Common-Unity: Imagine

04
Jun
2013
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Common-Unity: Imagine

Community…I like to break it down to common-unity.  The way I see it, as a human being, my community is made up of about 7 billion people.  I am a firm believer in the “Butterfly Effect”, and off the bicycle the single most transforming event in my life was when I got that I...
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Kid Rock, Kraft Dinner, and Budweiser

03
Jun
2013
Kid Rock, Kraft Dinner, and Budweiser

I’ve been riding quite the hypocritical journey the past few weeks, and definitely not practicing what I preach.  Yeah, me…. Mr. Positivity.  To sum it up, I’ve just been plain down…….and not really doing much to climb back up.  I’ve recognized my mood and not really tried to cover it up…..I’ve just gone with...
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Best Cycling Tracks in Australia

01
Jun
2013
Best Cycling Tracks in Australia

I don’t know about you, but I’ve always wanted to go cycling in Australia.  I haven’t been able to make it over there just yet, but to keep me dreaming we’re putting up this post by Jenna Boister.  Have a look at the top cycling spots in Australia according to Jenna. Best Cycling Tracks...
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Top 3 Cycling Itineraries for Montreal

31
May
2013
Top 3 Cycling Itineraries for Montreal

A few weeks ago we put up an article that laid down the best bike paths in Quebec City.  We’re focusing on French Canada once again and this time giving you the top 3 cycling itineraries for Montreal.  Thanks to Caroline Simpson for providing this valuable information to any of you traveling to Canada...
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Tulsa Tough Cycling Race and Grand Fondo

30
May
2013
Tulsa Tough Cycling Race and Grand Fondo

I’m all about helping and supporting the cycling community any way I can…so when the crew from Tulsa Tough asked about promoting their event through our site….we said we’d spread the word.  We have a lot of followers from the Austin area (man, have I mentioned how much I miss that place?)…so check out the...
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Loving the Bite: Pre-Ride Sodium-Loading Lemonade

30
May
2013
Loving the Bite: Pre-Ride Sodium-Loading Lemonade

You know who you are.  You’re encrusted in white salt, and you could wring out your jersey after an intense ride while others seem to barely need a shower.  You simply seem to sweat on rides significantly more than your friends. You know you need more sodium on the bike, especially with summer heat approaching, but...
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Off the Grid Bicycle Tour Update: Day 39

29
May
2013
Off the Grid Bicycle Tour Update: Day 39

It’s time again to check up on my buddy Rob Greenfield who’s currently riding across the United States….Off the Grid.  He’s doing this in an effort to promote sustainability and I must say he is one awesome dude doing awesome things for this world of ours. Off the Grid Update: Day 39 by Rob Greenfield...
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Let’s Talk About Cyclists Blaming Cyclists

29
May
2013

Okay, so this is the first time that one of our “Let’s Talk” posts is going to go a little controversial.  This time around we’d like to build up the post with comments and discussion from all of you on the topic of cyclists blaming cyclists for what happens on the road. As I...
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Bike Adventure Film to Promote Road Sharing

28
May
2013
Bike Adventure Film to Promote Road Sharing

It’s hard to keep up with all the people launching fantastic bicycle projects out there, but every so often we like to highlight them when we can.  This time around it’s a bicycle awareness video by a guy named Pearson Constantino, and he’s hoping that his crowdfunding campaign can help him launch.  Their campaign...
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Do You Want to Get Happify’d

27
May
2013
Do You Want to Get Happify’d

For the past few months, I’ve been acting as one of the Pioneers for a new social media platform called Happify.  They asked me to be one of their beta users and be part of their pre-launch testing group. I couldn’t say no to being one of the first people to use something that has...
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Sunglasses and Cycling

24
May
2013
Sunglasses and Cycling

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again….“my mamma says I was born with a pair of sunglasses on my head”.  For as long as I can remember, I’ve had a pair of sunglasses on no matter what the season and no matter what I am doing.  No other accessory has been such...
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Riding Barefoot from Denver to Kansas City

23
May
2013
Riding Barefoot from Denver to Kansas City

Not only is cycling across the United States, and doing so totally off the grid a huge accomplishment on it’s own….but now my buddy Rob is kicking it up a notch by riding barefoot on the Denver to Kansas City leg of his tour.  Why, you may ask.  Well, it’s all in the name of raising...
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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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