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08-11-17, 09:39 AM
Replies: 31
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Posted By hyegeek

The energy certainly has to come from somewhere,...

The energy certainly has to come from somewhere, as with anyone on any diet, if you expend more than you take in, it comes from body fat. In the case of someone in ketosis, the body is just better at...
08-09-17, 07:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,712
Posted By hyegeek

Watch the scenery. :) While 6-10 hours is a...

Watch the scenery. :)

While 6-10 hours is a long time to eat nothing, one of the interesting side effects of a keto diet is you can go long stretches without being hungry. Oddly enough, I find...
08-09-17, 05:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,712
Posted By hyegeek

Thanks for demonstrating the attitude I was...

Thanks for demonstrating the attitude I was referring to. ;)



I don't see where I claimed to be fast, just not needing to eat while doing long bike rides. I enjoy my rides and can go for long...
06-16-17, 06:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,712
Posted By hyegeek

While there seems to be a pretty big attitude...

While there seems to be a pretty big attitude about keto diets around here, I have found it to be quite convenient for long rides. Not needing to refuel for 100+ mile rides means I only have to...
Forum: Commuting
01-18-17, 10:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 11,794
Posted By hyegeek

While you are correct about the range where they...

While you are correct about the range where they excel, there is a much wider range where they are a reasonable option.



I'd add rough rutted roads and rutted ice to the list where they go...
Forum: Commuting
01-17-17, 10:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 11,794
Posted By hyegeek

While a fatbike is a lot slower on smooth paved...

While a fatbike is a lot slower on smooth paved roads, they can still be a lot of fun. My commute is 18-21 miles 1/2 gravel the other half paved. When the gravel is in bad shape, the fatbike is my...
09-11-16, 10:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 916
Posted By hyegeek

After being diagnosed with diabetes, I lost 65lbs...

After being diagnosed with diabetes, I lost 65lbs in 6 months. This was not because I was dieting and starving myself. I ate well and was rarely hungry. I just changed what I ate to deal with the...
Forum: Commuting
08-31-16, 11:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,532
Posted By hyegeek

Don't laugh. Headwinds don't bother that puppy at...

Don't laugh. Headwinds don't bother that puppy at all. ;)
08-27-16, 03:31 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,665
Posted By hyegeek

Some saddles just don't work for some people. A...

Some saddles just don't work for some people. A few years ago, 9 miles into my 20 mile ride home on my new trek sawyer, the only thing I could think about was taking the bike back and having them put...
Forum: Commuting
04-05-16, 07:09 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 10,391
Posted By hyegeek

I'm not convinced it makes that much of a...

I'm not convinced it makes that much of a difference. I commute over some very steep hills and taking the fatbike (35-40lbs) vs. my 29er (<30lbs) is not that big of a difference. Yes, I'm slower on...
Forum: Commuting
02-01-16, 04:25 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,941
Posted By hyegeek

Yep. In fact, if I don't show up in my bike...

Yep. In fact, if I don't show up in my bike cloths, the ladies give me a hard time for not riding. :) Small town, everyone knows everyone.
Forum: Commuting
11-05-15, 03:25 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,312
Posted By hyegeek

I have one bike that I use for both.

I have one bike that I use for both.
Forum: Commuting
08-13-15, 03:44 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 10,391
Posted By hyegeek

You will be surprised by how quickly you will...

You will be surprised by how quickly you will make it all the way up. Have fun.
08-11-15, 07:11 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,971
Posted By hyegeek

When that happened to me, the worst part was...

When that happened to me, the worst part was attempting to tell people what happened when I got home. It's hard to talk with your tongue a bit swollen. I agree that stopping would probably just have...
Forum: Commuting
08-11-15, 03:51 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 10,391
Posted By hyegeek

My commute in to work has two big hills. One only...

My commute in to work has two big hills. One only gets to 10% or so and is about a mile long. The second gets to around 18% and is a bit over a mile long. On the way home, I have not only the other...
Forum: Commuting
08-11-15, 03:36 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 10,391
Posted By hyegeek

The best thing to do to your bike for hill riding...

The best thing to do to your bike for hill riding is to ride it. The more you do, the easier it gets. All the other suggestions are good as well.

If I'm doing my math correctly, that hill is about...
Forum: Commuting
08-06-15, 10:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 913
Posted By hyegeek

I have a whistle (like a coach or a referee would...

