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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...
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...
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: 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...
09-14-20, 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, 07:14 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,075
Posted By Hypno Toad

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

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I saw this recently too ...

"Biologists have concluded that habitat loss is...
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:


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

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

What's your ******* point?!?
08-25-20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,822
Posted By Hypno Toad

THIS ^^^^ Thanks!

THIS ^^^^

Thanks!
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,741
Posted By Hypno Toad

My training for The DAMn was mostly centuries....

My training for The DAMn was mostly centuries. The one unique ride/race I added was the PH24 to test my ability to ride through the night, I only rode the first 12 hours (7 pm to 7 AM) since it was...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,741
Posted By Hypno Toad

LOL! I've completed it twice and I still think...

LOL! I've completed it twice and I still think it's wholly stupid! It is the most demanding ride I've ever done, totally type II fun (maybe type III). Totally worth the effort, it feels so good to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-20, 07:59 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,741
Posted By Hypno Toad

Repeating earlier posts, I don't like the jersey...

Repeating earlier posts, I don't like the jersey totally unzipped flapping in the winds ... my phone lives in a jersey pocket. But I'll open up most of they way down on hot days. I like to wear a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,790
Posted By Hypno Toad

It shouldn't be earthshaking news, but I hadn't...

It shouldn't be earthshaking news, but I hadn't thought about Garmin being public and will need to disclose if they paid the ransom.


https://www.t3.com/us/news/garmin-outage-recovery-ransom
...
07-27-20, 08:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,715
Posted By Hypno Toad

Not on topic, but talking about hot and humid ......

Not on topic, but talking about hot and humid ... anybody living in the corn belt knows about 'corn sweat'. Kinda on topic since we are talking about what is 'hot' weather for riding, temp doesn't...
07-10-20, 06:41 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 13,517
Posted By Hypno Toad

You are correct, people drive cars ... it's the...

You are correct, people drive cars ... it's the people, not the vehicle. However, when your riding down the road and you see an oversized pick up with "rolling coal" stacks, you don't take note and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 01:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,346
Posted By Hypno Toad

For me, the typical ride under 100 miles isn't an...

For me, the typical ride under 100 miles isn't an issue. I've spent many years dialing in my saddles & bibs, and toughening up the skin 'down there'.

When I'm going for century+ rides, I like to...
06-24-20, 07:23 PM
Replies: 471
Views: 31,576
Posted By Hypno Toad

This is interesting ...

This is interesting

https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/06/24/883017035/what-contact-tracing-may-tell-about-cluster-spread-of-the-coronavirus
06-16-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 13,517
Posted By Hypno Toad

I have to second the comment about people touring...

I have to second the comment about people touring on motorcycles. This past weekend, I was riding a mostly gravel route but needed to use a scenic highway to connect some sections of the route. The...
06-09-20, 07:54 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 19,109
Posted By Hypno Toad

This is by no means impressive for many, but it...

This is by no means impressive for many, but it feel good to get close to 40 mph - that's my fastest speed with a reliable/accurate device. What's better, I ran out of gears ... if I had a bigger...
06-01-20, 07:41 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,635
Posted By Hypno Toad

This came up on my FB memories .... felt like...

This came up on my FB memories .... felt like it's a good one to share in this thread. I've tried most of these, I think my fav is "look confused" (& that comes naturally for me :lol:)
...
05-19-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,635
Posted By Hypno Toad

Thank you to everyone posting kind words, it...

Thank you to everyone posting kind words, it helps to talk it over with friends. :)



Yes and no. It does matter where you live and the bike-community. Minneapolis area is generally...
05-19-20, 07:07 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,635
Posted By Hypno Toad

The Toad is a jerk

I need to vent a story from yesterday's ride ... I feel like a jerk, but also know that I wasn't really 'wrong', it was just a bad situation. Here's what happened:

I was riding a narrow,...
05-15-20, 07:01 AM
Replies: 408
Views: 13,944
Posted By Hypno Toad

wait, wait, wait ... what?? with a rear...

wait, wait, wait ... what??

with a rear light is dangerous? did you mean "without"?
05-12-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 1,363
Views: 239,523
Posted By Hypno Toad

I was looking through pics from last year and I...

I was looking through pics from last year and I don't think I posted this one from last year's The DAMn (https://the-damn.com/) - the Toad leading a small group into check point #2...
05-12-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 408
Views: 13,944
Posted By Hypno Toad

Yep, you found someone that was irresponsible,...

Yep, you found someone that was irresponsible, and sounds like you failed to use defensive riding skills.

I didn't infer there's no risk, I said you can listen to music responsibly.

