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June 25, 2017, 2:42 p.m.
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Re: veganism

Just to add, according to the American Dietetic Association (largest organization of food and nutrition professionals in the U.S.):

"It is the position of the American Dietetic Association that appropriately planned vegetarian diets, including total vegetarian or vegan diets, are healthful, nutritionally adequate, and may provide health benefits in the prevention and treatment of certain diseases."

If you've got Netflix, I recommend watching What the Health (documentary) and Cowspiracy for starters.

June 25, 2017, 2:33 p.m.
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Re: veganism

Been vegan for close to a year. The negative environmental impacts of the livestock industry are irrefutable, the morality of raising/slaughtering sentient animals is questionable at best (especially when we don't need meat/animal products in our diets), the negative health impacts of animal/dairy products are backed up by scientific evidence.

Practically speaking, millions of people are thriving on a vegan diet. And you see a lot of vegans among athletes, such as endurance athletes (ultra runners) and bodybuilders. Both need to be lean as well as strong/fit.

Iron deficiency is common in the general population (30% of the global population), not exclusive to vegans by any means. There is disagreement anyway about the minimum recommendations for iron. Iron can be easily supplemented (vegan supplements) if needed.

I highly recommend checking out Nutritionfacts.org for scientifically-backed, study-based health info.

Personally speaking, I went vegan and immediately dropped 7-8 lb on an already lean 125 lb frame (previously was pescatarian for awhile). The extra fat that I could never get rid of, even through strict calorie control/exercise/hungriness, just melted away on a vegan diet. Now I eat as much as I want, whenever I want, and am never hungry. And I sleep better at night knowing that I don't support the livestock/dairy/fishing industry. There has never been a better time to go vegan with so many food options out there. If you're a foodie, IMO the vegan diet is the ultimate diet because you can eat as much as you want without gaining weight (assuming you don't eat a lot of junk/processed food).

My only regret is that I didn't turn vegan a lot sooner. Not just for my health but for the health and education of my family.

I'd be happy to offer more advice offline if you want to send me a PM. (I won't be responding to trolls if this turns into the usual NBR gong show. The hardest part of going vegan might be dealing with the same old misinformed/trolling arguments--humans have canines, humans are top of the food chain, we are made to eat meat, plants are intelligent/feel pain too, agriculture kills animals too, blah blah blah.)

Edited for clarity.

June 7, 2017, 4:50 p.m.
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Re: The Running Thread

Well done FO.

Tried a BRICK the other day, short 6K run after 2.5 hours on the bike. Legs/form actually held up OK, although I took a few walk breaks.

May 4, 2017, 2:04 p.m.
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Re: The Running Thread

Well done FO (I mean Fast Orange of course).

I recently got back from a week of dry sun in Sedona AZ. We ran-hiked about three hours every day and loved every minute of it. Grand Canyon (Bright Angel Trail) was another highlight.

I'm anxious not to lose this endurance, so I expect to do a lot more running and fast hikes this year, as well as increasing my distance.

Jan. 11, 2017, 5:18 p.m.
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Rapha gear worth the money?

I don't have an opinion either way (doesn't interest me), but here's a counterpoint from someone who usually does good reviews.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZrEAk9qmLg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HV8pqGTtGY

Dec. 28, 2016, 11:44 a.m.
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running to improve riding

Opposite for me. Bike cardio means that I am rarely breathing hard while trail running (I'm not a fast runer though.) Climbing fitness on the bike makes me a faster uphill runner relative to my speed on the flats.

I run for the weight bearing exercise benefits (bone density, etc.).

Dec. 25, 2016, 1:13 a.m.
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What food do you crave before/after training/riding?

Peanut butter and banana.

Dec. 7, 2016, 4:40 p.m.
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Is it ever worth it? Bike commuting in icy weather...

I see people commuting on fat bikes in the middle of the summer. I don't get it.

Aren't those all power-assist bikes?

Nov. 12, 2016, 12:12 p.m.
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RIP Leonard Cohen

And who by fire, who by water,
Who in the sunshine, who in the night time,
Who by high ordeal, who by common trial,
Who in your merry merry month of may,
Who by very slow decay,
And who shall I say is calling?

And who in her lonely slip, who by barbiturate,
Who in these realms of love, who by something blunt,
And who by avalanche, who by powder,
Who for his greed, who for his hunger,
And who shall I say is calling?

And who by brave assent, who by accident,
Who in solitude, who in this mirror,
Who by his lady's command, who by his own hand,
Who in mortal chains, who in power,
And who shall I say is calling?

Nov. 11, 2016, 12:09 p.m.
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washing machine repair referrals

^^^Yes, open up the panel and take a peak to see if you can locate the source of the leak.

Look up the RepairClinic (or other) videos on YouTube to get an idea of the repair involved. Parts can be ordered online (PartsSelect, etc.) much cheaper than through brick and mortar parts shops.

Agree that appliances are mechanically as simple as bikes. If you have an older washer (20+ years) though, it might be worth it to replace with a newer one just for the capacity and efficiency.

Nov. 6, 2016, 11:17 a.m.
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The Running Thread

Right now I plan on coming to Vancouver and SW BC next year, probably late Spring/early summer.

Maybe some of you want to join me for a run?

For sure. Although I'm so slow that a run/hike on the peak of Seymour would be my preference.

Oct. 31, 2016, 8:23 p.m.
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The Running Thread

I haven't done any running since early summer when I seriously jammed one of my big toenails (still black) on a long uphill hike. Lesson learned. For trail running, always buy a 1/2 size (or more) larger shoe to compensate for swelling and trail descents.

I will be getting back into running this winter. Hopefully we get some light snow. There is nothing more fun than trail running on a blanket of fresh snow.

Oct. 23, 2016, 2:58 p.m.
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Philippines, eh?

Japs ain't a bad word imo. It's an abbreviation with no negative or derogatory connotation.

Uh, no. Nice try though.

Oct. 13, 2016, 10:32 p.m.
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Robin Williams Collection

Rocky Mountain reprazent

Oct. 13, 2016, 1:12 p.m.
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Robin Williams Collection

87 bikes up for charity auction. Not all road.

https://paddle8.com/auction/robin-williams/

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