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08-04-20, 06:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 368
Posted By Toadmeister

Itís hip to be square in Iowa

Itís hip to be square in Iowa
08-04-20, 03:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 368
Posted By Toadmeister

Fargo probably more my speed, thanks for...

Fargo probably more my speed, thanks for mentioning it as I had forgotten about the Fargo.
08-04-20, 03:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 368
Posted By Toadmeister

2200 ft is no walk in the park for this 6í4Ē 270#...

2200 ft is no walk in the park for this 6í4Ē 270# Clydesdale.

Did you have a point you were trying to make?
08-04-20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 368
Posted By Toadmeister

I know EXACTLY what you mean. I got a bike that...

I know EXACTLY what you mean. I got a bike that is slightly under-gunned and a fat bike that is over-gunned. Trying to find that sweet spot.
08-04-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 368
Posted By Toadmeister

Yes, looking at rigid steel 29".

Yes, looking at rigid steel 29".
08-04-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 368
Posted By Toadmeister

​​​​​​LOL, yeah I'm just not used to sand and...

​​​​​​LOL, yeah I'm just not used to sand and wasn't expecting it. Near term (2-3 year) plans are to bike the Southwestern states Bikepacking and I'll need a bike that can handle flotation for sand....
08-04-20, 08:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 368
Posted By Toadmeister

I used to ride Shimano Spd pedals but changed...

I used to ride Shimano Spd pedals but changed this summer to the flat Crankbrothers 7, glad I did. If I was clipped in, my sandtrap crash would have been worse connected to the bike!

My sandals...
08-04-20, 07:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 368
Posted By Toadmeister

Found a good article relative to my interests: ...

Found a good article relative to my interests:

https://bikepacking.com/gear/29-tires-list/?fbclid=IwAR226RdbSauMholz5ePZJYhSgFlYBTPhM26fCJy36e8F4DLCRDmsmqJIY0M

I read on Bikepacking.com a lot...
08-04-20, 07:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 368
Posted By Toadmeister

The sand was unusual in a low creek bottom. At...

The sand was unusual in a low creek bottom. At some point the creek overflowed and deposited sand at the low point. Literally a sandtrap! Cruising downhill around 30mph and shaded by some trees...
08-04-20, 07:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 368
Posted By Toadmeister

So back to lesson learned #2...

So back to lesson learned #2 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=2) . Bigger tires, gonna require a bigger bike (clearance for wheels/tires). I do have a Fatbike with a...
08-04-20, 07:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 368
Posted By Toadmeister

Gravel lessons learned last weekend

Had a blast Fox Ridge Filth Ride last weekend South of Cedar Falls Iowa.
​​Lots of fun on varied terreign but none of it flat or paved. Went over the handlebars once when I rode into a sandbox.
...
08-02-20, 11:17 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 927
Posted By Toadmeister

I see most people here do not understand the...

I see most people here do not understand the difference between Force (weight) and Mass.

Although gravity (acceleration downward) is 1/6 Earths, your MASS is unchanged. You still have to...
08-01-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 478
Posted By Toadmeister

even better. Wabi-Sabi

even better. Wabi-Sabi
07-31-20, 08:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 385
Posted By Toadmeister

Schwable G-One all arounds. That said mine are...

Schwable G-One all arounds. That said mine are wearing fast on the rear but I’m also a heavy Clydesdale.
07-31-20, 06:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 478
Posted By Toadmeister

It’s all about looking good bro...

It’s all about looking good bro...
07-28-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 599
Posted By Toadmeister

The SRAM 11_SPD chain I just put on had a very...

The SRAM 11_SPD chain I just put on had a very tacky lube, like pancake syrup. I whiped it down externally as best as possible with WD-40 to get it off than re-lubed.

Many new chains have a...
07-15-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,042
Posted By Toadmeister

I tend to look like someone from Mad Max the Road...

I tend to look like someone from Mad Max the Road Warrior on my bike. So yeah. I need to add spikes and a Mohawk.
07-15-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,042
Posted By Toadmeister

True I do wear suspenders for pants sometimes....

True I do wear suspenders for pants sometimes....
07-14-20, 05:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,450
Posted By Toadmeister

44C? WOW! Thatís hot. consider going at...

44C? WOW! Thatís hot.

consider going at sunrise to keep temp exposure reasonable.
07-14-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,450
Posted By Toadmeister

I would recommend not being concerned with speed....

I would recommend not being concerned with speed. Instead focus on comfort and time outdoors enjoying your ride.

in time you’ll want to do more, further, longer, and faster.
07-14-20, 07:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,042
Posted By Toadmeister

I got a big belly and am afraid bibs will act...

I got a big belly and am afraid bibs will act like a girdle....
07-13-20, 02:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 942
Posted By Toadmeister

Ride with GPS

Ride with GPS
07-10-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,087
Posted By Toadmeister

I think you quoted the wrong post in this...

I think you quoted the wrong post in this response.
07-10-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,087
Posted By Toadmeister

hard to interpret you as not trolling and...

hard to interpret you as not trolling and stirring the pot where not needed.
07-10-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,645
Posted By Toadmeister

Do they have some other place to pull over and...

Do they have some other place to pull over and park?

i don’t want them in bike lanes either but this may be a road/ infrastructure issue to take up with your city or county.
07-09-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 381
Posted By Toadmeister

To crush your enemies! See them driven before...

To crush your enemies!
See them driven before you!
And hear the lamentations of their women!

