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08-16-19, 11:08 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,441
Posted By Hypno Toad

When it comes to aging, there are really only two...

When it comes to aging, there are really only two options: get older or die.

End of life is typically 'hard', weather it's at 65 years old with lung cancer or 101 year old with heart failure.
...
08-15-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,849
Posted By Hypno Toad

Most people driving cars are good, but the small...

Most people driving cars are good, but the small number of people that are distracted, aggressive, drunk, and/or dangerous ... those people moving at high speeds with tons of steel, those people...
Forum: Fatbikes
08-15-19, 07:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 753
Posted By Hypno Toad

The Loppet fat bike events are my favorite winter...

The Loppet fat bike events are my favorite winter races. They've been adding races, I think there are three every winter on the XC trails. I've enjoyed a Arctic Fever Fat Tire...
Forum: Fatbikes
08-15-19, 07:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 753
Posted By Hypno Toad

I've put a lot of miles on mine and never had a...

I've put a lot of miles on mine and never had a durability issue. My one issue with FBN, never ride them on snow ... you will fall down. Every. Single. Time. :lol:

Every winter, I think I can ride...
Forum: Fatbikes
08-14-19, 01:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 753
Posted By Hypno Toad

I haven't found much tire steer with nice (bigger...

I haven't found much tire steer with nice (bigger $$) tires. I'm using Fat B Nimble in the summer and Dillingers in the winter. The Dillingers blew my mind when I first got them - I took them across...
Forum: Fatbikes
08-14-19, 12:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 753
Posted By Hypno Toad

I'm great on sand and snow with the drop-bars, as...

I'm great on sand and snow with the drop-bars, as long as it's not too technical. Twisty single-track is OK, but not great ... flat-bars are preferable.

2018 Fat Tire Loppet ...
Forum: Fatbikes
08-14-19, 12:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 753
Posted By Hypno Toad

I converted my Pugsley to a drop-bar gravel bike...

I converted my Pugsley to a drop-bar gravel bike with Salsa Woodchipper (https://salsacycles.com/components/category/road_handlebars/woodchipper) bars and Gevenalle ...
08-14-19, 08:56 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,849
Posted By Hypno Toad

A fact about irresponsible people in cars and...

A fact about irresponsible people in cars and irresponsible people on bikes - the all have people in common.

It has nothing to do with the mode of transport, jerks are jerks; and kind people are...
08-13-19, 05:00 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,849
Posted By Hypno Toad

Hope spring eternal ... but sadly, yes, I've...

Hope spring eternal ... but sadly, yes, I've noticed the hate-filled nature of our current culture.
08-13-19, 03:34 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,849
Posted By Hypno Toad

Thank you for the response, it's okay that we...

Thank you for the response, it's okay that we don't see the issue the same.

To be clear, lane-changing law is something a local advocacy group is lobbying ... I don't hate it, but I'd be cool...
08-13-19, 02:06 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,849
Posted By Hypno Toad

These little guys? ...

These little guys?

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/640x960/mosquito_86b8f44816cfd96a21463bcfa397767d34857456.png
08-13-19, 01:35 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,849
Posted By Hypno Toad

No need to be rude, nothing crackpot about it....

No need to be rude, nothing crackpot about it. You don't like the idea, cool! You don't live in Minnesota, so it's not an issue what we do in fly-by land.

It is easy to observe and enforce if a...
08-13-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,849
Posted By Hypno Toad

(reference teejaywhy post) I didn't call you...

(reference teejaywhy post)

I didn't call you out for "cagers" - not my preferred term, but I'm not calling you out.
...
08-13-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,849
Posted By Hypno Toad

Safely passing a person riding a bike on the road...

Safely passing a person riding a bike on the road is a purpose.



The current 3-foot passing laws are only enforceable with signification investment and effort by local PD. I'd like to...
08-13-19, 10:02 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,849
Posted By Hypno Toad

Cause cars never create traffic jams during rush...

Cause cars never create traffic jams during rush hour ... except every single day. :rolleyes:

When driving my car, I will always change lanes to give a full lane to a rider in the traffic lane....
08-13-19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,849
Posted By Hypno Toad

I was discussing this very issue with a local...

