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Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-22, 08:21 AM
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Views: 123,809
Posted By genejockey

"Need"? Feh.

"Need"? Feh.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-22, 07:17 PM
Replies: 9,848
Views: 123,809
Posted By genejockey

Let me know when it's completely dry, from not...

Let me know when it's completely dry, from not seeing any rain for 3 months, and with another 5 months before it will see any more.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-22, 05:38 PM
Replies: 9,848
Views: 123,809
Posted By genejockey

You don't know from toasted lawns. Trust me.

You don't know from toasted lawns. Trust me.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-22, 05:00 PM
Replies: 9,848
Views: 123,809
Posted By genejockey

Something about de gustibus not being disputandum.

Something about de gustibus not being disputandum.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-22, 04:58 PM
Replies: 9,848
Views: 123,809
Posted By genejockey

I ran into this problem with the C&V rides. ...

I ran into this problem with the C&V rides. Since the group is based on riding old bikes, rather than fitness or speed level, the abilities of the group are diverse. So usually we get huge splits...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-22, 10:29 AM
Replies: 9,848
Views: 123,809
Posted By genejockey

In Spring, Dad would occasionally harvest...

In Spring, Dad would occasionally harvest dandelion greens from the yard, which he made into a salad with a bacon dressing. They were good!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-22, 10:05 AM
Replies: 9,848
Views: 123,809
Posted By genejockey

I mean, there's literally a Latin saying about...

I mean, there's literally a Latin saying about that.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-22, 09:47 AM
Replies: 9,848
Views: 123,809
Posted By genejockey

Geez, what did he put you on? EDIT: I've...

Geez, what did he put you on?

EDIT: I've never noticed any positive or negative effects from my meds, but it's just an ACE inhibitor and a diuretic. Last Sunday's ride, I had inadvertently...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-22, 09:27 AM
Replies: 9,848
Views: 123,809
Posted By genejockey

Does he even bother using the phone? Or just...

Does he even bother using the phone? Or just contact you directly through the nanochips?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-22, 09:26 AM
Replies: 9,848
Views: 123,809
Posted By genejockey

I've had something like that a couple times, but...

I've had something like that a couple times, but it's always early in the season, like April, on maybe the first ride on a day over 80. Weak, light-headed, vaguely nauseated. Heavy sweating. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-22, 08:26 AM
Replies: 9,848
Views: 123,809
Posted By genejockey

If you can push it for 2 hours, it ain't redline.

If you can push it for 2 hours, it ain't redline.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-22, 08:19 AM
Replies: 9,848
Views: 123,809
Posted By genejockey

Mrs. GJ will be returning Sunday from her...

Mrs. GJ will be returning Sunday from her puppy-related adventure in SoCal. Puppy is not even remotely housetrained. Luckily it's not our house.

It's been warm here - there was that 100 degree...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-22, 12:10 AM
Replies: 9,848
Views: 123,809
Posted By genejockey

The first one was one of a very few that had an...

The first one was one of a very few that had an aluminum body, and the second was Rudi Uhlenhaut's personal 300SLR. Uhlenhaut ran MB's racing division before and after WWII.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-22, 09:57 PM
Replies: 9,848
Views: 123,809
Posted By genejockey

i should have been more clear. Big John and I...

i should have been more clear. Big John and I were talking about Sam Posey's 300SL Gullwing. Recent auction results are in the $1.5 - 2.2 Million range.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-22, 08:02 PM
Replies: 9,848
Views: 123,809
Posted By genejockey

Where we're going, we don't need roads wheels.

Where we're going, we don't need roads wheels.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-22, 08:01 PM
Replies: 9,848
Views: 123,809
Posted By genejockey

I think a generic Gullwing would probably bring...

I think a generic Gullwing would probably bring that. This one? I imagine quite a bit more.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-22, 04:22 PM
Replies: 9,848
Views: 123,809
Posted By genejockey

I swear, I only stood up for a minute to go the...

