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06-16-19, 07:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,564
Posted By Hypno Toad

Update: the HRM has been mostly better, but still...

Update: the HRM has been mostly better, but still reporting odd data from time-to-time. Like in the Royal (167-mile gravel grinder), I'd check the screen to see low heat rate while climbing. I could...
06-13-19, 05:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,588
Posted By Hypno Toad

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-19, 02:37 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,396
Posted By Hypno Toad

I ride with the Birchwood Wednesday night HILLZ...

I ride with the Birchwood Wednesday night HILLZ group. All the best hills are in St Paul .... and the worst road conditions!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-19, 01:10 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,396
Posted By Hypno Toad

Are you riding in St Paul, MN? 'cause that's...

Are you riding in St Paul, MN? 'cause that's exactly my experience on the rough roads around St Paul (I've been on washboard gravel roads that's easier to ride than St Paul's paved roads. ). I took...
Forum: Foo
06-07-19, 10:00 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,816
Posted By Hypno Toad

The YouMail ...

The YouMail (https://www.youmail.com/home/feature/stop-robocalls)app can give a non-working signal - I'm using this app and it's working well, can't recall the last robocall that got through. I get...
06-07-19, 06:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,618
Posted By Hypno Toad

Oh fur cute ... while you're at it are you going...

Oh fur cute ... while you're at it are you going to get me a unicorn?

Also very inaccurate - just scroll up to see the GCN YouTube link, feel free to jump to 6:15 to see a drop test with a helmet...
06-06-19, 11:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,618
Posted By Hypno Toad

Great, now I'm stuck in a rabbit hole of bike...

Great, now I'm stuck in a rabbit hole of bike helmet testing videos

V Tech third-party testing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AcXaNcDor_Y

GCN - Bell lab (great video showing test rigs and...
06-06-19, 10:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,618
Posted By Hypno Toad

Throw Back Thursday: that time I was a calendar...

Throw Back Thursday: that time I was a calendar model (OK, it was about the car). Funny enough, this calendar photo bring a few things together, including MTS (I sold their test systems to the auto...
06-06-19, 10:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,618
Posted By Hypno Toad

Excellent point, to impact the side of the...

Excellent point, to impact the side of the helmet, the launcher connection would require a 'hole' in the opposite side of the helmet ... and that hole would invalidate the helmet and the test data.
06-06-19, 08:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,618
Posted By Hypno Toad

The angle of the impact is appropriate, the...

The angle of the impact is appropriate, the helmets orientation may or may not be appropriate depending on the point of the test.... For example, if the test is related to the hood of the vehicle and...
06-06-19, 07:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,618
Posted By Hypno Toad

I'm clearly about safer drivers and safer cars...

I'm clearly about safer drivers and safer cars making people using bikes safer.

However, I'm sorry to sound like an a$$, but unless you've spent the time in school and industry you really...
06-05-19, 02:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,618
Posted By Hypno Toad

I agree, the auto manufactures hold the...

I agree, the auto manufactures hold the responsibility for the 2 to 3 ton killing machine rolling around with texting-distracted drivers.

I see a few different things in the stories here - I'll...
06-05-19, 07:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,618
Posted By Hypno Toad

I might be a "Homer" since we just put money down...

I might be a "Homer" since we just put money down on our 6th Volvo ... but I am a fan of Volvo for the strong history leading safety advances...
06-04-19, 07:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,588
Posted By Hypno Toad

I can understand the confusion ... not too clear...

I can understand the confusion ... not too clear what is road and sidewalk (sidepath)

Minneapolis' Midtown Greenway gets cars on a regular basis. Very confused driver took car onto Midtown...
06-03-19, 11:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,618
Posted By Hypno Toad

I spent 10 years in the automotive testing...

I spent 10 years in the automotive testing industry; I was always amazed (and generally confused) by the test methodology, the test engineers are doing amazing stuff taking real-world data and...
06-03-19, 08:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,618
Posted By Hypno Toad

Volvo's 'World First' Bicycle-Helmet-Versus-Car Test Flags Helmet Safety Flaws

I'm just gonna leave this right here
https://www.forbes.com/sites/carltonreid/2019/06/03/volvos-world-first-bicycle-helmet-versus-car-test-flags-helmet-safety-flaws/#7f04c3fb6f6e
06-01-19, 06:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,588
Posted By Hypno Toad

The local tap room had an anniversary party and...

