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Diesel and Pinarello challenge the urban streets

February 3, 2011
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Diesel and Pinarello challenge the urban streets

Okay, so just recently, the clothing brand Diesel teamed up with Pinarello cycling to create what they have labeled, “Only the Brave – a brand-new urban bike to ride the world’s streets”. I’ll give you some more specifics of the bike in a second…and I’ll leave it up to you to decide how cool or un-cool it...
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NAHBS Brings Bike Beauty to Austin

January 28, 2011
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NAHBS Brings Bike Beauty to Austin

It’s still four weeks away, but I’m totally stoked to be attending my first ever NAHBS (North American Handmade Bicycle Show) held right here in Austin, Texas this year. This is the 7th year for the NAHBS and it’s taking place in the ATX from February 25 to 27. The show began as, and...
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The Longest Lasting Tube Ever

January 19, 2011
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The Longest Lasting Tube Ever

You aren’t going to believe this one….on Monday I had my first flat tire in two years.  Yeah, it’s been at least two years and over 20,000kms on the road since I last had to change a tube.  That’s like an eternity for a road bike tube.  I can’t even believe it myself. The...
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Turn Right to Go Left

January 12, 2011
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Turn Right to Go Left

Once I get on my bike, crank the pedals, and hit the open road….the last thing I want to do is stop.  I like riding like a mad man for my entire route without having to take my feet off the pedals.  I really, really, really dislike it when I have to stop for...
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Just Say Ho

December 23, 2010
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Just Say Ho

I really do hope that you all get everything off your #CyclingWishList this year….I know you deserve it.  But most of all, I hope you enjoy the day with your friends and/or family and have the best celebration ever. Merry Christmas, Darryl from Loving the Bike
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Flatter Than Saskatchewan?

November 29, 2010
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Flatter Than Saskatchewan?

Have you ever ridden in Florida?  Well, up until last week I hadn’t….but I’d heard a lot about it. The one constant theme that would echo whenever I’ve heard people talking about riding here is “It’s really flat”. Hey, I grew up in the Prairies of Canada and I know all too well what...
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MJ Swap and Gypsy Weekend

November 8, 2010
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MJ Swap and Gypsy Weekend

Since starting this blog, I’ve wanted to dedicate a post solely to great photos.  Well, that day has come.  Thanks to my new buddy, Chris from Chris Gomez Photography I’m posting some of his original photos from this past weekend in Austin.  I’ve been looking forward to this weekend for a while now, as...
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Jordan

October 27, 2010
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Jordan

My little girl has made her Daddy so proud.  Following last week’s LiveSTRONG Challenge where I rode in honor and memory of my Wife’s cousin, Jordan, Kassidy took it upon herself to write this post. Wow, I’m so excited to share this with you. Jordan. My mom’s cousin. He died at the age 15....
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Is It Still Cool To Like Lance Armstrong?

October 25, 2010
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Is It Still Cool To Like Lance Armstrong?

I just took part in another LiveSTRONG Challenge here in Austin, Texas over the weekend.  It was a great ride yesterday and it’s always a good time being part of this fantastic event. Now, although the LiveSTRONG Challenge is put on by the LiveSTRONG Organization….you know that many of the participants are there because...
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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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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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