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Don’t Get Fogged Out on the Ride

May 29, 2015
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Don’t Get Fogged Out on the Ride

Have you been on a wet or cool weather ride and found your sunglasses getting all fogged up?  Yeah, if you’re never caught without sunglasses on your face it can really mess up your ride.  But Ryders Eyewear have come up with what they feel is the ultimate solution. I remember talking to them...
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Loving the Bike TV: Using a Ride to Love Life off the Bike

May 27, 2015
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There’s not much better than getting a KOM on Strava now is there?  Well, it can be if the KOM is on the nastiest climb in your area and you just re-claimed it from a young kid half your age. After holding the KOM on Grenada’s Mon Response climb for almost the past three...
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Raise Money for your Cycling Event or Ride

May 26, 2015
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Raise Money for your Cycling Event or Ride

Do you have a bicycle charity ride or group event coming up this Summer that you need to raise some funds for?  More and more cyclists are taking part in these great events, but with all these people asking real life and social media friends for donations……it’s getting harder to get the funds. Whenever...
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Pick the Best BMX for a Smart Ride

May 26, 2015
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Pick the Best BMX for a Smart Ride

A wonderful bike is the most craved desire of the young generation. Although the cars are crowding the roads, the bike is the king of all. This green and lean two-wheeled machine is the safest choice for a smooth and a quick journey. With its huge availability of brand variations in the 2015 market,...
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Everything I Need

May 25, 2015
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Everything I Need

I’ve talked many times about living the simple life.  You know, that attitude of “the less you own the less that owns you.”  I often speak about the idea of only needing my Family, my Bike, and Computer.  I wonder what life would be like if that totally was the case. A song lyric...
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Drive Kind Ride Kind

May 22, 2015
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Drive Kind Ride Kind

I’m so excited about this video finally coming out to the public.  My very good soul brother, Al Bastidas from the Please Be Kind to Cyclists organization is the man behind this project and it’s something that everyone need to see. More from Be Kind to Cyclists: Save the Date! On Tuesday, May 26,...
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Loving the Bike TV: Making the Most of Change

May 20, 2015
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For most people, change is one of the most feared things they can possibly imagine.  I, however, have pretty much made a career out of change.  More than a few times I’ve totally redesigned every possible aspect of my life and been through my share of excessive changes. This month I went through two...
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Just Point the Bike and Watch it Happen

May 18, 2015
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Just Point the Bike and Watch it Happen

Back in my gym rat days, a big part of my life was spent in a fitness center and associating with the people who went there. I remember one day talking to a woman who was a dedicated gym-goer and working hard at getting her body in shape.  We discussed motivation and what she...
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Best Tool For Changing Road Bike Tires

May 15, 2015
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Okay, so here’s some bike guru advice for all of you on changing tires on your road bike.  If it has to do with bikes or cycling, you can bet that my buddy Victor Jimenez has the best tips for you. Here he is below giving you his advice on the best tool for changing...
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Loving the Bike TV: Eat Fresh, Live Well

May 13, 2015
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You won’t believe how much fresh fruit we pulled off our land today.  Have a watch and check out the fruity goodness, plus hear me ramble on about how eating fresh foods will help you Love Life on and off the Bike.
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5 Tips To Help New Cyclists

May 12, 2015
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5 Tips To Help New Cyclists

Thanks to safer cycle routes, there are millions of cyclists on the roads, and those numbers are increasing. More and more people are choosing to make the swap from cars to bikes, helping to save the environment and cut emissions while staying fit and keeping in shape. For new cyclists, cycling can be somewhat...
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How to Choose the Right Starter Bike for Your Kids

May 8, 2015
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How to Choose the Right Starter Bike for Your Kids

Learning to ride a bike is a rite of passage for many kids. It gives them a new level of independence, and it’s the perfect toy to enjoy outdoors. Also, in this day and age, when parents often worry about their children spending too much time on computers, cycling can be a great way...
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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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