CFE FCU denies cyclists to utilize drive-thru services

Today I was denied access to make a deposit at the Central Florida Educators Federal Credit Union drive-thru because I was on a bicycle. I expect better from a local, member-owned cooperative. If you are a member of CFE and you want to see this policy changed, send me an email at michael .dot. sa […]

December 31, 2011 · Michael · 2 Comments
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Homegrown, Sustainable Wheat

I’ve biked past the wheat fields of Kansas/Colorado. I saw the seemingly endless fields of annual corn + wheat GMOs. The centralized food industry of the United States has evolved far beyond traditional farming. Today, our farming techniques are very good at producing mass quantities of drought-resistant, disease-resistant, and (*gasp*) herbicide-resistant crops. However, our feeble […]

March 10, 2011 · Michael · No Comments
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The Methionine + Lysine Complete Protein Cheat Sheet

Being a self-educated vegan, it’s easy to muck things up–especially when it comes to eating the right protein when the FDA doesn’t require foods to be labeled with their amino acid contents. The mere grams of protein in a meal is insufficient information to determine how much protein your body can actually absorb. I recently […]

February 12, 2011 · Michael · 2 Comments
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Antioxident-Rich Plants, for real

Not long after I began dissecting and altering my lifestyle to become more sustainable, I realized the benefits of supporting local farms. What’s better than buying produce from local farms? Growing yourself. As I had just bought a house, I made it my goal to convert the overgrown weedy backyard into an organic garden. While […]

January 27, 2010 · Michael · 5 Comments
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Cross-country Bicycle Trip

It’s been a couple of weeks since Quinn and I created a website specifically for our cross-country bicycle trip (Georgia to California) that we’re embarking on this summer (2010), but I haven’t really advertised it, yet. Then again, I haven’t really advertised *this* site at all. Nevertheless, the website is: https://1guy2biketrips.michaelaltfield.net. If 2 guys can […]

December 23, 2009 · Michael · 2 Comments
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