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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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40 Feet

February 11, 2011
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40 Feet

Have you ever heard the quote, “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”?  I think it was Confucius who coined that one.  How about this one…“The journey of a cyclist begins with the first 40 feet”? When you set off for a ride, you’ve most likely got an idea of...
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Keep on Making it Happen

February 7, 2011
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Keep on Making it Happen

I had only planned on running our “Make it Happen Mondays” feature for the month of January….but every week is a great time to Make it Happen, right?  I received a whole lot of positive feedback on our Monday feature, so I’ve decided to keep on Making it Happen. One year ago yesterday, the...
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Bryan is Making it Happen

January 24, 2011
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Bryan is Making it Happen

When we came out with our Cycling for Optimal Weight min-e-book on December 27th, we offered up the challenge (and reward) for all those who would commit to going on the program.  Five of you responded saying you were ready to go after your ideal weight using cycling to help get you there. Out...
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Please BE KIND to Cyclists

January 14, 2011
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Please BE KIND to Cyclists

You just can’t beat the phrase, “Please BE KIND to Cyclists” when it comes to conveying our feelings towards motorists.  It’s a message that all of us cyclists would like to pass along to our machine powered friends….and our spouses, children, and friends feel the same way. On a beautiful Austin morning in September...
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Cycling for Optimal Weight

December 27, 2010
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Cycling for Optimal Weight

How many of you are using cycling to help achieve your ideal weight?  How many would like to obtain this through cycling?  We all ride a bike for different reasons, but health and fitness is definitely a common theme that runs through a lot of us recreational cyclists. But how do you get there? ...
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Keep the Rubber Side Down

December 16, 2010
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Keep the Rubber Side Down

My Twitter friend…turned good close friend, @PedalmanTO, supplies a guest post today that will change the way you look at your life. More often than not, I’ll sign off an email or phone conversation with a friend by saying “Keep the Rubber Side Down.” I can’t nail down a date when it became the...
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Extraordinary

November 22, 2010
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Extraordinary

It doesn’t matter if you’re a cycling competitor, commuter, or just plain like to ride a bike….if you’re Loving the Bike then I think you’re cool for many reasons. Cool because you’re doing something for your health, the environment, and for the beauty that comes from being on a bike. Odds are that you’re...
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Confessed Anti-Cyclist Starts Loving the Bike

November 3, 2010
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Confessed Anti-Cyclist Starts Loving the Bike

There was an interesting story in The Standard online newspaper last week.  I didn’t find it myself, but my friend Victor from Bicycle Lab pointed it out to me saying it would make a great post for my site. David “Fred” Serra, a former footballer from Australia, never would have imagined wearing lycra….but his...
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The Old Give and Take

October 11, 2010
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The Old Give and Take

I grew up in a family where one of the mantras was: There is always a give and take…for everything you gain, there is something you have to give up. Being a guy who has had his fair share of change in his life, this phrase seems to flash across my mind quite often….and...
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Change

September 17, 2010
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Change

Some say that change is one of the most difficult and stressful things that a person can go through.  My Family and I have definitely had our share of major changes in the past….and here we are going through it again.  I think it takes a certain kind of person to actually bring these...
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Clive Chapman: How Just One Year and a Bike, Saved His Life

June 30, 2010
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Clive Chapman: How Just One Year and a Bike, Saved His Life

Hi everyone, my name is Clive Chapman from Birmingham, England. This is the story of me and my bike, and how it helped me get my life back. 12 months ago I was a 45 year old married bloke with 2 kids, who stopped riding his bike 10 years previously. That’s an approximate figure...
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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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