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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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Cycling: Lose Yourself. Find Yourself

June 22, 2012
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Cycling: Lose Yourself. Find Yourself

There’s no denying that surfing is an incredible zen-like sport where people can jump right into nature, become one with the environment, and kiss God all at once.  But I’d like to add cycling to the small list of activities that help you lose yourself and find yourself all at the same time. The...
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Urban Assault Ride: Austin

June 18, 2012
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Urban Assault Ride: Austin

I wanted to pass along information on the Urban Assault Ride that is being put together in part by my social media buddy, @jonvick (Adventure Fit) and New Belgium Brewing…you know, the makers of Fat Tire Beer. The Urban Assault Ride is a ride that most people do just for the fun of it,...
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Cycling Scars

June 15, 2012
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Cycling Scars

This post is dedicated to all you cyclists who have been injured while on the bike, heal up, and continue to cycle along….battle scars and all.  I wouldn’t say that I personally have had any major crashes on the bike, but even the couple minor ones I’ve been involved in have left me a...
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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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Cycling: It’s in Our Roots

June 13, 2012
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Cycling: It’s in Our Roots

Our common passion for cycling just might be a lot deeper than we all think.  I’m here to ponder how our love for the bike (and the wheel), likely dates back to the beginning of time.  (Note: This post isn’t intended to create an uproar about the creation of life on Earth….but it’s going...
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What Causes Saddle Sores?

June 12, 2012
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What Causes Saddle Sores?

I don’t generally get them, but for some reason I’ve been struck down by some nasty saddle sores this past month.  It’s got me to thinking what the heck I’m doing differently and what’s bringing them on. Saddle Sore: noun 1. an irritation or sore on a horse caused by the rubbing of a poorly adjusted saddle. 2. an irritation or sore on a rider caused by a bicycle saddle. The development of saddles sores can be a bit...
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Win Tickets to Reveal the Path ATX

June 6, 2012
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Win Tickets to Reveal the Path ATX

On June 12, Reveal the Path makes its way to Austin and into the Alamo Drafthouse for a screening of this “visually stunning adventure by bike”.  Oh, and we’ve got a pair of tickets to give away.  If you’re not located in or around Austin, the Reveal the Path Movie is holding premiers in...
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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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