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Forum: Commuting
09-16-20, 02:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 484
Posted By Hypno Toad

I've been at a home office for 5 years ... so I...

I've been at a home office for 5 years ... so I don't count as a bike commuter today. However, when I was commuting by bike, being eco-friendly was on the list, but not that high. Physical and metal...
09-14-20, 07:50 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,514
Posted By Hypno Toad

Yes, this is the dealership's signage. I lead a...

Yes, this is the dealership's signage. I lead a bike/walk advocacy group in the city, we have city staff in our group and they confirmed this wasn't the city's signs. Additionally, another member of...
09-11-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,008
Posted By Hypno Toad

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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I saw this recently too ...

"Biologists have concluded that habitat loss is...
08-31-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,748
Posted By Hypno Toad

Roits? Minnetonka has not had riots, they offered...

Roits? Minnetonka has not had riots, they offered some support to Minneapolis months ago.

Please reread my posts in this thread - I mean you actually quoted the OP: "I have no expectation of a...
08-31-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 1,361
Views: 238,366
Posted By Hypno Toad

Mid-ride refueling stop ... :thumb: ...

Mid-ride refueling stop ... :thumb:


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08-31-20, 07:27 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,748
Posted By Hypno Toad

I understand a ticket is not in the cards, see...

I understand a ticket is not in the cards, see quoted text from OP:


Bluntly stated, this is not as much time or effort as you make it out to be. This is a wealthy suburb of Minneapolis, not...
08-27-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,748
Posted By Hypno Toad

Quoting the OP: " .... just needed to vent it out...

Quoting the OP: " .... just needed to vent it out a little."

Also, clearly, you are amazing!

If you'd like to give advice, I created that thread 3 years ago:...
08-27-20, 08:24 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,748
Posted By Hypno Toad

Too funny, "righteous". If the person driving the...

Too funny, "righteous". If the person driving the Honda didn't stop in front of me, I won't have stopped. And I was the one to notice the cars stopped behind us and instructed him to move along. I am...
08-26-20, 03:24 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,748
Posted By Hypno Toad

That was addressed in the post above the second...

That was addressed in the post above the second video. The trail is limestone, I avoid the trail with my road bikes. And most importantly, bikes have the right to use this road.
08-26-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,748
Posted By Hypno Toad

What's your ******* point?!?

What's your ******* point?!?
08-25-20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,748
Posted By Hypno Toad

THIS ^^^^ Thanks!

THIS ^^^^

Thanks!
08-25-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,748
Posted By Hypno Toad

I doubt the 'cager' learned anything, the officer...

I doubt the 'cager' learned anything, the officer learned a thing that I don't he'll ever put into practice or share again, not sure what the person on the bike needed to learn ... If I need to learn...
08-25-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,748
Posted By Hypno Toad

You remind me of something that happened 6-8...

You remind me of something that happened 6-8 years ago. An unmarked police car (ironically the same city as the officer I talked with today) made a dumb/illegal pass, I shouted something and made a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,707
Posted By Hypno Toad

My training for The DAMn was mostly centuries....

My training for The DAMn was mostly centuries. The one unique ride/race I added was the PH24 to test my ability to ride through the night, I only rode the first 12 hours (7 pm to 7 AM) since it was...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,707
Posted By Hypno Toad

LOL! I've completed it twice and I still think...

LOL! I've completed it twice and I still think it's wholly stupid! It is the most demanding ride I've ever done, totally type II fun (maybe type III). Totally worth the effort, it feels so good to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-20, 07:59 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,707
Posted By Hypno Toad

Repeating earlier posts, I don't like the jersey...

Repeating earlier posts, I don't like the jersey totally unzipped flapping in the winds ... my phone lives in a jersey pocket. But I'll open up most of they way down on hot days. I like to wear a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,761
Posted By Hypno Toad

It shouldn't be earthshaking news, but I hadn't...

It shouldn't be earthshaking news, but I hadn't thought about Garmin being public and will need to disclose if they paid the ransom.


https://www.t3.com/us/news/garmin-outage-recovery-ransom
...
07-27-20, 08:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,704
Posted By Hypno Toad

Not on topic, but talking about hot and humid ......

Not on topic, but talking about hot and humid ... anybody living in the corn belt knows about 'corn sweat'. Kinda on topic since we are talking about what is 'hot' weather for riding, temp doesn't...
07-10-20, 06:41 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 12,871
Posted By Hypno Toad

You are correct, people drive cars ... it's the...

