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Gear Talk / Re: Tubeless?
« on: March 20, 2015, 09:28:42 am »
I'm using the origin8 4" tires. They seated very nicely on the rims. My friend used the Nates that came with the bike. They also did well.

My wheels are not drilled out, but my friends were. In both cases, the rims were sealed up with gorilla tape and they sealed fine.

Gear Talk / Re: Tubeless?
« on: March 17, 2015, 03:34:37 pm »
Last year, I did the John Wayne Trail on a fat bike converted to tubeless tires. All of the blogs I had read before the trip talked about flats being a large problem. I completed the trip without noticing a single puncture. My friend, also using tubeless, had 3 punctures two of which needed tire plugs to seal up, the other eventually sealed with the sealant. None of his flats required removing the wheel from the bike and the delay to put the plugs in was far less then patching a tube.

The reason he had problems was due to older softer tires. After the trip, there was evidence that I had been punctured as well, I just never noticed before it sealed.

I'm planning on going tubeless on my 29er when I do Ride Idaho this year.

General Discussion / Re: dogs and security
« on: August 04, 2014, 10:14:27 am »
I've applied the kick penalty to a couple of dogs that were mostly friendly, but who got a little too excited and started nipping and biting. They no longer do that, so as you said "success for all involved".

General Discussion / Re: dogs and security
« on: June 17, 2014, 12:52:02 pm »
If they attack, then kill them, it's that simple.

That's the way I look at it. While I start with non-lethal non-harmful whistles and yelling, by the time I'm yelling, I am directing any fear into anger/determination that if you bite me you die. So far, the dogs have sensed this and backed off. If I see the owner, I'm very vocal with my threat to the dog. I want the owner to see the downside of their dog harassing people on public roads. Fortunately, I've never had to follow through with the determination to harm a vicious dog, I really don't have any desire to harm them, but a vicious loose dog is just not something that will end well.

Routes / Re: Idaho Hot Springs Mountain Bike Route
« on: February 25, 2014, 10:51:43 am »
The maps are finally available! I just ordered mine. Now to start planning.

Pacific Northwest / Re: Anyone ridden the John Wayne Pioneer Trail in WA?
« on: January 03, 2014, 05:57:04 pm »
I'm currently planning a trip on that trail. From everything I have seen (visiting sections in person and by research), anything east of the Columbia river (or even Ellensburg) will be best traveled with a fatbike.

General Discussion / Re: Low Carb and Long Distance Touring
« on: July 31, 2013, 10:30:50 am »
Glucose, sucrose, fructose, sugar, starch, etc are ALL carbohydrates, no matter the source. They are all digested into the simplest form and absorbed into the bloodstream.

This is certainly true, but my point was that you do not need to ingest any of the above to survive. I'm in no way saying not taking in any carbs optimal, you will be far better off with a balanced diet than with anything extreme. That said, the point still stands that you do not need to ingest carbs to survive. For that matter, you do not need to ingest very many carbs to do well while biking. This is in stark contrast to most information on the internet (so it must be true ;) ) about fueling bike rides.

General Discussion / Re: Low Carb and Long Distance Touring
« on: July 30, 2013, 10:30:51 am »
Um, I think you must have been absent that day...

You may be suffering under this common misconception about carbs due to confusing carbs and glucose. You do need glucose to survive. your body can manufacture glucose from protein, so you don't need to eat carbs to get what you need. That's not to say the best diet has no carbs, it's just that our amazing bodies can get what we need to survive without them.

This is great news for people (like me) who no longer tolerate many carbs, I can eat ignore much of the common wisdom on fueling bike rides (and other sports) and do quite well without harming my body with the sugars and starches.

General Discussion / Re: Low Carb and Long Distance Touring
« on: July 25, 2013, 09:00:02 am »
I do low carb for medical reasons. It is how I'm controlling my blood sugars.

I agree with your statement on what a good diet is. I also believe I've settled on a good one. I get most of my carbs from veggies and the rest from some fruit. In fact, I eat a lot more veggies then I ever did when I was eating a "balanced" diet. What I don't eat are the highly processed carbs (starches and sugar) that make up so much of the food I see around me. Most of my calories come from fat and my body is tuned to burn fat. Now at 49, I have better health and more energy then I did when I was in my 20s.

When I'm out someplace and can't get my preferred foods, I will settle for whatever keeps me going without dumping starches/sugars or other processed carbs into my system. Those will not only raise my blood sugar into a dangerous range, but will have me feeling terrible for several days after eating them. Given the choice, I'd drink a cup of olive oil before I even considered a Twinkie.

General Discussion / Re: Low Carb and Long Distance Touring
« on: July 18, 2013, 02:26:08 pm »
Most of those gas stations have coffee. I'd get a breve or make one from what they likely have around. In a pinch, coffee with lots of half and half (instead of cream) can make an OK meal.

I would not want to do this for days on end, but it can work.

General Discussion / Re: Low Carb and Long Distance Touring
« on: July 18, 2013, 11:15:18 am »
The great thing about eating low carb with high fat is it is easy to get the calories you need. Fat has a lot of calories.

While I have yet to do a long tour, since my body is trained to burn fat, I find I don't need to eat even on my longer rides. I tend to eat only to keep from feeling hungry, not because I need fuel. My longest ride (144 miles) was done with 5 hard boiled eggs and a handful of nuts.

As stated before, if you are getting enough calories, I would expect there not to be a problem.

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