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An Emotional RAGBRAI Ride: Dedicated to Grandpa Nelson

July 17, 2012
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An Emotional RAGBRAI Ride: Dedicated to Grandpa Nelson

Later this week, Krissy and members of the Nelson family will be taking part in RAGBRAI (an annual seven-day bicycle ride across the state of Iowa).  But even though she has ridden it several times in the past, this one will mean more than all the rest combined.  Please join me in reading Krissy’s...
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My Mt. Bonnell Cycling Adventure….Thanks Toyota

July 11, 2012
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My Mt. Bonnell Cycling Adventure….Thanks Toyota

I’m always up for something new and exciting, so when I heard about the Toyota RAV4 Adventure Club event going on at MapMyFitness I decided to take part in it. There is a contest component to this event, and they are giving away a Tom Tom Go Live to help you navigate your future...
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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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Wind is Louder than Music

July 6, 2012
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Wind is Louder than Music

I know all cyclists aren’t with me on this one, but I like having my iPod with me while I’m riding….and the way in which I do it is totally safe in my opinion.  I’m a road cyclist and am not in situations where I’m surrounded by pedestrians or riding along with slow traffic....
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Loving the BITE: 3 Recipes for Coffee Addicted Cyclists

July 5, 2012
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Loving the BITE: 3 Recipes for Coffee Addicted Cyclists

After a late night of celebrating independence with a fantastic fireworks show, you may just need a cup of coffee to get you going this morning.  Or, if you’re like me, you may enjoy a cup every morning.  And, if you’re like me, you may also add a little something to it for flavor. ...
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This Canadian Celebrates the 4th of July on the Bike

July 4, 2012
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This Canadian Celebrates the 4th of July on the Bike

As a Canadian living here in the United States, the 4th of July does not have the same effect on me as the citizens who live here.  I’m all for a celebration and am happy to treat this day with all the importance and honor that comes with it, but we don’t have any...
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Win 2 Entries to The Hotter’N Hell 100 Ride

July 3, 2012
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Win 2 Entries to The Hotter’N Hell 100 Ride

Are you ready to bake in the hot sun while riding along 100 Miles of beautiful terrain in Wichita Falls, Texas?  The 2012 edition of the Hotter’N Hell ride (HHH) is taking place on August 25th, and over the past 31 years it has become the talked about cycling event to take part in....
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Team LovingtheBike: National Bike Challenge Update

July 2, 2012
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Team LovingtheBike: National Bike Challenge Update

Team Loving the Bike had a great June with its participation in the National Bike Challenge!  We currently have 6 people at Platinum Level (1500 points), 1 person at Titanium Level (1000 points), 1 at Gold Level (500 points), and 1 at Silver (150 points).   As a team we have ridden over 6,000...
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Pedal Power to the People

June 29, 2012
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Pedal Power to the People

Last week and important rally was held on the Victorian Parliament Step of Melbourne, Australia. Cyclists gathered together to rally against the Baillieu Government’s decision to cut funding for bike infrastructure to zero.  Even though I’m not from there, I support these cyclists and wanted to promote their efforts in “Bringing Back the Budget”. My friend Mark...
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Microsized Living and the Bike

June 29, 2012
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Microsized Living and the Bike

I’m not sure if you’d call it a trend, but there has been some people moving over to the “micro home” lifestyle.  It’s become a housing option and is defined as a home with less than 500 square feet.  The appeal behind this concept is that you have a cheap and easy to own...
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Bike2Power Helps Cyclist Capture Details of Century Ride

June 25, 2012
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Bike2Power Helps Cyclist Capture Details of Century Ride

Ohio cyclist, Tim Miller, likes to take pictures and video when taking on the challenge of a century….and he finds that using the Bike2Power system allows him to do that without interruption.  I know there are a lot of cyclists out there taking part in century’s and other events this summer, and whether it’s...
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Truck Driving Cyclist

June 25, 2012
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Truck Driving Cyclist

From time to time our Make it Happen Monday series features interesting people whose stories are sure to inspire the rest of us.  This time we’re focusing on Eric McWhirter who is constantly traveling across the USA with his job as a truck driver, but what’s cool is he always has his bike along for...
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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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