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Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-22, 05:46 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 3,258
Posted By genejockey

Ha! I have off street parking for 10 bikes!

Ha! I have off street parking for 10 bikes!
07-06-22, 05:41 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 1,326
Posted By genejockey

Well, if he's a performance artist, he really...

Well, if he's a performance artist, he really commits to the work, because I have met him IRL, and he really is as large and as shirtless as he claims.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-22, 05:20 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 3,258
Posted By genejockey

I'm scheduled to get both a COVID booster (2nd)...

I'm scheduled to get both a COVID booster (2nd) and Shingles vaccine this afternoon. I'm curious how that will work out for me.
07-06-22, 05:18 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 1,326
Posted By genejockey

Now, now. He has excellent skills at...

Now, now. He has excellent skills at facilitating discussions.
07-06-22, 05:15 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 1,326
Posted By genejockey

Not the primary qualification for a wrench.

Not the primary qualification for a wrench.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-22, 05:11 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 3,258
Posted By genejockey

We could park side-by-side in the driveway, but...

We could park side-by-side in the driveway, but Mrs GeneJockey seems to have lost the ability to park so as to leave space for my car.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-22, 04:38 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 3,258
Posted By genejockey

Pre-wash saves so much time with Rutledges, so...

Pre-wash saves so much time with Rutledges, so you don't have to put all that effort into breaking them in.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-22, 04:18 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 3,258
Posted By genejockey

There's an apartment complex in our Post-War...

There's an apartment complex in our Post-War development, with all the spaces that were needed for 1946, what with the complex being close to the commuter rail line and the shopping center, which had...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-22, 04:05 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 3,258
Posted By genejockey

Indeed. What if it had said, "Does Not Contain...

Indeed. What if it had said, "Does Not Contain Fish"?
07-06-22, 04:03 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 1,326
Posted By genejockey

1) Empirical observation. Ask your physicist...

1) Empirical observation. Ask your physicist coworkers what that means.
2) Shouldn't =/= can't. A lot of things CAN be done, but not all of them should.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-22, 02:39 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 3,258
Posted By genejockey

I hope it's a nice basement, at least. Mom and...

I hope it's a nice basement, at least. Mom and Dad's had a tendency to flood, plus it was haunted by the ghost of a snapping turtle.
07-06-22, 02:32 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 1,326
Posted By genejockey

It's like you knew her.....

It's like you knew her.....
07-06-22, 02:24 PM
07-06-22, 02:17 PM
Replies: 617
Views: 21,688
Posted By genejockey

At the age Mrs. GeneJockey and I have attained, I...

At the age Mrs. GeneJockey and I have attained, I don't imagine it's necessary.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-22, 01:55 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 3,258
Posted By genejockey

This is California. We don't do basements.

This is California. We don't do basements.
07-06-22, 01:38 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 1,326
Posted By genejockey

Dude. Seriously.

Dude. Seriously.
07-06-22, 01:35 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 1,326
Posted By genejockey

I'm reminded of the mistake high school students...

I'm reminded of the mistake high school students always make when they learn that the force of friction is not changed by the area of contact, and they think narrow tires should have the same grip as...
07-06-22, 01:29 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 1,326
Posted By genejockey

He didn't really infer or assume. He concluded,...

He didn't really infer or assume. He concluded, based on the fact that Larry QUOTED the assertion that TdF riders gave up 23mm tires and claimed they had not. It's clear as day. Continuing to...
07-06-22, 01:27 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 1,326
Posted By genejockey

Dude. Give it up. You were wrong. No shame in...

Dude. Give it up. You were wrong. No shame in that, only in pushing a bad position when you've been proved wrong.
07-06-22, 01:23 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 1,326
Posted By genejockey

See post immediately above yours.

See post immediately above yours.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-22, 01:10 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 3,258
Posted By genejockey

When I took a week off recently, I was pleased to...

When I took a week off recently, I was pleased to discover that the roads are a lot emptier during normal working hours than they are when I ride after work, or when I used to ride before.
07-06-22, 01:06 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 1,326
Posted By genejockey

From the article smd posted - dated 2017: ...

From the article smd posted - dated 2017:
"While air pressure usually varies by riders’ weight, most Tour competitors race on something between 6.5 and 8 bar (94-116psi)."

So, even five years...
07-06-22, 12:56 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 1,326
Posted By genejockey

We-e-elll....... Roling resistance and...

We-e-elll.......
Roling resistance and absorbing bumps are measurable things. Your preference may be otherwise, but it's not like you're operating under a different set of physical laws.

But,...
07-06-22, 12:33 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 1,326
Posted By genejockey

Nah, you see, all those people on multiple news...

Nah, you see, all those people on multiple news sources are all lying. All those pictures showing tires obviously wider than 23mm? Photoshopped. EVERYONE - hundreds of journalists - ALL of them lying...
07-06-22, 12:21 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 1,326
Posted By genejockey

Now you're simply denying reality.

Now you're simply denying reality.
07-06-22, 12:19 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 1,326
Posted By genejockey

Regarding whether 23s at 140 psi "work" - a lot...

Regarding whether 23s at 140 psi "work" - a lot of things "work". Carburetors and points/condenser ignition systems "work", but EFI and electronic ignition work better. Cathode ray tubes "work" as...
07-06-22, 12:13 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 1,326
Posted By genejockey

Why not just get solid tires? No hearing...

