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Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 08:38 PM
Replies: 2,758
Views: 29,983
Posted By genejockey

I'm cleaning up in these little races on Zwift. ...

I'm cleaning up in these little races on Zwift. Tonight's was a crit, in Crit City. I have been doing the "Anti-Sandbagging" races, figuring that 1) I won't have to compete with people racing in...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 08:20 PM
Replies: 2,758
Views: 29,983
Posted By genejockey

What, you think he's Audrey Hepburn? ...

What, you think he's Audrey Hepburn?

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07-27-21, 05:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 657
Posted By genejockey

Filled up at the Fire Station on Sunday! Many...

Filled up at the Fire Station on Sunday! Many thanks to 73StellaSX76 for finding that fountain!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 04:08 PM
Replies: 2,758
Views: 29,983
Posted By genejockey

"I call 'em from memory!", as he told whatever...

"I call 'em from memory!", as he told whatever Pittsburgh paper interviewed him late in his umpiring career.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 02:48 PM
Replies: 2,758
Views: 29,983
Posted By genejockey

I don't like baseball but I ****ing LOVE pie. ...

I don't like baseball but I ****ing LOVE pie. I'll be your codefendant.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 2,758
Views: 29,983
Posted By genejockey

Beach mussels? ...

Beach mussels?

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Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 2,758
Views: 29,983
Posted By genejockey

Funny thing is, my Grandfather loved the game so...

Funny thing is, my Grandfather loved the game so much that not only did he play it professionally 110 years ago, he later worked as an umpire for 57 years. Even cataracts didn't stop him, though...
07-27-21, 11:40 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 858
Posted By genejockey

Pedants R Us.

Pedants R Us.
07-27-21, 11:39 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 858
Posted By genejockey

He didn't say 'mean', he said '50th percentile',...

He didn't say 'mean', he said '50th percentile', which is the value which half of values are below and half above, which is also median.
07-27-21, 10:56 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 858
Posted By genejockey

Some of us wear a different one every day. A...

Some of us wear a different one every day.

A couple years ago, I was discussing this with my nephew, who said, "Why wear a watch, when I have this thing in my pocket that I can just pull out and...
07-27-21, 10:53 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 858
Posted By genejockey

(I believe 50th percentile is BY DEFINITION the...

(I believe 50th percentile is BY DEFINITION the median)
07-27-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 858
Posted By genejockey

Ignoring it? I was POINTING IT OUT!

Ignoring it? I was POINTING IT OUT!
07-27-21, 10:39 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 858
Posted By genejockey

Oh, I think everyone understands that. I mean,...

Oh, I think everyone understands that. I mean, how do any of us know how accurate our watches are? We time them against a nonmechanical standard. Ultimate accuracy is no longer why people collect...
07-27-21, 09:45 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 858
Posted By genejockey

The thing is, though, that a $12000 Specialized...

The thing is, though, that a $12000 Specialized Aethos is MUCH, MUCH better at being a bike than a $500 Walmart Special is, whereas a $100,000 Patek is not necessarily better at being a watch than a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 2,758
Views: 29,983
Posted By genejockey

Why watch baseball when there's paint to watch...

Why watch baseball when there's paint to watch drying?
07-27-21, 07:56 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 858
Posted By genejockey

"Everyone gets atrophy"? Is that why there are...

"Everyone gets atrophy"? Is that why there are so many videos with upper body exercises for cyclists.
Replies: 18
Views: 267
Posted By genejockey

I picked up a 1989 Circuit with a lot more of the...

I picked up a 1989 Circuit with a lot more of the original parts back in March, and I paid $450. It had the original Rolls saddle, barely used, plus the original wheels (Sante hubs, Wolber Profil...
07-26-21, 09:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 330
Posted By genejockey

I had a thoroughly delightful 65 miles on my 1989...

I had a thoroughly delightful 65 miles on my 1989 Schwinn Circuit yesterday, so I'll probably ride that one.

Unless I bring the Cannondale.

Or the Lotus.

