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01-31-23, 03:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,487
Posted By Hypno Toad

I had to look a couple time to figure out that...

I had to look a couple time to figure out that bright spot on my nose HA!
01-31-23, 09:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,487
Posted By Hypno Toad

This was yesterday, 20 miles with air temps start...

This was yesterday, 20 miles with air temps start at 0░F/-18░C and dropping below -5░F/-20░C on the way home. This is nothing when compared with my friends on the Arrowhead 135...
01-26-23, 10:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 683
Posted By Hypno Toad

Now I'm sure this is flexing, but 4 hours was...

Now I'm sure this is flexing, but 4 hours was much less time than my longest Zwift rides. I've done at least four rides that took longer, including:
...
01-26-23, 08:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 683
Posted By Hypno Toad

Thank you! :)

Thank you! :)
01-25-23, 10:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 683
Posted By Hypno Toad

WOW! Prior to Zwift, I'd lose my mind within a...

WOW! Prior to Zwift, I'd lose my mind within a hours on the trainer. I'm nerdy enough to find the Zwift game environment engaging and keep me going for hours.
01-24-23, 09:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 683
Posted By Hypno Toad

I was deep into my ride (roughly mile 75), and a...

I was deep into my ride (roughly mile 75), and a fast pace group came up on me. I burned a last match to get into the pack and enjoyed a late boost to my pace. But they didn't make the turn around to...
01-24-23, 07:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 683
Posted By Hypno Toad

^^^^ I can't imagine! :eek: ... or I could call...

^^^^ I can't imagine! :eek: ... or I could call it a goal ;)
01-23-23, 05:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 683
Posted By Hypno Toad

I'm always in my century kit too! I can't think...

I'm always in my century kit too! I can't think of any good reason to trade out my century jersey ... I don't see many in game, that's one hard earned jersey!
01-23-23, 10:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 683
Posted By Hypno Toad

Zwift Century

At the risk of looking like I'm trying to flex (& possible just a little flexing), I went out to set a PR Zwift (imperial) century. It'd been a number of years since I'd tried to ride a fast century...
Forum: Touring
01-12-23, 07:57 AM
Replies: 4,706
Views: 2,491,467
Posted By Hypno Toad

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Forum: Fatbikes
01-05-23, 09:16 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,905
Posted By Hypno Toad

Back on topic: ...

Back on topic:

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Forum: Fatbikes
12-23-22, 03:32 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 66,219
Posted By Hypno Toad

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12-21-22, 01:55 PM
Forum: Fatbikes
11-29-22, 08:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 735
Posted By Hypno Toad

A fatbike's natural environment is off the roads...

A fatbike's natural environment is off the roads ... but with some tuning, a fatbike can be fun and fast on any surface. There is no question, it takes a lot more power and you'll go slower ......
11-10-22, 09:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 498
Posted By Hypno Toad

This comment makes me think you never ride in...

This comment makes me think you never ride in cold/wet conditions. I do drink in the cold/wet conditions and my bladder shrinks too, so I need to stop for pee breaks when it's cold and rainy.

One...
11-01-22, 08:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 380
Posted By Hypno Toad

I've got the opposite issue, I've got a lot of...

I've got the opposite issue, I've got a lot of junk in the trunk. I need to get bottoms that are big enough for my butt and then too big for my waist (and tend to slip). I've got to winter bibs to...
11-01-22, 06:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 554
Posted By Hypno Toad

I've been riding the same 45NRTH ...

I've been riding the same 45NRTH (https://www.45nrth.com/products/wolvhammer-boa#/)W÷lvhammer (https://www.45nrth.com/products/wolvhammer-boa#/) since 2016. Nothing has broken, no issues at all....
Forum: Fatbikes
10-25-22, 07:46 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,905
Posted By Hypno Toad

LOL! Hate to say it, but I was faster on the...

LOL!

Hate to say it, but I was faster on the fatbike than my gravel bike (Breezer Radar Pro) ... I was 18:59 in 2019 with my Breezer; and 18:43 on the Pugsley. This result still surprises me a...
10-25-22, 06:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 474
Posted By Hypno Toad

secret of winter cycling

It's that time of year ...

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Source...
10-24-22, 09:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 579
Posted By Hypno Toad

Garmin WindField Live Wind

I've had this data field on my Garmin for years and LOVE IT! It's great for nearly any ride. What new (to me), I just upgraded to the 1040 Solar and while adding WindField I found you can include...
10-24-22, 07:21 AM
Replies: 3,653
Sticky 65-85+ Thread
Views: 589,517
Posted By Hypno Toad

I'm too young for the 65+ group, but I'm in the...

