Archive for October, 2010

Austin Traffic

October 13, 2010
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Austin Traffic

Just on the heels of “The Old Give and Take”, here I am talking about traffic in the city of Austin. Yes, I did give up some quiet, low traffic roads for what we have here in Austin….but the fact that I’m right now riding in October with warm temperatures is enough to make...
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The Old Give and Take

October 11, 2010
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The Old Give and Take

I grew up in a family where one of the mantras was: There is always a give and take…for everything you gain, there is something you have to give up. Being a guy who has had his fair share of change in his life, this phrase seems to flash across my mind quite often….and...
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Nutrition Tip October 9 2010

October 9, 2010
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Cramping?…There May Be Something to These Folk Remedies The following tips are considered folk remedies, but I wanted to include them as they may be worth giving a shot. Mustard:  For years coaches have given mustard to their athletes with leg cramps. Cramps are sometimes caused by a deficiency in acetylcholine, the neurotransmitter that...
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Does a More Expensive Bike Make a Better Cyclist?

October 8, 2010
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Does a More Expensive Bike Make a Better Cyclist?

You’re out riding, and you see a guy (or girl) on a pimped out $6,000 road bike….what’s the first thing that goes through your head?  Probably a few different things (and feel free to let me know what those things are with a comment below), but one possible thought is “man, this person must...
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The Destressinator 3000 inator

October 6, 2010
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The Destressinator 3000 inator

A bike is definitely more than just a bike.  This week, I realized once again that many times it also acts like a “Destressinator 3000-inator”. A few times in the past I have blogged about how being on the bike is often my only escape from the insanely busy and fast paced life I’ve...
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Welcome to Austin

October 4, 2010
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Welcome to Austin

If you didn’t already know….I’m in Austin right now.  Yeah, Austin, Texas – The state capital that prides itself on being far from ordinary. In fact, they celebrate being “weird.” Austin is a hot spot for creativity and embraces its community of musicians, artists, entrepreneurs and progressive thinkers. It’s home to a singer named Willie, a...
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Nutrition Tip October 2 2010

October 2, 2010
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Ten Things to Consider When Eating Out 1) If possible, check out the restaurant’s nutritional guide online prior to going out. 2) Avoid most appetizers – they are usually refined grains (bread bowls, chips & salsa) or fried. If others in your party are ordering an appetizer, consider getting a salad or broth soup for...
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Look Who’s Loving the Bike – October

October 1, 2010
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Look Who’s Loving the Bike – October

As you know, at the top of each month we like to feature the amazing stories and memories of people who are loving the bike.  Please take a look at what our October lovers have to say.  We’d love to hear from you as well….feel free to submit your “Look Who’s Loving the Bike” story...
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Sugar Alternatives for Energy and Hydration

Question: I am using the homebrew sugar formulations (sometimes added to green tea).  I am also trying to wean myself off 1/2 dose adrenalean “lip tonic delivery system” (biorhythm brand- caffeine, hoodia g, synephrine, yohimbe) capsule for energy.

My question is other than juice, can you suggest modifications in lieu of table sugar for energy and hydration.

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Both raw/organic honey or agave can work great in the homebrew (substitute in the same quantities for the sugar, or to taste), but you do have to shake well in order to make sure they don’t settle out.  Have you tried either of these?  Also, make sure to use at least the minimum amount of salt recommended in the homebrew as the temps rise, you need the sodium replacement if you’re sweating.

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