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Balance Bikes: Creating New Cyclists

April 17, 2013
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Balance Bikes: Creating New Cyclists

It seems like forever that I’ve been waiting for this day to come.  It’s been about a year since the good folks over at Kazam sent me a balance bike for my little boy, and we’ve been waiting to ride it ever since. You see, my youngest Son is vertically challenged like his Parents...
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Order Your 2013 Kit, Arm Warmers, and Socks

April 16, 2013
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Order Your 2013 Kit, Arm Warmers, and Socks

If you’re bummed out because you missed getting your order in for one of our Loving the Bike kits last year, now’s the time to get in for our next round. Because last year’s kit was so amazingly beautiful we’ve decided to keep it pretty much the same….but we’ve added arm warmers and socks....
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Ascend Sportswear Creates a Cycling Masterpiece

April 16, 2013
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Ascend Sportswear Creates a Cycling Masterpiece

Don’t you just love a hot new cycling jersey?  It’s even better when it’s got custom graphics to show off your new bicycle café. I must say that I’m wildly impressed by the crew over at Ascend Sportswear and the jersey they designed for Mocha Spoke. It all started with an e-mail from Ascend’s President,...
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How Full Is Your Bucket?

April 15, 2013
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How Full Is Your Bucket?

Recently our kids were given a book called, “How Full is Your Bucket” and it’s one of those that teaches some incredible life lessons….all this book needed was the main character to be riding his bike and it would be totally awesome. Okay, so Felix (the main character) is taught by his Grandpa about...
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Sugar Alternatives for Energy and Hydration

April 13, 2013
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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...
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The 2013 Tour de France: The Biggest Race in Cycling

April 12, 2013
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The 2013 Tour de France: The Biggest Race in Cycling

The 2013 Tour de France is just around the corner, and this guest post from Mark at Ladbrokes provides a first look at who’s favored to win the 100th edition of this grand tour. The Tour de France: the biggest race in cycling It’s one of the most eagerly anticipated events of the sporting calendar and...
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Loving the BITE: Non-Dairy Strawberry Milk Recovery

April 11, 2013
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Loving the BITE: Non-Dairy Strawberry Milk Recovery

Don’t got milk? No problem.  We’ve covered Chocolate Milk as an Option for Recovery, but what about those who don’t drink dairy?  Are there similar options, with adequate protein, without casein, whey, and lactose?  Indeed, there are. Of course, many food combinations of proteins and carbs will work for recovery.  And, there are tons...
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What Type of Cycling Route Do You Like Best?

April 10, 2013
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What Type of Cycling Route Do You Like Best?

  Whether you’re a road cyclist or mountain biker, there are several different types of route types you can take when going for a ride….what type do you like best? I’m primarily a road cyclist, and my preferred type of ride is one that takes me on a loop from home and back.  When...
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Should You Drink Coffee Before a Ride?

April 9, 2013
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Coffee Before You Ride Question: I love coffee and have managed to cut back from 4 cups per day to just 1 cup every morning over the last 6 months.  If I’m going on a long ride that begins in the morning, is it still okay to drink my coffee before I go? Kelli’s...
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Coconut Oil 101

April 9, 2013
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We get a lot of questions about coconut oil and why we recommend it in so many of our Loving the BITE recipes.  Well, Kelli explains it all in this video for all of you: If you have any more question on Coconut Oil or how to use it, just let us know. Please...
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The Jakeaway

April 9, 2013
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The Jakeaway

Jakey Cakey… watch this space! The amateur race scene in the UK is a tough place to learn your trade. But as results from Team GB have shown over the past 10 or so years the process of young prospects riding themselves into the sights of team managers on local circuits and rainy morning back roads...
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Congratulations to These Hot Cycling Butts

April 8, 2013
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Congratulations to These Hot Cycling Butts

The winners in our Hottest Piece of Cycling Ass Photo Contest have been determined.  Yes, this one was just a little controversial…but also a lot of fun.  Good job to all of you who submitted your butt photos….it takes a lot of guts to do that. The voting round finished on Friday night and...
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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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