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#Austin: Cycling Party Celebration

October 12, 2012
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#Austin: Cycling Party Celebration

If you’ll be in Austin next Saturday, October 20th please join us at Southwest Cyclesport for an afternoon of bicycle celebration.  RSVP on Facebook. My online cycling buddy Shawn from Texas Mountainbike Trails is helping to put on this event and he’s totally ready to party as well. So what will go on during the event?...
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Loving the Commute: Commuter Profile – John Fry

October 12, 2012
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Loving the Commute: Commuter Profile – John Fry

For this month’s Loving the Commute I decided to take a moment to talk with a fellow commuter. If you would like to be a part of Loving the Commute, I would love to talk to you, send me an email (aaronthestrong@gmail.com) or reach out to me via twitter (@Aaronthestrong).  John is a good...
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Cyclist May Use Full Lane…But Should We?

October 10, 2012
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Cyclist May Use Full Lane…But Should We?

The “bicycle may use full lane” signs have started emerging all over, and one just recently popped up on a road that leads to several of my training routes.  But I’m not so sure about them. The history of these signs (also known as R4-11) dates back to their origin in 2009, but have definitely...
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Monarchs in my Stomach

October 8, 2012
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Monarchs in my Stomach

You’ve heard of having butterflies in your stomach, but what I’ve got is a serious case of Monarchs in mine. If having butterflies is in response to being nervous or anxious about something, then having Monarch butterflies is what happens when you’re about to kick it up Rockstar style and totally Make it Happen....
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Britain Follows US Example And Test Runs Cycle Traffic Lights

October 5, 2012
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Britain Follows US Example And Test Runs Cycle Traffic Lights

Readers in the US might be interested to learn that here in Britain we’re taking a leaf out of your book – and carrying out a trial run of traffic lights designed especially for cyclists. The scheme has been launched after the government looked overseas for solutions to counter increasingly grim cycling accident statistics...
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Create a Bicycle Cafe Tagline and WIN

October 3, 2012
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Create a Bicycle Cafe Tagline and WIN

There’s no shortage of people out there to totally dig Coffee and Bikes…actually, who are addicted to them is more like it.  So it’s no surprise that the two often get mixed together.  Many bike shops have been offering coffee to their customers for years….but it’s only recently that the “bicycle cafe” idea has...
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Brooklyn Cruiser: A True Connection is Made

October 3, 2012
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Brooklyn Cruiser: A True Connection is Made

Style, comfort, design, and quality are all important aspects of a bicycle….but for me there is one more element that goes into making the ideal brand.  Getting to know the people behind the company and finding out more about their passion, beliefs, and personality is something we don’t get a chance to do with...
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Look Who’s Loving the Bike: October 2012

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

Here’s a look at who’s loving the bike for October, 2012.  At the top of each month we like to feature the amazing stories and memories of people who are loving the bike.  Please take a look at what these lovers have to say.  Hey…..and we’d love to hear from you as well….feel free...
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The Bike is Always Greener….

October 1, 2012
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The Bike is Always Greener….

…On the other side of the road.  Yes, this is a play on one of the most famous proverbs in the World….and I thought the idea would make for a nice Make it Happen Monday post. Although we all might not fall victim to it, many of us have the tendency to look enviously...
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Random Samplings: Interbike Edition

September 28, 2012
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Random Samplings: Interbike Edition

Every so often we seem to have a pile of cycling related products that need a little review posted about them, and it’s that time once again.  I already had a few things to mention, but following Interbike there are now a few more.  So it’s time for Random Samplings, once again. Topeak Pumps...
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Random Bike-Life Thoughts From the Road

September 27, 2012
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I take a moment on our drive back to Austin to sit in front of this breathtaking backdrop and talk randomly about life on and off the bike.  I hope you like it….and the little cameo from my baby boy.
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Einstein Might Not Have Used Flashcards, But He Did Ride a Bike

September 26, 2012
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Einstein Might Not Have Used Flashcards, But He Did Ride a Bike

A couple of years back I did a guest post for a cycling clothing site entitled, “Einstein Never Used Flashcards”.  It was an article written about kids, free-thinking, and exercise.  The idea came from a book that my Wife was reading at the time and for some reason the concepts have been floating around...
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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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