I'm too young for the 65+ group, but I'm in the 50+ group, and rode yesterday with a buddy that's past 80 years old ... John is a total inspiration!

John had an idea for a late autumn gravel...
Forum: Fatbikes
10-21-22, 06:28 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,905
Posted By Hypno Toad

I was thinking about the fat ebikes on my ride...

I was thinking about the fat ebikes on my ride last night, I saw a couple ebikes rolling on 26x4 tires. Bikes like the RadRover 6 Plus don't have a lot of the same components as an 'acoustic' fatbike...
Forum: Fatbikes
10-20-22, 03:20 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,905
Posted By Hypno Toad

HTFU ... not sayin', just sayin' 40 lbs...

HTFU ... not sayin', just sayin'

40 lbs Pugsley, 240 miles in under 19 hours

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Forum: Fatbikes
10-19-22, 08:44 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,905
Posted By Hypno Toad

You must be kidding. I have 45NRTH Dillinger4...

You must be kidding. I have 45NRTH Dillinger4 tires I got in Jan '17, they have lasted with years of heavy use. They perform great on pavement and on snow ... and bare ice.



How many bikes now...
10-14-22, 07:24 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,199
Posted By Hypno Toad

You gave me a flashback to The Fox...

You gave me a flashback to The Fox (https://www.heckofthenorth.com/wolf-about) (bikepacking ride/race in Northern Minnesota), on day one, the route hits Heartbreak Hill. This thing is only .7 mile...
10-10-22, 09:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 538
Posted By Hypno Toad

This makes all the sense in the world ... and...

This makes all the sense in the world ... and that's why you'll never find TSA doing something like this!

My giggle on a trip last month to DC (bike trip without bringing a bike): I had a co2 in...
10-10-22, 06:54 AM
Replies: 1,487
Views: 629,764
Posted By Hypno Toad

Saturday's Filthy 50 was amazing. We had...

Saturday's Filthy 50 was amazing. We had beautiful clear skies and the autumn colors were on full display!
The temps were cool, starting around 45░F ... and stayed chilly most of the ride warming up...
10-07-22, 06:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 538
Posted By Hypno Toad

I bought the Thule RoundTrip...

I bought the Thule RoundTrip (https://www.thule.com/en-us/sport-travel-bags-and-cases/bike-travel-cases/thule-roundtrip-road-bike-travel-case-_-3204825), and I'm very happy with it! It is a canvas...
10-05-22, 11:05 AM
Replies: 26,495
Views: 2,879,438
Posted By Hypno Toad

Last Saturday was The Heck of the North...

Last Saturday was The Heck of the North (https://www.heckofthenorth.com/heck-about) (the name is a play on "Hell of the North"), I rode the 105-mile course on my drop-bar Pugsley. I think I was...
08-22-22, 02:44 PM
Replies: 26,495
Views: 2,879,438
Posted By Hypno Toad

This Toad made it to the top of Old Fall River Rd...

This Toad made it to the top of Old Fall River Rd in Rocky Mountain National Park. It's a gravel road that's 9 miles long with 3,200 ft gain, getting up to 11,796 ft elevation.

I rode from our...
08-11-22, 05:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 489
Posted By Hypno Toad

I'm embarrassed. But it's a life-long thing, I...

I'm embarrassed. But it's a life-long thing, I grew up with dyslexia. Too often I can't see the error until long after ... But that's also how I get better at proofing my own stuff.

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08-11-22, 02:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 489
Posted By Hypno Toad

welp ... my issue was really silly-basic, when I...

welp ... my issue was really silly-basic, when I went to loosing the caliber mounts, the top bolt was barely holding. I must have shifted the caliber mounts when working the pistons. It's all aligned...
08-02-22, 07:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 888
Posted By Hypno Toad

The Fox | Gravel Bikepacking Event with a Tandem

We stepped into the unknown with The Fox (https://www.heckofthenorth.com/wolf-about ) (formally The Heck Epic). The Fox for 2022 was a 2-day, self-supported, 140-mile, gravel bikepacking race and we...
05-18-22, 01:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 827
Posted By Hypno Toad

I've been on WTB Riddler 700x45 for over 5,000...

