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07-27-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 520
Posted By Hypno Toad

Really?!? That must be why the pros ride bibs in...

Really?!? That must be why the pros ride bibs in temps hotter than most of us are willing to ride in. (or you just haven't ridden in quality summer bibs)
Forum: Fatbikes
07-26-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 46,142
Posted By Hypno Toad

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07-02-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 275
Posted By Hypno Toad

Android App - "Talk to me"

Long story short: I killed my moto z4 this week (waterproof rating expired); I had my old Droid in a drawer and dropped in the SIM card until I could get my new Moto G Power (there are shortages on...
06-30-21, 06:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 417
Posted By Hypno Toad

I typically bike to/from the blood bank ... never...

I typically bike to/from the blood bank ... never had an issue. I'll take it easy on the way home, keeping heart rate under 130. Next day, treat it like a recovery rider, get miles without big...
Forum: Fatbikes
06-28-21, 07:13 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,186
Posted By Hypno Toad

Yesterday was a good day - I raced the Freedhem...

Yesterday was a good day - I raced the Freedhem 76 and was the fastest fatbike!

Freedhem is a tiny town in central Minnesota, named by the Swedish settlers, Freedhem translates to "peaceful home"...
06-21-21, 10:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 451
Posted By Hypno Toad

Quick update: The latest Garmin update (Edge 1030...

Quick update: The latest Garmin update (Edge 1030 v12.00 - including heatmaps) uploaded without any effort via my Garmin Connect app on my phone. So Garmin Express is mostly useless now, I'll keep it...
06-15-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,677
Posted By Hypno Toad

Way overdue update! Back in March I made my...

Way overdue update! Back in March I made my vEversting attempt (spoiler alert: it was a major fail). If you enjoy mediocre blog posts, this is for you:
...
Forum: Fatbikes
06-11-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 46,142
Posted By Hypno Toad

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06-08-21, 11:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 451
Posted By Hypno Toad

It's easy to ask, but getting a helpful reply ......

It's easy to ask, but getting a helpful reply ... that's the hard part.
06-08-21, 11:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 451
Posted By Hypno Toad

I have my Garmin devices connected to my WiFi, I...

I have my Garmin devices connected to my WiFi, I might be simply dumb enough to know how to sync all updated via WiFi. With the 1030, activities auto update after finished and I can load Strava...
05-28-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 451
Posted By Hypno Toad

Garmin Live Segment - Fail Syncing

Both my Forerunner 645 and Edge 1030 fall to sync on Garmin Express. I get the following error "There was an error syncing with Garmin Connect". Both will devices show a window saying "Some files...
05-27-21, 02:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,626
Posted By Hypno Toad

The start of summer ... almost 50F today in...

The start of summer ... almost 50F today in Minneapolis :twitchy: today's 25-mile ride is filed under HTFU (& find that winter kit you'd washed and stored away)
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Forum: Fatbikes
05-27-21, 06:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 793
Posted By Hypno Toad

I feel honored to be mentioned in the OP of this...

I feel honored to be mentioned in the OP of this thread :love:

To your point, the drop-bars on my Pug have limits and soft conditions is the number one limit. Soft/deep snow is hard to handle....
05-24-21, 09:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,374
Posted By Hypno Toad

Thank you for all the helpful posts. This...

Thank you for all the helpful posts.

This bike was professionally fitted when purchased in 2017, but things do change over time. We did some armature work on saddle position on yesterday's ride,...
05-20-21, 07:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 842
Posted By Hypno Toad

Too funny, I found a great ride report here on BF...

Too funny, I found a great ride report here on BF ... but found it thanks to Google:

https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/1105401-long-report-my-climb-up-mauna-kea-big-island-hawaii.html
05-19-21, 07:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 842
Posted By Hypno Toad

This is why I come to BF ... I get stuck in a rut...

This is why I come to BF ... I get stuck in a rut thinking of one solution (gravel tires) and totally forget to think about CX tires. Thank you for the great tire options!!

I might go tubeless,...
05-18-21, 08:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 842
Posted By Hypno Toad

32 mm tires that can climb in steep & sandy conditions

I'm working on a long-planned adventure ride - climbing Mauna Kea. The bike for this adventure can take up to 32 mm tires. The climb starts with 34 miles of climbing, going up over 9,000 ft, on...
05-18-21, 07:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,374
Posted By Hypno Toad

This is a good point. Frau Toad has her own...

