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Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-22, 04:58 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,454
Posted By Bearhawker

I do this all the time - it's one of the only...

I do this all the time - it's one of the only things that can get me to push just that little bit harder.

Since I ride a fatbike I don't normally catch them - so far I've managed to pass exactly 2...
08-22-22, 11:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 701
Posted By Bearhawker

Maybe he'd prefer zwift?

Maybe he'd prefer zwift?
08-22-22, 11:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 400
Posted By Bearhawker

A picture is worth a thousand questions

A picture is worth a thousand questions
08-16-22, 01:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 433
Posted By Bearhawker

I have - but don't often use - leggings. Best...

I have - but don't often use - leggings. Best way to describe them would be "solar sleeves" but for legs. They offer no warmth - just block a lot of sun. I don't use them often because my legs...
08-10-22, 06:52 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,448
Posted By Bearhawker

If you are eating 80/20 lean beef the majority...

If you are eating 80/20 lean beef the majority of your calories will be coming from fat.

1 pound of 80/20 ground beef:
~1200 calories
~80g fat @ 9 calories per g = 720 cals or ~60% of calories...
07-21-22, 08:48 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 908
Posted By Bearhawker

It wasn't meant derogatorily - just to illustrate...

It wasn't meant derogatorily - just to illustrate that in my personal experience cycling jerseys are obviously for arms than are thinner than my arm bones. Solar sleeves are another issue - my skin...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-22, 09:09 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,055
Posted By Bearhawker

Except the bibs don't have the waistband issue...

Except the bibs don't have the waistband issue that plagues many.

In that case shorts with suspenders could be the worst of both worlds.
06-20-22, 06:58 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,194
Posted By Bearhawker

I lived near Issaquah in 1982 (on Tiger...

I lived near Issaquah in 1982 (on Tiger mountain). I'm almost over how much it rained. lol Had I been riding back then I think the hills would have killed me before the weather did. :)
06-17-22, 09:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 705
Posted By Bearhawker

Sounds like a "Tide Pod Challenge" but for...

Sounds like a "Tide Pod Challenge" but for cyclists
06-15-22, 05:39 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,194
Posted By Bearhawker

Roughly -25*C to more than +30*C I would gladly...

Roughly -25*C to more than +30*C I would gladly ride in the cold before the heat.

I'd make it an even 100*C temp range but it doesn't get cold or hot enough here to round it out.

I've lived in...
Forum: Touring
06-04-22, 03:31 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,422
Posted By Bearhawker

My bike (daily driver, tourer, grocery-getter,...

My bike (daily driver, tourer, grocery-getter, commuter, etc) with the rear rack and front cargo cages installed but no computer, panniers or even a water bottle weighs in at 43 pounds.
05-28-22, 06:20 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 5,264
Posted By Bearhawker

Don't eat exotic meat nor dress like a bee

Don't eat exotic meat nor dress like a bee
05-13-22, 04:33 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,742
Posted By Bearhawker

My melter was the lowest-cost crockpot type thing...

My melter was the lowest-cost crockpot type thing I could find the day I went shopping. Turns out it was a chocolate fondue pot from Walmart.

Looks exactly like a small crockpot. Works great!...
05-09-22, 05:56 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,893
Posted By Bearhawker

Yep. To this guy *any* part of the road was...

Yep. To this guy *any* part of the road was wrong.

He's not alone here but it is getting better.

Before we got the 1 meter law (should be one lane, but whatever) the worst offenders here...
05-08-22, 07:13 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,893
Posted By Bearhawker

Generally I do have a mirror but it broke and I...

Generally I do have a mirror but it broke and I am awaiting a replacement.

That said I wouldn't have done anything differently with an operational mirror - I was within a couple km of the end of...
05-07-22, 07:57 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,893
Posted By Bearhawker

Cops called the guy and advised that his story...

Cops called the guy and advised that his story matched mine: I said it should as I have it all on video. Cops declined to see the video.

They assure me the driver has learned from this experience...
Forum: Touring
05-05-22, 03:22 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,641
Posted By Bearhawker

Can you rig something up to carry the poles...

Can you rig something up to carry the poles alongside a fork arm?
05-04-22, 02:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,465
Posted By Bearhawker

I actually took a rare lunch break today since...

I actually took a rare lunch break today since working from home road the fatbike to town and back: roughly 20km ridden, 142 m gained, avg speed 21km/h, avg cadence 85 (max 114)

Hr was low, not...
04-27-22, 10:11 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 58,985
Posted By Bearhawker

I must be doing it wrong. I ride a fatbike as my...

I must be doing it wrong. I ride a fatbike as my daily driver and even tour with it, wearing cycling clothes and Nashbar sandals clipped into my Eggbeater pedals.

Pretty sure I get a lot more out...
04-21-22, 07:50 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,361
Posted By Bearhawker

I'm in my 50's and the average speed is spot on -...

I'm in my 50's and the average speed is spot on - except I ride a FATBIKE at the chart's average speed.

Maybe it's a fatbike avg speed chart?

