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40 Feet

February 11, 2011
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40 Feet

Have you ever heard the quote, “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”?  I think it was Confucius who coined that one.  How about this one…“The journey of a cyclist begins with the first 40 feet”? When you set off for a ride, you’ve most likely got an idea of...
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Let’s Celebrate

February 9, 2011
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Let’s Celebrate

There is a whole lot to celebrate today, and I’m happy you could stop by to join in on the party. Celebrating Sweetness First of all, I’d like to thank everyone who submitted their video entry for the “Sweet” contest we ran with our good friends over at Sweet Leaf Tea.  Based right here...
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Hashtag Tuesday: #creatinghashtags

February 8, 2011
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Hashtag Tuesday: #creatinghashtags

We spent the first two weeks of our new Hashtag Tuesday feature giving you the origin and story of two great Twitter #’s…..thanks to my friend Joe Anthony. This week, it’s my turn and I wanted to talk about how cycling hashtags get started more than focusing on one specific tag. Hashtags are synonymous...
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Keep on Making it Happen

February 7, 2011
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Keep on Making it Happen

I had only planned on running our “Make it Happen Mondays” feature for the month of January….but every week is a great time to Make it Happen, right?  I received a whole lot of positive feedback on our Monday feature, so I’ve decided to keep on Making it Happen. One year ago yesterday, the...
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Look Who’s Loving the Bike – February

February 4, 2011
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Look Who’s Loving the Bike – February

As always, 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 February 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”...
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Diesel and Pinarello challenge the urban streets

February 3, 2011
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Diesel and Pinarello challenge the urban streets

Okay, so just recently, the clothing brand Diesel teamed up with Pinarello cycling to create what they have labeled, “Only the Brave – a brand-new urban bike to ride the world’s streets”. I’ll give you some more specifics of the bike in a second…and I’ll leave it up to you to decide how cool or un-cool it...
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The “Sweet”ness continues

February 2, 2011
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The “Sweet”ness continues

So far we’ve had 11 brave souls send in their video submission as entry into our wicked Sweet Leaf Tea contest.  With a prize pack that includes: Cycling Jersey 2 cases of Sweet Leaf Tea A bunch of other Sweet Leaf Tea Schwag (I’ve honestly never used that word before) …..we had to push...
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Hashtag Tuesday: #saveacyclist

February 1, 2011
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Hashtag Tuesday: #saveacyclist

We had a great response to last week’s blog about #twowheeltuesday, where we  interviewed @Aus10Nichols of One Tree Hill and Carol of @LACBC about its origins.  We’re back with our weekly cycling # feature, and once again Joe anthony has the honors of sharing this week’s story……#saveacyclist. #saveacyclist - by Joe Anthony While we spend...
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My Cycling for Optimal Weight HOT LIST

January 31, 2011
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My Cycling for Optimal Weight HOT LIST

Each Monday in January we posted our “Make it Happen Monday” articles in an effort to help inspire and motivate you to reach your ultimate weight goals. Today is the “bonus” 5th Monday of the month and I wanted to wrap things up with my overall HOT LIST. I’m not a licensed nutritionist, but what...
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NAHBS Brings Bike Beauty to Austin

January 28, 2011
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NAHBS Brings Bike Beauty to Austin

It’s still four weeks away, but I’m totally stoked to be attending my first ever NAHBS (North American Handmade Bicycle Show) held right here in Austin, Texas this year. This is the 7th year for the NAHBS and it’s taking place in the ATX from February 25 to 27. The show began as, and...
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Sweet….It’s Another Contest

January 26, 2011
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Sweet….It’s Another Contest

Tune in to the video below and catch all the sweet details in our latest contest.  I’m really loving this one because it’s going to allow me to interact with my readers a whole lot more.  Check out the video, submit your entry, and you’re in to win……….. Huge thanks to the great people...
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Hashtag Tuesday: #twowheeltuesday

January 25, 2011
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Hashtag Tuesday: #twowheeltuesday

This is the first post in @lovingthebike’s #HashtagTuesday series. Every Tuesday we’ll be talking about the latest popular cycling tags on Twitter.  I am collaborating with Joe Anthony of @bikecommutenews for this feature and Joe is kicking things off with the story of #twowheeltuesday and what it has to do with Austin Nichols from...
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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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