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Do You Want 2 Fingers or 1?

July 21, 2014
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Do You Want 2 Fingers or 1?

A lot of cyclists may have issues with this one, but I’m not afraid to admit that I give the middle finger to any driver doing something dangerous or stupid.  I’ll even give them the finger when I see them doing something stupid to someone else while I’m rolling by.  But I’m not biased…..I’ll...
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I’m stuck. Now what?

July 18, 2014
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I’m stuck. Now what?

I had an assignment: create a one-sheet that a client can use to sell their product. No problem. As a designer and writer, I’ve created thousands of sell sheets over the span of my (very long) career. Well, no problem until I sat down to actually do it. Uncharacteristically, I couldn’t even come up...
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Goodfluence Bicycle Tour – Month 1 Review

July 15, 2014
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Goodfluence Bicycle Tour – Month 1 Review

Rob’s taking a brief hiatus from the bike and will be involved with a TV project that will track his and some others survival in the Louisiana bayous.  With just the clothes on their backs, and a few simple survival items, they will spend ten days foraging for food, drinking from the swamp, and sleeping...
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Not Just Another Sunglasses Post: Ryders Eyewear

July 15, 2014
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Not Just Another Sunglasses Post: Ryders Eyewear

  Surprise, surprise….I’m doing another post on sunglasses.  This has got to be at least the seventh time I’ve dedicated a post to this topic, but for me they really are the closest thing to being part of my body.  There isn’t any other one accessory that I wear as often as my sunglasses, and they...
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The Lost Month

July 11, 2014
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The Lost Month

July is a lost month for cycling fans. Our DVR fills with 21 stage races that are watched and re-watched, armchair analyzed as if we could have an inkling as to what riders are experiencing. We watch colors of the peloton cut through lush green pastures as helicopters capture the speed of riders moving...
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Smart Cyclists Can Run Red Lights

July 9, 2014
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Smart Cyclists Can Run Red Lights

Let the controversy begin.  There’s always a lot of talk about cyclists and their behavior on the road…..red lights in particular.  Now it’s time for me to voice my controversial opinion. I’ve been wanting to write this post for quite a while now, but it wasn’t until I read an article called, “Why Bikes Make...
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Goodfluence Bicycle Tour – Week 5

July 8, 2014
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Goodfluence Bicycle Tour – Week 5

I’ve been talking about Rob Greenfield and all the goodfluence he’s spreading across America for the past few weeks now.  Yes, he loves the bike.  Yes, he loves the planet.  And yes, he is totally authentic and genuine in all he does. This week I wanted to share his passion for creating a better world...
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What? @lovingthebike Got Instagrammed?

July 8, 2014
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What?  @lovingthebike Got Instagrammed?

I may have people calling me a social media maverick, but I’m definitely not well-rounded like a lot of the social marketing guru’s out there.  The main reason is because I refuse to join the smart phone revolution.  Yeah, that’s right…..I don’t (and don’t intend to) own anything other than a simple pay as you go...
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Will Electroluminescence Make its Way to Bicycles?

July 7, 2014
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Will Electroluminescence Make its Way to Bicycles?

What’s the next coolest thing to enter the cycling industry?  Well, I’ve got my money on something called LimiLor designed by Darkside Scientific.  Darkside is a research and development company that specializes in electroluminescent technology……and what they’ve created is very awesome. What if you could illuminate your bike frame with just the flick of...
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Your Own Personal Tour de France with @cycling360

July 4, 2014
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Your Own Personal Tour de France with @cycling360

For those of you who don’t know, I’m the co-host of the Cycling 360 Podcast.  Today we launched  a cool Tour de France challenge for our listeners to take part in and I wanted to share it with you guys as well. It’s the time of year where cyclists and also a lot of...
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Independence Day

July 4, 2014
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Independence Day

I read hundreds of news stories every week. Although I don’t remember everything, there are times when something sticks with me long after I finish reading and sparks memories or thoughts beyond what’s on the page. July 2, 2014 marked the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act, which ended segregation...
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Loving the Bike TV: Why Be Serious?

July 2, 2014
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I love doing these short little videos about Loving Life on and off the Bike.  In this episode I was uncharacteristically intimidated into cutting the ending short.  As I was recording, there was a group of people walking towards me and they totally threw me off.  I wanted to wrap it up before they...
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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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