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09-21-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 490
Posted By Toadmeister

Women will want you, and other men will want to...

Women will want you, and other men will want to be you!

joking aside, the almost 2 extra hours of cardio and fresh air has more benefits than I can list. You may also go through an initial...
09-19-20, 09:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 245
Posted By Toadmeister

[/size] A question Iíve become fond of...

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A question Iíve become fond of asking is, ďwould you rather be fast or would you rather be comfortable?Ē

If a 2x or 3X gets you the wide range And low gearing needed for touring, than...
09-18-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 245
Posted By Toadmeister

I, 6í4Ē 270 and test rode the Sutra LTD last...

I, 6í4Ē 270 and test rode the Sutra LTD last year. Really liked it and the 1x11 drivetrain over the touring version your considering.

Ability to run 50mm wide tires is a BIG benefit for...
09-13-20, 05:22 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,478
Posted By Toadmeister

A gravel bike has also been a bit of a Goldilocks...

A gravel bike has also been a bit of a Goldilocks bike for me:

Road bike- too uncomfortable (position, vibration). Skinny tires I can’t take off-road. I’m not trying to be Lance Armstrong.
...
09-13-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,478
Posted By Toadmeister

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

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09-12-20, 10:44 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,478
Posted By Toadmeister

GrAvel bike is just a name. Something like ďall...

GrAvel bike is just a name. Something like ďall road bikeĒ might be a better description but doesnít sound as sexy.

Gravel racing and events are also a nice grass-roots change from the highly...
09-03-20, 07:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 510
Posted By Toadmeister

you've just outed yourself as a seat sniffer....

you've just outed yourself as a seat sniffer....
08-26-20, 05:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 854
Posted By Toadmeister

sounds like there a bigger story here...

sounds like there a bigger story here...
08-25-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,294
Posted By Toadmeister

thats funny, they told me the same thing!

thats funny, they told me the same thing!
08-25-20, 06:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 612
Posted By Toadmeister

not a big deal and probably the least of your...

not a big deal and probably the least of your problems.
08-16-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,183
Posted By Toadmeister

Well described. My bachelor's degree is in...

Well described. My bachelor's degree is in composites with an emphasis on laminate analysis. My background in vibration is less educational and more industrial but from personal experience I concur...
08-14-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,183
Posted By Toadmeister

As a 6’4” 270# Clydesdale, I hesitate to invest $...

As a 6’4” 270# Clydesdale, I hesitate to invest $ in a carbon frame when my body's mass is literally the Elephant in the room :speedy: saving 2-15 lbs on a frame is insignificant for me.

As such...
08-12-20, 09:02 PM
08-12-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,547
Posted By Toadmeister

Everything causes cancer. Especially in...

Everything causes cancer. Especially in California apparently...
08-07-20, 07:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,062
Posted By Toadmeister

Cool stretch! I tried it and it feels good, felt...

Cool stretch! I tried it and it feels good, felt the scapula, shoulder and elbow muscles stretched and relieved.
08-04-20, 07:20 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,464
Posted By Toadmeister

The sand was unusual in a low creek bottom. At...

The sand was unusual in a low creek bottom. At some point the creek overflowed and deposited sand at the low point. Literally a sandtrap! Cruising downhill around 30mph and shaded by some trees...
07-31-20, 06:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 892
Posted By Toadmeister

It’s all about looking good bro...

It’s all about looking good bro...
07-15-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,211
Posted By Toadmeister

I tend to look like someone from Mad Max the Road...

I tend to look like someone from Mad Max the Road Warrior on my bike. So yeah. I need to add spikes and a Mohawk.
07-14-20, 05:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,607
Posted By Toadmeister

44C? WOW! Thatís hot. consider going at...

44C? WOW! Thatís hot.

consider going at sunrise to keep temp exposure reasonable.
07-14-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,607
Posted By Toadmeister

I would recommend not being concerned with speed....

I would recommend not being concerned with speed. Instead focus on comfort and time outdoors enjoying your ride.

in time you’ll want to do more, further, longer, and faster.
07-10-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,465
Posted By Toadmeister

hard to interpret you as not trolling and...

hard to interpret you as not trolling and stirring the pot where not needed.
07-09-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 430
Posted By Toadmeister

To crush your enemies! See them driven before...

To crush your enemies!
See them driven before you!
And hear the lamentations of their women!

...
07-07-20, 05:04 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,465
Posted By Toadmeister

LOL. Guess Iím too old school and married. ...

LOL. Guess Iím too old school and married.

Had an in-law who cheated on their spouse with someone they met in a cycling group. When sweaty spandex people get together to breathe hard, things...
07-05-20, 02:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 769
Posted By Toadmeister

Same here. I finally had my C6-7 fused last year...

Same here. I finally had my C6-7 fused last year and Iím a better place now. I also purchased a more comfortable gravel/adventure bike. Steel frame, Carbon fork 40mm tubeless tires. This...
07-02-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,040
Posted By Toadmeister

Physics time kids ...

Physics time kids

https://www.ducksters.com/science/physics/potential_energy.php
...
07-01-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 992
Posted By Toadmeister

Tangentially, your body position also changes...

Tangentially, your body position also changes when moving your hands around. Change is good over long days in the saddle from your neck position to shifting around your family jewels.

