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WhyFi 03-26-22 09:43 AM


Originally Posted by LarrySellerz (Post 22451420)
... and take off because it’s clear he did not enjoy my company.

Ya don't say?

genejockey 03-26-22 10:53 AM

Okay.
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genejockey 03-26-22 11:00 AM


Originally Posted by LarrySellerz (Post 22451420)
Had a weird experience yesterday. I was turning onto a popular bike corridor and saw an older guy approaching with a bright front light in the middle of the day. Excited to have some company/competition on my commute, I take the hands off my handlebars and start accelerating. Front Light goes to pass, but since I’m accelerating he passes me at about 19 mph with a small speed differential and I slot on his wheel, he glances back and sees this. A few seconds later i carried my speed and pull up next to him while riding on my top tube. Dude literally says “whatever” and I tell him to stay safe and enjoy his ride, and take off because it’s clear he did not enjoy my company.

what I don’t get is why would you pass someone who has his hands off his bars at 19 mph. This is obvious bait, why would he take it if he didn’t want any part of it? Also he passed without as much as a hello, which tbh made me a little bit upset, might not have sat on my top tube while he was blowing up if he was more polite. I was on a hybrid with no kit and helmet hanging off my bars, so he probably thought I was a noob.

So that the accident happens behind him. It's like when you're driving on the freeway and there's an erratic driver ahead, and you have to decide whether to pass him so if he causes anaccident it happens behind you, or back way off so if he causes an accident it's far enough ahead you don't get caught up in it.

He didn't necessarily think you were a noob. He might have thought you were a careless rider.

LarrySellerz 03-26-22 11:11 AM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22451496)
So that the accident happens behind him. It's like when you're driving on the freeway and there's an erratic driver ahead, and you have to decide whether to pass him so if he causes a accident it happens behind you, or back way off so if he causes an accident it's far enough ahead you don't get caught up in it.

He didn't necessarily think you were a noob. He might have thought you were a careless rider.

I got the distinct impression that he wanted to pass me or thought he should be faster than me, because he was very annoyed when I rode next to him 10 seconds after he passed. He started the pass when I was slow (was making a turn onto canada from the college) and finished the pass when I was fast; he should have backed off when he realized what was happening if he didn't want to race me, or at the very least offer a friendly greeting so I don't feel the need to flex on him (supertucking on a 1% downgrade at like 21 mph for no reason)

genejockey 03-26-22 12:32 PM


Originally Posted by LarrySellerz (Post 22451508)
I got the distinct impression that he wanted to pass me or thought he should be faster than me, because he was very annoyed when I rode next to him 10 seconds after he passed. He started the pass when I was slow (was making a turn onto canada from the college) and finished the pass when I was fast; he should have backed off when he realized what was happening if he didn't want to race me, or at the very least offer a friendly greeting so I don't feel the need to flex on him (supertucking on a 1% downgrade at like 21 mph for no reason)

MOST riders don't offer a greeting. I actually prefer it that way, and don't offer greetings myself. I'm not there riding to be social. I'm riding for me, because I enjoy it, and having to either greet others or acknowledge their greeting is a big goddam imposition on me by strangers.

You talk about others being "Cat 6", and having to race you, but maybe it's really just you who's Cat 6, seeing races everywhere. People who always have to prove something get really tiresome.

genejockey 03-26-22 12:41 PM

Also, you say he started to pass you when you were slow and finished when you were fast? You should have stayed slow while he passed and then, if the speed you were riding at was faster than his, passed him with no theatrics. If you were drafting him without invitation, that's another dick move. Probably instead of trying to ride you off his wheel - which is hard to do when the wheelsucker is 250 lbs on a downhill - he should have sat up and made you pass, and then gone on his way.

seedsbelize2 03-26-22 12:50 PM

34 big ones this morning, with more left in me. And a knock down drop dead gorgeous day! We don't get days like this, in any season let alone this one. An imperial century kind of a day, if one were in shape for such. A few minutes ago we lost power, internet, and cell signal all in one fell swoop.

Mojo31 03-26-22 12:50 PM


Originally Posted by LarrySellerz (Post 22451420)
Had a weird experience yesterday. I was turning onto a popular bike corridor and saw an older guy approaching with a bright front light in the middle of the day. Excited to have some company/competition on my commute, I take the hands off my handlebars and start accelerating. Front Light goes to pass, but since I’m accelerating he passes me at about 19 mph with a small speed differential and I slot on his wheel, he glances back and sees this. A few seconds later i carried my speed and pull up next to him while riding on my top tube. Dude literally says “whatever” and I tell him to stay safe and enjoy his ride, and take off because it’s clear he did not enjoy my company.

what I don’t get is why would you pass someone who has his hands off his bars at 19 mph. This is obvious bait, why would he take it if he didn’t want any part of it? Also he passed without as much as a hello, which tbh made me a little bit upset, might not have sat on my top tube while he was blowing up if he was more polite. I was on a hybrid with no kit and helmet hanging off my bars, so he probably thought I was a noob.

That's what you think he thought? Lol

genejockey 03-26-22 12:53 PM

Our screen doors were getting old. The screens were falling apart, getting holes, ripping along the edges etc. The doors themselves were getting distinctly rickety. The rubber dogdoor flaps had fallen apart and had long since been replaced with vinyl sheets. SO, Mrs. GeneJockey called the company that did them for us 25 years ago come back and replace them.

