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Forum: Commuting
09-17-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 473
Posted By Hypno Toad

Right on! I run nearly all errands by bike. And...

Right on! I run nearly all errands by bike. And on a day when I have no errands to run, I just go for a spin. Still get all the benefits of bike commuting.
Forum: Commuting
09-16-20, 02:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 473
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...
09-15-20, 12:12 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,512
Posted By Hypno Toad

Honestly, you have better knowledge of a business...

Honestly, you have better knowledge of a business and trail blocks from my house ... cool story. :thumb:

Moving along ...
09-15-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,512
Posted By Hypno Toad

At the end of the day, your assumptions are equal...

At the end of the day, your assumptions are equal to my assumptions of the dealership's intent with this signage.

Reference the Strava images with people biking through a gas station's lot ......
09-15-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,512
Posted By Hypno Toad

The detour signs aren't bad, but any detour will...

The detour signs aren't bad, but any detour will creates confusion for some.
09-15-20, 06:46 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,512
Posted By Hypno Toad

Correct, these signs are on the dealerships...

Correct, these signs are on the dealerships property - and the city has no real say over these signs.

I will say that the first time I noticed the big sign trailer, I thought it was prohibiting...
09-14-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,512
Posted By Hypno Toad

I agree. The city staff don't seem excited about...

I agree. The city staff don't seem excited about confronting the dealership.
09-14-20, 03:23 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,512
Posted By Hypno Toad

Updated map with more details labeled... ...

Updated map with more details labeled...
...
09-14-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,512
Posted By Hypno Toad

The issue (based on a lot of feedback on a...

The issue (based on a lot of feedback on a Facebook group thread) is the same as banks, fast food joints, etc that won't let you bike through the drive-thru.

I grabbed a screenshot of the Strava...
09-14-20, 07:50 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,512
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, 09:53 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,528
Posted By Hypno Toad

I mean, who needs brakes ... right? (fixie joke) ...

I mean, who needs brakes ... right? (fixie joke)

I have 6 bikes: 3 with rim brakes & 3 with disc brakes. Both are effective, neither are complicated or expensive. I have never wrecked because of...
09-11-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,998
Posted By Hypno Toad

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

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/794x599/capture_6e1aeb088f7ac99f04ef2b932a2e6f5c137f632d.png


I saw this recently too ...

"Biologists have concluded that habitat loss is...
09-08-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 1,360
Views: 238,290
Posted By Hypno Toad

Early morning shadow from the levy top trail ...

Early morning shadow from the levy top trail

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_20200904_080930905_5106d619bfb1099b0e87b74a63d457e1906527e9.jpg

Quiet place to...
08-31-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,745
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: 1,360
Views: 238,290
Posted By Hypno Toad

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

Mid-ride refueling stop ... :thumb:


https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_20200830_155001280_hdr_6ba1b25adea76fdca40c2f9081647f04e3957a85.jpg
08-31-20, 07:27 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,745
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: 2,745
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, 09:36 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,745
Posted By Hypno Toad

About #1...

About #1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) , when riding a bike for transportation, you will need to use less than great roads. When biking for recreation, it's easy...
08-27-20, 08:24 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,745
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...
08-27-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,745
Posted By Hypno Toad

I have made this point to people that stop in...

I have made this point to people that stop in traffic lanes to 'talk' with me many times. It's ironic that the person that feels inconvenienced a person biking in a traffic lane, but are just fine...
08-26-20, 03:24 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,745
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, 01:55 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,745
Posted By Hypno Toad

For those that want more, can't image why, but...

For those that want more, can't image why, but here you go

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oy4aCAHNQBU

I'm wish I were more composed while talking ... but I wasn't my best a that moment.
08-26-20, 01:52 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,745
Posted By Hypno Toad

I use the trail often, but not when riding one of...

I use the trail often, but not when riding one of my road bikes.

I agree with your route choice, if I was turning up Plymouth Rd, I wouldn't make a left from Mtka Blvd, no way!

If you want to...
08-26-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 878
Posted By Hypno Toad

Sounds like my ride at the start of last month,...

Sounds like my ride at the start of last month, my worst mistake was making a on-ride change to route. I was expecting a river trail to be passable, but after committing too much time and energy, I...
08-26-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,745
Posted By Hypno Toad

OH! Sorry, I wasn't following along (I'm stuck in...

OH! Sorry, I wasn't following along (I'm stuck in never-ending conference call and posting to BF ... my bad)
08-26-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,745
Posted By Hypno Toad

Sorry to say ... I'm not clear on "my...

