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Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-21, 03:17 PM
Replies: 9,537
Views: 126,836
Posted By genejockey

It was beautiful out here, too, if a tad windy. ...

It was beautiful out here, too, if a tad windy. But I cut my ride short because as it happens, somebody turns 12 today!...
09-19-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 125
Posted By genejockey

The paint scheme is metallic red with metallic...

The paint scheme is metallic red with metallic 'titanium' headtube, so I'm pretty sure it's an 85. I'll confirm with the serial number later today.

Updating the shifters wouldn't surprise me,...
09-19-21, 10:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 125
Posted By genejockey

1985 Centurion Ironman Shifters

I just got a 1985 Centurion Ironman, which has Shimano's 6208 SIS shifters. Based on all the information I can find, the 1985 should have friction shifters, right?

The rear shifter is kaput...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-21, 10:22 AM
Replies: 9,537
Views: 126,836
Posted By genejockey

I was a busboy at the Elby's Big Boy restaurant...

I was a busboy at the Elby's Big Boy restaurant in Gettysburg, the summer between high school and college. That place was a family tradition - two of my sisters had been waiters there.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-21, 09:34 PM
Replies: 9,537
Views: 126,836
Posted By genejockey

You have one, so you don't look at them...

You have one, so you don't look at them longingly. One of our Clinical folks got one, I think she got tired of her tiny 3-banger Chevy - maybe partly because she's about 6' tall - but I'm pretty...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-21, 08:31 PM
Replies: 9,537
Views: 126,836
Posted By genejockey

(I think it's actually a Cayman. I'd like one of...

(I think it's actually a Cayman. I'd like one of those, please)
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-21, 04:32 PM
Replies: 9,537
Views: 126,836
Posted By genejockey

Currently itching to take the Centurion apart,...

Currently itching to take the Centurion apart, but the visiting dogs are still in possession of the garage. Grrr....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-21, 04:27 PM
Replies: 9,537
Views: 126,836
Posted By genejockey

9th bike obtained. It's in great shape, has...

9th bike obtained. It's in great shape, has nearly all its original 6297 and 6208 bits. Will still need disassembly, cleaning, etc. but it's actually rideable at the moment. I have to decide what...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 08:01 PM
Replies: 9,537
Views: 126,836
Posted By genejockey

Confirmed: Blue Bike Faster. EDIT: Also the...

Confirmed: Blue Bike Faster.

EDIT: Also the first ride in months for which I needed my gillet vest.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 08:00 PM
Replies: 9,537
Views: 126,836
Posted By genejockey

That cat looks inbread.

That cat looks inbread.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 08:00 PM
Replies: 9,537
Views: 126,836
Posted By genejockey

I'm DEFINITELY never going back to MY old school!...

I'm DEFINITELY never going back to MY old school! They tore it down.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 05:14 PM
Replies: 9,537
Views: 126,836
Posted By genejockey

Ebay keeps getting stranger. Recently, I've been...

Ebay keeps getting stranger. Recently, I've been receiving offers on items that I put on my 'Watch List', generally within a day or so. Usually, I don't respond, because the offers aren't THAT...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 05:11 PM
Replies: 9,537
Views: 126,836
Posted By genejockey

Aren't you the guy who's always breaking things? ...

Aren't you the guy who's always breaking things? Hmmmmm.....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 03:25 PM
Replies: 9,537
Views: 126,836
Posted By genejockey

Then it's DEFINITELY time to recork!

Then it's DEFINITELY time to recork!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 02:12 PM
Replies: 9,537
Views: 126,836
Posted By genejockey

My problem is, because I rotate through all the...

My problem is, because I rotate through all the bikes, and sweat like nobody's business, it doesn't make sense to wash just one, but washing all eight is a big chore.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 02:11 PM
Replies: 9,537
Views: 126,836
Posted By genejockey

Not mutually exclusive.

Not mutually exclusive.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 02:10 PM
Replies: 9,537
Views: 126,836
Posted By genejockey

"It's just, like, 1000 D-cell batteries under the...

"It's just, like, 1000 D-cell batteries under the seats, right?"
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 9,537
Views: 126,836
Posted By genejockey

Only when you're trying to either sell it, or...

Only when you're trying to either sell it, or convince yourself it doesn't look old and worn out. e.g. "I love the patina on this watch dial that I can't read!"
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 01:24 PM
Replies: 9,537
Views: 126,836
Posted By genejockey

Isn't it about time to re-cork the spit valve?

Isn't it about time to re-cork the spit valve?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 9,537
Views: 126,836
Posted By genejockey

"The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in...

"The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt." - Bertrand Russell.
09-17-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 951
Posted By genejockey

"A lot of people are saying...."

"A lot of people are saying...."
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 01:01 PM
Replies: 9,537
Views: 126,836
Posted By genejockey

My hobbies have tended to be ones where I could...

My hobbies have tended to be ones where I could actually do the work myself, with practice and the right tools. Archery - I know how to fletch arrows, twist bowstrings, and even tiller a selfbow (or...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 12:53 PM
Replies: 9,537
Views: 126,836
Posted By genejockey

The thing about being a Scientist, especially a...

The thing about being a Scientist, especially a biologist working in BioPharma, is that you have to understand how little you understand, and you have to simultaneously need to know how it works and...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 12:30 PM
Replies: 9,537
Views: 126,836
Posted By genejockey

It's a dominance thing. You can't admit you know...

