One passed me on Willunga hill yesterday, the famous Durian rider making it look real easy, imagine how fast he'd be with a decent rare T bone in him. ;)
Daniel S on here is
Also there is a Vegan Festival this week at the whitmore square...
That was Harley, he passed me and Colin like we were standing still. The man is an awesome rider, I've seen him descending Corkscrew, frighteningly fast.
I have heard of Harley on other forums. I must add that I'm a slow middle aged Vegan.
To be fair, Harley seems to suffer the same fate many vegans and vegos do. He lets meat eaters looking for a fight get him wound up.
What he needs to understand, like PETA and many other pro vegan organisations, is that coming across the way they do does not do their/our cause any good. I've learnt through years of discussion about the topic, that if people get defensive like any serious debate that questions people's core beliefs like politics, racism, religion, there's no winners once every one loses their cool. His debates are insulting.
I'm think a lot of what he has to say is correct but the way he communicates it is poor. Good on him though for being a better rider than me.
Our family (two adults and three children) are vegetarian cyclists. We start the day with a vital protein fruit shake made up with either juice, soy, almond or rice milk. We have not had any issues with energy levels or stamina on our diet. I know a vegan diet is very different.
The major concern for all vegans and vegos is vitamin b12. I don't pretend to be a vego thats never had an issue with it, I have and many would have an issue but don't get their blood checked. I've been proactive in ensuring I get enough as if you don't you can seriously damage your nervous system, beyond repair.
Aside from that I give blood and when I have had my blood checked, my iron levels, etc have often shocked my doctor and blood donor folk so don't buy the crap that the dairy and meat industry put out there.
My g/f eats fish but not chicken or meat. I tend to eat the same as her most of the time, with only the very occasional red meat. I did eat the same diet as her 20 years ago but lapsed as soon as we migrated because I couldn't resist a steak on the barbie.
I am a vegetarian of almost 5 years who also avoids dairy for health, environmental and animal reasons.