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Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-22, 09:50 PM
Replies: 3,303
Views: 41,141
Posted By genejockey

Our neighbors down the street, where Mrs. GJ goes...

Our neighbors down the street, where Mrs. GJ goes for happy hour often as not, are in their 80s, and even though they never park in their garage they prefer to park in the driveway and open the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-22, 05:27 PM
Replies: 3,303
Views: 41,141
Posted By genejockey

My bikes are in the garage, but the garage door...

My bikes are in the garage, but the garage door is never opened and in fact the opener is unplugged AND there are also two bolt locks on either side of the garage door, AND we replaced the flimsy...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-22, 05:21 PM
Replies: 3,303
Views: 41,141
Posted By genejockey

First 2 in a while! Wordle 418 2/6 ⬜⬜🟩⬜🟩 ...

First 2 in a while!
Wordle 418 2/6

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Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-22, 04:04 PM
Replies: 3,303
Views: 41,141
Posted By genejockey

In addition to the Trek cockpit issue on Mrs....

In addition to the Trek cockpit issue on Mrs. Trainsnorter's new bike, there's been the Canyon cockpit issue, and the creaking seapost issue on the Aeroad, and I'm sure there are other similar issues...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-22, 04:02 PM
Replies: 3,303
Views: 41,141
Posted By genejockey

First time I saw "NBD" on the "Canyon Endurace...

First time I saw "NBD" on the "Canyon Endurace NBD" thread, I thought it meant "No Big Deal", and I thought it was going to a negative review.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-22, 02:11 PM
Replies: 3,303
Views: 41,141
Posted By genejockey

No, the CSO came out here from MD for that, since...

No, the CSO came out here from MD for that, since the site is all Research. And they're not being laid off today. We have a couple months to finish up things, transfer materials, and clean up.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-22, 01:27 PM
Replies: 3,303
Views: 41,141
Posted By genejockey

I have an 8" All-Clad Copper Core skillet, but my...

I have an 8" All-Clad Copper Core skillet, but my other stainless skillets are Calphalon Tri-ply aluminum core. Copper is marginally better at heat conduction than aluminum, but is A LOT heavier....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-22, 08:30 AM
Replies: 3,303
Views: 41,141
Posted By genejockey

Except when it does.

Except when it does.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-22, 08:26 AM
Replies: 3,303
Views: 41,141
Posted By genejockey

You should trust them. Go on and ride. The rain...

You should trust them. Go on and ride. The rain isn't real.
08-10-22, 04:02 PM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 42,842
Posted By genejockey

No HOA on our street, but it is possible to run...

No HOA on our street, but it is possible to run afoul of the city. Though I suspect at this point with the drought you'd be more likely to run into trouble if your yard was especially lush.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-22, 03:58 PM
Replies: 3,303
Views: 41,141
Posted By genejockey

BTW, Mrs. GeneJockey and I looked at our finances...

BTW, Mrs. GeneJockey and I looked at our finances and home value and I could retire and not end up living under a bridge, assuming we move someplace cheaper (and everyplace is cheaper). And I turn...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-22, 03:57 PM
Replies: 3,303
Views: 41,141
Posted By genejockey

Monday we learned that the company will be...

Monday we learned that the company will be closing down our site over the next 9 months. I personally am being retained but my group will be laid off. Now I have to put together a plan for closing...
08-10-22, 03:50 PM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 42,842
Posted By genejockey

Mind you, if you let your grass get tall enough...

Mind you, if you let your grass get tall enough to benefit from a scythe, the Homeowners Association will be all over you.
08-10-22, 03:49 PM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 42,842
Posted By genejockey

Plus, you can get a big, black hooded cloak, wear...

Plus, you can get a big, black hooded cloak, wear it and carry the scythe, and scare the hell out of the neighbors.
08-10-22, 01:07 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,225
Posted By genejockey

My weekday after-work rides ara 21-25 miles with...

My weekday after-work rides ara 21-25 miles with about 1000-1200 feet of climbing, mostly in the 1-3% range but there is a 0.2 mile bit that's 8%.

Sundays are 55-70 miles with 3500-5000 feet of...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-22, 08:41 AM
Replies: 3,303
Views: 41,141
Posted By genejockey

Better than 5/6, anyway. This is my average,...

