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01-15-22, 02:06 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,637
Posted By Bearhawker

The worst I've ridden in was a winter storm here...

The worst I've ridden in was a winter storm here with winds gusting over 100kmh. I rode the fat bike down to the country store we used to have for milk... 5km trip (2.5km each way) was more than an...
01-13-22, 12:17 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,553
Posted By Bearhawker

100% of my road rash has been on my arms so far,...

100% of my road rash has been on my arms so far, cycling.

I've lost 2cm off a leg and ended up with pins above and below the knee in a motorcycle accident.

Body hair has never been an issue for...
Forum: Touring
01-09-22, 02:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 574
Posted By Bearhawker

If you make it to PEI and need anything ping...

If you make it to PEI and need anything ping me... I live here.


:D
Forum: Foo
01-03-22, 01:44 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,342
Posted By Bearhawker

I just boiled up a dozen eggs. 3 of them float...

I just boiled up a dozen eggs. 3 of them float and they are not bad.

Not sure what a 'float test" is, but I'm presuming the idea is that if they float they are bad? If so, it sure doesn't work...
Forum: Foo
12-30-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,342
Posted By Bearhawker

My eggs can last WAY longer than that sitting on...

My eggs can last WAY longer than that sitting on the counter... because I don't wash them when I collect them. Washing them removes the protective coating and they start to degrade. The oil is a...
12-08-21, 11:17 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 14,119
Posted By Bearhawker

The brain is the boss, not the muscles. ...

The brain is the boss, not the muscles.

Fundamental shift in athletic eating regimes/paradigms possible based on this shift in thinking.

It won't happen over night as there are too many at...
12-07-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 14,119
Posted By Bearhawker

Video from with info from the World Nutrition...

Video from with info from the World Nutrition Summit

https://youtu.be/HLiaXm97Tdw
11-30-21, 11:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,284
Posted By Bearhawker

I commuted all one winter on 26" studded tires. ...

I commuted all one winter on 26" studded tires. On every surface except ice they were worse than not having studs. Heavy and not very good as road tires. lol

On ice they allowed me to never...
11-28-21, 07:07 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,060
Posted By Bearhawker

Possibly the best-ever example of marketing...

Possibly the best-ever example of marketing becoming "general knowledge" or, even worse, "accepted science"

It comes from Grape Nuts cereal ads in 1944.
11-24-21, 06:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 728
Posted By Bearhawker

Norco Bigfoot 6.1. Kenda 4" tires at 30 psi ...

Norco Bigfoot 6.1. Kenda 4" tires at 30 psi

16km each way

I really should get a bigger front ring for road riding... a 28 is silly but has taken me a lot of places including around the Cabot...
11-04-21, 06:13 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,643
Posted By Bearhawker

I bought an RZ mask with Hepa filters to counter...

I bought an RZ mask with Hepa filters to counter various things on my commute.

I never had any issues breathing in or out with it... my problem is that I lose more fluid by spitting than I do by...
10-07-21, 03:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,152
Posted By Bearhawker

Have you considered something less orthodox? ...

Have you considered something less orthodox?

Devinci foot-forward bikes have a lower seat height and she might find that useful.

Further away from orthodox you venture into recumbents with...
10-05-21, 06:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,426
Posted By Bearhawker

Big Pharma hates you

Big Pharma hates you
Forum: Foo
10-05-21, 06:06 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,058
Posted By Bearhawker

I would never know if the FB suite of crap sites...

I would never know if the FB suite of crap sites works or not... my pihole effectively sink-holes the lot of them and none of them work from inside my house at the best of times. Outside either, as...
Forum: Touring
09-13-21, 03:58 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,230
Posted By Bearhawker

A couple of bits of plywood got in there - *not*...

A couple of bits of plywood got in there - *not* what I was going for but appears they got in anyhow. Might even have been the sooty part lol

I would not likely ever have bought it - it was...
Forum: Touring
09-13-21, 07:46 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,230
Posted By Bearhawker

Ok - in the interests of science, bikes and...

Ok - in the interests of science, bikes and forums (IE: playing hooky from work...) I fired up the BioLite stove and made some tea.

Wood used - scraps of kiln-dried softwood (I was too lazy to cut...
Forum: Touring
09-12-21, 03:55 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,230
Posted By Bearhawker

Yeah - it supposedly charges at 3W with a roaring...

