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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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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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I’ve Got a Song Inside Me

November 11, 2013
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I’ve Got a Song Inside Me

I Have a Song Inside Me I have a song inside me and it has to get out I hope it’s awesome and great Want to make people dance and shout Its full of energy and rhythm It’s got a hook that you’ll love It’ll be in your head all day You won’t be able...
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One More Reason to Love the Bike: No Ringing Phone

November 6, 2013
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One More Reason to Love the Bike: No Ringing Phone

As a person who honestly cannot stand the sound of a ringing phone, being on my bike is one place where I get to escape it. Yeah, in this technological world where even that old lady crossing the street has a cell phone on her…..I continue to resist.  Our family owns one pay as...
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Please Stop Killing Cyclists

November 4, 2013
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Please Stop Killing Cyclists

Update…upon posting this today, one of our readers wrote in and told me about one more to add to the list.  There were at least 3 cyclists killed in the United States in the past few days. I’m just one guy.  One person who isn’t passionate about too many things, but when I hear...
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How Far Would You Go to Fit In?

November 4, 2013
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How Far Would You Go to Fit In?

One of my favorite quotes of all time is: “The culture we have does not make people feel good about themselves.  And you have to be strong enough to say, if the culture doesn’t work, don’t buy it.  Create your own.”    This is a quote by a man named Morrie Schwartz, a retired...
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Look Who’s Loving the Bike: Facebook Edition

November 2, 2013
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Look Who’s Loving the Bike: Facebook Edition

We love hearing about people’s cycling memories, and we often include those thoughts in something called “Look Who’s Loving the Bike“.  A couple of weeks ago there was a great discussion over at Cycling Shorts Facebook Page, and here is what some of the people had to say. I Love It.  If you’d like...
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If For No Other Reason, This is Why You Should Respect Lance Armstrong

October 30, 2013
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If For No Other Reason, This is Why You Should Respect Lance Armstrong

Okay, so he might have had a very large ego and took drugs along with pretty much all his competitors….but I still say all the good things Lance Armstrong did for cycling and cancer patients is more than enough to warrant respect. This is one of those topics where most people seem to have...
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Do You Choose the Good Life?

October 28, 2013
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Do You Choose the Good Life?

Do You Choose This? A limit set by yourself Intrusion of your life by someone else Creating trouble when joy is an easy option Harsh words Affecting the lives of Children who can’t defend themselves Causing disorder Shattering dreams through jealousy Causing problems through ignorance Implementing regulations which create a need for more regulations...
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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.

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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