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5 Tips To Help New Cyclists

May 12, 2015
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5 Tips To Help New Cyclists

Thanks to safer cycle routes, there are millions of cyclists on the roads, and those numbers are increasing. More and more people are choosing to make the swap from cars to bikes, helping to save the environment and cut emissions while staying fit and keeping in shape. For new cyclists, cycling can be somewhat...
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How to Choose the Right Starter Bike for Your Kids

May 8, 2015
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How to Choose the Right Starter Bike for Your Kids

Learning to ride a bike is a rite of passage for many kids. It gives them a new level of independence, and it’s the perfect toy to enjoy outdoors. Also, in this day and age, when parents often worry about their children spending too much time on computers, cycling can be a great way...
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Loving the Bike TV: Fun of Exploring

May 6, 2015
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Okay, so we just moved into the Loving the Bike farmhouse and have officially become Caribbean farmers.  New house, 2 acres of amazing lush land, and a river to check out…..yes, there is a bunch of exciting things to explore. Discovering new things, having fun with exploring, and the spirit of adventure all make...
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Why Your Business Needs to Consider Cycle Schemes

May 5, 2015
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Why Your Business Needs to Consider Cycle Schemes

Regular cycling is one of the best forms of exercise available.  It is low-impact, meaning it’s easy on the joints, and it’s also a great way to burn calories. Someone who weighs 175 pounds can burn around 650 calories with an hour’s riding.  It’s little wonder then that a rising number of people are...
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When I Grow Up

May 4, 2015
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When I Grow Up

I look at those kids who at the age of four know exactly what they want to be when they grow up.  I never was one of those kids.  At least I can’t remember knowing, or ever being told about my childhood pledge of future occupation.  One thing I do remember saying (or at...
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Loving the Bike TV: Put Yourself in Cool Situations

April 29, 2015
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In my opinion, it’s not about going to watch a sporting event….it’s the cool feeling of being at something new, exciting, and not something everyone else is a part of. Yes, it’s those situations where you find yourself doing something different.  It’s about feeling good and enjoying life.  That feeling of, “man, do I...
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Do You Know What Happens When You Trip?

April 27, 2015
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Do You Know What Happens When You Trip?

I’ve been through three levels of official education…traveled through a large part of the world…spent time single, engaged, and Married….lived in over five diverse Countries located thousands of miles from one another…..all the while coming across decisions and occasions that have formed a life. Along this journey, or Ride (as I like to say), I’ve had...
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Upgrading Your Bike

April 24, 2015
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Upgrading Your Bike

Unfortunately we might not always be able to buy a new bike when we want one, but what’s the next best thing?  Upgrading.  Yeah, making upgrades to your current bike may not be as exciting as purchasing a new one….but your dollar might actually go a whole lot further in making you a better...
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Loving the Bike TV: A Reminder that Life’s For the Living

April 22, 2015
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We all need reminders, right?  Well, I know I sure do.  This week it came to me courtesy of my man, Passenger in his song called “Life’s For the Living”. It sure did put the whole world back in perspective once again….at least until the next time. Have a watch, and then get out...
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Beautiful Earth Day 2015

April 22, 2015
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Beautiful Earth Day 2015

It’s Earth Day 2015, but instead of telling you to be aware and to recognize this special day…..I’m asking you to act on it. Spend part of the day watching the Sun rise or set, clean up trash around your neighborhood, take in some bottles for recycling….help find a way to turn around what...
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Improve Your Basic Bicycle Maintenance Skills

April 21, 2015
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Improve Your Basic Bicycle Maintenance Skills

If you’re a cyclist, you don’t have to be an expert mechanic….but you really should have basic maintenance skills.  However, most don’t. By learning the basics, you’ll be a much more confident cyclist and will most likely get yourself out of a difficult situation in the near future.  That should be motivation enough to...
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The Only April 20, 2015 You’ll Know

April 20, 2015
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The Only April 20, 2015 You’ll Know

As you can tell from the title, this day is the only one like it that you’ll ever know.  What are you going to do with it? Yeah, the easy way out is to live it just like you did yesterday and the day before.  But the #MakeitHappen option is to spiral upwards, live...
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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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