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10-19-21, 06:30 AM
Replies: 3,031
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Posted By Hypno Toad

I've got 7 bikes, plus we share two tandems. Here...

I've got 7 bikes, plus we share two tandems. Here are the top two (by miles) for 2021:

On top of the rack is my new Bianchi Infinito (been saving up for this one for many years) - This bike has...
Forum: Fatbikes
10-18-21, 07:47 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 50,299
Posted By Hypno Toad

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Forum: Fatbikes
10-16-21, 07:12 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 148
Posted By Hypno Toad

Studded Fat Tire Review: Four Studded Fat Bike Tires That Will Crush It

https://www.singletracks.com/mtb-gear/four-studded-fat-bike-tires-that-will-crush-it-through-the-winter-review/
10-14-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,015
Posted By Hypno Toad

Ok ... it took me too long to get pictures and...

Ok ... it took me too long to get pictures and post them.

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10-14-21, 07:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 232
Posted By Hypno Toad

I'm a big fan of O2 Rainwear; I've had their...

I'm a big fan of O2 Rainwear; I've had their Calhoun pants (https://o2rainwear.com/2015/07/calhoun-pant/) for years and will buy them again when mine wear down. They were a favorite for daily...
10-13-21, 10:04 AM
Replies: 1,466
Views: 577,401
Posted By Hypno Toad

I have to post a couple more pictures from the...

I have to post a couple more pictures from the photographers at The Filthy 50 (https://the-filthy.com/)

Finish line smiles! Greeted by good friend, race organizer, and outstand human ... Trenton...
10-11-21, 07:08 AM
Replies: 1,466
Views: 577,401
Posted By Hypno Toad

We rode/raced The Filthy 50 ...

We rode/raced The Filthy 50 (https://the-filthy.com/)over the weekend, so much fun!

This was our first tandem gravel ride, our longest tandem ride (by a lot), Frau Toad's first gravel ride .......
10-10-21, 08:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 220
Posted By Hypno Toad

Gravel with a Tandem

This thread kinda belongs in two forums (Gravel & Tandem) ... But I put it here.

I've ridden more gravel miles than I can count, but yesterday was a leap into the unknown!

We got our Co Motion...
10-07-21, 04:22 PM
Replies: 1,466
Views: 577,401
Posted By Hypno Toad

A picture of a couple happy tandems ... 😁 ...

A picture of a couple happy tandems ... 😁

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I'll add of...
10-07-21, 07:50 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,383
Posted By Hypno Toad

We agree, trainer stats and IRL stats aren't the...

We agree, trainer stats and IRL stats aren't the same. My 10 mile ride at -20F isn't the same as my 10 mile ride in Watopia. My point is that we should not discount Zwift efforts just because it's on...
10-07-21, 06:40 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,383
Posted By Hypno Toad

Zwift miles are virtual miles, but that doesn't...

Zwift miles are virtual miles, but that doesn't make them easy miles .... Ride Report: vEveresting on Zwift & Coming Up Short ...
10-06-21, 01:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 179
Posted By Hypno Toad

A little duct tape and bailing wire ... actually...

A little duct tape and bailing wire ... actually a basic quarter turn mount.
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10-05-21, 01:31 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,383
Posted By Hypno Toad

I'm 52 years old ... from on VeloViewer, since I...

I'm 52 years old ... from on VeloViewer, since I started tracking rides with Strava, I'm riding 4,000 to 6,500 miles per year.
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09-23-21, 06:51 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,001
Posted By Hypno Toad

I didn't read all the posts in the thread (I'm...

I didn't read all the posts in the thread (I'm kinda lazy) ... so this might be repeating earlier posts:

Not all rail-trail 'gravel' is the same, so tires that work on 'your' rail-trail might not...
09-18-21, 03:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,204
Posted By Hypno Toad

UPDATE: We picked up the parts today ......

UPDATE: We picked up the parts today ... https://www.topeak.com/global/en/products/290-TRI-BackUp-Series/1006-TRI-BACKUP-ELITE And a B-RAD ...
09-17-21, 07:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,861
Posted By Hypno Toad

It's not PBP, but it's a DAMn long ride with a...

