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Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-22, 08:09 PM
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Views: 49,343
Posted By genejockey

Hey, cut me some slack! While y'all were...

Hey, cut me some slack! While y'all were swapping witticisms I was out flogging the Battaglin to a new fastest time on my 22 mile route.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-22, 08:08 PM
Replies: 4,019
Views: 49,343
Posted By genejockey

So now it's a Herald Angel?

So now it's a Herald Angel?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-22, 08:02 PM
Replies: 4,019
Views: 49,343
Posted By genejockey

Next, the Bugatti Veyron will come with...

Next, the Bugatti Veyron will come with subscription cylinders. You get 8 standard. $5000/month gets you up to 12. $15,000/month gets you up to 16.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-22, 08:00 PM
Replies: 4,019
Views: 49,343
Posted By genejockey

What, the fire?

What, the fire?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-22, 08:00 PM
Replies: 4,019
Views: 49,343
Posted By genejockey

There are better things, too. Like, following.

There are better things, too. Like, following.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-22, 04:54 PM
Replies: 4,019
Views: 49,343
Posted By genejockey

An '86 GTI was my second new car. Had it for 10...

An '86 GTI was my second new car. Had it for 10 years. That's the one Mrs. GJ and I drove across the country and back. No A/C, which was rarely a problem here but which was more problematic,...
08-18-22, 02:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 635
Posted By genejockey

On the parts that either rest on or rub on the...

On the parts that either rest on or rub on the saddle. Helps the pad in your shorts or bibs move with you, so that if somethings going to rub it'll be the bibs on the saddle, not the skin on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-22, 01:51 PM
Replies: 4,019
Views: 49,343
Posted By genejockey

I can't say I'm sold on the idea of a multispeed...

I can't say I'm sold on the idea of a multispeed transmission for the sole purpose of having shift points, or the "pipe organ" sound system to mimic having a big noisy engine.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-22, 11:21 AM
Replies: 4,019
Views: 49,343
Posted By genejockey

I've had very limited problems with mine. Once...

I've had very limited problems with mine. Once or twice it shut down/rebooted in mid ride, but apart from that it's been working fine since 2018.

BUT I have seen different people have vastly...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-22, 11:19 AM
Replies: 4,019
Views: 49,343
Posted By genejockey

We were discouraged from bringing cars to...

We were discouraged from bringing cars to college, mostly because unless you lived off campus - and only fraction of students there did - it was more a nuisance than anything else. Mrs. GJ and I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-22, 11:14 AM
Replies: 4,019
Views: 49,343
Posted By genejockey

We were on quarters at Allegheny, so not only did...

We were on quarters at Allegheny, so not only did I have to work 2 more weeks every summer than my pals back home, but also we had December off - and every damn year, Dad got me a job at the plant...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-22, 11:08 AM
Replies: 4,019
Views: 49,343
Posted By genejockey

Your change of "stolen" to "stollen" reminds me...

Your change of "stolen" to "stollen" reminds me of a joke The Younger Boy made, about the line in "Pirates of the Caribbean". It was near Christmas, and we were shopping for special Christmas...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-22, 08:30 AM
Replies: 4,019
Views: 49,343
Posted By genejockey

I imagine the problem with owning a vintage...

I imagine the problem with owning a vintage muscle car - apart from how much gas they use - is the fear of it being damaged in an accident, because they've become so valuable. The Challenger is...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-22, 08:24 AM
Replies: 4,019
Views: 49,343
Posted By genejockey

Cinelli is insufficiently blingy.

Cinelli is insufficiently blingy.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-22, 08:09 PM
Replies: 4,019
Views: 49,343
Posted By genejockey

Dodge is still selling all the Challengers they...

Dodge is still selling all the Challengers they can make, which is pretty good for a car which debuted in 2008 and has not been seriously restyled since. ONE refresh in 2015. All they've done is to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-22, 05:25 PM
Replies: 4,019
Views: 49,343
Posted By genejockey

If it ain't broke......

If it ain't broke......
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-22, 03:00 PM
Replies: 4,019
Views: 49,343
Posted By genejockey

My Challenger with the 5.7L Hemi gets 20 mpg in...

My Challenger with the 5.7L Hemi gets 20 mpg in my usual driving. Probably the 6.4L gets 18-19, and the Hellcat 16 or less, depending on how much crazy you drive it. But the original Hemi...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-22, 02:52 PM
Replies: 4,019
Views: 49,343
Posted By genejockey

Well, geez, after 15 years of cosmetic changes...

Well, geez, after 15 years of cosmetic changes only, it's probably about time. Plus the days of gas-sucking supercharged 6+ liter V8s is past.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-22, 02:37 PM
Replies: 4,019
Views: 49,343
Posted By genejockey

Ten is already a problem.

Ten is already a problem.
08-17-22, 01:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 522
Posted By genejockey

OTOH, I used Jantex tape to stick Conti Giros to...

OTOH, I used Jantex tape to stick Conti Giros to the rims, and I can't get the darn things off!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-22, 12:11 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 17,786
Posted By genejockey

Yep. But the conditions have to favor me. I'm...

Yep. But the conditions have to favor me. I'm never gonna ride a skinny guy off my wheel on a climb. But on a slight downhill, if I can gap him, I might be able to. I have to be on a segment where...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-22, 12:05 PM
Replies: 4,019
Views: 49,343
Posted By genejockey

I did okay in college, but flamed out in grad...

I did okay in college, but flamed out in grad school. And I'm not unhappy about that at all. The path I took worked much better for how my mind works. I am not creative, so I can't really do the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-22, 09:37 AM
Replies: 4,019
Views: 49,343
Posted By genejockey

On last night's ride, I was rolling down the road...

On last night's ride, I was rolling down the road towards Woodside, as usual only paying attention to the road. Then I noticed a rider on the other side of the road, trying to get my attention. He...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-22, 09:17 AM
Replies: 4,019
Views: 49,343
Posted By genejockey

Geez, you guys. Try working on wrist watch...

Geez, you guys. Try working on wrist watch movements. Sometimes, with certain springs, I'd hear a tiny *tick* and feel something very small hit my face, and I'd know I was in for half an hour's...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-22, 04:49 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 30,897
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: 4,019
Views: 49,343
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: 4,019
Views: 49,343
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: 4,019
Views: 49,343
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: 4,019
Views: 49,343
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: 4,019
Views: 49,343
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: 4,019
Views: 49,343
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: 4,019
Views: 49,343
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: 4,019
Views: 49,343
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: 4,019
Views: 49,343
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: 4,019
Views: 49,343
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: 4,019
Views: 49,343
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: 4,019
Views: 49,343
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: 4,019
Views: 49,343
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: 4,019
Views: 49,343
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: 510
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: 4,019
Views: 49,343
Posted By genejockey

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-22, 04:09 PM
Replies: 4,019
Views: 49,343
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: 4,019
Views: 49,343
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: 4,019
Views: 49,343
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: 4,019
Views: 49,343
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: 4,019
Views: 49,343
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: 4,019
Views: 49,343
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: 4,019
Views: 49,343
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: 4,019
Views: 49,343
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: 4,019
Views: 49,343
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...
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