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Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-23, 03:31 PM
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Views: 160,980
Posted By genejockey

Well, we've all been there! Perhaps not with...

Well, we've all been there!

Perhaps not with such frequency, but we've been there.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-23, 03:03 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,980
Posted By genejockey

What, is he trying to get to Carnegie Hall? ...

What, is he trying to get to Carnegie Hall?

:roflmao2:
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-23, 01:01 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,980
Posted By genejockey

I find every time I'm in a group ride like TdW,...

I find every time I'm in a group ride like TdW, if I'm in a group as soon as I move to the front, instead of letting me lead there's always somebody who needs to be in front.

So I let them.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-23, 11:59 AM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,980
Posted By genejockey

If it's muddy, you might want to go with flat...

If it's muddy, you might want to go with flat pedals in any case, because the mud can foul clipless pedals and they might either not allow you to clip in, or not allow you to clip OUT - picture...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-23, 11:06 AM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,980
Posted By genejockey

A couple hot days here. I went out and rode,...

A couple hot days here. I went out and rode, regardless. Didn't go really fast. Funny thing was, after low 90s for the first couple miles, dropping maybe 10 degrees while riding through the tree...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-23, 01:35 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,980
Posted By genejockey

Is there a RIGHT way to run down the middle of...

Is there a RIGHT way to run down the middle of the road?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-23, 08:25 AM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,980
Posted By genejockey

Yep.

Yep.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-23, 12:24 AM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,980
Posted By genejockey

Valves lined up, Biggie Smalls, cranks at 3 and...

Valves lined up, Biggie Smalls, cranks at 3 and 9, nice background. I call Supernice!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-23, 12:21 AM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,980
Posted By genejockey

Tell me about it. People seem to think I'm a guy...

Tell me about it. People seem to think I'm a guy named Eugene who rides horses.

tbf, though, people do refer to him as "Bam".
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-23, 03:53 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,980
Posted By genejockey

Move it forward till you fall on your face if you...

Move it forward till you fall on your face if you lift your hands off the bars, then move it back till you don't?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-23, 03:08 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,980
Posted By genejockey

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6VjPM5CeWs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6VjPM5CeWs
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-23, 01:16 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,980
Posted By genejockey

I think marrying Mrs. GJ early would have been a...

I think marrying Mrs. GJ early would have been a mistake. We each had to experience a number of the wrong people to know who the right one was. I mean, I dated a woman for a year who had no...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-23, 12:56 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,980
Posted By genejockey

I wonder how many who "fail that game" the first...

I wonder how many who "fail that game" the first time got married fairly young? I mean, Mrs. GJ and I were 29 and 30 respectively, and had each dated a fair number of other people between our...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-23, 09:53 AM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,980
Posted By genejockey

Okay, so for the first at least 6 months,...

Okay, so for the first at least 6 months, everything is about baby and Mom. We were on pins and needles the first 3-6 months, never ENTIRELY sure we were doing it right (I don't know about you, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-23, 09:44 AM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,980
Posted By genejockey

Aw, geez! That really sucks. One thing that...

Aw, geez! That really sucks. One thing that MIGHT help you is that IME the top tube length isn't usually increased as much as the seat tube. For example, my Bianchi is a 61*, despite my mostly...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-23, 07:54 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,980
Posted By genejockey

It's funny - even though we all grew up in a big...

It's funny - even though we all grew up in a big family, none of the 6 of us has more than 3. 6 kids yielded only 9 grandkids, and of those 9 grandkids only two have their own kids. There are 3 of...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-23, 07:48 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,980
Posted By genejockey

I'm the youngest of 6 kids. A woman once...

I'm the youngest of 6 kids. A woman once remarked to my mother, upon hearing she had so many of us, "You must really love children!"

My Mom replied, "Well, I really love their father."


...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-23, 05:16 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,980
Posted By genejockey

4 w/kg for 53 minutes?!? You must be young or...

4 w/kg for 53 minutes?!? You must be young or something!

I'll be riding that tomorrow night, doing my usual method of hooking onto a group that's much too fast for me to maintain, and then...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-23, 02:18 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,980
Posted By genejockey

Dad planted 4 or 5 old heirloom varieties of...

Dad planted 4 or 5 old heirloom varieties of apples in the yard at The Ancestral Home, but for some reason, even in orchard country, the trees didn't bear much fruit, and never really grew all that...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-23, 12:12 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,980
Posted By genejockey

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Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-23, 09:28 AM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,980
Posted By genejockey

"They wouldn't let you do it if it was...

"They wouldn't let you do it if it was dangerous!"

Hey, see this flyer? See this railing? This is us not letting you do it.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-23, 09:24 AM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,980
Posted By genejockey

Mrs. GJ took a Computer Science course Freshman...

Mrs. GJ took a Computer Science course Freshman year at Allegheny. Basic and Fortran on Teletype terminals and punch cards. That was 1976. Today, she's constantly asking my help and TYB's on...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-23, 04:35 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,980
Posted By genejockey

First time I got one, I thought I was having a...

First time I got one, I thought I was having a stroke! I had a small distortion near where my eyes focus. I thought, "I must have something in one of my eyes", so I closed the right eye. Still...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-23, 04:09 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,980
Posted By genejockey

Those are more what you'd call guidelines than...

