Archive for July, 2013

From Drought to Downpour

July 31, 2013
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From Drought to Downpour

I lived in Austin Texas for two years and only got caught cycling in the rain a few times.  I’ve been living on the Caribbean island of Grenada for 8 months and have been out riding in a downpour several times already. Talk about totally going from drought to downpour. During the time we lived...
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Things to Consider Before Buying Your First Bike

July 30, 2013
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Things to Consider Before Buying Your First Bike

So you’ve made the decision to become a cyclist, but what kind of bike is best for you?  It’s a question that all new cyclists face and your local bike shop is a great source for getting you set up.  But if you’re looking for a few points of advice, Laura Ginn has them...
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Families are Making it Happen…Every Day

July 29, 2013
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Families are Making it Happen…Every Day

Each and every day….all around the world…..Families are in motion.  It honestly amazes me how on a daily basis a Family can get themselves ready, get the kids off to school, and the Parents to work…..all the while never missing a beat. Add in some personal time for cycling, or other activity and all...
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Discover These European Cities by Bike

July 29, 2013
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Discover These European Cities by Bike

Public Bike programs have totally exploded over the past couple years.  Hans Hendrik has some information on Europe’s public bike scheme and includes a nice little graphic to explain it all. Europe’s Public Bike Scheme by Hans Hendrik The joy of exploring a city on a bike cannot be topped by tour busses.  Cycling...
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Cycling Promoted on House Hunters International

July 28, 2013
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It was so nice having the opportunity to promote cycling during the recent episode of House Hunters International. Basically it’s a show about buying or renting a house in an international destination….but I had to make sure I promoted bikes as much as I could for our episode. Yeah, in case you haven’t seen...
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Mountain Bike Insanity

July 26, 2013
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Mountain Bike Insanity

Okay, so how did I miss this one?  Red Bull’s Rampage 2012 took place late last year and I just watched it for the first time a few days ago.  With all the content that gets highlighted on social media, I really don’t know how I hadn’t seen this one flash across my screen....
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Loving the BITE: Ginger, Joint Remedy and Muscle Soother

July 25, 2013
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Loving the BITE: Ginger, Joint Remedy and Muscle Soother

There’s nothing like a good ride to push your muscles, free your mind, and put a smile on your face.  As you push your muscles, you’ll also likely deal with soreness and fatigue.  While it’s not the end of the world, and all a part of training, the more you can do to reduce it and help...
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Bicycle Commuting Safety Tips for Beginners

July 24, 2013
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Bicycle Commuting Safety Tips for Beginners

If you’re still thinking of becoming a bicycle commuter, here are some great tips to get you started.  Laura Ginn is a bicycle enthusiast and wants to share her bike commuting safety tips with you. Bike Commuting Safety Tips for Beginners by Laura Ginn Making the change from a car to a cycle and...
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Some Serfas Face Time

July 24, 2013
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When we moved to Grenada, I really thought the product reviews done by myself would stop.  It’s quite difficult and expensive to bring things in to the Caribbean so I moved here realizing that receiving fantastic products from great companies had come to an end. But there’s been a few products I’ve reviewed and...
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Cycling versus Driving

July 23, 2013
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Cycling versus Driving

We all know that cycling kicks butt over driving a car, right?  Well, Sarah Black definitely agrees and is in today with a guest post showing the benefits of riding over driving. Cycling versus Driving by Sarah Black   As illustrated in this creative (below) from Express Solicitors, three-quarters of a million more people in the...
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Drip by Drip: The Sustainable Cyclist

July 22, 2013
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Drip by Drip: The Sustainable Cyclist

Rob Greenflield has made it across the US in his cross country ride to promote sustainability…but he’s not done.  After a little time off in New York, he’s back on his bike and cycling to Vermont to complete his ride at the 1% for the Planet headquarters in Waitsfield. But on the way there,...
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The Enthusiastically Depressed Cyclist

July 22, 2013
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The Enthusiastically Depressed Cyclist

A couple weeks ago, I bared my soul and talked about feeling like a fake.  It was all about how I’ve felt bummed out and a bit of a downer lately.  I received some great comments and words of encouragement, and I appreciate all you had to say. But there was more to the...
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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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