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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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Make it Happen Monday: The Tambo Way

October 17, 2011
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Make it Happen Monday: The Tambo Way

I really do believe that the more you worry about something, the more problems you encounter.  Although I try to fight it, I was born a worrier and struggle with letting it go each and every day.  But the more life I live, the more I realize that if you do not let worry...
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Bike Jewelry

October 14, 2011
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Bike Jewelry

A few weeks ago I posted some bicycle jewelry pictures on Twitter to see what kind of feedback they would receive.  I had an overwhelming amount of people come back saying that this stuff was amazing and where could they get their hands on this jewelry. So today we’re doing something a little bit...
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I Absolutely Recommend Hemp Hearts

October 13, 2011
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I Absolutely Recommend Hemp Hearts

I don’t often highly recommend things to people (well okay, I do recommend cycling).  But this is one thing that I honestly feel will improve your life and your cycling.   - Darryl It’s not very often that I come across something that really makes me want to promote the heck out of it. One...
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Loving the BITE: The Big Daddy’s Falafel Wrap

October 13, 2011
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Loving the BITE: The Big Daddy’s Falafel Wrap

We’re doing something a little bit differently for today’s Loving the BITE.  Thursday’s are usually the day that our resident sports nutritionist, Kelli, provides you with another one of her fantastically healthy recipes along with the details on why it is good for you.  But today I’m going to post a review about the...
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A Day in the Life of a SS

October 12, 2011
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A Day in the Life of a SS

A few weeks back I posted about Leigh Brandt and explained how she has now become a road cyclist.  My friend @bikerly shot back and said that he’d much prefer to see some Fixed Gear eye candy…..so this one’s for him, sort of.  Instead of a bunch of fixie shots, today we have a...
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Make it Happen Monday: Fight For World Happiness

October 10, 2011
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Make it Happen Monday: Fight For World Happiness

                In a world full of happy people, I’d never have a concern. Never wondering how that child feels. Never wondering why there isn’t more love. A friend would help a friend.  A stranger would help a stranger. Every person would show kindness to the person sitting...
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What’s in my Milk?

October 8, 2011
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Question: I drink a lot of milk, but after reading an article of what they put in there I’m scared of how much I take in.  Should I cut down or eliminate milk? Kelli’s Answer: In the United States, it is perfectly legal to inject cows with an artificial hormone to increase milk production. ...
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CycleTracks

October 7, 2011
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CycleTracks

I think it’s safe to say that Austin, Texas is one of the top Tech cities in North America….It’s also safe to say that it’s also one of the top cycling cities as well. Because of this, it’s no surprise that CycleTracks is using this city to collect bicycle data through their Smartphone application...
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Going Beyond Ride the Divide

October 5, 2011
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Going Beyond Ride the Divide

If you’ve seen the Ride the Divide DVD or simply read the review we posted about it, and like what you saw….get ready for more incredible videos from these guys in the future.  Mike Dion and Hunter Weeks, producers of Ride The Divide are following up on the success of this video with two more releases...
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Daddy Needs Another Pair of Shoes

October 4, 2011
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Daddy Needs Another Pair of Shoes

I just recently got a new pair of Pearl Izumi cycling shoes, but after reading this press release I know I am going to be needing a pair of these when they come out in January.  Who’s with me? Pearl Izumi Launches Minimalist Cycling Movement  New Octane SL III shoe sets high standards for...
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#bikeschool: Happening Again

October 4, 2011
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#bikeschool: Happening Again

Last’s week’s Classmate Happenings post was very well received so we thought we’d follow it up with another week of happenings from our fellow classmates at #bikeschool.  Not only is #bikeschool the coolest hour on Twitter and takes place each Thursday night at 9PM EST….it’s also a great hashtag to follow on a daily...
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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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Please send us your questions for our Expert Sports Nutritionist, Kelli Jennings to “Ask the Sports Nutritionist“. Kelli Jennings is a Registered Dietitian with a passion for healthy eating, wellness, & sports nutrition. For more information go to www.apexnutritionllc.com.

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