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Improve Your Basic Bicycle Maintenance Skills

April 21, 2015
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Improve Your Basic Bicycle Maintenance Skills

If you’re a cyclist, you don’t have to be an expert mechanic….but you really should have basic maintenance skills.  However, most don’t. By learning the basics, you’ll be a much more confident cyclist and will most likely get yourself out of a difficult situation in the near future.  That should be motivation enough to...
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Essential Gear For Your First Cycling Expedition

April 17, 2015
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Essential Gear For Your First Cycling Expedition

Image Credit Going on a cycling expedition is not for the faint of heart. Whether you are traveling through hundreds of miles of endless roads or heading off into the country for an off-road trip, it can be a grueling experience. Make no mistake about it, there will be tough times ahead. But those...
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Would You Buy a Bike Online?

April 15, 2015
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Would You Buy a Bike Online?

Have you ever purchased a bike online?  Ten years ago, this might have seemed like a strange thing to do….but in today’s online world it pretty darn normal. I haven’t done it for a personal bike, but I did buy a fleet of 12 Jamis mountain bikes for Mocha Spoke with an online purchase…..so I...
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I’m on Meerkat: The Cyclist and the Donkey

April 10, 2015
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I’m on Meerkat: The Cyclist and the Donkey

I’m not always ahead of the curve, but I really do feel that live streaming is the next cool thing to take over the social world as we know it. Meerkat and Periscope have been going head to head to determine which will be the king of this new platform, and because my man...
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The Cycling Warrior

April 7, 2015
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The Cycling Warrior

Back around 2005, I felt like I had gotten myself into the groove of being a road biker and I started to venture out on longer and longer rides.  This was around the time I was living in Austin, Texas and with great cycling roads and the aura of cycling glory oozing all around...
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Cycling Grenada: My Toughest 60

March 31, 2015
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Cycling Grenada: My Toughest 60

When you live on a mountainous Caribbean island, the amount of route options is very limited.  On a daily basis, if I want to ride over 20 miles I either have to head up coast and do some pretty serious climbing or opt for monotonous loops. I don’t like either option, really……so most of...
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Pump Your Fist for the 2015 Cycling Season

March 24, 2015
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Pump Your Fist for the 2015 Cycling Season

In many parts around the world, cyclists are busting open the doors of their pain caves and putting their bicycle wheels to pavement.  Spring is here, and the 2015 cycling season has begun. If it’s still a winter wonderland where you are located, have no fear.  It’s on the way, so you might just...
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I Still Do, #Livestrong

March 20, 2015
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I Still Do,  #Livestrong

If all you’re concerned about is Lance Armstrong being a doping, lying, cheating cyclist…then you’re focused on the wrong story. It’s not your fault, really.  Our entire society revolves around the wrong story most of the time. Think about it for a second.  War and violence will always get 1000% more exposure than stories...
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Oh, the Things I Say on my Bike

March 13, 2015
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Oh, the Things I Say on my Bike

On a day to day basis, I’m really not a person who goes around swearing.  In fact, I rarely let the f-bombs fly.  But get me on a bike, and it’s like I’m an entirely different person. Yeah, the verbal smack down I give out would totally make your head spin.  If you haven’t...
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Farrah: Every Bike Has a Story

March 10, 2015
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Farrah: Every Bike Has a Story

She’s a rustic old frame on two tired out wheels, and our family knows her as Farrah. We were living in Austin, and looking for a vintage bike for my antique loving wife.  She came across a Columbia bicycle on Craigslist, and it instantly spoke to her.  The bike was located West of town,...
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Consistency and Change

March 9, 2015
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Consistency and Change

The Sun rises each and every day of the year, and although it is a continually constant thing, I never have, and probably never will tire of watching this site. It is a regular occurrence that consistently brings a smile to my face. Speaking of consistency, let me talk about this word for a...
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The Best Place to Think

March 3, 2015
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The Best Place to Think

You’d think my answer to this question would be “on the bicycle”, right?  That used to be part of the answer, but under my current environment and conditions….it is not. We all need time to totally clear our head so that we can remember the important things that we’ve forgotten about, and focus on...
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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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