:D
04-18-22, 01:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 821
Posted By Bearhawker

She was riding but nowhere near as much on the...

She was riding but nowhere near as much on the roads.

We live in a rural place with nothing but 2-lane highways that are almost completely devoid of shoulders. She used to ride mostly on the...
04-18-22, 01:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 821
Posted By Bearhawker

I am not but my wife is substantially so. She...

I am not but my wife is substantially so. She hears very little without her hearing aids, which she cannot ride with as the wind noise is very painful for her.

The Garmin Varia radar tail light...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-22, 06:36 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,045
Posted By Bearhawker

It could be a lot worse - we could have inherited...

It could be a lot worse - we could have inherited the grammatical gender from English's Germanic root and from all the Norman-French influences later. Never mind the loan-words from everything else.
Replies: 21
Views: 2,132
Posted By Bearhawker

two things from "personal" experience: My wife...

two things from "personal" experience: My wife essentially took her hand off the bones at the wrist (the hand was bent back, the wrist split and the bones were protruding) The ortho doc explained...
01-13-22, 12:17 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 9,663
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...
12-07-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 23,887
Posted By Bearhawker

Video from with info from the World Nutrition...

Video from with info from the World Nutrition Summit

https://youtu.be/HLiaXm97Tdw
11-28-21, 07:07 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 8,506
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: 1,151
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...
10-05-21, 06:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,071
Posted By Bearhawker

Big Pharma hates you

Big Pharma hates you
09-03-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,599
Posted By Bearhawker

Ours sure is loud enough on my Wahoo Roam.

Ours sure is loud enough on my Wahoo Roam.
07-29-21, 09:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,602
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...
07-02-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 6,466
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: 6,466
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...
07-01-21, 07:18 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,028
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...
06-16-21, 05:51 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,242
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...
05-21-21, 02:26 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,425
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: 3,425
Posted By Bearhawker

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

My wife says "it don't hurt until the bone shows"
Forum: Touring
05-08-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,836
Posted By Bearhawker

They got woke and went broke. They pretty...

They got woke and went broke.

They pretty much fell off my radar when they started dropping brands for being associated, for instance, with *anything* to do with, let's just say outdoor pursuits...
05-08-21, 06:57 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,220
Posted By Bearhawker

June 2019 I was riding to work - just cleared a...

June 2019 I was riding to work - just cleared a hill and was getting back up to speed. Computer shows I was doing 40k/h and picking up speed.

A dog unknown to me, turned out to be a doberman, was...
05-06-21, 12:51 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 33,358
Posted By Bearhawker

My neighbour has a Nascar decal on his car. ...

My neighbour has a Nascar decal on his car.

He doesn't race.

Who do I report him to?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-21, 03:25 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 9,723
Posted By Bearhawker

I hope someone does a study on how much drag...

I hope someone does a study on how much drag noisy hubs make. Then quiet hubs will be all the rage for "free" energy - except then the quiet ones will be the expensive ones.

Might be worth it...
04-21-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 9,460
Posted By Bearhawker

FWIW I do all my riding fasted. Caloric deficit...

FWIW I do all my riding fasted. Caloric deficit alone shouldn't cause the inability to do some work.
04-21-21, 01:49 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 9,460
Posted By Bearhawker

Yeah if the diet does that there is some deciding...

Yeah if the diet does that there is some deciding to do.

On my diet I can go days without eating with little or no impact on my ability to perform my usual physical activity or even more.
...
04-18-21, 06:16 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,061
Posted By Bearhawker

The 220-age thing might be a good reference for a...

The 220-age thing might be a good reference for a couch potato just starting to think about fitness, but it has absolutely no relevance for some of us.

I'm in my 50's with a RHR high 40's - low...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,874
Posted By Bearhawker

Co2?

Co2?
Forum: Touring
04-01-21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 15,855
Posted By Bearhawker

My road bike was destroyed in June of the same...

My road bike was destroyed in June of the same year (2019)... the "Tour de Cabot" was the August/September long weekend. The crash that killed my bike also resulted in 9 ribs broken in 15 places, a...
04-01-21, 04:38 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 11,044
Posted By Bearhawker

I agree broadly and in fact I haven't consumed...

I agree broadly and in fact I haven't consumed more than 20 net grams of carbs in a day for more than 2 years. Never felt/been better.

Bonk-proof!

Diabetes-proof. And if the studies showing...
Forum: Touring
03-31-21, 06:16 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 15,855
Posted By Bearhawker

The hardest part of the whole ride was actually...

The hardest part of the whole ride was actually trying to eat enough. It's HARD to force down 5000-6000 calories in one sitting after riding all day. Not having to cook at the end of the day was...
03-31-21, 03:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 843
Posted By Bearhawker

I have one that I've never used (other than test...

I have one that I've never used (other than test messages) but bring with me on all sorts of trips to places where there is no cell coverage. Not free to keep a contract open but $15/month for peace...
Forum: Touring
03-31-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 15,855
Posted By Bearhawker

^^ and you don't have to cook ice cream! :)

^^ and you don't have to cook ice cream!

:)
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