I swear, I only stood up for a minute to go the bathroom. I come back, and my spot has been usurped.
...
06-23-22, 04:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 479
Posted By genejockey

Ride at lower intensity for the first 10-20...

Ride at lower intensity for the first 10-20 minutes. There have been many days when starting out, I felt like I'd have to do a slow, gentle ride and/or shorter than planned, but after 20 minutes or...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-22, 03:55 PM
Replies: 9,848
Views: 123,809
Posted By genejockey

Sam Posey bought his Gullwing for $2500, at the...

Sam Posey bought his Gullwing for $2500, at the age of 14. It was just a slightly fancy used car then.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-22, 11:45 AM
Replies: 9,848
Views: 123,809
Posted By genejockey

A few weeks back, riding through Portola Valley I...

A few weeks back, riding through Portola Valley I saw what I think was probably a Bichon Frise next to the road. I was going over 25 mph, so I didn't really get a chance to look around for its...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-22, 11:28 AM
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Views: 123,809
Posted By genejockey

That makes sense. I think I have some to spare.

That makes sense. I think I have some to spare.
06-23-22, 11:23 AM
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Views: 88
Posted By genejockey

I can't help with trails, because I tend to avoid...

I can't help with trails, because I tend to avoid MUPs like the plague. But if he's okay with roads that have cars, but also nice wide bike lanes, plus some back roads with very few cars, I could...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-22, 11:07 AM
Replies: 9,848
Views: 123,809
Posted By genejockey

Last night's ride on the Litespeed, the relative...

Last night's ride on the Litespeed, the relative silence of the drivetrain allowed me to hear a *tick,tick,tick* sound, in sync with the wheels. It was not audible at <11 mph, nor at >22. I stopped...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-22, 10:59 AM
Replies: 9,848
Views: 123,809
Posted By genejockey

When I bought the Circuit, Mrs. GJ was expecting...

When I bought the Circuit, Mrs. GJ was expecting it to be a whole lot more than it was, like maybe > $1000. So she was pleasantly surprised that it was a lot less than that. And apart from the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-22, 10:57 AM
Replies: 9,848
Views: 123,809
Posted By genejockey

Meh. Wordle 369 5/6 ⬜⬜⬜🟨🟨 🟨⬜🟨⬜⬜ ⬜🟩⬜🟩⬜ ...

Meh.
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06-22-22, 04:39 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 7,528
Posted By genejockey

I confess, with my C&V bikes, I value...

I confess, with my C&V bikes, I value authenticity, so, yeah, I confine myself to the original spec as much as possible.
06-22-22, 12:43 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 965
Posted By genejockey

Well, "What gear you're in" may mean simply how...

Well, "What gear you're in" may mean simply how hard that gear is in the context of the gradient and the direction and speed of the wind. I rarely know without looking which cog I'm in, and...
06-22-22, 12:31 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 965
Posted By genejockey

Too late!

Too late!
06-22-22, 12:26 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 7,528
Posted By genejockey

A LOT of the threads on the C&V forum involve...

A LOT of the threads on the C&V forum involve people looking for parts that are still in working order to replace parts that have worn out. 40 year old bikes today are kept alive by cannibalizing...
06-22-22, 12:09 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,119
Posted By genejockey

Nice Battaglin! I have one that was my go-to...

Nice Battaglin! I have one that was my go-to bike for a decade, but it's got 2006 Chorus.
06-22-22, 11:58 AM
Replies: 374
Views: 7,528
Posted By genejockey

De gustibus non est disputandum, but here we are,...

De gustibus non est disputandum, but here we are, 14 pages later.
06-22-22, 11:36 AM
Replies: 374
Views: 7,528
Posted By genejockey

Beat me to it.

Beat me to it.
06-22-22, 11:11 AM
Replies: 374
Views: 7,528
Posted By genejockey

Ah, but not if you owned a freight railroad...

Ah, but not if you owned a freight railroad trying to make payroll and a profit.

