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Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-22, 08:50 PM
Replies: 6,573
Views: 80,331
Posted By genejockey

Not if you ask my rollerblading, senior citizen...

Not if you ask my rollerblading, senior citizen BIL.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-22, 05:03 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,269
Posted By genejockey

Pedants R Us! (Though a true pedant would...

Pedants R Us!

(Though a true pedant would point out that 'R' is not a word, and you really should use the subjective case, not the objective, and the word order is wrong.)
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-22, 04:54 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,269
Posted By genejockey

The Rolling Stones said "What a drag it is...

The Rolling Stones said "What a drag it is getting old." So, does drag increase exponentially with age, or is it more of a linear function?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-22, 02:24 PM
Replies: 6,573
Views: 80,331
Posted By genejockey

I have never played a round of golf in my life. ...

I have never played a round of golf in my life. I don't practice any part of golf in any way. Never have, never will. With that in mind...

Years ago, I was working at a really small startup (I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-22, 02:16 PM
Replies: 6,573
Views: 80,331
Posted By genejockey

I am reminded of the scene in "Animal House"...

I am reminded of the scene in "Animal House" where Otter is helping Boone work on hitting off the tee.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXcUp-Xq8C4
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-22, 12:46 PM
Replies: 6,573
Views: 80,331
Posted By genejockey

My BIL is a pretty serious competitive inline...

My BIL is a pretty serious competitive inline skater. He's done well in Masters races at the State level, at least.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-22, 10:51 AM
Replies: 6,573
Views: 80,331
Posted By genejockey

The incident that got me off of riding on MUPs...

The incident that got me off of riding on MUPs was encountering a young couple who had obviously just gotten their rollerblades - they were very tentative and the skates kept trying to get away from...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-22, 10:34 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,269
Posted By genejockey

If you're pedalling at 150 rpm without actually...

If you're pedalling at 150 rpm without actually putting down any power, you're WASTING effort.
Again - Hence, gears.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-22, 10:28 AM
Replies: 6,573
Views: 80,331
Posted By genejockey

You gonna be one of those A-holes on the MUP who...

You gonna be one of those A-holes on the MUP who wears ear buds and dances to the tunes so you take up the whole path, can't hear other traffic coming up behind you, and then do random pirouettes?
05-27-22, 10:25 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 626
Posted By genejockey

I HAVE steel, Ti, Carbon, and aluminum bikes. ...

I HAVE steel, Ti, Carbon, and aluminum bikes. Each of them has its good and bad points. Steel is nice, but it's heavy. Titanium is like steel, but lighter, and sadly way more expensive. CF is...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-22, 10:06 AM
Replies: 6,573
Views: 80,331
Posted By genejockey

Curve raiser. Wordle 342 3/6 ⬜🟨⬜🟩⬜ ⬜⬜🟩🟩🟨...

Curve raiser.
Wordle 342 3/6

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Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-22, 09:57 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,269
Posted By genejockey

Also what you do in a group when it's bunched up...

Also what you do in a group when it's bunched up and not going very fast.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-22, 08:13 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,269
Posted By genejockey

Yeah. You did. You were behind three or so...

Yeah. You did. You were behind three or so other riders.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-22, 09:34 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,269
Posted By genejockey

Hey, Larry! That was me heading North on Canada...

Hey, Larry! That was me heading North on Canada as you were heading south, right at 84. I waved.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-22, 09:30 PM
Replies: 6,573
Views: 80,331
Posted By genejockey

The first two quotes are there to demonstrate...

The first two quotes are there to demonstrate that the third is incorrect.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-22, 05:32 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,269
Posted By genejockey

There's a whole range of power output between on...

There's a whole range of power output between on the one hand pushing the same wattage as on the flat, and on the other, charging up the hill with everything you've got. It does you no good to be...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-22, 05:28 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,269
Posted By genejockey

Hence, gears.

Hence, gears.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-22, 04:35 PM
Replies: 6,573
Views: 80,331
Posted By genejockey

Incorrect.

Incorrect.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-22, 03:41 PM
Replies: 6,573
Views: 80,331
Posted By genejockey

Didn't we just have a big discussion about how...

Didn't we just have a big discussion about how Buc-ees doesn't allow trucks?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-22, 01:17 PM
Replies: 6,573
Views: 80,331
Posted By genejockey

Aw, crap! You're right.

Aw, crap! You're right.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-22, 01:16 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,269
Posted By genejockey

The one point I'd make here, though, is that if...

The one point I'd make here, though, is that if you come over the top of the hill at 10 mph, and then start the descent by spinning up to a decent speed, like 25 or 30, if that's less than your...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-22, 12:30 PM
Replies: 6,573
Views: 80,331
Posted By genejockey

Though, sadly, the days of $73/pair from PBK seem...

Though, sadly, the days of $73/pair from PBK seem to have passed. Now it's $80 a pair.

For another $20, you can get the 'Transparent' with the brown sidewalls.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-22, 12:05 PM
Replies: 6,573
Views: 80,331
Posted By genejockey

Yes, writing the letters down helps. Wordle 341...

Yes, writing the letters down helps.
Wordle 341 3/6

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05-26-22, 11:36 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 645
Posted By genejockey

I had built up my recently acquired 1995 Litepeed...

I had built up my recently acquired 1995 Litepeed Ultimate frame with 7410-era Dura Ace. It was the bike I wanted more than anything back when that was all new. It was wonderful!
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-22, 11:04 AM
Replies: 6,573
Views: 80,331
Posted By genejockey

Do it.

Do it.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-22, 11:03 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,269
Posted By genejockey

I'm not sure how much more speed you can gain by...

