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#bikeschool: Les Solutions de Rechange

June 14, 2011
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#bikeschool: Les Solutions de Rechange

By my calculations it is exactly 18 days until the start of this years pinnacle event in the season’s calender, Le Tour de France. This year’s event is set to be a real spectacle with 4 mountain-top finishes and the re-installment of the team time trial as well as enough flat stages for the...
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#bikeschool: We Are Family

May 17, 2011
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#bikeschool: We Are Family

Monday the 9th of May 2011 saw a tragic chain of events that will change the present lives and futures of a vast array of people due to the sad loss of a young professional cyclist, Wouter Weylandt. The exact facts and events of that day may never known by the fanatical public but...
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Hashtag Tuesday: #ShutUpLegs

March 29, 2011
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Hashtag Tuesday: #ShutUpLegs

It’s got to be one of the most popular (and repeated) cycling quotes of all time….and who doesn’t just love that Jens Voigt dude?  You can’t keep an awesome quote like this one away from Twitter, and #shutuplegs has definitely become a well used hashtag.  But do you know the history of “Shut up Legs”...
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STORM Hill Country and Paris-Nice

March 15, 2011
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STORM Hill Country and Paris-Nice

It might be hard to combine something like the STORM Hill Country Mountain Bike Challenge and the Paris-Nice Cycling Race in one article….but putting them both together in one photo post just doubles the amount of viewing goodness. Check out some photos I took from last weekend’s Mountain Bike Race at Flat Rock Ranch...
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France Would Be Nice Right About Now

March 11, 2011
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France Would Be <em>Nice</em> Right About Now

As spring gently approaches, I’m sure a lot of us have our minds on all the great places we’d like to get out cycling this next year.  With the 2011 Paris-Nice race taking place this week, it’s hard not to fantasize about riding over there.  I know I’ve caught myself dreaming about it a...
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Nick Frey: Pro Rider to Boo Bicycles Owner

March 4, 2011
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Nick Frey: Pro Rider to Boo Bicycles Owner

Personally, one of the best things that came out of last week’s Handmade Bicycle Show was meeting and getting to know Nick Frey.  Prior to the show, I had been looking through the list of exhibitors and something about Boo Bicycles caught my eye.  That led to the Pre-NAHBS post I did on the company, which...
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Contest Time: Stomach of Anger

January 5, 2011
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Contest Time: Stomach of Anger

The T-Shirt Giveaway is officially closed and the boys from Stomach of Anger have selected a winner. Kendall (aka @velofreak) is the winner with his entry of “I Am The Motor“.  Good job, Kendall…..I’m looking forward to seeing that one on a T-shirt. Thanks to everyone for submitting your ideas….I enjoyed reading them all....
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I Need a Hero

November 10, 2010
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When was the last time something really amazing happened in pro sports.  Yeah, I know there has been a lot of cool plays and amazing acts of athleticism….but when is the last time we’ve seen a Hero? I’m not just talking about cycling this time.  Think about all sports and let me know the...
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TdF Friday

July 23, 2010
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TdF Friday

Two more days until the riders reach Paris and the Champs-Élysées.  Tomorrow’s time trial could very well determine who will wear the yellow jersey, and I’m really hoping it is Schleck and not Contador….but it’s kind of a long shot.  Here is my recap of this last week of racing and I look forward...
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TdF in Pictures

July 16, 2010
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TdF in Pictures

Well, we’ve only got 8 stages left in what’s sure to go down as another amazing Tour de France. There has been a lot of great racing and stories taking place over the first two weeks and I’m sure there will be more excitement in the days to come. I have to say that...
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TdF Stage 9: An Inside Look

July 12, 2010
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TdF Stage 9: An Inside Look

We’re taking an insiders look at tomorrow’s Stage 9 of the Tour de France. My good buddy, Chris Russell has climbed sections of this nasty Alpine stage and was kind enough to give us his preview (including videos) of what to expect as the riders set out from Morzine.  Here is Chris’ description and comments...
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My TdF 2 Cents

July 9, 2010
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My TdF 2 Cents

With all the incredible coverage floating around out there about the Tour de France and all that has occurred, it’s tough to add anything new or fresh to the mix.  But what the heck, seeing as we’ve now completed the Prologue and 6 Stages, I thought I would lay down a few thoughts and...
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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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