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Old 06-21-13, 07:33 PM
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I see that the sun is the only thing that climbs in "The Big Easy".
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Old 06-21-13, 07:44 PM
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I see that the sun is the only thing that climbs in "The Big Easy".
Yeah, the least little hump to climb destroys most of them. I use the levees and the bridge as "accelerator bumps" to gain ground while chasing or being chased. I try to at least maintain my speed going up (getting out of the saddle), then blast down the other side hard as I can. As the road levels out I downshift click by click milking every ounce of speed from my momentum left over from the downhill. I probably gain 1000 feet with every "hill".

9 out of 10 riders slow drastically going up, then rest going down. I know if I am in for a good fight by the other rider's behavior on the humps. If they stand on the pedals with good form on the way up, things are probably going to get really fast really quick.
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I had to look that up to prove that you were wrong. Turns out, you were right.
I'm stunned, but he's right. It was bound to happen eventually
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Old 06-21-13, 10:08 PM
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+1 for most ridiculous post on BF. I think we should nominate you for a golden globe.
He should run for mayor! At once good sir!<---Standard Examiner had to be there kind of jokes.
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Originally Posted by dynaryder View Post


I like the videos.
+1

Joey's stuff is just one of the many reasons that this is my favorite forum on BF. Some people just have no sense of humor...

BTW have you seen the movie Premium Rush? There's a classic Joey moment in it when the guy is racing through Central Park.

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I like the videos, too. Why are people here offended? Riding takes many forms as is shown on this entire BF site. Entertainment also takes many forms.

From on car-free commuter to another- stay geeky JoeyBike. By the way, back in the day they called us Phred.
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Old 06-22-13, 08:19 AM
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Must be a worldwide shortage of chamois cream again.
Ha ha!
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Today is Saturday, the best geek hunting day. I think I will improve my workout by riding a single speed.
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Originally Posted by jharte View Post
I like the videos, too. Why are people here offended? Riding takes many forms as is shown on this entire BF site. Entertainment also takes many forms.

From on car-free commuter to another- stay geeky JoeyBike. By the way, back in the day they called us Phred.
In this current day, YouTube has a zillion videos of similar video entertainment under "jackass stunts and pranks" and "fail".
Have fun!
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Originally Posted by chefisaac View Post
This thread cracks me up.

Joey: Continue posting the videos because they show one thing.... the joy and passion for riding and having fun. Life is too short not to.

For the folks who have an issue with it, SIMPLY do not click on the link and dont watch the videos. What Joey does and what he shares is what he enjoys. Let it be and dont waste your time posting negative (or any) comments to be frank. Simply dont click on the link and let folks who enjoy it enjoy it.

Sometimes folks here act like 2 year olds. No wonder they call it the terrible twos.

Anyway... carry on and keep pedaling everyone.
Joeys threads either crack me up, make me wince at the traffic he has to deal with or make me wish it was warm enough to ride.

One thing I found amusing after I resumed bicycling after many many years of motorcycling was how the whole "outside noisy, inside empty" concept applied here. Most of the roadies I've seen have more of a sense of humor than the average Harley owner, and the roadies ride farther than the next bar too.
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Old 06-22-13, 03:33 PM
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I ended up doing no geek hunting today. Bumped into a pal and we did a chitty chat ride.
We passed a tri-gal twisting the skewer to tighten a loose front wheel. I stopped to show her how to do it properly and tightened her rear skewer too. The rear wheel wouldn't turn freely which she attributed to the tightening of the skewer. I centered the brake and told her that now she would go fast.
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...a tri-gal twisting the skewer to tighten a loose front wheel....her rear skewer too.
Swimmer on a bike. Not surprising. I'm sure she was fashionable tho. Nice of you to help.
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I like the videos. If you're having fun that's all that matters.
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Old 06-22-13, 10:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Jimi77 View Post
I like the videos. If you're having fun that's all that matters.
Hey, thanks.

