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Let’s Talk About Riding in the Heat

August 15, 2012
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Give us your tips, suggestions, and comments about everything involved with cycling in the heat.  It’s August, and in many parts of the World it is smoking hot right now, so “Let’s Talk” about this subject and once again this post will be built by you. Have a look at this quick little video...
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Bike to Nowhere, to See Nothing

August 14, 2012
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Bike to Nowhere, to See Nothing

I came across this image today on Facebook and immediately shared it one our Loving the Bike page.  I feel that it’s such a beautiful yet simple statement about our love for the bike….and I just had to share it here on the website as well. There are several different motivational type cycling images/messages...
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Primal Wear Allowed Me to Ride With Bob Marley

August 14, 2012
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Primal Wear Allowed Me to Ride With Bob Marley

If you know me, you know there is a little piece of the great Bob Marley living inside this cycling body of mine.  I’ve talked about Bob many times, and even went on a search to see if Bob Marley rode a bike.  My road bike is named after him, and this website even...
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Is Something Keeping You Down?

August 13, 2012
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Is Something Keeping You Down?

Have you ever felt like a certain location or situation was keeping you down, and not allowing you to fully reach your goals?  As part of our Make it Happen Monday series I wanted to dive into this subject and talk about this widely discussed notion. I come from a prairie town in Canada...
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Breakfast of Cycling Champions WINNERS

August 11, 2012
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Breakfast of Cycling Champions WINNERS

With the help from our friends at Bike2Power, we recently held a cool little contest celebrating the breakfasts of all you cycling champions.  There were some nice creations sent in and the winners have been selected.  Thanks to Julia and the staff at Bike2Power for selecting the winners and explaining why they were selected....
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Commute Gear Talk Part 2

August 10, 2012
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Commute Gear Talk Part 2

It’s been a while since we have talked commuting gear in this little series so I thought it was time for an update.  It seems like there isn’t a day that goes by that some new and exciting piece of equipment that you simply must have is introduced to the market.  I blame Fancy...
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Climbing and the Power to Weight Ratio

August 8, 2012
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Climbing and the Power to Weight Ratio

I seem to always get comments about climbing and how my body type is ideal for battling the hills on my bike.  Being short and light is probably a big giveaway, and the reason for this is because of what’s known as the “Strength to Weight Ratio”….or what I like to call the Power...
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What If Tonight Was New Year’s Eve?

August 6, 2012
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What If Tonight Was New Year’s Eve?

It’s one night of the year when thoughts of hope, positive change, and celebration are lingering in the air all around the World.  On New Year’s Eve we get the opportunity to remember the year that was, pledge to make things better, and give toast to the year that will be. We are still...
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¡Viva La Bicicleta! – Why Do You Ride?

August 3, 2012
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Recently my friends over at Viva la Bicicleta asked some of their customers why they ride a bike and what it means to them.  They put it together in this spectacular little video and I wanted to share it with all of you. See what these four people had to say and then share...
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The Charity Ride

August 3, 2012
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The Charity Ride

There is definitely no shortage of charity rides that take place around the world each year, and I have to say that the Team LIVESTRONG Challenge is a personal favorite. One of our loyal Loving the Bike followers, Ashley Hill will be taking part in the LIVESTRONG Challenge in Philly on August 19th and she’s...
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Breakfast of Cycling Champions Contest

August 1, 2012
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Breakfast of Cycling Champions Contest

Send us a photo of your cycling inspired breakfast, or a description of what fuels you best….and Win. This is a fun little contest suggested to us by our friends over at Bike2Power, and I thought it was a pretty dang great idea.  I’m a firm believer that a great breakfast starts your day...
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Team LovingtheBike: National Bike Challenge Update

August 1, 2012
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Team LovingtheBike: National Bike Challenge Update

Team Loving the Bike: National Bike Challenge Update – July by Julie Starling July was a busy month for members of Team Loving the Bike in the National Bike Challenge.  But between summer storms with massive power outages, vacationing, kayaking, swimming, camping, and other hot-weather fun, we’ve still managed to get our biking in,...
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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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