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02-26-19, 01:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,442
Posted By genejockey

Finally had a dry Sunday to try out the new road...

Finally had a dry Sunday to try out the new road over the dam! Much like the old one. Only problem is that CalTrans has not done anything to repair the road surface on 35 from Bunker Hill to 92, so...
02-24-14, 08:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,296
Posted By genejockey

Spinning at a high cadence takes practice, but I...

Spinning at a high cadence takes practice, but I much prefer it. I find I can go farther, and faster at high cadence.

I started by getting a computer with a cadence sensor, then just gradually...
01-09-14, 10:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,917
Posted By genejockey

Not enough information about the rider to know. ...

Not enough information about the rider to know. What is stiff enough for a 210#6 footer could be a noodle under a 300# 6'6" Clyde.

But if you rode it, and REALLY stomped it a couple times, and...
01-06-14, 07:08 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,415
Posted By genejockey

I'm up ~5# from my low, before Thanksgiving. My...

I'm up ~5# from my low, before Thanksgiving. My biggest issues have been finding time to ride - I skipped 2 out of 5 Sunday long rides in December, and haven't done a midweek ride since mid-November...
12-20-13, 06:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,718
Posted By genejockey

"Well, yeah, usually. Sometimes we're more...

"Well, yeah, usually. Sometimes we're more adventurous." :lol:
12-17-13, 07:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,627
Posted By genejockey

Always bring food. Just don't eat it unless you...

Always bring food. Just don't eat it unless you feel the need. YOu may not ever need it, but the time you do, and don't have it, you'll regret it.

I have found that when it's warmer, i.e....
12-11-13, 12:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 821
Posted By genejockey

I haven't tried videos. I use the B52s first...

I haven't tried videos. I use the B52s first album, played really loud. Lasts about 40 minutes, and it's all I can do to keep my HR >120 for that time.
12-05-13, 12:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,026
Posted By genejockey

The possible routes home from that point all...

The possible routes home from that point all feature 5 minute climbs in the 7-9% range, so I needed to be in a lower gear than 39 x 15, but if I lived somewhere flatter, that would also have been an...
12-05-13, 12:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,026
Posted By genejockey

The way you'd expect - lack of preventive...

The way you'd expect - lack of preventive maintenance! I'd ridden that bike through a wet winter and not redone the cables since it was new.
12-05-13, 09:53 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,026
Posted By genejockey

I never broke a chain, but I once broke a rear...

I never broke a chain, but I once broke a rear derailleur cable 8 miles from home in the pre-cell phone era. Luckily the multitool I had included a chain tool, so I opened the chain, pulled it off...
12-03-13, 10:31 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,224
Posted By genejockey

Alcohol consumption statistics...

Alcohol consumption statistics...
12-02-13, 01:00 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,415
Posted By genejockey

I had avoided the scale since Tuesday, so when I...

I had avoided the scale since Tuesday, so when I saw the same number on Sunday's pre-ride check that I saw the previous Sunday, I was pleased.

One thing that helps is having two boys in their...
12-02-13, 12:44 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,224
Posted By genejockey

Yes, I absolutely do. Sure, AT THE MARGINS,...

Yes, I absolutely do. Sure, AT THE MARGINS, there will always be the alcoholic women who drink throughout pregnancy, but they're not the ones having the Autistic and ASD children. If it were...
11-30-13, 06:23 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,224
Posted By genejockey

Problem with that is that it's only the last...

Problem with that is that it's only the last 20-30 years that women stopped drinking during pregnancy. Before that - when autism rates were lower - women drank right through pregnancy. And smoked,...
11-28-13, 12:21 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,224
Posted By genejockey

It's a reasonable inference from your statement.

It's a reasonable inference from your statement.
11-27-13, 10:50 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,224
Posted By genejockey

And, frankly, a lot of kids who would previously...

And, frankly, a lot of kids who would previously have been diagnosed as 'That Kid Is Weird' are now diagnosed as ASD. My older son has ASD, and I KNOW that had he grown up when I did, he'd have been...
11-27-13, 10:34 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,224
Posted By genejockey

It's fuel, not poison. It exists naturally in...

It's fuel, not poison. It exists naturally in any number of healthy foods like fruit. An appropriate amount is that amount which does not exceed your need for fuel, in a diet that provides all the...
11-27-13, 10:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,324
Posted By genejockey

If you take #3...

