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Bikes Make Life Better

May 13, 2011
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As a proud supporter of the organization called People for Bikes, it makes me super happy when I see them doing cool things.  This week they released a video called “Bikes Make Life Better”, and I’m sure that all of you out there would agree with this statement.  If you haven’t seen it yet,...
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Final Day for Pre-Orders

May 12, 2011
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Final Day for Pre-Orders

This is just a quick note to let y’all know that today is the final day to get your Loving the Bike Jersey/Kit pre-orders in.  Pre-order deadline is tonight at Midnight EST. I really love how these turned out and have Bob Avery and Groucho Sports to thank for creating such beautiful cycling clothing....
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Loving the BITE: Grilled Pizza with Almond Flour Crust

May 12, 2011
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Loving the BITE: Grilled Pizza with Almond Flour Crust

This week, let’s combine 3 all-time favorites: cycling, the outdoor grill, and pizza.  In that order.  We’ll make a crust that promotes health and energy and doesn’t drag us down.  Then, we’ll bombard our cells with the antioxidants of tomatoes, such as lycopene.  To top it off, we’ll reduce belly fat and bodily inflammation...
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Contest Time: Do You Wear Road ID?

May 11, 2011
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Contest Time: Do You Wear Road ID?

Friday May 13 Update: Thanks to everyone who entered our Road ID contest, and thanks to Outside PR and Road ID for helping us out with this.  A great big Congratulations goes out to Roy Smalley who is the lucky winner of a Road ID jersey and ID. Prior to getting myself a Road ID...
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Make it Happen Monday: Life’s Reminders

May 9, 2011
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Make it Happen Monday: Life’s Reminders

Note: This post was written prior to the tragic events in today’s Giro d’Italia.  Our hearts go out to the family and friends of Belgian cyclist Wouter Weylandt.  A sad reminder that we need to live each day to the fullest. “Rise up this mornin, Smiled with the risin sun, Three little birds Pitch by my doorstep...
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Cycling with Children

May 6, 2011
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Cycling with Children

I have taken two great guest posts written for Loving the Bike on the topic of cycling with children and combined them into one big post.  There is a lot of great information in here, so if you have kids and would like to know more about what Alexis and Ron have to share…please...
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The Pledge

May 4, 2011
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The Pledge

I’m very honored to provide the blog content for the organization, Please BE KIND to Cyclists.  If you don’t know about them yet, please have a look at all the great things they are doing to support all of us cyclists.  Being involved with them has made me much more aware of the safety...
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Make it Happen Monday: Tripped

May 2, 2011
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Make it Happen Monday: Tripped

I’ve been through three levels of official education…traveled through a large part of the world…spent time single, engaged, and Married….lived in three diverse Countries located thousands of miles from one another…..all the while coming across decisions and occasions that have formed a life. Along this journey, or Ride (as I like to say), I’ve...
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Look Who’s Loving the Bike: May

May 1, 2011
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Look Who’s Loving the Bike: May

Welcome to May and here’s to a great month of cycling.  As always, 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 May 2011 lovers have to say. We’d love to hear from you...
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Boost Fuels without Sulphites

April 30, 2011
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Boost Fuels without Sulphites? Question: How can I get “boost” fuels without products having hidden sulphites?  Most if not all energy products have sulfites either listed or hidden. Kelli’s Answer: I agree, it can be tough to figure out which foods have sulfites as there are “loopholes” in the company’s requirements to list them...
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Biking Wisdom From My Daughter

April 29, 2011
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Biking Wisdom From My Daughter

Random Thoughts by Kassi Thought #1: Here in Austin, gas prices have gone up…a lot.  Most people complain about this, but in a way I think it’s good.  See, if the price of gas has gone up, then people won’t want to buy gas for their car.  Without gas, you can’t drive and you’ll...
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Let’s Talk Cycling Laundry

April 27, 2011
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I’ve got a quick video post for you today, but I wanted this topic to be all about you guys and gather up all of your great information, tips, and suggestions. Have a look and then tell us what you do with your cycling laundry. Let’s Talk Cycling Laundry….hit us up in the 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.

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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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