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Forum: Road Cycling
02-03-23, 03:13 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 56,456
Posted By genejockey

If that were so great, people would still be...

If that were so great, people would still be doing it, because they'd be winning over other riders who weren't. Think of racing as analogous to Natural Selection - that which gives advantage is...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-02-23, 05:29 PM
Replies: 4,259
Views: 55,588
Posted By genejockey

This afternoon, I'm sitting at my desk, figuring...

This afternoon, I'm sitting at my desk, figuring out how to import a really cool dataset in a format that has heretofore given me problems. Suddenly, my phone goes *PING*, and I look and there's a...
02-02-23, 04:51 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 8,052
Posted By genejockey

I think I spotted the first ones in Portola...

I think I spotted the first ones in Portola Valley, on Deer Creek Road on the 22nd of January. No pics, however. But I did snap a pic of some Jonquils in San Mateo on the 2nd of January! That...
02-02-23, 04:00 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,682
Posted By genejockey

That's not sweat stains. You can't dye leather...

That's not sweat stains. You can't dye leather white, so white leather is actually painted white. The paint wears off where it's rubbed by my ginormous guads. Where my arse sits, it's still white.
02-02-23, 02:37 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,682
Posted By genejockey

Besides, what OTHER color would you use with a...

Besides, what OTHER color would you use with a red bike with bright alloy kit?
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Forum: Road Cycling
02-02-23, 12:05 PM
Replies: 4,259
Views: 55,588
Posted By genejockey

Clickbait-y title to an email: "Twelve Wines...

Clickbait-y title to an email: "Twelve Wines Under $20 That Are Veritable Steals"

I thought, "ALL wines that are LITERAL steals are under $20."
Forum: Road Cycling
02-01-23, 01:10 PM
Replies: 4,259
Views: 55,588
Posted By genejockey

Blink 3 times if you're under duress...

Blink 3 times if you're under duress...
02-01-23, 12:36 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 11,250
Posted By genejockey

I know, right? I don't pay these prices to end...

I know, right? I don't pay these prices to end up rained out all the time!

Speaking of which, we're coming up on another First Saturday! Weather Underground says "PM Showers", so we might be...
01-31-23, 08:35 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,682
Posted By genejockey

I think y'all are talking about Fizik MicroTEX,...

I think y'all are talking about Fizik MicroTEX, not MicroFIBER. AFAICT, there is no such animal as the latter.

Bethatasitmay, the Microtex Classic is The Good Stuff. I put on all my bikes, as...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-23, 03:29 PM
Replies: 4,259
Views: 55,588
Posted By genejockey

I put a -17 degree stem on the Bianchi, when I ws...

I put a -17 degree stem on the Bianchi, when I ws dropping from a 120mm to a 110. I tried a -12, but the bar was too high....
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-23, 03:18 PM
Replies: 4,259
Views: 55,588
Posted By genejockey

Every time I see that thing, I picture sliding...

Every time I see that thing, I picture sliding off that saddle and slamming my sternum into the smokestack above the stem.
01-31-23, 12:39 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 2,958
Posted By genejockey

Every so often when I get a PR, I check my age...

Every so often when I get a PR, I check my age group, and discover just how many of the old guys around here are faster than me. Then I check my weight group, and discover just how many of the fat...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-23, 09:13 PM
Replies: 4,259
Views: 55,588
Posted By genejockey

I'm always afraid if I make a warranty claim on...

I'm always afraid if I make a warranty claim on something expensive with a lifetime warranty that it might be cheaper for the company to kill me than fix it.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-23, 09:12 PM
Replies: 4,259
Views: 55,588
Posted By genejockey

"I can eat fifty eggs" "Nobody can eat afford...

"I can eat fifty eggs"
"Nobody can eat afford 50 eggs."
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01-30-23, 04:41 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 2,958
Posted By genejockey

The thing about this route is that there are no...

The thing about this route is that there are no stop lights, and only about 9 stop signs and those rarely have cars stacked up. I was riding at the same time of day, after the winter rains ended but...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-23, 04:27 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 765
Posted By genejockey

I got into cycling as an indirect result of us...

