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Bikes Are Crushing It Online

March 12, 2010
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Bikes Are Crushing It Online

2010 has quickly become a great big year for bikes in the online world.  First, Yahoo sponsors a pro cycling team and then Google this week announces they have added biking directions to Google Maps…at least for U.S. searches.  On top of this, the use of social media by pro cyclists has continued to...
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7 Bicycle Fitting Tips to Make You More Comfortable (and Faster)

March 10, 2010
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7 Bicycle Fitting Tips to Make You More Comfortable (and Faster)

As you know, I’m in the process of getting myself professionally fit on my road bike via a virtual fit with Victor from Bicycle Lab.  I am having Victor guest post today to share his wisdom on setting yourself up properly on your bike.  The results of my fit will be posted soon. 7...
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Fit To Get Fitted

March 8, 2010
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When I upgraded to my new Trek Madone last April, one of the things I was hoping to get out of it was a spectacular fit that provided me with hour upon hour of comfort to go along with increased performance from the bike.  It’s been a great road bike, and really can’t complain...
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Extreme Commuting

March 5, 2010
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Extreme Commuting

Inhale exhale inhale exhale inhale exhale….Red light.  Traffic traffic, cars, buses, people.  Green light and off again.  Simplicity in motion…a guy, a backpack, a mountain bike.  The life of a bicycle commuter.  No other means of transportation available…none other necessary. Close your eyes and picture this person for a second.  What do they look...
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Why I…

March 3, 2010
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Why I…

I read a nice article the other week entitled, #whyweride which highlighted a twitter discussion on the topic. It was great to see all the different responses to why those individuals ride a bike. I find it very interesting to see why other people love cycling so much and what it is that motivates...
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Look Who’s Loving the Bike – March

March 1, 2010
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Look Who’s Loving the Bike – March

Starting today, we’ll be running our “Look Who’s Loving the Bike” feature at the top of every month. It’s our chance to share with you some wonderful memories and stories about cycling from around the world. We are quite confident that most of the population share in the fact that a bicycle was involved...
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River

February 26, 2010
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River

With a huge event like the birth of our third child happening this week, of course I just had to blog about it.  So here I am.  My son, River, was born at 7:23AM Wednesday morning….and just started his training for the 2030 Tour de France.  You gotta start ‘em young these days.  Seriously though,...
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What Are You On?

February 24, 2010
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What Are You On?

You just knew it was coming, didn’t you? A new blogger on the cycling scene…pretty good chance he’s a Lance Armstrong fan like so many others. Might have even caught that snippet of the “Lance Shrine” in that video blog last week. Well you’re right, no surprise at all…I’m just another one of those...
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The Next Best Athletic Enhancement

February 22, 2010
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The Next Best Athletic Enhancement

With more and more athletic enhancement products coming out all the time, it’s extremely tough for us cyclists to figure out what we should try and what would work best for us.  Protein, amino, creatine, energy, caffeine, and countless other categories have more than enough products in them to make your head spin.  All...
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Let Me Introduce Myself – Video Style

February 19, 2010
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For today’s post I’m going visual.  Even though I’ve only got a few posts under my belt, I wanted to mix it up and throw out a video instead of some writing.  The topic for the video is five things you can do when you aren’t able to get on the bike.  I hope...
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Take Me To The Promise Land

February 17, 2010
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Take Me To The Promise Land

There are so many people around the world with the dream of moving to North America to start a new life full of tremendous opportunity.  Coming from a poorer nation or one at political unrest allows them the chance to do so much more and to provide the things they desire for their families....
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My Family of Cycling Bloggers

February 15, 2010
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My Family of Cycling Bloggers

At the moment, I am living in a place called Saskatchewan….and today is the provincial holiday called Family Day.  Now, I say “at the moment” because as I will unfold in my blogging future, our family is on the mission of relocating to a warmer climate and  we plan to be there very soon. ...
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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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