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Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-22, 09:40 PM
Replies: 3,047
Views: 39,689
Posted By genejockey

Well, I'm sure glad Zwiftpower put me back in D. ...

Well, I'm sure glad Zwiftpower put me back in D. I just barely took 3rd in a D race with a field of 8. Mostly, I burned too many matches, stupidly, sprinting for primes in a race with no primes,...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-22, 01:02 PM
Replies: 3,047
Views: 39,689
Posted By genejockey

You leave a broken spoke from your old wheel...

You leave a broken spoke from your old wheel there, and in the morning there's a nice, new wheelset. How the Wheel Fairy manages that without waking you is a mystery, but you do wake up with a stiff...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-22, 12:27 PM
Replies: 3,047
Views: 39,689
Posted By genejockey

For last night's Zwifting, I rode for 45 minutes...

For last night's Zwifting, I rode for 45 minutes with Coco in Makuri. I could have gone an hour, but 45 plus a 5 minute cool down, plus the 10 minute warmup/spindown added to a nice round hour. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-22, 12:20 PM
Replies: 3,047
Views: 39,689
Posted By genejockey

Check ProBikeKit. They usually have good sales...

Check ProBikeKit. They usually have good sales on Fulcrum wheels, which I like. The Fulcrum 4's on the Litespeed are really nice.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-22, 09:52 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,063
Posted By genejockey

Some folks do wrap from stem to bar ends. Then...

Some folks do wrap from stem to bar ends. Then you don't need finishing tape. I've never done that, myself.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-22, 05:19 PM
Replies: 3,047
Views: 39,689
Posted By genejockey

"Detrain"? Is that what I was doing all those...

"Detrain"? Is that what I was doing all those years!

I remember a conversation with another cyclist, who said sadly that now that we're getting older, we won't be getting PRs on Strava anymore....
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-22, 04:57 PM
Replies: 3,047
Views: 39,689
Posted By genejockey

You personally, or your knives? :roflmao2:

You personally, or your knives? :roflmao2:
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-22, 04:56 PM
Replies: 3,047
Views: 39,689
Posted By genejockey

Back when I was into making selfbows (bows made...

Back when I was into making selfbows (bows made from a single piece, or at most 2 pieces of wood), I somehow got on the mailing list of a company that sells woodworker porn. I already had a...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-22, 04:45 PM
Replies: 3,047
Views: 39,689
Posted By genejockey

That reminds me - I have to take my knives to be...

That reminds me - I have to take my knives to be sharpened. At this point they're just metal wedges I shove through food.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-22, 04:04 PM
Replies: 3,047
Views: 39,689
Posted By genejockey

Back when I was a ute, our church had Fellowship...

Back when I was a ute, our church had Fellowship Suppers, which were potlucks, every couple months. It was the 60s, so there were always at least 3 or 4 jello molds. Shredded carrots, canned fruit...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-22, 04:00 PM
Replies: 3,047
Views: 39,689
Posted By genejockey

My niece's husband has done well for himself in...

My niece's husband has done well for himself in medical devices. Got himself a 308 GTS, because Magnum. Last time he brought it up to The Ancestral Home, when I was there, he did NOT offer free...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-22, 03:46 PM
Replies: 3,047
Views: 39,689
Posted By genejockey

Speaking of kitchen talk, this weekend I made a...

Speaking of kitchen talk, this weekend I made a nice, gelatinous stock from the turkey carcass, which I used to make Leftover Turkey and Andouille Gumbo. This is it, the next day, fresh out of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-22, 03:15 PM
Replies: 3,047
Views: 39,689
Posted By genejockey

Back when I was working at Genentech, co-founder...

Back when I was working at Genentech, co-founder Herb Boyer used to drop by sometimes and park his Testarossa out in front, where it induced envy and drooling.
11-30-22, 03:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 362
Posted By genejockey

It's what I'm doing with a GP5000 that got a cut...

It's what I'm doing with a GP5000 that got a cut that makes me not trust it on the road. If it blows out on the trainer, I lose nothing but my hearing.
11-30-22, 01:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 362
Posted By genejockey

And then I put on loud music to cover the noise...

And then I put on loud music to cover the noise of the fan(s), so I REALLY wouldn't hear the difference!
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-22, 12:58 PM
Replies: 3,047
Views: 39,689
Posted By genejockey

Ah, well. That's very different then. ...

