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Create Your Ideal Riding Schedule

June 2, 2015
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Create Your Ideal Riding Schedule

Do you fit your rides in with your day to day schedule….or do you fit in everything else around your bike rides? I’ve talked a whole lot about living with your core values in mind, and how it helps you make the right decisions and know where to focus your time and energy.  Well...
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Raise Money for your Cycling Event or Ride

May 26, 2015
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Raise Money for your Cycling Event or Ride

Do you have a bicycle charity ride or group event coming up this Summer that you need to raise some funds for?  More and more cyclists are taking part in these great events, but with all these people asking real life and social media friends for donations……it’s getting harder to get the funds. Whenever...
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Pick the Best BMX for a Smart Ride

May 26, 2015
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Pick the Best BMX for a Smart Ride

A wonderful bike is the most craved desire of the young generation. Although the cars are crowding the roads, the bike is the king of all. This green and lean two-wheeled machine is the safest choice for a smooth and a quick journey. With its huge availability of brand variations in the 2015 market,...
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Drive Kind Ride Kind

May 22, 2015
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Drive Kind Ride Kind

I’m so excited about this video finally coming out to the public.  My very good soul brother, Al Bastidas from the Please Be Kind to Cyclists organization is the man behind this project and it’s something that everyone need to see. More from Be Kind to Cyclists: Save the Date! On Tuesday, May 26,...
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How to Choose the Right Starter Bike for Your Kids

May 8, 2015
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How to Choose the Right Starter Bike for Your Kids

Learning to ride a bike is a rite of passage for many kids. It gives them a new level of independence, and it’s the perfect toy to enjoy outdoors. Also, in this day and age, when parents often worry about their children spending too much time on computers, cycling can be a great way...
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Why Your Business Needs to Consider Cycle Schemes

May 5, 2015
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Why Your Business Needs to Consider Cycle Schemes

Regular cycling is one of the best forms of exercise available.  It is low-impact, meaning it’s easy on the joints, and it’s also a great way to burn calories. Someone who weighs 175 pounds can burn around 650 calories with an hour’s riding.  It’s little wonder then that a rising number of people are...
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Beautiful Earth Day 2015

April 22, 2015
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Beautiful Earth Day 2015

It’s Earth Day 2015, but instead of telling you to be aware and to recognize this special day…..I’m asking you to act on it. Spend part of the day watching the Sun rise or set, clean up trash around your neighborhood, take in some bottles for recycling….help find a way to turn around what...
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Improve Your Basic Bicycle Maintenance Skills

April 21, 2015
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Improve Your Basic Bicycle Maintenance Skills

If you’re a cyclist, you don’t have to be an expert mechanic….but you really should have basic maintenance skills.  However, most don’t. By learning the basics, you’ll be a much more confident cyclist and will most likely get yourself out of a difficult situation in the near future.  That should be motivation enough to...
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Essential Gear For Your First Cycling Expedition

April 17, 2015
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Essential Gear For Your First Cycling Expedition

Image Credit Going on a cycling expedition is not for the faint of heart. Whether you are traveling through hundreds of miles of endless roads or heading off into the country for an off-road trip, it can be a grueling experience. Make no mistake about it, there will be tough times ahead. But those...
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Would You Buy a Bike Online?

April 15, 2015
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Would You Buy a Bike Online?

Have you ever purchased a bike online?  Ten years ago, this might have seemed like a strange thing to do….but in today’s online world it pretty darn normal. I haven’t done it for a personal bike, but I did buy a fleet of 12 Jamis mountain bikes for Mocha Spoke with an online purchase…..so I...
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I’m on Meerkat: The Cyclist and the Donkey

April 10, 2015
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I’m on Meerkat: The Cyclist and the Donkey

I’m not always ahead of the curve, but I really do feel that live streaming is the next cool thing to take over the social world as we know it. Meerkat and Periscope have been going head to head to determine which will be the king of this new platform, and because my man...
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The Cycling Warrior

April 7, 2015
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The Cycling Warrior

Back around 2005, I felt like I had gotten myself into the groove of being a road biker and I started to venture out on longer and longer rides.  This was around the time I was living in Austin, Texas and with great cycling roads and the aura of cycling glory oozing all around...
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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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