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When You’re Too Cheap For Bicycle Accessories

October 16, 2013
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When You’re Too Cheap For Bicycle Accessories

Bicycle parts and accessories can be quite expensive….but you don’t always have to spend the cash as long as you’re not embarrassed about looking cheap. Yeah, I’m definitely known as Mr. Frugal….aka Mr. Cheap even when it comes to spending money on my bikes.  It’s not that I have a problem with spending money, it’s just...
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Pearl iZUMi Men’s Tri Fly IV Carbon Cycling Shoe

October 15, 2013
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Pearl iZUMi Men’s Tri Fly IV Carbon Cycling Shoe

No, I haven’t become a triathlete…..but here’s a review of the Pearl iZUMi Men’s Tri Fly IV Carbon Cycling Shoe for all our Triathlon followers. As you know, I live on the Caribbean island of Grenada.  A place known for many things, but I’ll bet Triathlon isn’t one you would have thought of.  Well, this...
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Reason2Ride Explodes

October 15, 2013
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Reason2Ride Explodes

Our teammate, Joel has been keeping busy with a whole lot of bikey goodness.  His Reasons2Ride concept has totally blown up and he’s here to tell you all about it. Reasons2Ride Explained After close to three years of taking a vision, turning it into a workable plan and building strategic alliances, it’s with great excitement...
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When the Universe Speaks…

October 14, 2013
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When the Universe Speaks…

…you just have to listen.  A few years ago, I signed up for something called “Notes from the Universe” being offered from www.tut.com.  I don’t remember how  I came across it, but I’ve really loved getting these personal notes each and every week. I realize that it’s a genius form of marketing that allows these...
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My Favorite Cycling Blogs

October 11, 2013
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As we finish our week of Loving the Bike product reviews, I thought I would steer away from physical products and talk about a few of the cycling blogs that I personally love.  I hope you enjoyed the other cycling product reviews that made up each day this week…..and be sure to let me...
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Detours Coffee Bag and D2R Rear Bicycle Bag

October 10, 2013
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Detours is all about making fun, high-quality bags for bicycle commuters, recreational cyclists, and long-distance tourists.  Basically they want to provide a product for anyone who rides a bike.  This Seattle-based company believes in cycling to work all year round and having a good time.  Definitely sounds like my kind of company. I highlighted Detours...
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110% Compression Transformer Shorts

October 9, 2013
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What the heck are Transformer Shorts anyway?  Well, we’re back with another review and this time around we’re going to tell you what these things are and what they can do for you. Each day this week we’re posting a video review highlighting the products that have been recently sent over.  110% Compression is...
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Serfas Carbon Zirconium Cycling Shoe and ST-13i C02 Mini Tool

October 8, 2013
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As we continue with the Loving the Bike review week, today we have a look at the Serfas Carbon Zirconium cycling shoes and the new Serfas ST-13i CO² Inflator / Mini Tool. Not too long ago, I did a review of some other Serfas products…..and happy to be putting up another one today.  Let...
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The Coolest Bike Fundraising Event Ever

October 7, 2013
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The Coolest Bike Fundraising Event Ever

Okay everyone, I sincerely need your help.  My friends over at Please Be Kind to Cyclists has asked me to create a yearly fundraising event for them and look after putting it together and organizing everything. Like most things I do, I want this to be something that creates such a buzz that not...
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Helmet Review: MET Estro vs Lazer Genesis

October 7, 2013
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It’s review week here at Loving the Bike.  Yeah, I’m going to post a different review each day this week and I’m hoping we’re able to give you some good advice and information for one of your upcoming purchases.  Each review will mostly be in video format as I feel it’s a more effective...
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My Preconceived Cycling Notions Debunked

October 2, 2013
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My Preconceived Cycling Notions Debunked

I feel like I know a little about nutrition and fitness, so along with that I have my thoughts and beliefs on certain things. Well, I recently had some of these preconceived notions debunked as I discover what I thought is not necessarily reality. Eating Before a Ride: I’ve always felt that a meal...
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Bikes and Bagels: John Dugas is Loving the Bike

October 1, 2013
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Bikes and Bagels: John Dugas is Loving the Bike

It’s always great to hear our readers talk about their Loving the Bike stories.  John Dugas from the Plano Bicycle Association wanted to share this picture and his “Bikes and Bagels” poem to show his love for the bike and riding with his friends.  Enjoy. Bikes and Bagels Morning comes aft sleepless night, Winds...
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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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