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Let’s Talk About Fear and Cycling

September 19, 2012
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It’s unfortunate, but there are a lot of people who have a fear of riding a bike.  This generally applies to road riding, but no matter what kind of riding you do….this post is here to fill you with suggestions on how to overcome this fear. As with all editions of our “Let’s Talk”...
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¡Viva La Bicicleta! – Why Do You Ride?

August 3, 2012
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Recently my friends over at Viva la Bicicleta asked some of their customers why they ride a bike and what it means to them.  They put it together in this spectacular little video and I wanted to share it with all of you. See what these four people had to say and then share...
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How to Prevent Misfiring on your Clip-In

July 25, 2012
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How to Prevent Misfiring on your Clip-In

It doesn’t matter if you’re a seasoned pro or just getting used to your clipless pedals, you’ve no doubt experienced some misfiring of your clip-in.  You pedal off from a red light, go to jam your shoe into the pedal, and either totally slip off or continue trying to stab it into place.  Yeah,...
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Let’s Talk About Planning Your Ride

June 20, 2012
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What is your methodology for planning out your ride?  This is another of our Let’s Talk posts that will be built by you so let’s hear all you have to say about your pre-ride strategy.  What determines how far you’ll ride or what route you’ll take?  Do you follow a training program?  We want...
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Win Tickets to Reveal the Path ATX

June 6, 2012
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Win Tickets to Reveal the Path ATX

On June 12, Reveal the Path makes its way to Austin and into the Alamo Drafthouse for a screening of this “visually stunning adventure by bike”.  Oh, and we’ve got a pair of tickets to give away.  If you’re not located in or around Austin, the Reveal the Path Movie is holding premiers in...
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Let’s Talk About the $70 Bottle Cage

May 23, 2012
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For this segment of our “Let’s Talk” series, we’re asking you to post your comments, opinions, and thoughts on the $70 Bottle Cage.  Yes, most local bikes shops will carry a carbon bottle cage somewhere in the neighborhood of $70…what do you have to say about it? As always, this “Let’s Talk” post will...
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What’s it Like to Ride the Tour Divide?

April 27, 2012
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What’s it Like to Ride the Tour Divide?

Have you ever thought about taking the challenge of competing in the Tour Divide?  This is an “underground” cycling race that has become increasingly more popular over the years, and my friend Vance McMurry knows exactly what it’s all about because he gave it a shot last year. Known as the world’s toughest mountain...
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Let’s Talk About Riding at Different Times of Day

April 11, 2012
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What is your ideal time of day to ride your bike, and why? I spent a couple days on Lake Dunlap (outside of New Braunfels, Texas) last week and in the video below I throw out this question based on riding at different times of the day.  As with all our “Let’s Talk” posts,...
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Let’s Talk Buying Online vs LBS

March 21, 2012
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We want your thoughts and opinions on buying online versus your Local Bike Shop.  As always, this “Let’s Talk” post will be created entirely by our readers so we’re asking you to leave a comment about this subject.  The video below is just a short introduction to get things started, and we’re relying on...
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Make it Happen Monday: Live.Love.Bike

March 5, 2012
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Make it Happen Monday: Live.Love.Bike

Here’s a little dose of “feel good” from my crazy buddy, Duzer to kick off this Make it Happen Monday.  Once again I’m featuring the Duz one more time, but how can I help it.  This dude just keeps pumping out such inspirational bikey goodness, so it’s hard not to want to share it...
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Let’s Talk About Switching Up Your Bike Type

February 15, 2012
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We’re back with another instalment in our “Let’s Talk” series, and this one is about switching up the type of riding you do.  As always, this post will be totally built by you and I’ll simply provide a few words and a video to get you started. We want to hear your thoughts and...
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Helium Lazer Helmet Review

January 25, 2012
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Helium Lazer Helmet Review

Not only do I have my review of the Helium Lazer helmet today, I also have details on how you can win one of your own.  Be sure to check out my thoughts and opinions as well as the video about what I think of this cycling helmet. I have been in serious need...
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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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Please send us your questions for our Expert Sports Nutritionist, Kelli Jennings to “Ask the Sports Nutritionist“. Kelli Jennings is a Registered Dietitian with a passion for healthy eating, wellness, & sports nutrition. For more information go to www.apexnutritionllc.com.

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