Looking back at the history, it is astonishing how quickly steam locomotives went from being the undisputed king of...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 10:32 AM
Replies: 9,848
Views: 123,809
Posted By genejockey

Grrrr..... Wordle 368 6/6 ⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜ ⬜🟨⬜⬜⬜ ...

Grrrr.....
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Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-22, 06:43 PM
Replies: 9,848
Views: 123,809
Posted By genejockey

I got my first pair of glasses in 1988, when the...

I got my first pair of glasses in 1988, when the newly-Mrs. GeneJockey got tired of being asked to read distant road signs. She asked the eye doc what my vision was like. He said, "He's got...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-22, 05:00 PM
Replies: 9,848
Views: 123,809
Posted By genejockey

"Need"? What is this "need"...

"Need"? What is this "need" nonsense?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-22, 04:40 PM
Replies: 9,848
Views: 123,809
Posted By genejockey

Apparently the temp has dropped to 99.5, but it...

Apparently the temp has dropped to 99.5, but it feels like 96.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-22, 04:14 PM
Replies: 9,848
Views: 123,809
Posted By genejockey

Turns out that riding yesterday was a damn good...

Turns out that riding yesterday was a damn good idea. Today, it's 100 all over. That's a bit higher than I'm accustomed to!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-22, 03:30 PM
Replies: 9,848
Views: 123,809
Posted By genejockey

What the hell is THAT?!?

What the hell is THAT?!?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-22, 03:29 PM
Replies: 9,848
Views: 123,809
Posted By genejockey

I do consider myself blessed to live in the heart...

I do consider myself blessed to live in the heart of a major metro area and yet I can put together rides of 50 miles or more with only a handful of traffic lights.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-22, 02:24 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,580
Posted By genejockey

Everyone knows that all the racers really want to...

Everyone knows that all the racers really want to wear low-slung gym shorts with no padding, but Big Gravel forces them to wear bib shorts, and has done since decades before gravel bikes were...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-22, 02:22 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,580
Posted By genejockey

Forget it. He's rolling. ...

Forget it. He's rolling.
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Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-22, 01:47 PM
Replies: 9,848
Views: 123,809
Posted By genejockey

Hence, "largely". There are two lights on...

Hence, "largely".

There are two lights on my Sunday ride where the difference between hitting the light so I can roll through it versus missing it amounts to several minutes. EACH.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-22, 01:20 PM
Replies: 9,848
Views: 123,809
Posted By genejockey

One could make the argument that counting only...

One could make the argument that counting only moving time largely eliminates variables like the timing of traffic lights, etc. I mean, sometimes you hit all the lights just right, and sometimes you...
06-21-22, 12:53 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 7,528
Posted By genejockey

Really drifting into "Why, when I were a lad, we...

Really drifting into "Why, when I were a lad, we had to walk 10 miles to school every day! Uphill both ways!" territory.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-22, 11:51 AM
Replies: 9,848
Views: 123,809
Posted By genejockey

Not for me, ever. I have a Greyhound, whose nose...

Not for me, ever. I have a Greyhound, whose nose is just at bum level. And cold. And wet.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-22, 11:48 AM
Replies: 9,848
Views: 123,809
Posted By genejockey

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Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-22, 10:34 AM
Replies: 9,848
Views: 123,809
Posted By genejockey

Me too. I think I need to get those special...

Me too. I think I need to get those special glasses for computer work, though, the ones where there's more of the bottom, so I don't have to tilt my head back. Ergonomically, I believe, you're...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-22, 10:32 AM
Replies: 9,848
Views: 123,809
Posted By genejockey

The climbs hereabouts tend to be covered in...

The climbs hereabouts tend to be covered in trees, so I've had the experience where the Garmin had me way off the road, which would seriously impact the elevation - since the hill itself is quite...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-22, 08:30 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,580
Posted By genejockey

Not if you had to shorten the jersey to create...

Not if you had to shorten the jersey to create the crack space.
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