I got into cycling as an indirect result of us having kids. When The Older Boy was about 3 or 4, I was at a park playing chase with him, and found myself getting winded. "Cripes! I'm only 38!" I...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-23, 03:25 PM
Replies: 4,259
Views: 55,588
Posted By genejockey

Reminds me of a tweet I saw last week: "Back...

Reminds me of a tweet I saw last week:
"Back in my day, we had so much toilet paper and eggs we used to throw them at the houses of our enemies"
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-23, 02:32 PM
Replies: 4,259
Views: 55,588
Posted By genejockey

"That'll be your accomplice in the wood chipper...

"That'll be your accomplice in the wood chipper snow blower, then?"
01-29-23, 02:21 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,163
Posted By genejockey

Stack will tell you whether you can get the bars...

Stack will tell you whether you can get the bars at the same height without a crapload of spacers. Reach will tell you whether you can put the bars the same distance away without resorting to an...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-23, 05:34 PM
Replies: 4,259
Views: 55,588
Posted By genejockey

Life doesn't provide us with black-and-white...

Life doesn't provide us with black-and-white situations, or with people who are all good or all evil. He was your friend. You had a history with him. Shared experiences, etc. You can grieve for...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-23, 11:33 AM
Replies: 4,259
Views: 55,588
Posted By genejockey

You need a quart of mineral spirits and a couple...

You need a quart of mineral spirits and a couple jars!
01-27-23, 05:57 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 2,958
Posted By genejockey

In my business (Biotech), by this time the VCs...

In my business (Biotech), by this time the VCs would have pumped and dumped already, leaving the institutional investors to hound management for The Next Big Thing.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-23, 03:39 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 9,362
Posted By genejockey

Oh, my! That's pretty! And still looks...

Oh, my! That's pretty! And still looks purposeful.
01-27-23, 03:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 435
Posted By genejockey

My experience has been otherwise. The saddle my...

My experience has been otherwise. The saddle my Canyon came with, for example, comes from a good company (Selle Italia), but 10 miles on it was torture. It was built for somebody else's bum. But...
01-27-23, 03:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,033
Posted By genejockey

Assuming you use garden hose for cable...

Assuming you use garden hose for cable housing...:roflmao2:
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-23, 01:33 PM
Replies: 4,259
Views: 55,588
Posted By genejockey

Confidence in your equipment is such an important...

Confidence in your equipment is such an important thing. Even things like getting a couple flats weeks before can dampen my enthusiasm, because it's always in the back of your mind. I feel...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-23, 11:00 AM
Replies: 4,259
Views: 55,588
Posted By genejockey

The suburb where we live now was designed before...

The suburb where we live now was designed before WWII and built immediately after - our house went up in '46. At that point, they still built around walking, and transit. So there's a shopping center...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-23, 07:12 PM
Replies: 4,259
Views: 55,588
Posted By genejockey

I still stare at and admire bikes I've had for...

I still stare at and admire bikes I've had for >25 years. Is it the SOLE thing that motivates me? No. But on any given Saturday, I find myself thinking about the bike I'm going to ride, going down...
01-26-23, 05:59 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 2,958
Posted By genejockey

They're suffering the same thing that happens to...

They're suffering the same thing that happens to any number of companies that start out free, "to build a user base", but then reach the point where they need to bring in money. Many a company has...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-23, 05:56 PM
Replies: 4,259
Views: 55,588
Posted By genejockey

Throw them in the pool and look for bubbles.

Throw them in the pool and look for bubbles.
01-26-23, 03:31 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 2,958
Posted By genejockey

3.5% unemployment and 2.6% annual GDP growth...

3.5% unemployment and 2.6% annual GDP growth isn't even remotely a "recession".
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-23, 01:16 PM
Replies: 4,259
Views: 55,588
Posted By genejockey

That's the best way to choose a bike, new or...

That's the best way to choose a bike, new or vintage. If a bike doesn't speak to you, will you even ride it?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-23, 01:15 PM
Replies: 4,259
Views: 55,588
Posted By genejockey

It sounds like the sort of story you tell your...