If you take #3 (http://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=3) , at the top of OLH, you have two choices. Turn right, and follow 35 north about 2 miles to Skylonda. It's wide,...
11-26-13, 07:47 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,652
Posted By genejockey

I think he definitively proved that you shouldn't...

I think he definitively proved that you shouldn't do what pretty much everyone tells you not to, regardless of brake system.
11-26-13, 04:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,324
Posted By genejockey

Number 3. Both 92 and 84 have WAY too much...

Number 3.

Both 92 and 84 have WAY too much car traffic to be comfortable as climbs. Don't let OLH scare you. Yes, it's got some steep pitches, but overall it's even doable by old fat guys...
11-26-13, 01:16 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,224
Posted By genejockey

No, you missed the point. billh mentioned...

No, you missed the point.

billh mentioned enantiomers and pondered whether this had anything to do with HFCS. I pointed out that both the fructose and the glucose in HFCS ARE the natural...
11-26-13, 12:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,652
Posted By genejockey

My suggestion would be to find places with...

My suggestion would be to find places with similar grades and practice coming to a complete stop.

One comment you made earlier I found curious - that you'd replaced your REAR pads but not the...
11-25-13, 08:20 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,637
Posted By genejockey

In every sport or hobby I've taken part in,...

In every sport or hobby I've taken part in, there's always an anti-gadget crowd that eschews the Latest Thing. And some of them start getting all snooty about how those who use those gadgets aren't...
11-25-13, 04:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,652
Posted By genejockey

Unknown curves on a descent can freak you right...

Unknown curves on a descent can freak you right the hell out!

Sometimes they really deserve the freak out. There's one near me, on a road I don't ride much, which doesn't look bad at first...
11-22-13, 09:30 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,637
Posted By genejockey

No, but you did set up a false dichotomy, which...

No, but you did set up a false dichotomy, which most of us pointed out to you.
11-21-13, 12:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,664
Posted By genejockey

That seems ridiculously high. According to the...

That seems ridiculously high. According to the calculator, a 6'5", 300 lb rider putting out 700 watts should average 26 mph on a flat road in still conditions. 900W would be 28 mph. If you can put...
11-18-13, 12:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,652
Posted By genejockey

Descending a road you don't know, especially when...

Descending a road you don't know, especially when you're not practiced at descending, can be terrifying and/or humiliating. There are lots of hills around here, but there's also lots of riding you...
11-14-13, 02:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 780
Posted By genejockey

The power advantage, yeah. There's an online...

The power advantage, yeah. There's an online power calculator somebody made for local climbs, where you input your weight, the time you took and the climb you did. I calculated the power output my...
11-14-13, 10:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 780
Posted By genejockey

Having a 18 lb, a 21 lb, and a 23 lb bike, I can...

Having a 18 lb, a 21 lb, and a 23 lb bike, I can tell you there is a discernable difference, especially when climbing. Yeah, weight makes a difference, and spoke count makes a difference in...
11-13-13, 02:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,100
Posted By genejockey

In other words, "I'll sleep when I'm dead, which...

In other words, "I'll sleep when I'm dead, which should be... Oh, any time now!" ;)
11-12-13, 01:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,100
Posted By genejockey

The other thing that occurs to me is that a chest...

The other thing that occurs to me is that a chest cold can really drag on and take a considerable time to resolve completely, and then still leave you with 'twitchy' lungs. I got a nasty case of...
11-12-13, 12:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,123
Posted By genejockey

Don't believe the "220-age" formula for max HR. ...

Don't believe the "220-age" formula for max HR. It's nowhere near accurate. It would predict my max as 165, and I hit 175 routinely on longer hills with nothing like the feeling of hitting maxHR.
11-12-13, 12:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,100
Posted By genejockey

My experience with bonking was that it was...

My experience with bonking was that it was possible to keep going, but only just. My legs would just barely turn the pedals, and I felt stupid and unable to make decisions, and just overwhelmingly...
11-11-13, 01:13 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,637
Posted By genejockey

There's a difference between having the various...

There's a difference between having the various training aids and using them on the one hand, and obsessing over them on the other. I ride 3 times a week, 2 x ~1 hr rides midweek where I push really...
11-11-13, 11:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,116
Posted By genejockey

I've got 4000 trouble-free miles on White...

