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Team #LovingtheBike does #30daysofbiking Prize Pack

March 16, 2012
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Team #LovingtheBike does #30daysofbiking Prize Pack

In just over two weeks, Team #LovingtheBike will be taking on #30daysofbiking once again.  The team roster is filling up nicely and we’re still recruiting for any others who want to add an extra element to this year’s #30daysofbiking challenge. What I loved best about this event last year was the great community, comradeship,...
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Team Rwanda Cycling

March 16, 2012
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Team Rwanda Cycling

I know there are so many great cycling organizations around the World, but there is something about Team Rwanda that totally inspires me.  I first heard about this team through a post by Jeep Gorilla that mentioned an upcoming DVD called “Rising From the Ashes”. It caught my attention and I’d like to help...
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Unschooling: Like Riding a Bicycle

March 9, 2012
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Unschooling: Like Riding a Bicycle

Can you really compare educational styles to riding a bike?  Well, I read an article recently entitled “Unschooling: It’s Like Riding a Bicycle” and I found the correlation quite interesting. Before jumping into this post, I wanted to state that this article is not intended to create some sort of heated debate on what...
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Big Daddy’s Shows it’s Big Heart

March 8, 2012
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Big Daddy’s Shows it’s Big Heart

Big Daddy’s Austin is selling Green Shamrocks for $1 and Gold Shamrocks for $5 in an effort to raise money for Chloe Spanjerberg and the Muscular Dystrophy Association. With one of our sponsors involved in something so awesome, we just had to jump in and help promote this as much as we can.  As...
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Team #LovingtheBike for #30daysofbiking 2012

March 1, 2012
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Team #LovingtheBike for #30daysofbiking 2012

If you were part of Team #LovingtheBike last year, you’ll definitely remember how we were crowned #30daysofbiking champions by the guys at Bicycle Radio.  We had so much fun and we’re back again to defend our crown.  If you don’t know about #30daysofbiking, you are totally missing out on some bikey goodness that happens...
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Make it Happen Monday: MapMyFitness Quaker Challenge

February 27, 2012
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Make it Happen Monday: MapMyFitness Quaker Challenge

  Two weeks ago I challenged you all to take part in the MapMyFitness Quaker Challenge and told you what I was personally committing to for this event. I’m back again to see if you accepted this challenge and how you’re making out. I committed to getting out there with my Family and cycling,...
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Sneak Peek at ARTCRANK ATX

February 23, 2012
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Sneak Peek at ARTCRANK ATX

The ARTCRANK poster art show comes to Austin tomorrow, and it’s the “don’t miss” event of weekend.  We are proud to be sponsors of the show and as we mentioned a little while back….be sure to come find me tomorrow night and get your Clif Bar goodie bag.  I’ll be arriving to the event...
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Health Benefits of Commuting by Bike

February 22, 2012
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Health Benefits of Commuting by Bike

Bicycle commuting seems to be a hot topic in city culture these days, and it’s so great to see more people moving in this direction.  The benefits are endless, and things like improved health and affordable medical insurance are just the tip of the iceberg.  If you are interested in how to start commuting...
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Cyclist Challenges Celebrities to Bike to Oscars

February 21, 2012
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Cyclist Challenges Celebrities to Bike to Oscars

Can you imagine tuning into the Oscar Awards this weekend and seeing people like Brad Pitt, Michelle Williams, and George Clooney rolling up on a bicycle?  Well, that’s exactly what one bicycle commuter fanatic is challenging the hollywood stars to do. I first saw this story posted over at Detroit Free Press, and it totally...
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Online Bike Maintenance Course

February 16, 2012
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Online Bike Maintenance Course

Do you need to learn some basic bicycle maintenance?  My good buddy, Victor from Bicycle Lab is coming to your rescue.  Victor has a bunch of training programs through what he calls “The Fluent Cyclist” and this maintenance class is what’s coming out next. I’m a guy who’s definitely loving the bike, but I...
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Make it Happen Monday: Cycling for your Heart

February 13, 2012
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Make it Happen Monday: Cycling for your Heart

Could your Heart use an extra workout this month?  As part of our regular Make it Happen Monday series, we’re hoping to inspire you to take part in the MapMyFitness Quaker Challenge.  It’s a fantastic event being put on by the good folks at Quaker and MapMyFitness to promote the importance of having a healthy heart, and...
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Living Without a Drivers License

February 10, 2012
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Living Without a Drivers License

I have huge respect for anyone Living Car-Less or Car-Light, so imagine how I feel about someone who has lived their life without a personal driver’s license.  Actually, it could almost be described as a feeling of jealousy because I wish I could say the same for myself.  To be honest, it’s a strange...
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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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