I was discussing this very issue with a local bike advocacy group leader - he said they are pushing our state (Minnesota) to require changing lanes to pass a person on bike. This makes it 'easily'...
08-12-19, 07:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,582
Posted By Hypno Toad

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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It's posted, grab a big cup of coffee or a pint, and settle in for a read...
08-09-19, 06:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 294
Posted By Hypno Toad

wireless mic for GoPro

I'm kind frustrated by the quality of audio I get while riding. This looks like a clean set up: https://removu.com/m1a1/ anybody used this product or have used other similar products?

Example of...
08-08-19, 11:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 458
Posted By Hypno Toad

I ride 98% of the time with my GoPro recording. I...

I ride 98% of the time with my GoPro recording. I use the footage about 5% of the time. Typically, I capture something I find funny or exciting; I create a video for most of my races; and when I was...
08-08-19, 09:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 362
Posted By Hypno Toad

njkayaker...

njkayaker (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/njkayaker-101834.html) - Thanks for the help! I have some things to try out on my next ride.
08-08-19, 09:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 362
Posted By Hypno Toad

Thank you for the detailed post!! I'm...

Thank you for the detailed post!!

I'm interested in the comment about using navigation ... I thought I was using navigation.

I use Strava to build a route, export the the .gpx to PC desktop,...
08-08-19, 08:00 AM
Replies: 24,525
Views: 2,299,407
Posted By Hypno Toad

13 miles with Lisa after work. My bike is...

13 miles with Lisa after work.

My bike is cleaned up from my Day Across Minnesota, but my knee is still recovering (more ice, Advil, and rest).

I'm honestly kinda shocked that my only issue...
08-08-19, 07:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 362
Posted By Hypno Toad

Garmin Edge 1030 Map Display Color Settings

I've been using my 1030 for a year and find the maps/routes to be excellent ... and I get out a couple times a month on rides to places I've never been before.

My one whine, the route can be hard...
08-07-19, 08:09 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,688
Posted By Hypno Toad

As I stated repeatedly in the thread, I don't see...

As I stated repeatedly in the thread, I don't see it as ration, IMHO it's ironic.

I'll be sure to avoid mocking you with your helmet hanging on your handlebars.
08-07-19, 08:06 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,688
Posted By Hypno Toad

You're personal perspective and hairsplitting has...

You're personal perspective and hairsplitting has been duly noted. Thanks!
08-07-19, 08:01 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,688
Posted By Hypno Toad

Ummm, huh? :foo:

Ummm, huh? :foo:
08-07-19, 07:00 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,688
Posted By Hypno Toad

Please allow me to repeat for your clarity: ...

Please allow me to repeat for your clarity:

:thumb:

Based on your posts, I'll assume you hang your helmet from you bars ... so I sorry that you felt like I was telling you what to do. Please...
08-07-19, 06:52 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,688
Posted By Hypno Toad

:thumb:

:thumb:
08-07-19, 06:44 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,688
Posted By Hypno Toad

Your right, rattling around doesn't quickly...

Your right, rattling around doesn't quickly render a helmet ineffective. But that really wasn't the point.

Again, if you see the value in a helmet to protect your skull, you take care of it and...
08-07-19, 06:35 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,688
Posted By Hypno Toad

Really? :roflmao2: Remind me about the safety...

Really? :roflmao2: Remind me about the safety helmets for the era when I grew up. (reference: I'm 50 years old).

When did the Toad shame a stranger? All I see is an observation on a internet...
08-07-19, 06:29 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,688
Posted By Hypno Toad

Cool story! Like stated in the OP, don't...

Cool story!

Like stated in the OP, don't wanna wear a helmet... leave it at home.
08-06-19, 02:20 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,688
Posted By Hypno Toad

Being injured and bored - not a good combo for a...

Being injured and bored - not a good combo for a Toad :innocent: But thanks for helping me pass the time!
08-06-19, 01:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,582
Posted By Hypno Toad

There was a lot of loose stuff through the day....

There was a lot of loose stuff through the day. One buddy got a pic of the road grater working the route ... very nice of the locals to give us freshly grated gravel! I didn't think he road were a...
08-06-19, 01:03 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,688
Posted By Hypno Toad

:beer: The gnats are giving me lots of...