The local tap room had an anniversary party and the party closed the block to cars and the bike Blvd.
...
05-31-19, 07:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 514
Posted By Hypno Toad

Update: broke two MoFlo lids trying to remove the...

Update: broke two MoFlo lids trying to remove the poppet. Based on this image, I think I need the WaterGate lids to remove the poppet - the MoFlo doesn't appear to have a removable poppet (these lids...
05-29-19, 01:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 514
Posted By Hypno Toad

Thanks! I was trying to pop the plastic cap,...

Thanks!

I was trying to pop the plastic cap, but wasn't having any luck. I give this another try, see if I can find a better tool. I figure it's 'kill or cure' time.
05-29-19, 01:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 514
Posted By Hypno Toad

Cleaning Purist MoFlo Valve/Nozzle

Just cleaning up a clear cap and noticed something I can't see on the opaque caps (I mostly use the opaque caps and been blind to this trapped sand/dirt). I do a lot of wet gravel endurance rides*,...
Forum: Foo
05-28-19, 07:04 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,816
Posted By Hypno Toad

It's a 'protection racket'. Service providers...

It's a 'protection racket'. Service providers don't stop the problem because they can profit from it. As if they don't get enough money out me every month. :mad:
05-25-19, 05:50 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 10,044
Posted By Hypno Toad

New kit arrived today, see care instructions... ...

New kit arrived today, see care instructions... Does not say "hand wash"...
05-21-19, 11:44 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,889
Posted By Hypno Toad

No, but it might be a freeway - Cedar Lake Trail...

No, but it might be a freeway - Cedar Lake Trail (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cedar_Lake_Trail).
...
05-20-19, 07:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,239
Posted By Hypno Toad

Royal update: The rain was not a factor. A major...

Royal update: The rain was not a factor. A major storm front pushed through as I drove to the start line, but there wasn't a drop of rain during the 14 hours it took me to ride the 167-mile course....
05-17-19, 11:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,239
Posted By Hypno Toad

I'm a fan of O2 Rainwear...

I'm a fan of O2 Rainwear (http://o2rainwear.com/2015/07/calhoun-jacket/) - they are based a few miles from my house. Their gear offer good water and wind protection, plus the material breather better...
05-17-19, 08:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,239
Posted By Hypno Toad

Thanks! FENDER! Yes, that is a big miss on...

Thanks!

FENDER! Yes, that is a big miss on my list!

In the pic above, I had a PDW Mud Shovel, but Ray (in orange jacket & black helmet) said that it wasn't really helping with the spray off...
05-17-19, 07:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,239
Posted By Hypno Toad

Wet Gravel Grinder Gear

I love gravel grinders, I typically ride one per month April to October every year. This means there is a good chance you'll be riding/racing in the rain. With that has come lessons in what wet...
05-13-19, 09:03 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 10,044
Posted By Hypno Toad

Ride damage (saddle wear) and wrecks have retired...

Ride damage (saddle wear) and wrecks have retired nearly all my kits. Kits that haven't gone down in a wreck, I still have and use when I want to look 'retro'. Two photos of the Toad to make a point:...
05-03-19, 06:43 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 9,870
Posted By Hypno Toad

At the risk of restarting this thread ... I want...

At the risk of restarting this thread ... I want to add details/clarification about the story in the OP: The day of the wreck, I saw the recently retired fire chief (he lives on our block) was...
05-02-19, 07:03 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 10,044
Posted By Hypno Toad

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& I don't have time to...
05-01-19, 11:12 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 10,044
Posted By Hypno Toad

Dang! You must really impressive yourself to...

Dang! You must really impressive yourself to think anybody cared enough to stalk you! :rolleyes:

You've posted over 500 times in a year, you (& your troll-adjacent post) are kinda hard to miss on...
05-01-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 10,044
Posted By Hypno Toad

Got say, it gives me a good laugh to see somebody...

Got say, it gives me a good laugh to see somebody put 'words in your mouth' in your own pointless thread. :roflmao2:

Maybe your reputation is larger than this single thread ... I'm not sayin',...
05-01-19, 07:55 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 10,044
Posted By Hypno Toad

Gentle cycle with mild soap, hang dry. Never a...

