Archive for December, 2013

Life’s Simple Moments

December 16, 2013
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Life’s Simple Moments

I jumped into bed, and as my body relaxed into the stitching of the sheets…I was King of my World. I got caught up in the Zone while the wind rushed into my face.  I was on my bike, and for that fleeting second….I was perfectly lost. I held my Baby Boy on my...
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Spotted Soigneur

December 13, 2013
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Spotted Soigneur

I lost my little buddy this week. For the last 13 years, he has been my shadow. Wherever I went in the house, he was with right there with me. In the winter months, I would ride the trainer and he would sit close by and watch me, never getting much further away than...
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Loving the BITE: Vitamin D and More to Shed the Winter Blues

December 12, 2013
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Loving the BITE: Vitamin D and More to Shed the Winter Blues

As we head further into Winter, many athletes feel the drag of the Winter Blues. Why? While there’s not any one conclusive cause, there are many contributing factors that can bring you down when the days are short and the weather is cold. A few include less vitamin D production, more darkness during your...
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A Scenic Netherlands Cycle – From Maastricht to Aachen

December 11, 2013
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A Scenic Netherlands Cycle – From Maastricht to Aachen

If you love cycling, chances are you have positive feelings towards The Netherlands.  Today, Seamus Murphy tells us about his ride from Maastricht to Aachen.  It’s a ride that Seamus tells me I must do one day….and here’s why. A Scenic Cycle – From Maastricht to Aachen  by Seamus Murphy If you ever find...
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An Epic Ride

December 10, 2013
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An Epic Ride

What’s the longest ride you’ve ever done? 50 miles, 80, a century? For me it was 104 miles from the outskirts of Boston, up to the peak of Mt. Wachusett (which is a ski area, by the way) and back. It was, by far, the toughest physical and mental thing I had ever endured. By...
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I Believe in Pretty Much Everything….but Myself

December 9, 2013
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I Believe in Pretty Much Everything….but Myself

I have an open mind and am totally okay with believing in some things that haven’t been proven or exact.  UFO’s…sure. Ghost’s….why not. The Zeitgeist conspiracy theory…..definitely. But for some reason when it comes to myself, there is often a lack of belief.  What’s the deal?  I think about this quite often and wonder if...
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Independence Days

December 6, 2013
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Independence Days

Last week, our very own Darryl from lovingthebike.com asked this question on Twitter: “What’s on your cycling Christmas wish list?” Without hesitation I responded, “Time and health to ride.” I was with my family for Thanksgiving. We spent a fair amount of time after dinner talking about my dad — including the fact that...
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Betting on an Upcoming Cycling Event

December 6, 2013
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Betting on an Upcoming Cycling Event

I’m not sure how you feel about betting on cycling events, or betting in general, but we’ve got Tom Shannon in today to tell us a little about it in case you’re interested. Betting on an Upcoming Cycling Event by Tom Shannon One thing the satellite TV has brought people around the world  is the...
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Loving the BITE: Gifts you can Give from the Loving the Bite Kitchen

December 5, 2013
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Loving the BITE: Gifts you can Give from the Loving the Bite Kitchen

If you’re looking for a unique, healthful, and thoughtful gift idea for a cyclist friend (or really for anyone), consider making them some Loving the Bite training fuel straight from your own kitchen.  You can combine it with the informative post about the recipe, or just with your own words about how it will improve...
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The Cycling with Music Debate Continues

December 4, 2013
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The Cycling with Music Debate Continues

The topic of cycling with earphones and music always seems to cause a heated debate.  It’s been a while since I’ve voiced my opinion on this subject, so it’s time to unleash the beast once again. Cycling with music is so taboo that it’s against the law in several States in the USA, as...
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The Rest Week

December 3, 2013
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The Rest Week

After riding the bike 11 hours two weeks ago, I took most of last week off and only went slightly crazy. I generally take Monday’s off from riding, but every month I take a week easy to recover and regroup. The time I normally ride are instead spent cleaning, maintaining and upgrading the bike...
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Celebrations: Big and Small

December 2, 2013
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Celebrations: Big and Small

The month of December is pretty much party central for the Loving the Bike Family.  During the month we celebrate three Birthdays, Christmas, and one special Anniversary…..my Wife and I hit 10 years on the 13th. I love to celebrate these kinds of events, but I don’t let the celebrating stop at Birthdays, Anniversaries,...
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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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