Archive for July, 2013

Sweating for a Good Cause

July 19, 2013
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Sweating for a Good Cause

We all know that cyclists are the nicest and coolest people around, right?  Well our friends over at Bike2Power do a great job at extending their support to several rides throughout the year.  Mercy Pilkington is here to talk more about taking part in a charity ride and how Bike2Power gets involved. Sweating for...
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Loving the BITE: Grilled Beer-Can Chicken

July 18, 2013
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Loving the BITE: Grilled Beer-Can Chicken

This summer, our dinner themes have been grilling and keeping dinners “Light at Night.” This week, for even more fun, we’ll throw in a beer.  If you’ve never heard of beer-can chicken, keep reading because this recipe, using beer, produces a wonderfully moist and flavorful whole chicken.  To keep it light at night, we’ll skip the...
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Tour de France Stage 18: L’Alpe d’Huez Times 2

July 18, 2013
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Tour de France Stage 18: L’Alpe d’Huez Times 2

Today’s stage of the Tour de France has been the talk of the cycling crowd since they first announced the route.  For the first time ever, the riders are going to be climbing the brutal L’Alpe d’Huez twice. What do the riders have to look forward to today?  Just 13.8km of climbing at an average...
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Reasons Why You Should Ride Your Bike

July 18, 2013
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Reasons Why You Should Ride Your Bike

The majority of our followers are already Loving the Bike, but we sometimes get people coming by who are just thinking of getting into cycling.  Claire Dixon is in today to provide a post for everyone who is on the cusp of becoming a bicycle lover like the rest of us. The Top Reasons You Should...
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Tour de France Week 2 in Numbers

July 16, 2013
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Tour de France Week 2 in Numbers

Can you believe that the Tour de France ends on Sunday?  For some people (that aren’t really into cycling races), the Tour seems to drag on forever….but for the rest of us, it just flies on by. The 100th edition of the Tour has had some spectacular moments, and I hope you’ve been able to...
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Cyclist Promotes Water Conservation

July 16, 2013
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Cyclist Promotes Water Conservation

I hope you’re not tired of me talked about Rob Greenfield, the cyclist who rode across the United States to promote sustainability.  I didn’t know of him until just a couple months ago, but I’ve quickly become impressed and inspired by who he is and what he’s accomplished. Unless you really dive in and read about how...
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A Graphical Look at the TdF Mountain Stages

July 15, 2013
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A Graphical Look at the TdF Mountain Stages

During the course of this year’s 100th edition of the Tour de France, we’ve been putting up some interesting graphics from the guys at Road Cycling UK. Here’s one that takes a look at the glorious mountain stages.  
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The Un-Explainable Feeling

July 15, 2013
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The Un-Explainable Feeling

Last Monday I called myself a fake, even though I am a person who goes after what he wants….and I generally have a Do it Now attitude. Yes, I go after many of the things I want.  But at the same time, I seem to always be chasing my number one goal in life....
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Top 5 Cycling Apps on the Market

July 12, 2013
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Top 5 Cycling Apps on the Market

As I’m mentioned before, I’m not much of a cell phone or mobile app kind of guy…but I do see the value in some of the things on the market.  Our friends from Zeenon are in today to give you their top 5 picks for the best cycling apps on the market. The Top...
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Rob Greenfield: Hectic in New York City

July 11, 2013
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Rob Greenfield: Hectic in New York City

We’ve been following Rob Greenfield as he makes his way cycling across the United States to promote sustainability.  I didn’t plan on putting up another post about him this week, but when he writes such an amazing journal entry….I can’t help but want to share it. Have a look at Rob’s day in the...
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Loving the BITE: Tour de France Special – Chocolate for Breakfast

July 11, 2013
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Loving the BITE: Tour de France Special – Chocolate for Breakfast

If you’ve got Tour de France fever, you may find yourself waking up in the wee hours of the morning to watch live coverage.  And, you may just get hungry, tired, or lethargic by the time it’s time for your own morning ride.  Which brings me to the subject of our Loving the Bite recipe this...
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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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