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    [–] How tall are you, and what size frame do you ride? JayTheFordMan 1 points ago in bicycling

    Yeah, fair point. I have short legs and long torso/arms, so a smaller frame with longer stem seems to work. I have ridden 60cm frames, but are not the most comfy, but I can fit a 56 alright if I am wanting a more aggressive setup. Horses for courses ;)

    [–] How tall are you, and what size frame do you ride? JayTheFordMan 1 points ago in bicycling

    Fuck me, I'm 6'3" and ride a 58. You must have some baby stem.

    [–] What makes *you* feel empowered? JayTheFordMan 3 points ago in MensLib

    I don't know about you, but this idea of masculinity defined as having power over someone else is patent horseshit. Never in my life has this idea has been expressed to me, nor do I even believe it is a real thing, unless it comes from a sociopath/psychopath.

    Perhaps there is confusion here between competition , something that is naturally masculine, where this has been made 'toxic' where it's seen as dominance heirarchy. I would agree that taken to extreme it can be toxic, but as a whole competition generates many of the good things that come out of society. Bottom line, I cringe when a woman points to make competitive spirit and claims it as toxic, refusing to acknowledge the good.

    [–] [Recommendations] Looking for really long stem (140-50mm) with a high degree of tilt JayTheFordMan 5 points ago in bicycling

    With that stem its gonna handle like an ugly POS.

    Seriously, go buy the right size frame. Compromises in fit always end in tears.

    [–] NBD: Canyon Ultimate CF SLX Disc 8.0 Di2 JayTheFordMan 1 points ago in bicycling

    I need this in my life.

    Cosmics are good, though I would have chosen some lighter carbons. But hey, each to their own :)

    [–] Group calls for free movement between Canada, U.K., Australia and New Zealand. JayTheFordMan 3 points ago in worldnews

    Aussie here, with Canadian Wife

    I agree with you here.

    I have Canadian Residency, Though we questioned the merit of such when we were in Toronto this Christmas just past. Daughter loved the snow, but was not a fan of that cold. Fuck it was harsh.

    [–] "No, I'm not going to kindergarten, ever in my life." JayTheFordMan 2 points ago in videos

    Ha, my daughter declared she didn't need to go to school, she knew everything already.

    [–] Women in STEM JayTheFordMan 6 points ago in TwoXChromosomes

    I would say so. Wannabe intellectuals and egos, always looking for a way of being superior. Pretty fragile methinks

    [–] Dead lifting for taller guys? JayTheFordMan 3 points ago in Fitness

    Yeah, its a bit harder to drive the bigger weights, but that's offset by the greater engagement of the legs, which I actually like. My squats suck because of my long torso, so I tend to look towards deadlifts as a partial compensation ;)

    But yeah, sometimes you got to take a hit to allow good form, oh so critical with us lankies.

    [–] Dead lifting for taller guys? JayTheFordMan 5 points ago in Fitness

    6'3" here, took me a long time to get my deadlift form on point. Biggest shift for me was to do what has been mentioned before, a 'clean deadlift', which allows you to get low enough and engage the core and back properly to maintain form. Its a little harder to drive bigger weights, but its a good way to get it going.

    Another option of course is to raise the bar a little to start, which is certainly a fair way to go. I do not think its a limiting factor

    [–] Women in STEM JayTheFordMan 20 points ago in TwoXChromosomes

    As a man in STEM I'm thinking who the fuck are these dinosaurs doing and saying shit like that. I mean seriously!? That said, you get some dickheads in STEM, and I'm sorry you found them. It shows their ignorance and exceedingly poor behaviour

    [–] High school girl here. Sexual harassment is rampant. JayTheFordMan 1 points ago in TwoXChromosomes

    Teenage boys are the worst! Hormones and immaturity is a pretty bad combination. No excuse however, you are well.right to call them out on it

    [–] Guys, how has working out changed your life? JayTheFordMan 1 points ago in AskMen

    47 yr old dude here, weights have been an on and off thing over my life, but once I hit 40 they have been the difference between living and feeling like I can still handle everything life had. I cycle and I lift for strength, and I feel really good, like I'm 30 again, and Im gonna live good for a long time.

    I've been unfit, and I'll tell you the world is a lot better if you be fit and keep strong. Do what you need to make it happen

    [–] What took you too long to figure out? JayTheFordMan 1 points ago in AskReddit

    That I have issues stemming from childhood that has fundamentally left me with issues that makes relationships functionally difficult. Divorce and small social circle being the impact

    [–] What do you think are examples of female oppression? JayTheFordMan 0 points ago in AskWomen

    Just because I check out the moaning from that side, doesn't mean I agree with all of it either.

    I sit somewhere in the middle, and while I acknowledge that Men tend to dominate higher power positions, I don't necessarily think the reason is as simple as 'oppression and 'patriarchy' as men also dominate in the lower echelons of society, as there is more at play that the simple game of 'women must be kept down'. Equality of opportunity (which you all have) doesn't mean you get equality of outcome. I understand fully, and as I have mentioned I have a Daughter and I have made it the reason I understand whats up. But, I am not going to tell her that the world is against her, that's patently untrue in the west, as a Victim is not what she needs to be. She will be told that the world is a competition but she has every right and ability to go for whatever she wishes to do. And I will back her up to the hilt to do so.