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Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-22, 09:06 AM
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Views: 132,749
Posted By genejockey

When Mrs. GJ and I got married, we moved to a...

When Mrs. GJ and I got married, we moved to a flat in The Richmond in SF. We were just off a secondary East-West street, Balboa, and there was a 4-way stop at the corner, so all night it was buses...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-22, 08:25 AM
Replies: 10,489
Views: 132,749
Posted By genejockey

That's why I like to leave the window open just a...

That's why I like to leave the window open just a little from April through November, so I can hear the frogs down in the creek. Little guys, so they're high pitched. I think it gradually changes...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-22, 05:01 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,073
Posted By genejockey

All that notwithstanding, whenever I've been...

All that notwithstanding, whenever I've been doing structured workouts on a trainer in Erg Mode, I generally find it easier to put out higher power at higher cadence - >100 - rather than a lower...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-22, 04:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 443
Posted By genejockey

I have a wheelset with fantastic hubs and worn...

I have a wheelset with fantastic hubs and worn out rims that says different.

Not saying discs are better, but rim wear is an actual problem with rim brakes. It's FAR easier to replace a disc than...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-22, 04:01 PM
Replies: 10,489
Views: 132,749
Posted By genejockey

True, though that doesn't prevent strings of up...

True, though that doesn't prevent strings of up to 4 days at 95-105 on occasion. But it cools down to the 60s overnight.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-22, 03:44 PM
Replies: 10,489
Views: 132,749
Posted By genejockey

I'm on my 65th summer without air conditioning.

I'm on my 65th summer without air conditioning.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-22, 03:20 PM
Replies: 10,489
Views: 132,749
Posted By genejockey

In our case, it's "Maybe we should finally get...

In our case, it's "Maybe we should finally get around to getting A/C." Usually followed by a week of temps in the 60s and 70s, so we forget.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-22, 01:54 PM
Replies: 10,489
Views: 132,749
Posted By genejockey

Better than 6/6 I guess. Wordle 376 5/6 ...

Better than 6/6 I guess.
Wordle 376 5/6

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Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-22, 11:57 AM
Replies: 10,489
Views: 132,749
Posted By genejockey

I prefer going up hills THEN down them.

I prefer going up hills THEN down them.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-22, 11:22 AM
Replies: 10,489
Views: 132,749
Posted By genejockey

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Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-22, 11:05 AM
Replies: 10,489
Views: 132,749
Posted By genejockey

Zevon had a song that covers all this, but the...

Zevon had a song that covers all this, but the title would trigger the filter twice.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-22, 10:47 AM
Replies: 10,489
Views: 132,749
Posted By genejockey

We all are.

We all are.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-22, 10:47 AM
Replies: 10,489
Views: 132,749
Posted By genejockey

Nope. Just likes bats. This was at a bat rescue...

Nope. Just likes bats. This was at a bat rescue training seminar. She was looking into whether she wanted to do bat rescue. We thought about it, but she decided against.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-22, 08:45 AM
Replies: 10,489
Views: 132,749
Posted By genejockey

Mrs. GeneJockey has a thing for bats. She even...

Mrs. GeneJockey has a thing for bats. She even got the rabies vaccination series so she could do this......
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-22, 08:03 PM
Replies: 10,489
Views: 132,749
Posted By genejockey

Ah, but that uses different letters.

Ah, but that uses different letters.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-22, 07:52 PM
Replies: 10,489
Views: 132,749
Posted By genejockey

I've heard some folks don't tip, or tip very...

I've heard some folks don't tip, or tip very poorly, any place they don't expect to come back to, like if they're on vacation. When I was a busboy at a sit-down restaurant in Gettysburg one summer,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-22, 07:49 PM
Replies: 10,489
Views: 132,749
Posted By genejockey

When I was ute, I was climbing a tree and bumped...

When I was ute, I was climbing a tree and bumped my head into something more yielding than a branch. Then my head started itching so I reached up to scratch it and came back with 3-4 bald-faced...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-22, 07:35 PM
Replies: 10,489
Views: 132,749
Posted By genejockey

There is that.

There is that.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-22, 07:28 PM
Replies: 10,489
Views: 132,749
Posted By genejockey

Sure, HE'S lucky. But what about the rest of us?

Sure, HE'S lucky. But what about the rest of us?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-22, 07:26 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,327
Posted By genejockey

Agreed. I just put mechanical R8000 on my dream...

Agreed. I just put mechanical R8000 on my dream bike that I was building up, and it is fabulously unremarkable!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-22, 06:03 PM
Replies: 10,489
Views: 132,749
Posted By genejockey

I'm surprised they haven't made an electric bike...

I'm surprised they haven't made an electric bike for bikepacking and called it the eNomad.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-22, 05:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 472
Posted By genejockey

I agree with all the 'get better tires'...

I agree with all the 'get better tires' responses. You don't need to go hog wild, but good tires will make a lot of difference. Same thing with the inflation - lower than the max on the tire, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-22, 03:57 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-22, 03:51 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,327
Posted By genejockey

You can finally get that 6207-era 600 you've been...

You can finally get that 6207-era 600 you've been holding out for! :roflmao2:
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-22, 03:49 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,327
Posted By genejockey

I would think the being unremarkable would be the...

I would think the being unremarkable would be the ideal for shifting. Usually when I have remarks about shifting, they're not favorable....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-22, 03:44 PM
Replies: 10,489
Views: 132,749
Posted By genejockey

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Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-22, 03:42 PM
Replies: 10,489
Views: 132,749
Posted By genejockey

I almost went with 6800 for the Litespeed, which...

