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Faith….on and off the bike

February 11, 2013
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Faith….on and off the bike

Sometimes you just have to throw it all out there to the Universe and have faith that everything will work out fine….both on and off the bike. Have you ever ridden your bike into traffic?  You know, riding towards oncoming traffic instead of having it come from behind you.  I don’t recommend you doing...
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That Ain’t Suffering

February 8, 2013
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That Ain’t Suffering

The word “Suffering” seems to be in the vocabulary of most cyclists, and generally seems to fit our sport quite well.  Heck, the guys over at The Sufferfest have even created the Tour of Sufferlandria for cyclists to join in the suffering from their pain cave. I’ve totally bought into the term and find...
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Five Brilliant Accessories for your Bike

February 8, 2013
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Five Brilliant Accessories for your Bike

This bike accessories post is a paid article by the folks at Money Matters, the Sainsbury’s Bank blog. 5 Brilliant Accessories for your Bike Does my bike look good in this? Have you seen my new bike gadget? High spec road bikes can be adorned with many extras to make them look the part, yet...
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A Lot Has Happened in 3 Years…on and off the Bike

February 6, 2013
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A Lot Has Happened in 3 Years…on and off the Bike

Can you believe that Loving the Bike is heading into its third year of cycling blogging?  Yep, it was back on February 6th 2010 that we launched our cycling lifestyle website and the world has been a better place ever since.  Okay, well I’m not sure about that….but it sure has done a lot...
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A Soft Touch over Muscle

February 4, 2013
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A Soft Touch over Muscle

I’ve learned the hard way that bicycle repair takes a whole lot of finesse, and not too much muscle.  Yeah, you know what I’m talking about right? Tightening a carbon seat post, adjusting shifter cables, and pretty much everything else on a bicycle requires a soft touch or else you just might do more...
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Tell Us Your Loving the Bike Story

February 2, 2013
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Tell Us Your <em>Loving the Bike</em> Story

Are you Loving the Bike?  We want to hear all about it. Ever since we started this cycling lifestyle website (which turns 3 in just a few days), we’ve had a monthly feature called “Look Who’s Loving the Bike“.  It’s been our reader’s chance to tell us a little story about why they love...
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3 Tips for Getting your Bike Through the Winter Commuting Season:

February 1, 2013
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3 Tips for Getting your Bike Through the Winter Commuting Season:

So you are hardcore enough to brave the elements this winter and ride to work.  Good for you!  It’s so much more difficult to motivate yourself to ride in the morning when you know that Mother Nature is not going to gently embrace you with a thousand warm kisses of the sunrise.  No instead,...
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Awakening the Flat Tire Gods

January 30, 2013
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Awakening the Flat Tire Gods

Has anyone ever warned you about awakening the bicycle flat tire Gods?  Heed their advice, because I just found out that this is for real. Yeah, you’ve more than likely had a situation where you’re talking about how long it’s been since you had a flat tire….and then been immediately warned not to bring...
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Help Kranky Cycles

January 29, 2013
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Help Kranky Cycles

Always willing to help a fellow cyclist in need, we’ve put up this guest post by Roger Sherman who is on a mission to save his favorite bike shop that was recently destroyed by Hurricane Sandy.  So far they’ve raised $4,590.00, on their way to a goal of $15,000. Please Help Kranky Cycles by Roger...
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Washing My Cycling Kit….Old School Style

January 29, 2013
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Washing My Cycling Kit….Old School Style

What’s your cycling kit washing routine?  I thought I’d give you a quick behind the scenes look at what I do here in Grenada.  Here’s my old school kit washing video with all the details.  
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Let’s Talk About Percent Grade and Climbs

January 28, 2013
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Let’s Talk About Percent Grade and Climbs

This is your chance to share your percent grade cycling stories and comments with us.  This is a bonus, “Let’s Talk“, post but I’m posting this now because I really wanted to find out more about your hill climbing and the percent grade of the hills around the areas you cycle. Have a look...
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Our Make it Happen Lifestyle Choices for a Healthy 2013

January 28, 2013
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Our Make it Happen Lifestyle Choices for a Healthy 2013

As a Loving the Bike fitness dude who loves to make sure his family is eating and living healthy, it’s sometimes difficult to keep things totally on track. So how do we “make it happen” in the healthy living department? Well here’s our list of 5 small steps that we’re doing so that we...
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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.

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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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