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Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-22, 06:51 PM
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Views: 127,150
Posted By genejockey

So, not until your plasma is spreadable?

So, not until your plasma is spreadable?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-22, 05:30 PM
Replies: 10,060
Views: 127,150
Posted By genejockey

I shipped a bike back East one summer when we...

I shipped a bike back East one summer when we visited the family in PA. It was July or August, and the air was so thick, it was palpable. I was really suffering at temps in the low 80s. It was...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-22, 05:28 PM
Replies: 10,060
Views: 127,150
Posted By genejockey

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Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-22, 05:26 PM
Replies: 10,060
Views: 127,150
Posted By genejockey

Perhaps they used an actual gator?

Perhaps they used an actual gator?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-22, 05:24 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 892
Posted By genejockey

One used bike I bought, the tires were obviously...

One used bike I bought, the tires were obviously about the cheapest things the seller could find, just to have tires on it. Kendas. The polar opposite of supple.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-22, 05:22 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 892
Posted By genejockey

Though, to be fair, the "bad tires" were truly...

Though, to be fair, the "bad tires" were truly execrable.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-22, 04:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 892
Posted By genejockey

I watched a video on this on GCN last night. ...

I watched a video on this on GCN last night. Alex tested some really low grade tires and some Pirelli race tires, each with butyl, latex, or TPU tubes. With the crappy tires, the latex tubes made a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-22, 03:50 PM
Replies: 10,060
Views: 127,150
Posted By genejockey

Whish is sad, because since I grew up there, I...

Whish is sad, because since I grew up there, I feel a tug on my heart when I see things like the Battlefield, or the orchards, or the way the houses just sit right ON THE STREET. It's the place the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-22, 02:58 PM
Replies: 10,060
Views: 127,150
Posted By genejockey

The area around Gettysburg is so bad in some ways...

The area around Gettysburg is so bad in some ways you might have thought Lee managed to successfully pull off Pickett's Charge.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-22, 02:54 PM
Replies: 10,060
Views: 127,150
Posted By genejockey

Mrs. GJ is still visiting in SoCal. She just...

Mrs. GJ is still visiting in SoCal. She just sent me a Redfin listing down there. I think she's unclear on the whole "Equity Pirates" thing, not to mention what we will be living on.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-22, 02:52 PM
Replies: 10,060
Views: 127,150
Posted By genejockey

If I had a swimming pool, I'd put up a sign:OOL ...

If I had a swimming pool, I'd put up a sign:OOL
You notice there's no 'P' in our Pool. Keep it that way.

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Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-22, 02:05 PM
Replies: 10,060
Views: 127,150
Posted By genejockey

Yes, but not in front of All of Tulsa. ...

Yes, but not in front of All of Tulsa.


Careful not to bump the gas line to the water heater when you're taking a crap.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-22, 01:45 PM
Replies: 10,060
Views: 127,150
Posted By genejockey

"Starting with a personal elevator ride to the...

"Starting with a personal elevator ride to the top floor..." TOP floor? More like THE floor. Plus, not even 1400 sq ft. On the plus side, you could get up every morning and parade around in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-22, 12:21 PM
Replies: 10,060
Views: 127,150
Posted By genejockey

This reminds me of Roy Blount Jr., a Southern...

This reminds me of Roy Blount Jr., a Southern writer who took issue with Al Capp's "Li'l Abner" and the use of "Yo" in place of "You", when everyone knows "Yo" is a contraction of "Your".
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-22, 12:15 PM
Replies: 10,060
Views: 127,150
Posted By genejockey

Wha'd they do that fo'?

Wha'd they do that fo'?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-22, 11:17 AM
Replies: 10,060
Views: 127,150
Posted By genejockey

When I was 7, Mom and Dad bought me a bike. It...

When I was 7, Mom and Dad bought me a bike. It was just a bike, you know - frame with two sets of curving tubes for the top tube, 24" wheels, fenders, coaster brake, etc. By the time I was 10, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-22, 11:06 AM
Replies: 10,060
Views: 127,150
Posted By genejockey

Some folks hereabouts have resorted to astroturf....

