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Holiday Gift Giving Ideas For Your Cyclist

November 14, 2012
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Holiday Gift Giving Ideas For Your Cyclist

Is there a cyclist on your gift giving list this year?  Here are some great options that are sure to light them up when they unwrap what you gave them. I’m going to be completely honest and upfront with all of you.  I’m an affiliate for every product on this gift giving list, but...
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Staying Safe While Cycling on the Road

November 14, 2012
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Staying Safe While Cycling on the Road

Alf Hart is a lawyer who advises firms like first4lawyers.com on issues relating to road traffic accidents….including those involving bikes.  Sure this guest post is intended to send traffic to their website, but anything that has to do with the notion of keeping us cyclists safer on the roads is fine by me. Staying Safe While...
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My Secret Weapon: No Cell Phone

November 12, 2012
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My Secret Weapon: No Cell Phone

Let me tell you about my secret weapon for being in the moment…it’s as simple as not owing a smart phone. It may come as a shock to many of you out there, but our family owns nothing more than a cheap pay as you go cell phone.  We keep it in the vehicle...
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Pedaling for Safer Roads

November 10, 2012
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Pedaling for Safer Roads

We need safer streets for cycling worldwide, and my Austin friends over at the Please Be Kind to Cyclists organization is rising up and taking a stand on the issue. But this post is not only to inform Austin cyclists to take part in the upcoming Pedaling for Safer Roads event, it’s for cyclists...
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Top 4 Items for a Winter Bike Commute

November 9, 2012
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Top 4 Items for a Winter Bike Commute

It is pretty easy to get up in the morning, grab a cup-a-joe and hop on the bike to ride to work…when it’s warm out.  However, cold weather presents an entirely new group of challenges.  It seems like the colder it gets, the harder it is for me to just get out of bed,...
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Who Needs Socks?

November 7, 2012
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Who Needs Socks?

We’ve got a pile of cycling socks to give away from the guys over at Darn Tough Vermont, and would like to tell you a little about them as well. There’s no shortage of bike sock companies out there, but when I came across Darn Tough at Interbike I was impressed by the company and...
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British Cycling Success is Boosting Tourism

November 6, 2012
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British Cycling Success is Boosting Tourism

With the incredible success of Britain’s Bradley Wiggins last season, it’s no surprise that the Brits have got cycling fever and excited about being in France to witness the TdF first hand next year. British Cycling Success is Boosting Tourism  By Leandro Paragas Recent British success in world cycling has resulted in a very sudden...
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Shout Outs to @bicycleradio and the US Voters

November 6, 2012
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I’m back with another quick video from Grenada.  Not all that much to say this time, but seeing as it’s Tuesday (and US election day) I wanted to shout out to Sean and my friends at Bicycle Radio….plus all of you voting today. It’s an exciting day, worldwide.  Enjoy Your Ride.
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Checking in From Grenada

November 5, 2012
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It’s Make it Happen Monday over here at Loving the Bike, and Mrs. Loving the Bike did a great job at starting off the week with some beautiful words of wisdom.  I wanted to check in as well with a quick video post just before I made it happen with my first ride here...
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Mrs. Loving the Bike is Making it Happen

November 5, 2012
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Mrs. Loving the Bike is Making it Happen

I’m handing things over to Mrs. Loving the Bike who recently came up with some Make it Happen goodness that I just had to share.  I personally think these words of wisdom apply to life….on and off the bike: Thankful for the Bad by Amanda Thankful for failures, As I know they lead to...
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Goodbye Austin, Hello Grenada

November 2, 2012
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Goodbye Austin, Hello Grenada

As you read this blog post, I’m on my way to (another) new life.  This time it’s the Caribbean island of Grenada.  We’re sort of a Gypsy Family and have moved around countless times over the past 8 years….but this time I’m really planning on planting my feet in the sand and staying there...
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Making a Connection With Your Gels

October 31, 2012
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Making a Connection With Your Gels

I’m not saying that cyclists need to take energy gels or bloks, but if you’re going to take them I do feel that you need to use the ones that work best with your body. As I’ve said many times before, I don’t promote a product just because they support this website or pay...
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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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