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Simplicity….On and Off the Bike

September 10, 2012
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Simplicity….On and Off the Bike

I’ve always felt like Simplicity is the key to a happy and successful life.  I’ve done a pretty good job at keeping things as simplified as possible, but feel that I need to go even further to really get the full benefits of what this way of life has to offer. There’s already been...
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Locking Up the Whole Family

September 7, 2012
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Locking Up the Whole Family

I’m so proud to be part of a riding Family, and thanks to the cool cats over at Kryptonite Locks we can now be ultra protected when locking up our bikes. When me and my Family head out on our bikes there are four of us riding and also the Chariot trailer that I...
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Win Brite Buds: The World’s First Reflective Earphones

September 5, 2012
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Win Brite Buds: The World’s First Reflective Earphones

We’ve talked about the earphone products from Far End Gear a couple of times in the past, and today we’re talking about their brand new product called Brite Buds and how you can win some for yourself. The Far End Gear company provides earphone based products for outdoor enthusiasts like us.  Seeing as it’s...
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The Happy Gene

September 3, 2012
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The Happy Gene

If I had “the happy gene”, I wouldn’t personally need these Make it Happen Monday posts to fire me up each week.  But unfortunately I don’t have it. I honestly feel that some of us are born with DNA that makes us ultimately happy-go-lucky and are able to smile through each and every day....
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Team LovingtheBike: National Bike Challenge Finish

September 1, 2012
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Team LovingtheBike: National Bike Challenge Finish

Congratulations to Team Loving the Bike on their incredible performance during the National Bike Challenge.  These 10 riders did amazing things on their bikes over the past four months and each of them should be so proud of themselves. Team Captain, Julie Starling, is in with a final wrap up and what went down...
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Look Who’s Loving the Bike: September 2012

September 1, 2012
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Look Who’s Loving the Bike: September 2012

Each month (or almost each month) we post people’s comments in this “Look Who’s Loving the Bike” feature.  This time around we’re featuring the stories of people who are Loving the Commute.  Please take a look at what these lovers have to say, and we’d love to hear from you as well.  Submit your...
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Loving the RACE: Aaron’s First Road Race

August 31, 2012
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Loving the RACE: Aaron’s First Road Race

Join me in reading the story of participating in a first ever road race, by our Loving the Bike teammate Aaron Madrid.  We’ve posted the story of Aaron’s experience in his first ever Century Ride, but now it’s time to share his beautiful insight into what it’s like to race for the first time...
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Our Reveal the Path Screening

August 29, 2012
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Our <em>Reveal the Path</em> Screening

As you already know, I love the film “Reveal the Path” and provided a full review of the Austin premier when I attended it in June.  The DVD’s are now available for purchase so anyone who wasn’t able to see it in theatres can experience all the goodness this film has to offer….in the...
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Let’s Talk About the Recovery Ride

August 29, 2012
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We want to hear what you have to say about the Recovery Ride.  As with each of our “Let’s Talk” posts, this one will be built up by you and your comments. Tell us your thoughts on the Recovery Ride and what you have to suggest to other riders.  Maybe you have some questions...
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BikeWrappers: Reflective and Removable System For Your Bike

August 28, 2012
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BikeWrappers: Reflective and Removable System For Your Bike

The BikeWrappers reflective system is neat alternative to making your bike more visible for night rides and commuting.  Brent Thomas has been an avid cyclist for years and in an effort to keep himself and other riders safe, he created BikeWrappers.  He’s also giving a couple sets away, so check the bottom of this...
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I Am a Cyclist of the World

August 27, 2012
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I Am a Cyclist of the World

I recently posted about how I (as a Canadian living in the United States) celebrated the Fourth of July on and off my bike.  Along with having a great Independence Day ride, our Family spent some time at the local celebration going on in our neighborhood.  Most of the people around here know that...
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Cycling Didn’t Just Die

August 24, 2012
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Cycling Didn’t Just Die

When I heard the news of Lance Armstrong getting stripped of his titles and being banned from cycling last night, my heart sank.  Sure I’m a fan of this incredible cycling legend and was saddened for him, but my thoughts were more directed towards what this was going to do for the sport of...
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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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