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Pack On 20% More Weight, and Ride

September 11, 2013
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Pack On 20% More Weight, and Ride

Do you know what it feels like to ride a bike as someone heavier than you currently are?  Yeah, kind of a strange question. The other day I rode my mountain bike to Mocha Spoke and then from there I rode off carrying an additional 20 pounds of stuff in my backpack.  I rode...
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#bikeschool is Circling the World

September 10, 2013
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#bikeschool is Circling the World

During the month of September, the #bikeschool twitter chat is going around the world by having a different “professor” from a different location each week.  It’s a great idea by our very own, Marty Boyd, who has been making sure the most awesome hour on Twitter continues to dominate and bring all cyclists together.  It...
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Day and Night

September 6, 2013
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Day and Night

We’ve got another beautifully painted ride report and photo from @soozed….and we’d like to officially introduce her as one of our Loving the Bike team members.  Yes, she’ll be posting on a regular basis over here and I’m so excited about it. Day and Night by Suzanne Deveney Black and white. Good and evil....
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Showers Pass and Nutcase Un-Review

September 4, 2013
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Showers Pass and Nutcase Un-Review

How do you write a review when you like a product, but haven’t actually tried it out for yourself?  Well, I’ve had a couple items around here that I just haven’t been able to put a review together for….because I haven’t personally used them. So here it goes….my un-review. Nutcase Bell I love the...
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Beach Therapy

September 2, 2013
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Beach Therapy

There’s no therapy like Beach Therapy…..yeah, that coming from a guy who grew up in the land locked province of Saskatchewan. I’ve always had the ocean in my soul and absolutely believe in living with the sand beneath my toes, but for most of my life I’ve lived outside of this reality.  But now...
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Saving the World on LaSalle Street

August 30, 2013
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Saving the World on LaSalle Street

I’m pleased to once again bring you a fantastically artsy post with a true bicycle flair.  Here’s this week’s ride as seen through the eyes of @soozed. LaSalle Street by Suzanne Deveney I love to wake up early on Sunday morning and ride into downtown. For a brief moment in time, these streets −...
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Tips on Betting on Tour de France and Other Pro Cycling Races

August 29, 2013
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Tips on Betting on Tour de France and Other Pro Cycling Races

If you’re someone who likes to bet or gamble, there are endless opportunities to put your money down on a winner.  Like it or not, there are opportunities to place bets when it comes to pro cycling as well.  This is an interesting article with information on what goes on in the world of...
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Let’s Talk About The Release

August 28, 2013
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Cycling can be one of the best releasers from day to day stress, but what if you need something else to act as The Release?  In this edition of Let’s Talk, I’d like your help in building the post by commenting on a couple different things.  First, tell us about the other releasers in your life...
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TdF Stage Riders Raise Money for Charity

August 27, 2013
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TdF Stage Riders Raise Money for Charity

A group of riders recently took part in a fantastic dream ride all in the name of charity.  I must say that I’m quite jealous of these lucky cyclists.  Not only did they do a great thing for the Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research charity, but they also got to cycle a route that I...
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Monday Can Be Easy Like Sunday Morning

August 26, 2013
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Monday Can Be Easy Like Sunday Morning

Mondays seem to have a bad wrap.  So many people wake up with the “oh man, it’s Monday” attitude and need an extra kick or nudge to get going. This is one of the reasons we came up with our “Make it Happen” Monday posts.  They are intended to help get any of you...
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A New Domination in Pro Cycling

August 23, 2013
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A New Domination in Pro Cycling

There’s been a change recently in the sport of pro cycling.  Over the past couple years, the focus has been on performance enhancing drugs…..but the fact that there’s a new domination taking place is the real story. Royston from Knights of Mo’Bay cycling clothing and accessories is here with his thoughts and predictions. The...
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Unconfined

August 21, 2013
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Unconfined

We never seem to get overly artsy here at Loving the Bike, so when my Twitter pal @soozed said she’d be interested in posting a picture and text each month from one of her rides…..I knew it would help provide this sort of content. Here’s the first in what I hope is many more...
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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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