Gentle cycle with mild soap, hang dry. Never a problem.

The only cycling clothes I've ruined are because of a wreck. I've never had the washer ruin my cycling stuff. I've got a Specialized jersey...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-25-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,915
Posted By Hypno Toad

Right, I have a BOB - nice trailer, but not an...

Right, I have a BOB - nice trailer, but not an option to bring on flights. There have been some nice trailer options in the thread, trailers I didn't know about before starting this thread... Thanks!
04-23-19, 10:52 AM
04-19-19, 07:57 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 9,870
Posted By Hypno Toad

😂 LMAO!!! That's the funniest thing I've read in...

😂 LMAO!!! That's the funniest thing I've read in a long time. Thanks for making my night!
04-19-19, 08:57 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 9,870
Posted By Hypno Toad

It is a thread, you know, more information comes...

It is a thread, you know, more information comes up as the conversation evolves. And there are been some good/thoughtful posts in this thread that reinforce the way I reacted to the situation (stayed...
Forum: Foo
04-19-19, 07:05 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,816
Posted By Hypno Toad

I'm getting great results with YouMail. They push...

I'm getting great results with YouMail. They push hard to get you to spend $10/month for their premium product. That's less annoying than the robocalls ... at least for me.
04-19-19, 06:45 AM
04-18-19, 12:46 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 9,870
Posted By Hypno Toad

You're my hero :love: Keep using your super...

You're my hero :love: Keep using your super powers to misrepresent random strangers on the interwebs.
04-18-19, 12:36 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 9,870
Posted By Hypno Toad

WOW! It's awesome to have you sum up a thread...

WOW! It's awesome to have you sum up a thread with only 56 posts - and a significant number of the posts are yours - and yet you can still fall flat on your face doing it. :thumb: Plus you found a...
04-18-19, 11:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,354
Posted By Hypno Toad

I'm not a fan of a full weeks rest, but I like...

I'm not a fan of a full weeks rest, but I like low intensity work to keep the legs moving and the cardio pumping. Simply avoid max efforts rides in the 5 or so days prior to the century.
...
04-18-19, 11:15 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 9,870
Posted By Hypno Toad

You need to learn to read and comprehend - this...

You need to learn to read and comprehend - this is a large thread but not a massive thread, you can read it through in a few minutes. Moreover, I already told you directly which post has the key...
04-18-19, 09:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,354
Posted By Hypno Toad

I ride/race many centuries (and longer). I...

I ride/race many centuries (and longer). I typically taper the intensity of the rides, but not the time on the bike. I like to ease up 3-4 days prior to the century - I keep my efforts 'social',...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-18-19, 08:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,915
Posted By Hypno Toad

Thanks for the feedback! Lots of fun stuff to...

Thanks for the feedback! Lots of fun stuff to research as I daydream about N+1. The Circe Atlas (http://www.circecycles.com/products/atlas/) is a nice option, I've never seen this before ... very...
04-18-19, 07:53 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 9,870
Posted By Hypno Toad

"Crime scene"?? What crime scene? Please scroll...

"Crime scene"?? What crime scene? Please scroll up to post 19. You've made a lot of stuff up about this event. It's kinda entertaining.

Do you understand that I did "stay out of the darn way"???...
04-18-19, 07:23 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 9,870
Posted By Hypno Toad

You're posts lack clarity. It appeared you were...

You're posts lack clarity. It appeared you were arguing the difference between the terms 'advocate' and 'enthusiast'; however, you simple see no reason for the term advocate, right?

You are...
04-18-19, 06:30 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 9,870
Posted By Hypno Toad

Please scroll up to post 7 and look at the person...

Please scroll up to post 7 and look at the person who posted that, thanks!
04-18-19, 06:28 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 9,870
Posted By Hypno Toad

You quoted my post: Not an 'enthusiast' - I am an...

You quoted my post: Not an 'enthusiast' - I am an advocate. There is a significant difference.

And posted:


This is not a legal form, I am using the dictionary to define and differentiate...
Forum: Fatbikes
04-17-19, 04:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,202
Posted By Hypno Toad

Brooks C-17 (been a B-17 too). I ride endurance...

Brooks C-17 (been a B-17 too). I ride endurance gravel events with this bike (50 to 150 miles), so for my bum, this is a very comfortable saddle.
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