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06-06-23, 06:33 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 19,396
Posted By Hypno Toad

I had to revisit the post that got this...

I had to revisit the post that got this *****storm going ... I'm very impressed to find out that a parenthetic thought at the end of a one-sentence post is 'overthinking'. And a big thank you to...
06-05-23, 11:30 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 19,396
Posted By Hypno Toad

We agree, the trail fix for the project is some...

We agree, the trail fix for the project is some of the best I've seen, I see nothing wrong with the ramp over the work area.

The sign is more like death by a thousand papercuts ... one sign is...
05-31-23, 09:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,750
Posted By Hypno Toad

Thanks for the kind words. It's hard to process...

Thanks for the kind words. It's hard to process for sure. Take care!
05-30-23, 09:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,750
Posted By Hypno Toad

My friend and colleague was killed crossing the...

My friend and colleague was killed crossing the street by a hit-and-run driver in New Orleans on Mother's Day...
05-23-23, 09:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,750
Posted By Hypno Toad

Minnesota Gets "Idaho Stop" | Starting Aug 1, 2023

I'm very excited to see this! Minnesota has had many misguided police issuing tickets for failing to make complete stops, some of the worst offenders are on bike trails in wealthy communities. For...
05-17-23, 07:41 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,592
Posted By Hypno Toad

What's even scarier ... humans driving cars do...

What's even scarier ... humans driving cars do the same thing, and they are all over the roads.
04-26-23, 06:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,376
Posted By Hypno Toad

I've tried a few Garmin IQ data fields and apps,...

I've tried a few Garmin IQ data fields and apps, but the only one I really value is WindField (and I love this one) https://apps.garmin.com/en-US/apps/a924715a-2d53-42a1-a8f9-e365bc849840 (they have...
03-27-23, 12:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 865
Posted By Hypno Toad

I keep a couple bikes in my office with this...

I keep a couple bikes in my office with this stand (I keep my CF bike on this stand without any concern - but it's not in this pic): https://www.amazon.com/2021-Cycle-Woody-Bike-Rack/dp/B01MXZZ87J
...
Forum: Fatbikes
03-27-23, 08:49 AM
Replies: 19
Ice
Views: 1,200
Posted By Hypno Toad

This Toad bikes through Minnesota's winters, and...

This Toad bikes through Minnesota's winters, and you have the correct theory: higher pressure allows the studs to get better purchase on the ice. Lower tire pressure allows the tire to deform around...
03-23-23, 04:04 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,798
Posted By Hypno Toad

I am fortunate to have the room and the support...

I am fortunate to have the room and the support of Frau Toad to keep a nice catalog of bikes. The funny truth answering the question about which of these bikes I 'just use' ... the answer is: all of...
03-23-23, 09:12 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,236
Posted By Hypno Toad

I read and totally understood the post. IME there...

I read and totally understood the post. IME there is not a decreased need for sodium while biking when you have a low sodium daily diet. Please take the time to scroll up to post 14 (& watch the...
03-18-23, 11:58 AM
Replies: 26,931
Views: 2,992,990
Posted By Hypno Toad

Thank you! Both the white DAMn kit and the...

Thank you!

Both the white DAMn kit and the pink(red) Birchwood vest are this Toad. Frau Toad was supporting me, in her Jeep, she had the warm wool and wind vest for the colder temps at high...
03-14-23, 01:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,236
Posted By Hypno Toad

My experience, including a night in the hospital...

My experience, including a night in the hospital on IVs, tells a different story. I am talking about endurance and ultra endurance events ... so I am talking about 'a long time'. My hospital stay was...
03-14-23, 10:58 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,236
Posted By Hypno Toad

One sign of low sodium is frequent need to pee;...

One sign of low sodium is frequent need to pee; also hypernatremia hyponatremia can be shocking (I found out the hard way). It is important to understand that everybody's sweat is different, sweat...
03-13-23, 03:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 738
Posted By Hypno Toad

LOL! I'm a freak in the bike world, I love a...

LOL! I'm a freak in the bike world, I love a challenging climb but I'm white-knuckled descending. My buddy made it to the summit and road back down to the visitor's center because his support driver...
03-13-23, 06:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 738
Posted By Hypno Toad

Ride Report | Mauna Kea | The Hardest Climb in the World

Long story short: I've been toying with the idea of riding Mauna Kea for 10 years and last month was my opportunity to take on this epic challenge. Mauna Kea is the largest bike climb in the world,...
03-13-23, 06:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,012
Posted By Hypno Toad

The long story short, I didn't ride my Infinito,...