Ah, well. That's very different then.
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Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-22, 12:05 PM
Replies: 3,047
Views: 39,689
Posted By genejockey

I was imagining him trying to ride with the...

I was imagining him trying to ride with the seatpost all the way up, looking like Moocher on the Roadmaster bike in "Breaking Away", or this guy I saw the other week. I thought he was riding out of...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-22, 12:01 PM
Replies: 3,047
Views: 39,689
Posted By genejockey

Have you tried Sweet Spot? Probably no puking,...

Have you tried Sweet Spot? Probably no puking, just a bit of teeth-gritting. Really makes the slight decrease for the lower power segments feel like a rest!
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-22, 11:55 AM
Replies: 3,047
Views: 39,689
Posted By genejockey

But should 20-30 seconds at FTP feel like a match...

But should 20-30 seconds at FTP feel like a match burn?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-22, 09:45 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 7,649
Posted By genejockey

If I'm just pushing down on the pedals, I start...

If I'm just pushing down on the pedals, I start bouncing at about 105 rpm, but if I concentrate on pushing forward on the pedal going through 12:00 while pulling back (no UP) on the one at 6:00, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-22, 09:42 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 7,649
Posted By genejockey

Winding up a 1500w sprint when suddenly...

Winding up a 1500w sprint when suddenly *SPROING!* I was ejected from my pedals and run over by the pack
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-22, 06:42 PM
Replies: 3,047
Views: 39,689
Posted By genejockey

Well, I do have a separate account of my own with...

Well, I do have a separate account of my own with more than enough in it, so her disapproval is not what's keeping me from buying it. It's the knowledge that 1) $11K is 'decent used car' money, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-22, 06:32 PM
Replies: 3,047
Views: 39,689
Posted By genejockey

Yeah, no ****.

Yeah, no ****.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-22, 05:50 PM
Replies: 3,047
Views: 39,689
Posted By genejockey

Okay, so, 9.

Okay, so, 9.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-22, 05:38 PM
Replies: 3,047
Views: 39,689
Posted By genejockey

AND one of them is a Canyon. But it's like 5 lbs...

AND one of them is a Canyon. But it's like 5 lbs heavier than the Ultimate CFR Disc Di2! (Seriously - 8.5 kg vs 6.16 kg)

Also, it's 10, though I think since the Schwinn Circuit now exists as a...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-22, 03:57 PM
Replies: 3,047
Views: 39,689
Posted By genejockey

Right. That'll ******g work.

Right. That'll ******g work.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-22, 02:47 PM
Replies: 3,047
Views: 39,689
Posted By genejockey

Canyon sent me an email today, titled "YOU REALLY...

Canyon sent me an email today, titled "YOU REALLY DESERVE THAT BIKE!"

Do you think Mrs. Genejockey will take their word for it? Will she think I deserve a new Ultimate CFR Disc Di2? It's only...
11-29-22, 12:30 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,740
Posted By genejockey

Depends on how many miles you ride, as well as...

Depends on how many miles you ride, as well as the conditions. I don't do it every year, but every 3-5000 miles, depending which bike - some shifters eat cables. Replace the housing every other...
11-29-22, 12:26 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,740
Posted By genejockey

This is what I did, back in the Dark Ages before...

This is what I did, back in the Dark Ages before carrying a cell phone everywhere was an option. Broke the chain, rewrapped it in small ring/mid-cassette, and rode the 8+ hilly miles home. Since I...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-22, 10:44 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,063
Posted By genejockey

I like the adhesive, because I'm forever...

I like the adhesive, because I'm forever misplacing the electrical tape or the shears I use to cut the angled end up by the stem, and I have to step away and find them, and when I come back, with the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-22, 10:34 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,063
Posted By genejockey

(raises hand)

(raises hand)
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-22, 09:52 AM
Replies: 3,047
Views: 39,689
Posted By genejockey

That was tough. Wordle 528 5/6 ⬜⬜🟨⬜🟨 ...

That was tough.
Wordle 528 5/6

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🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩
11-28-22, 02:33 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,405
Posted By genejockey

The only complaint I had was the difference...

The only complaint I had was the difference between the Low and High temps meant having to stop and take off my vest and leg warmers. At least I didn't start out at 8 AM yesterday, when it was about...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-22, 01:22 PM
Replies: 3,047
Views: 39,689
Posted By genejockey

I've been getting these recently. Wordle 527...