Besides...
06-10-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 868
Posted By Toadmeister

If the wife approved 2 bikes, GET THEM BOTH! ...

If the wife approved 2 bikes, GET THEM BOTH!

I also do maintenance for both my bikes, my wife's, and kids. Worth the price of admission!
05-31-20, 06:24 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 10,063
Posted By Toadmeister

Exceeded my goal of 300 miles this month. ...

Exceeded my goal of 300 miles this month. Didn't loose weight however....
05-30-20, 09:42 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,134
Posted By Toadmeister

UPDATE! Completed a 58 mile gravel ride today, no...

UPDATE! Completed a 58 mile gravel ride today, no problemS!

except the nail in the rear tire, but that was quickly remedied. Tubeless and sealant did it’s job!
05-27-20, 06:35 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,134
Posted By Toadmeister

Got it all back together, holding great and I'm...

Got it all back together, holding great and I'm probably putting more stress on it working on it than I will riding with it.

Went up and down the block a bit, seems fine. Got some more fine...
05-25-20, 07:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 891
Posted By Toadmeister

thats been my experience lately too. Amazon is...

thats been my experience lately too. Amazon is getting enough business and I’d prefer to buy from a smaller bike shop or individual selling slightly used good components who can drop it in the mail...
05-22-20, 07:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,144
Posted By Toadmeister

I have moved into 1x11 gearsets and it's...

I have moved into 1x11 gearsets and it's beautiful. Not sure I'll ever go back. Maybe forward to a 1x12.
05-19-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,614
Posted By Toadmeister

And knowing is half the battle. Toads...

And knowing is half the battle.


Toads rule!
05-16-20, 08:34 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 10,063
Posted By Toadmeister

As my miles go up, so is my weight as I’ve been...

As my miles go up, so is my weight as I’ve been hungry!

had a real bummer today, bike tipped over and broke my derailuer hanger! Ordering a new one from LBS but it could be a week.

time to...
05-14-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,645
Posted By Toadmeister

Your right, my bad. I'll go back to bed :)

Your right, my bad. I'll go back to bed :)
05-14-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,645
Posted By Toadmeister

EDIT-DELETED. my bad. .

EDIT-DELETED. my bad.

.
05-13-20, 07:34 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 10,063
Posted By Toadmeister

300 miles is this months goal. Half way there...

300 miles is this months goal. Half way there already. Got 2 weeks off work Now so riding whenever it’s sunny out.

Did a 42 mile ride yesterday and was WIPED OUT today. Wasn’t an overly...
Forum: Touring
05-13-20, 07:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,880
Posted By Toadmeister

Just because I rode it the other day, LaCrosse,...

Just because I rode it the other day, LaCrosse, WI,

There used to be only the single Cass St. bridge but they added a brother a few years back. Nice ride from LaCrescent MN across the river.
...
05-12-20, 10:03 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,645
Posted By Toadmeister

Plastic is an extremely generic name, sometimes...

Plastic is an extremely generic name, sometimes called “polymers” or “resins”. The name plastics is usually reserved for cheaper consumer goods That are recyclable, but it’s a blurred line. The...
05-10-20, 12:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,002
Posted By Toadmeister

Made the Kessel run in 12 parsecs fast?

Made the Kessel run in 12 parsecs fast?
05-10-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,636
Posted By Toadmeister

One of my lessons learned from this pandemic is...

One of my lessons learned from this pandemic is to buy local. Even better if domestically manufactured.
05-06-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 24,257
Posted By Toadmeister

Jamis Renegade ...

Jamis Renegade
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Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-20, 06:06 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 14,192
Posted By Toadmeister

I always carry wet whipes. Besides your ass,...

I always carry wet whipes. Besides your ass, plenty of other uses.
05-04-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,163
Posted By Toadmeister

Tacoenthusiest was being sarcastic. Go back and...

Tacoenthusiest was being sarcastic. Go back and re-read it in your best Nazi accent and laugh.

"Papers pleeze!"
04-19-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,757
Posted By Toadmeister

your my twin now at your height and weight! ...

your my twin now at your height and weight! Would be fun to ride with my twin, you live round NE Iowa?
04-11-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 377
Posted By Toadmeister

OP, not sure what your point is other than that...

OP, not sure what your point is other than that water is wet.

High quality starts by defining the specifications than having the management, training, procedures, processes and inspection in place...
04-02-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 231
Posted By Toadmeister

turned out all good, thanks!

turned out all good, thanks!
04-01-20, 08:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,510
Posted By Toadmeister

I ride a 2019 Jamis Renegade Exploit with a 1x11...

I ride a 2019 Jamis Renegade Exploit with a 1x11 and love it. Steel frame, carbon fork, 40mm Donally Explor at 40psi, smoothest ride Iíve ever had.
Forum: Touring
03-20-20, 10:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,696
Posted By Toadmeister

Update: fit up the Tubus Tera today with no...

Update: fit up the Tubus Tera today with no problems. Ordered some Ortieb packs for it.
Forum: Touring
03-17-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,696
Posted By Toadmeister

Thanks for everyone's input. No ordered the...

Thanks for everyone's input. No ordered the Tubus Tara from an area shop and will report back how it goes.
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