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How to loosen a stuck link on a bicycle chain

December 20, 2011
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I would like to know how to get a stuck link fixed on my bike chain.  Please help me. We’re back again with another answer to your bicycle tech questions.  This question came in, and our resident bike expert and professional bike fit guru, Victor from Bicycle Lab is here to help: If you...
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Make it Happen Monday: Be a Positive Contributor

December 19, 2011
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Make it Happen Monday: Be a Positive Contributor

Our good friend, Eric brings his wisdom and talks about being a positive contributor to society in today’s Make it Happen Monday post. Be a Positive Contributor by Eric Hutchins I am a huge fan of the Lovingthebike site and of Darryl, its creator.  He recently asked me to guest blog about what the...
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Bart Yasso: A Running Icon Talks Cycling

December 14, 2011
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Bart Yasso: A Running Icon Talks Cycling

Bart Yasso may be known as more of a runner than a cyclist, but this running idol says that “Riding my bike cross country is by far my favorite athletic achievement.  I wasn’t out there trying to set any records.  Just riding solo enjoying the natural beauty, diverse landscape and friendly people.” I had...
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Make it Happen Monday: The Holstee Manifesto

December 12, 2011
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Make it Happen Monday: The Holstee Manifesto

I’m going to let a great video and manifesto image from a company called Holstee do the talking today. This company believes in the same things we do over here at Loving the Bike, and they have a great way of expressing it.  Check out their manifesto and then watch their inspiring bikey video...
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A Cyclist Crashes “The Running Event” Party

December 10, 2011
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A Cyclist Crashes “The Running Event” Party

Austin has been invaded by thousands of #runnerds this week as the National Running Expo called “The Running Event” rolled into town.  I’m a cyclist, right? So what would I want with a running event?  Well, an expo of this magnitude brought with it a bunch of fantastic companies that cater to both the...
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Loving the Commute: Edition #1

December 9, 2011
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Loving the Commute: Edition #1

This is the first instalment of a series on bicycle commuting by guest contributor, Aaron Madrid. Who better than a newcomer to the world of commuting to talk about their experiences and suggestions to get you doing the same? Loving the Commute by Aaron Madrid While we are all confident that eventually the great...
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Loving the BITE: Sesame-Soy Stir Fry

December 8, 2011
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Loving the BITE: Sesame-Soy Stir Fry

Sometimes big things come in little packages.  This is certainly the case with this week’s key ingredient.  Big-time nourishment comes from a tiny sesame seed.  Nourishment that can help cyclists with stamina, achy joints and migraines associated with electrolyte depletion.  They’ve certainly stood the test of time, dating back to as early as 1600...
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Let’s Talk…Trainers and Rollers

December 7, 2011
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What motivates you to crank out the miles on a Trainer or Rollers?  In our “Let’s Talk” series for this month we’re discussing trainers and rollers and everything that goes along with them.  What tips or suggestions do you have to make riding indoors more exciting?  What brands or models do you recommend?  What...
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Breaking the World Record for Testicular Cancer Awareness

December 6, 2011
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Breaking the World Record for Testicular Cancer Awareness

BTB Sunglasses and the Testicular Cancer Society are out to break a world record in an effort to spread awareness about testicular cancer.  The goal is to donate 8290 sports balls (the number of men diagnosed with testicular cancer every year) within 24 hours.  Doing so will break the world record for this sort...
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Look Who’s Loving the Bike: December 2011

December 3, 2011
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Look Who’s Loving the Bike: December 2011

At the top of each month we like to feature the amazing stories and memories of people who are loving the bike.  Please take a look at what our December 2011 lovers have to say.  Hey…..and we’d love to hear from you as well.  Feel free to submit your “Look Who’s Loving the Bike” story...
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Who is the Best Bike Mechanic?

December 2, 2011
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Who is the Best Bike Mechanic?

Who do you feel is the best bike mechanic out there?  We all love our bikes, right….so when it comes time to get them serviced we don’t trust just anyone to do the job.  Some of you out there are knowledgable enough to do your own repairs, but for most cyclists we need to...
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#bikeschool: Win a Pearl Izumi Elite Barrier Jacket

December 1, 2011
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#bikeschool: Win a Pearl Izumi Elite Barrier Jacket

Hey #bikeschool classmates, here’s your chance to pick up an incredible Elite Barrier cycling jacket from Pearl Izumi.  It’s available in both Men’s and Women’s sizes, comes in seven different color options, and is described as: Wind-proof and water resistant, this comfortable and breathable Barrier Jacket provides lightweight, packable protection from a wide range of...
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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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Please send us your questions for our Expert Sports Nutritionist, Kelli Jennings to “Ask the Sports Nutritionist“. Kelli Jennings is a Registered Dietitian with a passion for healthy eating, wellness, & sports nutrition. For more information go to www.apexnutritionllc.com.

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