It's not PBP, but it's a DAMn long ride with a fatbike ... https://www.bikeforums.net/22195497-post28.html

Long story short: a fatbike can ride long distances too
09-15-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,861
Posted By Hypno Toad

IMHO 'sales' is actually 'marketing' and...

IMHO 'sales' is actually 'marketing' and marketing is all about gimmicks (but, there are some gimmicks that are truthful).

Basically, if you'd like to ride more than 30 miles, you'll likely be a...
09-13-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 38,559
Posted By Hypno Toad

Thank you! The Java handles like a dream!...

Thank you!

The Java handles like a dream! This captain is still working on tight turns, it's long and handles tight turns like the QE2, it's just a learning-curve (LOL).

It's running WTB...
09-12-21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 38,559
Posted By Hypno Toad

Finally! The stars aligned and we got our new Co...

Finally! The stars aligned and we got our new Co Motion Java out for a good ride!
...
09-03-21, 10:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,406
Posted By Hypno Toad

My Final DAMn edit is on YouTube ...

My Final DAMn edit is on YouTube

https://youtu.be/6m921C9FeCc
08-30-21, 07:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,015
Posted By Hypno Toad

We pick up our Java this weekend but didn't get a...

We pick up our Java this weekend but didn't get a great picture (cloudy weather) ... I'll post better picture in the coming days. The tri-colors are Lisa's favorite gems (sapphire, pink-ruby, and...
Forum: Fatbikes
08-26-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,349
Posted By Hypno Toad

Just wanna share that I rode 242 miles on a...

Just wanna share that I rode 242 miles on a Pugsley - https://www.bikeforums.net/22195497-post28.html - No issues/pains from the Q-factor

individual results may vary
08-22-21, 03:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,406
Posted By Hypno Toad

The Final DAMn ride report Bikes, Beers, and...

The Final DAMn ride report
Bikes, Beers, and Stuff I like: The Final DAMn - August 14, 2021 (http://bikesbeersstuff.blogspot.com/2021/08/the-final-damn-august-14-2021.html)
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Forum: Fatbikes
08-16-21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 11,158
Posted By Hypno Toad

The Final DAMn (https://the-damn.com/) ... after...

The Final DAMn (https://the-damn.com/) ... after all it's only a day across Minnesota.
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Forum: Fatbikes
08-16-21, 08:31 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 50,299
Posted By Hypno Toad

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Forum: Fatbikes
07-26-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 50,299
Posted By Hypno Toad

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06-30-21, 06:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 703
Posted By Hypno Toad

I typically bike to/from the blood bank ... never...

I typically bike to/from the blood bank ... never had an issue. I'll take it easy on the way home, keeping heart rate under 130. Next day, treat it like a recovery rider, get miles without big...
Forum: Fatbikes
06-28-21, 07:13 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 11,158
Posted By Hypno Toad

Yesterday was a good day - I raced the Freedhem...

Yesterday was a good day - I raced the Freedhem 76 and was the fastest fatbike!

Freedhem is a tiny town in central Minnesota, named by the Swedish settlers, Freedhem translates to "peaceful home"...
06-15-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,357
Posted By Hypno Toad

Way overdue update! Back in March I made my...

Way overdue update! Back in March I made my vEversting attempt (spoiler alert: it was a major fail). If you enjoy mediocre blog posts, this is for you:
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Forum: Fatbikes
06-11-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 50,299
Posted By Hypno Toad

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06-08-21, 11:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 519
Posted By Hypno Toad

It's easy to ask, but getting a helpful reply ......

It's easy to ask, but getting a helpful reply ... that's the hard part.
Forum: Fatbikes
05-27-21, 06:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,243
Posted By Hypno Toad

I feel honored to be mentioned in the OP of this...

I feel honored to be mentioned in the OP of this thread :love:

To your point, the drop-bars on my Pug have limits and soft conditions is the number one limit. Soft/deep snow is hard to handle....
05-19-21, 07:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,104
Posted By Hypno Toad

This is why I come to BF ... I get stuck in a rut...

This is why I come to BF ... I get stuck in a rut thinking of one solution (gravel tires) and totally forget to think about CX tires. Thank you for the great tire options!!

