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TdF Stage Riders Raise Money for Charity

August 27, 2013
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TdF Stage Riders Raise Money for Charity

A group of riders recently took part in a fantastic dream ride all in the name of charity.  I must say that I’m quite jealous of these lucky cyclists.  Not only did they do a great thing for the Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research charity, but they also got to cycle a route that I...
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Monday Can Be Easy Like Sunday Morning

August 26, 2013
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Monday Can Be Easy Like Sunday Morning

Mondays seem to have a bad wrap.  So many people wake up with the “oh man, it’s Monday” attitude and need an extra kick or nudge to get going. This is one of the reasons we came up with our “Make it Happen” Monday posts.  They are intended to help get any of you...
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A New Domination in Pro Cycling

August 23, 2013
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A New Domination in Pro Cycling

There’s been a change recently in the sport of pro cycling.  Over the past couple years, the focus has been on performance enhancing drugs…..but the fact that there’s a new domination taking place is the real story. Royston from Knights of Mo’Bay cycling clothing and accessories is here with his thoughts and predictions. The...
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Unconfined

August 21, 2013
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Unconfined

We never seem to get overly artsy here at Loving the Bike, so when my Twitter pal @soozed said she’d be interested in posting a picture and text each month from one of her rides…..I knew it would help provide this sort of content. Here’s the first in what I hope is many more...
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Companion Bike Seats Help Redefine the Bicycle as a Multi-passenger Vehicle

August 21, 2013
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Companion Bike Seats Help Redefine the Bicycle as a Multi-passenger Vehicle

What do you think about carrying a passenger with you on the bike when you’re commuting?  Well, Paul O’Leary is here to tell you about the Companion Bike Seat. Companion Bike Seats by Paul O’Leary Motorcycles have room for two, so why not bicycles too? Well now they do! San Francisco-based Companion Bike Seats has...
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Pick Up and Delivery by Bicycle

August 16, 2013
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Pick Up and Delivery by Bicycle

I might not have mentioned it enough times in the past, but I’m the proud owner of a bicycle café in the Caribbean called Mocha Spoke.  I also commute to work by bike 99% of the time….so my work life is pretty much as bikey as possible. During the day we’re quite often in need...
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The Man-Bicycle Basket

August 14, 2013
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The Man-Bicycle Basket

Front baskets on your bicycle are only for pretty girls riding along in pretty dresses, right?  Hmmmm…Can it be cool for men to have a front basket on their bike? Although I don’t currently have one on my bike, I say Yes.  With all the options available for bike baskets these days, it’s easy...
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Loving the Race

August 13, 2013
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Loving the Race

We’ve got a new teammate here at Loving the Bike, and her name is Ashley Irving.  Find out more about her by checking out Ashley’s bio, and watch for her posts coming at you each week here on the site.  To start things off, she’s here to tell you about racing at the Tokeneke...
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Are You a Piler or Filer?

August 12, 2013
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Are You a Piler or Filer?

The terminology of Piler vs Filer might be mostly used to describe personality traits or organizational skills, but I think it can be applied to cycling as well. It all began when I was building Lego with my 7 year old Son.  I had all the little pieces organized in bags so that he...
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A Minimal Bicycle Tour Across America

August 11, 2013
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A Minimal Bicycle Tour Across America

Back in May we introduced you to a guy named Rob Greenfield who was cycling across the United States to promote sustainability.  During this summer we’ve followed along and posted updates from his trip.  Although I didn’t know much about him then, I now consider him a friend….as well as an inspiration and incredible human...
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Bicycles Highlighted on New Travel Channel Series

August 9, 2013
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Bicycles Highlighted on New Travel Channel Series

Bicycles have not been given enough screen time on television programs, but thanks to Ryan van Duzer that’s about to change. You’ve seen me post about Ryan several times here on Loving the Bike.  Over the past few years he’s become a good friend and I consider him one of the greatest bicycle advocacy...
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I’m Still Proudly Repping Texas

August 7, 2013
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I’m Still Proudly Repping Texas

My Family and I lived a total of 3 years in the beautiful city of Austin, Texas.  That equates to only about 7% of my life….but it was enough for me to consider it home.  Even though we’re Canadians, my entire Family actually considers it home. I miss the city, the bike culture, and...
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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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