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HIIT – Painful Fad or Incredible Training Trump Card?

May 10, 2013
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HIIT – Painful Fad or Incredible Training Trump Card?

How much do you know about HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) and how it can benefit your cycling?  Well, we’ve got Shane (the bike expert) in today with all the details. HIIT – Painful fad or incredible training trump card? Speed is an elusive quality for racers; we’re all in search of it and...
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Let’s Talk About Portable Hydration Products

May 8, 2013
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Yes, water is still the best source of hydration out there….but we want to hear what you have to say about portable hydration products.  Whether it’s a product like Nuun or any of the others out there…..what do you have to say about them? In this short video I ask you to leave your comments...
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Team #LovingtheBike does #30daysofbiking Winners

May 8, 2013
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Team #LovingtheBike does #30daysofbiking <b>Winners</b>

Last week we wrapped up another fantastic month of riding our bikes every single day as part of the #30daysofbiking event.  This is the third year that we’ve kicked things up a bit over here at Loving the Bike, and added an extra dimension with our points system. There was a lot of great riding...
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Dutch Delight: Cycling in Amsterdam

May 7, 2013
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Dutch Delight: Cycling in Amsterdam

I’ve been enjoying the guest articles we’ve put up lately that talk about cycling in various locations around the world.  This time, we’ve got a great guest post about where I call the world headquarters for cycling….Amsterdam. Cycling in Amsterdam When people go on holiday, they usually return home feeling bloated, worse for wear...
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The Power of a Name

May 6, 2013
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The Power of a Name

Have you ever thought about just how much power a certain name can have?  Along with that, does a powerful name provide a more powerful product? Okay, so a couple weeks ago a guy named Ky-mani Marley performed on Grenada’s sister island of Carriacou.  The name likely does not ring any bells for you….I know it...
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Assessing the Struggle

May 3, 2013
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Assessing the Struggle

I feel like I know my body pretty well, and my diet and routine are disturbingly the same each and every day….so when my performance on the bike changes, it makes me start to wonder what’s going on. For the past couple weeks I’ve felt off, and I’m not biking up to what my...
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Asylum Cycles uses Crowd Supply to Launch Bike Company

May 1, 2013
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Asylum Cycles uses Crowd Supply to Launch Bike Company

If you have even the slightest interest in cross bikes, you’ve absolutely got to read this.  Today we’re laying down a guest post from Patrick of Asylum Cycles….and he’s here to tell you all about the cool and unique way this bike company is launching their brand. Oh, and if you help back them...
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Cycling in Switzerland

April 30, 2013
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Cycling in Switzerland

Although a couple of my best friends are from Switzerland, we never have discussed what the cycling is like over there.  But this great little guest post helped introduce me to what riding is like there, and I hope you enjoy it as well Cycling in Switzerland Just a stone’s throw away from capital...
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Let’s Talk About Achieving Goals

April 29, 2013
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I just witnessed the most amazing sunset and checked off a life goal at the same time.  So I just had to quickly put up a “Let’s Talk” video to share it all. Have a look and then post your experience of achieving goals (on and off the bike), or sharing a goal you...
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The Bike Literally Saved Joel’s Life

April 29, 2013
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The Bike Literally Saved Joel’s Life

When Joel agreed to share his amazing and captivating story of how the bike saved him from taking his own life, I knew right away that this was going to be something that our readers would find so compelling. I’m honored to present this very personal post by our newest Loving the Bike team...
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Let’s Talk Mountain Bikes

April 26, 2013
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It’s another one of our Let’s Talk features, and my good friend Shawn is in to get you talking about mountain bikes. Shawn runs the website, www.texasmountainbiketrails.com and in this video he poses an interesting question to all of you….especially if you’re primarily a road cyclist. Oh, and Shawn just happens to be a...
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The Bambike- An Eco-Friendly Product Using Sustainable Building Practices and Renewable Materials

April 25, 2013
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The Bambike- An Eco-Friendly Product Using Sustainable Building Practices and Renewable Materials

We have a guest writer in today to give his views on the environment, public transport, and the bicycle.  He also talks about how the Bambike is doing it’s part to help our world. The Bambike by Andres P. Ong The problem of global warming is worsening each and every day. Despite sanctions and attempts to...
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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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