Archive for November, 2013

Feelin’ Dizzy

November 29, 2013
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Feelin’ Dizzy

Love.  Never has a word been so misused. It’s used to describe just about anything we like: I love tacos. I love bikes. I love shoes. I love Led Zeppelin. Ah, but add the word “you” into that phrase and it becomes something entirely different. That changes everything, doesn’t it? That little phrase makes...
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Loving the Bite: Homemade Electrolyte Sports Drink

November 28, 2013
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Loving the Bite: Homemade Electrolyte Sports Drink

….And How to Lose Fat in the Off-Season. Are you interested in improving your strength to weight ratio this off-season? Most likely, the answer is yes.  On the surface, it seems like a no-brainer: the lighter you are, the faster you can go.  The less you eat, the lighter you are. Eat less, go...
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Deux North

November 27, 2013
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There are countless bicycle inspired videos out there, but when Dylan Nord asked for my opinion on what he put together…I told him it was worthy of being shared.  So here it is….Deux North.  Below the video is Dylan’s words on what inspired him to put it together. Deux North by Dylan Nord Even...
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Bontrager Hosts #bikeschool

November 26, 2013
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Bontrager Hosts #bikeschool

Wow, #bikeschool just continues to grow and impress……oh, and take over the Twitterverse of course. Next Thursday (December 5) we have the one and only Keith Bontrager sitting in as guest professor.  Yes, the bicycle hall of famer who has helped bring the bicycle industry to where it is today.  Keith held the position...
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The Easy Path

November 25, 2013
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The Easy Path

At first glance, it might look as though I’ve taken the easy way on life.  When I was in high school I created a class schedule with as many free spares as possible to avoid more work, I took the minimum required classes to receive my Bachelor of Commerce degree, and I’ve done my best to avoid “real work”...
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My Backyard

November 22, 2013
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My Backyard

It was drizzling as I left my house early Saturday morning. The wind was coming from the south and it was strong. I headed that way first. Less than a mile from my house I was stopped at a red light. I had no plan for that morning other than to ride and clear...
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Loving the BITE: Easy Whole-Berry Chia-Cranberry Jam

November 21, 2013
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Loving the BITE: Easy Whole-Berry Chia-Cranberry Jam

Get ‘em while you can.  For a limited time, you can buy a pound of berries for just $1.00-1.50 at your local market.  For anyone who’s familiar with berry prices, this is a STEAL.  And,right now, it’s the price of a SuperFood berry often reserved for the Holidays – the cranberry. While they may...
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Circling Grenada by Bike

November 20, 2013
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Circling Grenada by Bike

Generally speaking, Caribbean countries are quite small when compared to the rest of the world.  This may be true, but it also depends on how you look at it.  Sure, the main island road that takes you around the perimeter of Grenada is less than 100 kms in distance, but this is very deceiving.  Especially when...
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A Winter of Cyclists

November 19, 2013
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A Winter of Cyclists

Mike Prendergast is in to tell you about a cool cycling project/challenge he put together that helped create more bicycle commuters…even under chilly and icy riding conditions. You can view the trailer below, and by leaving your comments on winter bicycle commuting you’re in to win a full version of this film (your choice...
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Positive Junk Mail

November 18, 2013
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Positive Junk Mail

If you’re like me, you get way too much junk mail each and every day.  Well you could classify blog posts as junk mail I guess, but hopefully you get more out of it then garbage. I’m trusting that every one of you is having the best day ever, but in case you’re not, just think...
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Go Biking While Your Cruise Ship is in Port

November 16, 2013
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Cruise ship season has begun.  If you’re going on one this year and you’d like to incorporate some cycling into your stops at port, here’s a money saving tip for you.  Be sure to get out there Loving the Bike on your cruise, and if you’ll be stopping in Grenada be sure to let...
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Slow Ride

November 15, 2013
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Slow Ride

Slow Ride Time spent wandering, thinking. Silent. Long, slow, distance. Color, crunch. Dark, desolate. Always exploring.   Fall ride, feed my soul. Take me away from the hurry.   Fall ride. Slow ride.   - Suzanne
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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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