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Lifestyle Hacking Makes Me Happy

March 25, 2013
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Lifestyle Hacking Makes Me Happy

This post was inspired by the coolest 13-year-old I know….his name is Logan LaPlante and he’s the creator of what he calls Hackschooling. If I was still a kid going to school, I would most definitely be asking my Parents if I could follow in Logan’s footsteps and be a Hackschooler just like him.  I’m totally serious that these...
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Grenada by Bike: Mocha Spoke

March 22, 2013
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I remembered to grab my video camera before taking off for a ride, and this time I stop in at Mocha Spoke for another segment in our “Grenada by Bike” feature. Please excuse the fact that I cut off the top of my head once again in the video.  I either need to practice...
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Hottest Piece of Ass Photo Contest

March 20, 2013
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Hottest Piece of Ass Photo Contest

Okay, so who’s butt looks best in a pair of cycling shorts or bibs?  Which booty looks the nicest in commuter or mountain bike shorts?  Who’s got the hottest piece of ass? Yeah, this contest is so hot it was in serious need of a name with attitude.  We’re looking for photos of the...
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What’s Your Number 1 Motivator to Ride?

March 18, 2013
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What’s Your Number 1 Motivator to Ride?

Even if you’re loving the bike, there may be days when you require some extra motivation to get out there and ride.  Maybe it’s because you’re having a busy day, not feeling 100%, or just not as psyched as you usually are.  Whatever the reason, there’s likely going to be days when you have to...
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Aaron West is Loving the Hills

March 15, 2013
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Aaron West is Loving the Hills

Thanks to Aaron West for supplying this guest post about his love for climbing hills on the bike.  I hope you all enjoy his story: Loving the Hills by Aaron West As the group huddles together in a circle before heading out on the evening ride, the leader asks everyone where they’d like to...
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Let’s Talk Cycling Shorts vs Bibs

March 13, 2013
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Here’s a real basic topic for you…..cycling shorts or bibs?  As with all our “Let’s Talk” posts, we ask you to create the content by leaving your comments, opinions, and tips on anything to do with this topic. Have a quick watch of the video, or just skip on down to the bottom and...
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Make it Happen Overload

March 11, 2013
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Make it Happen Overload

Each Monday we put up a Make it Happen post and do what we can to help motivate and kickstart everyone into having a fantastic week….on and off the Bike.  But what do you do when you’re experiencing Make it Happen Overload? I’m not saying I’m always on top of things, but I’m the...
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Where The Wild Things Ride

March 8, 2013
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Where The Wild Things Ride

My good friend, Shawn from Texas Mountain Bike Trails, is in to tell you about one of the reasons he loves riding a mountain bike.  He shares some great insight and a list of interesting things he’s come across while riding trails.  Enjoy. Where The Wild Things Ride by Shawn McAfee We’re all about...
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A Plea to Motorists

March 6, 2013
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A Plea to Motorists

I’ve totally had it with drivers and vehicles on the road.  The time is now for something to be done and it’s up to every one of us to make the roads safer. This is the most important video I’ve ever done, and I invite you to watch and then share my plea to...
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No Limits

March 4, 2013
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No Limits

It doesn’t matter who you are, or what kind of cyclist you aspire to be….there are no limits in getting you to where you want to go. As with all our Make it Happen Monday posts here at Loving the Bike, this one is intended to motivate and push you to do great things….on...
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Darryl Hagen is Loving the Bike

March 2, 2013
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Darryl Hagen is Loving the Bike

Every so often we like to feature one of our readers and their Loving the Bike story.  This one comes from Darryl Hagen and here’s what he has to say: “Eight years ago I moved from Vancouver to Toronto.  In Van, I commuted by bike everyday and rode the North Shore 3 times a...
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Team #LovingtheBike does #30daysofbiking 2013

March 1, 2013
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Team #LovingtheBike does #30daysofbiking 2013

It’s time once again for #30daysofbiking, and 30 days of good times on your bike.  About the only thing better than spending April riding your bike all 30 days, is being a part of Team #LovingtheBike and all the goodness that comes along with it. For the past two years we’ve taken part in...
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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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