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06-30-21, 06:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 391
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: 10,160
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"...
06-15-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,651
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: 243
Views: 45,899
Posted By Hypno Toad

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06-08-21, 11:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 447
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.
Forum: Fatbikes
05-27-21, 06:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 775
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....
05-19-21, 07:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 839
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,...
05-16-21, 08:18 PM
Replies: 4,062
Views: 607,740
Posted By Hypno Toad

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05-07-21, 07:35 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,122
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, 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, 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: 5,524
Posted By Hypno Toad

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Forum: Fatbikes
05-03-21, 09:16 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 45,899
Posted By Hypno Toad

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04-22-21, 09:57 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,730
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...
04-13-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,542
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...
03-25-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,129
Posted By Hypno Toad

I did some nerding around with my stats ... I...

I did some nerding around with my stats ... I agreed that +/- 60F is ideal for my performance (with clear skies). I know that I run hot, so I like colder temps, I'm known to start an endurance race...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-21, 07:51 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,360
Posted By Hypno Toad

Agreed! This officer is straight up using power...

Agreed! This officer is straight up using power to intimidate. The guy in the video is much better as keeping his cool than I typically can manage. I've been that guy a few times over the years and...
Forum: Fatbikes
03-18-21, 06:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,727
Posted By Hypno Toad

With nearly 7,000 miles on my Pugsley, I'll...

With nearly 7,000 miles on my Pugsley, I'll confirm many of the above posts. I have never felt the rear wheel lifting off with my rigid fatbike. To be clear, I don't have any suspension bikes in my...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-21, 09:31 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,360
Posted By Hypno Toad

It is a privilege. Keeping your nose clean...

It is a privilege. Keeping your nose clean doesn't work for every person equally. I am treading as lightly as I know how to on this topic to not get this thread locked (& off in to a P&R rabbit hole).
03-15-21, 07:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,927
Posted By Hypno Toad

Some good posts here. If my stoker was...

Some good posts here.

If my stoker was interested in competing on Strava segments, we'd create a unique account for tandem rides. But she honestly hates leaderboards, and has it set to not show...
03-08-21, 07:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,816
Posted By Hypno Toad

We took a short test ride on a Steelhead (NICE!)...

We took a short test ride on a Steelhead (NICE!) for sizing, and put in the down payment on our Java. We worked through the build and accessories ... and picked the tri-color fade colors. It'll be...
Forum: Fatbikes
02-25-21, 03:26 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 45,899
Posted By Hypno Toad

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Forum: Fatbikes
02-23-21, 02:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,464
Posted By Hypno Toad

For the tall/short rider comment, this Toad is...

For the tall/short rider comment, this Toad is rough 6ft tall ... but Frau Toad is around 5'2" and doesn't have an issue with the Pugsley Q. She's riding platform pedals, offer a little more...
Forum: Fatbikes
02-23-21, 01:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,464
Posted By Hypno Toad

I'll second D-Fuzz - If I take some time off...

I'll second D-Fuzz - If I take some time off riding my fatbike, I feel it in my inner knee and some in my hips and it does feel just a little odd. However, IME the body adjusts to the wider stance...
02-23-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,917
Posted By Hypno Toad

Why Canadians Can't Bike in the Winter (but Finnish people can)

Love this short documentary:

https://youtu.be/Uhx-26GfCBU
02-22-21, 12:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,651
Posted By Hypno Toad

Check out zwifthub.com for a list of badges and...

Check out zwifthub.com for a list of badges and route achievements. I'm a total sucker for this nerdy stuff, it's keeping me motivated and challenged to stay fit.
02-21-21, 05:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,651
Posted By Hypno Toad

Zwift Everesting Badge

I'm planning to take on the Zwift Everesting Badge this spring.

You done it? How long did it take? What climb did you pick? What power to weight were you able to hold? ... Did you complete or...
Forum: Fatbikes
02-17-21, 05:40 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 45,899
Posted By Hypno Toad

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02-17-21, 11:47 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 21,404
Posted By Hypno Toad

You mean like this? (I've had more slams, just...

You mean like this? (I've had more slams, just not recorded)

https://youtu.be/MDyFhwrXV_Y

https://youtu.be/7iGAQGEmzwE

(happy to have avoided splinters)
02-17-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,798
Posted By Hypno Toad

LOL! You're wrong, Brooks looks awesome ... and...

