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Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-22, 04:49 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 30,767
Posted By genejockey

Hey, if we're posting Ritcheys.... 1996-ish...

Hey, if we're posting Ritcheys....

1996-ish (frame dates earlier, but the original components are date-stamped 1995 and 1996), purchased in 1997, repainted in 2007, converted to 10sp in 2019...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-22, 02:53 PM
Replies: 3,803
Views: 46,905
Posted By genejockey

She likes to stay abreast of the news.

She likes to stay abreast of the news.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-22, 02:27 PM
Replies: 3,803
Views: 46,905
Posted By genejockey

Mrs. GeneJockey has a tendency to put it in her...

Mrs. GeneJockey has a tendency to put it in her bra, which feels funny when she has me call it so she can find it. Also lights up, which looks funny.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-22, 10:47 AM
Replies: 3,803
Views: 46,905
Posted By genejockey

Methodical. Progressive. Barely adequate. ...

Methodical. Progressive. Barely adequate.
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Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-22, 07:42 PM
Replies: 3,803
Views: 46,905
Posted By genejockey

Might be entertaining to watch you ride that,...

Might be entertaining to watch you ride that, though - 167.5 on the NDS, 175 on the DS.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-22, 07:37 PM
Replies: 3,803
Views: 46,905
Posted By genejockey

(Bam opens box) "167.5? Son of a...

(Bam opens box)
"167.5? Son of a *****!"
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-22, 07:20 PM
Replies: 3,803
Views: 46,905
Posted By genejockey

I think mine is an SM-BBR60 on the Litespeed. ...

I think mine is an SM-BBR60 on the Litespeed. British threaded, external cups.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-22, 07:14 PM
Replies: 3,803
Views: 46,905
Posted By genejockey

That's why, when I was buying the R8000 bits for...

That's why, when I was buying the R8000 bits for the Litespeed, I selected "North America Only" in the filters on Ebay.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-22, 06:33 PM
Replies: 3,803
Views: 46,905
Posted By genejockey

I don't know. Like I said, a friend's daughter...

I don't know. Like I said, a friend's daughter went to Vassar and that friend must have said it's cute or something.

Hey, at least it's not Buffalo.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-22, 06:09 PM
Replies: 3,803
Views: 46,905
Posted By genejockey

Ha! Actually only the one way. The auto...

Ha!

Actually only the one way. The auto parts place was downtown, near the lake, and I was living East of Cornell about a mile. Coming back was definitely uphill. I actually stopped at a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-22, 05:58 PM
Replies: 3,803
Views: 46,905
Posted By genejockey

Mrs. GJ, in our now slightly more urgent search...

Mrs. GJ, in our now slightly more urgent search for a place to retire, has fixated on Poughkeepsie. A friend's daughter recently graduated from Vassar, and must have told Mrs. GJ that it looked like...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-22, 05:50 PM
Replies: 3,803
Views: 46,905
Posted By genejockey

This, BTW, is one problem with having so many...

This, BTW, is one problem with having so many bikes - I can't afford new shoes for all of them. So I put GP5000s on the Litespeed and the Canyon, regular Grand Prix's on the Battaglin and the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-22, 05:29 PM
Replies: 3,803
Views: 46,905
Posted By genejockey

I got some GP5000s recently from Bike Closet,...

I got some GP5000s recently from Bike Closet, including a replacement for the 25 in the Litespeed that got all cut to crap. They're selling them between $43 and $50 depending on size.

EDIT: 23s...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-22, 05:11 PM
Replies: 3,803
Views: 46,905
Posted By genejockey

"I went to my doctor, I said, 'It hurts when I go...

"I went to my doctor, I said, 'It hurts when I go like that.' He said, 'Don't go like that.'"
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-22, 05:09 PM
Replies: 3,803
Views: 46,905
Posted By genejockey

I was driving my MG on the Northeast Extension,...

I was driving my MG on the Northeast Extension, heading back to Ithaca after visiting my brother west of Philly. I had bottomed out on his gravel driveway, but there didn't seem to be any damage. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-22, 04:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 474
Posted By genejockey

I'm a dissenting voice on The Black Bibs. I got...

