heartbeats all day.

Naaaaaah.

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Old 12-11-09, 10:39 AM
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Originally Posted by JoeyBike View Post
Or you could just buy a heart monitor and chase heartbeats all day.

Naaaaaah.

I never did get why people do that. We had heart rate monitors when I was on a rowing team and they just provided one more piece of info to create distraction; a distraction that lowered my power when I thought about it too much.
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Old 12-11-09, 05:19 PM
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I never did get why people do that. We had heart rate monitors when I was on a rowing team and they just provided one more piece of info to create distraction; a distraction that lowered my power when I thought about it too much.
Because Lance Almighty uses a heart monitor for training.
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Power training FTW. If I could only afford one.
Anyhow, I like targeted training and crunching numbers. A HRM is what I can afford and what I use.
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Because Lance Almighty uses a heart monitor for training.
Under a similar idea I bought a cyclocomputer a while back. It broke a couple days ago and riding has resumed its normal level of relaxation.
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Currently what I do is I spot skinny, decked out triathletes on my way to campus with their aerospokes and skinsuits (and yeah, heart rate monitors) and I reel 'em in and drop them on climbs, smiling the whole time and occasionally singing.

What they don't know is my 250 pound ass is sporting a jersey beneath the hoodie, my jeans are 5% spandex, and I've got a chamois on.
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Old 12-11-09, 08:58 PM
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Old 12-12-09, 09:36 AM
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What they don't know is my 250 pound ass is sporting a jersey beneath the hoodie, my jeans are 5% spandex, and I've got a chamois on.
I occasionally go "geek under cover" as well, especially in colder weather.

There is some kind of justice in the fact that if you ride 5 days a week to work, are somewhat athletic, and put forth a bit of effort along the way that often you can measure up to those folks who ferry their bike by car to a location one day a week, wear a special costume designed specifically for one sport, and try to look fast.
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Originally Posted by JoeyBike View Post
Addicting ain't it?

Pirating someone else's workout (and running from traffic) are my only motivations for pushing my limits on a bike. "Disturbing the comfortable" is my second favorite hobby. So geek hunting is a 2 for 1 for me.

Are there any Giro rides in your area on weekends? If you time your ride just right, you might overtake some of those wannabees that fall off the back of the pack, dragging their lungs behind them. I like to hang out somewhere on the route and ambush them about 25 miles from their cars after I get a 10 mile warm-up. When you overtake them, say "On your left Ladies" as you pass them. (If they actually ARE female, you can say "ladies" in a most condescending tone). If there are men mixed with gals all the better. Now you have set the stage for YOUR workout! If they have anything left in the tank, and ANY marbles hidden under the Spandex, some may take up chase and work together in a paceline to catch you. Since you would rather die coughing up blood than let that happen (especially after what you just said to them), VIOLA! Instant intense workout!

Or you could just buy a heart monitor and chase heartbeats all day.
Naaaaaah.

Hehehe, Joey, you're a breath of fresh air in a sport that tends to take itself WAY too seriously.
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3. Early darkness has killed my shooting light.

Your night vids rule anyway...we like the night life, baby.
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