This is a good point.

Frau Toad has her own Pilates reformer ... she's focused on core, but as we age (we're 50+) we all need to increase our focus on core.
...
05-17-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,374
Posted By Hypno Toad

The bike was fitted by a trust LBS when she...

The bike was fitted by a trust LBS when she bought it ... but that was 4 years ago. We'll be headed to the LBS in a couple weeks and will be asking for a fresh review.
05-17-21, 08:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,374
Posted By Hypno Toad

OOH! I like this as a test of concept ... and...

OOH! I like this as a test of concept ... and possibly the solutions too
05-17-21, 06:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,374
Posted By Hypno Toad

Gel Pads under Bar Tape

I'm looking to help Frau Toad with hand/wrist pain from some old injuries and early stages of arthritis. She gets numb and pain in her hands when riding on the hoods. It's better on the tops or...
05-16-21, 08:18 PM
Replies: 4,063
Views: 608,521
Posted By Hypno Toad

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05-10-21, 03:10 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,125
Posted By Hypno Toad

Data point one on the new Bianchi, weather was...

Data point one on the new Bianchi, weather was cold (50℉) and there was no tailwind ... Bianchi was 7th fastest of my 605 attempts, about 21 seconds off the fastest time ever (with a nice tailwind)....
05-10-21, 12:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,829
Posted By Hypno Toad

First, happy you are good after that wreck. My...

First, happy you are good after that wreck. My tech on all rides, and all set for the new Java set up when it gets here, includes a GoPro, front light, and Garmin Varia radar/light. It really sucks...
05-07-21, 01:37 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,125
Posted By Hypno Toad

Agreed, rider's body position is a key to the...

Agreed, rider's body position is a key to the time it takes to complete a segment. For the purpose of my analysis, I know the segment well and know that staying on the drops is the best option for...
05-07-21, 07:35 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,125
Posted By Hypno Toad

I'm gonna revisit this silly project this summer....

I'm gonna revisit this silly project this summer. I've added (and retired) a bike since this origianal post back in 2016. I'm up to 600+ rides on this segment, but it's no longer on my daily...
05-05-21, 02:03 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 256
Posted By Hypno Toad

Etap Gearing Data in Garmin Connect or Strava?

So I'm brand new to electronic shifting thingy and I'm having fun with everything you can do. I've connected to my eTap AXS with my Garmin Edge 1030 to see gearing info while on a ride (not that...
05-05-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 696
Posted By Hypno Toad

The shop had this same bike, in my size, in...

The shop had this same bike, in my size, in stealth black ... I love the color on any other brand of bike. BUT BIANCHI MUST BE CELESTE! :love:
05-05-21, 06:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 696
Posted By Hypno Toad

That was totally worth the wait! This bike is so...

That was totally worth the wait! This bike is so nice and serious upgrade from what I've had. If your interested, Grand Performance (https://www.gpbicycles.com/) is an outstanding Bianchi dealer in...
05-04-21, 01:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 696
Posted By Hypno Toad

For real, I've been looking at pics of this bike...

For real, I've been looking at pics of this bike for months ... Enjoy your new bike and hope you can hold it together for a couple more weeks!
05-04-21, 10:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 696
Posted By Hypno Toad

Love the pic! I've had the Infinito on my...

Love the pic!

I've had the Infinito on my radar since Frau Toad got hers 4 years ago. I had the opportunity to test ride the Infinito last fall, riding on roads I ride regularly ... those that...
05-04-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 696
Posted By Hypno Toad

New Bike Day - SO DISTRACTED!

I placed an order for a new bike back in January, expecting it to arrive in March, but COVID-World makes everything slower. I got a call last night that the shop has my bike built and I set an...
05-03-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,605
Posted By Hypno Toad

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Forum: Fatbikes
05-03-21, 09:16 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 46,142
Posted By Hypno Toad

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04-26-21, 08:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,626
Posted By Hypno Toad

Sounds like the same weather as Minneapolis ......

Sounds like the same weather as Minneapolis ... except in F, not C ;)
04-22-21, 09:57 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,829
Posted By Hypno Toad

I'm 51 and had a small number of cars, mostly for...

