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01-26-23, 12:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 538
Posted By Hypno Toad

I'm a strong C, or bottom of the B groups in...

I'm a strong C, or bottom of the B groups in Zwift. My focus is on endurance events, and I haven't seem many long races/rides.

I haven't joined any Zwift teams, so I'm a free agent and could be...
01-26-23, 11:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 538
Posted By Hypno Toad

I did that for a minute, linking Garmin to...

I did that for a minute, linking Garmin to FitBit, and FitBit to Zwift. But the only reason I had a FitBit account was to get my weight updated in Zwift, and in an effort to reduce my digital...
01-26-23, 10:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 538
Posted By Hypno Toad

I updated Zwift with my morning weight: 170 lbs...

I updated Zwift with my morning weight: 170 lbs (which was frustrating since I gained a couple lbs the day before this ride, but on the pancake flat route, a couple extra lbs isn't gonna change much)...
01-26-23, 10:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 538
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: 29
Views: 538
Posted By Hypno Toad

Thank you! :)

Thank you! :)
01-25-23, 12:01 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,826
Posted By Hypno Toad

I'm late to the party, and not gonna read 5 pages...

I'm late to the party, and not gonna read 5 pages worth of posts ... yep, I'm lazy.

I never watch cadence while I ride (expect on Zwift, it's just on their dashboard). BUT when I'm the captain on...
01-25-23, 10:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 538
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: 29
Views: 538
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: 29
Views: 538
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: 29
Views: 538
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: 29
Views: 538
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: Fatbikes
01-13-23, 10:08 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,768
Posted By Hypno Toad

^^^ :lol: Silly 'merika ... stuck in the distance...

^^^ :lol: Silly 'merika ... stuck in the distance past with imperial UOM!!
Forum: Touring
01-12-23, 07:57 AM
Replies: 4,706
Views: 2,489,831
Posted By Hypno Toad

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Forum: Fatbikes
01-05-23, 09:16 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,768
Posted By Hypno Toad

Back on topic: ...

Back on topic:

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12-23-22, 08:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,890
Posted By Hypno Toad

From Checkpoint Zero Film: Our new film, The...

From Checkpoint Zero Film:

Our new film, The Last Damn, begins its festival run today in The Bicycle Film Festival's BFF 2023 Virtual Worldwide, with in person events and other festival screenings...
12-23-22, 03:42 PM
Replies: 26,495
Views: 2,877,838
Posted By Hypno Toad

Today was a great day to train and test gear for...

Today was a great day to train and test gear for next week's Tuscobia 80 mile (if they can get the trail cleared of downed trees) & Arrowhead 135 in 2024.
...
Forum: Fatbikes
12-23-22, 03:32 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 66,013
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: 721
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 ......
Forum: Fatbikes
11-15-22, 07:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,035
Posted By Hypno Toad

Seems like one-Banzai battle against all the...

Seems like one-Banzai battle against all the fatties ... how many threads did they start to fattie-shame?!?

It's been said a lot, it seems clear enough, tire steer on a fatbike is a tire and...
11-11-22, 07:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 546
Posted By Hypno Toad

My boots are great for clipping in/out, I'm a big...

My boots are great for clipping in/out, I'm a big fan of Crank Bros pedals and the Pugsley runs their Mallet E. (https://www.crankbrothers.com/products/mallet-e) I use Crank Bros on all my bikes,...
11-10-22, 09:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 498
Posted By Hypno Toad

Back when I had a daily commute (I've been WFH...

Back when I had a daily commute (I've been WFH since '16), I loved my O2 Rainwear pants (https://o2rainwear.com/2015/07/calhoun-pant/), they keep you dry and warm, but breath to keep you from basting...
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: 378
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: 546
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
10-31-22, 09:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 526
Posted By Hypno Toad

1. In my humble opinion, there is little need for...

1. In my humble opinion, there is little need for suspension with a fatbike. I use my tire pressure to adjust for the terrain ... rough and rocky, lower pressure; or smooth and firm terrain with...
10-27-22, 06:00 AM
Replies: 1,487
Views: 629,365
Posted By Hypno Toad

WOW! Very cool! I plan to make this ride early...

WOW! Very cool! I plan to make this ride early next year ... but solo.
10-25-22, 02:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 574
Posted By Hypno Toad

It is real-time data while your ride and based on...

It is real-time data while your ride and based on your current location. The app is pulling data from the nearest weather station. The frequency and number of stations it pulls from is based on the...
Forum: Fatbikes
10-25-22, 10:12 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,768
Posted By Hypno Toad

That is a good point about fat tire hubs for...

