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05-18-22, 01:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 640
Posted By Hypno Toad

I've been on WTB Riddler 700x45 for over 5,000...

I've been on WTB Riddler 700x45 for over 5,000 miles (on my second set) and very happy. Minnesota is not known for mountains, but we have the Driftless Region...
05-04-22, 09:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,022
Posted By Hypno Toad

This is such a wonderful video showing the joy of...

This is such a wonderful video showing the joy of gravel.

And you'll see Herr & Frau Toad finishing with their tandem around 7:30 just as Trenton says "... rookie and veteran ... " and that was...
04-29-22, 02:57 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,551
Posted By Hypno Toad

I think spring is almost here in the Twin Cities,...

I think spring is almost here in the Twin Cities, the glaciers are receding. We might get over 60F today!
...
04-13-22, 12:57 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,551
Posted By Hypno Toad

Still waiting on this thing called "spring" .... ...

Still waiting on this thing called "spring" ....

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04-12-22, 07:56 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,820
Posted By Hypno Toad

You are correct, and sorta a jerk too. The two...

You are correct, and sorta a jerk too. The two YouTubers work together, use same/similar methods, and use the same tags (LockPickingLawyer & BosnianBill)

Please post the video you are referring to...
04-11-22, 06:50 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,820
Posted By Hypno Toad

He's fairly positive on it: ...

He's fairly positive on it:
https://youtu.be/WZ0UCzi0Tpg

I have a buddy who's hobby is recovering stolen bike, he's recovered well over 100 stolen bikes and has been awarded by local police for...
04-07-22, 06:35 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,551
Posted By Hypno Toad

LOL! I keep getting reminders of last spring ......

LOL! I keep getting reminders of last spring ... it was wonderful. And this morning, there's more snow in my backyard. :twitchy:
04-06-22, 07:21 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,551
Posted By Hypno Toad

I keep hearing people use this term 'spring' ......

I keep hearing people use this term 'spring' ... what is this 'spring' you speak of?!?

Another inch of snow this morning with temps just above freezing. blarg
03-31-22, 01:50 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,010
Posted By Hypno Toad

My buddy makes bottle cage coozies, they work...

My buddy makes bottle cage coozies, they work great at keeping the bottle liquid longer ... the nozzle can still be a problem.
https://www.gupgum.com/product/bottle-cage-coozies
...
03-31-22, 12:52 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,820
Posted By Hypno Toad

SMH ... if I plan to stop for anything, I have a...

SMH ... if I plan to stop for anything, I have a lock (once or twice walked into a store with the bike).

I got this set up for my road bikes when I'm going out for longer ride and know I'll stop...
03-30-22, 06:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 689
Posted By Hypno Toad

I live near Minneapolis, Minnesota and I don't...

I live near Minneapolis, Minnesota and I don't know a season or conditions when I will not ride. I always love the first warm rides in the spring and I'll ride as much as possible in the autumn. But...
03-28-22, 06:51 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,551
Posted By Hypno Toad

I see the same aggressive and hateful people...

I see the same aggressive and hateful people driving around here. It seems that us early spring riders piss off the overly-entitled people in 3-ton death traps.

My favorite response to the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-22, 07:38 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,490
Posted By Hypno Toad

FWIW - years ago I focused on push-ups, but it...

FWIW - years ago I focused on push-ups, but it wasn't the benefit I needed for getting low on the bars on long endurance rides ... and I still have the chest of an underweight 12 year old boy. In...
03-22-22, 06:45 AM
Replies: 1,474
Views: 615,914
Posted By Hypno Toad

We placed our order March 6, 2021 and took...

We placed our order March 6, 2021 and took delivery on August 27, 2021 It felt like it took forever, but looking back it was pretty damn quick in this parts-shortage environment. We ordered the bike...
03-21-22, 09:08 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,551
Posted By Hypno Toad

I keep an old commuter bike for shoulder seasons,...

I keep an old commuter bike for shoulder seasons, it's not great, but I just let is get covered in road spray for a few weeks and add lube a couple times a week. Once the snow pack is 95% melted, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-22, 06:48 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,490
Posted By Hypno Toad

It's all in the core ... and core strength adds...

It's all in the core ... and core strength adds so much to many other parts of riding.

Here's is a great conversation from my friend, physical theropist, and bike-fitter Paulie, if the time start...
03-17-22, 06:54 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,551
Posted By Hypno Toad

"spring riding" in Minneapolis ... AKA "hold onto...