I'm 51 and had a small number of cars, mostly for financial reasons. The first car I owned was when I was in my 20s because I was a parent. My list is very boring:

198x Olds Cutlass (AKA gutless)...
04-22-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,214
Posted By Hypno Toad

IDK ... but this story seems to belong in this...

IDK ... but this story seems to belong in this thread: Police Ask Tesla To Drive In Straight Line, Recite Alphabet Backwards After Vehicle Crashes Into Tree...
04-22-21, 07:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,214
Posted By Hypno Toad

For me, my near collision was a deer at dawn...

For me, my near collision was a deer at dawn (same thing has happened with a deer for Frau Toad too) ... the deer crossing in front of the vehicle, because of low light I didn't see it coming, and...
04-19-21, 09:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,626
Posted By Hypno Toad

This damned fool took the studded tires off...

This damned fool took the studded tires off yesterday. Now it's 34F and flurries in Minneapolis. :cry:

Oh well, I haven't washed and stored the winter cycling kit ... I'll bundle up for today's...
04-15-21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 13,723
Posted By Hypno Toad

FWIW - It could be worse: Yes, the price of...

FWIW - It could be worse: Yes, the price of plywood is up in the range of 252%, with market factors to blame ...
04-15-21, 07:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,626
Posted By Hypno Toad

In Minneapolis, we are slowing getting into the...

In Minneapolis, we are slowing getting into the 50s ... We hit 85F a couple weeks ago, then dropped back into March weather.

I'm clearing my schedule to spend Sunday outside, and spend Monday...
04-14-21, 06:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,214
Posted By Hypno Toad

It is a guess ... but I use the Garmin Varia...

It is a guess ... but I use the Garmin Varia (radar), it doesn't report vehicles that are stopped, moving at the same pace, or going in the other direction. Garmin set it up to only report overtaking...
04-14-21, 06:25 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,829
Posted By Hypno Toad

OK, let's try the lifetime list - Toad-only: ...

OK, let's try the lifetime list - Toad-only:
Cars: 6 cars, 9 bikes

... Kinda proud to say of those 9 bikes, I still have 6; plus 1 is my daughter's bike; and 1 is with my brother-in-law. The only...
04-13-21, 11:52 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,829
Posted By Hypno Toad

Household number for the two of us: 2 cars (one...

Household number for the two of us: 2 cars (one driver & one classic/collector); 11 bikes (all bikes are in ride-condition and used regularly), and 2 new ones on order .... Wait, do we count tandems...
04-13-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,214
Posted By Hypno Toad

I don't know about Tesla, but I've had a few...

I don't know about Tesla, but I've had a few Volvos that have collision avoidance that includes IDing people on bikes (see promo video). I've had the car auto brake for deer, but never a bike (I'm...
04-13-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,612
Posted By Hypno Toad

I sold my car last fall ... Kinda long story...

I sold my car last fall ... Kinda long story getter there:

Back in 2015 I moved to a home office and rarely used the car, but had a garage spot for it and it was paid for, so kept it outta...
04-09-21, 09:02 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 13,723
Posted By Hypno Toad

As I recall, the Z85 was Felt's entry level road...

As I recall, the Z85 was Felt's entry level road bike in 2013. Do you know of a low-level Felt road bike from 2013?

The Kona comparison is the closest comparison I can find, bikes change names,...
04-09-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 13,723
Posted By Hypno Toad

My Kona Dew Drop is a comfort bike with drop bars...

My Kona Dew Drop is a comfort bike with drop bars ... it's still a comfort bike design, and I would not call it a road bike.

IMO - the price of these entry level bikes is a good comparison that...
04-09-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 13,723
Posted By Hypno Toad

This thread got me to look back at some bikes...

This thread got me to look back at some bikes I've bought in the past.

The current Kona Dew Plus (https://www.konaworld.com/dew_plus.cfm) is less (retail) then my Dew Drop back in 2009 (now...
04-07-21, 02:55 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 13,723
Posted By Hypno Toad

I understood that you're not shopping bikes. ...

I understood that you're not shopping bikes.

My point, retail price is rarely the price paid, here are my purchases over the last 10 years:

2009 Kona Dew Drop - retail $799, I paid $520 for...
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