The long story short, I didn't ride my Infinito, but rode my gravel bike on 50mm GravelKing SK ... and they were overkill and I never got them on the unpaved part of Mauna Kea. Here's a link to my...
Forum: Fatbikes
03-09-23, 03:45 PM
Replies: 19
Ice
Views: 1,200
Posted By Hypno Toad

I was holding 12 mph on the bare ice, maxing out...

I was holding 12 mph on the bare ice, maxing out around 16 mph. The bare ice rolls fast, if you don't get nervous and think too much about going down.
Forum: Fatbikes
03-09-23, 08:23 AM
Replies: 19
Ice
Views: 1,200
Posted By Hypno Toad

Studs are the only answer to ice, it's true with...

Studs are the only answer to ice, it's true with its 35 mm tires or 4" tires (Top Contact Winter (https://www.continental-tires.com/bicycle/tires/urban-tour/top-contact-winter2-premium) tires are the...
03-08-23, 09:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 862
Posted By Hypno Toad

That's true, I need auto-pause with my Edge 510. ...

That's true, I need auto-pause with my Edge 510.

Last year, I upgraded to the Edge 1040 Solar and this ride on Hawai'i may be the best case solar charging environment with equatorial sun at high...
03-06-23, 03:54 PM
Replies: 26,931
Views: 2,992,990
Posted By Hypno Toad

I biked Mauna Kea...

I biked Mauna Kea (https://pjammcycling.com/climb/1.Mauna-Kea) last Monday (Feb 27) . I rode the 'easy' route, starting at Waikōloa Beach (Kona side), I made it to the Mauna Kea Visitor Center (elev...
01-31-23, 03:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,139
Posted By Hypno Toad

I had to look a couple time to figure out that...

I had to look a couple time to figure out that bright spot on my nose HA!
01-31-23, 09:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,139
Posted By Hypno Toad

This was yesterday, 20 miles with air temps start...

This was yesterday, 20 miles with air temps start at 0░F/-18░C and dropping below -5░F/-20░C on the way home. This is nothing when compared with my friends on the Arrowhead 135...
01-26-23, 10:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,879
Posted By Hypno Toad

Now I'm sure this is flexing, but 4 hours was...

Now I'm sure this is flexing, but 4 hours was much less time than my longest Zwift rides. I've done at least four rides that took longer, including:
...
01-26-23, 08:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,879
Posted By Hypno Toad

Thank you! :)

Thank you! :)
01-25-23, 10:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,879
Posted By Hypno Toad

WOW! Prior to Zwift, I'd lose my mind within a...

WOW! Prior to Zwift, I'd lose my mind within a hours on the trainer. I'm nerdy enough to find the Zwift game environment engaging and keep me going for hours.
01-24-23, 09:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,879
Posted By Hypno Toad

I was deep into my ride (roughly mile 75), and a...

I was deep into my ride (roughly mile 75), and a fast pace group came up on me. I burned a last match to get into the pack and enjoyed a late boost to my pace. But they didn't make the turn around to...
01-24-23, 07:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,879
Posted By Hypno Toad

^^^^ I can't imagine! :eek: ... or I could call...

^^^^ I can't imagine! :eek: ... or I could call it a goal ;)
01-23-23, 05:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,879
Posted By Hypno Toad

I'm always in my century kit too! I can't think...

I'm always in my century kit too! I can't think of any good reason to trade out my century jersey ... I don't see many in game, that's one hard earned jersey!
01-23-23, 10:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,879
Posted By Hypno Toad

Zwift Century

At the risk of looking like I'm trying to flex (& possible just a little flexing), I went out to set a PR Zwift (imperial) century. It'd been a number of years since I'd tried to ride a fast century...
Forum: Touring
01-12-23, 07:57 AM
Replies: 4,794
Views: 2,571,096
Posted By Hypno Toad

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Forum: Fatbikes
01-05-23, 09:16 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 11,590
Posted By Hypno Toad

Back on topic: ...

Back on topic:

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Forum: Fatbikes
12-23-22, 03:32 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 74,040
Posted By Hypno Toad

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

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12-21-22, 01:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,002
Posted By Hypno Toad

Cyclist clears way with homemade bicycle snowplow

LOVE!

https://youtu.be/Qutf9SSf55E
Forum: Fatbikes
11-29-22, 08:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,505
Posted By Hypno Toad

A fatbike's natural environment is off the roads...

A fatbike's natural environment is off the roads ... but with some tuning, a fatbike can be fun and fast on any surface. There is no question, it takes a lot more power and you'll go slower ......
11-10-22, 09:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,201
Posted By Hypno Toad

This comment makes me think you never ride in...