Better than 5/6, anyway. This is my average, though I actually get it in 4 LESS often than 3 or 5.
Wordle 417 4/6

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Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-22, 08:25 AM
Replies: 3,303
Views: 41,141
Posted By genejockey

Yeesh.

Yeesh.
08-09-22, 02:42 PM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 42,842
Posted By genejockey

I grow my lawn in 3 colors, because I have a...

I grow my lawn in 3 colors, because I have a Neapolitan Complex.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-22, 01:25 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,847
Posted By genejockey

Guess I better leave those donuts in the break...

Guess I better leave those donuts in the break room alone, then.
08-09-22, 01:01 PM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 42,842
Posted By genejockey

My lawn varies. In Spring, especially if it's...

My lawn varies. In Spring, especially if it's really warm after a wet winter, I could use a scythe. Come summer, especially during drought years, it's mostly a matter of cutting down the occasional...
08-09-22, 10:41 AM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 42,842
Posted By genejockey

I'm just glad they didn't have those when I was...

I'm just glad they didn't have those when I was young, or Dad would have had me to the 1 3/4 acre yard with that.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-22, 08:20 AM
Replies: 3,303
Views: 41,141
Posted By genejockey

Meh. Again. Wordle 416 5/6 ⬜🟨⬜⬜⬜ ⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜ ...

Meh. Again.
Wordle 416 5/6

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08-09-22, 08:11 AM
08-08-22, 11:51 PM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 42,842
Posted By genejockey

Dude, You went too far. The scythe is too...

Dude, You went too far. The scythe is too obviously ridiculous. You should have stuck with an old push mower.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-22, 10:32 AM
Replies: 3,303
Views: 41,141
Posted By genejockey

meh. Wordle 415 5/6 ⬜🟨⬜⬜🟨 ⬜⬜🟨🟨🟩 🟨🟨⬜⬜🟩 ...

meh.
Wordle 415 5/6

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08-08-22, 10:03 AM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 42,842
Posted By genejockey

I found his total failure to even approach...

I found his total failure to even approach understanding who I am, while attempting to insult me really funny. He has NO IDEA who I am, and why I ride the bikes I do, but that doesn't stop him trying...
08-08-22, 09:47 AM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 42,842
Posted By genejockey

Oh, honey, no! That's not how this works at all! ...

Oh, honey, no! That's not how this works at all!

Are you new to the internet that you don't understand how forums work? Someone starts a topic. Other members post comments responsive to that...
08-08-22, 09:32 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,703
Posted By genejockey

I make myself as visible as possible, with...

I make myself as visible as possible, with flashing lights front and rear, and a radar unit to inform me of vehicles approaching from the rear. I ride at a consistent, small but safe distance from...
08-08-22, 08:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 240
Posted By genejockey

Years ago, with a Polar HRM, when I turned onto...

Years ago, with a Polar HRM, when I turned onto one road at the base of a climb, my HRM would suddenly show numbers in the 220s. The first time I saw that, I almost panicked! Then I thought to stop...
08-07-22, 11:10 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 8,134
Posted By genejockey

Well, a good group ride needs a sweeper!

Well, a good group ride needs a sweeper!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-22, 09:19 PM
Replies: 3,303
Views: 41,141
Posted By genejockey

Aw, poop. Take care, get well soon!

Aw, poop. Take care, get well soon!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-22, 09:18 PM
Replies: 3,303
Views: 41,141
Posted By genejockey

And that's without even mentioning the nose hair.

And that's without even mentioning the nose hair.
08-07-22, 09:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 252
Posted By genejockey

Here's my 1989 Circuit. I like the Sante...

Here's my 1989 Circuit. I like the Sante groupset on the 88 and 89 models, and that Candyapple Red paint! I was looking for one when I spotted this one on Craigs List. I could tell it was pretty...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-22, 08:55 PM
Replies: 3,303
Views: 41,141
Posted By genejockey

I did get a bit of a burn on my neck. Then I...

