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The Long Journey: Documenting Your Biking Journey

October 11, 2019
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The Long Journey: Documenting Your Biking Journey

It’s been one heck of a ride into the wild, hasn’t it? And if it was a hobby you picked up on a whim, and now it’s taken over your entire life, perhaps you want to share your journey with others? How can you do this? Documenting your journey through all things biking up...
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Life off the Bike Podcast Episode 1 Raw and Familiar

September 26, 2019
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Life off the Bike Podcast Episode 1 Raw and Familiar

Yes, the rumours are true. I’ve started a new podcast, and it falls nicely in line with everything I’ve ever talked about here on Loving the Bike. Life off the Bike is the name of the new podcast and in each episode I bring on a guest to discuss life and how cycling has...
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The Best Bicycle for Kids is Available in Canada and Beyond

August 2, 2019
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The Best Bicycle for Kids is  Available in Canada and Beyond

When a company’s goal is to “build bikes that inspire children and their parents”…..how can you not love them? Pair that with having a US base in my favorite city, and you have one great brand that I’m very proud to promote. Woom Bikes USA is located in Austin, Texas and has a line...
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Mountain Biking in the Wild: Safety Advice and Useful Tips

August 2, 2019
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Mountain Biking in the Wild: Safety Advice and Useful Tips

Cycling in the wild is an excellent way to get in touch with nature in its rawest form. Nothing challenges the body more than being taken out of its comfort zone and nothing is quite as uniquely exhilarating as meeting the open air as cold wind stings your cheeks and finding solace in the...
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How to Recover from a Cycling Crash

July 8, 2019
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A cycling accident could affect you in a variety of different ways. It cannot only cause you to take a break from riding in order to physically recover, but you might also struggle with confidence issues after an injury. Rather than allowing a crash to stop you from getting back onto a bike, you...
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The Best Places For A Cycling Holiday In 2019

June 23, 2019
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The Best Places For A Cycling Holiday In 2019

Summer is upon us. The weather is gradually improving, the sun is blazing in the sky, and there are no clouds in sight. This is the perfect time to start thinking about where you should go for the perfect cycling holiday this year. You’ve consulted your horoscope and everything’s looking good for travel this...
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It’s Easy for a Cyclist to Celebrate Turning 50

May 16, 2019
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It’s Easy for a Cyclist to Celebrate Turning 50

In about a month, I jump into a category that I have always reserved for old people. A time of life that always seemed too far off to even acknowledge. An age that was much further along than I’ve always been. On June 17, I turn 50. Just in writing that short simple sentence,...
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How to Get Back to an Active Lifestyle After Recovery

May 16, 2019
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No one wants to think about a time when they wouldn’t be able to hop on their bike at a moment’s notice. Cycling may not be as intensive as some physical sports; however, going through a period of ill health can gravely affect one’s ability to get on and off the bike. If you’ve...
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14 Essential, Useful Gift Ideas for Cycling Enthusiasts

April 25, 2019
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14 Essential, Useful Gift Ideas for Cycling Enthusiasts

Surely you know someone who enjoys biking, does it daily or on weekends, or aims to compete professionally. This knowledge that they love cycling sets you on the right path to find the best gift for them come holidays, birthdays, and other special occasions. Whether it’s for your coworker, friend, brother, sister, parents, or...
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Goodbye Dailymile, Hello Lovingthebike

March 19, 2019
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Goodbye Dailymile, Hello Lovingthebike

I haven’t exactly checked my facts, but dailymile.com was one of the original cycling and running sites. Mapmyride was around before them, but it was dailymile who built community around the whole idea of tracking. But tomorrow marks the end for dailymile, and it’s only fitting I put up a little farewell post. I...
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3 Things to Do to Get the Most out of Your Cycling Vacation

March 18, 2019
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If you’re a keen cyclist, then why not head out on a vacation dedicated solely to your hobby? Doing so will allow you to have a great time while you indulge in your passion and improve your fitness — it really is a win-win-win. In order to get the most out of your next...
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On Your Bike: Why You’re Never Too Old to Cycle

March 4, 2019
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On Your Bike: Why You’re Never Too Old to Cycle

Over the past twenty years, the number of people cycling to work in Canada has risen by over 87%. Given the positive impact cycling has on our health, this is very encouraging news. However, cycling should not be seen as a young person’s activity. In fact, it is particularly important for seniors to take to the saddle...
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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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