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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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Loving the BITE: See and Be Seen

January 22, 2015
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Loving the BITE:  See and Be Seen

A little over a month or so ago, I was asked to review a reflective vest for cycling in the dark. Since I’m often up long before the sun cycling, mountain biking, running or skiing, I thought this post would be a perfect fit…and, I hoped the vest would as well. When it comes...
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The Original SUV by Ban-T

January 9, 2015
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The Original SUV by Ban-T

I only received one Christmas gift this year…..but when you get something as fantastic as this, who needs more? Yes, my friends from Ban T-Shirts sent me another one of their cycling t-shirts and it just happened to arrive here in Grenada on December 24th. I have several of their other cycling themed shirts...
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Why Don’t Bike Socks Last Longer?

November 18, 2014
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Why Don’t Bike Socks Last Longer?

Okay, so I’m lucky enough to live in a climate that allows me to go sockless each and every day of the year.  But I do wear them when I’m riding.  But can someone explain to me why bike socks don’t seem to last? I have quite a few different pairs of bike socks...
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Panniers and Paninis

November 14, 2014
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Panniers and Paninis

I’ve honestly never ridden a bike with a set of panniers.  I guess it’s because I’ve never gone bicycle touring or had a reason to carry things with them on the ride. But I have finally had a need for panniers, so I contacted my friends at Detours to see if they could set...
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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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