Some folks hereabouts have resorted to astroturf. Then weeds grow up in the joints between sections of carpet turf.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-22, 11:05 AM
Replies: 10,060
Views: 127,150
Posted By genejockey

The funny screw to have the white lines meet is...

The funny screw to have the white lines meet is cable tension. If your FD is the braze-on type, there's a little plate, less than 1cm square, that sticks to your frame, and a screw that pushes...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-22, 10:54 AM
Replies: 10,060
Views: 127,150
Posted By genejockey

I did, but I got it for cheaper than that. Mind...

I did, but I got it for cheaper than that. Mind you, it's 27 years old, but Ti is allegedly forever, so........
06-27-22, 08:13 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 663
Posted By genejockey

Oh, lighten up, Francis. Who peed in your...

Oh, lighten up, Francis. Who peed in your Cheerios?
06-26-22, 08:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 663
Posted By genejockey

I seem to recall there's some form of 'sprint' in...

I seem to recall there's some form of 'sprint' in track cycling which usually ends up being as exciting as watching paint dry. There are two riders and they both end up track standing up at the top...
06-26-22, 08:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 139
Posted By genejockey

I saw what looked to be a dad and a lanky teen on...

I saw what looked to be a dad and a lanky teen on road bikes, turning from Kings Mountain onto Tripp Rd. this afternoon, and I thought, "I wonder if that's the guy who posted on BF?", but I wasn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-22, 05:45 PM
Replies: 10,060
Views: 127,150
Posted By genejockey

Nice ride today. Not great, but good. I took...

Nice ride today. Not great, but good. I took the Battaglin, having just gotten a brand new Conti Grand Prix tire for the rear to replace the one that got a cut with alarmingly few miles on it....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-22, 03:56 PM
Replies: 10,060
Views: 127,150
Posted By genejockey

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Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-22, 03:52 PM
Replies: 10,060
Views: 127,150
Posted By genejockey

The Older Boy walks to work, or walks home most...

The Older Boy walks to work, or walks home most days. It's uphill in both directions, literally, because there's a hill between here and there, even though we're basically at the same elevation.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-22, 03:49 PM
Replies: 10,060
Views: 127,150
Posted By genejockey

Why when I were a lad, we 'ad to get up half an...

Why when I were a lad, we 'ad to get up half an hour before we went to bed and work all day in the mines, with nothing but half a handful of cold gravel for supper, and if we dared complain, our...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-22, 09:45 AM
Replies: 10,060
Views: 127,150
Posted By genejockey

It saves money and hassle. I'm thinking...

It saves money and hassle.

I'm thinking that now that the Canyon is 2 years old and has 4000 real and virtual miles, it's probably time to recable.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-22, 09:41 AM
Replies: 10,060
Views: 127,150
Posted By genejockey

A better result than I've been getting lately: ...

A better result than I've been getting lately:
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Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-22, 08:42 PM
Replies: 10,060
Views: 127,150
Posted By genejockey

I suspect I'm not really using the Challenges in...

I suspect I'm not really using the Challenges in Strava in the intended spirit. I signed up for 4 today, 3 of which are complete and one will be tomorrow.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-22, 08:34 PM
Replies: 10,060
Views: 127,150
Posted By genejockey

Malcontent.

Malcontent.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-22, 12:08 PM
Replies: 10,060
Views: 127,150
Posted By genejockey

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Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-22, 08:21 AM
Replies: 10,060
Views: 127,150
Posted By genejockey

"Need"? Feh.

"Need"? Feh.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-22, 07:17 PM
Replies: 10,060
Views: 127,150
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: 10,060
Views: 127,150
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: 10,060
Views: 127,150
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: 10,060
Views: 127,150
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: 10,060
Views: 127,150
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: 10,060
Views: 127,150
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: 10,060
Views: 127,150
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: 10,060
Views: 127,150
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: 10,060
Views: 127,150
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: 10,060
Views: 127,150
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: 10,060
Views: 127,150
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: 10,060
Views: 127,150
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: 10,060
Views: 127,150
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: 10,060
Views: 127,150
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: 10,060
Views: 127,150
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: 10,060
Views: 127,150
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: 22
Views: 593
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: 10,060
Views: 127,150
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.
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