I've been getting these recently.
Wordle 527 2/6

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Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-22, 01:19 PM
Replies: 3,047
Views: 39,689
Posted By genejockey

My niece is a DO, following in the family...

My niece is a DO, following in the family tradition, which skipped 2 generations. And will likely die out with her, since nobody else in the family seems interested.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-22, 09:43 AM
Replies: 3,047
Views: 39,689
Posted By genejockey

Rocks. Rocks are what gets me. Late...

Rocks. Rocks are what gets me. Late summer/early fall, for some reason, all the embankments next to the roads start shedding rocks from pebble to fist sized which roll out onto the shoulder. Even...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-22, 09:33 AM
Replies: 3,047
Views: 39,689
Posted By genejockey

Oh, no, dude. You never say it. Last time I...

Oh, no, dude. You never say it. Last time I did, I got 3 in one month.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-22, 09:22 AM
Replies: 3,047
Views: 39,689
Posted By genejockey

My Grandfather and two of my Great grandfathers...

My Grandfather and two of my Great grandfathers were Osteopaths. The Grandfather uses to say that Chiropractors quit after the first 6 weeks of Osteopathy School.

Mind you, I saw GGF's business...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-22, 01:45 AM
Replies: 3,047
Views: 39,689
Posted By genejockey

I can do this position for a couple miles but...

I can do this position for a couple miles but then my arms get tired. Drops is more comfortable but less aero. There are a couple segments 1-3 miles long, usually at least one on each of my rides,...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-22, 05:00 PM
Replies: 3,047
Views: 39,689
Posted By genejockey

Have you ever heard Anna Russell's Guide To...

Have you ever heard Anna Russell's Guide To Wagner's Ring? Even if you don't know the opera's it's funny. If you DO know them, it's a scream - "Our story begins in the River Rhine.... IN IT!"
...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-22, 04:56 PM
Replies: 3,047
Views: 39,689
Posted By genejockey

New groupset, new housing. I mean, it's like $40...

New groupset, new housing. I mean, it's like $40 for a full set, right? Cheapest part of the whole thing!
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-22, 11:38 AM
Replies: 3,047
Views: 39,689
Posted By genejockey

Does the cable go through the frame in regular...

Does the cable go through the frame in regular housing? The Battaglin has the rear brake cable routed through the top tube. When I got the frame, it had no housing or cable. I slid a brake cable...
11-27-22, 10:53 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,391
Posted By genejockey

Welcome back!

Welcome back!
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-22, 10:15 AM
Replies: 3,047
Views: 39,689
Posted By genejockey

Well, Der Fliegende Hollaender is pretty good,...

Well, Der Fliegende Hollaender is pretty good, but Der Ring des Niebelungens is a 19 hr snoozefest.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-22, 11:26 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,063
Posted By genejockey

Set saddle fore/aft position as in the videos,...

Set saddle fore/aft position as in the videos, but unless you can't get the saddle as far one way or the other as it needs to be in the seatpost you have, you don't need to change it. It's where the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-22, 04:22 PM
Replies: 3,047
Views: 39,689
Posted By genejockey

One of my siblings had some of our old 8mm movies...

One of my siblings had some of our old 8mm movies transferred to VHS, which gives you some idea how long ago THAT was!
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-22, 04:20 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,063
Posted By genejockey

Oh, no. Oh, my, no. Now I'm confused. It...

Oh, no. Oh, my, no.


Now I'm confused. It seems like you're talking about moving your saddle relative to the BB, rather than just changing to a seatpost with less setback in the cradle while...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-22, 02:33 PM
Replies: 3,047
Views: 39,689
Posted By genejockey

Huh. I read a couple abstracts and skimmed a...

Huh. I read a couple abstracts and skimmed a paper on PubMed, and a couple things popped out - Yes, Olds who fracture their hips are 3x as likely to die over the next 5-10 years. Men are more...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-22, 01:38 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,063
Posted By genejockey

I haven't found this to be the case, and since I...

I haven't found this to be the case, and since I have short femurs for the length of my legs, most of my saddles are clamped toward the rear. I set the saddle angle on all of them as close to...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-22, 12:03 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,063
Posted By genejockey

? Doesn't reducing seatpost offset change...

?
Doesn't reducing seatpost offset change saddle fore/aft positioning? I mean, it doesn't HAVE to, because you might be able to put the saddle in the same position, but if you did, what would be...
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