"spring riding" in Minneapolis ... AKA "hold onto your butts!"

https://youtu.be/XwEmAgYpP9g

It's been great getting out to ride with out 4" studded tires, but it brings some challenges in the...
03-06-22, 09:07 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,551
Posted By Hypno Toad

Ok ... I might be exaggerating ... OTOH we got...

Ok ... I might be exaggerating ... OTOH we got 4-6 inches fresh snow last night.
03-04-22, 12:45 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,551
Posted By Hypno Toad

I'm looking forward to changing into bike gear...

I'm looking forward to changing into bike gear being less than a 45 minute process:
...
03-04-22, 10:38 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,233
Posted By Hypno Toad

My lumber jack shirt in it's natural environment...

My lumber jack shirt in it's natural environment (Gunflint Trail near the Minnesota-Canada boarder). I think this was an REI brand ... not sure ... but the cool thing is that it's a bike focused...
03-03-22, 11:12 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,233
Posted By Hypno Toad

Post a Pic of yourself in your favorite cycling jersey/shirt/top

Inspired by another thread ... Let's see your favorite biking top(s) (call it a kit, a jersey, a shirt ... I don't care). I'll start by share a couple of my favorites:

I don't have a great picture...
03-03-22, 09:46 AM
Replies: 360
Views: 6,884
Posted By Hypno Toad

That's new to me, I'll check it out. Thanks!!

That's new to me, I'll check it out. Thanks!!
03-03-22, 09:27 AM
Replies: 360
Views: 6,884
Posted By Hypno Toad

Way off topic about pro replica kits.... but I...

Way off topic about pro replica kits.... but I think Strava is more interesting than the fashion police whining about other people's clothing.

I've biked a flat paved rail-trail segment 200 times...
03-03-22, 08:37 AM
Replies: 360
Views: 6,884
Posted By Hypno Toad

You make a good point ... my post was a moment of...

You make a good point ... my post was a moment of weakness, before I'd had enough coffee.
03-03-22, 07:51 AM
Replies: 360
Views: 6,884
Posted By Hypno Toad

Thank you for sharing the view from your high...

Thank you for sharing the view from your high horse. I will be sending you a PM before every ride to make sure I don't offend your standards for acceptable clothing while biking.
03-02-22, 03:31 PM
Replies: 360
Views: 6,884
Posted By Hypno Toad

I brief, Strava power estimates are useless. It...

I brief, Strava power estimates are useless. It does not change power estimates based on road/trail surface.

From Strava: When data from a power meter is not available, Strava can estimate power...
03-02-22, 08:21 AM
Replies: 360
Views: 6,884
Posted By Hypno Toad

I find it fascinating how butthurt some folks are...

I find it fascinating how butthurt some folks are about what another person wears ... or doesn't wear.

I ride with a guy that can complete The DAMn (https://the-damn.com/) with Crocs and discount...
02-28-22, 11:43 AM
Replies: 360
Views: 6,884
Posted By Hypno Toad

I've always like the Fulton kit ... I don't have...

I've always like the Fulton kit ... I don't have one, but they are good looking!

My local kits are all mostly old, I have too many kits to justify buying more than the latest team kit.

Here's...
02-28-22, 11:19 AM
Replies: 360
Views: 6,884
Posted By Hypno Toad

That's just funny to me ... I wear my local team...

That's just funny to me ... I wear my local team kit as a fully committed amateur and I *spend my money* to wear companies logos. I'd hate to think anybody'd *pay* money to this old dork on a bike. ;)
02-28-22, 10:39 AM
Replies: 360
Views: 6,884
Posted By Hypno Toad

I selected "I only fly my own racing teams...

I selected "I only fly my own racing teams colors", but I do have some other kits I wear from time to time. Like, I've got a DAMn kit as a 3x DAMn champion; I was gifted a Bianchi kit that I like to...
02-26-22, 05:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 541
Posted By Hypno Toad

I'm in the Hall of Fame!...

I'm in the Hall of Fame! https://everesting.cc/hall-of-fame/#/hill/6738425828

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02-26-22, 10:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 541
Posted By Hypno Toad

It took nearly 14 hours, and I'm a total wreck...

