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Positive Junk Mail

November 18, 2013
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Positive Junk Mail

If you’re like me, you get way too much junk mail each and every day.  Well you could classify blog posts as junk mail I guess, but hopefully you get more out of it then garbage. I’m trusting that every one of you is having the best day ever, but in case you’re not, just think...
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Go Biking While Your Cruise Ship is in Port

November 16, 2013
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Cruise ship season has begun.  If you’re going on one this year and you’d like to incorporate some cycling into your stops at port, here’s a money saving tip for you.  Be sure to get out there Loving the Bike on your cruise, and if you’ll be stopping in Grenada be sure to let...
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I’ve Got a Song Inside Me

November 11, 2013
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I’ve Got a Song Inside Me

I Have a Song Inside Me I have a song inside me and it has to get out I hope it’s awesome and great Want to make people dance and shout Its full of energy and rhythm It’s got a hook that you’ll love It’ll be in your head all day You won’t be able...
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One More Reason to Love the Bike: No Ringing Phone

November 6, 2013
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One More Reason to Love the Bike: No Ringing Phone

As a person who honestly cannot stand the sound of a ringing phone, being on my bike is one place where I get to escape it. Yeah, in this technological world where even that old lady crossing the street has a cell phone on her…..I continue to resist.  Our family owns one pay as...
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Please Stop Killing Cyclists

November 4, 2013
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Please Stop Killing Cyclists

Update…upon posting this today, one of our readers wrote in and told me about one more to add to the list.  There were at least 3 cyclists killed in the United States in the past few days. I’m just one guy.  One person who isn’t passionate about too many things, but when I hear...
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How Far Would You Go to Fit In?

November 4, 2013
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How Far Would You Go to Fit In?

One of my favorite quotes of all time is: “The culture we have does not make people feel good about themselves.  And you have to be strong enough to say, if the culture doesn’t work, don’t buy it.  Create your own.”    This is a quote by a man named Morrie Schwartz, a retired...
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Look Who’s Loving the Bike: Facebook Edition

November 2, 2013
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Look Who’s Loving the Bike: Facebook Edition

We love hearing about people’s cycling memories, and we often include those thoughts in something called “Look Who’s Loving the Bike“.  A couple of weeks ago there was a great discussion over at Cycling Shorts Facebook Page, and here is what some of the people had to say. I Love It.  If you’d like...
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If For No Other Reason, This is Why You Should Respect Lance Armstrong

October 30, 2013
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If For No Other Reason, This is Why You Should Respect Lance Armstrong

Okay, so he might have had a very large ego and took drugs along with pretty much all his competitors….but I still say all the good things Lance Armstrong did for cycling and cancer patients is more than enough to warrant respect. This is one of those topics where most people seem to have...
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Do You Choose the Good Life?

October 28, 2013
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Do You Choose the Good Life?

Do You Choose This? A limit set by yourself Intrusion of your life by someone else Creating trouble when joy is an easy option Harsh words Affecting the lives of Children who can’t defend themselves Causing disorder Shattering dreams through jealousy Causing problems through ignorance Implementing regulations which create a need for more regulations...
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MTB Ayiti International Stage Race in Haiti

October 26, 2013
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MTB Ayiti International Stage Race in Haiti

This looks like one fantastic cycling event.  I realize getting to it may be difficult, but it’s for a good cause….and man, the photos make it look incredible. MTB Ayiti International Stage Race in Haiti by Benjamin Guter   The MTB Ayiti Stage Race combines a once-in-a-lifetime cultural immersion experience with the opportunity to...
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The Proactive Cyclist

October 23, 2013
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The Proactive Cyclist

Living in a country with a definite reactionary culture can be challenging…..especially when you’re a proactive type person. Yeah, I’m not perfect but I definitely lean towards the approach of doing things now to avoid having issues in the future.  It’s just how I’m wired and probably has something to do with being raised...
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#bikeschool Turns 3

October 22, 2013
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#bikeschool Turns 3

Yesterday marked the three year anniversary of #bikeschool.  When @bikerly first mentioned the idea of #bikeschool to me, I never would have imagined it would grow to what it’s become today.  Back then, twitter chats were scarce and many people didn’t even understand them…..and many still don’t today.  But those who jumped in (and continue to jump) have...
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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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