Archive for April, 2013

Cycling in Switzerland

April 30, 2013
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Cycling in Switzerland

Although a couple of my best friends are from Switzerland, we never have discussed what the cycling is like over there.  But this great little guest post helped introduce me to what riding is like there, and I hope you enjoy it as well Cycling in Switzerland Just a stone’s throw away from capital...
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Let’s Talk About Achieving Goals

April 29, 2013
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I just witnessed the most amazing sunset and checked off a life goal at the same time.  So I just had to quickly put up a “Let’s Talk” video to share it all. Have a look and then post your experience of achieving goals (on and off the bike), or sharing a goal you...
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The Bike Literally Saved Joel’s Life

April 29, 2013
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The Bike Literally Saved Joel’s Life

When Joel agreed to share his amazing and captivating story of how the bike saved him from taking his own life, I knew right away that this was going to be something that our readers would find so compelling. I’m honored to present this very personal post by our newest Loving the Bike team...
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Let’s Talk Mountain Bikes

April 26, 2013
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It’s another one of our Let’s Talk features, and my good friend Shawn is in to get you talking about mountain bikes. Shawn runs the website, www.texasmountainbiketrails.com and in this video he poses an interesting question to all of you….especially if you’re primarily a road cyclist. Oh, and Shawn just happens to be a...
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Loving the Bite: Relief for Seasonal Allergies from the Kitchen

April 25, 2013
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Loving the Bite: Relief for Seasonal Allergies from the Kitchen

Does just thinking about Spring have your sneezing, wheezing, rubbing your eyes, and feeling an itch in your throat?  With all its beauty, all its excitement, and all its opportunities to ride, Spring also brings along a lot of pollen and seasonal allergies.  And although seasonal allergies aren’t exactly within my expertise, they significantly...
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The Bambike- An Eco-Friendly Product Using Sustainable Building Practices and Renewable Materials

April 25, 2013
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The Bambike- An Eco-Friendly Product Using Sustainable Building Practices and Renewable Materials

We have a guest writer in today to give his views on the environment, public transport, and the bicycle.  He also talks about how the Bambike is doing it’s part to help our world. The Bambike by Andres P. Ong The problem of global warming is worsening each and every day. Despite sanctions and attempts to...
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Sweat Can Mess Up Your Bike and Accessories

April 24, 2013
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Sweat Can Mess Up Your Bike and Accessories

I don’t know about you, but I’m a sweaty mess when I’m out riding.  Okay, I don’t mean to aggravate any of you who are still waiting for the hot and sweaty temperatures to arrive…so my apologies in advance. If you sweat (and odds are you do…at least a little bit), there are some...
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Team #LovingtheBike Photos From #30daysofbiking

April 23, 2013
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Team #LovingtheBike Photos From #30daysofbiking

We’re only a few days from the end of another exciting #30daysofbiking, and Team #LovingtheBike has been representing and posting some amazing pictures on our facebook page. If you haven’t already heard of the extra kick we give the #3odaysofbiking challenge, you can read about how Team #LovingtheBike spends the month of April, in this...
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Earth Day Has Always Been a Favorite

April 22, 2013
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Earth Day Has Always Been a Favorite

Ever since I was in University, Earth Day has been something I acknowledge and celebrate each and every year.  Back in those days it could have partly been because it occurred right around the end of exam time.  But since then, I’ve always tried to do something special that connects me with nature….and then...
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The Best Bike Paths in Quebec City

April 22, 2013
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The Best Bike Paths in Quebec City

I am from Canada, but there is a whole lot of that huge country that I have never explored on a bike.  One such area is Quebec City.  Alexandre Duval knows all about the best bicycle paths in that location, and is here to give us the top 5 bike paths in Quebec City. The...
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Grenada by Bike: Hog Island

April 19, 2013
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Grenada by Bike: Hog Island

The bridge to Hog Island in Grenada is truly a place that you can only get to by bike or walking….and who wants to walk when you can take a bike? In this edition of Grenada by Bike, I venture out to this hidden location on the South-East coast and take a quick video from the...
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Loving the BITE: On (or off) the Bike Sweet Potato Snacking Chips

April 18, 2013
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Loving the BITE: On (or off) the Bike Sweet Potato Snacking Chips

After the popularity of last year’s Sweet Potato Cycling Fuel options, I thought it was high-time to share my newest, favorite way to eat them.  Sweet Potato Chips. These are a delicious, savory option on the bike, a great food for snacks or to round out a meal, and a nutrient powerhouse whenever you’d...
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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.

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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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