Or the other Lotus........
07-26-21, 04:11 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,073
Posted By genejockey

Pretty sure the Campy ones are made in a glass...

Pretty sure the Campy ones are made in a glass factory. :rolleyes:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 03:41 PM
Replies: 2,758
Views: 29,983
Posted By genejockey

ALMOST everyone crashes. One guy didn't.

ALMOST everyone crashes. One guy didn't.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 03:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 183
Posted By genejockey

As far as upgrades, wider tires would be high on...

As far as upgrades, wider tires would be high on my list. You can run them at lower pressures (google "SRAM tire pressure"), making the ride more comfortable without really gaining rolling...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 03:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 183
Posted By genejockey

Just imagine you'd bought the bike used, from a...

Just imagine you'd bought the bike used, from a stranger, and you know nothing about how it was kept. 15 years is long enough for a lot of lubricant to have dried up and/or gotten gummy.

My...
07-26-21, 02:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,073
Posted By genejockey

This was the problem I had with the binder on a...

This was the problem I had with the binder on a Lotus I acquired. The binder bolt came to a hard stop in the process of tightening but the seatpost could still move. I took it out, measured it, and...
07-26-21, 12:37 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,290
Posted By genejockey

Lorem ipsum....

Lorem ipsum....
07-26-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,290
Posted By genejockey

Best climbing bike, coming from a hybrid? There...

Best climbing bike, coming from a hybrid? There are a lot of 'Endurance' bikes out there, which will be an easier transition from your hybrid because the saddle-to-bar drop and reach won't be so...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 12:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 617
Posted By genejockey

I'm 5' 11 1/2", with a 34.5" inseam. Mostly I...

I'm 5' 11 1/2", with a 34.5" inseam. Mostly I ride 58cm frames, but I have a 59cm and one 61 cm. They have 58.5 cm TTs, and I use a 110mm on one and a 120mm on the other. My saddle is fairly far...
07-26-21, 11:22 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,432
Posted By genejockey

Bike Calculator can tell you....

Bike Calculator can tell you. (http://bikecalculator.com/) Just give it your weight, choose your hand position, bike weight, etc. I used 200 lbs, 24# bike, 15 mph, 30 minutes, bar tops, and got 200...
07-26-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,010
Posted By genejockey

I tried "starring" OLH so that I could track my...

I tried "starring" OLH so that I could track my progress relative to my previous best time. TWICE I started up the climb and less than half a mile into it my Garmin said I was "off segment" and...
07-26-21, 11:10 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,010
Posted By genejockey

Yes, one time Garmin had me riding up a climb...

Yes, one time Garmin had me riding up a climb underneath a freeway bridge that 's WAY overhead, then magically CROSSING that bridge before falling back down onto the road beneath.

Luckily, the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-21, 04:06 PM
Replies: 2,758
Views: 29,983
Posted By genejockey

I had another "Oh, My God!! I LOVE this bike!!!"...

I had another "Oh, My God!! I LOVE this bike!!!" experiences, this time with the Schwinn Circuit. I felt like I'd been neglecting it, and I'd gone to the trouble of getting a 22t and a 26t cog, to...
07-25-21, 03:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 330
Posted By genejockey

Absolutely no gravel. I'm a roadie, through and...

Absolutely no gravel. I'm a roadie, through and through. I can't promise perfect surfaces, but if you ride around here, you already know that! ;)
07-25-21, 08:45 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,592
Posted By genejockey

Oh, it's not as bad as all that. The vast...

Oh, it's not as bad as all that. The vast majority of cyclists are able to ride safely without getting hit or killed. Almost 39,000 people were killed in car accidents last year. Only 675 cyclists,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-21, 08:38 AM
Replies: 2,758
Views: 29,983
Posted By genejockey

Around here, they'd buy if for the lot, knock...

Around here, they'd buy if for the lot, knock down the house and build something else, right to the edge of the lot.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-21, 01:08 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,273
Posted By genejockey

I wonder how many novices crash because they were...

