Archive for August, 2013

Pick Up and Delivery by Bicycle

August 16, 2013
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Pick Up and Delivery by Bicycle

I might not have mentioned it enough times in the past, but I’m the proud owner of a bicycle café in the Caribbean called Mocha Spoke.  I also commute to work by bike 99% of the time….so my work life is pretty much as bikey as possible. During the day we’re quite often in need...
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Loving the BITE: 3-Minute BBQ Sauce and Condiment Information

August 15, 2013
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Loving the BITE: 3-Minute BBQ Sauce and Condiment Information

I have lost years of my life in grocery store aisles.  When I want a specific product that meets specific standards, and at a price I’m willing to pay, I will search high and low. Unfortunately, sometimes the quest is futile.  Sometimes, even while my kids are nearing the point that no parent wants...
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The Man-Bicycle Basket

August 14, 2013
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The Man-Bicycle Basket

Front baskets on your bicycle are only for pretty girls riding along in pretty dresses, right?  Hmmmm…Can it be cool for men to have a front basket on their bike? Although I don’t currently have one on my bike, I say Yes.  With all the options available for bike baskets these days, it’s easy...
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Loving the Race

August 13, 2013
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Loving the Race

We’ve got a new teammate here at Loving the Bike, and her name is Ashley Irving.  Find out more about her by checking out Ashley’s bio, and watch for her posts coming at you each week here on the site.  To start things off, she’s here to tell you about racing at the Tokeneke...
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Are You a Piler or Filer?

August 12, 2013
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Are You a Piler or Filer?

The terminology of Piler vs Filer might be mostly used to describe personality traits or organizational skills, but I think it can be applied to cycling as well. It all began when I was building Lego with my 7 year old Son.  I had all the little pieces organized in bags so that he...
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A Minimal Bicycle Tour Across America

August 11, 2013
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A Minimal Bicycle Tour Across America

Back in May we introduced you to a guy named Rob Greenfield who was cycling across the United States to promote sustainability.  During this summer we’ve followed along and posted updates from his trip.  Although I didn’t know much about him then, I now consider him a friend….as well as an inspiration and incredible human...
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Bicycles Highlighted on New Travel Channel Series

August 9, 2013
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Bicycles Highlighted on New Travel Channel Series

Bicycles have not been given enough screen time on television programs, but thanks to Ryan van Duzer that’s about to change. You’ve seen me post about Ryan several times here on Loving the Bike.  Over the past few years he’s become a good friend and I consider him one of the greatest bicycle advocacy...
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Loving the BITE: Quick Avocado Smoothie Meal

August 8, 2013
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Loving the BITE: Quick Avocado Smoothie Meal

There are many reasons why athletes look to convenient ready-to-eat meal replacement drinks and bars.  As noted, they are convenient. Ready to eat with no preparation.  And, many of us, tend to be busy.  When I first began working with serious athletes, I didn’t really anticipate the stress level that often occurs with busy schedules exacerbated...
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I’m Still Proudly Repping Texas

August 7, 2013
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I’m Still Proudly Repping Texas

My Family and I lived a total of 3 years in the beautiful city of Austin, Texas.  That equates to only about 7% of my life….but it was enough for me to consider it home.  Even though we’re Canadians, my entire Family actually considers it home. I miss the city, the bike culture, and...
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The Continental Contrast of a Rain Ride

August 6, 2013
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The Continental Contrast of a Rain Ride

Sometime I lose touch with how awesome it is to live in the metro-Denver area and be loving the bike.  The extensive trail system and bike lanes make the entire city a haven for cyclists of all abilities, from training wheels to titanium wheels, the Denver area is an extraordinary place to ride. I was...
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My Definition of Success

August 5, 2013
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My Definition of Success

What is your personal definition of success…….both for cycling and life? If you don’t have a personal definition I greatly suggest you getting one.  By knowing exactly what it takes for you to consider your life a success, you need to have a way to measure or determine it. It all comes down to...
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Bike Repairs Using Your iPhone

August 2, 2013
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Bike Repairs Using Your iPhone

We’ve already spoken about some of the best apps available for the iPhone. Today, I’ve invited Andreas from London Cyclist to share a little about his app, Bike Doctor with you guys. Bike Repairs With Your iPhone by Andreas I’ve never been a technically minded person. I remember being somewhat baffled by even 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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