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I Am a Cyclist of the World

August 27, 2012
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I Am a Cyclist of the World

I recently posted about how I (as a Canadian living in the United States) celebrated the Fourth of July on and off my bike.  Along with having a great Independence Day ride, our Family spent some time at the local celebration going on in our neighborhood.  Most of the people around here know that...
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Cycling Didn’t Just Die

August 24, 2012
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Cycling Didn’t Just Die

When I heard the news of Lance Armstrong getting stripped of his titles and being banned from cycling last night, my heart sank.  Sure I’m a fan of this incredible cycling legend and was saddened for him, but my thoughts were more directed towards what this was going to do for the sport of...
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Time

August 24, 2012
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Time

If finding the time were not an issue, we’d all ride 500 miles a week…right?  Unfortunately, most of us have to squeeze in our rides between work, family, and other commitments we have in our lives.  I am fortunate to get out for quite a few miles each week…..but it’s funny, the more I...
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Bicycle Iron Case For Airline (and Vehicle) Transportation

August 22, 2012
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Bicycle Iron Case For Airline (and Vehicle) Transportation

There are countless articles and videos telling you how to pack up your bike, and which bike cases are best for transportation…but I’d like to go over a few of the more subtle details. The good folks at Tricosports recently sent me an Iron Case to use for my bike traveling needs.  It came...
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Cool Cycling Analysis from Training Peaks and the USA Pro Challenge

August 21, 2012
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Cool Cycling Analysis from Training Peaks and the USA Pro Challenge

If you’re following the USA Pro Cycling Challenge this week, you just might want to check out what Training Peaks is doing to help bring another dimension to the race. Training Peaks is the official race data partner for the USA Pro Challenge and this year they are offering us all the chance to get...
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I’m letting Jason Mraz sit in today

August 20, 2012
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I’m letting Jason Mraz sit in today

I’ve always been a lover of music and totally enjoy being able to get some wisdom out of what I’m listening to.  The new CD by Jason Mraz has a bunch of positive music on it, but one song in particular always seems to ground me and re-remind me of what I should be...
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Revisiting Our Product Reviews

August 17, 2012
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Revisiting Our Product Reviews

Pretty much every product review we’ve done has went up on the site after only trying the item out very briefly….so I’m back again to revisit some of these reviews and provide my feedback now that I’ve been able to give them a more thorough trial. Shot Roks – Review Done on May 28,...
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Loving the Bike Jersey and Kits: Round Two

August 15, 2012
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Loving the Bike Jersey and Kits: Round Two

We’re doing one more round of orders for the 2012 Loving the Bike Jersey and Kit.  Our first round went so well that we’re offering up a second round of orders to anyone who missed out.  After posting some pictures of these hot, hot, hot kits designed by our very own Stevie Dexter there...
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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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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.

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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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