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Tell Us Your Loving the Bike Story

February 2, 2013
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Tell Us Your <em>Loving the Bike</em> Story

Are you Loving the Bike?  We want to hear all about it. Ever since we started this cycling lifestyle website (which turns 3 in just a few days), we’ve had a monthly feature called “Look Who’s Loving the Bike“.  It’s been our reader’s chance to tell us a little story about why they love...
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3 Tips for Getting your Bike Through the Winter Commuting Season:

February 1, 2013
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3 Tips for Getting your Bike Through the Winter Commuting Season:

So you are hardcore enough to brave the elements this winter and ride to work.  Good for you!  It’s so much more difficult to motivate yourself to ride in the morning when you know that Mother Nature is not going to gently embrace you with a thousand warm kisses of the sunrise.  No instead,...
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Awakening the Flat Tire Gods

January 30, 2013
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Awakening the Flat Tire Gods

Has anyone ever warned you about awakening the bicycle flat tire Gods?  Heed their advice, because I just found out that this is for real. Yeah, you’ve more than likely had a situation where you’re talking about how long it’s been since you had a flat tire….and then been immediately warned not to bring...
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Help Kranky Cycles

January 29, 2013
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Help Kranky Cycles

Always willing to help a fellow cyclist in need, we’ve put up this guest post by Roger Sherman who is on a mission to save his favorite bike shop that was recently destroyed by Hurricane Sandy.  So far they’ve raised $4,590.00, on their way to a goal of $15,000. Please Help Kranky Cycles by Roger...
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Washing My Cycling Kit….Old School Style

January 29, 2013
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Washing My Cycling Kit….Old School Style

What’s your cycling kit washing routine?  I thought I’d give you a quick behind the scenes look at what I do here in Grenada.  Here’s my old school kit washing video with all the details.  
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Let’s Talk About Percent Grade and Climbs

January 28, 2013
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Let’s Talk About Percent Grade and Climbs

This is your chance to share your percent grade cycling stories and comments with us.  This is a bonus, “Let’s Talk“, post but I’m posting this now because I really wanted to find out more about your hill climbing and the percent grade of the hills around the areas you cycle. Have a look...
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Our Make it Happen Lifestyle Choices for a Healthy 2013

January 28, 2013
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Our Make it Happen Lifestyle Choices for a Healthy 2013

As a Loving the Bike fitness dude who loves to make sure his family is eating and living healthy, it’s sometimes difficult to keep things totally on track. So how do we “make it happen” in the healthy living department? Well here’s our list of 5 small steps that we’re doing so that we...
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Riding a Trainer in Paradise?

January 25, 2013
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Riding a Trainer in Paradise?

When you live on the tropical Caribbean island of Grenada, why would you ever want to ride inside on a trainer?  Well, if you’re me….you don’t. I’ve written many times before how I just can’t get into riding my bike indoors on a trainer.  I guess that’s a major reason why I’ve done what...
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Tour Down Under: Stage 3 Updates

January 24, 2013
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Tour Down Under: Stage 3 Updates

Our friend James Hopping is hanging out at the Tour Down Under this week and has supplied us with a few pictures and comments from Stage 3.  Yeah, I’m just a little jealous of James, but happy to have him providing this update. TDU: Stage 3 by James Hopping This is a picture I...
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Let’s Talk About How Much You Need to Know

January 23, 2013
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We all love cycling, right?  But how much do we really need to know about our sport and industry?  As part of our regular “Let’s Talk” feature, we’re asking you to provide feedback on how much you feel a cyclist really needs to know including your thoughts on pro cycling, technology, and anything else...
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43 Nuggets of Wisdom From Someone Who Knows

January 21, 2013
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43 Nuggets of Wisdom From Someone Who Knows

For the past couple weeks I’ve seen these life lessons from Regina Brett floating around social media.  It explains that she’s a 90 year old woman who is here to share with us her wisdom.  Well, with many things on Facebook….what’s posted isn’t always the total truth.  I dug into it a little and...
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A Lifelong Commitment to the Bike

January 18, 2013
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A Lifelong Commitment to the Bike

Do you have a lifelong commitment to the Bike?  I received a comment to our 2013 “#LuckyYear” post from Derrick Fogle who explained his “lifelong commitment”.  I liked the sound of it and immediately asked if he’d be interested in supplying a guest post on the subject.  He jumped at my suggestion, and I’m...
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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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