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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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Clear

September 30, 2013
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It is one simple word, but something I use to get my mind back on track……on and off the bike.  Clear. I seem to get all up in my head way more than I should.  What I mean by that is I think too much.  Yeah, my head is always full of all sorts...
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The Road to Cyclocross

September 25, 2013
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The Road to Cyclocross

Yesterday we posted about a road cyclist moving into the world on cyclocross, but we wanted to provide further information and tips on this subject.  We feel it’s on the minds of so many of you out there, and the more information you receive the better. Our friend Karen Lynn from Sip, Clip, and Go...
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A Road Cyclist Enters the World of Cross Bike

September 24, 2013
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A Road Cyclist Enters the World of Cross Bike

Over the past few years, cyclocross has continued to grow in popularity and this type of cycling has definitely grabbed my attention.  But until now, it has always just been something that interests me. All over the world, there are road cyclists making the move to cross bikes (aka cx or cyclocross).  Some get...
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United Kingdom: The Lake District by Bike

September 23, 2013
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United Kingdom: The Lake District by Bike

The UK is home to a myriad of National Parks, which is something I didn’t know until recently.  Many of the parks have something which makes them stand out from the others – the Yorkshire Dales has its rolling hills, the Peak District has its caves and Dartmoor has its forests.  As for the United Kingdom Lake...
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WDYWTDBYD?

September 23, 2013
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WDYWTDBYD?

What do you want to do before you die?  It’s the million dollar question, but how many of you have thought about it enough to know exactly what would go on your list? Some call it the “Bucket List”, others just call them goals.  Whatever you label it as, it’s the list that will...
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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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