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Time: Living vs Passing Time

August 18, 2015
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Time: Living vs Passing Time

If finding the time were not an issue, we’d all ride 500 miles a week…right?  Unfortunately, most of us have to squeeze in our rides between work, family, and other commitments we have in our lives.  I am fortunate to get out for quite a few miles each week…..but it’s funny, the more I...
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Buy Experiences Not Stuff

August 17, 2015
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Buy Experiences Not Stuff

I don’t hide the fact that I find the “throwaway” culture of North America totally disgusting.  Yeah, we’re a society of buy all we can, and toss out anything that isn’t the latest and greatest. We’re consumed by stuff, and by having more of it.  You just have to look at the increasing number...
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Loving the Bike TV: Captured by a Goat

August 12, 2015
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It totally blows my mind to think that in less than 3 years our family has arrived in a foreign Caribbean country, opened a business, bought a farm, and lived out many of our biggest goals. My good buddy from the Goats on the Road lifestyle travel website captured some fun moments of my...
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Get Your Cycling Base Layers Ready

August 11, 2015
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Get Your Cycling Base Layers Ready

If you live in a climate that includes a definite drop in temperatures in the fall….this giveaway is for you.  Yeah, although it still might be hot and sunny…..you can still get your base layers prepared for when things take a sudden drop. Our friends over at SubSports have supplied a $75 gift code for...
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Alone With Your Thoughts

August 10, 2015
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Alone With Your Thoughts

If you’re a solo ride like I am, you spend a whole lot of time on your bike each week all alone with your thoughts.  Yeah, that is an incredible amount of time to be one on one with what’s floating around in your brain.  Especially if you have a wildly insane brain like mine. Yeah,...
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Get Fit On Your Bike With These Tips

August 5, 2015
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Get Fit On Your Bike With These Tips

Getting fit doesn’t need to be a chore, especially when you can do it on a bike. Getting fit on a bike can be a lot of fun, and you won’t need another piece of equipment to help! How can you get fit on your bike? Use these top tips to help you: Do...
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What Would You Buy From Jenson USA?

August 4, 2015
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What Would You Buy From Jenson USA?

Okay, so we just had a giveaway last week for the first time in a while….and here we are doing it again.  This time around, it’s a small one….but a good one. I’m not sure if you’ve noticed, but I’m a big fan of Jenson USA.  In my opinion, they are the best online...
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Cyclists are Not Unpredictable

July 31, 2015
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Cyclists are Not Unpredictable

You often hear drivers taking about feeling nervous around cyclists because they think people on bicycles are unpredictable.  What?  Are we really that erratic out there? Okay, so it’s been a while since I’ve gone off on a pro-bike rant….so let’s do this. I’d say we are much more reactionary than we are unpredictable.  We make...
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Loving the Bike TV: Hate in Your Heart

July 29, 2015
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For this week’s episode of Loving the Bike TV, I’m talking about getting rid of hate in your heart.  Yeah, it’s pretty hard to be loving life on and off the bike if you’re consumed by hate. As you can tell by the video, I’m still having trouble centering my head in the shot….I...
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Cycling Gear Giveaway

July 28, 2015
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Cycling Gear Giveaway

Whoa, seems like it’s been a long time since we did a giveaway……so it’s time to toss some awesome cycling gear your way. The guys from GearBest are supplying a whole bunch of great items, and as always, it’s super easy to enter and win. How to Enter: Post a comment below telling us...
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Doing It All

July 27, 2015
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Doing It All

If you know anything at all about me and my life, you probably have an indication that I do a lot of “out of the box” stuff.  If I can pride myself on one thing, it’s that I’ve lived a life off the beaten path, and have done more than enough cool things for...
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What Cycling Stuff Are You Buying Next?

July 21, 2015
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What Cycling Stuff Are You Buying Next?

Whenever you’re passionate about something, you’re always thinking about it and always wanting more.  You’ve heard people talk about the N+1 mentality when it comes to cyclists and their bikes.  Yes, the perfect number of bikes to personally have is always one more than you currently have. Okay, so it’s safe to say that...
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My question is other than juice, can you suggest modifications in lieu of table sugar for energy and hydration.

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