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Forum: Fatbikes
10-14-19, 11:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,610
Posted By Hypno Toad

Dang, this thread's sleepy, my last post from the...

Dang, this thread's sleepy, my last post from the 2018 Filthy 50.... and now I'm posting 2019 Filthy 50 (http://the-filthy-50.com/).

New course in Lanesboro, MN - great scenic course! Conditions...
Forum: Fatbikes
10-14-19, 07:12 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 14,314
Posted By Hypno Toad

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10-08-19, 02:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,267
Posted By Hypno Toad

It's been a long trail getting to this point .......

It's been a long trail getting to this point .... but we have a timeline to get to ride trails by (hopefully) Sep 2020 -...
Forum: Fatbikes
10-08-19, 06:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 685
Posted By Hypno Toad

I'm not sure about Jumbo Jim's, they haven't been...

I'm not sure about Jumbo Jim's, they haven't been on snow yet* ... but the FBN, they are terrible on snow. I like Dillingers for winter too, studs for the ice and very good in the snow.

* might...
Forum: Fatbikes
10-07-19, 02:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 685
Posted By Hypno Toad

My FBN are labelled 26x4 and are roughly 3.8"....

My FBN are labelled 26x4 and are roughly 3.8". The Nates are great for mud and soft conditions, but are slow rolling and heavy. I just replaced the stock Nates on Lisa's Pug, she can stop raving...
10-02-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,132
Posted By Hypno Toad

It's very individual. While riding The Heck of...

It's very individual. While riding The Heck of the North (https://www.heckofthenorth.com/) (Northern Minnesota) this past Saturday, we talked about you're either cold at the start of hot at the end....
Forum: Fatbikes
10-02-19, 10:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 685
Posted By Hypno Toad

Thank you! [/blushing]

Thank you! [/blushing]
Forum: Fatbikes
10-01-19, 03:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 685
Posted By Hypno Toad

Wind doping. Just like The Heck of the...

Wind doping.

Just like The Heck of the North, we had perfect conditions on 2017 Filthy 50 (https://thefilthy50.com/). Light headwinds on the start of the course when we were in big groups and...
Forum: Fatbikes
10-01-19, 11:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 685
Posted By Hypno Toad

Thanks! I had a lot of things working for me...

Thanks!

I had a lot of things working for me on this ride: great weather for me (cold & clear), got into strong/large groups, and I've been able to focus of my training leading up to this ride....
Forum: Fatbikes
10-01-19, 06:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 685
Posted By Hypno Toad

IMHO - the fatbike is a more diverse bike than...

IMHO - the fatbike is a more diverse bike than the average person understands. It'll never compete with a road bike on pavement, but doesn't need to be labeled "slow" either.

To be clear, I do...
Forum: Fatbikes
09-30-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 14,314
Posted By Hypno Toad

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Forum: Fatbikes
09-30-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 685
Posted By Hypno Toad

Fast Fatbike

I hear lots of people complain that fatbikes are "slow" ... they are slow in some conditions; but they can hold their own in other conditions.

I'm half stroking my ego and half starting a thread...
09-20-19, 09:48 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,458
Posted By Hypno Toad

Nice! :thumb: It took me many years to build...

Nice! :thumb:

It took me many years to build up to daily bike commutes, it doesn't have to take years, but I didn't push it.
09-19-19, 07:39 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,458
Posted By Hypno Toad

I'd love to hear an update on your story. ...

I'd love to hear an update on your story.

You couldn't have more winter-biking resources and knowledge available, Minneapolis is full of people, shops, and products designed by people that ride...
09-18-19, 09:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,267
Posted By Hypno Toad

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That wasn't a shocking outcome - hoping that the courts and city didn't waste...
09-12-19, 09:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 675
Posted By Hypno Toad

Options to upgrade trail crossing at 4-way intersection

I'm working with the city of Hopkins to kick-start an advocacy group. As I've been getting word out about this new group, there's one thing that comes up repeatedly - the Lake Minnetonka Trail...
09-09-19, 07:27 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,415
Posted By Hypno Toad

Crabby Edina Ladies with Little Dogs...

