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Win a Nuun Prize Pack

July 10, 2013
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I think the first product review I ever did on this site was for Nuun Hydration.  It wasn’t because they sent me out some samples to try out, but because I digged the product and wanted to tell our readers all about it.  In that original review, I explain what the product is, what...
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Off the Grid Bicycle Tour Update: Day 77

July 9, 2013
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Off the Grid Bicycle Tour Update: Day 77

It’s been a while so I thought we’d check in again with my buddy Rob Greenfield who is cycling across the United States in an effort to promote sustainability. Penniless in Pennsylvania by Rob Greenfield I’ve nearly crossed the entire state of Pennsylvania now and I’ve done it without using a penny. Was it...
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The Tour in Numbers… so far

July 9, 2013
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The Tour in Numbers… so far

We’ve seen pimped-out boat transfers, Aussie road rage, the perennial idiot dog (owner), riders suffering through crash related pain (chapeau G and Ted), GC contenders smashing each other… and GC contenders crumbling. If you think about it, apart from the craziness of Corsica, these things happen almost every year. But by the time we...
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Tour de France vs Wimbledon

July 8, 2013
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Tour de France vs Wimbledon

I don’t follow professional tennis, but I guess this past weekend Wimbledon was taking place.  I personally was only interested in the Tour de France in the world of sports viewing. So how does the Tour compare to a premier tennis event like Wimbledon?  Well, this infographic shows the differences in prize money.  It’s...
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Tour de France All-Time Greats

July 6, 2013
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Tour de France All-Time Greats

As we celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Tour de France, it’s a good time to look back at the past champions.  Please join me in graphically checking out the Tour de France all-time greats.
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You Could Illustrate Your Bicycle

July 6, 2013
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You Could Illustrate Your Bicycle

I’m usually always willing to help a passionate cyclist promote their project….so today we’re posting some information about a new kickstarter project by Andy Scullion.  He wants to put together a bicycle illustration, and it just might feature one of your bikes. The Beautiful Bicycle Print by Andy Scullion The Beautiful Bicycle Poster Are...
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Where is Your Happy Place?

July 5, 2013
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Where is Your Happy Place?

It starts the night before, and quick torque check with the cleat wrench, maybe a damp cloth to take off the dust from the last struggle on the diamond, then a careful inspection of the glove, that stitched leather extension of your being on the defensive side of the ball… “Finest in the field”,...
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Tour de France: Toughest Bike Race Ever

July 5, 2013
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Tour de France: Toughest Bike Race Ever

The 100th edition of the Tour de France is rolling along nicely, and definitely being closely followed by cycling fans around the world.  In this guest post by Joe Jamieson, he imagines what it would be like to actually train and compete in the world’s toughest sporting event. Tour de France: Toughest Bike Race...
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The Tour de France History in Numbers

July 4, 2013
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The Tour de France History in Numbers

This amazing and exciting bicycle race has been going on now for 100 years.   As we celebrate the centennial anniversary of the Tour de France, it’s a good time to look back at the history of our beloved tour. The History of the Tour de France in Numbers
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Loving the BITE: Festive Burger Toppings and Tips

July 4, 2013
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Loving the BITE: Festive Burger Toppings and Tips

It’s a Holiday weekend for many Loving the Bike readers, so I’ll keep it light, festive, and fun this week (of course, cycling nutrition is fun ever week, right?).  When it comes to food and the 4th of July, I think about the grill, and I think about burgers. I am a meat-eater, including...
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The Anatomy of Chris Froome

July 2, 2013
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The Anatomy of Chris Froome

There’s a lot of people picking Chris Froome as this year’s Tour de France champion….and I personally feel he’s got a great shot at it. We all know that anything can happen in the Tour, so we’ll see what happens….but for now, here’s a graphical look at what makes up Chris Froome.
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Tour de France – Red, White and Blue…and Green…and Pink

July 2, 2013
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Tour de France – Red, White and Blue…and Green…and Pink

The Pro peloton are usually a colourful bunch and this years Tour de France is no different. But who needs to take some advice from Europe’s fashion capitals and who are the trend setters?   The ‘A Gé Deux Erre‘ name has been a part of the peloton since 1992 and previously had a...
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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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