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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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The Right Torque Wrench for your Bike

December 15, 2016
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The Right Torque Wrench for your Bike

A torque wrench is an important tool for the manufacturer and the mechanics. Whether you are repairing a car, motorcycle, bicycle or any other thing you definitely require to fasten the screws and nuts. It is not always a matter of fastening screws and nut but specifying if they should be tight or not...
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Okay, So Everysight’s Reality Smartglasses Caught My Attention

December 7, 2016
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Okay, So Everysight’s Reality Smartglasses Caught My Attention

There is no shortage in the amount of new gadgets coming out on the market each month.  Even in the cycling world, I have seen so many new ideas flash across my screen this past year.  But when I heard about this one, it totally got excited in a techy good way. Seriously, this...
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Yes, Even Cyclists Need Hair And Skin Care

December 6, 2016
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Yes, Even Cyclists Need Hair And Skin Care

Cycling and hair and skin problems are a topic seldom discussed. This is not because things like wind burn, wearing a helmet for long hours in high humidity, and getting an abrasion after a fall don’t affect hair and skin health, but because it’s considered sissy stuff. In fact, even women who bike don’t...
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Custom Electric Chopper Bicycle

November 30, 2016
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Custom Electric Chopper Bicycle

I love bikes.  Of course, with a name like Loving the Bike that is pretty obvious.  But I love all kinds of bikes.  Even though I am a road cyclist, I also love coming across cool bikes of all styles and varieties. So, the other day I was driving in downtown Courtenay and I...
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Gearing up for Winter Cycling

November 22, 2016
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Gearing up for Winter Cycling

Gearing up for winter Now that the winter weather is well and truly with us, the thought of getting out on your bike may seem like a crazy idea. Firstly, the winter weather isn’t particularly good for your bike – mud and grit can damage the bearings, and nobody likes a mucky bike do...
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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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