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ARTCRANK…Austin…Be There

February 9, 2012
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ARTCRANK…Austin…Be There

The Austin ARTCRANK show is just a couple weeks away, and if you don’t already have plans to be there…let me kick your butt just a little bit harder.  I’ve been actively promoting and recruiting for this fantastic bicycle art event both online and in person, and anticipation of this show is really starting...
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Bike Poncho

February 8, 2012
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Bike Poncho

Does your bike spend a lot of time being stored outside or subject to potentially harmful conditions? Hopefully not, but if so then a Bike Poncho™ can help you (and your bike) out.  It’s designed to protect your bike while parked on work/campus, traveling on the back of your bike rack, or while being stored...
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Make it Happen Monday: Bob Marley

February 6, 2012
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Make it Happen Monday: Bob Marley

What does Make it Happen Monday, Bob Marley, and Loving the Bike have in common?  Each one has something to celebrate on this fine February 6th, 2012.  Today, Loving the Bike turns two years old…Bob Marley would have been celebrating his 67th Birthday….and Make it Happen Monday simply always kicks off the week with...
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Loving the Commute: Edition #3

February 3, 2012
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Loving the Commute: Edition #3

This is Edition three of a series on bicycle commuting by guest contributor, Aaron Madrid. These posts are all about Aaron’s experiences as a newcomer to commuting, and he’s here to share it with you.  We’re hoping this series will encourage you to become a commuter yourself?  Be sure to check out the previous editions...
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Look Who’s Loving the Bike: February 2012

February 2, 2012
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Look Who’s Loving the Bike: February 2012

Here’s a look at who’s loving the bike for February 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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3 Tips to Avoid a Crash

February 1, 2012
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3 Tips to Avoid a Crash

Nobody likes to talk about crashing on a bike, but unfortunately it can happen.  It’s one of those voodoo type subjects where you feel like you need to sacrifice one of your bikes to the bike Gods after talking about it.  We recently did a podcast all about crashing over at Cycling 360, and...
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Make it Happen Monday: Pay it Forward

January 30, 2012
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Make it Happen Monday: Pay it Forward

We’ve all heard the phrase, “Pay it Forward”…but what we might not realize is just how big of an impact it can have on someone’s life.  Today, we share the story of two cyclists who had their lives changed forever and are so grateful that they continue to Pay it Forward. I’ve been thinking...
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Viva la Bicicletta – Cuba Work Bikes

January 27, 2012
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Viva la Bicicletta – Cuba Work Bikes

Beautiful Cuban “work bikes” and a post about cycling in Cuba, by guest writer Kathy Campbell. Viva la Bicicletta – An article and photos on Cuba and their Working Bikes by Kathy Campbell If you love bicycle touring then you must make some time for a bike tour around Cuba.  There are so many reasons...
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Helium Lazer Helmet Review

January 25, 2012
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Helium Lazer Helmet Review

Not only do I have my review of the Helium Lazer helmet today, I also have details on how you can win one of your own.  Be sure to check out my thoughts and opinions as well as the video about what I think of this cycling helmet. I have been in serious need...
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Duzer is Blowing Up

January 23, 2012
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This new People for Bikes video featuring my good buddy, Ryan van Duzer has totally blown up on the internet since being released a few days ago.  I’m sure you’ve already seen it because it’s everywhere right now, and I’m so happy that Ryan is getting such awesome exposure with it. Here it is,...
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Make it Happen Monday: Who I Be

January 23, 2012
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Make it Happen Monday: Who I Be

Who I Be…..A Personal Confession How well do you know yourself?  I recently decided to take part in a “Personal Confession” exercise to see how well I knew myself, and wanted to share my results in today’s Make it Happen Monday post.  You may know me as a guy who loves bicycles, and if...
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The Love Affair

January 20, 2012
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The Love Affair

Ever wonder how “The Love Affair” of cycling is seen through a “non-rider’s” eyes?  Today’s guest post by Vania Selvaggi just might be the most beautifully written cycling story ever written by a non-cyclist. Earlier this month, I read an awesome “non-cycling” article online and liked it so much that I asked the writer...
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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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