I get to have fun 3 times! Doing the rides, producing the vids, then reading and responding to the reactions here. Not in that order - editing the vids is more like work than play.
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Where does the term "geek" (as applied here) come from? I've never heard it before and it smacks of contrived cool, but what do I know?
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I get to have fun 3 times! Doing the rides, producing the vids, then reading and responding to the reactions here. Not in that order - editing the vids is more like work than play.
C'mon be honest now..You're probably getting most fun/entertainment from reading the replys then from the actual geek hunting.
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Old 06-23-13, 10:28 AM
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C'mon be honest now..You're probably getting most fun/entertainment from reading the replys then from the actual geek hunting.
Ha. Yeah. It's ALL geek hunting really. Just not as physically exhausting hammering on my keyboard as it is out in the tropical heat on a bike.
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Where does the term "geek" (as applied here) come from? I've never heard it before and it smacks of contrived cool, but what do I know?
They labeled themselves: http://triathlongeek.com/

I also have a Webpage that goes into the history of the use of "geek" for triathlon enthusiasts. Here is an excerpt:

"The term Geek has evolved from the gear intensive nature of competing in Triathlons. Strange looking bicycles with teardrop shaped frame tubes set up at extreme angles rolling on wheels expensive enough to buy a round of escargot for every patron, waiter, and dishwasher in the most expensive French restaurant every day for a week. Even the smallest components are blasted in wind tunnels, the test results graphed on computers and continually improved.

And then there is the clothing. Teardrop shaped helmets with poor ventilation ride on sweaty heads atop bodies squeezed into colorful ballet tights all the way down to the soles of their shoes. Or Speedo bikini bottoms and sports bras. The professionals then take all of their geekyness into wind tunnels and tweak their equipment further. Every ounce is shaved, every hair is trimmed, every flapping piece of fabric is tightened down, and personal trainers align bodies to bikes with space-age precision. This extreme attention to detail pretty much qualifies a person as a Geek in any profession." (Mods...this is MY writing not plagiarism)

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They labeled themselves: http://triathlongeek.com/

I also have a Webpage that goes into the history of the use of "geek" for triathlon enthusiasts. Here is an excerpt:

"The term Geek has evolved from the gear intensive nature of competing in Triathlons. Strange looking bicycles with teardrop shaped frame tubes set up at extreme angles rolling on wheels expensive enough to buy a round of escargot for every patron, waiter, and dishwasher in the most expensive French restaurant every day for a week. Even the smallest components are blasted in wind tunnels, the test results graphed on computers and continually improved.

And then there is the clothing. Teardrop shaped helmets with poor ventilation ride on sweaty heads atop bodies squeezed into colorful ballet tights all the way down to the soles of their shoes. Or Speedo bikini bottoms and sports bras. The professionals then take all of their geekyness into wind tunnels and tweak their equipment further. Every ounce is shaved, every hair is trimmed, every flapping piece of fabric is tightened down, and personal trainers align bodies to bikes with space-age precision. This extreme attention to detail pretty much qualifies a person as a Geek in any profession." (Mods...this is MY writing not plagiarism)
Thanks for the info, Joey. Sounds pretty neat.
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This is a bit off topic, but is that a Bell Super helmet you're wearing Joeybike? If it is, how does it feel in the heat? I'm in central Florida and the heat and humidity seem to be comparable to your location. I've been on the fence with buying a Bell Super since they came out. I really like the looks and full coverage but worry about my head roasting. All the reviews I've read are from people in much cooler climates. Thanks
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I'm not sure where this gets more entertaining; watching people try to roast a guy who is riding his bike for fun by using the logic that the people he's 'scalping' are riding their bike for fun, and therefore doing it more correctly (if that's even a phrase that fits - awkward) or knowing how much fun Joey is having, while riding his bike, so you can mock him for riding his bike.
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This is a bit off topic, but is that a Bell Super helmet you're wearing Joeybike? If it is, how does it feel in the heat? I'm in central Florida and the heat and humidity seem to be comparable to your location. I've been on the fence with buying a Bell Super since they came out. I really like the looks and full coverage but worry about my head roasting. All the reviews I've read are from people in much cooler climates. Thanks
Good eye! Yes, it's a Bell Super.

