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09-28-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 4,465
Posted By Hypno Toad

I'm not knocking coaster brakes, I've got them on...

I'm not knocking coaster brakes, I've got them on one of my bikes. Great for casual rides.

But I really like disc brakes when riding in rain, snow, slush, mud, gravel, .... The disc brakes make...
09-28-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 4,465
Posted By Hypno Toad

Look ... all of you out there clutching your...

Look ... all of you out there clutching your pearls about getting through over the bars, just ride a bike with coast brakes. You'll be fine. :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,286
Posted By Hypno Toad

Scroll up to post 71: I have reasons that...

Scroll up to post 71: I have reasons that gloveless works for me, and that's what the OP is asking for .... so why "move on"? Feel free to use the link to the 2018 thread I started to see more about...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,286
Posted By Hypno Toad

False equivalence...

False equivalence (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/False_equivalence) - take a few minutes to read up.

If your only reason for wearing gloves is to protect the skin of your hand in a wreck, you...
Forum: Fatbikes
09-27-20, 07:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 163
Posted By Hypno Toad

We have a Küat...

We have a Küat (https://www.kuatracks.com/product/nv-2-0/) and we've liked it, we can load everything from our Pugsleys (4 in tires) to our road bikes (23 mm tires)

But after 5 years we're having...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-20, 06:20 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,286
Posted By Hypno Toad

I see so many posts that gloves are critical to...

I see so many posts that gloves are critical to protect your hands in a wreck. IME keeping your hands in (close to the body) when you wreck is the key to protecting the skin and bones in your hands...
09-25-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 541
Posted By Hypno Toad

I've been very happy with Crank Bros Eggbeater 3...

I've been very happy with Crank Bros Eggbeater 3 pedals and PI X-Alp 'gravel shoes' (https://www.rei.com/product/157606/pearl-izumi-x-alp-gravel-bike-shoes-mens) (new this year) IMHO - the gravel...
09-24-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 7,673
Posted By Hypno Toad

Sorry if somebody else did this, but I'm not...

Sorry if somebody else did this, but I'm not going to read through all the pages of this thread.

The OP posted this:

Reference: ...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,286
Posted By Hypno Toad

To be clear, I've had one paved road fall in the...

To be clear, I've had one paved road fall in the last ~10 years - a wet round-a-bout at speed. I haven't had a clipless fall in 15 years; and as a gravel enthusiast, I have just enough skill (just...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,286
Posted By Hypno Toad

As a person that converted to gloveless riding at...

As a person that converted to gloveless riding at the start of '18, a key is the right bar tape. For gravel bikes, I use Salsa Cork tape...
09-22-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,051
Posted By Hypno Toad

There are so, so, so many threads addressing this...

There are so, so, so many threads addressing this topic.

I ride roughly 5,000 miles every year, for decades, mostly roads, all seasons ... I have zero collisions with cars [/knocking on wood]. My...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 08:00 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,286
Posted By Hypno Toad

The Filthy 50 has a fatbike category, there are...

The Filthy 50 has a fatbike category, there are normally a good number of fatbikes at this race, you don't see the other fatbikes cause they are a long ways behind me. :thumb: ... last year, I was...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 07:21 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,286
Posted By Hypno Toad

I had the same question back in 2018...

I had the same question back in 2018 https://www.bikeforums.net/general-cycling-discussion/1138289-riding-without-gloves-why.html

My post in that thread:


Since that time, I've stopped using...
09-22-20, 06:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,051
Posted By Hypno Toad

I have so many good things to say about...

I have so many good things to say about Skullcandy Method Wireless (https://www.skullcandy.com/shop/earbuds/bluetooth-earbuds/method-wireless ). To the OP, they are Bluetooth, they are waterproof in...
Forum: Commuting
09-17-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,440
Posted By Hypno Toad

Right on! I run nearly all errands by bike. And...

Right on! I run nearly all errands by bike. And on a day when I have no errands to run, I just go for a spin. Still get all the benefits of bike commuting.
Forum: Commuting
09-16-20, 02:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,440
Posted By Hypno Toad

I've been at a home office for 5 years ... so I...

