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PRracer Launches Cool App Based Light/Camera

April 4, 2016
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PRracer Launches Cool App Based Light/Camera

With the introduction of app based technology, the cycling accessories industry is pumping out new products at an insanely fast rate.  Most of these products are launching through Kickstarter type funding campaigns, and the majority cross my path with a request to help promote what they’ve come up with. As I’ve mentioned before, I...
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World’s Safest Commute Backpack

March 16, 2016
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World’s Safest Commute Backpack

I have people trying to get me to promote their new cycling products all the time.  The majority are about to do a Kickstarter type launch and want sites like ours to help drive people to their campaign.  It’s tough to say no, because I’d really like to help out all these guys doing their thing to...
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Keep on Riding with Superberries Aroniaberry+ Daily Wellness Shot

February 22, 2016
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Keep on Riding with Superberries Aroniaberry+ Daily Wellness Shot

I was recently contacted by Superberries and I was asked to review the Aroniaberry+ product.  Superberries sent me the product free of charge and here’s what I have to say about it. None of us want to get sick and miss time on the bike, right? With all the germs floating around, how do...
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Lazer Z1 Helmet Review

December 15, 2015
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Lazer Z1 Helmet Review

The past couple times that I’ve reviewed a Lazer helmet, I’ve done it with a video review because I like being able to show how the helmet looks and feels.  But, this time around, I’m laying out the goods in written content so that I can focus more on the features and speak about...
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Dude Making a Difference

December 14, 2015
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Dude Making a Difference

Want an easy way to get the #MakeitHappen attitude, and read a fantastic book at the same time?  Go read Dude Making a Difference. The author of this book is someone I have written about several times on this site, and I have labeled him “the Gandhi of our time”. Yes, remember Rob Greenfield?  He’s...
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Cheap Gear from GearBest

December 8, 2015
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Cheap Gear from GearBest

A while back we did a giveaway with an online company called Gearbest.  They sell all sorts of products including electronics, clothing, toys, and pretty much anything else you can think of.  Oh, and they sell some cycling clothing and gear as well. Last time it was our readers who got to collect on...
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State Bicycle Co. T-shirt Review

October 20, 2015
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State Bicycle Co. T-shirt Review

Are you a cycling t-shirt fanatic like I am?  Come on, how many cycling t’s do you currently have in your closet?  I’ve totally lost count, but would guess that I have somewhere in the neighborhood of 45.  Yeah, and I love every freaking one of them. But, I never seem to have a...
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Cycling Jersey Review: Pro Bike Kit and Primal Wear

October 14, 2015
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Who doesn’t love getting new jerseys?  Yeah, as far as I’m concerned you can never have enough cycling kits…..as long as they fit great and feel good. I definitely have a preference for what I like in a cycling jersey, and I wanted to share a little information about how you can expand your...
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Post Cycling Massage in Austin, Texas

October 13, 2015
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Post Cycling Massage in Austin, Texas

I don’ think of massage as just a way of pampering my body, but as a way to help improve circulation, range of motion, and muscular efficiency.  But most of all, I look at it as a way of smoothing out all the wear and tear my body takes from hours in the saddle....
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Allriot T-shirt Review

October 7, 2015
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I know you know anything about me, you’ll know that one of my core values is wearing shorts, shades, sandals, and a t-shirt every day of the year.  A guy like that better have a whole bunch of t-shirts to choose from, right? Well, I can honestly say that the majority of my wardrobe...
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Sunglass Warehouse Review

October 6, 2015
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I had a whole bunch of cycling stuff sent so I could try it all out on our recent holiday to Austin, Texas.  So now it’s time to start letting you know all about them. We’re kicking things off with the sampling of shades I received from Sunglass Warehouse.  This online store prides itself...
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Don’t Get Fogged Out on the Ride

May 29, 2015
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Don’t Get Fogged Out on the Ride

Have you been on a wet or cool weather ride and found your sunglasses getting all fogged up?  Yeah, if you’re never caught without sunglasses on your face it can really mess up your ride.  But Ryders Eyewear have come up with what they feel is the ultimate solution. I remember talking to them...
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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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