I'm a dissenting voice on The Black Bibs. I got a set of their mid-price bibs, and the fabric is just WAY to slick. I found myself constantly sliding forward in the saddle, pushing back, sliding...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-22, 04:36 PM
Replies: 3,803
Views: 46,905
Posted By genejockey

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Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-22, 04:09 PM
Replies: 3,803
Views: 46,905
Posted By genejockey

This morning, taking The Younger Boy to work, I...

This morning, taking The Younger Boy to work, I started feeling like I wouldn't make it all the way to my workplace without a toilet, so I asked him if there was one at his workplace I could use. As...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-22, 04:04 PM
Replies: 3,803
Views: 46,905
Posted By genejockey

I have never driven on the Turnpike without...

I have never driven on the Turnpike without encountering delay from some construction or other. You'd think, with construction always happening somewhere, AND with the support of tolls, it wouldn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-22, 03:48 PM
Replies: 3,803
Views: 46,905
Posted By genejockey

When we drove across the country on I-80 back in...

When we drove across the country on I-80 back in 1988, we were managing about 200 miles every 3 hours, till we got to the Ohio-PA border, including stops. The PA turnpike through the Alleghenies, at...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-22, 03:23 PM
Replies: 3,803
Views: 46,905
Posted By genejockey

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opZ4kYFjwqI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opZ4kYFjwqI
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-22, 03:21 PM
Replies: 3,803
Views: 46,905
Posted By genejockey

At my age, I'm not even sure where I'd start,...

At my age, I'm not even sure where I'd start, although my familial longevity compared to the shorter lifespans of American men should eventually work in my favor.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-22, 02:58 PM
Replies: 3,803
Views: 46,905
Posted By genejockey

And a damn good thing, too. IIRC, there was a...

And a damn good thing, too. IIRC, there was a thread back then asking if there was a non-creepy way to introduce yourself to a woman you'd seen on Fly-by. IIRC, the consensus was, "No."
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-22, 02:56 PM
Replies: 3,803
Views: 46,905
Posted By genejockey

Oh, yeah! When I pointed out that I'd worked a...

Oh, yeah! When I pointed out that I'd worked a lot of my career in things like HIV, she responded, "But you didn't cure it, did you?"

I confess I responded by asking her how SHE'D go about...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-22, 02:53 PM
Replies: 3,803
Views: 46,905
Posted By genejockey

Unless I am, in fact, The Man.

Unless I am, in fact, The Man.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-22, 02:52 PM
Replies: 3,803
Views: 46,905
Posted By genejockey

Yeah, that would be a hard conversation to start...

Yeah, that would be a hard conversation to start without coming across creepy, wouldn't it?

"Hi! You're Debbie43 on Strava, aren't you? I saw you on my ride last week and found your name on...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-22, 02:49 PM
Replies: 3,803
Views: 46,905
Posted By genejockey

My family was the opposite. We talked politics...

My family was the opposite. We talked politics all the time. We even argued politics a lot, which is strange because we ran a very limited gamut from liberal to socialist.

But I've always been...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-22, 02:45 PM
Replies: 3,803
Views: 46,905
Posted By genejockey

I found it very unpleasant to discover that my...

I found it very unpleasant to discover that my niece went anti-vax. My sister, her Mom, thinks it was the influence of the guy she was living with, but really - years ago, she adopted an Ethiopian...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-22, 02:16 PM
Replies: 3,803
Views: 46,905
Posted By genejockey

It can be astonishing to watch someone who is...

It can be astonishing to watch someone who is otherwise very much driven by logic, reason, and evidence go completely off the rails and start making the same kind of arguments that, in another...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-22, 02:13 PM
Replies: 3,803
Views: 46,905
Posted By genejockey

I used to. I could post actual data and they'd...

I used to. I could post actual data and they'd engage with it. For a long time, I thought we all just wanted pretty much the same thing, but had different ways of getting to it. Some of them...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-22, 02:07 PM
Replies: 3,803
Views: 46,905
Posted By genejockey

I gotta say, when we move from the Bay Area, I...

I gotta say, when we move from the Bay Area, I will probably really miss the polite, respectful drivers. Oh, I know that some riders around here think it's bad, but that's probably because they've...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-22, 02:03 PM
Replies: 3,803
Views: 46,905
Posted By genejockey

I miss being able to discuss things with people...

