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Team #LovingtheBike for #30daysofbiking 2012

March 1, 2012
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Team #LovingtheBike for #30daysofbiking 2012

If you were part of Team #LovingtheBike last year, you’ll definitely remember how we were crowned #30daysofbiking champions by the guys at Bicycle Radio.  We had so much fun and we’re back again to defend our crown.  If you don’t know about #30daysofbiking, you are totally missing out on some bikey goodness that happens...
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Update on Cycling Landscape Photo Contest

February 28, 2012
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Update on Cycling Landscape Photo Contest

Photo: Alex Molick The incredible cycling landscape photos continue to come in, and you’ve got until Midnight Thursday to submit yours.  This really is the biggest contest we’ve put on so far and can’t wait to award the Grand prize and runner up awards.  For full details of this fantastic contest, check out our...
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Make it Happen Monday: MapMyFitness Quaker Challenge

February 27, 2012
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Make it Happen Monday: MapMyFitness Quaker Challenge

  Two weeks ago I challenged you all to take part in the MapMyFitness Quaker Challenge and told you what I was personally committing to for this event. I’m back again to see if you accepted this challenge and how you’re making out. I committed to getting out there with my Family and cycling,...
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Cycling Landscape Photo Contest

February 24, 2012
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Cycling Landscape Photo Contest

Do you have a favorite cycling photo where a cyclist is captured in a beautiful scenic background?  Whether it’s one of your own, or a professional shot that you absolutely love….submit it to us and get in to win. With the availability of some incredible photos shared through all the various social media channels,...
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Sneak Peek at ARTCRANK ATX

February 23, 2012
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Sneak Peek at ARTCRANK ATX

The ARTCRANK poster art show comes to Austin tomorrow, and it’s the “don’t miss” event of weekend.  We are proud to be sponsors of the show and as we mentioned a little while back….be sure to come find me tomorrow night and get your Clif Bar goodie bag.  I’ll be arriving to the event...
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Trestle Bike Park Photo

February 23, 2012
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Trestle Bike Park Photo

I’ve already shown you one of my favorite cycling landscape photos, and this one of Nadia Rowe taken at Trestle Bike Park is definitely another one.  If you haven’t already seen the post and photo highlighting Dan Joder’s incredible Monument Valley RAAM shot, go check it out right here.  But we’re back with another...
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Health Benefits of Commuting by Bike

February 22, 2012
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Health Benefits of Commuting by Bike

Bicycle commuting seems to be a hot topic in city culture these days, and it’s so great to see more people moving in this direction.  The benefits are endless, and things like improved health and affordable medical insurance are just the tip of the iceberg.  If you are interested in how to start commuting...
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Monument Valley RAAM Photo

February 22, 2012
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Monument Valley RAAM Photo

This photo from last year’s Race Across America is one of my favorite cycling photos ever.  Not only did I have to share it with all of you, I wanted to let you know more about the photographer, location, and rider pictured in it as well.  In addition to all of that, I’m also...
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Cyclist Challenges Celebrities to Bike to Oscars

February 21, 2012
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Cyclist Challenges Celebrities to Bike to Oscars

Can you imagine tuning into the Oscar Awards this weekend and seeing people like Brad Pitt, Michelle Williams, and George Clooney rolling up on a bicycle?  Well, that’s exactly what one bicycle commuter fanatic is challenging the hollywood stars to do. I first saw this story posted over at Detroit Free Press, and it totally...
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Make it Happen Monday: The Bike Detox

February 20, 2012
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Make it Happen Monday: The Bike Detox

After having an eating binge out, or big celebration…a Bike Detox is just what you need.  Over the past few months we’ve posted a couple smoothie detox recipes to help you get back on track following a major splurge in the eating department and you can find those right here (Smoothie Detox #1 and...
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Online Bike Maintenance Course

February 16, 2012
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Online Bike Maintenance Course

Do you need to learn some basic bicycle maintenance?  My good buddy, Victor from Bicycle Lab is coming to your rescue.  Victor has a bunch of training programs through what he calls “The Fluent Cyclist” and this maintenance class is what’s coming out next. I’m a guy who’s definitely loving the bike, but I...
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Let’s Talk About Switching Up Your Bike Type

February 15, 2012
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We’re back with another instalment in our “Let’s Talk” series, and this one is about switching up the type of riding you do.  As always, this post will be totally built by you and I’ll simply provide a few words and a video to get you started. We want to hear your thoughts and...
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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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