I've got 4000 trouble-free miles on White Industries hubs, 28/32 with Sapim 2.0/1.8/2.0 spokes and Velocity Fusion rims. They haven't needed truing since the build, and they've held my (then)225-240...
11-11-13, 10:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,429
Posted By genejockey

My Bianchi came with Fulcrum 5s, and they've been...

My Bianchi came with Fulcrum 5s, and they've been good for at least 4000 miles, mostly with me at >225. They do need truing now, though. Still, fairly low spoke count for almost 300 lbs. And if a...
11-11-13, 09:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,093
Posted By genejockey

I lucked out yesterday. Descending 84 from...

I lucked out yesterday. Descending 84 from Skylonda there was ONE car that came up behind me, and waited patiently till we hit one of the few straight, wide sections where I braked and swung over to...
11-08-13, 01:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 829
Posted By genejockey

I use one on WebMD, and input the exercise...

I use one on WebMD, and input the exercise calories from MapMyRide, but I make no attempt to balance them. I take the input calories pretty seriously, and try to keep below my suggested 2033/day on...
11-07-13, 05:59 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,402
Posted By genejockey

That's a difficult one. I can say with absolute...

That's a difficult one. I can say with absolute certainty that there's no way I could lose weight in that environment. My willpower is strictly an 'all or none' proposition, not an incremental one....
11-07-13, 12:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 574
Posted By genejockey

When I was 52, I shaved off the beard I'd had for...

When I was 52, I shaved off the beard I'd had for most of 30 years, because it was snowy white and made me look like Santa. Since then, whenever i go even one day without shaving, my wife complains...
11-07-13, 12:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,461
Posted By genejockey

Tootsie rolls. I ate a bunch of them the other...

Tootsie rolls. I ate a bunch of them the other night. Fortunately, I have 22 and 19 year old boys in the house, and the 19 year old has a bunch of similarly-aged guy friends over, so the surplus...
11-06-13, 07:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 598
Posted By genejockey

I've switched my midweek rides from after work to...

I've switched my midweek rides from after work to before work. Today I rediscovered that it's COLD! in the morning! Sure, 50 degrees isn't really that cold, but when you're used to riding in the...
11-06-13, 07:15 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,224
Posted By genejockey

No, the glucose and fructose in HFCS are the...

No, the glucose and fructose in HFCS are the natural enantiomers, so yeah, your body process them the same way.



Ever made Indian food? :lol:
11-04-13, 12:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 690
Posted By genejockey

There are a couple places where I ride where...

There are a couple places where I ride where there's some kind of interference. One time I was a the base of a climb, shedding extra layers, and I looked down at my HRM - 224 bpm!

"Holy Crap!"...
11-04-13, 11:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,064
Posted By genejockey

I always, always, always bring some kind of...

I always, always, always bring some kind of energy bar with me on rides, even the 1hr high intensity rides I've been doing after work. I bonked completely one time, having felt hungry at 16 miles...
11-03-13, 09:26 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 6,966
Posted By genejockey

Goal: 353 Actual: 326 BUT I set the goal...

Goal: 353
Actual: 326

BUT I set the goal high - it was calculated on doing 50 miles every Sunday and at least 16 twice during the week, and allowed for no 'slippage'. Sometimes, you gotta stay...
11-02-13, 10:06 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,224
Posted By genejockey

So, the LD50 is directly proportional to the size...

So, the LD50 is directly proportional to the size of the cage, eh? :lol:
11-01-13, 09:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,756
Posted By genejockey

I suspect the limiting factor in braking for road...

I suspect the limiting factor in braking for road bikes is not the brakes, but the contact patch. It really doesn't take all that much effort to skid the wheels, and that's more than you want. Disk...
10-31-13, 04:40 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,224
Posted By genejockey

Pseudoscientific thinking sells a lot of things,...

Pseudoscientific thinking sells a lot of things, as does the appeal to an imagined 'Golden Age', when everyone was slender and fit, and nobody got Type II Diabetes.

There's nothing INHERENTLY...
10-30-13, 10:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 836
Posted By genejockey

I've found that in the Bay Area, especially on...

I've found that in the Bay Area, especially on weekends, most riders don't wave. Too many other cyclists! It's different on weekday mornings and afternoons. I think it's a "We few, we happy few,...
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