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Viva la Bicicletta – Cuba Work Bikes

January 27, 2012
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Viva la Bicicletta – Cuba Work Bikes

Beautiful Cuban “work bikes” and a post about cycling in Cuba, by guest writer Kathy Campbell. Viva la Bicicletta – An article and photos on Cuba and their Working Bikes by Kathy Campbell If you love bicycle touring then you must make some time for a bike tour around Cuba.  There are so many reasons...
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Austin Bicycle Culture in Photos

October 28, 2011
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Austin Bicycle Culture in Photos

Austin, Texas is definitely a bikey kind of place and although I try to immerse myself in as much of the bike culture as I can…there is so much more that I just can’t get around to.  A new social media friend of mine, Jessica Alexander, is a total local cyclist and has gotten...
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#bikeschool: Rapha Super Cross

October 25, 2011
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#bikeschool: Rapha Super Cross

As the nights draw in and winter nears in the northern hemisphere it’s time to put away #1 and tuck her in until spring. For some this means getting out the winter bike and when the weather permits, for others it means releasing their inner crazy and race Cross! This weekend saw the third...
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2011 NACCC

October 17, 2011
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2011 NACCC

I’m a little late getting this post up, but seeing as I had access to some incredible photos by Jessica Alexander…I wanted to put up a quick post on the 2011 North American Cycle Courier Championships (NACCC) held in Austin a week ago. The NACCC happens each year and is a weekend full of...
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Austin Weekend in Review

October 17, 2011
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Austin Weekend in Review

This past weekend was totally buzzing here in Austin with the Livestrong Challenge taking place. Thousands of cyclists took part in what I feel is one of the best rides of the year and I once again had a great time.  Austin also hosted the Texas Custom Bicycle Show this weekend with some amazing...
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A Day in the Life of a SS

October 12, 2011
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A Day in the Life of a SS

A few weeks back I posted about Leigh Brandt and explained how she has now become a road cyclist.  My friend @bikerly shot back and said that he’d much prefer to see some Fixed Gear eye candy…..so this one’s for him, sort of.  Instead of a bunch of fixie shots, today we have a...
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#bikeschool: WyndyMilla

October 11, 2011
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#bikeschool: WyndyMilla

As LovingTheBike’s designated UK dude I’m really excited about today’s article and the news we are spreading. Although WyndyMilla is a UK based company, their influence is spreading across the globe quicker than Magnus Backstedt can crack a bottom bracket and they are doing some great things in the Pro Peloton as well as...
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#bikeschool: The Grand Bouclé has been Boucléd

July 26, 2011
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#bikeschool: The Grand Bouclé has been Boucléd

Wow! What a month it has been in the world of professional bike racing. In an attempt to keep those post-Tour blues at bay for one more day I thought I’d share the last set of photos and videos from my time at this years Tour…. all the way back in the first week...
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#bikeschool: Allez Le Tour… Encore

July 19, 2011
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#bikeschool: Allez Le Tour… Encore

  As promised, this week I have the sights, the sounds… and the slightly drunk provincial early evening bike races that occured over stage 2 & 3 of this years Tour whilst @SteamyWynndows, @AndyMWild & I were there. After a lot of walking on day 1 to catch the action in two of the...
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#bikeschool: Allez Le Tour

July 12, 2011
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The 2011 edition of the Tour is already shaping up to be a spectacular affair in more ways than one. A huge number of crashes and abandonment’s from some high profile GC contenders (though not the most in Tour history… yet), some superb breakaway riding from… yes you’ve guessed it… Tommy V and Johnny...
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Four Types of Cycling in Belize

June 24, 2011
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Four Types of Cycling in Belize

I have spent most of June chilling (and cycling) around the country of Belize.  A lot of people have never heard of this place or know where it is, and those that have probably don’t think of cycling when they refer to the country.  Little does the world know that cycling is huge over...
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The Rapha Effect

March 1, 2011
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The Rapha Effect

I’m not sure exactly what it is, but Rapha somehow manages to throw a lot of cyclists into a trance. Last weekend at NAHBS was no different.  They thundered into Austin on Thursday night and mesmerized everyone with their dazzling Rapha Continental Movie Premier at Mellow Johnny’s.  Before anyone could snap out of their daze,...
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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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