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Always Move in the Direction of Opportunity

June 24, 2013
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Always Move in the Direction of Opportunity

One of my cycling industry buddies recently told me about a huge change their family was contemplating, and what my thoughts were on it.  To me it sounded like one incredible adventure, but would require them to move and make a pretty big change to their accustomed lifestyle.  The best advice I could give...
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The Jamaica Reggae Ride Back Story

June 22, 2013
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The Jamaica Reggae Ride Back Story

We have posted in the past about the yearly Jamaica Reggae Ride, and are back to give some of the back story on this unique Caribbean event. The Jamaica Reggae Ride Back Story by Royston, of Knights of Mobay The Jamaica Reggae Ride is five days, covers four cities, and includes three absolutely fantastic days of cycling across the...
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Flip-Flopping the Ride

June 21, 2013
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Flip-Flopping the Ride

Although I’m a lover of all types of bikes….I’d consider myself to be a road cyclist first and foremost.  I love the speed, the distance, and all the good stuff that comes from a road ride. Sure, I also love getting out on my mountain bike and ripping through trails….and if I had a...
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Should You Get Prescription Sunglasses for Cycling?

June 19, 2013
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Should You Get Prescription Sunglasses for Cycling?

Our friend Bob reviews a set of prescription sunglasses from ADS Sports Eyewear…a company who supplies online prescriptions sunglasses for cyclists and other athletes. Prescription Sunglasses for Cycling by Bob Avery As a near-sited cyclist, I’ve been looking for a good pair of cycling shades that can house my prescription, provide maximum coverage and...
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Rob Greenfield’s Off the Grid Across America Tour: Day 56

June 18, 2013
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Rob Greenfield’s Off the Grid Across America Tour: Day 56

The more I get to know Rob Greenfield, the cooler I think he is.  He continues his Off the Grid Across American bicycle tour….where he’s showing the world how to be more self-sustaining. Here’s his Day 56 journal entry. Off the Grid Update: Day 56 Today I finally visited Growing Power (www.GrowingPower.org) which is something I’ve...
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The Birthday Ride

June 17, 2013
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The Birthday Ride

  Every time I see that it’s someone’s birthday, I’ll usually post my wishes to them on social media and ask if they’re getting out for a birthday ride.  I also asked about this when I hosted #bikeschool a few weeks ago to find out what sort of cycling rituals people had on their...
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Off the Grid Bicycle Tour: Day 53

June 14, 2013
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Off the Grid Bicycle Tour: Day 53

My Off the Grid cycling tour buddy, Rob continues his journey to promote sustainability.  Here’s his journal entry from Day 53 that includes wise words and an update on his ride. “Every day we choose, whether we realize it or not, to be a part of the solution or to be a part of...
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Broken Bones Garage: Cycling After Rest Week

June 14, 2013
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Last month we introduced a new deal on the site called Cycling Tips from Broken Bones.  Yeah, kind of a messed up title….but if you checked it out you would have seen that these are a series of tips from Josh at Broken Bones Bicycles. He’s a cool guy and shares his cycling wisdom...
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Asgard – Protecting your Bike and Yourself as a Cyclist

June 13, 2013
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Asgard – Protecting your Bike and Yourself as a Cyclist

We all know how important it is to protect ourselves while out cycling, but Barry Seltz reminds us that we also need to protect our bicycle as well.  Here are his three tips for protecting your bike and yourself. Protecting Your Bike and Yourself as a Cyclist by Barry Seltz Cycling represents one of the...
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6 Tips for Making it Stick

June 12, 2013
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6 Tips for Making it Stick

We’ve had quite a few readers write in asking how they can find passion for cycling and use it to help achieve their fitness goals.  Today’s post is the starting point for making it happen. So you’ve decided you’re going to get that body of yours into better shape, and you’re going to use...
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Rob Greenfield’s Off the Grid Bicycle Tour: Day 49

June 11, 2013
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Rob Greenfield’s Off the Grid Bicycle Tour: Day 49

I hope you’ve been enjoying these updates from Rob’s “Off the Grid” bicycle tour as much as I have.  Here’s the latest from his cross-country journey to promote sustainability. Off the Grid Bicycle Tour: Day 49 by Rob Greenfield I woke up feeling quite refreshed to the sound of Shannon and Richard in the...
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What is Paradise?

June 10, 2013
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What is Paradise?

Because I live in the Caribbean, I’m often told that I’m living in paradise.  Oh, and having a bicycle tour/rental company along with all of this makes it sound even more paradise-ish.  But what exactly constitutes the creation of paradise? Looking in from the outside, living in a place like this definitely creates the...
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My question is other than juice, can you suggest modifications in lieu of table sugar for energy and hydration.

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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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