Sorry to say ... I'm not clear on "my misdemeanor" in this clip?
08-26-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,745
Posted By Hypno Toad

lol

lol
08-26-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,745
Posted By Hypno Toad

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

What's your ******* point?!?
08-26-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,745
Posted By Hypno Toad

Sorry that I missed this post yesterday. ...

Sorry that I missed this post yesterday.


Why were you stopped where you were in the roadway? Shimagnolo addressed this earlier with Google Maps link.

What had happened immediately before the...
08-25-20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,745
Posted By Hypno Toad

THIS ^^^^ Thanks!

THIS ^^^^

Thanks!
08-25-20, 01:41 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,745
Posted By Hypno Toad

Thanks for the reminder, I've know this, but...

Thanks for the reminder, I've know this, but kinda forget since nobody knows the word 'practicable'.



FWIW - we have 10 to 12 foot wide lanes. This road on the narrow side, but I don't have...
08-25-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,745
Posted By Hypno Toad

Good point - this ^^^, that is exactly what I've...

Good point - this ^^^, that is exactly what I've learned from the lane position forums here.
08-25-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,745
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: 2,745
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...
08-25-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,745
Posted By Hypno Toad

I've posted here before and tried today, but I...

I've posted here before and tried today, but I get an error "502 Bad Gateway"
08-25-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,745
Posted By Hypno Toad

Talking with police about traffic violation

Ugh ... I find it stressful to call the police to report a traffic violation. More often than not, I end up educating the officer about laws for riding a bike on the roads. Sometimes I have a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-20, 08:25 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 2,831
Posted By Hypno Toad

Good point, thanks!

Good point, thanks!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-20, 07:50 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 2,831
Posted By Hypno Toad

IME - When I've been in the Rockies (Summit...

IME - When I've been in the Rockies (Summit County), I've been quicker to acclimate with better cardio conditioning than without. For reference, I've been a competitive snowboarder and spent a good...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-20, 07:42 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 2,831
Posted By Hypno Toad

I'm a flatlander (Minnesota) - a few things that...

I'm a flatlander (Minnesota) - a few things that work well for me:

Long efforts on the trainer (I never coast on the trainer),
Long efforts on rail-trails - great with power meter, but without...
08-25-20, 07:00 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 12,644
Posted By Hypno Toad

Wrong way riders are so frustrating. In my area,...

Wrong way riders are so frustrating. In my area, it's oddly a specific city that has all the wrong way riders, surrounding towns do not have the issue. I blame it on a few things: that city is mostly...
08-24-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 12,644
Posted By Hypno Toad

I'm gonna add the a$$hat in the white BMW on...

I'm gonna add the a$$hat in the white BMW on Friday that pulled out in front of me, I was rolling at traffic speed and needed to brake for him (& no cars behind me). I was right on his bumper and...
08-21-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 298
Posted By Hypno Toad

I won't ride with the CamelBak if I can carry...

I won't ride with the CamelBak if I can carry enough water on bike, but when your in the middle of nowhere on a 90F day in the middle of a 240-mile race, you do not want to run out of water ... been...
08-21-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 298
Posted By Hypno Toad

Discussion: Summer wicking base layer ...

The things I think about on a solo century when it's 90+F and over 60% humidity: Does a wicking base layer help with a high quality jersey? Or does a quality jersey do enough wicking to make the base...
08-21-20, 07:04 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,342
Posted By Hypno Toad

I'm not sure if they sell them in your area, but...

I'm not sure if they sell them in your area, but I have Tifosi (https://www.tifosioptics.com/product/veloce-matte-black-reader-1-5-fototec/)photochromic sunglasses with bifocals ... worth every...
08-20-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 402
Posted By Hypno Toad

I roll WTB Riddler ...

I roll WTB Riddler (https://www.wtb.com/products/riddler700c)700x45 on my gravel bike. I've happily rode over smooth pavement and rail ballast as well as single-track trails with roots. They are the...
08-19-20, 07:11 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,998
Posted By Hypno Toad

Update: Another lawsuit threat[h1] I spent a...

Update: Another lawsuit threat[h1]

I spent a couple hours last night with a group of volunteers and city staff removing invasive plants from the trail corridor. I'm happy that the city is...
08-18-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,595
Posted By Hypno Toad

I think it was a squirrel (or small bunny) ran...

I think it was a squirrel (or small bunny) ran into my front wheel yesterday. I've got a new GoPro that stabilizes the image, the video jumps a little, but I'll tell you the wheel turned more than...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,700
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: 2,700
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: 2,700
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...
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