Archive for June, 2013

The Birthday Ride

June 17, 2013
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The Birthday Ride

  Every time I see that it’s someone’s birthday, I’ll usually post my wishes to them on social media and ask if they’re getting out for a birthday ride.  I also asked about this when I hosted #bikeschool a few weeks ago to find out what sort of cycling rituals people had on their...
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Off the Grid Bicycle Tour: Day 53

June 14, 2013
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Off the Grid Bicycle Tour: Day 53

My Off the Grid cycling tour buddy, Rob continues his journey to promote sustainability.  Here’s his journal entry from Day 53 that includes wise words and an update on his ride. “Every day we choose, whether we realize it or not, to be a part of the solution or to be a part of...
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Broken Bones Garage: Cycling After Rest Week

June 14, 2013
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Last month we introduced a new deal on the site called Cycling Tips from Broken Bones.  Yeah, kind of a messed up title….but if you checked it out you would have seen that these are a series of tips from Josh at Broken Bones Bicycles. He’s a cool guy and shares his cycling wisdom...
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Asgard – Protecting your Bike and Yourself as a Cyclist

June 13, 2013
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Asgard – Protecting your Bike and Yourself as a Cyclist

We all know how important it is to protect ourselves while out cycling, but Barry Seltz reminds us that we also need to protect our bicycle as well.  Here are his three tips for protecting your bike and yourself. Protecting Your Bike and Yourself as a Cyclist by Barry Seltz Cycling represents one of the...
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Loving the Bite: Super Recovery Ice-Cream

June 13, 2013
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Loving the Bite: Super Recovery Ice-Cream

Old habits die hard.  It’s difficult to change your thoughts, and your habits.  But worthwhile tasks are seldom easy, right?  This week, I’m going to challenge you to rethink your dessert and what you put into your mouth before bed.  To trade in the sweets at night.  It’s not always been my way of thinking.  In fact,...
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6 Tips for Making it Stick

June 12, 2013
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6 Tips for Making it Stick

We’ve had quite a few readers write in asking how they can find passion for cycling and use it to help achieve their fitness goals.  Today’s post is the starting point for making it happen. So you’ve decided you’re going to get that body of yours into better shape, and you’re going to use...
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Rob Greenfield’s Off the Grid Bicycle Tour: Day 49

June 11, 2013
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Rob Greenfield’s Off the Grid Bicycle Tour: Day 49

I hope you’ve been enjoying these updates from Rob’s “Off the Grid” bicycle tour as much as I have.  Here’s the latest from his cross-country journey to promote sustainability. Off the Grid Bicycle Tour: Day 49 by Rob Greenfield I woke up feeling quite refreshed to the sound of Shannon and Richard in the...
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Joel’s I Have a Dream Speach

June 11, 2013
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Joel’s <em>I Have a Dream</em> Speach

Many people pray and hope for world peace and the end to human suffering, what would that world look like to you?  Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was able to articulate what a world might look like without racial discrimination when he delivered his, “I have a dream” speech in Washington DC on August...
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What is Paradise?

June 10, 2013
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What is Paradise?

Because I live in the Caribbean, I’m often told that I’m living in paradise.  Oh, and having a bicycle tour/rental company along with all of this makes it sound even more paradise-ish.  But what exactly constitutes the creation of paradise? Looking in from the outside, living in a place like this definitely creates the...
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Off the Grid Bicycle Tour Update: Day 48

June 8, 2013
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Off the Grid Bicycle Tour Update: Day 48

My new buddy Rob continues to ride across the United States on his off the grid tour to promote sustainability and goodness.  He’s a super cool guy and sure is a great advocate of cycling and mother Earth.  We’ve been periodically posting updates from his trip, and we’d like to share his journal entry...
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Dealing With a Job Change as a Bicycle Commuter

June 7, 2013
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Dealing With a Job Change as a Bicycle Commuter

A job change can definitely shake up your world, but it could also be what enables you to become a bicycle commuter.  Last July, one of my online friends switched jobs and in doing so the distance to work went from being 3 miles to 11.5.  Here’s the story of how this job change, and becoming...
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100th Tour de France Limited Edition Poster

June 6, 2013
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100th Tour de France Limited Edition Poster

Do you want a beautifully designed poster to commemorate this year’s 100th edition of the Tour de France?  Michael Valenti is a designer/illustrator from north Chicago and rides with his cycling club, Veloist.com. He’s created several pieces of cycling artwork in the past, and just release these two limited edition Tour de France posters just in...
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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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