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11-28-20, 06:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 250
Posted By genejockey

Yes, I know. I was just sharing a potentially...

Yes, I know. I was just sharing a potentially humorous anecdote showing that no matter how far you ride, it's almost always possible NOT to lose weight.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-20, 04:11 PM
Replies: 6,819
Views: 96,730
Posted By genejockey

Eating light? What are you, plants?

Eating light? What are you, plants?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 6,819
Views: 96,730
Posted By genejockey

Great. It's entirely possible we're too...

Great.

It's entirely possible we're too stupid as a species to last very long.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 6,819
Views: 96,730
Posted By genejockey

I believe, in light of the subject matter being...

I believe, in light of the subject matter being whether New Jersey is actually in New York, that should be "YOUSE knuckleheads"
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,200
Posted By genejockey

My first serious road bike, purchased in 1997,...

My first serious road bike, purchased in 1997, had a 12-23. I've since upgraded it from 8 to 10 speeds, and from the 12-23 to a 12-30. After all, I was only 40 when I bought it, and I'm now 63!
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-20, 01:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,200
Posted By genejockey

The Endurace might be a better choice, especially...

The Endurace might be a better choice, especially if you've been riding less than a year. I don't know the geometry of the Giant, but the Ultimate will have a fairly low Stack, which may either put...
11-22-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,591
Posted By genejockey

See also ...

See also
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11-21-20, 11:19 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,591
Posted By genejockey

Yes, and there were no claims in it that they've...

Yes, and there were no claims in it that they've 'evolved an immunity to beestings'. Beekeepers often DEVELOP (not evolve) tolerance to beestings, by being stung multiple times, and I'd note that the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-20, 05:51 PM
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Views: 96,730
Posted By genejockey

(insert cute little girl "Why Not Both?" meme...

(insert cute little girl "Why Not Both?" meme here)
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-20, 05:45 PM
Replies: 6,819
Views: 96,730
Posted By genejockey

It would be impossible to keep my HR in Z1 or Z2...

It would be impossible to keep my HR in Z1 or Z2 and get anywhere. Just getting to where the riding gets good is 7 miles and about 500 total feet of climbing, with 3 stretches of about 6% for about...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-20, 12:25 PM
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Views: 96,730
Posted By genejockey

As an aside, who decided you should either be in...

As an aside, who decided you should either be in Z2 or Z5? Most of the gains I've made this year were made while going hard every ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 6,819
Views: 96,730
Posted By genejockey

Honestly. Z2 is boring. Z3 and Z4 is where the...

Honestly. Z2 is boring. Z3 and Z4 is where the fun starts.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-20, 09:14 PM
Replies: 6,819
Views: 96,730
Posted By genejockey

I'm reasonably certain there's a ban on porn here.

I'm reasonably certain there's a ban on porn here.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-20, 09:13 PM
Replies: 6,819
Views: 96,730
Posted By genejockey

There's a Dunkin' Donuts in the same place as the...

There's a Dunkin' Donuts in the same place as the Popeyes in South City (South San Francisco). Maybe I should try them. But not till Spring when I'm riding more again! Winter is a terrible time to...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 6,819
Views: 96,730
Posted By genejockey

My will power is like a light switch - I can...

My will power is like a light switch - I can either not eat something AT ALL, or eat too much of it. That's why I practice all my will power in shopping rather than at home. If there are donuts in...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-20, 06:27 PM
Replies: 6,819
Views: 96,730
Posted By genejockey

Went for a ride this morning and it was COLD!! ...

Went for a ride this morning and it was COLD!! 45 at the house when I rolled out, but got down to 39 along the creek (that's 7 and 4, for you Celsius types). I was wishing I'd worn more, but then I...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 6,819
Views: 96,730
Posted By genejockey

Wait, what?

Wait, what?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-20, 05:47 PM
Replies: 6,819
Views: 96,730
Posted By genejockey

Personally, I prefer 5 Guys. In-N-Out burgers...

Personally, I prefer 5 Guys. In-N-Out burgers are okay, but nothing to write home about. Their fries are inferior to 5Guys, plus 5Guys practically buries you in the damn things.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-20, 05:45 PM
Replies: 6,819
Views: 96,730
Posted By genejockey

My preference for antivaxxers is to allow them to...

My preference for antivaxxers is to allow them to not vaccinate, but then to exclude them from various things society offers, like schools for their children, for example. Sure, you can leave your...
11-20-20, 05:26 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,591
Posted By genejockey

Regarding whether humans only had 2000 years...

Regarding whether humans only had 2000 years experience with sucrose, that's a little hard to square with the presence of an enzyme in your saliva that cleaves it into glucose and fructose before...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 6,819
Views: 96,730
Posted By genejockey

We used to get fresh cider every fall. You had...

We used to get fresh cider every fall. You had to drink it fairly soon after purchase, even refrigerated. But it really, really is better than pasteurized, or filtered apple juice. And I say that...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-20, 06:58 PM
Replies: 6,819
Views: 96,730
Posted By genejockey

Counterpoint: Restoring a beautiful, but...

Counterpoint: Restoring a beautiful, but dirt-covered bike to pristine beauty can be soul-nourishing.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-20, 06:20 PM
Replies: 6,819
Views: 96,730
Posted By genejockey

Close. 160, as I figure it.

Close. 160, as I figure it.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-20, 05:40 PM
Replies: 6,819
Views: 96,730
Posted By genejockey

Someone was boring. A lot!

Someone was boring. A lot!
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-20, 03:33 PM
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Views: 96,730
Posted By genejockey

You mean like Bidon flipping Georgia and Arizona?

You mean like Bidon flipping Georgia and Arizona?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 6,819
Views: 96,730
Posted By genejockey

A more realistic sign might include a bicyclist...

