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Loving the Brain: Nutcase Helmet Review

July 7, 2012
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Loving the Brain: Nutcase Helmet Review

Nutcase claims to be “the most fun a helmet ever had” and promotes themselves with the tagline “I Love my Brain”.  The helmet company has a super cool vibe and was founded in Portland, Oregon by former Nike creative director, Michael Morrow. These helmets are far different from the typical road or mountain bike...
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Wind is Louder than Music

July 6, 2012
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Wind is Louder than Music

I know all cyclists aren’t with me on this one, but I like having my iPod with me while I’m riding….and the way in which I do it is totally safe in my opinion.  I’m a road cyclist and am not in situations where I’m surrounded by pedestrians or riding along with slow traffic....
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This Canadian Celebrates the 4th of July on the Bike

July 4, 2012
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This Canadian Celebrates the 4th of July on the Bike

As a Canadian living here in the United States, the 4th of July does not have the same effect on me as the citizens who live here.  I’m all for a celebration and am happy to treat this day with all the importance and honor that comes with it, but we don’t have any...
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Win 2 Entries to The Hotter’N Hell 100 Ride

July 3, 2012
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Win 2 Entries to The Hotter’N Hell 100 Ride

Are you ready to bake in the hot sun while riding along 100 Miles of beautiful terrain in Wichita Falls, Texas?  The 2012 edition of the Hotter’N Hell ride (HHH) is taking place on August 25th, and over the past 31 years it has become the talked about cycling event to take part in....
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Team LovingtheBike: National Bike Challenge Update

July 2, 2012
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Team LovingtheBike: National Bike Challenge Update

Team Loving the Bike had a great June with its participation in the National Bike Challenge!  We currently have 6 people at Platinum Level (1500 points), 1 person at Titanium Level (1000 points), 1 at Gold Level (500 points), and 1 at Silver (150 points).   As a team we have ridden over 6,000...
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Defined by Social Media

July 2, 2012
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Defined by Social Media

Does social media make up a fairly large part of your life right now?  Over the past five years, this type of communication and marketing has exploded to the point where many of us are living in a social media world. There are so many positives that come with using and getting involved in...
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Pedal Power to the People

June 29, 2012
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Pedal Power to the People

Last week and important rally was held on the Victorian Parliament Step of Melbourne, Australia. Cyclists gathered together to rally against the Baillieu Government’s decision to cut funding for bike infrastructure to zero.  Even though I’m not from there, I support these cyclists and wanted to promote their efforts in “Bringing Back the Budget”. My friend Mark...
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Microsized Living and the Bike

June 29, 2012
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Microsized Living and the Bike

I’m not sure if you’d call it a trend, but there has been some people moving over to the “micro home” lifestyle.  It’s become a housing option and is defined as a home with less than 500 square feet.  The appeal behind this concept is that you have a cheap and easy to own...
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Solo Cycle Jersey Review and Giveaway

June 27, 2012
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Solo Cycle Jersey Review and Giveaway

 Solo is an online cycle clothing company with a passion for two wheels and the styles of another era.  So when this pre-1970 pro racing inspired cycling clothing company contacted us about doing a review and giveaway, we thought we’d get involved and check them out a little closer. It feels like I’ve already done far too...
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Bike2Power Helps Cyclist Capture Details of Century Ride

June 25, 2012
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Bike2Power Helps Cyclist Capture Details of Century Ride

Ohio cyclist, Tim Miller, likes to take pictures and video when taking on the challenge of a century….and he finds that using the Bike2Power system allows him to do that without interruption.  I know there are a lot of cyclists out there taking part in century’s and other events this summer, and whether it’s...
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Truck Driving Cyclist

June 25, 2012
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Truck Driving Cyclist

From time to time our Make it Happen Monday series features interesting people whose stories are sure to inspire the rest of us.  This time we’re focusing on Eric McWhirter who is constantly traveling across the USA with his job as a truck driver, but what’s cool is he always has his bike along for...
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Cycling: Lose Yourself. Find Yourself

June 22, 2012
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Cycling: Lose Yourself. Find Yourself

There’s no denying that surfing is an incredible zen-like sport where people can jump right into nature, become one with the environment, and kiss God all at once.  But I’d like to add cycling to the small list of activities that help you lose yourself and find yourself all at the same time. The...
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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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