I might go tubeless,...
05-16-21, 08:18 PM
Replies: 4,169
Views: 638,877
Posted By Hypno Toad

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05-07-21, 07:35 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,322
Posted By Hypno Toad

I'm gonna revisit this silly project this summer....

I'm gonna revisit this silly project this summer. I've added (and retired) a bike since this origianal post back in 2016. I'm up to 600+ rides on this segment, but it's no longer on my daily...
05-05-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 785
Posted By Hypno Toad

The shop had this same bike, in my size, in...

The shop had this same bike, in my size, in stealth black ... I love the color on any other brand of bike. BUT BIANCHI MUST BE CELESTE! :love:
05-05-21, 06:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 785
Posted By Hypno Toad

That was totally worth the wait! This bike is so...

That was totally worth the wait! This bike is so nice and serious upgrade from what I've had. If your interested, Grand Performance (https://www.gpbicycles.com/) is an outstanding Bianchi dealer in...
05-04-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 785
Posted By Hypno Toad

New Bike Day - SO DISTRACTED!

I placed an order for a new bike back in January, expecting it to arrive in March, but COVID-World makes everything slower. I got a call last night that the shop has my bike built and I set an...
05-03-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,343
Posted By Hypno Toad

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Forum: Fatbikes
05-03-21, 09:16 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 50,299
Posted By Hypno Toad

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04-22-21, 09:57 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,179
Posted By Hypno Toad

I'm 51 and had a small number of cars, mostly for...

I'm 51 and had a small number of cars, mostly for financial reasons. The first car I owned was when I was in my 20s because I was a parent. My list is very boring:

198x Olds Cutlass (AKA gutless)...
04-22-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,397
Posted By Hypno Toad

IDK ... but this story seems to belong in this...

IDK ... but this story seems to belong in this thread: Police Ask Tesla To Drive In Straight Line, Recite Alphabet Backwards After Vehicle Crashes Into Tree...
04-22-21, 07:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,397
Posted By Hypno Toad

For me, my near collision was a deer at dawn...

For me, my near collision was a deer at dawn (same thing has happened with a deer for Frau Toad too) ... the deer crossing in front of the vehicle, because of low light I didn't see it coming, and...
04-13-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,372
Posted By Hypno Toad

I sold my car last fall ... Kinda long story...

I sold my car last fall ... Kinda long story getter there:

Back in 2015 I moved to a home office and rarely used the car, but had a garage spot for it and it was paid for, so kept it outta...
03-25-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,490
Posted By Hypno Toad

I did some nerding around with my stats ... I...

I did some nerding around with my stats ... I agreed that +/- 60F is ideal for my performance (with clear skies). I know that I run hot, so I like colder temps, I'm known to start an endurance race...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-21, 07:51 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,421
Posted By Hypno Toad

Agreed! This officer is straight up using power...

Agreed! This officer is straight up using power to intimidate. The guy in the video is much better as keeping his cool than I typically can manage. I've been that guy a few times over the years and...
Forum: Fatbikes
03-18-21, 06:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,533
Posted By Hypno Toad

With nearly 7,000 miles on my Pugsley, I'll...

With nearly 7,000 miles on my Pugsley, I'll confirm many of the above posts. I have never felt the rear wheel lifting off with my rigid fatbike. To be clear, I don't have any suspension bikes in my...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-21, 09:31 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,421
Posted By Hypno Toad

It is a privilege. Keeping your nose clean...

It is a privilege. Keeping your nose clean doesn't work for every person equally. I am treading as lightly as I know how to on this topic to not get this thread locked (& off in to a P&R rabbit hole).
03-15-21, 07:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,230
Posted By Hypno Toad

Some good posts here. If my stoker was...

Some good posts here.

If my stoker was interested in competing on Strava segments, we'd create a unique account for tandem rides. But she honestly hates leaderboards, and has it set to not show...
03-08-21, 07:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,015
Posted By Hypno Toad

We took a short test ride on a Steelhead (NICE!)...

We took a short test ride on a Steelhead (NICE!) for sizing, and put in the down payment on our Java. We worked through the build and accessories ... and picked the tri-color fade colors. It'll be...
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