I have a whistle (like a coach or a referee would use) hanging from a string attached to my helmet. When I'm in traffic, I have the whistle in my teeth ready to blow. It makes a very load sound and...
Forum: Commuting
07-30-15, 12:33 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,902
Posted By hyegeek

When the roads are in good shape, I take my...

When the roads are in good shape, I take my skinny (2") tires. When the roads are in need of help (like they are right now), I use the fatbike with 4" tires. I've ridden down to 44mm, but that tends...
Forum: Commuting
06-19-15, 05:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,157
Posted By hyegeek

While it is unlikely that I will leave it on my...

While it is unlikely that I will leave it on my car again, I live in a town where this is usually not a problem. In fact, there were two unlocked bikes in the bike rack next to our building. The bike...
Forum: Commuting
06-18-15, 06:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,157
Posted By hyegeek

More than one of my co-workers asked me if I had...

More than one of my co-workers asked me if I had done just that. Fortunately, at least a couple of them remembered seeing it.
Forum: Commuting
06-18-15, 05:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,157
Posted By hyegeek

Talking to the police, they said the most common...

Talking to the police, they said the most common bike theft in our area is simply people joy riding them or needing to get across town etc. They tend to leave them where they are going. In your case,...
Forum: Commuting
06-18-15, 03:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,157
Posted By hyegeek

Stolen bike that wasn't

Instead of commuting in by bike this morning, I put my bike on the back of my car and planned to do some errands at lunch and then take it in for some adjustments. I left my bike tied to the bike...
06-18-15, 07:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,398
Posted By hyegeek

What I did for my kids was drop the seat and pull...

What I did for my kids was drop the seat and pull the pedals off of a normal kids bike. After they got the hang of balancing, the pedals went right back on.
04-10-15, 07:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,376
Posted By hyegeek

That should be a good time. While we can get rain...

That should be a good time. While we can get rain and cold any time of the year, by later in the summer, it can get quite hot and there is not much in the way of water after you get past Harrison...
04-10-15, 06:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,376
Posted By hyegeek

That sounds reasonable. A much better idea than...

That sounds reasonable. A much better idea than trying to find something in Mullan. You will also find some pretty good spots to eat in Wallace. I thought the food at the 1313 club was pretty good...
04-09-15, 03:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,376
Posted By hyegeek

When I've done the trail, I've started at...

When I've done the trail, I've started at Plummer. The only potential downside is that the last 5 miles going back into Plummer the steepest, but it is a rail grade, so nothing is that steep.
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04-07-15, 04:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 932
Posted By hyegeek

Seems I've been seeing something commonly...

Seems I've been seeing something commonly communicated on this forum that just might apply. I believe the term is HTFU. ;)

I personally like a hot sauce that catches your attention, though I don't...
Forum: Commuting
03-25-15, 02:00 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,791
Posted By hyegeek

650 lumens does light up deer in time to stop at...

650 lumens does light up deer in time to stop at that speed. I've done it many times before. As I said earlier, I don't know why I did not see this one. Could be I was scanning the sides of the road...
Forum: Commuting
03-25-15, 09:43 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,791
Posted By hyegeek

650 lumens and at full brightness for the decent....

650 lumens and at full brightness for the decent. On flats and climbs, I have it dimmed down.
Forum: Commuting
03-25-15, 05:33 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,791
Posted By hyegeek

Yep. It is 18 to 21 miles one way depending on...

Yep. It is 18 to 21 miles one way depending on route. Half gravel and lots of climbing.
Forum: Commuting
03-24-15, 12:12 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,791
Posted By hyegeek

Sounds like you agree with me. The fact that you...

Sounds like you agree with me. The fact that you acknowledge that they will change their behaviour means that deer collisions might be freak occurrences. While there is a higher probability of seeing...
Forum: Commuting
03-24-15, 10:35 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,791
Posted By hyegeek

Good luck with that theory. While they are more...

Good luck with that theory. While they are more active at dawn and dusk, my collision was way before dawn. Normally, they are not very active. That morning, they were everywhere. The best rule I've...
Forum: Commuting
03-24-15, 09:36 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,791
Posted By hyegeek

If anyone doubts this, do a google image search...

If anyone doubts this, do a google image search of squirrel and spokes.
Forum: Commuting
03-24-15, 07:06 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,791
Posted By hyegeek

Yow! Glad you missed. The momentum equation is...

