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10-26-20, 08:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 984
Posted By Toadmeister

Rain is not nearly as bad for your bike as it Is...

Rain is not nearly as bad for your bike as it Is sitting in the lonely corner of your garage.
10-22-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,099
Posted By Toadmeister

Riding through the cool misty fog to the mailbox...

Riding through the cool misty fog to the mailbox at the end of my street. Still the best part of the day.
10-21-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 571
Posted By Toadmeister

I got a use for one, just one....

I got a use for one,

just one....
10-20-20, 08:59 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 4,434
Posted By Toadmeister

Thought experiment: Apply this same logic to...

Thought experiment: Apply this same logic to loving a fat woman
10-19-20, 06:27 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,850
Posted By Toadmeister

Extremely low even with prolonged (24/7/365)...

Extremely low even with prolonged (24/7/365) exposure. Our skin is a barrier that keeps toxins OUT.

Now that said, we do ingest all sorts of toxins and chemicals orally. We drink out of plastics,...
10-18-20, 05:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 394
Posted By Toadmeister

Link?

Link?
10-18-20, 05:15 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,505
Posted By Toadmeister

Yup. Maybe they run the store too?

Yup. Maybe they run the store too?
10-06-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,609
Posted By Toadmeister

I can't put a price per mile on my happiness :)

I can't put a price per mile on my happiness :)
10-03-20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,762
Posted By Toadmeister

Gotta laugh at myself, did the Snaggy Ridge 105...

Gotta laugh at myself, did the Snaggy Ridge 105 (I actually did the timid 25-miler) today in Tipton, Iowa and forgot my Five-Ten cycling shoes!

Good thing I'm using flat pedals, Crankbrothers...
Forum: Touring
09-26-20, 06:34 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,621
Posted By Toadmeister

Thatís the way I see it too, Satellite radio...

Thatís the way I see it too, Satellite radio killed by smartphones. Same deal in my truck about 4 years back I said, why am I paying for Satellite when I already got my phone connected via...
Forum: Touring
09-23-20, 07:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,621
Posted By Toadmeister

funny thing, I forgot I have one! Bluetooth...

funny thing, I forgot I have one! Bluetooth speaker of mine has a FM radio. Need to get the antenna and try options out.
09-23-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 720
Posted By Toadmeister

Never to late to party my friend!

Never to late to party my friend!
09-23-20, 06:02 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 6,505
Posted By Toadmeister

I'll give you one guess which ones were ridden...

I'll give you one guess which ones were ridden more.
09-21-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 686
Posted By Toadmeister

Women will want you, and other men will want to...

Women will want you, and other men will want to be you!

joking aside, the almost 2 extra hours of cardio and fresh air has more benefits than I can list. You may also go through an initial...
09-19-20, 09:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 619
Posted By Toadmeister

[/size] A question Iíve become fond of...

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A question Iíve become fond of asking is, ďwould you rather be fast or would you rather be comfortable?Ē

If a 2x or 3X gets you the wide range And low gearing needed for touring, than...
09-18-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 619
Posted By Toadmeister

I, 6í4Ē 270 and test rode the Sutra LTD last...

I, 6í4Ē 270 and test rode the Sutra LTD last year. Really liked it and the 1x11 drivetrain over the touring version your considering.

Ability to run 50mm wide tires is a BIG benefit for...
09-13-20, 05:22 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 6,117
Posted By Toadmeister

A gravel bike has also been a bit of a Goldilocks...

A gravel bike has also been a bit of a Goldilocks bike for me:

Road bike- too uncomfortable (position, vibration). Skinny tires I can’t take off-road. I’m not trying to be Lance Armstrong.
...
09-13-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 6,117
Posted By Toadmeister

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/600x315/9775a0ee_0408_4708_8c3d_6f30499ee958_3c53192a9692268015cb1075e394fc7bc1b193b9.jpeg
09-12-20, 10:44 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 6,117
Posted By Toadmeister

GrAvel bike is just a name. Something like ďall...

GrAvel bike is just a name. Something like ďall road bikeĒ might be a better description but doesnít sound as sexy.

