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Forum: Touring
09-13-21, 03:58 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 986
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: 47
Views: 986
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: 47
Views: 986
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: 47
Views: 986
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: 2,716
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: 3,087
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: 445
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: 345
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: 1,177
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: 1,177
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: 345
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: 384
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: 1,177
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: 3,087
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: 4,587
Views: 2,339,017
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: 1,124
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: 946
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: 2,060
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: 3,887
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: 1,075
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: 1,735
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: 3,651
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: 4,385
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: 4,385
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: 4,385
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: 4,385
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: 4,385
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: 3,887
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: 4,385
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: 1,042
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: 34
Views: 2,196
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: 1,042
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: 1,042
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: 1,042
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: 2,543
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: 971
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...
06-16-21, 05:51 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,543
Posted By Bearhawker

I always wear socks with my cycling shoes. I...

I always wear socks with my cycling shoes. I only wear my shoes when it is too cold for sandals (my shoe covers don't work with the sandals) but not cold enough for boots.

I only wear socks with...
06-15-21, 04:52 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,543
Posted By Bearhawker

Comes out loose

Comes out loose
06-13-21, 06:59 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,200
Posted By Bearhawker

Our local club "no drop beginners ride" almost...

Our local club "no drop beginners ride" almost put my new-to-biking wife off the sport.

Not only was she dropped off the bat, but the group was impatiently waiting at the 'regroup" spot and took...
06-13-21, 06:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,203
Posted By Bearhawker

Roman soldiers could march 20+ miles in 5 hours...

Roman soldiers could march 20+ miles in 5 hours carrying a load of 70 pounds in some very hot places. They could also built forts (during battle!) and roads and all manner of other things in their...
Forum: Foo
06-08-21, 01:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 971
Posted By Bearhawker

Most of my ad & tracker blocking is handled by my...

Most of my ad & tracker blocking is handled by my PiHole DNS sink hole and my Unbound DNS server. Nothing calls home unless I let it :D Out of the house I connect to the VPN I run (PiHole, Unbound...
Forum: Foo
06-07-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 971
Posted By Bearhawker

This really is a "how long is a piece of string"...

This really is a "how long is a piece of string" type question.

What are you trying to do? What actually doesn't work? Do you consider privacy an issue? Security?

I'm guessing you don't silo...
06-07-21, 12:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,372
Posted By Bearhawker

One thing that is interesting is that if you eat...

One thing that is interesting is that if you eat the same number of calories per day but switch from multiple eating times per day to just one, people tend to lose weight. The same number of...
Replies: 13
Views: 786
Posted By Bearhawker

How much shorter? I lost 2cm off my right...

How much shorter?

I lost 2cm off my right femur... the bone was pulverized so not much of an alignment issue.

I ride clipless with the saddle adjust properly for my short leg.

Fortunately no...
Forum: Foo
05-27-21, 11:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,264
Posted By Bearhawker

Give facebook a 1-star rating in the app store. ...

Give facebook a 1-star rating in the app store. Big movement to get them removed due to bad ratings.

lol
05-21-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 470
Posted By Bearhawker

Yikes. I lost 2cm off my right leg in '86 in...

Yikes.

I lost 2cm off my right leg in '86 in a motorcycle accident.

Haven't had any issues due to the length discrepency... I have wondered if I should experiment with different length cranks...
05-21-21, 02:26 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,179
Posted By Bearhawker

My wife, who essentially took her hand off her...

My wife, who essentially took her hand off her arm falling off a motorcycle has 2 tips for you:

1) soak your hand in warm water (IE: fill the sink, put your hand in) while working on making a...
05-19-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,179
Posted By Bearhawker

My wife says "it don't hurt until the bone...

My wife says "it don't hurt until the bone shows"
05-19-21, 03:01 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,031
Posted By Bearhawker

LOL About a decade ago I decided I was going...

LOL

About a decade ago I decided I was going to get fit and lose weight. I have knee & back issues (lost 2cm off a leg in a motorcycle accident) so I didn't think I could do anything but walk, so...
05-14-21, 05:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,372
Posted By Bearhawker

I largely agree with a lot of what you said but...

I largely agree with a lot of what you said but not the above. Avoid dairy sugar. Ghee, aged hard cheeses, butter (well the good stuff) and to some degree heavy whipping cream are pretty low in...
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