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Pedaling for Safer Roads

November 10, 2012
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Pedaling for Safer Roads

We need safer streets for cycling worldwide, and my Austin friends over at the Please Be Kind to Cyclists organization is rising up and taking a stand on the issue. But this post is not only to inform Austin cyclists to take part in the upcoming Pedaling for Safer Roads event, it’s for cyclists...
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Top 4 Items for a Winter Bike Commute

November 9, 2012
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Top 4 Items for a Winter Bike Commute

It is pretty easy to get up in the morning, grab a cup-a-joe and hop on the bike to ride to work…when it’s warm out.  However, cold weather presents an entirely new group of challenges.  It seems like the colder it gets, the harder it is for me to just get out of bed,...
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Who Needs Socks?

November 7, 2012
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Who Needs Socks?

We’ve got a pile of cycling socks to give away from the guys over at Darn Tough Vermont, and would like to tell you a little about them as well. There’s no shortage of bike sock companies out there, but when I came across Darn Tough at Interbike I was impressed by the company and...
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British Cycling Success is Boosting Tourism

November 6, 2012
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British Cycling Success is Boosting Tourism

With the incredible success of Britain’s Bradley Wiggins last season, it’s no surprise that the Brits have got cycling fever and excited about being in France to witness the TdF first hand next year. British Cycling Success is Boosting Tourism  By Leandro Paragas Recent British success in world cycling has resulted in a very sudden...
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Shout Outs to @bicycleradio and the US Voters

November 6, 2012
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I’m back with another quick video from Grenada.  Not all that much to say this time, but seeing as it’s Tuesday (and US election day) I wanted to shout out to Sean and my friends at Bicycle Radio….plus all of you voting today. It’s an exciting day, worldwide.  Enjoy Your Ride.
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Checking in From Grenada

November 5, 2012
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It’s Make it Happen Monday over here at Loving the Bike, and Mrs. Loving the Bike did a great job at starting off the week with some beautiful words of wisdom.  I wanted to check in as well with a quick video post just before I made it happen with my first ride here...
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Mrs. Loving the Bike is Making it Happen

November 5, 2012
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Mrs. Loving the Bike is Making it Happen

I’m handing things over to Mrs. Loving the Bike who recently came up with some Make it Happen goodness that I just had to share.  I personally think these words of wisdom apply to life….on and off the bike: Thankful for the Bad by Amanda Thankful for failures, As I know they lead to...
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Goodbye Austin, Hello Grenada

November 2, 2012
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Goodbye Austin, Hello Grenada

As you read this blog post, I’m on my way to (another) new life.  This time it’s the Caribbean island of Grenada.  We’re sort of a Gypsy Family and have moved around countless times over the past 8 years….but this time I’m really planning on planting my feet in the sand and staying there...
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Making a Connection With Your Gels

October 31, 2012
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Making a Connection With Your Gels

I’m not saying that cyclists need to take energy gels or bloks, but if you’re going to take them I do feel that you need to use the ones that work best with your body. As I’ve said many times before, I don’t promote a product just because they support this website or pay...
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Florida Mountain biking on the Mala Compra Trail

October 30, 2012
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Florida Mountain biking on the Mala Compra Trail

I’m not exactly a mountain biker, but from what I know about it I wouldn’t expect Florida to be a hotspot for this sport. Last week we introduced a monthly mountain bike article from our friends at Singletracks, and it received a great response from our readers.  Greg will be back again each month...
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Electronic Free Day…on and off the Bike

October 29, 2012
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Electronic Free Day…on and off the Bike

Quite a while ago our Family decided to make Sundays an electronic free day, meaning we wouldn’t use the TV, Computer, Phone, or any other similar device.  We’re not generally electronic obsessed, but for this one day a week we make sure to keep them off and totally focus on quality Family time. It’s...
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Mountain Bike: Top 3 Tips

October 26, 2012
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Mountain Bike: Top 3 Tips

We’ve teamed up with the guys over at Singletracks.com so that we can start brining our readers more articles on Mountain Biking.  We try to cater to all types of riders of all levels and abilities here at Loving the Bike, but seeing as I’m primarily a road cyclist the focus tends to shift...
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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.

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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