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Paying It Forward

October 25, 2013
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Paying It Forward

I gave away this bike on Saturday.  Although it looks like an ordinary bike, this one was something special. This bike was therapist, friend, life preserver, and constant companion for the better part of a year.  It was the reason to get out of bed in the morning and something to look forward to...
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The Proactive Cyclist

October 23, 2013
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The Proactive Cyclist

Living in a country with a definite reactionary culture can be challenging…..especially when you’re a proactive type person. Yeah, I’m not perfect but I definitely lean towards the approach of doing things now to avoid having issues in the future.  It’s just how I’m wired and probably has something to do with being raised...
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Road Rage

October 18, 2013
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Road Rage

Early Saturday morning I had an encounter with an SUV on a stretch of Elston Avenue.  Although Elston has long sections of protected bike lanes, this portion doesn’t have them.  However, it’s a fairly wide street and at that time of the morning, has very little traffic. You develop a sixth sense riding in...
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When You’re Too Cheap For Bicycle Accessories

October 16, 2013
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When You’re Too Cheap For Bicycle Accessories

Bicycle parts and accessories can be quite expensive….but you don’t always have to spend the cash as long as you’re not embarrassed about looking cheap. Yeah, I’m definitely known as Mr. Frugal….aka Mr. Cheap even when it comes to spending money on my bikes.  It’s not that I have a problem with spending money, it’s just...
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Reason2Ride Explodes

October 15, 2013
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Reason2Ride Explodes

Our teammate, Joel has been keeping busy with a whole lot of bikey goodness.  His Reasons2Ride concept has totally blown up and he’s here to tell you all about it. Reasons2Ride Explained After close to three years of taking a vision, turning it into a workable plan and building strategic alliances, it’s with great excitement...
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A Shop to Call Home

October 8, 2013
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Back in the states I have a favorite shop.  I walked in there one day, looking for a couple of things, and walked out with new found friends.  That was three years ago, and since then I’ve spent more time in the shop that I’m really ready to admit.  I would often just show...
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The Coolest Bike Fundraising Event Ever

October 7, 2013
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The Coolest Bike Fundraising Event Ever

Okay everyone, I sincerely need your help.  My friends over at Please Be Kind to Cyclists has asked me to create a yearly fundraising event for them and look after putting it together and organizing everything. Like most things I do, I want this to be something that creates such a buzz that not...
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My Preconceived Cycling Notions Debunked

October 2, 2013
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My Preconceived Cycling Notions Debunked

I feel like I know a little about nutrition and fitness, so along with that I have my thoughts and beliefs on certain things. Well, I recently had some of these preconceived notions debunked as I discover what I thought is not necessarily reality. Eating Before a Ride: I’ve always felt that a meal...
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On a Ride

October 1, 2013
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On a Ride

You’re on your bike; not your bike because yours is broken, so you’re riding a loaner that happens to fit and have the right pedals. You’re climbing a mountain; the grade is constant and not steep but never ending. Each switchback reveals another switchback, and you just want to take a break. It’s quiet,...
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Leaving Marks

September 27, 2013
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Leaving Marks

Fall has arrived, and with it another year starts to wind down.  Where does the time go?  And what have I done this year to make a difference? I think about this often, especially as each year ticks away. As you get older you realize it’s not about what you have, it’s about what...
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The Road to Cyclocross

September 25, 2013
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The Road to Cyclocross

Yesterday we posted about a road cyclist moving into the world on cyclocross, but we wanted to provide further information and tips on this subject.  We feel it’s on the minds of so many of you out there, and the more information you receive the better. Our friend Karen Lynn from Sip, Clip, and Go...
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A Road Cyclist Enters the World of Cross Bike

September 24, 2013
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A Road Cyclist Enters the World of Cross Bike

Over the past few years, cyclocross has continued to grow in popularity and this type of cycling has definitely grabbed my attention.  But until now, it has always just been something that interests me. All over the world, there are road cyclists making the move to cross bikes (aka cx or cyclocross).  Some get...
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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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