...
07-07-20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 773
Posted By Toadmeister

I used to sport a Camelback hydration back but...

I used to sport a Camelback hydration back but eventually Discovered it was more of a burden than a help. I’m 6’4” and already top heavy, so 3-4L of water on my back didn’t help that.

The...
07-07-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 609
Posted By Toadmeister

Will check it out, thanks for tip

Will check it out, thanks for tip
07-07-20, 05:04 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,087
Posted By Toadmeister

LOL. Guess Iím too old school and married. ...

LOL. Guess Iím too old school and married.

Had an in-law who cheated on their spouse with someone they met in a cycling group. When sweaty spandex people get together to breathe hard, things...
07-06-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 591
Posted By Toadmeister

Carbon is not necessary stiffer. Carbon...

Carbon is not necessary stiffer. Carbon composites are designed to provide engineered stiffness desired for the application. You have directional design control.

That said, carbon composites...
07-05-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,201
Posted By Toadmeister

I used to be Arnold’s size, yes seriously but...

I used to be Arnold’s size, yes seriously but without being cut like Mr. Olympia. I’m 6’4”, 270# middle aged dad bod today but in my late teens to early 20s I was more like Arnold, maybe 7/10 of the...
07-05-20, 02:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 454
Posted By Toadmeister

Same here. I finally had my C6-7 fused last year...

Same here. I finally had my C6-7 fused last year and Iím a better place now. I also purchased a more comfortable gravel/adventure bike. Steel frame, Carbon fork 40mm tubeless tires. This...
07-04-20, 10:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,856
Posted By Toadmeister

This thread reminds me of an old tale: Who’s...

This thread reminds me of an old tale:

Who’s going faster? The fat guy at 20mph or the skinny guy at 20mph?
07-04-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 327
Posted By Toadmeister

There’s more push in’ for the cushion. ...

There’s more push in’ for the cushion.

sorry, had to say that. Free bump!

I run tubeless also. I can’t quantify how much improvement it offers but all the advantages of tubeless and wider...
07-02-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,856
Posted By Toadmeister

Physics time kids ...

Physics time kids

https://www.ducksters.com/science/physics/potential_energy.php
...
07-01-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 728
Posted By Toadmeister

Sorry for being interested and trying to help.

Sorry for being interested and trying to help.
07-01-20, 12:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 728
Posted By Toadmeister

Dumb question:. Why do you need compression...

Dumb question:. Why do you need compression socks? What is the foot problem this is addressing?

My understanding is compression is used to help inhibit swelling and strained/fatigued muscles? ...
07-01-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 882
Posted By Toadmeister

Tangentially, your body position also changes...

Tangentially, your body position also changes when moving your hands around. Change is good over long days in the saddle from your neck position to shifting around your family jewels.

Besides...
07-01-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,856
Posted By Toadmeister

I think we've all experienced the phenomen of...

I think we've all experienced the phenomen of some other rider effortlessly rolling past us and wondered, "WTF?". There should be a single word for this in the English language, maybe a long compound...
06-29-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 12,955
Posted By Toadmeister

Time will tell in 120 years. The Wright Bros...

Time will tell in 120 years. The Wright Bros bikes you mentioned are also impeccably cared for and not ridden outside any longer.

Plastic is not an accurate description of a Carbon Fiber...
06-27-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 292
Posted By Toadmeister

I use them for hunting in late November December...

I use them for hunting in late November December also. When I’m sitting in a stand or blind and it’s sub freezing I place them between my liner socks and thicker wool socks. I put them on top my...
06-27-20, 12:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,897
Posted By Toadmeister

Bought me Motobecane Fat Bike 2 winter's backfire...

Bought me Motobecane Fat Bike 2 winter's backfire winter riding. I didn't want to spend too much $ in case I found out Winter riding wasn't my thing. Turns out Fatbiking Is fun all year long. ...
06-26-20, 11:25 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 12,955
Posted By Toadmeister

I’m not an expert, it work with people who are...

I’m not an expert, it work with people who are experts in NVH (Noise Vibration Harshness).

Stiffness as a property of material has a Lot to do with how that material resonates At different...
Forum: Touring
06-26-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 11,094
Posted By Toadmeister

Maybe 8 more years and we will be kid free and...

Maybe 8 more years and we will be kid free and can retire.

at that point We’re going to downsize significantly and probably get an a RV style camper van and tour the US and bring the bikes. We...
06-24-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 443
Views: 161,602
Posted By Toadmeister

I do love my Renegade but also really like the...

I do love my Renegade but also really like the Kona Rove and Sutra LTD. Got my wife the Rove ST 650b and she loves that. The Kona Sutra LTD I really like for its bigger tire clearance.
06-24-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 258
Posted By Toadmeister

I use these also. I usually buy a box each...

I use these also. I usually buy a box each hunting season and use them for biking too.
06-19-20, 05:18 PM
06-17-20, 08:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 568
Posted By Toadmeister

Converting to a 1x11 seems like a good option. ...

Converting to a 1x11 seems like a good option. Shifting would be all on the right.
06-16-20, 06:05 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,803
Posted By Toadmeister

Update!

Deraileur showed up today, installed just fine and will test ride tonight!

Actually showed up at LBS (80 miles away) Thursday last week and they mailed to me arrived today.
06-15-20, 06:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 600
Posted By Toadmeister

Anyone recommend some quality Stainless Steel...

Anyone recommend some quality Stainless Steel hardware one can buy in quantities of around 20 or so? Nice to have spares but buying them individually is a pain.
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