Yow! Glad you missed. The momentum equation is not very favourable with a moose. On the plus side, the moose around here are much more predictable and usually easier to see.
Forum: Commuting
03-23-15, 04:35 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,791
Posted By hyegeek

This certainly was not maximum speed. I've done...

This certainly was not maximum speed. I've done well over 40 on that stretch before. Except for less than a second before spotting the deer, I wasn't even pedalling.
Forum: Commuting
03-23-15, 04:32 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,791
Posted By hyegeek

I've seen enough deer to know this was NOT a...

I've seen enough deer to know this was NOT a fawn. I'd say about a medium sized deer for this area. Not a buck.
Forum: Commuting
03-23-15, 11:14 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,791
Posted By hyegeek

I've had about as many animal close calls in the...

I've had about as many animal close calls in the light. Hidden animals are still hard to see. I've actually hit more potholes in the light than I have in the dark. In those cases, the light has given...
Forum: Commuting
03-23-15, 08:00 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,791
Posted By hyegeek

I agree and have both. In the past, it has turned...

I agree and have both. In the past, it has turned quite a few potential high speed impacts into low speed near misses.
Forum: Commuting
03-23-15, 07:58 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,791
Posted By hyegeek

A very kind gentleman (a nurse at a hospital 45...

A very kind gentleman (a nurse at a hospital 45 minutes away) stopped when I waved him down and drove me and my bike into work. I would have had him drive me to the ER, but the adrenalin had not yet...
Forum: Commuting
03-23-15, 07:56 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,791
Posted By hyegeek

From the black box analysis. :) The GPS showed...

From the black box analysis. :) The GPS showed the story there was 36.67 speed I had just started pedalling as the road had straightened out and was coming out of the trees. The next two data points...
Forum: Commuting
03-22-15, 09:21 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,791
Posted By hyegeek

It got away. I imagine it is not feeling too...

It got away. I imagine it is not feeling too good. Considering how bad I feel, getting two inches of tire smack in the ribs can't have been good for it.
Forum: Commuting
03-22-15, 06:49 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,791
Posted By hyegeek

This one was female. I had time to note the lack...

This one was female. I had time to note the lack of antlers (and be thankful) before hitting it. However, I do think if I had hit it on the head, it would have ended very bad as then it would have...
Forum: Commuting
03-22-15, 06:46 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,791
Posted By hyegeek

I have had close calls with deer way too often....

I have had close calls with deer way too often. Before this event, I've managed to get stopped before they jump out in front, ie, I have seen them more often than not when they are quite a ways away...
Forum: Commuting
03-22-15, 03:56 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,791
Posted By hyegeek

I don't see how that would have ended up any...

I don't see how that would have ended up any better for me. :p I was thinking more along the lines of anti deer missiles, I would not mind the gore all that much if it meant I didn't come off the...
Forum: Commuting
03-22-15, 01:37 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,791
Posted By hyegeek

The thought has certainly crossed my mind. That...

The thought has certainly crossed my mind. That and encouraging rampant poaching along my route.
Forum: Commuting
03-22-15, 12:52 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,791
Posted By hyegeek

A deer has ended a promising year of commuting

With our mild Pacific North West Winter, I had a very good start to my commuting season. Actually, it never really ended form last year, just slowed down a bit. Having kept most of my fitness through...
02-24-15, 08:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,004
Posted By hyegeek

Ain't it the truth. You describe my experience...

Ain't it the truth. You describe my experience exactly.
02-24-15, 02:05 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,293
Posted By hyegeek

That how I eat. My longest ride eating that way...

That how I eat. My longest ride eating that way is 144 miles. I only needed to snack on a few nuts (mostly to keep from feeling empty) to keep going.

Last summer, I crossed Washington state on the...
02-23-15, 03:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,004
Posted By hyegeek

If you are at all typical, what you eat will be...

If you are at all typical, what you eat will be the biggest factor. Exercise is also important as it will help you take up the glucose in your blood stream. The rule I follow is to eat to my meter....
Forum: Commuting
01-20-15, 02:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,393
Posted By hyegeek

I'd ride the studs. I've gone down enough times...

I'd ride the studs. I've gone down enough times to go for safety over most other considerations. It's one of the reasons I commute on the fatbike as often as I do.
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