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Look Who’s Loving the Bike: November 2011

November 3, 2011
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Look Who’s Loving the Bike: November 2011

James Fredrickson – New York, NY “As I look back on my childhood, I can’t think of a single great moment that didn’t include my bike in some way.  It was everything to me.  I was my mode of transportation, my pathway to pretending I was Evil Kenevil, and my ticket to freedom.  Now...
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Bonaire Bike Holiday

November 2, 2011
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Bonaire Bike Holiday

Would you like to go cycling on and off road in Bonaire this winter?  Your Caribbean Cycling escape has arrived.  The price is incredible, the location is about as bikey exotic as you can get, and where else would you rather be this February than Bonaire? Bonaire is basically one incredible tropical oasis found...
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Roks and Bloks

November 2, 2011
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Roks and Bloks

No, I didn’t forget the c’s in the title to today’s post…..this one is all about two secret weapons I always take with me on certain rides.  Yep, I’m talking Clif Bar Shot Roks and Shot Bloks today…..plus we have a nice little giveaway for you as well (see bottom of post for details)....
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#bikeschool: You Pick the Winner

November 1, 2011
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#bikeschool: You Pick the Winner

In last Thursday’s #bikeschool, we had a special question sponsored by our friends from Hydrapak. Anyone who answered Question #4 from the night was entered to win one of Hyrdapak’s brand new 2012 Wolly Mammoth water bottles.  These bottle aren’t even available for purchase yet and these bad boys are different from other insulated...
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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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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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