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Loving the Commute: Safety

May 11, 2012
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Loving the Commute: Safety

In light of recent tragic cycling events, this post is going to have a slightly different tone.  This post is aimed at the bike commuter and those of you driving your cars.  Unfortunately, I know that most of those who will read this spend much of their time on the bike and already know...
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My Tone-Downed Rant

May 9, 2012
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My Tone-Downed Rant

I saw this video about cracking down on Austin cyclists last Tuesday and it’s been bubbling up inside of me ever since.  It seems like when I’m out riding, it always seems to be on my mind, and while I ride along I think about all the comments I have to say about it…..and...
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Tour d’Afrique: Crossing a Continent by Bike

May 9, 2012
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Tour d’Afrique: Crossing a Continent by Bike

A couple of weeks ago I put up a guest post on riding in Africa that was not totally accurate.  So today we’re posting the inside look by someone who’s done it countless times….Paul McManus, a guide for Tour d’Afrique.  Whether you’ve always wanted to do something like this or just want to read...
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8 Reasons to Register for the Team LIVESTRONG Challenge Austin

May 8, 2012
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8 Reasons to Register for the Team LIVESTRONG Challenge Austin

Ironically, I might not be able to ride in the LIVESTRONG Challenge Austin this year…it will be the first time I’ve missed it in a long, long time.  But I do feel that YOU need to take part in this fantastic event, and here are 8 reasons why. Be sure to check out reason...
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Make it Happen Monday: Your One and Only Body

May 7, 2012
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Make it Happen Monday: Your One and Only Body

That body of yours is the only one you’ll ever have.  What are you going to do with it?  Being involved in the world of Fitness for a large part of my life, this statement has always lingered in my mind.  What people do with their bodies is ultimately up to them, but why...
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Look Hot and Ride Fast in Our New Kit

May 4, 2012
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Look Hot and Ride Fast in Our New Kit

I’m super stoked to announce the launch of our new Loving the Bike jersey, Kit, and kids jersey.  This is the second generation of the Loving the Bike Kit and with it comes a hot new design and bibs instead of shorts….and of course, it will make you ride faster, just like the 2011...
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What To Look For In Cycling Sunglasses

May 4, 2012
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What To Look For In Cycling Sunglasses

I’m a cyclist who claims that I was born with a pair of sunglasses on my face.  I don’t think I’ve ever been out riding without a pair on…yes, even when it’s raining I’m wearing sunglasses.  Today we have Nate Schrader from SunglassWarehouse.com providing a guest post on what to look for when purchasing...
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We Lost Another One of Our Own

May 3, 2012
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We Lost Another One of Our Own

I wasn’t sure I would write about the cycling tragedy that happened here in Austin over the weekend.  But yesterday I cycled past the spot it occurred….and after being overwhelmed with emotions, and just had to pay tribute as well as express my rant. Last Saturday, 55-year old cyclist Verter Ginestra was struck down and...
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Well Done, Team Loving the Bike

May 2, 2012
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Well Done, Team Loving the Bike

Another #30daysofbiking has just wrapped up and it’s totally safe to say that this has been the best one yet.  I’d like to congratulate everyone who took part in this event and committed to riding bikes every single day in April.  I heard a whole bunch of great stories and experienced once again how...
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Look Who’s Loving the Bike: May 2012

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

Here’s a look at who’s loving the bike for May 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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Make it Happen Monday: Power of Self Talk

April 30, 2012
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Make it Happen Monday: Power of Self Talk

Did you know that positive self talk can get you up that hill faster on your bike?  It sure can, but don’t take my word for it.  Today we have my good friend and Cycling 360 co-host, Rob Grissom here to share his personal story of how thoughts can have a dramatic effect on...
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What’s it Like to Ride the Tour Divide?

April 27, 2012
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What’s it Like to Ride the Tour Divide?

Have you ever thought about taking the challenge of competing in the Tour Divide?  This is an “underground” cycling race that has become increasingly more popular over the years, and my friend Vance McMurry knows exactly what it’s all about because he gave it a shot last year. Known as the world’s toughest mountain...
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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.

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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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