Those are more what you'd call guidelines than actual rules.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-23, 03:54 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,980
Posted By genejockey

Cheech and Chong keep haranguing me on Twitter to...

Cheech and Chong keep haranguing me on Twitter to buy their damn gummies. The fact that they've been about 90% of the ads I see suggests somebody was fibbing that all the advertisers had returned.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-23, 03:52 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,980
Posted By genejockey

Morse?

Morse?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-23, 02:51 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,980
Posted By genejockey

I got them in my 20s and 30s - really starting...

I got them in my 20s and 30s - really starting around 21. They became less frequent, plus I discovered that if I took 4 x 200 mg Ibuprofen as soon as I had sufficient symptoms to be sure, it would...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-23, 01:39 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,980
Posted By genejockey

It makes sense. When I used to get migraines,...

It makes sense. When I used to get migraines, they were all-consuming, but I realized that if I had a pain like that in a joint or a muscle, I could easily ignore it.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-23, 01:38 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,980
Posted By genejockey

(I knew. I was just having fun with him, because...

(I knew. I was just having fun with him, because he says he pronounces it like the stuff the astronauts drank. BTW, my brother said he and my SIL were in Mazatlan and went to a restaurant that...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-23, 01:10 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,980
Posted By genejockey

Of course! Like her apparently rather haphazard...

Of course! Like her apparently rather haphazard approach to contraception.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-23, 11:32 AM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,980
Posted By genejockey

I confess, I have considered pot or derivatives,...

I confess, I have considered pot or derivatives, since it became legal in California. But I have no desire to smoke it and my one experience with edibles in college taught me that, unlike smoking...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-23, 11:30 AM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,980
Posted By genejockey

What, you don't say "TAHN-gay...

What, you don't say "TAHN-gay Pres-TEE-gay"?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-23, 10:48 AM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,980
Posted By genejockey

One should have as many bikes as one wants and...

One should have as many bikes as one wants and can get away with reasonably keep.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-23, 10:45 AM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,980
Posted By genejockey

(I have hypertension (Thanks, Mom!) so I do SOME...

(I have hypertension (Thanks, Mom!) so I do SOME drugs. But they're no fun.)
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-23, 10:44 AM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,980
Posted By genejockey

Dougs Don't Do Recreational Drugs.

Dougs Don't Do Recreational Drugs.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-23, 04:27 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,980
Posted By genejockey

You need to find THE bike, like I did with the...

You need to find THE bike, like I did with the Litespeed. I never get past the 'vaguely interested in another new bike' stage.

But, you know, if somebody GAVE ME a Canyon Aeroad CFR, I would...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-23, 04:21 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,980
Posted By genejockey

Turnabout is fair play - my bike acquisition...

Turnabout is fair play - my bike acquisition habits seem to have rubbed off on you!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-23, 04:20 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,980
Posted By genejockey

I did worry about that a bit - would I go 10...

I did worry about that a bit - would I go 10 miles and then have my knee buckle when standing up on the pedals? But no - no joint pain, no muscle aches. Just the skin, which I suspect is the scab...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-23, 04:06 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,980
Posted By genejockey

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How embarrassing! I had my first "Failure To Unclip" accident in 28 years...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-23, 03:40 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,980
Posted By genejockey

That may explain the problem I had after my ride....

That may explain the problem I had after my ride. Strave resolutely refused to show my ride, so I opened Garmin Connect, which also didn't show it. I eventually tried uploading from the head unit,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-23, 07:24 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,980
Posted By genejockey

Mostly, the Pfizer shots I got had me taking a...

Mostly, the Pfizer shots I got had me taking a big nap that evening. And that's about it. Moderna was more like aches and pains for a day.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-23, 06:28 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,980
Posted By genejockey

Shingrix took me out for a good day or two.

Shingrix took me out for a good day or two.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-23, 04:04 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,980
Posted By genejockey

It's almost like he's still here....

It's almost like he's still here....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-23, 10:38 AM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,980
Posted By genejockey

I got a second disc wheelset for the Canyon, of...

I got a second disc wheelset for the Canyon, of which I've only been using the rear, for the trainer, so I don't burn up a good GP5000 on it. I have been cogitatin' on getting a pair of gravel tires...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-23, 10:06 AM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,980
Posted By genejockey

Horses for courses.

Horses for courses.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-23, 09:55 AM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,980
Posted By genejockey

That looks remarkably unlike gravel. In fact...

That looks remarkably unlike gravel. In fact that's better pavement than 90% of what I ride on.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-23, 06:39 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,980
Posted By genejockey

A gravel bike may not be the proper tool for such...

A gravel bike may not be the proper tool for such a descent.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-23, 04:39 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,980
Posted By genejockey

Must be nice! I can't do 10 miles on the average...

Must be nice! I can't do 10 miles on the average flat saddle without issues. But I'm an inflexible old guy.



Some companies list a saddle height range, but apparently not Cannondale.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-23, 04:15 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,980
Posted By genejockey

Take a saddle on a 400mm seatpost. Taking a...

Take a saddle on a 400mm seatpost. Taking a saddle might not be a bad idea in any case - flat saddles are torture devices for me.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-23, 01:45 PM
Replies: 7,995
Views: 160,980
Posted By genejockey

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