:beer:

The gnats are giving me lots of additional protein on my rides [/yuck!] - During the pre-dawn hours of The DAMn, I used my sun buff over my mouth and nose to keep the bugs out. It's a bad...
08-06-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,688
Posted By Hypno Toad

honestly, how do you know that the backpack is...

honestly, how do you know that the backpack is empty??
08-06-19, 12:06 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,688
Posted By Hypno Toad

I'm experienced in riding all day in high temps...

I'm experienced in riding all day in high temps with no shade.

Reference: check point 3 of The DAMn (https://the-damn.com/), mile 187 of 242, temps over 90F with dew point close to 70* - helmet on...
08-06-19, 11:54 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,688
Posted By Hypno Toad

This, this right here ^^^^, this is why I like BF...

This, this right here ^^^^, this is why I like BF :roflmao2:

Thank you!!!
08-06-19, 11:41 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,688
Posted By Hypno Toad

meh ... the thread makes it clear I'm not the...

meh ... the thread makes it clear I'm not the only one that sees this behavior as ironic. Getting everybody to understand the irony isn't really the goal here - but it's helping me pass some hours...
08-06-19, 11:26 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,688
Posted By Hypno Toad

Or you simply see the irony pointed out here ......

Or you simply see the irony pointed out here ... either way, feel free to move along. :thumb:
08-06-19, 10:44 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,688
Posted By Hypno Toad

Nothing bogus here - helmets banging around on...

Nothing bogus here - helmets banging around on the handlebars will damage them and make the ineffective at protecting your skull when you wreck. If you don't see the value in a helmet, don't bring...
08-06-19, 10:38 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,688
Posted By Hypno Toad

Actually, recovery day(s) - reference:...

Actually, recovery day(s) - reference: https://www.bikeforums.net/21062308-post13.html
08-06-19, 10:36 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,688
Posted By Hypno Toad

IF you see the value in having a helmet, you know...

IF you see the value in having a helmet, you know that keeping it on your head is the only place to safely carry it.

Additionally, if you're riding with your child and putting a helmet on their...
08-06-19, 09:56 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,688
Posted By Hypno Toad

And yet you fail to see the irony here.......

And yet you fail to see the irony here.... [/shrug]
08-06-19, 09:55 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,688
Posted By Hypno Toad

"care" ?? not really. I just point...

"care" ?? not really.



I just point out stupid sh... stuff.

You don't want to wear a helmet, leave it a home or better still ... don't buy it.
08-06-19, 09:22 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,688
Posted By Hypno Toad

You never see a person riding a bike with their...

You never see a person riding a bike with their helmet hanging off the handlebars?
...
08-06-19, 08:34 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,688
Posted By Hypno Toad

Helmets for your handlebars

I'm seeing many riders protecting their handlebars with helmets. These handlebar helmets seems to take the place of a helmet on your head. Should I get a handlebar helmet? Will this make my bike...
08-06-19, 07:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,582
Posted By Hypno Toad

I was tickled to see an early edit of the DAMn...

I was tickled to see an early edit of the DAMn documentary at the riders' meeting on Saturday night. My footage and my silly face show up a lot in this movie. My understanding is that the film maker...
08-06-19, 07:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,582
Posted By Hypno Toad

The 2019 DAMn Start - Midnight on Saturday,...

The 2019 DAMn

Start - Midnight on Saturday, August 3
...
08-06-19, 07:37 AM
Replies: 24,525
Views: 2,299,407
Posted By Hypno Toad

A couple days late: Saturday was my DAMn ...

A couple days late: Saturday was my DAMn (https://the-damn.com/)ride. 240 miles (plus a few bonus miles) in just under 19 hours.

...
08-01-19, 09:35 AM
Replies: 24,525
Views: 2,299,407
Posted By Hypno Toad

Yesterday was 4 rides: Drop off car at shop...

Yesterday was 4 rides:

Drop off car at shop for a new hitch to mount bike rack - 5.5 miles
Ride back to get car when done - 5.5 miles
Running errands with BOB trailer, I got LP tank for...
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