It sounds like the sort of story you tell your Mom after you do something stupid.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-23, 01:04 PM
Replies: 4,259
Views: 55,588
Posted By genejockey

I imagine many of us who had bb guns BITD...

I imagine many of us who had bb guns BITD experienced getting hit in the face with a bb from shooting at something too close and too hard.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-23, 12:33 PM
Replies: 4,259
Views: 55,588
Posted By genejockey

And some are absolutely bonkers but boring...

And some are absolutely bonkers but boring because they are going back over well-trodden ground.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-23, 10:07 AM
Replies: 4,259
Views: 55,588
Posted By genejockey

That one guy, though - I actually gave up. Horse...

That one guy, though - I actually gave up. Horse to water, and all that.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-23, 08:59 PM
Replies: 4,259
Views: 55,588
Posted By genejockey

"**** 'em if they can't take a joke."

"**** 'em if they can't take a joke."
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-23, 06:13 PM
Replies: 4,259
Views: 55,588
Posted By genejockey

Last night I got home just in time to get kitted...

Last night I got home just in time to get kitted up for Zwifting at about 6 minutes before 6. I've been doing the Tour de Zwift rides, and I saw that one was about to start at 6, and that the Long...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-23, 06:01 PM
Replies: 4,259
Views: 55,588
Posted By genejockey

Mrs. GJ had a permanent falling out with a friend...

Mrs. GJ had a permanent falling out with a friend she'd been really close to after too many incidents like that. I wonder why people would do that? I mean, what do they hope to prove, or accomplish...
01-25-23, 05:49 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,933
Posted By genejockey

I'm always intrigued when someone opines on what...

I'm always intrigued when someone opines on what should matter to whom.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-23, 05:41 PM
Replies: 4,259
Views: 55,588
Posted By genejockey

Sounds like what Mrs. GJ and I call "Paying the...

Sounds like what Mrs. GJ and I call "Paying the A-hole Tax", like when you verbally abuse people in service jobs who have momentary power over you and they make you pay for it. Like yelling at your...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-23, 05:34 PM
Replies: 4,259
Views: 55,588
Posted By genejockey

Forget it. He's rolling. ...

Forget it. He's rolling.
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01-25-23, 04:49 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,267
Posted By genejockey

Not sure what the law is where you are - or where...

Not sure what the law is where you are - or where I am, frankly! - but I think this falls under the "malfunctioning traffic light" rules which would allow you to proceed after maybe 2 cycles.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-23, 03:22 PM
Replies: 4,259
Views: 55,588
Posted By genejockey

You may remember the drama we went through with...

You may remember the drama we went through with Mrs. GJ's Sienna (thank you for your skepticism regarding buying new catalytic converters, BTW!). What a nightmare! I'm still amazed that, when we...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-23, 02:33 PM
Replies: 4,259
Views: 55,588
Posted By genejockey

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01-25-23, 01:50 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 6,322
Posted By genejockey

Are you new here? ;)

Are you new here?
;)
01-24-23, 06:59 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,416
Posted By genejockey

At Genentech, BITD, we used to say you can save...

At Genentech, BITD, we used to say you can save yourself hours in the library by spending a couple months in the lab.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-23, 06:57 PM
Replies: 4,259
Views: 55,588
Posted By genejockey

I think a lot of birds of prey might...

I think a lot of birds of prey might opportunistically eat carrion.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-23, 06:04 PM
Replies: 4,259
Views: 55,588
Posted By genejockey

Were you late for the race? Were you wearing...

Were you late for the race? Were you wearing pajamas? Did you find yourself signed up for races you didn't remember signing up for but you had to race them anyway? Did you realize they weren't...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-23, 06:00 PM
Replies: 4,259
Views: 55,588
Posted By genejockey

I hate when that happens. If you didn't fix it,...

I hate when that happens. If you didn't fix it, you don't know what caused it and you can't be sure it won't start up again and you STILL won't know how to fix it.
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