Why not just get solid tires? No hearing protection needed, no pinchflats.
07-06-22, 12:11 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 1,326
Posted By genejockey

Yes, hence "at the same pressure." PV = nRT....

Yes, hence "at the same pressure."

PV = nRT. It's not just a good idea. It's the Law.
07-06-22, 12:02 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 1,326
Posted By genejockey

My fastest bike runs on 28s pumped up to 80F/85R....

My fastest bike runs on 28s pumped up to 80F/85R. The slowest is on 23s pumped up to 105/110.
Add to this that TdF riders are also riding wider tires at lower pressures, and achieving higher...
07-06-22, 11:58 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 1,326
Posted By genejockey

As far as hearing protection, try pumping the...

As far as hearing protection, try pumping the tires to 40-60 psi, then checking all around both sides of the rim to see that the tire is seated properly and you haven't left any of the tube pinched...
07-06-22, 11:55 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 1,326
Posted By genejockey

So, in one post you say you've pinchflatted 25s...

So, in one post you say you've pinchflatted 25s even at your ungodly high inflation pressures, and then you say you ride 23s just fine. Choose an opinion and stick with it.

As for why wider tires...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-22, 11:33 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 3,258
Posted By genejockey

Because we live in one of the most expensive...

Because we live in one of the most expensive places to live in the entire world, AND we have a LOT of equity in the house. We can't afford to stay here without my current income.

I'd prefer to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-22, 11:28 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 3,258
Posted By genejockey

Years ago, he had a friend who was a contractor,...

Years ago, he had a friend who was a contractor, who used to complain about things like the fall protection requirements. Then he fell, and screwed up his back.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-22, 11:24 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 3,258
Posted By genejockey

After a couple disasters - Performance Ultra...

After a couple disasters - Performance Ultra bibs, and The Black Bibs $60 bibs - I'm inclined to stick with Louis Garneau FitSensor bibs, because I know I can get through a 5 hour ride comfortably. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-22, 10:21 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 3,258
Posted By genejockey

Is it still a boycott if you couldn't afford...

Is it still a boycott if you couldn't afford their stuff in the first place?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-22, 10:20 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 3,258
Posted By genejockey

Probably because someone, somewhere had to be...

Probably because someone, somewhere had to be told.

It reminds me of the saying my brother shared with me - "OSHA regulations are written in smoke and blood." - they exist because someone,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-22, 09:50 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 3,258
Posted By genejockey

You're really not making the case for me to...

You're really not making the case for me to retire in PA.
07-06-22, 09:13 AM
Replies: 617
Views: 21,688
Posted By genejockey

Lordy, what a silly, elitist attitude. But it's...

Lordy, what a silly, elitist attitude. But it's not even the usual "I'm better than you" elitism, it's "I'm not worthy! And by extension neither are you!" elitism. Enjoying something simple, like...
07-06-22, 09:02 AM
Replies: 617
Views: 21,688
Posted By genejockey

The fastest bike is the lightest, but one of the...

The fastest bike is the lightest, but one of the bikes tied for second is the heaviest.
EDIT: The route has 1200 ft of climbing, but only one segment of about 0.2 miles at 8%, whereas the rest of...
07-05-22, 03:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 537
Posted By genejockey

I'm waiting for someone to post asking what DT...

I'm waiting for someone to post asking what DT friction shifters to use with 12 speed 105, and can my RD-1055 handle an 11-34 cassette, and do I HAVE TO go to a 130mm rear?
07-05-22, 02:21 PM
07-05-22, 02:06 PM
Replies: 617
Views: 21,688
Posted By genejockey

I could not stand trying to read beng1's...

I could not stand trying to read beng1's atrocious attempt at quote editing. Geez, beng1, do you not get how HTML tags work? Anyway, here's his post quoting AlgarveCycling, but readable, not just an...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-22, 11:34 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 687
Posted By genejockey

"I'm building a C&V bike with a carbon fiber...

"I'm building a C&V bike with a carbon fiber frame and first-generation 105 Di2, but the only 12 speed cassette I can find is 11-34. Can I fit a 48t cog to go with my 20t small ring? Will the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-22, 10:56 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 3,258
Posted By genejockey

We had a cat, originally Mrs. GeneJockey's cat...

We had a cat, originally Mrs. GeneJockey's cat from before she was Mrs. GeneJockey, who seemed to disdain any affection from us. Bubby* was an indoor/outdoor cat, and people visiting our apartment...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-22, 10:52 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 3,258
Posted By genejockey

As it happens, so is Doug.

As it happens, so is Doug.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-22, 10:52 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 3,258
Posted By genejockey

In the land of the obese, the one-item man is...

In the land of the obese, the one-item man is weird.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-22, 09:28 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 3,258
Posted By genejockey

Only if you don't like cats.

Only if you don't like cats.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-22, 08:29 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 3,258
Posted By genejockey

There was another song, long before Spears...

There was another song, long before Spears appeared on the scene. The refrain was "If you see Kay, tell her I love her.." and if you still hadn't figured it out by the last verse, they sang the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-22, 10:07 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 3,258
Posted By genejockey

Our dear departed Golden, Rhyo, didn't mind...

Our dear departed Golden, Rhyo, didn't mind fireworks, but our Eskie, Kyoko, would hide under the bed shivering. Zeena the Greyhound used to get angry about them, and would come out to the Living...
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