It's a dominance thing. You can't admit you know less than the other guy.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 12:26 PM
Replies: 9,537
Views: 126,836
Posted By genejockey

I archery, we used to say, "The problem is the...

I archery, we used to say, "The problem is the nut behind the riser".
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 9,537
Views: 126,836
Posted By genejockey

Part of my job running a research group is...

Part of my job running a research group is troubleshooting when something doesn't work. I always preface my questions with, "Some of the questions I'm going to ask might make you think that I think...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 9,537
Views: 126,836
Posted By genejockey

I am now! Thanks!!!

I am now! Thanks!!!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 9,537
Views: 126,836
Posted By genejockey

When Mrs. GeneJockey was a teacher, she...

When Mrs. GeneJockey was a teacher, she discovered she had to decode students records, because they were written knowing that they might be seen by students and/or their parents. In one case, there...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 9,537
Views: 126,836
Posted By genejockey

Me? I'm just average Doug.

Me? I'm just average Doug.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 07:44 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 3,005
Posted By genejockey

I got one because it seemed like a good idea, but...

I got one because it seemed like a good idea, but after I got it I realized it was a FANTASTIC idea!!!!
09-16-21, 07:41 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 951
Posted By genejockey

I would go for the 68 mile option, and see how...

I would go for the 68 mile option, and see how that goes. If you're tired the last 10 miles of 60, imagine how tired you be 40 miles later!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 07:27 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 3,005
Posted By genejockey

My other observation is the slower the rider, the...

My other observation is the slower the rider, the more of the road they take up. A lot of them ride in pairs or larger groups, and if they're slow, they're usually also not experienced at riding...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 07:17 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 3,005
Posted By genejockey

Where I ride, it's a mix of suburban streets and...

Where I ride, it's a mix of suburban streets and boulevards with lot of space for bikes, shoulderless two lane roads, two roads with big wide bike lanes, four lane roads with big wide bike lanes that...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 07:05 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 3,005
Posted By genejockey

Ever pass other riders and have to go out into...

Ever pass other riders and have to go out into the traffic lanes to do it?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 06:56 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 3,005
Posted By genejockey

It not only *gleeps* when faster moving traffic...

It not only *gleeps* when faster moving traffic is <150 yards behind, but also a graphic appears on the right hand side of your head unit, showing how far behind it is and how fast it's approaching....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 05:39 PM
Replies: 9,537
Views: 126,836
Posted By genejockey

As Scotty so often said, "I cannae gie ye morre...

As Scotty so often said, "I cannae gie ye morre powerr, Captain! She'll blow!"
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 05:07 PM
Replies: 9,537
Views: 126,836
Posted By genejockey

You're one of those "Glass Of Poison Is Half...

You're one of those "Glass Of Poison Is Half Empty" kind of guys, aren't you?
09-16-21, 02:55 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,125
Posted By genejockey

It's like pornography - hard to define, but you...

It's like pornography - hard to define, but you know it when you see it. The question is whether your bikes have any redeeming social importance.
09-16-21, 02:48 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 2,774
Posted By genejockey

I rode the same route a couple times a week, and...

I rode the same route a couple times a week, and the same long ride every week, but I don't like going the same segment in the same direction more than once per ride. Laps would bore me to tears.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 02:45 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 3,005
Posted By genejockey

I'm loving my Varia. It's the one thing that's...

I'm loving my Varia. It's the one thing that's gotten me to put my head unit on the bars of my C&V rides, which I kinda enjoy running with nekkid bars. I'm still a data junkie, though, so if I do...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 3,005
Posted By genejockey

No on headphones, and you should all get off my...

No on headphones, and you should all get off my damn lawn!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 02:40 PM
Replies: 9,537
Views: 126,836
Posted By genejockey

Sounds like about as much fun as Route 30.

Sounds like about as much fun as Route 30.
09-16-21, 01:42 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 2,774
Posted By genejockey

The chain lube that really sticks to your chain,...

The chain lube that really sticks to your chain, AND your ribs!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 01:34 PM
Replies: 9,537
Views: 126,836
Posted By genejockey

I think you could make a pretty good tour on the...

I think you could make a pretty good tour on the West Coast by riding from metro area to metro area, but then noodling around in each for a couple days.
09-16-21, 01:31 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 2,774
Posted By genejockey

I have yet to take my bike to a bike shop and be...

I have yet to take my bike to a bike shop and be asked which wrench I want working on it.
09-16-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 2,774
Posted By genejockey

"It's a floor wax AND a dessert...

"It's a floor wax AND a dessert topping!"
09-16-21, 01:24 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 2,774
Posted By genejockey

I went two years, about 2500 miles without a flat...

I went two years, about 2500 miles without a flat then got 3 in a month - two rocks and a Michelin wire. And none since.

I'm probably due.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 12:50 PM
Replies: 9,537
Views: 126,836
Posted By genejockey

That's kinda what I was thinking, but of course...

That's kinda what I was thinking, but of course there are big stretches of America with nothing in them. Nevada, for example.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 12:40 PM
Replies: 9,537
Views: 126,836
Posted By genejockey

Don't look at me to organize this. I practically...

Don't look at me to organize this. I practically had panic attacks co-organizing a pick-up C&V ride on roads I know intimately. I've decided I'm not the leadership kind.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 12:19 PM
Replies: 9,537
Views: 126,836
Posted By genejockey

This all sounds like a way of making yourself...

This all sounds like a way of making yourself hate cycling.
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