I've been on WTB Riddler 700x45 for over 5,000 miles (on my second set) and very happy. Minnesota is not known for mountains, but we have the Driftless Region...
05-04-22, 09:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,077
Posted By Hypno Toad

This is such a wonderful video showing the joy of...

This is such a wonderful video showing the joy of gravel.

And you'll see Herr & Frau Toad finishing with their tandem around 7:30 just as Trenton says "... rookie and veteran ... " and that was...
04-29-22, 02:57 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,377
Posted By Hypno Toad

I think spring is almost here in the Twin Cities,...

I think spring is almost here in the Twin Cities, the glaciers are receding. We might get over 60F today!
...
04-13-22, 12:57 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,377
Posted By Hypno Toad

Still waiting on this thing called "spring" .... ...

Still waiting on this thing called "spring" ....

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04-12-22, 07:56 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,235
Posted By Hypno Toad

You are correct, and sorta a jerk too. The two...

You are correct, and sorta a jerk too. The two YouTubers work together, use same/similar methods, and use the same tags (LockPickingLawyer & BosnianBill)

Please post the video you are referring to...
04-11-22, 06:50 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,235
Posted By Hypno Toad

He's fairly positive on it: ...

He's fairly positive on it:
https://youtu.be/WZ0UCzi0Tpg

I have a buddy who's hobby is recovering stolen bike, he's recovered well over 100 stolen bikes and has been awarded by local police for...
04-07-22, 06:35 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,377
Posted By Hypno Toad

LOL! I keep getting reminders of last spring ......

LOL! I keep getting reminders of last spring ... it was wonderful. And this morning, there's more snow in my backyard. :twitchy:
04-06-22, 07:21 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,377
Posted By Hypno Toad

I keep hearing people use this term 'spring' ......

I keep hearing people use this term 'spring' ... what is this 'spring' you speak of?!?

Another inch of snow this morning with temps just above freezing. blarg
03-31-22, 01:50 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,737
Posted By Hypno Toad

My buddy makes bottle cage coozies, they work...

My buddy makes bottle cage coozies, they work great at keeping the bottle liquid longer ... the nozzle can still be a problem.
https://www.gupgum.com/product/bottle-cage-coozies
...
03-31-22, 12:52 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,235
Posted By Hypno Toad

SMH ... if I plan to stop for anything, I have a...

SMH ... if I plan to stop for anything, I have a lock (once or twice walked into a store with the bike).

I got this set up for my road bikes when I'm going out for longer ride and know I'll stop...
03-30-22, 06:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 750
Posted By Hypno Toad

I live near Minneapolis, Minnesota and I don't...

I live near Minneapolis, Minnesota and I don't know a season or conditions when I will not ride. I always love the first warm rides in the spring and I'll ride as much as possible in the autumn. But...
03-28-22, 06:51 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,377
Posted By Hypno Toad

I see the same aggressive and hateful people...

I see the same aggressive and hateful people driving around here. It seems that us early spring riders piss off the overly-entitled people in 3-ton death traps.

My favorite response to the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-22, 07:38 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,656
Posted By Hypno Toad

FWIW - years ago I focused on push-ups, but it...

FWIW - years ago I focused on push-ups, but it wasn't the benefit I needed for getting low on the bars on long endurance rides ... and I still have the chest of an underweight 12 year old boy. In...
03-22-22, 06:45 AM
Replies: 1,487
Views: 629,764
Posted By Hypno Toad

We placed our order March 6, 2021 and took...

We placed our order March 6, 2021 and took delivery on August 27, 2021 It felt like it took forever, but looking back it was pretty damn quick in this parts-shortage environment. We ordered the bike...
03-21-22, 09:08 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,377
Posted By Hypno Toad

I keep an old commuter bike for shoulder seasons,...

I keep an old commuter bike for shoulder seasons, it's not great, but I just let is get covered in road spray for a few weeks and add lube a couple times a week. Once the snow pack is 95% melted, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-22, 06:48 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,656
Posted By Hypno Toad

It's all in the core ... and core strength adds...

It's all in the core ... and core strength adds so much to many other parts of riding.

Here's is a great conversation from my friend, physical theropist, and bike-fitter Paulie, if the time start...
03-17-22, 06:54 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,377
Posted By Hypno Toad

"spring riding" in Minneapolis ... AKA "hold onto...

"spring riding" in Minneapolis ... AKA "hold onto your butts!"

https://youtu.be/XwEmAgYpP9g

It's been great getting out to ride with out 4" studded tires, but it brings some challenges in the...
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