Yeah - it supposedly charges at 3W with a roaring fire. Maybe not earth-shattering power but basically free.

If you have all afternoon with nothing to do but toss in pine cones or something it...
Forum: Touring
09-12-21, 10:53 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,230
Posted By Bearhawker

This year I was gifted a BioLIte CampStove 2+...

This year I was gifted a BioLIte CampStove 2+ that I haven't had a chance to try out yet. On days it's not too wet or windy I'm generally wiped out from renovating the house. Life gets in the way...
09-03-21, 10:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,058
Posted By Bearhawker

Being too warm is *always* a bigger issue for me...

Being too warm is *always* a bigger issue for me than too cold... in fact on cold days if I'm not uncomfortably cold for the 1st 5-10 minutes I will be too hot to ride after 20.

down to -20*C I...
09-03-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,436
Posted By Bearhawker

My Trek 3700 now has a rigid front end that used...

My Trek 3700 now has a rigid front end that used to be a functional suspension. 30 km/day for most of a winter on rural highways ruined every single moving part on the bike. I may take a stab at...
09-03-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 965
Posted By Bearhawker

Ours sure is loud enough on my Wahoo Roam.

Ours sure is loud enough on my Wahoo Roam.
08-27-21, 05:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 432
Posted By Bearhawker

The trail from Tignish to Summerside (most...

The trail from Tignish to Summerside (most westerly section) is likely the least interesting.

Since it is a converted rail trail there are no real "hills" - I think the max grade is something like...
08-25-21, 10:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,598
Posted By Bearhawker

^^ check back with me in 50 years

^^ check back with me in 50 years
08-24-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,598
Posted By Bearhawker

I've done it both ways. The biggest difference...

I've done it both ways. The biggest difference for me is I have *never* bonked since I dropped carbs and do all my riding fasted.

The bonus is that I will never develop Diabetes, and almost...
08-24-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 432
Posted By Bearhawker

For future reference - I live on PEI and have...

For future reference - I live on PEI and have cycled it tip to tip along the Confederation Trail.

If there is anything I can do for you here let me know and I will see what I can do.
08-21-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 525
Posted By Bearhawker

Coming down one of the "mountains" on the Cabot...

Coming down one of the "mountains" on the Cabot Trail I discovered the front skewer was loose on my fatbike (not really designed for 70 km/h descents?). One bump away from a very long fall and an...
08-21-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,598
Posted By Bearhawker

I do *all* my riding fasted. On multi-day...

I do *all* my riding fasted.

On multi-day trips I'm essentially OMAD. Nothing but water and electrolytes during the ride.
08-21-21, 02:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,436
Posted By Bearhawker

I commute by bicycle when I can. One year I rode...

I commute by bicycle when I can. One year I rode my MTB through the winter.

That completely ruined the MTB
Forum: Touring
08-02-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 4,628
Views: 2,387,858
Posted By Bearhawker

^^ that's a bit of a spicy name, no?

^^ that's a bit of a spicy name, no?
07-29-21, 09:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,527
Posted By Bearhawker

watching the video - you're buddy pushes off with...

watching the video - you're buddy pushes off with his legs with intent - before the crest. You seem to be pushing with less intent, and too late.

Your buddy pushes hard with his legs just as the...
07-15-21, 06:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,200
Posted By Bearhawker

I have *never* had a problem with my Roam - and...

I have *never* had a problem with my Roam - and I've even hacked it a bit by adding custom icons for when it is paired to a Garmin Varia radar tail light.

in fact it is the single most rock-solid...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-21, 05:09 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,350
Posted By Bearhawker

I ride a fatbike as my road bike, since my...

I ride a fatbike as my road bike, since my roadbike got clobbered in a dog incident.

The fatbike has a dropper post and it is a game changer for riding down hills on the highway. It's what got me...
07-11-21, 07:14 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,596
Posted By Bearhawker

Maybe you missed the part where I *literally*...

Maybe you missed the part where I *literally* almost got arrested just for holding off a dog from actually attacking me with a knife? The cops were in my yard and told me they were there to arrest...
07-09-21, 07:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,155
Posted By Bearhawker

LOL my current bike has a 28-11 combo as my...

LOL my current bike has a 28-11 combo as my highest gear so I'm around 1/2 that mentions above.

