Thanks everyone! Will look into rentals...at least for one day. Then can assess whether I want to keep it for two.
Heading to Silverstar in a few weeks. I currently ride a Trek Fuel EX 8 29er all mountain with 120mm front and back. We'll be riding 1.5 days and was told I could ride my Trek but I was thinking of renting a DH bike for a day?
I have no idea what the trails are like and only have Whistler bike park as a comparison, which obvs DH bike is best.
Style of riding isn't super aggressive...i like fast flowy with some tech but nothing crazy.
Ya HSCT has a lot of snow until peak summer. In the past few years it's only been fully clear of snow in July-ish. You don't want to get caught up there post-holing your way along. Will take forever and it already takes about 10h if you're fit. If it's hot out and it's been a dry summer, be sure to bring LOTS of water. I know of a few people who 'ran out'. :o
I've done a bunch of long backcountry trail runs/adventures (Hanes, Coliseum, Needles etc) but haven't been able to make it out to HSCT with folks I run with because of scheduling. Hopefully this year! It's my main running/hiking goal for 2018...
some nice answers here wrt post-workout meals!
there is nothing wrong with carbs…but not all carbs are made equal! junk is junk and eventually that catches up with you. it's ok in a pinch once in awhile but as sarensho mentioned, going from super low to super high blood sugar can lead to diabetes by messing with your hormone/insulin system. the impact of a complex carb vs a single sugar is significant.
i study nutrition and am an avid runner/cycler. my approach is usually:
night before: meal based on complex carbs (yams, whole grains and starchy and non-starchy veg) with easily digest lean protein (fish or small amount lean chicken/beef cuts)
morning of (mix complex and simple carbs, protein and fats): smoothie with lots of frozen berries, banana, avocado, whey protein, hemp seeds, turmeric, ginger etc
during ride/run: simpler carbs - figs, dates, other dried fruit and if it's a long day nuts, lara bars or a few chews.
1-2h after: mix protein and simple carbs
night meal: protein and complex carbs and some good fats - probably also a treat! this is the time to eat it!
i've found as my training level increases i crave sugars more and if i don't eat the good ones i resort to junk! so i up my fruit snacks during the week and complex carbs in general.
It doesn't matter where beef comes from, it's still bad for the environment. You can claim it is grass fed and organic, but its no different than what you buy at Safeway.
Just don't buy beef. Hunt or eat wild game if you really need to consume meat.
(I'm not a vegetarian, but I rarely eat beef)
it totally matters whether it's factory corn-fed or grassfed both for the quality of the meat and the environmental footprint. i can send you peer-reviewed articles if you like. i study this.
also, being vegan/veg does not = no footprint. it's all about quality unless of course you are talking animal rights.
best to let people make their own decisions and not say things like "don't". because we're all guilty of environmental footprints whether it's beef consumption, driving, or turning the light on.
Tatanka bison - $200 for family pack of 16lbs assorted cuts, roasts, ground
when i bought with North Valley (they no longer offer grassfed beef) 1/8 cow was 53lb at $7.50 per lb plus bones and stock no charge + $20 delivery. Total was $412.25.
You can go to Big Bear website for info on their prices
i buy my meat in batches…often 1/8 of grassfed local cow or i order family pack from Tatanka bison. totally worth it if you have a deep freeze for storage.
i think as with any food, it's not necessarily about cutting an entire food group out but focus on quality and ethics that resonate. i was vegetarian for 12 years and totally unhealthy. i focus now on whole foods, including meats and try to use all parts, not just prime cuts.
Big Bear Ranch is a great source.
Good suggestions so far
You mentioned galiano - thats a good one too. Ferry over with a bike or car and camp down at dionesyioeys point for a couple nights.
ya dionisio would be ideal but i can't find any solid info on how to access it from land. sounds a bit convoluted… have you been?
I'm looking for a few spots, ideally on the water, that are a few hours (could include ferry) from Vancouver. Single female solo camper so nothing in the middle of nowhere but ideally a site that has a bit of a hike in or at least no RV hookups!
Looking for a "go to" for weekends when i'm looking for little R[HTML_REMOVED]R and peace and quiet.
First thoughts are Sunshine Coast, Pender, Galiano? But would like to hear from people who found awesome spots they are willing to share.
Anyone got any recommendations for a good first trail run? Something around 15-20k would be nice, hopefully with some good ascents that offer a view of the city.
i would check out Coast Mountain Trail Series. almost all their races have a a short (12-15k) and long (18-25k) course. the RD is known to be a bit sadistic so lots of climbs and fun tech trails. if you want something more challenging Squamish23 or Buckin Hell.
there's also 5 peaks series…
I just registered for the half narathon, 27 km with about 1.2 km of altitude gain. :rocker:
The event leaves enough room for error, and preparation will not turn into something challenging and stressful for me and my family.
Talked to a seasoned runner today, he advised me to run the half marathon, and try the full one next year.
My missus just said….maybe there is a trail marathon in BC in 2017?
Sounds like a plan. :clap:
Edit: Found a video of last year's run. Exciting!
awesome! tons of trail races in bc…8km, 12-ishkm, 25km, marathon and ultra distances. almost too many options!