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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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Off the Grid Bicycle Tour Update: Day 48

June 8, 2013
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Off the Grid Bicycle Tour Update: Day 48

My new buddy Rob continues to ride across the United States on his off the grid tour to promote sustainability and goodness.  He’s a super cool guy and sure is a great advocate of cycling and mother Earth.  We’ve been periodically posting updates from his trip, and we’d like to share his journal entry...
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Dealing With a Job Change as a Bicycle Commuter

June 7, 2013
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Dealing With a Job Change as a Bicycle Commuter

A job change can definitely shake up your world, but it could also be what enables you to become a bicycle commuter.  Last July, one of my online friends switched jobs and in doing so the distance to work went from being 3 miles to 11.5.  Here’s the story of how this job change, and becoming...
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100th Tour de France Limited Edition Poster

June 6, 2013
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100th Tour de France Limited Edition Poster

Do you want a beautifully designed poster to commemorate this year’s 100th edition of the Tour de France?  Michael Valenti is a designer/illustrator from north Chicago and rides with his cycling club, Veloist.com. He’s created several pieces of cycling artwork in the past, and just release these two limited edition Tour de France posters just in...
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Win a Yakima Bicycle Roof Rack

June 5, 2013
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Win a Yakima Bicycle Roof Rack

Okay, so who needs a new bicycle rack?  Well our friends at Yakima are here to help out by giving you the chance to win either a HighRoller or FrontLoader to get you and you bike everywhere you need to go this summer. If you read my story about how my commuter bike, Tina Turner...
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2013 Top Cycling Blogs

June 4, 2013
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2013 Top Cycling Blogs

The votes are in and it’s time once again to let you know who you selected as the Top Dogs of the Cycling Blogs. Seems like the amount of votes was down a little from other years, but based on who voted here’s how things went down. Top Road Cycling Blog Cycling Tips www.cyclingtipsblog.com After being...
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Kid Rock, Kraft Dinner, and Budweiser

June 3, 2013
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Kid Rock, Kraft Dinner, and Budweiser

I’ve been riding quite the hypocritical journey the past few weeks, and definitely not practicing what I preach.  Yeah, me…. Mr. Positivity.  To sum it up, I’ve just been plain down…….and not really doing much to climb back up.  I’ve recognized my mood and not really tried to cover it up…..I’ve just gone with...
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Best Cycling Tracks in Australia

June 1, 2013
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Best Cycling Tracks in Australia

I don’t know about you, but I’ve always wanted to go cycling in Australia.  I haven’t been able to make it over there just yet, but to keep me dreaming we’re putting up this post by Jenna Boister.  Have a look at the top cycling spots in Australia according to Jenna. Best Cycling Tracks...
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Top 3 Cycling Itineraries for Montreal

May 31, 2013
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Top 3 Cycling Itineraries for Montreal

A few weeks ago we put up an article that laid down the best bike paths in Quebec City.  We’re focusing on French Canada once again and this time giving you the top 3 cycling itineraries for Montreal.  Thanks to Caroline Simpson for providing this valuable information to any of you traveling to Canada...
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Tulsa Tough Cycling Race and Grand Fondo

May 30, 2013
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Tulsa Tough Cycling Race and Grand Fondo

I’m all about helping and supporting the cycling community any way I can…so when the crew from Tulsa Tough asked about promoting their event through our site….we said we’d spread the word.  We have a lot of followers from the Austin area (man, have I mentioned how much I miss that place?)…so check out the...
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Off the Grid Bicycle Tour Update: Day 39

May 29, 2013
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Off the Grid Bicycle Tour Update: Day 39

It’s time again to check up on my buddy Rob Greenfield who’s currently riding across the United States….Off the Grid.  He’s doing this in an effort to promote sustainability and I must say he is one awesome dude doing awesome things for this world of ours. Off the Grid Update: Day 39 by Rob Greenfield...
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Let’s Talk About Cyclists Blaming Cyclists

May 29, 2013
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Okay, so this is the first time that one of our “Let’s Talk” posts is going to go a little controversial.  This time around we’d like to build up the post with comments and discussion from all of you on the topic of cyclists blaming cyclists for what happens on the road. As I...
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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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