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7 Tips for Choosing the Best Sunglasses for Cycling

April 3, 2017
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7 Tips for Choosing the Best Sunglasses for Cycling

Wearing sunglasses while cycling is more about practicality than fashion, cycling sunglasses offer our eyes some much needed protection from the elements. The right pair of sunglasses will protect your eyes from harmful UV and UVB Rays as well as dust, dirt and any debris that is kicked up by wind or your cycling...
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2017 Canada Cycling Event Tour

March 26, 2017
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2017 Canada Cycling Event Tour

2017 Canada Cycling Event Tour I’ve written about cycling in so many different parts of the world, but I’ve never really wrote about riding a bike in my home country of Canada. Now it’s time. Due to our weather in Canada, we have to jam pack a whole bunch of cycling events into just...
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Downhill MTB Tips From The Athertons

March 23, 2017
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Downhill MTB Tips From The Athertons

If there are two names everybody’s heard of on the downhill mountain biking scene, it’s Gee and Rachel Atherton, the brother and sister combo who’ve been shredding down Fort William and at competitions all over the world for more than a decade. They know a thing or two about going fast downhill. Here are...
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Look Bike Beautiful off the Bike

March 18, 2017
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Look Bike Beautiful off the Bike

I’m sure I’m not alone in my love for cycling themed t-shirts, right?  I’m also not the only one who aims to have enough cycling t-shirts to wear a different one every day of the month. Thanks to the guys from Cycology, our Loving the Bike crew is closer to this goal.  (I actually...
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What Really Matters When Choosing a Bike

March 17, 2017
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What Really Matters When Choosing a Bike

Image Source All cyclists will know that one of the more exciting elements of the whole lifestyle is being able to buy a new bike. When it comes time to do that, it can be a real thrill. There is a certain joy that comes from being able to buy a new bike which...
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7 Essential Ways to Become a Better Cyclist

March 2, 2017
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7 Essential Ways to Become a Better Cyclist

If you’re committed to becoming the best cyclist you can be, you’re in this for the long haul—literally and figuratively. Cycling requires a tremendous amount of physical fitness, but it also requires dedication, focus, and perseverance. Improving your cycling is a process; you build up to it, setting realistic goals along the way and...
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Important Things To Do Before You Hit the Road

March 1, 2017
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Important Things To Do Before You Hit the Road

Cycling is one of the best ways to get fit. After all, you are working all your muscles while you are biking. And you get to enjoy magnificent surroundings and the fresh air while you cycle. But you need to make sure you are prepared before you do head out on the road. After...
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Cold Cycling Re-entry

February 14, 2017
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Cold Cycling Re-entry

As you may or may not know, this is the first time in like six years that I haven’t had a year round summer.  Although the Comox Valley is one of the few places in Canada where you’re usually able to road bike all year, it still gets quite cold.  Plus this winter the...
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Learning to Like the Trainer

February 10, 2017
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Learning to Like the Trainer

You noticed I said like there…..definitely not love. This has been my first cycling off season in six year as I’ve been always living somewhere with great weather all year long.  But now I’m living in the beautiful and incredible, Comox Valley…..but winter exists here. Most years, there really isn’t much of a real...
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Great UK Destinations for Cycling Vacations and Holidays

January 3, 2017
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Great UK Destinations for Cycling Vacations and Holidays

North Wales North Wales in the UK, is a popular destination with holidaymakers from across the UK. With the Lonely Planet awarding it 4th place for Best in Travel 2017 – Top Regions, it is popular with hikers, mountaineers, cyclists and families – it’s a bit like a huge adventure play ground with stunning...
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Bicycle Couriering with Aftershokz Headphones

December 29, 2016
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Bicycle Couriering with Aftershokz Headphones

As you already know, I’m a huge lover of Aftershokz headphones and the amazing technology that they have created.  Yes, I love cycling with music and in my opinion using Aftershokz is the best way to go.  I totally feel that Aftershokz takes away all of the debate against the safety of riding with...
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Benefits of cycling for the elderly: Cycle your way to health

December 22, 2016
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Benefits of cycling for the elderly: Cycle your way to health

Source: drprem.com Staying active in old age is important and so many turn to low-impact exercises such as walking or light jogging. But what about cycling? A column written by M.D. Michael Yaremchuk sparked a few controversies. Yaremchuk claimed cycling is not a physical activity one should recommend to seniors because he recently had...
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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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