That is a good point about fat tire hubs for ebikes. I hadn't really thought of that.

OTOH I actually meant the overall ebike market is spiking and will slump (not just the fattire ebikes). Like...
10-25-22, 09:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 574
Posted By Hypno Toad

Thanks for the question (sorry I didn't think...

Thanks for the question (sorry I didn't think about it). It's $7, $12 or $30 USD per year ... and there is a free version. I've been happy with the Standard ($7 per year). More information on the...
Forum: Fatbikes
10-25-22, 09:00 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,768
Posted By Hypno Toad

Very true! This past Sunday, I did a 75 mile ride...

Very true! This past Sunday, I did a 75 mile ride on a mix of gravel and paved roads (mostly gravel) with 32mm GravelKing SK with my Bianchi Infinito, and with mostly packed gravel roads I was happy...
10-25-22, 08:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 472
Posted By Hypno Toad

^^^ TRUTH ^^^ :thumb:

^^^ TRUTH ^^^

:thumb:
Forum: Fatbikes
10-25-22, 07:46 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,768
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: 472
Posted By Hypno Toad

secret of winter cycling

It's that time of year ...

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Source...
10-25-22, 06:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 574
Posted By Hypno Toad

^^^^ Right?!? LOL!

^^^^ Right?!? LOL!
10-24-22, 09:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 574
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, 07:51 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,166
Posted By Hypno Toad

I was out in flat farmland yesterday with the...

I was out in flat farmland yesterday with the same winds ... I thought about walking a few time to avoid being blown over in the crosswinds! :twitchy:
10-24-22, 07:21 AM
Replies: 3,653
Sticky 65-85+ Thread
Views: 588,675
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...
10-21-22, 04:28 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 12,345
Posted By Hypno Toad

Just LOL'd seeing this: Drafting the Amish...

Just LOL'd seeing this: Drafting the Amish https://strava.app.link/nxNTOrIJjub
Forum: Fatbikes
10-21-22, 08:18 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,768
Posted By Hypno Toad

I honestly have no clue ... I expected the ebike...

I honestly have no clue ... I expected the ebike running running 26x4 tires were using tires that could be used on either acoustic bikes and ebikes, but I could be totally wrong.
Forum: Fatbikes
10-21-22, 06:28 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,768
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: 6,768
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
10-20-22, 09:55 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,768
Posted By Hypno Toad

You clearly don't spend a lot of time reading...

You clearly don't spend a lot of time reading posts around BF ... the love of steel is very real on the forums!

My current bikes include: 4 steel frames (including new tandem); 3 AL frames...
Forum: Commuting
10-20-22, 09:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 862
Posted By Hypno Toad

I moved to a home office in 2016 ... but my old...

I moved to a home office in 2016 ... but my old daily commuting route (direct) was 8.7 miles (14km) and 350ft (105 m) in the morning and 450 ft (135m) on the way home. It's not huge, but it was...
Forum: Fatbikes
10-19-22, 01:37 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,768
Posted By Hypno Toad

I see plenty of Surly bikes around Minneapolis,...

I see plenty of Surly bikes around Minneapolis, but they are a home-town brand.

FWIW Surly started as a niche brand and I'm sure they will be find going back to a being niche brand. They have a...
Forum: Fatbikes
10-19-22, 09:57 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,768
Posted By Hypno Toad

That's not true, you know me and I have a Surly...

That's not true, you know me and I have a Surly Pugsley.

Frau Toad has a Pugsley too; and she bought a Surly Midnight Special earlier this year ... and she's totally in love with it (she's barely...
Forum: Fatbikes
10-19-22, 08:44 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,768
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...
Forum: Fatbikes
10-19-22, 06:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 625
Posted By Hypno Toad

I don't know of tires that have quick/easy studs...

I don't know of tires that have quick/easy studs to add/remove. I ride Dillinger studded tires for winter, and in Minnesota, we have many months of studded tire conditions every year. So I have...
Forum: Fatbikes
10-19-22, 06:47 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,768
Posted By Hypno Toad

The fatbike market got bloated (pun intended);...

The fatbike market got bloated (pun intended); the fatbike looked so cool and every bike brand had to sell them in all the bike shops. It's been said a lot in this thread, the market had to adjust,...
10-18-22, 06:22 AM
Replies: 26,495
Views: 2,877,838
Posted By Hypno Toad

Round barn selfie on Sunday's Gravel West ... I...

Round barn selfie on Sunday's Gravel West ... I rode to-and-from the start for a 52-mile day with temps around 40F all day. The drop-bar Pugsley was overkill for the packed/fast gravel roads ... I...
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