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Make it Happen Monday: B Strong

May 28, 2012
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Make it Happen Monday: B Strong

Can cycling save your life?  I don’t have to go any further than my friend Bethel Strong to answer that one.  Through his love for the bike, he’s been able to astound even his doctor who couldn’t believe the results he’s achieved through cycling. The absolute best part about having a blog and being...
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I Feel Totally IRIE | Win a Cycling Jersey

May 25, 2012
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I Feel Totally IRIE | Win a Cycling Jersey

I don’t hide the fact that I’m a Rasta Man wanna-be, so when I can combine cycling with my love for that culture….it’s a total Win-Win.  A few weeks ago I came across a company called Knights of Mo’ Bay that sells jerseys, shorts, and bibs with a sweet IRIE Caribbean theme so I...
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Let’s Talk About the $70 Bottle Cage

May 23, 2012
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For this segment of our “Let’s Talk” series, we’re asking you to post your comments, opinions, and thoughts on the $70 Bottle Cage.  Yes, most local bikes shops will carry a carbon bottle cage somewhere in the neighborhood of $70…what do you have to say about it? As always, this “Let’s Talk” post will...
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#bikeschool happenings

May 22, 2012
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#bikeschool happenings

It’s been a while since we brought up some of the cool and interesting stories that come up through the #bikeschool hashtag, so here’s another edition of #bikeschool happenings. What do you think about? One of the questions asked by guest professor @koifla at last weeks #bikeschool was “What can you think about that...
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Make it Happen Monday: Visualization and Affirmations

May 21, 2012
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Make it Happen Monday: Visualization and Affirmations

It’s no secret that many of the top cyclists (and other athletes) in the world use visualization techniques to reach the top of their game.  Today’s athletes are performing at levels that are at an all time high, and they all know that the mental aspects are just as important as the physical.  But...
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Viva Streets and Ciclovia

May 18, 2012
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Viva Streets and Ciclovia

The word “Ciclovia” is a Spanish term for “Bike Parkway”, but I’m calling it a bicycle celebration.  Back in the early 80’s, the people of Bogata, Columbia created the idea of Ciclovia as a way to battle against the traffic congestion found in their city and to this date they still hold a 70...
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Crank Honors 2012: Top Dogs of Cycling Blogs

May 16, 2012
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Crank Honors 2012: Top Dogs of Cycling Blogs

It’s time to determine the top dogs of the cycling blogs once again.  This is the third time we’ve held the Crank Honors where people vote up their favorite cycling blogs and celebrate all the goodness they have to offer. I want to start off by saying that Loving the Bike simply holds these...
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The Joys of Finding a Riding Partner

May 15, 2012
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The Joys of Finding a Riding Partner

If you haven’t noticed, I don’t have a lot of posts about cycling with partners or groups.  I’m primarily a solo cyclist, so when Mike Neifert came to me with a guest post on “The Joys of Finding a Riding Partner” I was stoked to get it up and include some content on this...
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Who Wants Saddle Sores?

May 14, 2012
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Who Wants Saddle Sores?

Getting or having saddle sores is probably something us cyclists would like to keep to ourselves, right?  I don’t get them very often, but here I am publicly announcing that I just so happen to have a couple right now and they sure did make today’s ride a little uncomfortable.  Yeah, it’s a nasty...
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Make it Happen Monday: Comparison to Your Best Self

May 14, 2012
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Make it Happen Monday: Comparison to Your Best Self

I’m definitely of the opinion that we should strive to be the best person that we can possibly be….but sometimes making comparisons to your “best self” can have negative results. When I was around 14 years old, I spent a lot of my summers playing golf.  My friends and I would bike over to...
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Early Morning Fuel

May 12, 2012
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What’s the best fuel for an early morning ride? Question: Out of habit, I’ve always eaten cereal (granola) before my morning ride.  For the last several weeks, I’ve been riding at 6am to avoid the heat, and eating at 5:30 am.  I haven’t had any stomach issues, but I am not sure that this is...
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Loving the Commute: Safety

May 11, 2012
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Loving the Commute: Safety

In light of recent tragic cycling events, this post is going to have a slightly different tone.  This post is aimed at the bike commuter and those of you driving your cars.  Unfortunately, I know that most of those who will read this spend much of their time on the bike and already know...
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Posted in Bicycle Commuting | 11 Comments »

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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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