Gravel racing and events are also a nice grass-roots change from the highly...
09-03-20, 07:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 598
Posted By Toadmeister

you've just outed yourself as a seat sniffer....

you've just outed yourself as a seat sniffer....
08-26-20, 05:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 941
Posted By Toadmeister

sounds like there a bigger story here...

sounds like there a bigger story here...
08-25-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,532
Posted By Toadmeister

thats funny, they told me the same thing!

thats funny, they told me the same thing!
08-25-20, 06:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 684
Posted By Toadmeister

not a big deal and probably the least of your...

not a big deal and probably the least of your problems.
08-16-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,322
Posted By Toadmeister

Well described. My bachelor's degree is in...

Well described. My bachelor's degree is in composites with an emphasis on laminate analysis. My background in vibration is less educational and more industrial but from personal experience I concur...
08-14-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,322
Posted By Toadmeister

As a 6’4” 270# Clydesdale, I hesitate to invest $...

As a 6’4” 270# Clydesdale, I hesitate to invest $ in a carbon frame when my body's mass is literally the Elephant in the room :speedy: saving 2-15 lbs on a frame is insignificant for me.

As such...
08-12-20, 09:02 PM
08-12-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,659
Posted By Toadmeister

Everything causes cancer. Especially in...

Everything causes cancer. Especially in California apparently...
08-07-20, 07:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,146
Posted By Toadmeister

Cool stretch! I tried it and it feels good, felt...

Cool stretch! I tried it and it feels good, felt the scapula, shoulder and elbow muscles stretched and relieved.
08-04-20, 07:20 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,628
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...
07-31-20, 06:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 940
Posted By Toadmeister

It’s all about looking good bro...

It’s all about looking good bro...
07-15-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,279
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.
07-14-20, 05:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,655
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: 1,655
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.
07-10-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,756
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.
07-09-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 442
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, 05:04 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,756
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...
07-05-20, 02:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 797
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...
07-02-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,135
Posted By Toadmeister

Physics time kids ...

Physics time kids

https://www.ducksters.com/science/physics/potential_energy.php
...
07-01-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,019
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...
06-10-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 983
Posted By Toadmeister

If the wife approved 2 bikes, GET THEM BOTH! ...

If the wife approved 2 bikes, GET THEM BOTH!

I also do maintenance for both my bikes, my wife's, and kids. Worth the price of admission!
05-31-20, 06:24 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 10,477
Posted By Toadmeister

Exceeded my goal of 300 miles this month. ...

Exceeded my goal of 300 miles this month. Didn't loose weight however....
05-30-20, 09:42 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,281
Posted By Toadmeister

UPDATE! Completed a 58 mile gravel ride today, no...

UPDATE! Completed a 58 mile gravel ride today, no problemS!

except the nail in the rear tire, but that was quickly remedied. Tubeless and sealant did it’s job!
05-27-20, 06:35 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,281
Posted By Toadmeister

Got it all back together, holding great and I'm...

Got it all back together, holding great and I'm probably putting more stress on it working on it than I will riding with it.

Went up and down the block a bit, seems fine. Got some more fine...
05-25-20, 07:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 928
Posted By Toadmeister

thats been my experience lately too. Amazon is...

thats been my experience lately too. Amazon is getting enough business and I’d prefer to buy from a smaller bike shop or individual selling slightly used good components who can drop it in the mail...
05-22-20, 07:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,186
Posted By Toadmeister

I have moved into 1x11 gearsets and it's...

I have moved into 1x11 gearsets and it's beautiful. Not sure I'll ever go back. Maybe forward to a 1x12.
05-19-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,671
Posted By Toadmeister

And knowing is half the battle. Toads...

And knowing is half the battle.


Toads rule!
05-16-20, 08:34 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 10,477
Posted By Toadmeister

As my miles go up, so is my weight as I’ve been...

As my miles go up, so is my weight as I’ve been hungry!

had a real bummer today, bike tipped over and broke my derailuer hanger! Ordering a new one from LBS but it could be a week.

time to...
05-14-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,722
Posted By Toadmeister

Your right, my bad. I'll go back to bed :)

Your right, my bad. I'll go back to bed :)
05-14-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,722
Posted By Toadmeister

EDIT-DELETED. my bad. .

EDIT-DELETED. my bad.

.
05-13-20, 07:34 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 10,477
Posted By Toadmeister

300 miles is this months goal. Half way there...

300 miles is this months goal. Half way there already. Got 2 weeks off work Now so riding whenever it’s sunny out.

Did a 42 mile ride yesterday and was WIPED OUT today. Wasn’t an overly...
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