This comment makes me think you never ride in cold/wet conditions. I do drink in the cold/wet conditions and my bladder shrinks too, so I need to stop for pee breaks when it's cold and rainy.

One...
11-01-22, 08:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 638
Posted By Hypno Toad

I've got the opposite issue, I've got a lot of...

I've got the opposite issue, I've got a lot of junk in the trunk. I need to get bottoms that are big enough for my butt and then too big for my waist (and tend to slip). I've got to winter bibs to...
11-01-22, 06:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,624
Posted By Hypno Toad

I've been riding the same 45NRTH ...

I've been riding the same 45NRTH (https://www.45nrth.com/products/wolvhammer-boa#/)W÷lvhammer (https://www.45nrth.com/products/wolvhammer-boa#/) since 2016. Nothing has broken, no issues at all....
Forum: Fatbikes
10-25-22, 07:46 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 11,590
Posted By Hypno Toad

LOL! Hate to say it, but I was faster on the...

LOL!

Hate to say it, but I was faster on the fatbike than my gravel bike (Breezer Radar Pro) ... I was 18:59 in 2019 with my Breezer; and 18:43 on the Pugsley. This result still surprises me a...
10-25-22, 06:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 594
Posted By Hypno Toad

secret of winter cycling

It's that time of year ...

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Source...
10-24-22, 09:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,548
Posted By Hypno Toad

Garmin WindField Live Wind

I've had this data field on my Garmin for years and LOVE IT! It's great for nearly any ride. What new (to me), I just upgraded to the 1040 Solar and while adding WindField I found you can include...
10-24-22, 07:21 AM
Replies: 3,817
Sticky 65-85+ Thread
Views: 635,568
Posted By Hypno Toad

I'm too young for the 65+ group, but I'm in the...

I'm too young for the 65+ group, but I'm in the 50+ group, and rode yesterday with a buddy that's past 80 years old ... John is a total inspiration!

John had an idea for a late autumn gravel...
Forum: Fatbikes
10-21-22, 06:28 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 11,590
Posted By Hypno Toad

I was thinking about the fat ebikes on my ride...

I was thinking about the fat ebikes on my ride last night, I saw a couple ebikes rolling on 26x4 tires. Bikes like the RadRover 6 Plus don't have a lot of the same components as an 'acoustic' fatbike...
Forum: Fatbikes
10-20-22, 03:20 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 11,590
Posted By Hypno Toad

HTFU ... not sayin', just sayin' 40 lbs...

HTFU ... not sayin', just sayin'

40 lbs Pugsley, 240 miles in under 19 hours

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Forum: Fatbikes
10-19-22, 08:44 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 11,590
Posted By Hypno Toad

You must be kidding. I have 45NRTH Dillinger4...

You must be kidding. I have 45NRTH Dillinger4 tires I got in Jan '17, they have lasted with years of heavy use. They perform great on pavement and on snow ... and bare ice.



How many bikes now...
10-14-22, 07:24 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 7,425
Posted By Hypno Toad

You gave me a flashback to The Fox...

You gave me a flashback to The Fox (https://www.heckofthenorth.com/wolf-about) (bikepacking ride/race in Northern Minnesota), on day one, the route hits Heartbreak Hill. This thing is only .7 mile...
10-10-22, 09:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 824
Posted By Hypno Toad

This makes all the sense in the world ... and...

This makes all the sense in the world ... and that's why you'll never find TSA doing something like this!

My giggle on a trip last month to DC (bike trip without bringing a bike): I had a co2 in...
10-10-22, 06:54 AM
Replies: 1,508
Views: 654,754
Posted By Hypno Toad

Saturday's Filthy 50 was amazing. We had...

Saturday's Filthy 50 was amazing. We had beautiful clear skies and the autumn colors were on full display!
The temps were cool, starting around 45░F ... and stayed chilly most of the ride warming up...
10-07-22, 06:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 824
Posted By Hypno Toad

I bought the Thule RoundTrip...

I bought the Thule RoundTrip (https://www.thule.com/en-us/sport-travel-bags-and-cases/bike-travel-cases/thule-roundtrip-road-bike-travel-case-_-3204825), and I'm very happy with it! It is a canvas...
10-05-22, 11:05 AM
Replies: 26,931
Views: 2,992,990
Posted By Hypno Toad

Last Saturday was The Heck of the North...

Last Saturday was The Heck of the North (https://www.heckofthenorth.com/heck-about) (the name is a play on "Hell of the North"), I rode the 105-mile course on my drop-bar Pugsley. I think I was...
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