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Ride4Water Race Across America

June 25, 2011
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Ride4Water Race Across America

While in Belize, my belief in the extreme value and necessity of drinking water was activated to a higher level.  I’ve always been a promoter of getting enough water into your body each day (especially if you’re a cyclist) and all the goodness that this natural beauty brings.  But I feel even stronger about...
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A Tribute to Team #LovingtheBike

June 22, 2011
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I still look back on the month of April 2011 with freaky fond memories.  It was a such a great month of teamwork, fun times, and bikey goodness.  Being involved in the #30daysofbiking challenge is enough of a good thing in and of itself, but banding together with Team #LovingtheBike and doing this thing...
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#bikeschool: Le Tour 101

June 21, 2011
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#bikeschool: Le Tour 101

After last week’s Alternative Guide to the runners and riders of this year’s Tour I got lots of requests to continue the advice across a range of other Tour related areas. I will attempt to make the next two editions of the #bikeschool blog a little more factual than the last, however I cannot...
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An Open Letter to All Cycling Dads

June 17, 2011
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An Open Letter to All Cycling Dads

As we head into Father’s Day weekend, I wanted to shout out with an open letter to all my Cycling Dad counterparts out there.  This is our weekend, and I want you to get out there and celebrate your victories on the bike and those that you have at home with your family. Being...
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An Un-Political Cyclist

June 15, 2011
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An Un-Political Cyclist

Well, you should know that I am probably the most un-political person you can possibly know.  Really.  I definitely don’t know my Right Wing from my Left. To be honest, I have no clue if Obama is a republican or democrat, and I don’t even know who the current Prime Minister of Canada is….and...
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#bikeschool: Les Solutions de Rechange

June 14, 2011
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#bikeschool: Les Solutions de Rechange

By my calculations it is exactly 18 days until the start of this years pinnacle event in the season’s calender, Le Tour de France. This year’s event is set to be a real spectacle with 4 mountain-top finishes and the re-installment of the team time trial as well as enough flat stages for the...
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How to Get Published on LIVESTRONG

June 13, 2011
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How to Get Published on LIVESTRONG

  For this week’s Make it Happen Monday post, I’m here to let you know how you can Make things Happen with the LIVESTRONG Foundation. I’m pretty sure that any blogger out there would be stoked to get their article published over at www.livestrong.org.  If you’re a cycling blogger, it’s likely even more exciting....
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Doing Positive Things for Kids, Using Bikes

June 10, 2011
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Doing Positive Things for Kids, Using Bikes

As you’re likely already aware, this whole week we’ve been focusing on Two Wheels, Fast Feet.  To wrap up this series, I wanted to focus on some of the great organizations out there that are helping kids through cycling.  I know there are a whole lot of them around the world, so please forgive...
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What 2 Wheels Fast Feet Means to Me

June 6, 2011
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What 2 Wheels Fast Feet Means to Me

As we kick of Two Wheels, Fast Feet I am proud to offer up what it means to my Daughter, Kassi: 2 Wheels Fast Feet by Kassi Two wheels fast feet.  What does that mean to me? When I first heard Two Wheels Fast Feet, I thought of kids riding their bikes around the...
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And the Winners Are

June 3, 2011
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And the Winners Are

With our 2011 edition of the Crank Honors going on for the past couple weeks, it has made for a very exciting May.  If you haven’t guessed, I’m a fan of so many great cycling blogs out there and it’s been nice to see all the love going out to some well deserving websites....
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A Self-Proclaimed Geek Takes on Cycling

May 27, 2011
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A Self-Proclaimed <em>Geek</em> Takes on Cycling

Today’s guest post comes courtesy of Aaron Madrid of Lafayette, In.  Aaron was a teammate of ours on the #LovingtheBike #30daysofbiking Challenge, and ended up generating the most points and was the individual winner on the team. Congratulations to Aaron, and I hope you enjoy his post. Cross-Culture Cycling by Aaron Madrid Geeks are...
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They Are My Cycling Heros

May 25, 2011
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They Are My Cycling Heros

If I were to ask who your cycling heros were, how would you respond?  I’m sure some might bring up Lance Armstrong, or one of the other great cycling legends.  Others would likely mention their Dad or another family member.  No matter who your cycling heros are, what’s most important is that you look...
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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.

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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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