Crabby Edina Ladies with Little Dogs https://www.strava.com/segments/18727484 It's funny 'cause it's to damned accurate! As I rode through, I got stink-eye from a blue hair with her bichon.


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09-04-19, 08:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,943
Posted By Hypno Toad

My good friend/neighbor/co-worker is a year-round...

My good friend/neighbor/co-worker is a year-round commuter on his LHT (we're in Minnesota). He's riding 7-8 miles each way. He's been using it for over 15 years and still loving it.
08-29-19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,409
Posted By Hypno Toad

Update: I think I was missing one click in the...

Update: I think I was missing one click in the start route process ... but now I see the magenta route line and can't see the less visible route line. It feels like calling the tech support to your...
08-29-19, 07:59 AM
Replies: 24,660
Views: 2,330,071
Posted By Hypno Toad

Last night was our local WNCX (low-key cyclocross...

Last night was our local WNCX (low-key cyclocross races to warm up for the season), and I invited the family to heckle me while I race my fatbike. What a night to have everyone there to watch - the...
Forum: Fatbikes
08-29-19, 06:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,502
Posted By Hypno Toad

Frankly, I don't think my gravel bike is cool :P;...

Frankly, I don't think my gravel bike is cool :P; I spend hours riding my gravel bike with nobody around to see me .... too slow for the fast group, too fast for the slow group.

Here's why I love...
Forum: Fatbikes
08-28-19, 07:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,502
Posted By Hypno Toad

I love my drop-bar Pug as a no-holds-barred...

I love my drop-bar Pug as a no-holds-barred adventure bike. I can do things with this bike that would stop any typical bike. Last week, I rode from home to check on the conditions of 15 miles of...
08-27-19, 12:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,267
Posted By Hypno Toad

Truth ^^^ “In the age of information,...

Truth ^^^


“In the age of information, ignorance is a choice.”
Donny Miller

But I guess in our internet culture, you can find the information that supports your personal bias and stop there...
08-27-19, 07:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,267
Posted By Hypno Toad

UPDATES Earlier this summer, the courts...

UPDATES

Earlier this summer, the courts ruled against the opposition's demand for an environmental impact study, and the opposition appealed to the Minnesota supreme court... more stalling...
Forum: Fatbikes
08-26-19, 10:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 869
Posted By Hypno Toad

Are you adding studs to a tire that's ready to...

Are you adding studs to a tire that's ready to accept them? This is a video about installing studs in a 45NRTH tire designed to for studs.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSG2Z3b765I

Otherwise,...
Forum: Fatbikes
08-26-19, 10:39 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 14,314
Posted By Hypno Toad

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08-26-19, 08:26 AM
Replies: 24,660
Views: 2,330,071
Posted By Hypno Toad

I forgot to post Friday's epic fatbike adventure...

I forgot to post Friday's epic fatbike adventure ride - 60 miles of mixed surfaces.

I can't think of anything I missed for summer time surfaces: paved roads, gravel roads, paved trails, limestone...
08-22-19, 07:48 AM
Replies: 24,660
Views: 2,330,071
Posted By Hypno Toad

First WNCX (Wednesday Night Cyclocross) since...

First WNCX (Wednesday Night Cyclocross) since 2017. I ended up with the 45-minute race - would've liked to start with the 30-minute race, but I was too late getting outta work. I was impressed with...
08-16-19, 11:08 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,828
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: 136
Views: 12,793
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: 1,580
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: 1,580
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: 1,580
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: 1,580
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: 1,580
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: 136
Views: 12,793
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: 136
Views: 12,793
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: 136
Views: 12,793
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: 136
Views: 12,793
Posted By Hypno Toad

These little guys? ...

These little guys?

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08-13-19, 01:35 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 12,793
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: 136
Views: 12,793
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: 136
Views: 12,793
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: 136
Views: 12,793
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: 136
Views: 12,793
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: 1,868
Posted By Hypno Toad

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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: 757
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: 1,029
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: 6
Views: 1,409
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: 6
Views: 1,409
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: 24,660
Views: 2,330,071
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...
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