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Cycling versus Driving

July 23, 2013
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Cycling versus Driving

We all know that cycling kicks butt over driving a car, right?  Well, Sarah Black definitely agrees and is in today with a guest post showing the benefits of riding over driving. Cycling versus Driving by Sarah Black   As illustrated in this creative (below) from Express Solicitors, three-quarters of a million more people in the...
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Tour de France Stage 18: L’Alpe d’Huez Times 2

July 18, 2013
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Tour de France Stage 18: L’Alpe d’Huez Times 2

Today’s stage of the Tour de France has been the talk of the cycling crowd since they first announced the route.  For the first time ever, the riders are going to be climbing the brutal L’Alpe d’Huez twice. What do the riders have to look forward to today?  Just 13.8km of climbing at an average...
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Tour de France vs Wimbledon

July 8, 2013
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Tour de France vs Wimbledon

I don’t follow professional tennis, but I guess this past weekend Wimbledon was taking place.  I personally was only interested in the Tour de France in the world of sports viewing. So how does the Tour compare to a premier tennis event like Wimbledon?  Well, this infographic shows the differences in prize money.  It’s...
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Tour de France All-Time Greats

July 6, 2013
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Tour de France All-Time Greats

As we celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Tour de France, it’s a good time to look back at the past champions.  Please join me in graphically checking out the Tour de France all-time greats.
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Where is Your Happy Place?

July 5, 2013
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Where is Your Happy Place?

It starts the night before, and quick torque check with the cleat wrench, maybe a damp cloth to take off the dust from the last struggle on the diamond, then a careful inspection of the glove, that stitched leather extension of your being on the defensive side of the ball… “Finest in the field”,...
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The Tour de France History in Numbers

July 4, 2013
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The Tour de France History in Numbers

This amazing and exciting bicycle race has been going on now for 100 years.   As we celebrate the centennial anniversary of the Tour de France, it’s a good time to look back at the history of our beloved tour. The History of the Tour de France in Numbers
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Every Water Bottle Tells a Story

July 3, 2013
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Every Water Bottle Tells a Story

How deep is the connection to your cycling water bottle?  I don’t know about you, but I seem to have a story or something that comes to mind for every single one of my bottles. Other than the bike itself, the bottle is generally one thing that always comes along with you on a...
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The Anatomy of Chris Froome

July 2, 2013
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The Anatomy of Chris Froome

There’s a lot of people picking Chris Froome as this year’s Tour de France champion….and I personally feel he’s got a great shot at it. We all know that anything can happen in the Tour, so we’ll see what happens….but for now, here’s a graphical look at what makes up Chris Froome.
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3 Feet is Not Enough

June 28, 2013
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3 Feet is Not Enough

The 3 feet law has done a good job of making it aware to cyclists that they should be getting this much room from vehicles while out cycling….but I have a feeling that if you asked drivers what they think of the law, they would say “What is the 3 feet law?”. Yeah, I...
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Flip-Flopping the Ride

June 21, 2013
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Flip-Flopping the Ride

Although I’m a lover of all types of bikes….I’d consider myself to be a road cyclist first and foremost.  I love the speed, the distance, and all the good stuff that comes from a road ride. Sure, I also love getting out on my mountain bike and ripping through trails….and if I had a...
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Rob Greenfield’s Off the Grid Across America Tour: Day 56

June 18, 2013
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Rob Greenfield’s Off the Grid Across America Tour: Day 56

The more I get to know Rob Greenfield, the cooler I think he is.  He continues his Off the Grid Across American bicycle tour….where he’s showing the world how to be more self-sustaining. Here’s his Day 56 journal entry. Off the Grid Update: Day 56 Today I finally visited Growing Power (www.GrowingPower.org) which is something I’ve...
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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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