I've been at a home office for 5 years ... so I don't count as a bike commuter today. However, when I was commuting by bike, being eco-friendly was on the list, but not that high. Physical and metal...
09-15-20, 12:12 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,600
Posted By Hypno Toad

Honestly, you have better knowledge of a business...

Honestly, you have better knowledge of a business and trail blocks from my house ... cool story. :thumb:

Moving along ...
09-15-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,600
Posted By Hypno Toad

At the end of the day, your assumptions are equal...

At the end of the day, your assumptions are equal to my assumptions of the dealership's intent with this signage.

Reference the Strava images with people biking through a gas station's lot ......
09-15-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,600
Posted By Hypno Toad

The detour signs aren't bad, but any detour will...

The detour signs aren't bad, but any detour will creates confusion for some.
09-15-20, 06:46 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,600
Posted By Hypno Toad

Correct, these signs are on the dealerships...

Correct, these signs are on the dealerships property - and the city has no real say over these signs.

I will say that the first time I noticed the big sign trailer, I thought it was prohibiting...
09-14-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,600
Posted By Hypno Toad

I agree. The city staff don't seem excited about...

I agree. The city staff don't seem excited about confronting the dealership.
09-14-20, 03:23 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,600
Posted By Hypno Toad

Updated map with more details labeled... ...

Updated map with more details labeled...
...
09-14-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,600
Posted By Hypno Toad

The issue (based on a lot of feedback on a...

The issue (based on a lot of feedback on a Facebook group thread) is the same as banks, fast food joints, etc that won't let you bike through the drive-thru.

I grabbed a screenshot of the Strava...
09-14-20, 07:50 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,600
Posted By Hypno Toad

Yes, this is the dealership's signage. I lead a...

Yes, this is the dealership's signage. I lead a bike/walk advocacy group in the city, we have city staff in our group and they confirmed this wasn't the city's signs. Additionally, another member of...
09-11-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 4,465
Posted By Hypno Toad

I mean, who needs brakes ... right? (fixie joke) ...

I mean, who needs brakes ... right? (fixie joke)

I have 6 bikes: 3 with rim brakes & 3 with disc brakes. Both are effective, neither are complicated or expensive. I have never wrecked because of...
09-11-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,075
Posted By Hypno Toad

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/794x599/capture_6e1aeb088f7ac99f04ef2b932a2e6f5c137f632d.png


I saw this recently too ...

"Biologists have concluded that habitat loss is...
09-08-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 1,363
Views: 239,523
Posted By Hypno Toad

Early morning shadow from the levy top trail ...

Early morning shadow from the levy top trail

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_20200904_080930905_5106d619bfb1099b0e87b74a63d457e1906527e9.jpg

Quiet place to...
08-31-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,822
Posted By Hypno Toad

Roits? Minnetonka has not had riots, they offered...

Roits? Minnetonka has not had riots, they offered some support to Minneapolis months ago.

Please reread my posts in this thread - I mean you actually quoted the OP: "I have no expectation of a...
08-31-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 1,363
Views: 239,523
Posted By Hypno Toad

Mid-ride refueling stop ... :thumb: ...

Mid-ride refueling stop ... :thumb:


https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_20200830_155001280_hdr_6ba1b25adea76fdca40c2f9081647f04e3957a85.jpg
08-31-20, 07:27 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,822
Posted By Hypno Toad

I understand a ticket is not in the cards, see...

I understand a ticket is not in the cards, see quoted text from OP:


Bluntly stated, this is not as much time or effort as you make it out to be. This is a wealthy suburb of Minneapolis, not...
08-27-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,822
Posted By Hypno Toad

Quoting the OP: " .... just needed to vent it out...

Quoting the OP: " .... just needed to vent it out a little."

Also, clearly, you are amazing!

If you'd like to give advice, I created that thread 3 years ago:...
08-27-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,822
Posted By Hypno Toad

About #1...