I find the ventilation to be adequate. There are vents facing upward at the forehead, so air tends to get forced up over the top of my head as well as through the smallish vents all over the place visible from outside. I find it a bit noisy actually, but somehow the sound of the wind rushing through it makes me feel cooler I guess.

I have been using the Super for about a month and was surprised to find that with a slight visor adjustment I can even ride on the drops of a road bike without jamming the helmet into the back of my neck. I really bought that helmet for my Pugsley and inline skating and thought it might be funny to wear it geek hunting since I rarely ride on the drops doing that. Then I found the helmet does not bother me on the drops after a little experimentation.

Downside: It's relatively heavy (obviously) but surprisingly light for what it is. Don't think I would want to ride a century in it as might get neck strain, but I rode 40+ miles on the road bike this Sat and Sun (80+ total) and no prob. Also, this was our first REALLY HOT, HUMID week in NOLA. Sweat finds it's way into my eyes. The padding at the forehead has little capacity for absorbing sweat because it is ventilated with many holes to accommodate air being forced up the forehead vents. So that is kind of a big deal for me. I wouldn't call it a deal breaker, but I wish the sweat was better managed. My previous few helmets dripped sweat down my temples, and never my eyebrows.

What I think is happening with cooling is the fact that more of my head is shaded from the sun due to the smallish holes throughout and full coverage in the back, and the helmet does channel air well while moving, so heat is attacked differently than a helmet loaded with big vents that expose more scalp to direct sunlight. When I pull the visor down to the top of my sunglasses I feel like I am riding under a shade tarp. Really nice!

I don't use the GoPro attachment as my camera is a Contour. So I gave it to a friend who runs GoPro. Also has a goggle attachment so none of a goggle strap would touch your skin in the winter (not a problem down south anyway)

Hope this helped you decide.

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I'm not sure where this gets more entertaining; watching people try to roast a guy who is riding his bike for fun by using the logic that the people he's 'scalping' are riding their bike for fun, and therefore doing it more correctly (if that's even a phrase that fits - awkward) or knowing how much fun Joey is having, while riding his bike, so you can mock him for riding his bike.
I know. I am always surprised at the reaction from some posters on the whole geek hunting thing. I guess it all depends on who the viewer identifies with in my vids. If they wear a kit all the time, probably gonna hate me. If they wear street clothes while riding or commuting the chances are better that they like to see folks in ballet tights getting hozed by some dork wearing flowered shorts. Maybe there is a sociological doctorate opportunity here somewhere.

One thing is for sure...I am having a blast with this on and off the bike.

Unfortunately, this weekend really turned up the discomfort level with heat and humidity. Yesterday and today (Sat & Sun) there were loads of tri-geeks and roadies at the lakefront riding in summer survival mode. I passed fifty people and never broke 19 mph doing it. Everyone is just spinning light gears and trying to not get heat exhaustion. I rode a mile with the Giro group on the way out at 16 mph to visit with some buds. It was just their warmup, but that is not typical. And not a breath of a breeze. Yuck. So geek hunting season is likely over until Fall brings some cool, dry air. Even with all of the Lycra out there, I didn't get one minute of useable footage today.

THANKS EVERYONE for yet another awesome thread! It makes me happy to toss out a few minutes of entertainment to generate a lively discussion. I can't blame some for not liking it or getting it. Can't please everyone.

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Thanks Joeybike! Everything sounds great except the sweat problem. I sweat a lot and have problems with every helmet I've ever worn. I've tried the Halo headbands and similar products, but they don't work for me. The weight bothers me a little too, especially since I need the large version. I guess I'm still on the fence, but thanks for your input. This is one of those things that perform way differently in the heat and humidity and it's hard to find reviews for specific climates like mine.
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Nice video joey, love the music. But the important thing love those street with no car, is like bike heaven for me LOL
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