Archive for May, 2013

Top 3 Cycling Itineraries for Montreal

May 31, 2013
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Top 3 Cycling Itineraries for Montreal

A few weeks ago we put up an article that laid down the best bike paths in Quebec City.  We’re focusing on French Canada once again and this time giving you the top 3 cycling itineraries for Montreal.  Thanks to Caroline Simpson for providing this valuable information to any of you traveling to Canada...
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Tulsa Tough Cycling Race and Grand Fondo

May 30, 2013
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Tulsa Tough Cycling Race and Grand Fondo

I’m all about helping and supporting the cycling community any way I can…so when the crew from Tulsa Tough asked about promoting their event through our site….we said we’d spread the word.  We have a lot of followers from the Austin area (man, have I mentioned how much I miss that place?)…so check out the...
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Loving the Bite: Pre-Ride Sodium-Loading Lemonade

May 30, 2013
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Loving the Bite: Pre-Ride Sodium-Loading Lemonade

You know who you are.  You’re encrusted in white salt, and you could wring out your jersey after an intense ride while others seem to barely need a shower.  You simply seem to sweat on rides significantly more than your friends. You know you need more sodium on the bike, especially with summer heat approaching, but...
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Off the Grid Bicycle Tour Update: Day 39

May 29, 2013
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Off the Grid Bicycle Tour Update: Day 39

It’s time again to check up on my buddy Rob Greenfield who’s currently riding across the United States….Off the Grid.  He’s doing this in an effort to promote sustainability and I must say he is one awesome dude doing awesome things for this world of ours. Off the Grid Update: Day 39 by Rob Greenfield...
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Let’s Talk About Cyclists Blaming Cyclists

May 29, 2013
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Okay, so this is the first time that one of our “Let’s Talk” posts is going to go a little controversial.  This time around we’d like to build up the post with comments and discussion from all of you on the topic of cyclists blaming cyclists for what happens on the road. As I...
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Bike Adventure Film to Promote Road Sharing

May 28, 2013
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Bike Adventure Film to Promote Road Sharing

It’s hard to keep up with all the people launching fantastic bicycle projects out there, but every so often we like to highlight them when we can.  This time around it’s a bicycle awareness video by a guy named Pearson Constantino, and he’s hoping that his crowdfunding campaign can help him launch.  Their campaign...
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Do You Want to Get Happify’d

May 27, 2013
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Do You Want to Get Happify’d

For the past few months, I’ve been acting as one of the Pioneers for a new social media platform called Happify.  They asked me to be one of their beta users and be part of their pre-launch testing group. I couldn’t say no to being one of the first people to use something that has...
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Sunglasses and Cycling

May 24, 2013
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Sunglasses and Cycling

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again….“my mamma says I was born with a pair of sunglasses on my head”.  For as long as I can remember, I’ve had a pair of sunglasses on no matter what the season and no matter what I am doing.  No other accessory has been such...
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Riding Barefoot from Denver to Kansas City

May 23, 2013
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Riding Barefoot from Denver to Kansas City

Not only is cycling across the United States, and doing so totally off the grid a huge accomplishment on it’s own….but now my buddy Rob is kicking it up a notch by riding barefoot on the Denver to Kansas City leg of his tour.  Why, you may ask.  Well, it’s all in the name of raising...
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Loving the BITE: High Energy Protein Breakfast Bar

May 23, 2013
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Loving the BITE: High Energy Protein Breakfast Bar

If you’re feeling less-than-energetic, you’re in luck.   This week’s Loving the Bite recipe is made up of 6 Energy All-Stars.  And, what better time to eat energy all-stars than first thing in the morning?  To be sure, the energy from these bars isn’t just quick and then fading.  The ingredient combo provides quick and long-lasting...
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Crank Honors 2013: Top Dogs of Cycling Blogs

May 22, 2013
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Crank Honors 2013: Top Dogs of Cycling Blogs

It’s time to determine the top dogs of the cycling blogs once again….and it’s up to you to make the selections. This is the fourth time we’ve held the Crank Honors…..voting for your favorite cycling blogs in the categories of: Road Cycling Blog Commuter Cycling Blog Mountain Bike Blog Lifestyle Cycling Blog Women’s Cycling Blog...
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Talking Bikes Has Never Been This Social: #bikeschool

May 21, 2013
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Talking Bikes Has Never Been This Social: #bikeschool

It’s been a while, but I was happy to be hosting #bikeschool once again last Thursday night on Twitter.  Now that the weekly cycling chat pretty much runs itself (mostly due to our #bikeschool guardian angel, @twittyboyd), I don’t get all that involved with it or even attend every week.  But when I do drop...
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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.

Answer:

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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