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Forum: Road Cycling
02-07-23, 04:53 PM
Replies: 4,675
Views: 62,542
Posted By genejockey

Full Winnie the Pooh.

Full Winnie the Pooh.
02-07-23, 04:48 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 2,465
Posted By genejockey

It doesn't even mean it won't happen to him...

It doesn't even mean it won't happen to him TOMORROW. Probably not, but the probability is nonzero.
02-07-23, 04:26 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 2,465
Posted By genejockey

Ahem.

Ahem.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-07-23, 03:39 PM
Replies: 4,675
Views: 62,542
Posted By genejockey

Let's say you buy a $1000 Chinese carbon frame....

Let's say you buy a $1000 Chinese carbon frame. How much does it cost to outfit it with the newest 105 Di2? About $1900 - almost double the price of the frame!

Now, let's say you buy a $8500...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-07-23, 03:18 PM
Replies: 4,675
Views: 62,542
Posted By genejockey

What, do you mean often - frequently? Or orphan -...

What, do you mean often - frequently? Or orphan - a child who has lost his parents?
https://youtu.be/yu5WjoHd_7U?t=52
02-07-23, 10:28 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 2,465
Posted By genejockey

A used carbon seatpost of unknown history, ridden...

A used carbon seatpost of unknown history, ridden for a time WAY past the minimum insertion by somebody who weighs about 270, and is over 6' tall, in a 47cm bike, then swapped to another bike and...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-07-23, 10:07 AM
Replies: 4,675
Views: 62,542
Posted By genejockey

Dude, that's you in AUGUST.

Dude, that's you in AUGUST.
02-06-23, 08:38 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 2,465
Posted By genejockey

Big Carbon suppresses it.

Big Carbon suppresses it.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-23, 06:38 PM
Replies: 4,675
Views: 62,542
Posted By genejockey

Which is why, old fart that I am, I always print...

Which is why, old fart that I am, I always print it out. Too many times when my phone decides suddenly that it needs a rest.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-23, 12:19 PM
Replies: 4,675
Views: 62,542
Posted By genejockey

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-23, 06:00 PM
Replies: 4,675
Views: 62,542
Posted By genejockey

Nope.

Nope.
02-04-23, 03:19 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 11,589
Posted By genejockey

Yeah, calling off the C&V ride was definitely the...

Yeah, calling off the C&V ride was definitely the right call....
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(I took my...
02-04-23, 10:06 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 11,589
Posted By genejockey

Why get a little wet when you can get completely...

Why get a little wet when you can get completely submerged, eh? ;)

Yeah, the road's still wet here. :(

Let's try again in March. Ride canceled.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-03-23, 03:13 PM
Replies: 387
Views: 57,504
Posted By genejockey

If that were so great, people would still be...

If that were so great, people would still be doing it, because they'd be winning over other riders who weren't. Think of racing as analogous to Natural Selection - that which gives advantage is...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-02-23, 05:29 PM
Replies: 4,675
Views: 62,542
Posted By genejockey

This afternoon, I'm sitting at my desk, figuring...

This afternoon, I'm sitting at my desk, figuring out how to import a really cool dataset in a format that has heretofore given me problems. Suddenly, my phone goes *PING*, and I look and there's a...
02-02-23, 04:51 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 8,142
Posted By genejockey

I think I spotted the first ones in Portola...

I think I spotted the first ones in Portola Valley, on Deer Creek Road on the 22nd of January. No pics, however. But I did snap a pic of some Jonquils in San Mateo on the 2nd of January! That...
02-02-23, 04:00 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,018
Posted By genejockey

That's not sweat stains. You can't dye leather...

That's not sweat stains. You can't dye leather white, so white leather is actually painted white. The paint wears off where it's rubbed by my ginormous guads. Where my arse sits, it's still white.
02-02-23, 02:37 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,018
Posted By genejockey

Besides, what OTHER color would you use with a...