It took nearly 14 hours, and I'm a total wreck the next day, but I completed my vEversting on Alpe du Zwift yesterday ... and didn't need an ER or IVs! I'll work on a blog post and share the link...
02-24-22, 11:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 541
Posted By Hypno Toad

vEveresting | Here I go again

I'm getting excited/nervous for my revisit to vEveresting tomorrow (Feb 25) ... Last year I ended up in the hospital with 4+ IV bags after my first attempt (the longer story on my blog:...
02-23-22, 01:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,830
Posted By Hypno Toad

I know, and this week's weather is not helping,...

I know, and this week's weather is not helping, snow piled up everywhere, 5F afternoon temps ... but at least it's sunny out :thumb:

But I did look back at some ride data, and remembered I was...
02-23-22, 01:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,830
Posted By Hypno Toad

Can I change my vote? I clicked the wrong one, my...

Can I change my vote? I clicked the wrong one, my answer is: Yes: I have a dedicated winter bicycle, and you need one too.
but that depends on where you live ... if 'winter' is a month or two of...
02-23-22, 09:30 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,195
Posted By Hypno Toad

I can't remember the last time it was 60F/15C...

I can't remember the last time it was 60F/15C around here ... likely it was early November, so roughly 107 days without seeing 60F, and it'll likely be mid to late March before we get to see that in...
02-23-22, 07:35 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,195
Posted By Hypno Toad

Cold?!? ... it's spring like weather around here....

Cold?!? ... it's spring like weather around here.

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02-22-22, 09:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,327
Posted By Hypno Toad

No soft landing for that rider :(

No soft landing for that rider :(
02-22-22, 08:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,327
Posted By Hypno Toad

This person clearly didn't get the memo (I had...

This person clearly didn't get the memo
(I had no issues, because Dillinger tires have 240 studs per tire :thumb:)
...
Forum: Fatbikes
02-21-22, 10:35 AM
Replies: 295
Views: 61,616
Posted By Hypno Toad

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Forum: Fatbikes
02-21-22, 10:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 919
Posted By Hypno Toad

I thought everybody on a fatbike looked like this...

I thought everybody on a fatbike looked like this
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02-19-22, 08:26 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,075
Posted By Hypno Toad

not my wreck, but I thought of you when I saw...

not my wreck, but I thought of you when I saw this yesterday ... And I was thinking "that's gonna left a mark"

...
Forum: Fatbikes
02-19-22, 08:21 AM
Replies: 295
Views: 61,616
Posted By Hypno Toad

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02-14-22, 11:23 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,075
Posted By Hypno Toad

My road bike is ready for pickup at the LBS...

My road bike is ready for pickup at the LBS (Grand Performance) ... all I need are dry roads :rolleyes: ... the long wait for spring!
02-14-22, 10:15 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,075
Posted By Hypno Toad

I was out on Thursday with the dusting of fresh...

I was out on Thursday with the dusting of fresh snow on the ice (I was on my Dillingers) .... I lost count on the number of 'snow angles' (AKA wrecks) along the trails, and a couple looked like they...
02-09-22, 11:28 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,195
Posted By Hypno Toad

Dang! Weather in Minneapolis has been cold this...

Dang! Weather in Minneapolis has been cold this winter (coldest January in something like 8 years). I rode the City of Lakes Loppet fatbike race on Sunday, roughly 10 miles or the 20 mile course was...
02-09-22, 08:03 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,276
Posted By Hypno Toad

To be clear, this Toad is a long time bike...

To be clear, this Toad is a long time bike commuter too ... year-round in Minneapolis ... and I have a big circle of supportive year-round bike commuters around here. (my post wasn't looking down on...
02-07-22, 11:35 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,276
Posted By Hypno Toad

Minneapolis weather is not 'unique' OTOH there...

Minneapolis weather is not 'unique' OTOH there are a lot of factors that add up to something you aren't seeing in Denver (other many places).

So list out the unique things that have been brought...
02-04-22, 02:25 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,276
Posted By Hypno Toad

Having ridden countless miles with Justin, I'm...

Having ridden countless miles with Justin, I'm sorry to say his face froze like that years ago :lol:
02-04-22, 11:51 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,276
Posted By Hypno Toad

I know that Denver gets cold, and I know that...

I know that Denver gets cold, and I know that Minneapolis gets colder and STAYS colder. I know that the two cities are not the same climate.

High altitude CO gets cold, Northern MN gets cold too...
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