I almost went with 6800 for the Litespeed, which would have required scavenging on Ebay for a while. Good to hear R8000 is better!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-22, 03:33 PM
Replies: 10,489
Views: 132,749
Posted By genejockey

Yep. Thank goodness for a mechanic who took the...

Yep. Thank goodness for a mechanic who took the time to explain the situation to us. Also thank goodness for whatever it was that finally got the test to run (or whatever), because that Drive Cycle...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-22, 03:25 PM
Replies: 10,489
Views: 132,749
Posted By genejockey

Me neither. I don't have sweaty hands. I...

Me neither. I don't have sweaty hands.

I do, however, have a sweaty head/face, so I get salty residue under all my top tubes.:eek:
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-22, 03:10 PM
Replies: 10,489
Views: 132,749
Posted By genejockey

This all makes me glad I don't have carbon bars....

This all makes me glad I don't have carbon bars. Not that aluminum doesn't fail, but it seems more to fail from age and neglect than misadventure or inadequate engineering.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-22, 03:03 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,073
Posted By genejockey

When I'm passed on the next rise by people I blew...

When I'm passed on the next rise by people I blew by on the descent, I often mutter "Gravity giveth, and Gravity taketh away. Blest be the name of Gravity".
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-22, 02:58 PM
Replies: 10,489
Views: 132,749
Posted By genejockey

What I did for the last 30 years was diagnosis,...

What I did for the last 30 years was diagnosis, engine performance, emissions, electronics, the stuff nobody wants to do. There was a dramatic change in 1996 with the introduction of protocols and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-22, 01:53 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,073
Posted By genejockey

We're all different. I had to build up to it,...

We're all different. I had to build up to it, but once I did, it's very natural. In fact the cadence that 'just feels right' now is higher than it used to be.
06-29-22, 01:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 286
Posted By genejockey

Ah, you say that, but I had a custom wheelset...

Ah, you say that, but I had a custom wheelset built 28F/32R, at the builder's suggestion despite being about 220 then (and more subsequently, though less now). and in maybe 10,000 miles they haven't...
06-29-22, 01:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 286
Posted By genejockey

It's stretch, but I'll allow it.

It's stretch, but I'll allow it.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-22, 01:30 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,073
Posted By genejockey

Climbing isn't the issue, except you're passing...

Climbing isn't the issue, except you're passing people climbing who then drop you on the flats, which means you're working harder than they are on the climbs but not as hard on the flats. Generally...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-22, 12:59 PM
Replies: 10,489
Views: 132,749
Posted By genejockey

Sometimes you get the bear, sometimes the bear...

Sometimes you get the bear, sometimes the bear gets you.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-22, 12:59 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,073
Posted By genejockey

Get a wider cassette. The corncob is forcing you...

Get a wider cassette. The corncob is forcing you to work harder on the climbs than you need to.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-22, 12:42 PM
Replies: 10,489
Views: 132,749
Posted By genejockey

I think I'm done. In 2021, each time I bought a...

I think I'm done. In 2021, each time I bought a bike, within a month or so there was another one I wanted. It's been 6 months now and I don't feel any desire or interest in anything else. I think...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-22, 12:23 PM
Replies: 10,489
Views: 132,749
Posted By genejockey

When I bought the Canyon back in 2020, I was...

When I bought the Canyon back in 2020, I was specifically looking for a modern CF bike with disc brakes, a lot of gears, and a semi-compact crankset. I almost went for the Ultegra version, but it...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-22, 12:06 PM
Replies: 10,489
Views: 132,749
Posted By genejockey

I'm glad I don't feel the need to have The Next...

I'm glad I don't feel the need to have The Next Big Thing. That would be expensive. I have had a tendency, even in buying new stuff, to take advantage of the deals available on the last generation...
06-29-22, 11:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 286
Posted By genejockey

176 lbs? Geez! Don't take that second water...

176 lbs? Geez! Don't take that second water bottle.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-22, 10:19 AM
Replies: 10,489
Views: 132,749
Posted By genejockey

I had a coworker who had one of those easy kids...

I had a coworker who had one of those easy kids for her firstborn. She said she and her husband thought they were the perfect parents, because they'd see other parents out there struggling with...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-22, 09:54 AM
Replies: 10,489
Views: 132,749
Posted By genejockey

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Man...
Wordle 375 6/6

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Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-22, 09:26 AM
Replies: 10,489
Views: 132,749
Posted By genejockey

Shortly before his brother was born, Mrs. GJ and...

Shortly before his brother was born, Mrs. GJ and I took The Older Boy (2 1/2 year old then) to the Mall. I took him to the toy store while Mrs. GJ shopped. He was OBSESSED with trains, so the place...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-22, 08:11 PM
Replies: 10,489
Views: 132,749
Posted By genejockey

How old?

How old?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-22, 05:10 PM
Replies: 10,489
Views: 132,749
Posted By genejockey

Maybe he meant music for people in their 70s?

Maybe he meant music for people in their 70s?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-22, 05:09 PM
Replies: 10,489
Views: 132,749
Posted By genejockey

I told The Boys that I never pursued a career,...

I told The Boys that I never pursued a career, but rather I have had a series of jobs which only look like a career in retrospect.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-22, 02:50 PM
Replies: 10,489
Views: 132,749
Posted By genejockey

I just learned that my sister who collapsed last...

I just learned that my sister who collapsed last year on the way home from a big family get together, and was subsequently diagnosed with diabetes and hypertension, as well as some seizure disorder,...
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