Besides, what OTHER color would you use with a red bike with bright alloy kit?
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Forum: Road Cycling
02-02-23, 12:05 PM
Replies: 4,675
Views: 62,542
Posted By genejockey

Clickbait-y title to an email: "Twelve Wines...

Clickbait-y title to an email: "Twelve Wines Under $20 That Are Veritable Steals"

I thought, "ALL wines that are LITERAL steals are under $20."
Forum: Road Cycling
02-01-23, 01:10 PM
Replies: 4,675
Views: 62,542
Posted By genejockey

Blink 3 times if you're under duress...

Blink 3 times if you're under duress...
02-01-23, 12:36 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 11,589
Posted By genejockey

I know, right? I don't pay these prices to end...

I know, right? I don't pay these prices to end up rained out all the time!

Speaking of which, we're coming up on another First Saturday! Weather Underground says "PM Showers", so we might be...
01-31-23, 08:35 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,018
Posted By genejockey

I think y'all are talking about Fizik MicroTEX,...

I think y'all are talking about Fizik MicroTEX, not MicroFIBER. AFAICT, there is no such animal as the latter.

Bethatasitmay, the Microtex Classic is The Good Stuff. I put on all my bikes, as...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-23, 03:29 PM
Replies: 4,675
Views: 62,542
Posted By genejockey

I put a -17 degree stem on the Bianchi, when I ws...

I put a -17 degree stem on the Bianchi, when I ws dropping from a 120mm to a 110. I tried a -12, but the bar was too high....
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-23, 03:18 PM
Replies: 4,675
Views: 62,542
Posted By genejockey

Every time I see that thing, I picture sliding...

Every time I see that thing, I picture sliding off that saddle and slamming my sternum into the smokestack above the stem.
01-31-23, 12:39 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 3,225
Posted By genejockey

Every so often when I get a PR, I check my age...

Every so often when I get a PR, I check my age group, and discover just how many of the old guys around here are faster than me. Then I check my weight group, and discover just how many of the fat...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-23, 09:13 PM
Replies: 4,675
Views: 62,542
Posted By genejockey

I'm always afraid if I make a warranty claim on...

I'm always afraid if I make a warranty claim on something expensive with a lifetime warranty that it might be cheaper for the company to kill me than fix it.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-23, 09:12 PM
Replies: 4,675
Views: 62,542
Posted By genejockey

"I can eat fifty eggs" "Nobody can eat afford...

"I can eat fifty eggs"
"Nobody can eat afford 50 eggs."
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01-30-23, 04:41 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 3,225
Posted By genejockey

The thing about this route is that there are no...

The thing about this route is that there are no stop lights, and only about 9 stop signs and those rarely have cars stacked up. I was riding at the same time of day, after the winter rains ended but...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-23, 04:27 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 901
Posted By genejockey

I got into cycling as an indirect result of us...

I got into cycling as an indirect result of us having kids. When The Older Boy was about 3 or 4, I was at a park playing chase with him, and found myself getting winded. "Cripes! I'm only 38!" I...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-23, 03:25 PM
Replies: 4,675
Views: 62,542
Posted By genejockey

Reminds me of a tweet I saw last week: "Back...

Reminds me of a tweet I saw last week:
"Back in my day, we had so much toilet paper and eggs we used to throw them at the houses of our enemies"
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-23, 02:32 PM
Replies: 4,675
Views: 62,542
Posted By genejockey

"That'll be your accomplice in the wood chipper...

"That'll be your accomplice in the wood chipper snow blower, then?"
01-29-23, 02:21 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,574
Posted By genejockey

Stack will tell you whether you can get the bars...

Stack will tell you whether you can get the bars at the same height without a crapload of spacers. Reach will tell you whether you can put the bars the same distance away without resorting to an...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-23, 05:34 PM
Replies: 4,675
Views: 62,542
Posted By genejockey

Life doesn't provide us with black-and-white...

