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The Continental Contrast of a Rain Ride

August 6, 2013
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The Continental Contrast of a Rain Ride

Sometime I lose touch with how awesome it is to live in the metro-Denver area and be loving the bike.  The extensive trail system and bike lanes make the entire city a haven for cyclists of all abilities, from training wheels to titanium wheels, the Denver area is an extraordinary place to ride. I was...
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From Drought to Downpour

July 31, 2013
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From Drought to Downpour

I lived in Austin Texas for two years and only got caught cycling in the rain a few times.  I’ve been living on the Caribbean island of Grenada for 8 months and have been out riding in a downpour several times already. Talk about totally going from drought to downpour. During the time we lived...
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The Enthusiastically Depressed Cyclist

July 22, 2013
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The Enthusiastically Depressed Cyclist

A couple weeks ago, I bared my soul and talked about feeling like a fake.  It was all about how I’ve felt bummed out and a bit of a downer lately.  I received some great comments and words of encouragement, and I appreciate all you had to say. But there was more to the...
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Sweating for a Good Cause

July 19, 2013
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Sweating for a Good Cause

We all know that cyclists are the nicest and coolest people around, right?  Well our friends over at Bike2Power do a great job at extending their support to several rides throughout the year.  Mercy Pilkington is here to talk more about taking part in a charity ride and how Bike2Power gets involved. Sweating for...
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Top 5 Cycling Apps on the Market

July 12, 2013
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Top 5 Cycling Apps on the Market

As I’m mentioned before, I’m not much of a cell phone or mobile app kind of guy…but I do see the value in some of the things on the market.  Our friends from Zeenon are in today to give you their top 5 picks for the best cycling apps on the market. The Top...
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Where is Your Happy Place?

July 5, 2013
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Where is Your Happy Place?

It starts the night before, and quick torque check with the cleat wrench, maybe a damp cloth to take off the dust from the last struggle on the diamond, then a careful inspection of the glove, that stitched leather extension of your being on the defensive side of the ball… “Finest in the field”,...
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3 Feet is Not Enough

June 28, 2013
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3 Feet is Not Enough

The 3 feet law has done a good job of making it aware to cyclists that they should be getting this much room from vehicles while out cycling….but I have a feeling that if you asked drivers what they think of the law, they would say “What is the 3 feet law?”. Yeah, I...
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The Get Out of Jail Free Card for Cyclists

June 26, 2013
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The Get Out of Jail Free Card for Cyclists

My buddy….and Mocha Spoke business partner, Marc DeCaul is a superstar triathlete who definitely knows all about cycling.  Growing up on the Caribbean island of Grenada has also taught him about the importance of carrying a “Get Out of Jail Free” card with him while on the road. In this video, Marc explains what this lingo...
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Flying the Flag: The 100th Edition of the Tour de France

June 25, 2013
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Flying the Flag: The 100th Edition of the Tour de France

With less than a week before the start of the 100th edition of Le Grande Boucle, there is a group of excited riders who will proudly be donning new spangly kit after winning their national championship There isn’t enough screen space on the interweb superhighway to fully describe all of the reasons that people look...
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The Birthday Ride

June 17, 2013
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The Birthday Ride

  Every time I see that it’s someone’s birthday, I’ll usually post my wishes to them on social media and ask if they’re getting out for a birthday ride.  I also asked about this when I hosted #bikeschool a few weeks ago to find out what sort of cycling rituals people had on their...
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Dealing With a Job Change as a Bicycle Commuter

June 7, 2013
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Dealing With a Job Change as a Bicycle Commuter

A job change can definitely shake up your world, but it could also be what enables you to become a bicycle commuter.  Last July, one of my online friends switched jobs and in doing so the distance to work went from being 3 miles to 11.5.  Here’s the story of how this job change, and becoming...
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Best Cycling Tracks in Australia

June 1, 2013
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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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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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