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Locking Up the Whole Family

September 7, 2012
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Locking Up the Whole Family

I’m so proud to be part of a riding Family, and thanks to the cool cats over at Kryptonite Locks we can now be ultra protected when locking up our bikes. When me and my Family head out on our bikes there are four of us riding and also the Chariot trailer that I...
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Win Brite Buds: The World’s First Reflective Earphones

September 5, 2012
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Win Brite Buds: The World’s First Reflective Earphones

We’ve talked about the earphone products from Far End Gear a couple of times in the past, and today we’re talking about their brand new product called Brite Buds and how you can win some for yourself. The Far End Gear company provides earphone based products for outdoor enthusiasts like us.  Seeing as it’s...
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Our Reveal the Path Screening

August 29, 2012
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Our <em>Reveal the Path</em> Screening

As you already know, I love the film “Reveal the Path” and provided a full review of the Austin premier when I attended it in June.  The DVD’s are now available for purchase so anyone who wasn’t able to see it in theatres can experience all the goodness this film has to offer….in the...
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BikeWrappers: Reflective and Removable System For Your Bike

August 28, 2012
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BikeWrappers: Reflective and Removable System For Your Bike

The BikeWrappers reflective system is neat alternative to making your bike more visible for night rides and commuting.  Brent Thomas has been an avid cyclist for years and in an effort to keep himself and other riders safe, he created BikeWrappers.  He’s also giving a couple sets away, so check the bottom of this...
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Bicycle Iron Case For Airline (and Vehicle) Transportation

August 22, 2012
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Bicycle Iron Case For Airline (and Vehicle) Transportation

There are countless articles and videos telling you how to pack up your bike, and which bike cases are best for transportation…but I’d like to go over a few of the more subtle details. The good folks at Tricosports recently sent me an Iron Case to use for my bike traveling needs.  It came...
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Revisiting Our Product Reviews

August 17, 2012
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Revisiting Our Product Reviews

Pretty much every product review we’ve done has went up on the site after only trying the item out very briefly….so I’m back again to revisit some of these reviews and provide my feedback now that I’ve been able to give them a more thorough trial. Shot Roks – Review Done on May 28,...
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Primal Wear Allowed Me to Ride With Bob Marley

August 14, 2012
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Primal Wear Allowed Me to Ride With Bob Marley

If you know me, you know there is a little piece of the great Bob Marley living inside this cycling body of mine.  I’ve talked about Bob many times, and even went on a search to see if Bob Marley rode a bike.  My road bike is named after him, and this website even...
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Wiggle: UK’s #1 Online Cycle Shop Takes on the World

July 20, 2012
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Wiggle: UK’s #1 Online Cycle Shop Takes on the World

Whether you’re into online shopping or not, odds are you’ve heard of this explosive company out of the UK called…Wiggle.  In the past 10 years they have officially become the United Kingdom’s top online cycling shop and are on their way to being the number 1 online cycling retailer in the World. The crew...
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Ever Wanted to Edit Your GPS Training Data Online?

July 10, 2012
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Ever Wanted to Edit Your GPS Training Data Online?

Now you can.  Hot and fresh this week is a new online tool that allows cyclists (and other athletes) to edit raw device data collected from any of more than 90 different devices including GPS, power meters, and heart rate monitors. We’d like to congratulate our good friends over at TrainingPeaks for launching this never...
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Loving the Brain: Nutcase Helmet Review

July 7, 2012
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Loving the Brain: Nutcase Helmet Review

Nutcase claims to be “the most fun a helmet ever had” and promotes themselves with the tagline “I Love my Brain”.  The helmet company has a super cool vibe and was founded in Portland, Oregon by former Nike creative director, Michael Morrow. These helmets are far different from the typical road or mountain bike...
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Solo Cycle Jersey Review and Giveaway

June 27, 2012
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Solo Cycle Jersey Review and Giveaway

 Solo is an online cycle clothing company with a passion for two wheels and the styles of another era.  So when this pre-1970 pro racing inspired cycling clothing company contacted us about doing a review and giveaway, we thought we’d get involved and check them out a little closer. It feels like I’ve already done far too...
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Reveal the Path: A Life-Changing Film, Not Just For Cyclists

June 13, 2012
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Reveal the Path: A Life-Changing Film, Not Just For Cyclists

Reveal the Path may be a film described as a “visually stunning adventure by bike”, but even more so it’s what I would call an “auditory spectacle of incredible life wisdom”. Last night I joined the sold out crowd at the Alamo Drafthouse here in Austin to experience the Texas premier of this amazing...
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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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