About #1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) , when riding a bike for transportation, you will need to use less than great roads. When biking for recreation, it's easy...
08-27-20, 08:24 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,822
Posted By Hypno Toad

Too funny, "righteous". If the person driving the...

Too funny, "righteous". If the person driving the Honda didn't stop in front of me, I won't have stopped. And I was the one to notice the cars stopped behind us and instructed him to move along. I am...
08-27-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,822
Posted By Hypno Toad

I have made this point to people that stop in...

I have made this point to people that stop in traffic lanes to 'talk' with me many times. It's ironic that the person that feels inconvenienced a person biking in a traffic lane, but are just fine...
08-26-20, 03:24 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,822
Posted By Hypno Toad

That was addressed in the post above the second...

That was addressed in the post above the second video. The trail is limestone, I avoid the trail with my road bikes. And most importantly, bikes have the right to use this road.
08-26-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,822
Posted By Hypno Toad

For those that want more, can't image why, but...

For those that want more, can't image why, but here you go

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oy4aCAHNQBU

I'm wish I were more composed while talking ... but I wasn't my best a that moment.
08-26-20, 01:52 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,822
Posted By Hypno Toad

I use the trail often, but not when riding one of...

I use the trail often, but not when riding one of my road bikes.

I agree with your route choice, if I was turning up Plymouth Rd, I wouldn't make a left from Mtka Blvd, no way!

If you want to...
08-26-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 889
Posted By Hypno Toad

Sounds like my ride at the start of last month,...

Sounds like my ride at the start of last month, my worst mistake was making a on-ride change to route. I was expecting a river trail to be passable, but after committing too much time and energy, I...
08-26-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,822
Posted By Hypno Toad

OH! Sorry, I wasn't following along (I'm stuck in...

OH! Sorry, I wasn't following along (I'm stuck in never-ending conference call and posting to BF ... my bad)
08-26-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,822
Posted By Hypno Toad

Sorry to say ... I'm not clear on "my...

Sorry to say ... I'm not clear on "my misdemeanor" in this clip?
08-26-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,822
Posted By Hypno Toad

lol

lol
08-26-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,822
Posted By Hypno Toad

What's your ******* point?!?

What's your ******* point?!?
08-26-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,822
Posted By Hypno Toad

Sorry that I missed this post yesterday. ...

Sorry that I missed this post yesterday.


Why were you stopped where you were in the roadway? Shimagnolo addressed this earlier with Google Maps link.

What had happened immediately before the...
08-25-20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,822
Posted By Hypno Toad

THIS ^^^^ Thanks!

THIS ^^^^

Thanks!
08-25-20, 01:41 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,822
Posted By Hypno Toad

Thanks for the reminder, I've know this, but...

Thanks for the reminder, I've know this, but kinda forget since nobody knows the word 'practicable'.



FWIW - we have 10 to 12 foot wide lanes. This road on the narrow side, but I don't have...
08-25-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,822
Posted By Hypno Toad

Good point - this ^^^, that is exactly what I've...

Good point - this ^^^, that is exactly what I've learned from the lane position forums here.
08-25-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,822
Posted By Hypno Toad

I doubt the 'cager' learned anything, the officer...

I doubt the 'cager' learned anything, the officer learned a thing that I don't he'll ever put into practice or share again, not sure what the person on the bike needed to learn ... If I need to learn...
08-25-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,822
Posted By Hypno Toad

You remind me of something that happened 6-8...

You remind me of something that happened 6-8 years ago. An unmarked police car (ironically the same city as the officer I talked with today) made a dumb/illegal pass, I shouted something and made a...
08-25-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,822
Posted By Hypno Toad

I've posted here before and tried today, but I...

I've posted here before and tried today, but I get an error "502 Bad Gateway"
08-25-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,822
Posted By Hypno Toad

Talking with police about traffic violation

Ugh ... I find it stressful to call the police to report a traffic violation. More often than not, I end up educating the officer about laws for riding a bike on the roads. Sometimes I have a...
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