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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