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#bikeschool and Beyond

February 11, 2014
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#bikeschool and Beyond

It’s not bragging if it’s true….right?  Well if you know me, you’ll know that I don’t generally talk all big and mighty about myself and the things I’m involved in.  But saying that #bikeschool is the coolest and greatest Twitter chat is just the dang truth. Each week I love reading the tweets about...
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Bontrager Hosts #bikeschool

November 26, 2013
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Bontrager Hosts #bikeschool

Wow, #bikeschool just continues to grow and impress……oh, and take over the Twitterverse of course. Next Thursday (December 5) we have the one and only Keith Bontrager sitting in as guest professor.  Yes, the bicycle hall of famer who has helped bring the bicycle industry to where it is today.  Keith held the position...
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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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#bikeschool is Circling the World

September 10, 2013
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#bikeschool is Circling the World

During the month of September, the #bikeschool twitter chat is going around the world by having a different “professor” from a different location each week.  It’s a great idea by our very own, Marty Boyd, who has been making sure the most awesome hour on Twitter continues to dominate and bring all cyclists together.  It...
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Talking Bikes Has Never Been This Social: #bikeschool

May 21, 2013
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Talking Bikes Has Never Been This Social: #bikeschool

It’s been a while, but I was happy to be hosting #bikeschool once again last Thursday night on Twitter.  Now that the weekly cycling chat pretty much runs itself (mostly due to our #bikeschool guardian angel, @twittyboyd), I don’t get all that involved with it or even attend every week.  But when I do drop...
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#bikeschool Has Taken on a Life of it’s Own

March 26, 2013
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#bikeschool Has Taken on a Life of it’s Own

I guess I’ve always known that #bikeschool had a life of its own, but now it’s official.  It’s getting close to three years since @egggman, @bikerly, and I launched the hashtag that rocked the world of Twitter….and it hasn’t stopped since. Week after week, #bikeschool becomes a trending hashtag on Thursday nights, but that’s only part...
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Creating the Ultimate Cycling City

January 9, 2013
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Creating the Ultimate Cycling City

Have you ever stopped to think of all the great things you’d include if you had the power to design your own city?  Well, if you’re a passionate cyclist you’d definitely want that city to cater to your love for the bike, and I know you’d make it as bicycle friendly as possible. I...
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The power of #bikeschool

January 2, 2013
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The power of #bikeschool

If you don’t already know about the absolute biggest and greatest online meeting place for cyclists, then you most definitely need to check out #bikeschool in 2013.  If you don’t know the whole #bikeschool story and what it’s all about, have a quick read through our description of this weekly cycling Twitter chat. #bikeschool...
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Le Tour so far

July 3, 2012
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Le Tour so far

  Today will see the start of stage 3 of the 2012 Tour de France and the first time the riders will have hit French soil in the race.  This years edition of the race was always going to have a different feel to it due to high-profile riders missing out on the race...
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#bikeschool: Inspiration

June 26, 2012
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#bikeschool: Inspiration

As part of our continuing series of inspirational guest writing we have a timely piece about the personal battles people face with parts of the Tour de France.  Having suffered a stroke, Kim battled with courage and strength to take on her personal challenge at the 2009 Tour de France. “…the nastiest hill I...
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#bikeschool: ‘Joining the Century Club’ by Aaron Madrid

June 19, 2012
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#bikeschool: ‘Joining the Century Club’ by Aaron Madrid

As promised, we have some brilliantly inspirational stories coming up in a series of posts from the #bikeschool & LovingTheBike.com communities. First up is Part 1 of  ‘Century’ by Aaron Madrid (@Aaronthestrong). Our thanks go out to Aaron for putting a load of effort into his writing, I’m sure you’re going to enjoy what...
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#bikeschool: Your Ventoux

June 12, 2012
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#bikeschool: Your Ventoux

I know that many of the #bikeschool family sent messages and Tweets of support and then congratulations to our friend Aaron Madrid (@Aaronthestrong) as he took on and conquered his first 100 mile cycle ride this weekend.  Riding as part of the Tour de Cure at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Aaron achieved one of...
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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.

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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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