Archive for December, 2012

Buying a High Spec Road Bike

December 13, 2012
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Buying a High Spec Road Bike

This road bike post is a paid article by the folks at Money Matters, the Sainsbury’s Bank blog. Buying a high spec road bike by Money Matters, the Sainsbury’s Bank blog Good leaders set trends. This is especially true in the cycling world where road bike riding is taken very seriously as a hobby. After Britain’s...
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Grenada By Bike: Overview

December 13, 2012
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Grenada By Bike: Overview

My friend Victor from Bicycle Lab and the Cycling 360 Podcast told me that he’d really like to see some video of what it’s like biking around Grenada.  He’s a wise man (he is a guru after all) so I’m taking his advice and today’s post is the start of our new Grenada By...
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Loving the BITE: Healing Tea for Joint Inflammation and Pain

December 13, 2012
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Loving the BITE: Healing Tea for Joint Inflammation and Pain

Overuse, strains, and accidents, ouch!  Joint and ligament injuries are painful and frustrating.  In the case of over-use, they can rear their ugly heads again and again.  It seems like I currently have a more than usual amount of clients nursing joint injuries, muscle injuries, and Seasonal sicknesses.  And, over the last year, I worked with more than...
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Locking Your Bicycle 101

December 12, 2012
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Locking Your Bicycle 101

You’d think that selecting a lock and using it to keep your bike safe would be a fairly basic thing, but there’s a lot more to it.  The crew over at Kryptonite are taking it upon themselves to make sure that cyclists make informed decisions with their bike security, and we’re here to help...
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Merely Human

December 11, 2012
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Merely Human

On Monday 3rd December, a very competent and competitive local cyclist , Christian Hill from Adalta Cycling Club, was hit by a taxi whilst cycling. He has suffered horrifying injuries due to the incident and is currently laying in a hospital bed looking at a long recovery period. Christian is a very keen cyclist...
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The Rays of Wisdom

December 10, 2012
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The Rays of Wisdom

I receive a lot of e-mails and comments from people telling me how much they love the Make it Happen Monday posts that we put up each week here on Loving the Bike.  The intention is for us to kick off each week with some motivation that will hopefully help our readers get things...
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Last Minute Caribbean Cycling Getaway: Christmas 2012

December 7, 2012
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Last Minute Caribbean Cycling Getaway: Christmas 2012

If you don’t yet have plans for Christmas, and would like to spend the week of December 23 to 30th on the beautiful Caribbean island of Grenada….we’ve got a fantastic bike adventure for you. As you know, I’m now living on the island of Grenada and running a bicycle cafe, tour, and rental business.  Along...
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Developing a Love for Mountain Biking

December 7, 2012
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Developing a Love for Mountain Biking

In October we kicked off our monthly mountain bike feature with a rockstar post by Greg from Singletracks, and he told us all about his top 3 mountain bike tips.  Then in November he told gave us 3 reasons why winter in mtb season. Greg will be back with another post later this month,...
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“Why VW” Matters Campaign Features Cycling

December 6, 2012
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“Why VW” Matters Campaign Features Cycling

Volkswagen of America has launched a new Why VW campaign and social media platform that captures and shares the stories of Volkswagen owners and fans in a whole new way. Why VW showcases simple, human moments of people of all walks of life sharing their values.  The content is divided in two sections: Values and Stories. The Values section...
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Loving the BITE: Homemade Hearty Soup With a Kick

December 6, 2012
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Loving the BITE: Homemade Hearty Soup With a Kick

If you could have a homemade hearty soup on the table in less than 30 minutes, would you ditch the canned high-sodium low-nutrition watery option?  It’s easier than you might think to make a flavorful soup with real, fresh vegetables, herbs, and meat.  What’s more, when you make it at home, you can give...
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Let’s Talk About the Other Things You Love

December 5, 2012
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Yes, this site is called Loving the Bike and I know we all love cycling very much.  But for this month’s Let’s Talk feature, we want you to tell us about other fun and adventurous activities that you love as well. Maybe there aren’t any others, and that’s cool as well.  But we want...
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Wet & Wild: Winter Riding

December 4, 2012
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Wet & Wild: Winter Riding

December is definitely here and I don’t know about the rest of you, but it’s bloomin’ cold over her in the good old U of K. When I checked out LovingTheBike.com yesterday morning (as I do every day, like a good ‘employee’) I was filled with a sense of wonder tinged with a massive...
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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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