A more realistic sign might include a bicyclist shaking his fist at a knot of walkers spread across the MUP from side to side and completely oblivous to repeated bells and warning shouts.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 6,819
Views: 96,730
Posted By genejockey

You buy a new wheelset at the LBS, and carry them...

You buy a new wheelset at the LBS, and carry them back to your car?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-20, 09:44 PM
Replies: 6,819
Views: 96,730
Posted By genejockey

"I am not a number, I am a FREE MAN!!!" ...

"I am not a number, I am a FREE MAN!!!"
"AAAAHHAHAHAHAHAAAA!!!"
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-20, 06:31 PM
Replies: 6,819
Views: 96,730
Posted By genejockey

Do they weigh the same as a duck?

Do they weigh the same as a duck?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 6,819
Views: 96,730
Posted By genejockey

There's a difference?

There's a difference?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 6,819
Views: 96,730
Posted By genejockey

Depends on the route. All my rides are...

Depends on the route. All my rides are out-and-back, so the wind giveth and the wind taketh away.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-13-20, 06:06 PM
Replies: 6,819
Views: 96,730
Posted By genejockey

Things are less likely to catch fire in the rain....

Things are less likely to catch fire in the rain. Except metallic Sodium, of course.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-13-20, 04:44 PM
Replies: 6,819
Views: 96,730
Posted By genejockey

Assumes facts not in evidence.

Assumes facts not in evidence.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-13-20, 04:39 PM
Replies: 6,819
Views: 96,730
Posted By genejockey

First outdoor ride since November 1. It was...

First outdoor ride since November 1. It was chilly - 45 at home, but 41 degrees riding along the bottom of the the canyon. But satisfying!

I have done several Zwift sessions, but while they're...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-13-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 6,819
Views: 96,730
Posted By genejockey

There's the argument for taking up sailing as a...

There's the argument for taking up sailing as a sport - it make s what you spend on bikes seem like nothing!
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-20, 09:28 PM
Replies: 6,819
Views: 96,730
Posted By genejockey

I'll see your Big Boy, and raise you one Southern...

I'll see your Big Boy, and raise you one Southern Pacific 4279 AC-12 Cab Forward...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-20, 05:49 PM
Replies: 6,819
Views: 96,730
Posted By genejockey

Why? Were they dis-missive?

Why? Were they dis-missive?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-20, 01:37 PM
Replies: 6,819
Views: 96,730
Posted By genejockey

The world needs more gay frogs.

The world needs more gay frogs.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-07-20, 04:07 PM
Replies: 6,819
Views: 96,730
Posted By genejockey

Ketchup? KETCHUP?!? BURN, HERETIC!!! ...

Ketchup? KETCHUP?!? BURN, HERETIC!!!
(Actually, my Mom ate hers with ketchup. We still loved her, despite her faults)
11-07-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 759
Posted By genejockey

Is it just me, or do there seem to be a hell of a...

Is it just me, or do there seem to be a hell of a lot more people descending OLH than there used to be? It used to be that almost nobody would go DOWN OLH. In fact I still won't - though I LOVE going...
11-07-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,696
Posted By genejockey

Yeah, it's OLH. WRT grade and length, I'm just...

Yeah, it's OLH. WRT grade and length, I'm just going with Strava's numbers, using the "Bridge to Stop Sign" segment.

27 1/2 is good, but my all time best (20 years ago) was 24:45, so I've got a...
11-04-20, 09:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 486
Posted By genejockey

Point taken, but southbound, the two stop signs...

Point taken, but southbound, the two stop signs are across the top of "T" intersections, with bike lanes large enough to ride two up outside the fog line.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 6,819
Views: 96,730
Posted By genejockey

Towns and Villages in New York left me mystified...

Towns and Villages in New York left me mystified when I live in Ithaca.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 6,819
Views: 96,730
Posted By genejockey

Wait, you mean like order one entree and split...

Wait, you mean like order one entree and split that? That's MADNESS! Usually what happens is we each order what we want, then she tries to filch some of what I ordered, having tried it and found it...
11-01-20, 10:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,193
Posted By genejockey

The last sentence there tells you what you need. ...

The last sentence there tells you what you need. Not more power. Less air.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-20, 05:36 PM
Replies: 6,819
Views: 96,730
Posted By genejockey

"Time is an illusion. Lunchtime, doubly so." -...

"Time is an illusion. Lunchtime, doubly so." - Douglas Adams. (Way Above Average Doug)
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 6,819
Views: 96,730
Posted By genejockey

I used to have a full beard, from the age of 24...

I used to have a full beard, from the age of 24 to about 55 or so. I got rid of it when it had all turned white, to end the "Santa Claus" problem. Nowadays I shave about every 3rd day. Not because...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-20, 06:11 PM
Replies: 6,819
Views: 96,730
Posted By genejockey

For Bach? The bigger the better. Dad woke us...

For Bach? The bigger the better.

Dad woke us up every Sunday morning with Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, an old Columbia recording of E. Power Biggs, "Bach's Royal Instrument". Sounded pretty good...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-20, 04:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,554
Posted By genejockey

Bottom tier of Aeroad, which is STILL about...

Bottom tier of Aeroad, which is STILL about $4400. For $6000, with the CF SLX 8 DI2, you get fully hidden cabling.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-20, 01:18 PM
Replies: 6,819
Views: 96,730
Posted By genejockey

Okay, so I mentioned a while back that my HR...

Okay, so I mentioned a while back that my HR zones seem to have shifted a lot, like RHR dropping down to the 41-43 range from 47-49, and perceived Lactate Threshold dropping from 164 to 159. Well,...
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