You are correct, people drive cars ... it's the people, not the vehicle. However, when your riding down the road and you see an oversized pick up with "rolling coal" stacks, you don't take note and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 01:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,319
Posted By Hypno Toad

For me, the typical ride under 100 miles isn't an...

For me, the typical ride under 100 miles isn't an issue. I've spent many years dialing in my saddles & bibs, and toughening up the skin 'down there'.

When I'm going for century+ rides, I like to...
06-24-20, 07:23 PM
Replies: 471
Views: 31,465
Posted By Hypno Toad

This is interesting ...

This is interesting

https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/06/24/883017035/what-contact-tracing-may-tell-about-cluster-spread-of-the-coronavirus
06-09-20, 07:54 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 19,089
Posted By Hypno Toad

This is by no means impressive for many, but it...

This is by no means impressive for many, but it feel good to get close to 40 mph - that's my fastest speed with a reliable/accurate device. What's better, I ran out of gears ... if I had a bigger...
06-01-20, 07:41 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,611
Posted By Hypno Toad

This came up on my FB memories .... felt like...

This came up on my FB memories .... felt like it's a good one to share in this thread. I've tried most of these, I think my fav is "look confused" (& that comes naturally for me :lol:)
...
05-19-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,611
Posted By Hypno Toad

Thank you to everyone posting kind words, it...

Thank you to everyone posting kind words, it helps to talk it over with friends. :)



Yes and no. It does matter where you live and the bike-community. Minneapolis area is generally...
05-19-20, 07:07 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,611
Posted By Hypno Toad

The Toad is a jerk

I need to vent a story from yesterday's ride ... I feel like a jerk, but also know that I wasn't really 'wrong', it was just a bad situation. Here's what happened:

I was riding a narrow,...
05-15-20, 07:01 AM
Replies: 408
Views: 13,857
Posted By Hypno Toad

wait, wait, wait ... what?? with a rear...

wait, wait, wait ... what??

with a rear light is dangerous? did you mean "without"?
05-12-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 1,361
Views: 238,366
Posted By Hypno Toad

I was looking through pics from last year and I...

I was looking through pics from last year and I don't think I posted this one from last year's The DAMn (https://the-damn.com/) - the Toad leading a small group into check point #2...
05-12-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 408
Views: 13,857
Posted By Hypno Toad

Yep, you found someone that was irresponsible,...

Yep, you found someone that was irresponsible, and sounds like you failed to use defensive riding skills.

I didn't infer there's no risk, I said you can listen to music responsibly.

I feel...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-20, 06:50 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,422
Posted By Hypno Toad

I do a lot of unsupported endurance and ultra...

I do a lot of unsupported endurance and ultra endurance rides. With the pandemic, and I'm treating every ride as unsupported. For an unsupported ride over 2 hours, I'll use a CamelBak Lobo (3l)...
05-11-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 471
Views: 31,465
Posted By Hypno Toad

Based on last week's exchanges ... I'll just drop...

Based on last week's exchanges ... I'll just drop this here.

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1138x877/capture_bd4c311e36a8ca954e6e566ff2ce83de6e91c9f1.png

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05-06-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 19,089
Posted By Hypno Toad

I've talked about this in other treads ... I'm a...

I've talked about this in other treads ... I'm a wimp on descents. I can clock speeds around 40 mph, but not above. With 6 bikes, I can report that the bike has a lot to do with it. My classic steel...
05-06-20, 06:56 AM
Replies: 408
Views: 13,857
Posted By Hypno Toad

This is definitely noticeable on some tracks ... ...

This is definitely noticeable on some tracks ... and to be honest, I can't deal with this issue at home, but out riding I don't find it as annoying.
05-05-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 408
Views: 13,857
Posted By Hypno Toad

I got the radar for Lisa, she has poor vision in...

I got the radar for Lisa, she has poor vision in her left eye, making checking for traffic difficult. She never really liked it, and I thought about selling it ... but decided to try it out before...
05-05-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 408
Views: 13,857
Posted By Hypno Toad

A music-head will likely know the last song that...

A music-head will likely know the last song that played, the year it was released, the bass player's name .... For me, it's that song that was on at the right time. I have the best memory of...
05-05-20, 06:36 AM
Replies: 471
Views: 31,465
Posted By Hypno Toad

OK, so you're not an MD ... that's fine. Reading...