I wonder how many novices crash because they were told "Don't use your front brake or you'll go over the bars!", and never learn how to use both brakes?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-21, 10:36 PM
Replies: 2,758
Views: 29,983
Posted By genejockey

If they can get that price, why would they bother...

If they can get that price, why would they bother with the peeling paint?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-21, 10:33 PM
Replies: 2,758
Views: 29,983
Posted By genejockey

Steel vs Carbon. My Ritchey isn't a 'crisp'...

Steel vs Carbon.

My Ritchey isn't a 'crisp' on attack as either of my carbon bikes, or the Battaglin for that matter. It's more 'springy', without being noodly. You definitely feel a difference...
07-24-21, 09:51 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,592
Posted By genejockey

That occurred to me as well.

That occurred to me as well.
07-24-21, 09:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 330
Posted By genejockey

I've got a little over a month to decide which...

I've got a little over a month to decide which bike to ride. Which means I'll probably decide on the day - whichever bike is speaking to me that day. Know what I mean?
07-24-21, 09:47 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,592
Posted By genejockey

I got a Varia a few months back, and I really...

I got a Varia a few months back, and I really like it. The times when it's most useful:

Passing slower cyclists. I can adjust my speed so it will be clear when I'm ready to go around them. I...
07-24-21, 09:34 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,592
Posted By genejockey

True. Also true of many, many other things,...

True. Also true of many, many other things, including driving, walking on the sidewalk, etc. In the early days of the COVID pandemic, a lot of people who were doing everything right still caught it...
07-24-21, 09:22 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,432
Posted By genejockey

6'. Started at 230. Now 200+/- 2 lb depending on...

6'. Started at 230. Now 200+/- 2 lb depending on the day. Plus I'm riding 125-140 miles/week.
07-24-21, 12:45 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,432
Posted By genejockey

That's not how I looked at it. Instead, I went...

That's not how I looked at it. Instead, I went with a website (MyFitnessPal) that took my weight and age, my target weight, and when I wanted to get there, and it gave me 2160 calories a day as a...
07-24-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,432
Posted By genejockey

I remember in high school we did an experiment...

I remember in high school we did an experiment where we lit bits of Brazil Nut on fire and used the flame to heat a measured quantity of water in a crude calorimeter. The fact that nuts contain so...
07-24-21, 10:44 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,432
Posted By genejockey

Hmmmm. I eat a bit more than I did while losing...

Hmmmm. I eat a bit more than I did while losing the weight, but not as much as I did before. I'm more mindful of what I'm eating. And some days, I fall off the wagon. But a lot of it is paying...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-21, 10:17 AM
Replies: 2,758
Views: 29,983
Posted By genejockey

I've been feeling bad recently about driving the...

I've been feeling bad recently about driving the 8 miles back and forth to Canada Road to ride on weekday afternoons - ever since the Heat Event in the PNW. So I've been Zwifting instead, even...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-21, 09:38 AM
Replies: 2,758
Views: 29,983
Posted By genejockey

I used to wake up on days after long rides...

I used to wake up on days after long rides feeling like I'd been taken apart by a brilliant surgeon and put back together by a shade tree mechanic. Since I lost the 30# and have been riding so...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 2,758
Views: 29,983
Posted By genejockey

Maybe you'll reach 100 'Real Feel' for both...

Maybe you'll reach 100 'Real Feel' for both temperature and age.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 2,758
Views: 29,983
Posted By genejockey

I bet the Romulans were pissed.

I bet the Romulans were pissed.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-21, 07:35 PM
Replies: 2,758
Views: 29,983
Posted By genejockey

Really? Because mine keeps turning itself off...

Really? Because mine keeps turning itself off and back on again at the behest of IT whether I want it to or not, no matter how many Excel files I have open, etc.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-21, 07:34 PM
Replies: 2,758
Views: 29,983
Posted By genejockey

Happy Hour followed by unhappy quarter hour.

Happy Hour followed by unhappy quarter hour.
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