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Six Outstanding Family Cycling Trails in Devon

January 20, 2016
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Six Outstanding Family Cycling Trails in Devon

Devon – if you can’t be lucky enough to live there, you might as well get a taste with a holiday! One of the most stunning and culturally-rich regions of the UK, it’s easy to see why people fall in love with Devon. For families in particular, it’s difficult to think of anywhere that...
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The Best All Inclusive Destinations for Summer

January 20, 2016
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The Best All Inclusive Destinations for Summer

Are the winter blues getting you down? It may be time to book your summer holiday and start dreaming of that sun-kissed paradise. There are heaps of destinations to choose from, but here are five of the best for an all-inclusive getaway. The Algarve The world renowned beaches of the Algarve have long been...
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You Don’t Know What I’m Going Through

January 18, 2016
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You Don’t Know What I’m Going Through

We walk through our lives crossing paths with random people, taking them in, and often making opinions and judgments on what we see. We laugh, scoff, shake our heads….and worse.  Yeah, I’m guilty of this all too often. But have you ever found yourself on the other end of the story? Most of the...
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The Ultimate Cycling Dream

January 12, 2016
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The Ultimate Cycling Dream

I would imagine that a lot of cyclists would agree with what I feel is the ultimate cycling trip.  For me, it includes custom ordering a road bike from one of the great Italian manufacturers and then flying over there to pick it up and ride. Yeah, this would be amazing.  Imagine dealing directly with a...
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When Life Gets Complicated

January 11, 2016
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When Life Gets Complicated

Just before New Year’s Eve, I labeled 2016 the year to Simplify.  Yeah, I seem to like to nickname the upcoming year for some reason. I honestly do think keeping things simple is a sure way to a happy life.  But what do you do when things gets more complicated than you’d like? You...
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Allconnect Lets You Know Whether You Are Getting the Best Deal on Cable and Internet

January 7, 2016
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Allconnect Lets You Know Whether You Are Getting the Best Deal on Cable and Internet

For many cyclists at this time of year, it too cold to ride so they need to get their fix by watching cycling videos on TV or researching the latest cycling news on the internet.  But if you haven’t noticed, it can be quite expensive to use these services. It is not all that...
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3 Ways to Deal With Someone Stealing Your Strava KOM

January 5, 2016
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3 Ways to Deal With Someone Stealing Your Strava KOM

Are you on Strava?  If so, do you have some KOM’s that you’re so proudly holding onto?  Yeah, I’m sure you’ve got some nice one’s in your name….but what happens when you get that dreaded e-mail saying: Yeah, it sucks doesn’t it? I don’t really consider myself ultra-competitive, but whenever I’ve had a KOM...
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What Exactly is a New Year?

January 4, 2016
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What Exactly is a New Year?

Okay, so we’re four days into 2016….how are things going so far?  We all seem to look at the start of a new year as chance to start a new life.  We make resolutions.  We set goals.  We wipe the slate clean and start fresh. But what exactly is a new year?  Well, it...
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The Power of Hemp Seeds

December 29, 2015
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The Power of Hemp Seeds

I don’t often highly recommend things to people (well okay, I do recommend cycling).  But this is one thing that I honestly feel will improve your life and your cycling.   – Darryl I’m not a nutritionist, but I know good healthy food when I see it…..and one of the best foods out there in...
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Self Discovery or Self Improvement?

December 28, 2015
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Self Discovery or Self Improvement?

It’s been quite a while now that we’ve been pumping out these Make it Happen Monday posts over here at Loving the Bike…..and what I’ve always thought I was doing was sending out positive, inspiring pieces of writing mixed in with my own thoughts of the world.  Basically I’ve been pushing self-improvement messages just...
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Loving the Bike TV: Keep Breathing

December 23, 2015
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Do you remember the movie, Castaway from about 15 years ago?  Well, there is a quote from the movie that I’ve always had floating around inside of me.  Every so often, those words need to surface so I can follow through with their wisdom. In this week’s Loving the Bike TV episode, I talk...
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Relaxing the Ride

December 22, 2015
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Relaxing the Ride

I know for many of you right now, you’re stuck inside on a trainer or might have hung the bike up all together for a few weeks.  But even if you’re not currently on the bike, let’s have a little discussion on relaxing the ride. What I mean by this is having that sense...
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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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