I'm having trouble getting my average speed above 20km/h. haha Spinning-out is a regular thing...
Forum: Foo
07-06-21, 04:28 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,318
Posted By Bearhawker

What amazes me is that there are only a few...

What amazes me is that there are only a few brands on there I have consumed in the last few years, and only one that isn't a tea: Hellmans "mayonnaise". I only have had that as I can't buy "real"...
07-06-21, 04:16 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,413
Posted By Bearhawker

lol I'm in my 50's. Short rides I avg 180+...

lol

I'm in my 50's. Short rides I avg 180+ bpm. Long rides 5+ hours I avg 160+

In either case I'm likely to exceed 200 at some point on the ride. I only know because of the HR monitor - I...
07-05-21, 05:56 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,145
Posted By Bearhawker

That's funny. I agree that fiber is useful &...

That's funny.

I agree that fiber is useful & beneficial for gut health but not essential for gut "movement". If you consume enough fat, water and *salt* fiber is not needed for the reason I'm...
07-02-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,145
Posted By Bearhawker

Eating like that was probably the way for...

Eating like that was probably the way for man/most of our ancient ancestors... you chased critters around until you killed some. Then you ate, precessed the other bits for a couple of days, got...
07-02-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,145
Posted By Bearhawker

Your body creates all the glucose it needs via...

Your body creates all the glucose it needs via neoglucogenesis, presuming your liver and kidneys function properly. A better question for the less obtuse might have been "Name an essential...
07-02-21, 08:18 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,145
Posted By Bearhawker

Name/ID an "essential carbohydrate". They...

Name/ID an "essential carbohydrate".

They are 100% optional. Just like Type 2 Diabetes.
07-01-21, 12:27 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,145
Posted By Bearhawker

Stop eating carbs, it happens automatically. ...

Stop eating carbs, it happens automatically. You'll likely notice some side effects that are often referred to as "keto flu" but are likely more properly thought of as carb detoxing. A body used to...
07-01-21, 07:18 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,596
Posted By Bearhawker

I got taken out by a young Doberman while I was...

I got taken out by a young Doberman while I was doing 40 km/h and accelerating. That's a solid 25 mph.

The dog ran parallel to me in a field across the road for 1/4 km (~820 feet, 273 yards), came...
06-25-21, 03:18 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,145
Posted By Bearhawker

I can ride all day, day after day, fasted. In...

I can ride all day, day after day, fasted. In fact I'm planning a cross-Canada ride (hopefully 2023) where I expect to ride fasted every day. The challenge will be to able to consume the calories I...
Forum: Foo
06-24-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,359
Posted By Bearhawker

No idea if in your case any of this was at play...

No idea if in your case any of this was at play but the microphone on your phone is known to be used in at least 2 ways to augment your "targeting":
1) the phone actually listens to actual sounds...
06-22-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,336
Posted By Bearhawker

I ride a fatbike year round that has a dropper...

I ride a fatbike year round that has a dropper post. In the winter I primarily use it to use the bike to sit on - with the post down I can put my feet on the ground while chatting, waiting for...
Forum: Foo
06-20-21, 06:56 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,359
Posted By Bearhawker

^^ after submitting the reply the DNS requests...

^^ after submitting the reply the DNS requests were the same
Forum: Foo
06-20-21, 06:55 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,359
Posted By Bearhawker

From my PiHole log, just from refreshing this...

From my PiHole log, just from refreshing this page, these are the DNS requests made:

09:49:36: query[A] gdpr.internetbrands.com from 192.168.2.51
09:49:36: gravity blocked gdpr.internetbrands.com...
Forum: Foo
06-18-21, 04:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,359
Posted By Bearhawker

Install a PiHole and block any sites you don't...

Install a PiHole and block any sites you don't want

I never see ads and trackers.. What are those? Nothing comes in or out that I don't allow. My VPN service, PiHole and my Unbound DNS server...
06-16-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,091
Posted By Bearhawker

I never see ads unless someone posts them as...

I never see ads unless someone posts them as messages
Forum: Foo
06-16-21, 03:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,020
Posted By Bearhawker

Just for fun there is a new browser coming out...

Just for fun there is a new browser coming out called Flow. I think it is in pre-release now... early stages.

I played with it today on one of my Raspberry Pis. It will be interesting to see...
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