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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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Hashtag Tuesday: #seenonmybike

February 22, 2011
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Hashtag Tuesday: #seenonmybike

In honor of my awesome weekend with my good friend, @bikerly…..I’m having him guest post on this fine Hashtag Tuesday.  He’s the creator of a great cycling tag called #seenonmybike.  This Hashtag is so much different than the regular tags you see on Twitter because it is so much more visual…it’s like you get...
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Who’s Myth Are You Living?

February 21, 2011
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Who’s Myth Are You Living?

A few weeks ago I came across what I felt was one of the most powerful posts I’ve read in a very long time.  It spoke very strongly to me and I felt it would make a great addition to our Make it Happen Monday series over here at Loving the Bike.  So today...
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Nutrition Tip February 19 2011

February 19, 2011
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Butter Vs Margarine Comments:  Talk about a nutrition debate: margarine vs. butter!  Actually, neither is the best option when choosing a fat for spreading or baking.  Whenever possible, use olive oil, peanut oil, or coconut oil instead.  When you do need margarine or butter, choose butter over margarine.  Instead of opting for a spread...
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Blown Away

February 18, 2011
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I shot this video last Tuesday, but just now getting the chance to post it.  It hasn’t been as windy here in Austin as it was last week when the “hurricane” winds blew through, but I hope it provides some good advice on what to do the next time you’re feeling blown away on...
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My Friends Have Some Wicked Custom Livestrong Bikes

February 16, 2011
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My Friends Have Some Wicked Custom Livestrong Bikes

You’ve all likely seen the beautiful custom bikes that Lance had created for the 2009 race season and the “It’s about the Bike Auction“, but have you seen these? A few of my friends have their very own custom Livestrong bikes that are just as unique, and wicked cool. Jon Binsted (aka @LIVESTRONGTEXAS) Bike:...
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Hashtag Tuesday: #cyclenerds

February 15, 2011
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Hashtag Tuesday: #cyclenerds

The name #cyclenerds conjures up a few different thoughts, but as it’s founder @sarahstanley explains, the tag is intended “to get kids excited about riding a bike.  Maybe girls want to trick their bike out with ribbons & baskets. Maybe its getting the whole family together and going for a ride on beach cruisers.”...
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Get S.T.O.K.E.D. For Your Cycling Goals

February 14, 2011
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Get S.T.O.K.E.D. For Your Cycling Goals

Like everything in life, it’s a lot simpler to achieve something when you set a goal for yourself and go after it.  I mentioned a simple formula for goal achievement in last week’s “Make It Happen Mondays” post: Create a goal, Get excited about it, and Make it Happen….and this week I’m here to...
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Nutrition Tip February 12 2011

February 12, 2011
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Cheese Comments: Regular cheese is going to be high-fat (saturated) no matter how you slice it.  As long s you don’t overdo it, it can still be part of a healthy diet.  Part-skim cheeses, like most available mozzarella, are lower in fat and calories than most cheeses.  Some brands, like Kraft, have calcium-fortified cheeses...
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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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