I miss being able to discuss things with people who actually care about evidence, and principle.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-22, 01:35 PM
Replies: 3,803
Views: 46,905
Posted By genejockey

I have a lot of family members on FB - all 5...

I have a lot of family members on FB - all 5 siblings, a number of cousins, etc. Also some friends from High School and College. I tend to post political stuff there, and I have been unfriended by...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-22, 12:08 PM
Replies: 3,803
Views: 46,905
Posted By genejockey

Concur.

Concur.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-22, 11:23 AM
Replies: 3,803
Views: 46,905
Posted By genejockey

A logical progression, but not especially quick. ...

A logical progression, but not especially quick.

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Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-22, 08:06 PM
Replies: 3,803
Views: 46,905
Posted By genejockey

And in so many ways at once.

And in so many ways at once.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-22, 03:57 PM
Replies: 3,803
Views: 46,905
Posted By genejockey

I did Old La Honda again today. This time...

I did Old La Honda again today. This time instead of trying to keep my HR under 155, I tried to keep my speed over 7 mph. I mostly managed, but there are two STEEP right hand turns, where I had to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-22, 03:52 PM
Replies: 3,803
Views: 46,905
Posted By genejockey

Looks like a bike for a clown.

Looks like a bike for a clown.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-22, 09:15 AM
Replies: 3,803
Views: 46,905
Posted By genejockey

Cripes. Wordle 421 6/6 ⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜ ⬜🟨⬜🟨⬜ ...

Cripes.
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08-14-22, 08:29 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 840
Posted By genejockey

Midweek, I ride 20-25 miles with about 1000 feet...

Midweek, I ride 20-25 miles with about 1000 feet of climbing. How hard I go depends on what day it is, how I feel, etc, so figure 16-19 mph.

Sundays, I ride 55-70 miles with 3500-5000 feet of...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-22, 07:55 PM
Replies: 3,803
Views: 46,905
Posted By genejockey

Wow. That's a lotta setback.

Wow. That's a lotta setback.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-22, 05:29 PM
Replies: 3,803
Views: 46,905
Posted By genejockey

I have had a nice day. Walked Rango with Mrs. GJ...

I have had a nice day. Walked Rango with Mrs. GJ and Dory. Breakfast with a lot of fresh blueberries. Cleaned the kitchen (imposing order in one corner of all the chaos feels good). Reheated some...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-22, 10:27 AM
Replies: 3,803
Views: 46,905
Posted By genejockey

That was a near thing. Wordle 420 6/6 ...

That was a near thing.
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Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-22, 04:15 PM
Replies: 3,803
Views: 46,905
Posted By genejockey

I think it starts somewhere around the western...

I think it starts somewhere around the western border of Nebraska, if I remember right. We were driving across the US on I-80, and when we got to the border between Wyoming and Nebraska it seemed to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-22, 04:11 PM
Replies: 3,803
Views: 46,905
Posted By genejockey

Lordy. That's flat. My nephew was out here...

Lordy. That's flat.

My nephew was out here for a conference and came by to visit. He lives in Virginia Beach, which is pretty damn flat. He found all our hills very intimidating.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-22, 02:53 PM
Replies: 3,803
Views: 46,905
Posted By genejockey

Also, I've often thought what Mom and Dad's house...

Also, I've often thought what Mom and Dad's house would bring out here. 3000 sq ft, two garages, 1 3/4 acre of land....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-22, 02:51 PM
Replies: 3,803
Views: 46,905
Posted By genejockey

With the possibility of relocation having been...

With the possibility of relocation having been mentioned, I took a look at houses near our MD facility. Sticker shock compared to where we've been looking, but about 1/4 of prices here.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-22, 02:32 PM
Replies: 3,803
Views: 46,905
Posted By genejockey

Definitely. We bought in 1996, after a brief...

Definitely. We bought in 1996, after a brief period of uncharacteristically stable prices. Today? Not sure where we'd have to live.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-22, 02:31 PM
Replies: 3,803
Views: 46,905
Posted By genejockey

Yeah, the Peninsula makes a fairly small area...

Yeah, the Peninsula makes a fairly small area very valuable.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-22, 02:14 PM
Replies: 3,803
Views: 46,905
Posted By genejockey

Depending on where exactly, you could add 2...

Depending on where exactly, you could add 2 Million here.
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