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Nutrition Tip March 5 2011

March 5, 2011
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Yogurt Comments: Who would have thought that yogurt could be so confusing?!? An 8 oz. container of plain yogurt will usually have the most calcium.  From there, it can drop by 100-300 mg depending on the size of container and other ingredients used which decrease the volume of milk.  When decreasing the size of...
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Nick Frey: Pro Rider to Boo Bicycles Owner

March 4, 2011
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Nick Frey: Pro Rider to Boo Bicycles Owner

Personally, one of the best things that came out of last week’s Handmade Bicycle Show was meeting and getting to know Nick Frey.  Prior to the show, I had been looking through the list of exhibitors and something about Boo Bicycles caught my eye.  That led to the Pre-NAHBS post I did on the company, which...
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Look Who’s Loving the Bike: March 2011

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

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 our March 2011 lovers have to say. Hey…..and we’d love to hear from you as well….feel free to submit your “Look Who’s Loving the Bike” story to...
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May the Wind Be at Your Back, and the Sun Upon Your Face

March 2, 2011
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May the Wind Be at Your Back, and the Sun Upon Your Face

The last time I had my friend Ian (aka @PedalmanTO) contribute to the blog, he told us all about “Keeping the Rubber Side Down“.  He’s back again with another motivating and inspiring cycling story. May the Wind Be at Your Back, and the Sun Upon Your Face - by Ian “PedalmanTO At some point...
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The Rapha Effect

March 1, 2011
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The Rapha Effect

I’m not sure exactly what it is, but Rapha somehow manages to throw a lot of cyclists into a trance. Last weekend at NAHBS was no different.  They thundered into Austin on Thursday night and mesmerized everyone with their dazzling Rapha Continental Movie Premier at Mellow Johnny’s.  Before anyone could snap out of their daze,...
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Hashtag Tuesday: #whyweride

March 1, 2011
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Hashtag Tuesday: #whyweride

It all started with a random thought (tweet) by @FunctionalCycle in December 2009: It was not a new idea to @FunctionalCycle, as he had always made a conscious effort to be positive in everything that was being promoted, but the above tweet was heard and then sparked the creation of #whyweride….a great Twitter hashtag...
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Wood Wheels and Frames: Making it Happen at NAHBS

February 28, 2011
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Wood Wheels and Frames: Making it Happen at NAHBS

When I was checking out the North American Handmade Bike Show this past weekend, I wanted to try and only capture certain aspects of it in my blog posts. Oh, and before I forget….I apologize for the overload of NAHBS posts and tweets this past week, but it’s pretty much impossible not to get...
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For the Love of the Bike

February 26, 2011
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For the Love of the Bike

Just got home from day two of NAHBS and the best way for me to sum things up is that today was a gathering of people who are in it “For the Love of the Bike”.  There really isn’t any other way to describe it.  So many different kinds of cyclists, people, and backgrounds….all coming...
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Watson Cycles: NAHBS 2011

February 26, 2011
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Watson Cycles: NAHBS 2011

It’s hard to single out just one of the builders with all the incredible bikes and displays at the NAHBS…but for some reason Watson Cycles caught my eye. They had a super fat tire bike on display that was very sweet, along with a bunch of other custom frames.  The company does an incredible...
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NAHBS Eye Candy

February 25, 2011
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NAHBS Eye Candy

I’m still in awe of all the bicycle goodness seen at this year’s NAHBS….here are a few pictures to show you what the day was like through my eyes.  More posts, pictures, and video coming over the next few days. One of the few crazy concept bikes Hot Pink is a popular color at...
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Behind the Scenes at NAHBS 2011

February 25, 2011
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Behind the Scenes at NAHBS 2011

I’ll be having a bunch of posts and updates from the 2011 North American Handmade Bicycle Show happening in Austin this weekend, but here is your first look at all the goodness.  I was lucky enough to hang out during yesterday’s set up of the show and get a behind the scenes look at...
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Boo Bicycles Looking to Get the Word Out at NAHBS

February 23, 2011
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Boo Bicycles Looking to Get the Word Out at NAHBS

The 2011 North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS) is only two days away, and you can already feel the anticipation in the Austin air.  This year’s show will be a record breaker for number of exhibitors…and with Austin being such a bike friendly city, I’ll bet we break some attendance records as well. I...
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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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