I'm not sure how much more speed you can gain by pushing harder on the descents. Mostly, I spin up to 25 or so and then coast, on the straight ones. The technical ones, I'm braking WAY more than...
05-26-22, 10:00 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 626
Posted By genejockey

Hey, if CF were better, all bikes - well, 99.99%...

Hey, if CF were better, all bikes - well, 99.99% of them, anyway - would be made of it. Even kids' balance bikes.
05-26-22, 09:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 626
Posted By genejockey

I'm sorry but that's nonsensical. You're arguing...

I'm sorry but that's nonsensical. You're arguing that if one material makes better frames than others, that EVERYONE would ignore the hugely higher cost of manufacturing the frames just to have...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-22, 08:38 PM
Replies: 6,573
Views: 80,331
Posted By genejockey

When he had the option, but mostly drip.

When he had the option, but mostly drip.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-22, 05:32 PM
Replies: 6,573
Views: 80,331
Posted By genejockey

See, now, I avoid this by never putting milk in...

See, now, I avoid this by never putting milk in coffee, which should be...
Black as Night,
Hot as Hell,
Strong as Love,
and
Pure as an angel's kiss.

At least, so my Dad used to say.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-22, 02:16 PM
Replies: 6,573
Views: 80,331
Posted By genejockey

How about "mean velocity"?

How about "mean velocity"?
05-25-22, 12:25 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 2,499
Posted By genejockey

What? And have the Cool Kids make fun of me?

What? And have the Cool Kids make fun of me?
05-25-22, 12:09 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 2,499
Posted By genejockey

Hey, at least I'm not running it with a steerer...

Hey, at least I'm not running it with a steerer extension AND a riser stem!
05-25-22, 11:57 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 2,499
Posted By genejockey

I don't think so. I don't generally talk to...

I don't think so. I don't generally talk to other riders. I'd have been on the Litespeed, wearing all black kit.

With lights. And a saddle bag. So, obviously, a slow rider.....
05-25-22, 11:40 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 2,499
Posted By genejockey

Well, THERE'S yer PROBLEM!!! But sure, it's...

Well, THERE'S yer PROBLEM!!!

But sure, it's the drivers who are clueless.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-22, 11:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 426
Posted By genejockey

I would look first at fit. I find when my saddle...

I would look first at fit. I find when my saddle is too far back it manifests itself in the lower back and/or my left hip. Also, I sometimes see riders whose saddles are CLEARLY too high, and you...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-22, 10:52 AM
Replies: 6,573
Views: 80,331
Posted By genejockey

This is what my Dad used to call "Praising with...

This is what my Dad used to call "Praising with faint damns". And it reminds me of when the Not Yet Mrs. GeneJockey and I were dating in college, and she would say that she felt fat and ugly, and I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-22, 10:35 AM
Replies: 6,573
Views: 80,331
Posted By genejockey

I know people love the look, but the CF...

I know people love the look, but the CF Pinarellos always look half melted, to me.
(Those grapes are probably sour, anyway.)

Okay, I wouldn't refuse one if offered for free, but if I had a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-22, 10:10 AM
Replies: 6,573
Views: 80,331
Posted By genejockey

One is tempted to respond caustically.

One is tempted to respond caustically.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-22, 10:09 AM
Replies: 6,573
Views: 80,331
Posted By genejockey

Looking at last week's leader board, I think I...

Looking at last week's leader board, I think I know why.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-22, 09:46 AM
Replies: 6,573
Views: 80,331
Posted By genejockey

Another average day. Wordle 340 4/6 ⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜ ...

Another average day.
Wordle 340 4/6

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Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-22, 09:44 AM
Replies: 6,573
Views: 80,331
Posted By genejockey

It was a hot one last night, at least it was the...

It was a hot one last night, at least it was the hottest ride so far this year. 89 degrees, though that was down from 90+ earlier that afternoon. No problems with the heat, but some problems with...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-22, 01:56 PM
Replies: 6,573
Views: 80,331
Posted By genejockey

His opinion is unsullied by actual experience.

His opinion is unsullied by actual experience.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-22, 12:28 PM
Replies: 6,573
Views: 80,331
Posted By genejockey

It always struck me as ironic, since the...

It always struck me as ironic, since the Challenger is one of the most American of cars.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-22, 12:18 PM
Replies: 6,573
Views: 80,331
Posted By genejockey

'Merican muscle. Built in Canada with an engine...

'Merican muscle. Built in Canada with an engine from Mexico, by an Italian corporation!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-22, 11:53 AM
Replies: 6,573
Views: 80,331
Posted By genejockey

In space, no one can hear you scream when you...

In space, no one can hear you scream when you step on a Lego.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-22, 10:55 AM
Replies: 6,573
Views: 80,331
Posted By genejockey

Doesn't look very aerodynamic, however.

Doesn't look very aerodynamic, however.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-22, 09:56 AM
Replies: 6,573
Views: 80,331
Posted By genejockey

Writing it out has been helping, though maybe...

Writing it out has been helping, though maybe only by one guess/word.
Wordle 339 4/6

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05-24-22, 09:40 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 2,499
Posted By genejockey

No, Tesla drivers aren't worse than the average...

No, Tesla drivers aren't worse than the average run of drivers. I've had ONE close pass by a Tesla in all the years since they launched right in our own back yard - hell, most of the promo pics for...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-22, 05:30 PM
Replies: 6,573
Views: 80,331
Posted By genejockey

Sometime around 1970/71, I remember seeing a road...

Sometime around 1970/71, I remember seeing a road test of the Porsche 911S vs the Ferrari Dino 246 GT. I was still 3 years away from a drivers license, but I drooled.
...
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