LOL! You're wrong, Brooks looks awesome ... and LMAO!
02-17-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,798
Posted By Hypno Toad

OP here ... here's my collection: C-15...

OP here ... here's my collection:

C-15 Carved on my gravel-adventure bike, I've used this saddle happily for endurance rides including The DAMn (https://the-damn.com/) (240 miles in one day)
...
02-11-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,054
Posted By Hypno Toad

This ^^^ reminds me of putting my Garmin in a...

This ^^^ reminds me of putting my Garmin in a fannie pack fashioned into a collar for my dog for trip to the dog park. I compared the dogs distance to my distance walking.

I was 1.28 miles and the...
02-10-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,054
Posted By Hypno Toad

I get the venting, but honestly I just scroll...

I get the venting, but honestly I just scroll past that stuff, or if it's a good friend I'll throw some shade.

For S&G, I'll track mowing the lawn or snow removal.... not a serious workout in my...
02-10-21, 12:13 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 10,313
Posted By Hypno Toad

Truth ^^^^ I call that sweat shield my...

Truth ^^^^

I call that sweat shield my 'bike thong' :D
02-10-21, 07:25 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,852
Posted By Hypno Toad

^^^ NAILED IT ON THE HEAD!!! Stupid & true...

^^^ NAILED IT ON THE HEAD!!!

Stupid & true story: I've been chasing a PR (possible KOM) in full Lycra kit and stopped to help somebody on a $100 big box store bike. I've fixed chains (got greasy...
02-09-21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 21,404
Posted By Hypno Toad

-15F, 30 miles, went great but toes got cold in...

-15F, 30 miles, went great but toes got cold in the Wölvhammers - something I already knew, but haven't invested in the boots for the Polar Vortex rides.
...
02-09-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,852
Posted By Hypno Toad

True ^^^^ I'm old (for a pro), and I've...

True ^^^^

I'm old (for a pro), and I've ridden 240 miles in 18 hours (twice) ... it's true that I have no sprint power, but I can keep riding all day at a steady tempo. And I've see riders much...
Forum: Fatbikes
02-05-21, 07:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,358
Posted By Hypno Toad

Adjusting Tire Pressure for the Cold

This forecast has me planning for the weekend

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02-02-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 10,313
Posted By Hypno Toad

After finishing up the painting in our basement,...

After finishing up the painting in our basement, we've re arranged ... ok, mostly just a new location with the same bikes/trainers. (Libby is photobombing)
...
02-02-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,002
Posted By Hypno Toad

That comment - free wheel - WTAF?!? LOLz Now...

That comment - free wheel - WTAF?!? LOLz

Now showing 950K (947,088) ... I am confused and feel like this is some kinda web bot thing and has nothing to do with real people interested in replacing...
Forum: Fatbikes
02-01-21, 08:36 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,160
Posted By Hypno Toad

Claiming it! ... "it" being solidly middle of the...

Claiming it! ... "it" being solidly middle of the pack. :D

The 2021 Fat Bike Loppet was run like an ITT. Riders where spaced out with seeded starting times, and released at 10 second intervals. It...
Forum: Fatbikes
01-29-21, 05:31 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 45,899
Posted By Hypno Toad

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01-28-21, 03:26 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,616
Posted By Hypno Toad

Vera Terra were stock on my 2017 Breezer Radar...

Vera Terra were stock on my 2017 Breezer Radar Pro, I've got 3+ years and 4,400 miles on these rims without an issue. To be clear, I don't baby this bike ... including ultra-endurance gravel events...
01-28-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,616
Posted By Hypno Toad

Great Toads think alike! IMHO, comfort on...

Great Toads think alike!

IMHO, comfort on rough surfaces starts at tires. Look for wider tires, with higher tpi (making softer sidewalls), and play with pressures. I ride 700x45 WTB Riddlers...
Forum: Fatbikes
01-27-21, 07:54 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 45,899
Posted By Hypno Toad

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Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,509
Posted By Hypno Toad

Try using Google Maps to get an estimated ride...

Try using Google Maps to get an estimated ride time :thumb:

If I'm really interested in ETA (normally rides over 4 hours), I load the route to my Garmin and have a data field with ETA based on...
Forum: Fatbikes
01-22-21, 07:37 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 45,899
Posted By Hypno Toad

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