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Duzer is Blowing Up

January 23, 2012
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This new People for Bikes video featuring my good buddy, Ryan van Duzer has totally blown up on the internet since being released a few days ago.  I’m sure you’ve already seen it because it’s everywhere right now, and I’m so happy that Ryan is getting such awesome exposure with it. Here it is,...
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Make it Happen Monday: Who I Be

January 23, 2012
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Make it Happen Monday: Who I Be

Who I Be…..A Personal Confession How well do you know yourself?  I recently decided to take part in a “Personal Confession” exercise to see how well I knew myself, and wanted to share my results in today’s Make it Happen Monday post.  You may know me as a guy who loves bicycles, and if...
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The Love Affair

January 20, 2012
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The Love Affair

Ever wonder how “The Love Affair” of cycling is seen through a “non-rider’s” eyes?  Today’s guest post by Vania Selvaggi just might be the most beautifully written cycling story ever written by a non-cyclist. Earlier this month, I read an awesome “non-cycling” article online and liked it so much that I asked the writer...
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#bikeschool: Selva from Hydrapak

January 19, 2012
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#bikeschool: Selva from Hydrapak

We’re posting this information on Hydrapak’s Selva so that our #bikeschool classmates can drop in and locate the correct answer to the question asked in class (Tonight – January 19th 2012)….think of it as a cycling tweet chat scavenger hunt. For any non-#bikeschoolers reading this, check out what the Selva has to offer and...
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Using P90X2 to Improve Your Cycling

January 18, 2012
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Using P90X2 to Improve Your Cycling

Note from Darryl: We didn’t participate in this historic day of people blacking out their websites.  To be honest, I haven’t even had a chance to see what all of this is about so I never had a chance to grab myself an opinion on it.  I’m definitely one for free speech and individuality which...
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Make it Happen Monday: One Big Breath

January 16, 2012
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Make it Happen Monday: One Big Breath

Right now in Austin we’re deep in the heart of cedar allergy season, and once again it’s wreaking havoc on my cycling lungs.  They call it “cedar fever” and a lot of people over here get knocked down pretty hard with the punch it packs each year. One of the things it does to...
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The iBert Safe-T-Seat

January 13, 2012
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The iBert Safe-T-Seat

Looking for a cool way to carry your infant on your bike?  You might want to check out the iBert Safe-T-Seat.  As some of you may know, I have a bike crazed baby in the house…and if you’d like to see how much he loves bikes, check out this video from last year’s TdF....
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Subscribe to Loving the Bike

January 12, 2012
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Subscribe to Loving the Bike

We invite you to subscribe to our Loving the Bike distribution list.  Believe me, I know you’re already bombarded with people and websites asking you to sign up for their mailing list so that they can build some sort of huge and ideal distribution list.  Up until recently I hadn’t been one to go...
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Let’s Talk Bikes and Travel

January 11, 2012
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As with all our “Let’s Talk” posts, this one will be built by you.  Give us everything you’ve got on the subject of Bikes and Travel.  Everything from your thoughts on the best places in the world to ride a bike to how to get your bike over there….and everything in between. Have a...
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Ask the Expert: Best Tool for Changing Tires on a Road Bike

January 10, 2012
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I have a question for your expert bicycle technician, what is the best tool for changing tires on a road bike? Our resident expert, Victor Jimenez from Bicycle Lab is back again with the answer found in the video below. If you have questions about the mechanics of your bike or improving the fit...
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Make it Happen Monday: Year of the ROCKSTAR

January 9, 2012
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Make it Happen Monday: Year of the ROCKSTAR

2012 may officially be the Year of the Dragon, but we’re deeming it the Year of the Rockstar.  If you caught some of my tweets leading up to the new year, you would have seen some pretty bold statements about all of us over at Loving the Bike (our readers, friends, contributors, teammates) achieving...
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Loving the Commute: Edition #2

January 6, 2012
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Loving the Commute: Edition #2

This is Edition two of a series on bicycle commuting by guest contributor, Aaron Madrid. These posts are all about Aaron’s experiences as a newcomer to commuting, and he’s here to share it with you.  We’re hoping this series will encourage you to become a commuter yourself?  Be sure to check out Loving the Commute:...
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Sugar Alternatives for Energy and Hydration

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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