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3 Feet is Not Enough

June 28, 2013
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3 Feet is Not Enough

The 3 feet law has done a good job of making it aware to cyclists that they should be getting this much room from vehicles while out cycling….but I have a feeling that if you asked drivers what they think of the law, they would say “What is the 3 feet law?”. Yeah, I...
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Loving the BITE: 6 Summer Hydrators to Improve Your Ride

June 27, 2013
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Loving the BITE: 6 Summer Hydrators to Improve Your Ride

Whether on the bike, in the office, or working outside, hydration is crucial for the cyclist.  It’s obvious why it’s so important when riding.  But, do you realize that chronic day-to-day dehydration can also have a huge effect on your ride? Dehydration can be the source of fatigue, headaches, digestive issues, and more.  It also...
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The Get Out of Jail Free Card for Cyclists

June 26, 2013
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The Get Out of Jail Free Card for Cyclists

My buddy….and Mocha Spoke business partner, Marc DeCaul is a superstar triathlete who definitely knows all about cycling.  Growing up on the Caribbean island of Grenada has also taught him about the importance of carrying a “Get Out of Jail Free” card with him while on the road. In this video, Marc explains what this lingo...
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Off the Grid Update: Day 63

June 25, 2013
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Off the Grid Update: Day 63

I love this Day 63 update from my friend Rob Greenfield.  Rob is currently cycling across the United States and promoting sustainability along the way. Off the Grid Bicycle Tour Update: Day 63 by Rob Greenfield Embrace life, no matter what it sends your way.  Embrace the weather, be it rain or shine.  Rain,...
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Flying the Flag: The 100th Edition of the Tour de France

June 25, 2013
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Flying the Flag: The 100th Edition of the Tour de France

With less than a week before the start of the 100th edition of Le Grande Boucle, there is a group of excited riders who will proudly be donning new spangly kit after winning their national championship There isn’t enough screen space on the interweb superhighway to fully describe all of the reasons that people look...
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Always Move in the Direction of Opportunity

June 24, 2013
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Always Move in the Direction of Opportunity

One of my cycling industry buddies recently told me about a huge change their family was contemplating, and what my thoughts were on it.  To me it sounded like one incredible adventure, but would require them to move and make a pretty big change to their accustomed lifestyle.  The best advice I could give...
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The Jamaica Reggae Ride Back Story

June 22, 2013
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The Jamaica Reggae Ride Back Story

We have posted in the past about the yearly Jamaica Reggae Ride, and are back to give some of the back story on this unique Caribbean event. The Jamaica Reggae Ride Back Story by Royston, of Knights of Mobay The Jamaica Reggae Ride is five days, covers four cities, and includes three absolutely fantastic days of cycling across the...
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Flip-Flopping the Ride

June 21, 2013
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Flip-Flopping the Ride

Although I’m a lover of all types of bikes….I’d consider myself to be a road cyclist first and foremost.  I love the speed, the distance, and all the good stuff that comes from a road ride. Sure, I also love getting out on my mountain bike and ripping through trails….and if I had a...
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Loving the Bite: Grilled Caribbean Jerk Foil Packets

June 20, 2013
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Loving the Bite: Grilled Caribbean Jerk Foil Packets

Summer’s all about easy, no-mess, delicious meals from the grill.  Fresh foods that provide the colors, tastes, smells, and nutrients you want and need.  This week, we’re getting the heck out of the kitchen and keeping it easy on the grill.  Foil-packet-easy.  Toss in some protein, vegetables, spices, and healthy fats, and you’ve got...
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Should You Get Prescription Sunglasses for Cycling?

June 19, 2013
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Should You Get Prescription Sunglasses for Cycling?

Our friend Bob reviews a set of prescription sunglasses from ADS Sports Eyewear…a company who supplies online prescriptions sunglasses for cyclists and other athletes. Prescription Sunglasses for Cycling by Bob Avery As a near-sited cyclist, I’ve been looking for a good pair of cycling shades that can house my prescription, provide maximum coverage and...
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Rob Greenfield’s Off the Grid Across America Tour: Day 56

June 18, 2013
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Rob Greenfield’s Off the Grid Across America Tour: Day 56

The more I get to know Rob Greenfield, the cooler I think he is.  He continues his Off the Grid Across American bicycle tour….where he’s showing the world how to be more self-sustaining. Here’s his Day 56 journal entry. Off the Grid Update: Day 56 Today I finally visited Growing Power (www.GrowingPower.org) which is something I’ve...
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Comeback 2.0

June 18, 2013
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Comeback 2.0

What do Alejandro Valverde, Danilo Di Luca, Ricardo Ricco and yours truly all have in common? Nope… I’m not a scum bag doper… but I’m making a comeback It’s been a while since my trippy European ramblings have graced the screens of LovingTheBike.com but (hopefully) you’ll be pleased to hear I’m saddling up to the laptop...
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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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