Archive for August, 2013

Saving the World on LaSalle Street

August 30, 2013
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Saving the World on LaSalle Street

I’m pleased to once again bring you a fantastically artsy post with a true bicycle flair.  Here’s this week’s ride as seen through the eyes of @soozed. LaSalle Street by Suzanne Deveney I love to wake up early on Sunday morning and ride into downtown. For a brief moment in time, these streets −...
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Tips on Betting on Tour de France and Other Pro Cycling Races

August 29, 2013
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Tips on Betting on Tour de France and Other Pro Cycling Races

If you’re someone who likes to bet or gamble, there are endless opportunities to put your money down on a winner.  Like it or not, there are opportunities to place bets when it comes to pro cycling as well.  This is an interesting article with information on what goes on in the world of...
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Loving the BITE: Better-At-Home Powerhouse Hummus

August 29, 2013
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Loving the BITE: Better-At-Home Powerhouse Hummus

C’mon, who can resist some tasty hummus?  It’s creamy, flavorful, and makes vegetables even better.  When I think about it, I actually don’t know many people who don’t like it.  It’s great for a snack, great added to a lunch sandwich, and great served as a sauce or dip in most dinner recipes.  Kabobs, anyone?  Just...
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Let’s Talk About The Release

August 28, 2013
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Cycling can be one of the best releasers from day to day stress, but what if you need something else to act as The Release?  In this edition of Let’s Talk, I’d like your help in building the post by commenting on a couple different things.  First, tell us about the other releasers in your life...
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TdF Stage Riders Raise Money for Charity

August 27, 2013
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TdF Stage Riders Raise Money for Charity

A group of riders recently took part in a fantastic dream ride all in the name of charity.  I must say that I’m quite jealous of these lucky cyclists.  Not only did they do a great thing for the Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research charity, but they also got to cycle a route that I...
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Monday Can Be Easy Like Sunday Morning

August 26, 2013
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Monday Can Be Easy Like Sunday Morning

Mondays seem to have a bad wrap.  So many people wake up with the “oh man, it’s Monday” attitude and need an extra kick or nudge to get going. This is one of the reasons we came up with our “Make it Happen” Monday posts.  They are intended to help get any of you...
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A New Domination in Pro Cycling

August 23, 2013
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A New Domination in Pro Cycling

There’s been a change recently in the sport of pro cycling.  Over the past couple years, the focus has been on performance enhancing drugs…..but the fact that there’s a new domination taking place is the real story. Royston from Knights of Mo’Bay cycling clothing and accessories is here with his thoughts and predictions. The...
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Loving the BITE: Healthy Carrot Cake Snack Bites

August 22, 2013
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Loving the BITE: Healthy Carrot Cake Snack Bites

Are nutrient-packed, fresh, healthy foods really affordable?  I’ve gotta tell you, one of my pet-peeves is when health advocates swear that eating whole, real foods will actually save you money compared to buying unhealthy ones.  Sure, if you eat out every night, you’ll save money buying healthy foods from the store and making dinner at home. ...
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Unconfined

August 21, 2013
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Unconfined

We never seem to get overly artsy here at Loving the Bike, so when my Twitter pal @soozed said she’d be interested in posting a picture and text each month from one of her rides…..I knew it would help provide this sort of content. Here’s the first in what I hope is many more...
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Companion Bike Seats Help Redefine the Bicycle as a Multi-passenger Vehicle

August 21, 2013
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Companion Bike Seats Help Redefine the Bicycle as a Multi-passenger Vehicle

What do you think about carrying a passenger with you on the bike when you’re commuting?  Well, Paul O’Leary is here to tell you about the Companion Bike Seat. Companion Bike Seats by Paul O’Leary Motorcycles have room for two, so why not bicycles too? Well now they do! San Francisco-based Companion Bike Seats has...
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Cycling in Malaysia: Observations

August 20, 2013
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Cycling in Malaysia: Observations

Well hello again. Thanks to everyone who commented on my previous post (Loving the Race) as well as mentioned it on social media.  Writing regularly for a site other than my own is a new experience, much like the rest of my life right now!  No one had any racing questions for me this...
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Eaten Up By Grenada

August 19, 2013
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Eaten Up By Grenada

I’ve been riding a road bike for about ten years now, but it wasn’t until moving to Grenada that I’ve totally felt eaten up by the road and related conditions. Yeah, I’ve cycled in many different parts of the world and experienced a few issues along the way.  But here in Grenada, my bike,...
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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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