There are few topics in cycling, at least professional, that are more perennial than doping, the use of performance-enhancing drugs. Especially in Austin. Need I say more? I think not. (If you’re confused, read this.) The good news is that there are plenty of legal and safe substances that non-professional riders have tried to make the rigors of long-distance bicycling more tolerable and less damaging to our bodies. Forthwith and posthaste, here are five of A Dude Abikes’ favorite over the counter sports aids. DISCLAIMER: While someone who used to know me called me Dr. Feelgood, I am not a physician, so please check with an actual medical doctor or nutritionist before taking anything new. Continue reading
South by Southwest, Sign Me Up!
Today I cycled on down to the Austin Convention Center to sign up for the first time as a South by Southwest (SXSW) volunteer. It was a pretty diverse and interesting group of folks, with lots of crews vying for our attention. I settled on a crew that would allow me to work just during the education portion so I could enjoy the whole rest of the conference. My perk for those 52 hours will allow me to get into the music festival for free (it’s $1,200 to register) and some venues like film, comedy and so on.
Still Cold Out, but A Dude Must Ride
It was down to 18 F last night with still some icy patches on the ground, so today was not a great day to get out. But there wasn’t a cloud in the sky, it warmed up a bit so I put on 20 articles of clothing and headed out. Unless this is the first post you’ve read (and if it is, Yay! Welcome!), or if you’ve read the article about me in MLK Day’s Statesman, you know that some ongoing topics of this blog are food, diet, and weight loss. About six weeks ago, I signed up for a free health coaching session at Natural Grocers, the Boulder-based health food store. I figured I’d tell you about this useful tool you may not know about. (NOTE: This is not a sponsored post, but if anyone from Natural Grocers wants to pay me for it, please get in touch!)