So, now the screen door on the back has a brand new dog door, and the flaps are so heavy little Dory can't even move them to get out, and Rango is afraid of them and insists on us opening the door for him. Oh, well. Maybe this will stop him blowing through the door to go bark at the black Lab next door.

Trsnrtr 03-26-22 01:31 PM

In a bike shop that we visited today:


https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...fe91b59ee.jpeg

Bah Humbug 03-26-22 01:50 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22451339)
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Only us cool kids got it in 3. :beer:

Now it took me quite a long time to figure out the second and third guesses...

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phrantic09 03-26-22 02:47 PM

It was about 10 degrees colder upon the hills vs at home and it rained early, had to cut the ride short but it was still awesome. I found some pretty fun new dirt roads, got chased by a dog and potentially trespassed. Good times.

LAJ 03-26-22 04:21 PM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22451289)
Is that more a comment on the Saudis or FIA? I was happy to see Haas brought back KM and fired Uralkali as a sponsor as well as the whiny son who has no business racing at that level

I took that as the Saudi's may not promise safe passage.

Mojo31 03-26-22 04:24 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22451721)
I took that as the Saudi's may not promise safe passage.

I took is as Saudis may actually preven departure.

Future question is will F1 return to SA next year.

LAJ 03-26-22 04:28 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22451725)
I took is as Saudis may actually preven departure.

Future question is will F1 return to SA next year.

Right. Safe passage.

Money talks, people mumble. They'll be back.

Mojo31 03-26-22 04:34 PM

Interesting.

More likely to die walking or in a car than on a bike:


https://blog.timesunion.com/healthca...of-dying/2515/

Mojo31 03-26-22 04:35 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22451727)
Right. Safe passage.

Money talks, people mumble. They'll be back.

Statoil will/is likely a big influence.

Mojo31 03-26-22 04:39 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22451578)
Our screen doors were getting old. The screens were falling apart, getting holes, ripping along the edges etc. The doors themselves were getting distinctly rickety. The rubber dogdoor flaps had fallen apart and had long since been replaced with vinyl sheets. SO, Mrs. GeneJockey called the company that did them for us 25 years ago come back and replace them.

So, now the screen door on the back has a brand new dog door, and the flaps are so heavy little Dory can't even move them to get out, and Rango is afraid of them and insists on us opening the door for him. Oh, well. Maybe this will stop him blowing through the door to go bark at the black Lab next door.

I’m beginning to think you are Larry Sellerz. Rides in your area, and it appears you are the only one who has “seen” him.

LarrySellerz 03-26-22 04:45 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22451735)
I’m beginning to think you are Larry Sellerz. Rides in your area, and it appears you are the only one who has “seen” him.

ive ran into kj43 or whatever his name is

genejockey 03-26-22 04:54 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22451735)
I’m beginning to think you are Larry Sellerz. Rides in your area, and it appears you are the only one who has “seen” him.

Nah. SwimmerMike saw him, too.

datlas 03-26-22 04:58 PM

Worlds are colliding!

indyfabz 03-26-22 04:59 PM

I just walked passed Tex Cobb. He said hi.

genejockey 03-26-22 05:00 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22451607)
In a bike shop that we visited today:


https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...fe91b59ee.jpeg

Another reminder that dogs, though they are family, are not just people in fur suits.

Bah Humbug 03-26-22 05:04 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22451721)
I took that as the Saudi's may not promise safe passage.

Don't go to certain countries.

Some family of my one of my mother's friends is in Haifa, having spend 20+ years in Novosibirsk. They are "coming to America for a family reunion"... with the kid's cat. But nothing more is being said until they are in the US.

Apparently they really liked Russia until recently...

LAJ 03-26-22 05:07 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22451756)
Don't go to certain countries.

Some family of my one of my mother's friends is in Haifa, having spend 20+ years in Novosibirsk. They are "coming to America for a family reunion"... with the kid's cat. But nothing more is being said until they are in the US.

Apparently they really liked Russia until recently...

Simple as that.

I hope things go well for them.

big john 03-26-22 06:16 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22451754)
I just walked passed Tex Cobb. He said hi.

He's pretty funny sometimes. The fight with Larry Holmes was one of the worst heavyweight fights I ever saw. The ref wouldn't stop it and Holmes just kept beating on Cobb. I think that's the fight that made Howard Cosell quit working fights.

big john 03-26-22 06:29 PM

We did 72 miles today. Started with a big group and split a couple times until there were just 4 of us. After we ate I ran over a staple and flatted. Then my inflator blew up so I had to use the mini pump but I couldn't seem to get enough pressure and the stem leaked after I took the pump off. So I rode for several miles with the rear tire bouncing and squirming. We stopped for water and I pumped it up some more and it leaked again before I could tighten the core nut. Weird.

datlas 03-26-22 06:51 PM

We had 2 flats on today’s ride. The first was apparently a leaky valve on a guy running tubeless. The second happened when we had a surprise rock field, one of the guys hit a golfball size rock and had a blowout flat on the front. I was a few riders back but to me, it sounded like a lightbulb breaking. He ended up having to boot the cut and limp home.

Mojo31 03-26-22 08:12 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22451749)
Nah. SwimmerMike saw him, too.

Sounds like a well orchestrated conspiracy.

LesterOfPuppets 03-26-22 09:04 PM

ATTN: bampilot06 , 737 job opportunity in the GREAT WHITE NORTH !!!



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