I did get a bit of a burn on my neck. Then I went and got my hair cut, and of course the stylist used the clippers to get rid of my Old Guy Neck Fuzz, the stubble from which is now conspiring with...
08-07-22, 08:52 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,333
Posted By genejockey

When we got our first Greyhound, Zeena the...

When we got our first Greyhound, Zeena the Worrier Queen, one morning I was letting her out to pee and when I opened the door she spotted a squirrel about 30 yards away, about 9 feet from the base of...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-22, 08:34 PM
Replies: 3,303
Views: 41,141
Posted By genejockey

I got a long sleeve jersey with this month's...

I got a long sleeve jersey with this month's discount in "Saffron". I'd call it orange. Mrs. GJ likes the idea of that color more than the Navy I got the previous month. What I really want is...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-22, 07:04 PM
Replies: 3,303
Views: 41,141
Posted By genejockey

For me, it would probably be "urine", because...

For me, it would probably be "urine", because "coffee" is 6 letters.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-22, 06:44 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 2,924
Posted By genejockey

Absolute worst - potholes in dappled sunlight...

Absolute worst - potholes in dappled sunlight immediately after an open stretch in full sunlight.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-22, 03:51 PM
Replies: 3,303
Views: 41,141
Posted By genejockey

I have the kind of skin that begins to bubble and...

I have the kind of skin that begins to bubble and smoke in direct sunlight, a gift from my ancestors from cold and foggy British Isles. I use sunscreen primarily to avoid catching fire.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-22, 03:26 PM
Replies: 3,303
Views: 41,141
Posted By genejockey

Yeah, I've been thinking I should probably do...

Yeah, I've been thinking I should probably do that. 3 hours is probably okay on one application, but my Sunday rides have been getting longer Maybe when I stop for nourishment at the halfway point...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-22, 12:58 PM
Replies: 3,303
Views: 41,141
Posted By genejockey

I had to abort today's ride. 20 miles in, I...

I had to abort today's ride. 20 miles in, I remembered that, when getting ready to ride, I had put sunscreen on my arms and legs, then had to go to the bathroom. Then I got dressed and headed out. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-22, 09:56 AM
Replies: 3,303
Views: 41,141
Posted By genejockey

Me too. It falls under my "I'm too old for this...

Me too. It falls under my "I'm too old for this ****" rule.
08-07-22, 09:40 AM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 42,842
Posted By genejockey

For example, it's a lot easier to load my 17 lb...

For example, it's a lot easier to load my 17 lb CF Canyon in the trunk than my 25 lb Lotus Classique.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-22, 09:34 AM
Replies: 3,303
Views: 41,141
Posted By genejockey

We tend to say "Good enough for government work",...

We tend to say "Good enough for government work", but my brother, who only ever worked for various state governments, says, "Good enough for the private sector."
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-22, 09:25 AM
Replies: 3,303
Views: 41,141
Posted By genejockey

Nope....

Nope. (https://www.merriam-webster.com/words-at-play/jerry-built-vs-jury-rigged-vs-jerry-rigged-usage-history)
"Jerry-rigged" is a bastardization of "jerry-built" and "jury-rigged". Jury-rigged...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-22, 09:22 AM
Replies: 3,303
Views: 41,141
Posted By genejockey

Only litigators.

Only litigators.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-22, 09:14 AM
Replies: 3,303
Views: 41,141
Posted By genejockey

Or jury-rigged. In my family that's what we...

Or jury-rigged. In my family that's what we called it, but I did hear it called other names by locals growing up, which I won't relate because they weren't even "okay" then.
08-07-22, 08:41 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,333
Posted By genejockey

The problem is, every dog owner is just...

The problem is, every dog owner is just absolutely sure THEIR dog would never do anything like that. And then it does. And they say, "Oh, he's NEVER done anything like that!" Too late.

Leash...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-22, 08:18 AM
Replies: 3,303
Views: 41,141
Posted By genejockey

Mine too, apparently Wordle 414 3/6 🟩⬜🟩🟨⬜ ...

Mine too, apparently
Wordle 414 3/6

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08-07-22, 12:12 AM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 42,842
Posted By genejockey

Show us on the doll where the UCI hurt you. Is...

Show us on the doll where the UCI hurt you. Is the UCI in the room with us right now?
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