Life doesn't provide us with black-and-white situations, or with people who are all good or all evil. He was your friend. You had a history with him. Shared experiences, etc. You can grieve for...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-23, 11:33 AM
Replies: 4,675
Views: 62,542
Posted By genejockey

You need a quart of mineral spirits and a couple...

You need a quart of mineral spirits and a couple jars!
01-27-23, 05:57 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 3,225
Posted By genejockey

In my business (Biotech), by this time the VCs...

In my business (Biotech), by this time the VCs would have pumped and dumped already, leaving the institutional investors to hound management for The Next Big Thing.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-23, 03:39 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 9,614
Posted By genejockey

Oh, my! That's pretty! And still looks...

Oh, my! That's pretty! And still looks purposeful.
01-27-23, 03:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 452
Posted By genejockey

My experience has been otherwise. The saddle my...

My experience has been otherwise. The saddle my Canyon came with, for example, comes from a good company (Selle Italia), but 10 miles on it was torture. It was built for somebody else's bum. But...
01-27-23, 03:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,066
Posted By genejockey

Assuming you use garden hose for cable...

Assuming you use garden hose for cable housing...:roflmao2:
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-23, 01:33 PM
Replies: 4,675
Views: 62,542
Posted By genejockey

Confidence in your equipment is such an important...

Confidence in your equipment is such an important thing. Even things like getting a couple flats weeks before can dampen my enthusiasm, because it's always in the back of your mind. I feel...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-23, 11:00 AM
Replies: 4,675
Views: 62,542
Posted By genejockey

The suburb where we live now was designed before...

The suburb where we live now was designed before WWII and built immediately after - our house went up in '46. At that point, they still built around walking, and transit. So there's a shopping center...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-23, 07:12 PM
Replies: 4,675
Views: 62,542
Posted By genejockey

I still stare at and admire bikes I've had for...

I still stare at and admire bikes I've had for >25 years. Is it the SOLE thing that motivates me? No. But on any given Saturday, I find myself thinking about the bike I'm going to ride, going down...
01-26-23, 05:59 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 3,225
Posted By genejockey

They're suffering the same thing that happens to...

They're suffering the same thing that happens to any number of companies that start out free, "to build a user base", but then reach the point where they need to bring in money. Many a company has...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-23, 05:56 PM
Replies: 4,675
Views: 62,542
Posted By genejockey

Throw them in the pool and look for bubbles.

Throw them in the pool and look for bubbles.
01-26-23, 03:31 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 3,225
Posted By genejockey

3.5% unemployment and 2.6% annual GDP growth...

3.5% unemployment and 2.6% annual GDP growth isn't even remotely a "recession".
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-23, 01:16 PM
Replies: 4,675
Views: 62,542
Posted By genejockey

That's the best way to choose a bike, new or...

That's the best way to choose a bike, new or vintage. If a bike doesn't speak to you, will you even ride it?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-23, 01:15 PM
Replies: 4,675
Views: 62,542
Posted By genejockey

It sounds like the sort of story you tell your...

It sounds like the sort of story you tell your Mom after you do something stupid.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-23, 01:04 PM
Replies: 4,675
Views: 62,542
Posted By genejockey

I imagine many of us who had bb guns BITD...

I imagine many of us who had bb guns BITD experienced getting hit in the face with a bb from shooting at something too close and too hard.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-23, 12:33 PM
Replies: 4,675
Views: 62,542
Posted By genejockey

And some are absolutely bonkers but boring...

And some are absolutely bonkers but boring because they are going back over well-trodden ground.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-23, 10:07 AM
Replies: 4,675
Views: 62,542
Posted By genejockey

That one guy, though - I actually gave up. Horse...

That one guy, though - I actually gave up. Horse to water, and all that.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-23, 08:59 PM
Replies: 4,675
Views: 62,542
Posted By genejockey

"**** 'em if they can't take a joke."

"**** 'em if they can't take a joke."
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