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The King of the Bottle Cage

March 25, 2011
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There’s one video clip that I never got around to posting from the 2011 North American Handmade Bicycle Show held in Austin earlier this year.  Ron, from King Cage had a simple little display…but this dude caused quite the stir. Ron started King Cage in 1991 and began making bottle cages out of Titanium...
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Are You Thinking of Moving in the Car – Less/Light Direction?

March 23, 2011
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Are You Thinking of Moving in the Car – Less/Light Direction?

One of the coolest things that I’ve come across since starting this Loving the Bike site is learning about all the people out there living Car-Less.  I’m totally amazed by what these people are doing and have the utmost respect for anyone who has chosen to take this route in life. There is also...
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Hashtag Tuesday: #30daysofbiking

March 22, 2011
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Hashtag Tuesday: #30daysofbiking

I’d have to say that the very first cycling hashtag to ever catch my attention was #30daysofbiking. It was a genius idea by @patiomensch and @zachamon, and officially launched on April 1, 2010 (and I’m still kicking myself for not thinking of something like this myself). On April 1 they’ll kick off round three of #30daysofbiking….are...
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Make it Happen Monday: Leap

March 21, 2011
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Make it Happen Monday: Leap

Sometimes I have to remind myself what Make it Happen Monday is all about.  I dug out a poem I wrote years ago and would like to share it with you all.  Make it Happen…..and sometimes you just have to: Leap I took a leap of faith today It was nothing like I thought...
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On the AIR

March 18, 2011
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On the AIR

Just in case life wasn’t busy enough for me these days…I’ve teamed up with a couple great cycling guys and ventured into the world of Podcasts.  It feels great to announce that Cycling 360 is now on the AIR.  I am quite humbled by the company I’m keeping for these Podcasts, and am so...
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Kollective Fusion

March 16, 2011
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Kollective Fusion

Are you a Livestrong fanatic?  You know, one of those people who needs to have the latest and coolest items that sports the Black and Yellow in support of one kick ass cause.  Well, I’m telling you folks…the things that Bobby Dixon and his company Kollective Fusion are doing in support of Livestrong is...
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STORM Hill Country and Paris-Nice

March 15, 2011
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STORM Hill Country and Paris-Nice

It might be hard to combine something like the STORM Hill Country Mountain Bike Challenge and the Paris-Nice Cycling Race in one article….but putting them both together in one photo post just doubles the amount of viewing goodness. Check out some photos I took from last weekend’s Mountain Bike Race at Flat Rock Ranch...
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Hashtag Tuesday: #ridethroughwinter

March 15, 2011
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Hashtag Tuesday: #ridethroughwinter

For all of you living in places where the cycling streets are covered in white stuff all winter, there’s light at the end of the tunnel.  Yes, my friends….Spring is on it’s way. I’m definitely a cold weather riding wimp and could never imagine riding through a cold and snowy winter, but I’ve met...
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Make it Happen Monday: Arcanum pāx

March 14, 2011
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Make it Happen Monday: Arcanum pāx

There is a little known island about half way between the Caribbean islands and the coast of Africa.  Its name is Arcanum pāx, meaning “the secret peace”.  On this island, the only means of transportation is by bicycle.  The only relationships they know are love and peace.  And the only thoughts that flow are...
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Refueling

March 11, 2011
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Question: This past weekend I did a century and had a bonk experience. I forgot my pack with my fuels, so I overdid the lunch with foods at a restaurant all at once (food choices were “heavy” – mashed potatoes, broccoli rice casserole, mac and cheese, and salisbury steak – not the best options)....
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France Would Be Nice Right About Now

March 11, 2011
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France Would Be <em>Nice</em> Right About Now

As spring gently approaches, I’m sure a lot of us have our minds on all the great places we’d like to get out cycling this next year.  With the 2011 Paris-Nice race taking place this week, it’s hard not to fantasize about riding over there.  I know I’ve caught myself dreaming about it a...
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Water on Long Rides

March 10, 2011
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Question: I’m training for some upcoming races this Spring/Summer.  On short rides I tend to just drink water because I don’t want to overuse all the sugary sports drinks.  Is it okay to just drink water on longer rides as well (2-3 hours)?  Or should I add a electrolyte powder or pill? Kelli’s Answer:...
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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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