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Texas High School Mountain Bike League

April 20, 2011
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Texas High School Mountain Bike League

Through my involvement with this year’s North American Handmade Bicycle Show, I was introduced to a new organization called the Texas High School Mountain Bike League.  We held a couple raffle draws during the bike show and all proceeds went to the league.  Prior to that, I had heard the name a couple times, but didn’t...
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The Youth Button

April 13, 2011
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The Youth Button

In today’s society and North American culture that we live in, it’s as easy as dropping a few thousand dollars, a nip here, a tuck there…..and you can instantly look younger.  In the good old days, people had to search (and work) to find the Fountain of Youth….now it’s as simple as hitting the...
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Life Without the Big Ring

April 6, 2011
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Life Without the Big Ring

It was just last summer that I was living life in the Big Ring.  Being in Saskatchewan and riding the flat prairie roads provided the setting for some great big ring riding.  But then when I arrived in the hill country of Austin last September, that was brought to a sudden halt.  It then...
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Our Dirty Little Contest: Grease Monkey Wipes

April 1, 2011
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Our Dirty Little Contest: Grease Monkey Wipes

If you haven’t heard of Grease Monkey Wipes, I’d like to introduce you to this good old company located right here in Austin, Texas. Grease Monkey Wipes are “multi-purpose cleaning wipes that use an all natural citrus formula for heavy duty cleaning. Each wipe easily removes grease, grime, oil, paint, marker and other messes...
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Did Bob Marley Ride a Bike?

March 30, 2011
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Did Bob Marley Ride a Bike?

I wear a picture of him around my neck, I drink his new beverage, I listen to many of his songs while riding, and I do what I can to carry his “Don’t worry about a thing” vibe within me….yeah, it should come as no surprise that I have huge respect and am a...
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Team #LovingtheBike for #30daysofbiking

March 28, 2011
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Team #LovingtheBike for #30daysofbiking

If the whole #30daysofbiking thing wasn’t exciting and challenging enough, we’ve now got Team #LovingtheBike created to make it even more fantastic. That dude, Sean Mellor from Bicycle Radio just had to stir things and come up with the idea of “Teams” for this years challenge staring on April 1. We’ve had a bunch...
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The King of the Bottle Cage

March 25, 2011
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There’s one video clip that I never got around to posting from the 2011 North American Handmade Bicycle Show held in Austin earlier this year.  Ron, from King Cage had a simple little display…but this dude caused quite the stir. Ron started King Cage in 1991 and began making bottle cages out of Titanium...
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On the AIR

March 18, 2011
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On the AIR

Just in case life wasn’t busy enough for me these days…I’ve teamed up with a couple great cycling guys and ventured into the world of Podcasts.  It feels great to announce that Cycling 360 is now on the AIR.  I am quite humbled by the company I’m keeping for these Podcasts, and am so...
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Kollective Fusion

March 16, 2011
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Kollective Fusion

Are you a Livestrong fanatic?  You know, one of those people who needs to have the latest and coolest items that sports the Black and Yellow in support of one kick ass cause.  Well, I’m telling you folks…the things that Bobby Dixon and his company Kollective Fusion are doing in support of Livestrong is...
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STORM Hill Country and Paris-Nice

March 15, 2011
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STORM Hill Country and Paris-Nice

It might be hard to combine something like the STORM Hill Country Mountain Bike Challenge and the Paris-Nice Cycling Race in one article….but putting them both together in one photo post just doubles the amount of viewing goodness. Check out some photos I took from last weekend’s Mountain Bike Race at Flat Rock Ranch...
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My Daughter Has Defected

March 9, 2011
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My Daughter Has Defected

Okay, so this is going to be the first…and last….running post to go on Loving the Bike.  We’re a cycling site, right? But I just had to post this fantastic piece written by my Daughter. Kassi has decided that she would rather write about this subject because she is much more passionate about running....
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The Rapha Effect

March 1, 2011
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The Rapha Effect

I’m not sure exactly what it is, but Rapha somehow manages to throw a lot of cyclists into a trance. Last weekend at NAHBS was no different.  They thundered into Austin on Thursday night and mesmerized everyone with their dazzling Rapha Continental Movie Premier at Mellow Johnny’s.  Before anyone could snap out of their daze,...
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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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