OK, so you're not an MD ... that's fine. Reading a medical journal is OK, but analyzing and understanding the information takes a very different level of education and research experience than you...
05-04-20, 11:39 AM
Replies: 408
Views: 13,857
Posted By Hypno Toad

It's funny around here (Minneapolis area), on a...

It's funny around here (Minneapolis area), on a 25-mile ride you can go from the city, where nearly everybody gets the trail rules and we all work together well. But ride out to the exurbs, and...
05-04-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 408
Views: 13,857
Posted By Hypno Toad

One earbud (right ear only) is my preferred for...

One earbud (right ear only) is my preferred for solo rides. I use Skullcandy Method (https://www.skullcandy.com/shop/earbuds/bluetooth-earbuds/method-wireless)for a long list of reasons: durable in...
04-23-20, 01:37 PM
Replies: 471
Views: 31,465
Posted By Hypno Toad

Generally, I'm finding the empty roads much safer...

Generally, I'm finding the empty roads much safer than typical. However, this was published earlier this month (SMFH):

... traffic fatalities in Minnesota have increased about 50 percent and...
04-20-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,626
Posted By Hypno Toad

To be honest ... I didn't know and had to look it...

To be honest ... I didn't know and had to look it up: Minneapolitan :thumb: I just we don't use the term very often around here.
04-13-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,063
Posted By Hypno Toad

The first fatbike I rode was IGH - Orgin8 Crawler...

The first fatbike I rode was IGH - Orgin8 Crawler - vacation rental on the North Shore of Oahu ... look at the big dumb smile!

As somebody that loves a Pugsley, I'll tell you that the Crawler is...
04-13-20, 06:36 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,626
Posted By Hypno Toad

Not a fan of spring, come to Minneapolis, we do...

Not a fan of spring, come to Minneapolis, we do not really know what spring is.

This is Easter Day (Apr 12, 2020)
...
Forum: Fatbikes
04-13-20, 06:34 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 28,817
Posted By Hypno Toad

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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04-06-20, 06:58 AM
Replies: 471
Views: 31,465
Posted By Hypno Toad

I had a similar conversation with Lisa over the...

I had a similar conversation with Lisa over the weekend. I asked how many bike rides have required ER trips had during our 33 relationship - short answer: 0. Don't get me wrong, I've wrecked (and...
04-02-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 471
Views: 31,465
Posted By Hypno Toad

The biggest changes for me in Minneapolis is...

The biggest changes for me in Minneapolis is avoiding all of our trails, we have a great networks of multi-use trails (often rated best in the US) - however, during the shelter-in-place orders, the...
Forum: Fatbikes
03-27-20, 06:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,844
Posted By Hypno Toad

Thanks! You make a good point, FBN run...

Thanks!

You make a good point, FBN run narrower than advertised. I think my 26x4 tires measure at 3.7" mounted (12 psi) on stock Marge Lite rims (65mm). We agree - the wide would be concerning...
03-25-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 1,361
Views: 238,366
Posted By Hypno Toad

Mixed gravel and pavement climbing out of Pūpūkea...

Mixed gravel and pavement climbing out of Pūpūkea on Oahu's North Shore
...
03-24-20, 07:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,740
Posted By Hypno Toad

FWIW - I expect you understood the point. ...

FWIW - I expect you understood the point.

There are exceptionally few ailments that target only target one demographic. If you watch faux news, you'd think COVID-19 (Chinese Flu) only effects...
03-24-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,740
Posted By Hypno Toad

I don't see the parallel, COVID-19 doesn't effect...

I don't see the parallel, COVID-19 doesn't effect only one (marginalized) demographic. Consider that contracting COVID-19 is basically, you were somewhere with people - that includes damn near every...
03-23-20, 06:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,740
Posted By Hypno Toad

I think it'd be hard for me to loss taste; The...

I think it'd be hard for me to loss taste; The Toads always been tasteless :roflmao2:

I'm dealing with what I'd call typical cold/flu symptoms - congestion, phlegm, body aches, low energy......
03-19-20, 07:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,740
Posted By Hypno Toad

^^^ this is why everybody needs to act like they...

^^^ this is why everybody needs to act like they have COVID-19 and are contagious. Most of us will never know that we are sick, or feel like it's *just* a cold. Reference Typhoid Mary...
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