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This Tiny Lap Dog Thinks He Owns the Road

July 27, 2012
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This Tiny Lap Dog Thinks He Owns the Road

When I’m cycling down the car-filled roads of Austin, I often feel like I’m like one of those tiny lap dogs who has never looked in the mirror and totally thinks he’s a raging pit bull.  You know the kind I’m talking about.  They weigh 3 pounds and are only a few inches high,...
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Duzer Does RAGBRAI on a Big Wheel

July 26, 2012
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Duzer Does RAGBRAI on a Big Wheel

It might have only been for one day, but my buddy Ryan van Duzer definitely made his mark on RAGBRAI (stands for “The Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa” and is a seven-day ride across the state).  If you don’t already know about this cycling celebrity known as Duzer, you’re in for a treat with...
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Parker Becomes a Cyclist

July 25, 2012
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Parker Becomes a Cyclist

Our Loving the Bike teammate, Myron is one proud Daddy this week.  His son, Parker just became a two-wheel rider and we’re so happy for him. “After weeks of trying to figure out how to pedal his bike, Parker finally learned how to get his bike to move forward on his own.  The best...
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A Beginners Guide to Loving the Bike

July 24, 2012
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A Beginners Guide to <em>Loving the Bike</em>

There are several great articles out there letting beginners know how to get started in cycling, but we’re here to lay down ideas for how beginners can start loving it.  Think of it as a “how to” love cycling so much that you’ll never want to stop. Today is officially “Bicycling” day over at...
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My Bike Related Picks for bing.com

July 24, 2012
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My Bike Related Picks for bing.com

I might feel just a little bit un-worthy of being labeled the “Riding Expert” for bing.com this week, but I am also so incredibly honored and excited to be helping them get more people on bikes. As part of my duties this week, I’ve provided them with some of my favorite websites for various...
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No Country for Old Men Ultra Bicycle Race

July 19, 2012
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<em>No Country for Old Men</em> Ultra Bicycle Race

Dex Tooke is one wild man ultra endurance cyclist, and now he’s putting on his own challenge to bring out other ultra cycling maniacs to join him.  You might remember Dex from a post we did that featured him a while back.  He has taken on the Race Across America (RAAM) a few times...
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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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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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