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Why Pro Cyclists Should Read This Blog

November 30, 2011
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Why Pro Cyclists Should Read This Blog

We don’t specialize in cycling races, cycling technology, or cycling training…so why should a Pro Cyclist be a loyal reader of Loving the Bike?  Or why should any cyclist, for that matter? In a word, Lifestyle.  Other than the fact that all of us cyclists (whether you’re pro, bmx, commuter, road, recumbent, amateur, mtb,...
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The Cycling Life with Ryan van Duzer and Nick Albini

November 28, 2011
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The Cycling Life with Ryan van Duzer and Nick Albini

I was very fortunate (and Thankful) to spend three days with a couple incredible guys who are currently cycling their way across the United States.  I’ve been online buddies with Ryan van Duzer for over a year now and have enjoyed following his amazing adventures.  I watched the Out of the Wild television series...
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Make it Happen Monday: Definition of Success

November 28, 2011
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Make it Happen Monday: Definition of Success

Do you have a personal definition for success? You know, a way of measuring if you’re achieving all you strive to be in life or if you’re making the kind of impact you want to leave on our World. There are countless definitions for success out there, but my favorite has always been this...
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What is a Big Ride?

November 25, 2011
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What is a <em>Big Ride</em>?

I was talking to a friend of mine last night and he asked what plans I had for today.  I said we didn’t have too much planned, but part of my day would definitely include a big ride.  Then he asked me an interesting question….“What exactly is a big ride?” I know that I’ve...
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Thanksgiving with Duzer and Nick

November 24, 2011
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If you don’t already know about Ryan Van Duzer, I suggest you check this guy out.  He’s a “super charged, life lovin’, bike ridin’, bean eatin’, goofball with a passion for adventure and saving the world.” This righteous dude is everything Loving the Bike is about.  He’s currently cycling across the US with Nick Albini...
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Let’s Talk about Why You Ride

November 23, 2011
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We want to know why you ride a bike.  We’re back with another one of our “Let’s Talk” posts which is something we put up each month to generate feedback from all of you.  That’s right, our readers are really the ones who create the Let’s Talk posts by providing comments, tips, and ideas...
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125 lb Cyclist Takes on 3 lb Veggie Burger

November 22, 2011
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125 lb Cyclist Takes on 3 lb Veggie Burger

What happens when a 125 pound cyclist takes on the challenge of eating a 3 pound veggie monster burger?  A better question may be…why would someone even want to? As I’ve mentioned before, one of our sponsors over here at Loving the Bike is Big Daddy’s Restaurant in Austin.  On their menu is what...
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#bikeschool: Bike Prices

November 22, 2011
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#bikeschool: Bike Prices

Bike Prices by Aaron Madrid (#bikeschool student and guest professor) Not long ago I was given the privilege of hosting a night of #Bikeschool. The second question I asked pertained to a subject that I personally have very strong opinions on, the price of bikes. Upon asking my question, it became clear that many...
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Make it Happen Monday: Name Your Price

November 21, 2011
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Make it Happen Monday: Name Your Price

My good friend Ian is one of the most “Make it Happen” kind of guys I know.  He’s been an inspiration and source of motivation for me countless times….both on and off the bike.  Yeah, he’s the real deal.  Ian leads by example and if there was ever a person to provide you with...
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Erie, PA Cyclist Creates Commuter Friendly City

November 18, 2011
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Erie, PA Cyclist Creates Commuter Friendly City

What do you do when you’re a bike commuter who lives in a city with no bicycle culture?  Well, if you’re Steve Shepard you take things into your own hands and start building up that culture. Steve Shepard is a family man and daily commuter in Erie, PA…located in northeast Pennsylvania on the shores...
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Low Budget Cycling Christmas Gift Ideas

November 17, 2011
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Low Budget Cycling Christmas Gift Ideas

Low Priced Gift Ideas for Cyclists: With 38 days left until Christmas, it’s the perfect time to find a gift for that special cyclist in your life (or for yourself). We don’t want to inundate you with too many options (or suggest something like a new and expensive bike…which we all would love by...
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Cyclists are Still Champions

November 16, 2011
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Cyclists are Still Champions

We’re a cycling website, so we focused this post on riders, but if you’re a runner or doing anything else that moves your body….You’re a Champion as well. One of the first posts we ever put up on Loving the Bike was titled “Why I Think Every Cyclist is a Champion“.  I still totally...
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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.

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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