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10-22-19, 02:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 296
Posted By Hypno Toad

Yep, same here. I used Serfas RX gloves with some...

Yep, same here. I used Serfas RX gloves with some luck but still had numbness. I've been riding without gloves for the last 2 years and rarely had an issue. This includes ultra-endurance rides - like...
10-22-19, 02:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 241
Posted By Hypno Toad

Forgot to post a picture of my shoes and cleats...

Forgot to post a picture of my shoes and cleats .... see they're clean in messy conditions. :lol:
...
10-22-19, 02:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 241
Posted By Hypno Toad

I ride Eggbeaters with Giro Republic shoes. I use...

I ride Eggbeaters with Giro Republic shoes. I use this same set up on my road bikes and gravel bikes. My idea of gravel includes the worst conditions (snow and 28F); and (but not the same ride)...
10-22-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 46
Posted By Hypno Toad

GoPro PLUS - Are you using it?

Anybody out there using GoPro PLUS (https://gopro.com/en/us/shop/subscription/gopro-plus-monthly-subscription/GoProPlusMonthly.html)? Looks like cheap insurance, plus the storage and discount and SD...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-19, 09:40 AM
Replies: 2,247
Views: 326,581
Posted By Hypno Toad

Somewhere in the middle of Minnesota on The DAMn...

Somewhere in the middle of Minnesota on The DAMn (https://the-damn.com/)

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10-20-19, 06:24 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,232
Posted By Hypno Toad

Thank you!

Thank you!
10-18-19, 07:54 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,232
Posted By Hypno Toad

Like you, I know my routes well and know when I...

Like you, I know my routes well and know when I can put down the power and when the route can hide a danger. I have never crashed with another trail user, ever. And to that point, I don't know of any...
10-18-19, 06:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 755
Posted By Hypno Toad

Thanks! And this is an old Session without any...

Thanks! And this is an old Session without any stabilization software. I'm sure with a modern camera with stabilization baked in, it'd be better.
10-17-19, 03:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,232
Posted By Hypno Toad

No big deal, it'd be a much bigger issue if...

No big deal, it'd be a much bigger issue if somebody tried to force a speed limit on these trails.

Like I said, file under "???" - It's not terribly helpful, except to give the old people the...
10-17-19, 10:40 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,232
Posted By Hypno Toad

Two signs close to my house: I'm happy to...

Two signs close to my house:

I'm happy to see this, but it's kinda disappointing that you need a sign to explain this to people driving
...
10-17-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 755
Posted By Hypno Toad

Thank you to all the everyone for feedback and...

Thank you to all the everyone for feedback and thoughts. I created a kinda MacGyver solution using mounting parts I had laying around. The result is mostly successful, allowing me to get some selfie...
Forum: Commuting
10-16-19, 07:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 789
Posted By Hypno Toad

What's winter like in your area? For reference,...

What's winter like in your area? For reference, I'm in Minneapolis area.

I like your list. My one edit was single-speed instead of internal gearing. I had a hilly commute and kept it small...
Forum: Fatbikes
10-14-19, 11:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,807
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: 14,613
Posted By Hypno Toad

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10-08-19, 02:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,348
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: 761
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: 761
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: 1,357
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: 761
Posted By Hypno Toad

Thank you! [/blushing]

Thank you! [/blushing]
Forum: Fatbikes
10-01-19, 03:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 761
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: 761
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: 761
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: 14,613
Posted By Hypno Toad

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Forum: Fatbikes
09-30-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 761
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: 8,616
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: 8,616
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: 4,348
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: 765
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: 4,473
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: 1,989
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: 1,422
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: 24,674
Views: 2,335,046
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: 4,547
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: 4,547
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: 4,348
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: 4,348
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: 881
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: 14,613
Posted By Hypno Toad

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08-26-19, 08:26 AM
Replies: 24,674
Views: 2,335,046
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: 24,674
Views: 2,335,046
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: 8,876
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: 13,568
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: 1,619
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: 1,619
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: 1,619
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: 1,619
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: 1,619
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: 13,568
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: 13,568
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: 13,568
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...
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