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Locking Your Bicycle 101

December 12, 2012
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Locking Your Bicycle 101

You’d think that selecting a lock and using it to keep your bike safe would be a fairly basic thing, but there’s a lot more to it.  The crew over at Kryptonite are taking it upon themselves to make sure that cyclists make informed decisions with their bike security, and we’re here to help...
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The Rays of Wisdom

December 10, 2012
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The Rays of Wisdom

I receive a lot of e-mails and comments from people telling me how much they love the Make it Happen Monday posts that we put up each week here on Loving the Bike.  The intention is for us to kick off each week with some motivation that will hopefully help our readers get things...
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Last Minute Caribbean Cycling Getaway: Christmas 2012

December 7, 2012
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Last Minute Caribbean Cycling Getaway: Christmas 2012

If you don’t yet have plans for Christmas, and would like to spend the week of December 23 to 30th on the beautiful Caribbean island of Grenada….we’ve got a fantastic bike adventure for you. As you know, I’m now living on the island of Grenada and running a bicycle cafe, tour, and rental business.  Along...
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Developing a Love for Mountain Biking

December 7, 2012
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Developing a Love for Mountain Biking

In October we kicked off our monthly mountain bike feature with a rockstar post by Greg from Singletracks, and he told us all about his top 3 mountain bike tips.  Then in November he told gave us 3 reasons why winter in mtb season. Greg will be back with another post later this month,...
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“Why VW” Matters Campaign Features Cycling

December 6, 2012
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“Why VW” Matters Campaign Features Cycling

Volkswagen of America has launched a new Why VW campaign and social media platform that captures and shares the stories of Volkswagen owners and fans in a whole new way. Why VW showcases simple, human moments of people of all walks of life sharing their values.  The content is divided in two sections: Values and Stories. The Values section...
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Let’s Talk About the Other Things You Love

December 5, 2012
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Yes, this site is called Loving the Bike and I know we all love cycling very much.  But for this month’s Let’s Talk feature, we want you to tell us about other fun and adventurous activities that you love as well. Maybe there aren’t any others, and that’s cool as well.  But we want...
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Magic Found in an Early Morning Ride

December 3, 2012
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Magic Found in an Early Morning Ride

Wonder – To believe in life is to see the beauty and wonder around us, and to hold close the magic of it all. As I sit here this morning I feel as if my day has been complete.  For some reason, I was totally awake at 5AM but laid in bed just a...
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Look Who’s Loving the Bike: December 2012

December 1, 2012
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Look Who’s Loving the Bike: December 2012

As we head into our last month of 2012, here’s a few people who are sharing their Loving the Bike stories with us. At the top of each month we like to feature the amazing stories and memories of people who are loving the bike.  Please take a look at what these lovers have...
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3 Reasons Why Winter is Mountain Biking Season

November 30, 2012
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3 Reasons Why Winter is Mountain Biking Season

We’re here with another segment in our mountain bike monthly feature….this time Greg from Singletracks is here to give you 3 reasons why winter is mountain biking season. 3 Reasons Why Winter is Mountain Biking Season by Greg Heil My road biking compatriots tell me that we have some of the best road riding...
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My Next Big Thing

November 29, 2012
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My Next Big Thing

One of the first people I started following when I jumped into the world of social media was an amazing family who was cycling from Alaska to Argentina.  The Vogel family, otherwise known as Family on Bikes, were doing something that I thought was absolutely incredible and over the years I’ve become friends with...
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Lighting It Up

November 28, 2012
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Lighting It Up

You’ve never seen me review bicycle lights here before, and that’s because I don’t ride at dusk, dawn, or in the dark…..until now. When we were living in Austin (and in Canada prior to that), I was able to ride pretty much when I wanted to and always had tons of sunlight shining on...
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What Inspires You?

November 26, 2012
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What Inspires You?

I think it’s safe to say that inspiration and motivation are basically synonymous words that work together to help each and every one of us make it happen. If this is so, what are the ingredients that go into the whole inspiration/motivation melting pot?  Hold on a minute, don’t answer that quite yet. Each...
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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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