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Off the Grid Bicycle Tour Update: Day 39

May 29, 2013
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Off the Grid Bicycle Tour Update: Day 39

It’s time again to check up on my buddy Rob Greenfield who’s currently riding across the United States….Off the Grid.  He’s doing this in an effort to promote sustainability and I must say he is one awesome dude doing awesome things for this world of ours. Off the Grid Update: Day 39 by Rob Greenfield...
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Bike Adventure Film to Promote Road Sharing

May 28, 2013
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Bike Adventure Film to Promote Road Sharing

It’s hard to keep up with all the people launching fantastic bicycle projects out there, but every so often we like to highlight them when we can.  This time around it’s a bicycle awareness video by a guy named Pearson Constantino, and he’s hoping that his crowdfunding campaign can help him launch.  Their campaign...
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Off the Grid Bicycle Tour Update: Day 26

May 17, 2013
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Off the Grid Bicycle Tour Update: Day 26

Here’s another update from my new cycling friend Rob Greenfield who is currently cycling across the United States….totally off the grid.  He’s impressed and amazed me over the past week of knowing him, and I just had to post his Day 26 journal entry seeing as he mentions me in the post. Off the...
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Cycling Tips from Broken Bones

May 17, 2013
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Cycling Tips from Broken Bones

Last year at Interbike, I picked a company called Broken Bones as my favorite of the show.  It wasn’t because they had the best technology or had the best bike, but because of the very cool attitude they were bringing to the cycling industry. I  like to call myself a rule-breaker, and I’m definitely...
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The Jamaica Reggae Ride: Experiencing Jamaica by Bike

May 15, 2013
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The Jamaica Reggae Ride: Experiencing Jamaica by Bike

Royston from Knights of Mo’ Bay Cycling Apparel recently completed a ride across Jamaica, and is here to share the experience with us.  Have a read and find out what it’s like to see Jamaica by bike. The Jamaica Reggae Ride by Royston C Let’s get a couple of facts out of the way. The roads from...
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Off the Grid Update

May 14, 2013
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Off the Grid Update

Yesterday we posted an article about Rob Greenfield and his bicycle journey currently taking place across the United States.  The cool thing about this mission is that he’s doing it totally off the grid. I’ve personally been so impressed by what Rob is doing and what he stands for that I wanted to follow...
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Off the Grid Bicycle Touring

May 13, 2013
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Off the Grid Bicycle Touring

I think anyone who does long distance bicycle touring is pretty awesome, but doing it totally off the grid like Rob Greenfield….is downright amazing.  This guy definitely has a Make it Happen attitude.  Please join me in reading all about Rob’s ride across America, and what he hopes to accomplish along the way. Off...
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HIIT – Painful Fad or Incredible Training Trump Card?

May 10, 2013
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HIIT – Painful Fad or Incredible Training Trump Card?

How much do you know about HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) and how it can benefit your cycling?  Well, we’ve got Shane (the bike expert) in today with all the details. HIIT – Painful fad or incredible training trump card? Speed is an elusive quality for racers; we’re all in search of it and...
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Dutch Delight: Cycling in Amsterdam

May 7, 2013
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Dutch Delight: Cycling in Amsterdam

I’ve been enjoying the guest articles we’ve put up lately that talk about cycling in various locations around the world.  This time, we’ve got a great guest post about where I call the world headquarters for cycling….Amsterdam. Cycling in Amsterdam When people go on holiday, they usually return home feeling bloated, worse for wear...
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Asylum Cycles uses Crowd Supply to Launch Bike Company

May 1, 2013
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Asylum Cycles uses Crowd Supply to Launch Bike Company

If you have even the slightest interest in cross bikes, you’ve absolutely got to read this.  Today we’re laying down a guest post from Patrick of Asylum Cycles….and he’s here to tell you all about the cool and unique way this bike company is launching their brand. Oh, and if you help back them...
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Cycling in Switzerland

April 30, 2013
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Cycling in Switzerland

Although a couple of my best friends are from Switzerland, we never have discussed what the cycling is like over there.  But this great little guest post helped introduce me to what riding is like there, and I hope you enjoy it as well Cycling in Switzerland Just a stone’s throw away from capital...
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Let’s Talk Mountain Bikes

April 26, 2013
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It’s another one of our Let’s Talk features, and my good friend Shawn is in to get you talking about mountain bikes. Shawn runs the website, www.texasmountainbiketrails.com and in this video he poses an interesting question to all of you….especially if you’re primarily a road cyclist. Oh, and Shawn just happens to be a...
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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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