I feel...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-20, 06:50 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,440
Posted By Hypno Toad

I do a lot of unsupported endurance and ultra...

I do a lot of unsupported endurance and ultra endurance rides. With the pandemic, and I'm treating every ride as unsupported. For an unsupported ride over 2 hours, I'll use a CamelBak Lobo (3l)...
05-11-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 471
Views: 31,576
Posted By Hypno Toad

Based on last week's exchanges ... I'll just drop...

Based on last week's exchanges ... I'll just drop this here.

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05-06-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 19,109
Posted By Hypno Toad

I've talked about this in other treads ... I'm a...

I've talked about this in other treads ... I'm a wimp on descents. I can clock speeds around 40 mph, but not above. With 6 bikes, I can report that the bike has a lot to do with it. My classic steel...
05-06-20, 06:56 AM
Replies: 408
Views: 13,944
Posted By Hypno Toad

This is definitely noticeable on some tracks ... ...

This is definitely noticeable on some tracks ... and to be honest, I can't deal with this issue at home, but out riding I don't find it as annoying.
05-05-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 408
Views: 13,944
Posted By Hypno Toad

I got the radar for Lisa, she has poor vision in...

I got the radar for Lisa, she has poor vision in her left eye, making checking for traffic difficult. She never really liked it, and I thought about selling it ... but decided to try it out before...
05-05-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 408
Views: 13,944
Posted By Hypno Toad

A music-head will likely know the last song that...

A music-head will likely know the last song that played, the year it was released, the bass player's name .... For me, it's that song that was on at the right time. I have the best memory of...
05-05-20, 06:36 AM
Replies: 471
Views: 31,576
Posted By Hypno Toad

OK, so you're not an MD ... that's fine. Reading...

OK, so you're not an MD ... that's fine. Reading a medical journal is OK, but analyzing and understanding the information takes a very different level of education and research experience than you...
05-04-20, 11:39 AM
Replies: 408
Views: 13,944
Posted By Hypno Toad

It's funny around here (Minneapolis area), on a...

It's funny around here (Minneapolis area), on a 25-mile ride you can go from the city, where nearly everybody gets the trail rules and we all work together well. But ride out to the exurbs, and...
05-04-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 408
Views: 13,944
Posted By Hypno Toad

One earbud (right ear only) is my preferred for...

One earbud (right ear only) is my preferred for solo rides. I use Skullcandy Method (https://www.skullcandy.com/shop/earbuds/bluetooth-earbuds/method-wireless)for a long list of reasons: durable in...
04-23-20, 01:37 PM
Replies: 471
Views: 31,576
Posted By Hypno Toad

Generally, I'm finding the empty roads much safer...

Generally, I'm finding the empty roads much safer than typical. However, this was published earlier this month (SMFH):

... traffic fatalities in Minnesota have increased about 50 percent and...
04-20-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,885
Posted By Hypno Toad

To be honest ... I didn't know and had to look it...

To be honest ... I didn't know and had to look it up: Minneapolitan :thumb: I just we don't use the term very often around here.
04-13-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,117
Posted By Hypno Toad

The first fatbike I rode was IGH - Orgin8 Crawler...

The first fatbike I rode was IGH - Orgin8 Crawler - vacation rental on the North Shore of Oahu ... look at the big dumb smile!

As somebody that loves a Pugsley, I'll tell you that the Crawler is...
04-13-20, 06:36 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,885
Posted By Hypno Toad

Not a fan of spring, come to Minneapolis, we do...

Not a fan of spring, come to Minneapolis, we do not really know what spring is.

This is Easter Day (Apr 12, 2020)
...
Forum: Fatbikes
04-13-20, 06:34 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 28,994
Posted By Hypno Toad

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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04-06-20, 06:58 AM
Replies: 471
Views: 31,576
Posted By Hypno Toad

I had a similar conversation with Lisa over the...

I had a similar conversation with Lisa over the weekend. I asked how many bike rides have required ER trips had during our 33 relationship - short answer: 0. Don't get me wrong, I've wrecked (and...
04-02-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 471
Views: 31,576
Posted By Hypno Toad

The biggest changes for me in Minneapolis is...

The biggest changes for me in Minneapolis is avoiding all of our trails, we have a great networks of multi-use trails (often rated best in the US) - however, during the shelter-in-place orders, the...
Forum: Fatbikes
03-27-20, 06:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,871
Posted By Hypno Toad

Thanks! You make a good point, FBN run...

Thanks!

You make a good point, FBN run narrower than advertised. I think my 26x4 tires measure at 3.7" mounted (12 psi) on stock Marge Lite rims (65mm). We agree - the wide would be concerning...
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