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Austin Traffic

October 13, 2010
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Austin Traffic

Just on the heels of “The Old Give and Take”, here I am talking about traffic in the city of Austin. Yes, I did give up some quiet, low traffic roads for what we have here in Austin….but the fact that I’m right now riding in October with warm temperatures is enough to make...
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Does a More Expensive Bike Make a Better Cyclist?

October 8, 2010
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Does a More Expensive Bike Make a Better Cyclist?

You’re out riding, and you see a guy (or girl) on a pimped out $6,000 road bike….what’s the first thing that goes through your head?  Probably a few different things (and feel free to let me know what those things are with a comment below), but one possible thought is “man, this person must...
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The Destressinator 3000 inator

October 6, 2010
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The Destressinator 3000 inator

A bike is definitely more than just a bike.  This week, I realized once again that many times it also acts like a “Destressinator 3000-inator”. A few times in the past I have blogged about how being on the bike is often my only escape from the insanely busy and fast paced life I’ve...
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My Grandma’s Bike

September 29, 2010
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My Grandma’s Bike

This is my second post on Loving the Bike and this one is about my Grandma’s bike. She got her bike for her 12th birthday.  Before that, she tried to learn how to ride a bike on her older brother’s bike, but it was too big and she couldn’t learn how to ride. My...
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Accessorize – Mac Mondays #4

September 27, 2010
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Accessorize – Mac Mondays #4

For this installment of Mac Mondays, I’m going to look at products you can add to your iPhone, iPod Touch and general audio devices that could help you better enjoy your ride. I currently don’t own any of the products listed below; but, I did find them interesting and will probably add all of...
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Nuts and Bolts – Mac Mondays #3

September 20, 2010
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Nuts and Bolts – Mac Mondays #3

Bike Repair for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad is a reference guide to help you fix 34 bike problems.  Riders identify the problem area(s) on their bikes, pick the appropriate bike part, chose the problem and follow the step by step solution to fix or adjust the problem area.  Most of the solutions have...
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A Giant On His Bicycle

September 10, 2010
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A Giant On His Bicycle

I’m not a very big guy…..not quite 5’5″ and with all the cycling I’ve been doing, I’m down to around 120 pounds.  But when I’m on the bike, I feel like a giant. Yeah, I know you know the feeling….Unstoppable, Invincible, Indestructible. This “Bike Confidence” almost got me in a heap of trouble on...
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Data for Goals – Mac Mondays #1

September 6, 2010
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Data for Goals – Mac Mondays #1

Regular readers of Loving The Bike may be curious as to why we are starting a feature called “Mac Mondays”.  I love technology (especially Mac computers and the iPhone) and  how it is becoming more and more integrated into our everyday lives; and, I noticed that it can be used in “cycle life”.  Every...
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Mish Mash Friday

September 3, 2010
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Mish Mash Friday

There are a few things that I’ve been wanting to blog about, so I’ve chosen today as the day to mash them all together into one happy little post.  I generally like to stick to a theme or topic for each blog post, but I’m cool with trying out something different today. How to...
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Should You Cycle When Sick?

August 27, 2010
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Should You Cycle When Sick?

I’m not sure if it’s been just plain good luck, or if being extremely conscious of taking in good whole foods is the reason…but I’ve been running on healthy and haven’t had a cold for longer than I can remember.  In fact, it has been at least a couple years or more since I...
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You’re Never Too Old to Learn

August 25, 2010
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You’re Never Too Old to Learn

I am extremely proud to introduce our newest contributor at Loving the Bike. Kassidy is my 11 year old daughter and will be writing posts about once a month. She is a great little writer and I hope you (and your kids) enjoy what she has to offer.  - Darryl For my first post on...
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What Have You Passed?

August 23, 2010
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What Have You Passed?

Just one of the many things I love about being out cycling is surrounding myself with nature.  Biking past lakes, over creeks, alongside canola fields or sugar cane fields make being out there on the bike, even better.  But as I passed by a cute little fox yesterday on my ride, I got to...
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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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