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#bikeschool: Ryders Caliber Photochromic Review and Giveaway

December 27, 2011
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#bikeschool: Ryders Caliber Photochromic Review and Giveaway

We’ve got Professor @egggman in today with a review of the Caliber Photochromic sunglasses from Ryders Eyewear.  Mike is a year round cyclist and experiences all seasons and conditions over there in Ontario, so he’s sure to provide a full review on their performance. Enter to WIN: Oh, and we’re giving away a pair of...
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Posted in #bikeschool, Contests, Guest Post, Product Reviews | 50 Comments »

Make it Happen Monday: Get S.T.O.K.E.D for 2012

December 26, 2011
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Make it Happen Monday: Get S.T.O.K.E.D for 2012

It’s that time of year where a lot of people are creating New Year’s Resolutions and gearing up for the best year ever.  Setting goals is a fantastic idea, and something that really should be done throughout the year.  In honor of making 2012 a kick butt rocking year for you on and off...
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Posted in Make it Happen Mondays, Motivation | 4 Comments »

A Bicycle for Christmas

December 23, 2011
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A Bicycle for Christmas

The bicycle just might be the best Christmas gift in the World.  Well, we think it is and so does our guest writer, Mark Beaconsfield.  Mark is a cycling fan, cyclist, and a regular classmate at #bikeschool (along with his daughter, Kayla).  He hails from Melbourne, Australia and we’re happy to share his beautiful...
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Posted in Guest Post, Uncategorized | 7 Comments »

What’s the Deal with E-Bike Conversion Kits?

December 21, 2011
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What’s the Deal with E-Bike Conversion Kits?

Since 2010 there has been a surge in the Electric Bicycle market, but what’s the deal with these things anyway?  Instead of posting about the whole E-Bike market, we’re focusing on the conversion kits which allow you to turn a regular bike into a hybrid electric bicycle. Okay, so I know what you’re thinking….why...
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Posted in Uncategorized | 20 Comments »

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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Posted in Cycling Tips and Information | 2 Comments »

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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Posted in Guest Post, Make it Happen Mondays | 30 Comments »

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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Posted in Uncategorized, Video Blog | 15 Comments »

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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Posted in Contests, Make it Happen Mondays, Motivation | 28 Comments »

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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Posted in Bicycle Commuting, Guest Post | 19 Comments »

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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Posted in Cycling Nutrition, Loving the "Bite" Recipes | 6 Comments »

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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Posted in Let's Talk........., Video Blog | 41 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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