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Ask the Expert Bike Tech: Flat Tires

October 31, 2011
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Do you get flat tires on your bike and don’t know why? This week’s “Ask the Expert Bike Tech (and Professional Bicycle Fitter)” comes from Bill who asks: My son’s hybrid bike that he rides around campus is flatting on just about every ride.  It seems to be always flatting around the valve stem....
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Make it Happen Monday: If I Knew…

October 31, 2011
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Make it Happen Monday: If I Knew…

If I knew I had exactly 25 years to live, I’d be intent on living them well. I’m sure many times during those years, I would lose sight of time. And slip into a regular routine. If I knew I had 10 years to live, initially I would be quite concerned. I would make...
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Austin Bicycle Culture in VIDEO: Pedal People

October 28, 2011
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Earlier today we posted about Austin Cycling Culture in Photos, and now we’re back with an incredible video for you to watch called Pedal People.  This film was just released yesterday by Chad Treanor, a local director, photographer, editor, and film making genius.  Here is what Chad has to say about this film: Pedal People...
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Austin Bicycle Culture in Photos

October 28, 2011
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Austin Bicycle Culture in Photos

Austin, Texas is definitely a bikey kind of place and although I try to immerse myself in as much of the bike culture as I can…there is so much more that I just can’t get around to.  A new social media friend of mine, Jessica Alexander, is a total local cyclist and has gotten...
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For Those Who Never Thought They’d Ride a Bike

October 26, 2011
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For Those Who Never Thought They’d Ride a Bike

When I look back to my youth and what I did for sports, adventure, and excitement…only a few sports pop into my head.  For me it was all about waterskiing, wakeboarding, kneeboarding, barefooting, and a little bit of bike riding mixed in.  The one thing that I definitely did not take part in was...
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Ask the Expert Bike Tech

October 24, 2011
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It’s so nice to have friends with incredible talent and expert knowledge.  We already have the best Sport Nutritionist on the planet as a part of our Loving the Bike team, and now we pleased to announce the inclusion of Victor Jimenez…..World’s greatest Bike Tech.  I like to call him the Bike Guru. You...
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Make it Happen Monday: Anarchy

October 24, 2011
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Make it Happen Monday: Anarchy

Warning: This post just might set a few of you off.  I always find it scary putting up controversial posts….but life’s about living on the edge, right?  I hope y’all see where I’m coming from on this one. Anarchy…What a way to start a Make it Happen Monday post, huh?  What the heck does...
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A Plea from a Runner

October 21, 2011
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A Plea from a Runner

We’re very happy to have a guest post by our Running Sister, Brady today……we’re not related, but we like to think of her as our online blogging sibling.  Yeah, she’s a runner…..but she’s part of the family.  What can I say? A Plea from a Runner By Brady Gervais There are runners who also...
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Loving the BITE: Delicious Pumpkin Smoothie

October 20, 2011
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Loving the BITE: Delicious Pumpkin Smoothie

Walk into any grocery store this time of year and you’re sure to see a big pumpkin display.  Orange pyramids of winter squash just waiting to be carved – or better yet, roasted and enjoyed!  While you’ll surely want to pick one up for a Jack o’ Lantern masterpiece, go ahead and grab a...
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Let’s Talk Sore Legs

October 19, 2011
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Our “Let’s Talk” series of posts looks to have caught on and it’s great to hear people’s comments and tips on the subjects we bring up in these posts.  Once again, today’s post is all about you and we’re wanting you to add your comments below in the comment field as a way of...
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2011 NACCC

October 17, 2011
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2011 NACCC

I’m a little late getting this post up, but seeing as I had access to some incredible photos by Jessica Alexander…I wanted to put up a quick post on the 2011 North American Cycle Courier Championships (NACCC) held in Austin a week ago. The NACCC happens each year and is a weekend full of...
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Austin Weekend in Review

October 17, 2011
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Austin Weekend in Review

This past weekend was totally buzzing here in Austin with the Livestrong Challenge taking place. Thousands of cyclists took part in what I feel is one of the best rides of the year and I once again had a great time.  Austin also hosted the Texas Custom Bicycle Show this weekend with some amazing...
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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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