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Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-22, 12:30 PM
Replies: 6,380
Views: 77,934
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: 6,380
Views: 77,934
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: 35
Views: 385
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: 6,380
Views: 77,934
Posted By genejockey

Do it.

Do it.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-22, 11:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 117
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: 23
Views: 391
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: 23
Views: 391
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: 6,380
Views: 77,934
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: 6,380
Views: 77,934
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: 6,380
Views: 77,934
Posted By genejockey

How about "mean velocity"?

How about "mean velocity"?
05-25-22, 12:25 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 2,240
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: 141
Views: 2,240
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: 141
Views: 2,240
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: 141
Views: 2,240
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: 22
Views: 258
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: 6,380
Views: 77,934
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: 6,380
Views: 77,934
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: 6,380
Views: 77,934
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: 6,380
Views: 77,934
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: 6,380
Views: 77,934
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: 6,380
Views: 77,934
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: 6,380
Views: 77,934
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: 6,380
Views: 77,934
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: 6,380
Views: 77,934
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: 6,380
Views: 77,934
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: 6,380
Views: 77,934
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: 6,380
Views: 77,934
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: 141
Views: 2,240
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: 6,380
Views: 77,934
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.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-22, 04:15 PM
Replies: 6,380
Views: 77,934
Posted By genejockey

It brings new meaning to "Doggie Bag".

It brings new meaning to "Doggie Bag".
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-22, 03:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 546
Posted By genejockey

Uh, dude? From your link. Literally two clicks....

Uh, dude? From your link. Literally two clicks.
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Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-22, 03:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 546
Posted By genejockey

I found it within 4 minutes, at the link he...

I found it within 4 minutes, at the link he posted.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-22, 03:40 PM
Replies: 6,380
Views: 77,934
Posted By genejockey

Hence, the follow up post of the 917.

Hence, the follow up post of the 917.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-22, 03:39 PM
Replies: 6,380
Views: 77,934
Posted By genejockey

Holy s**t.

Holy s**t.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-22, 02:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 546
Posted By genejockey

(Stem length and handlebar width are in "cockpit...

(Stem length and handlebar width are in "cockpit dimensions")
05-23-22, 02:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 644
Posted By genejockey

Right. They're only in the same market if you...

Right. They're only in the same market if you define that market broadly enough.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-22, 02:14 PM
Replies: 6,380
Views: 77,934
Posted By genejockey

Late 60s/early 70s. The P4 was actually a bit...

Late 60s/early 70s. The P4 was actually a bit earlier than the Porsche 917 - it ran against the Ford GT40s.

But just look at that shape!...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-22, 02:11 PM
Replies: 6,380
Views: 77,934
Posted By genejockey

Having failed to grab that deal on the Assiomas,...

Having failed to grab that deal on the Assiomas, I comfort myself with the realization that they add a bit to Q-factor, which I suspect I'm sensitive to.

"Those grapes are probably sour, anyway."
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-22, 02:08 PM
Replies: 6,380
Views: 77,934
Posted By genejockey

I used to lust after the expensive cars. I guess...

I used to lust after the expensive cars. I guess I still do. But the Dodge is good enough for me, since I don't have time, or gas, for canyon carving or track days.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-22, 02:04 PM
Replies: 6,380
Views: 77,934
Posted By genejockey

"Jesus Christ! They're letting a kid fly the...

"Jesus Christ! They're letting a kid fly the plane!"

You reach an age where you stop expecting people like pilots to be older than you. Then you reach an age where you want them to be younger. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-22, 02:02 PM
Replies: 6,380
Views: 77,934
Posted By genejockey

The Ferrari P4 was WAY sexier, but the McLaren...

The Ferrari P4 was WAY sexier, but the McLaren and the Porsche were just brutally purposeful. Their beauty comes from their total dominance.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-22, 01:58 PM
Replies: 6,380
Views: 77,934
Posted By genejockey

I'd rather have a Cayman than a Boxster, but...

I'd rather have a Cayman than a Boxster, but that's because I'm an old bald coot.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-22, 01:30 PM
Replies: 6,380
Views: 77,934
Posted By genejockey

Also tells you how old I am that those are what...

Also tells you how old I am that those are what came to mind.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-22, 01:29 PM
Replies: 6,380
Views: 77,934
Posted By genejockey

Oh, lighten up, Francis. It was an opportunity...

Oh, lighten up, Francis. It was an opportunity to post pictures of really cool race cars.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-22, 01:28 PM
Replies: 6,380
Views: 77,934
Posted By genejockey

Though, to be fair.... ...

Though, to be fair....

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Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-22, 01:23 PM
Replies: 6,380
Views: 77,934
Posted By genejockey

Counterpoint: ...

Counterpoint:
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Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-22, 01:04 PM
Replies: 6,380
Views: 77,934
Posted By genejockey

Last year, I saw the Assioma Favero Uno on sale...

Last year, I saw the Assioma Favero Uno on sale for $254. I dawdled. I missed it. Now it's nearly twice that. :bang:
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-22, 12:38 PM
Replies: 6,380
Views: 77,934
Posted By genejockey

Gotcha. I realize "dip" is rather nonspecific. ...

Gotcha. I realize "dip" is rather nonspecific. I don't have a better name for it.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-22, 12:25 PM
Replies: 6,380
Views: 77,934
Posted By genejockey

This is why I don't have a power meter.

This is why I don't have a power meter.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-22, 12:24 PM
Replies: 6,380
Views: 77,934
Posted By genejockey

Nah, it's not one of those. This kind. Usually...

Nah, it's not one of those. This kind. Usually I can hit at least 25 at the bottom, which helps a lot going up the other side. This time, I had to slow to 12 mph so as not to run up his Porsche...
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