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A Kind Bicycle Heart

September 2, 2011
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A Kind Bicycle Heart

Our Loving the Bike friend, Kip Luce has supplied some great winter riding videos to us in the past…and this time he’s back with something that I find absolutely incredible.  Kip is the epitome of a dude who wants to use bikes to do good things for the world.  He’s supplied people in need...
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Loving the BITE: Pan-Fried Tofu with Lemongrass

September 1, 2011
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Loving the BITE: Pan-Fried Tofu with Lemongrass

Doufu anyone?  Not a typo; just a little Loving the Bite trivia.  This week’s key ingredient, tofu, is a staple of Asian cuisine, and just happens to go by “doufu” in China (“tofu” in Japan).  But what’s that got to do with cycling?  We all know that great cycling requires a healthy body –...
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Do Big Calves Make You a Faster Cyclist?

August 31, 2011
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Do Big Calves Make You a Faster Cyclist?

You’ve probably noticed a lot of cyclists out there with these wicked big calves.  They look great and give an impression of pure strength, but do they contribute to providing more power and speed on the bike? My buddy/blog mentor, Wade over at Cycling Tips is one of these dudes with killer calves, and...
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#bikeschool: Ride the Divide Movie Review

August 30, 2011
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#bikeschool: Ride the Divide Movie Review

My cycling librarian friend, Krissy is here today to talk about a cycling movie called Ride the Divide.  This is the first one she’s reviewing for us and Krissy will be back again in the future to let us know her opinion on other cycling movies as wel`l.  Krissy is a Library Director who has...
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Make it Happen Monday: The Simple Life

August 29, 2011
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Make it Happen Monday: The Simple Life

Simple Living in a Not So Simple Society Is it possible to live “the simple life”?  Better yet….is it possible to live the simple life and be happy?  I pose that question to you, but I’m going to also answer it in my semi-professional opinion. We hear about simplifying our lives all the time….from...
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Loving the BITE: Home-Made PB&J

August 25, 2011
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It’s a staple of almost all athletes’ diets.  The Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich. Whether in daily nutrition, pre-training, during training, or recovery, I’m hard-pressed to think of a cyclist who doesn’t rely on them, at least a little.  This week, Loving the Bite’s bringing you a recipe for this old favorite, using whole-food...
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Leigh Brandt is Loving the Bike

August 24, 2011
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Leigh Brandt is Loving the Bike

My friend Richard from Cyclelicious always puts up posts of celebrities riding their bikes when they are spotted.  It’s a cool feature he runs and it’s nice to see the celebrities out there Loving the Bike.  Well, unless you’re into the health and fitness scene you may not have heard of this celebrity who...
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Make it Happen Monday: Self-Discovery over Self-Improvement

August 22, 2011
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Make it Happen Monday: Self-Discovery over 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 pumping out self-improvement messages...
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Random Samplings

August 19, 2011
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Random Samplings

It seems like all of a sudden I have a whole whack of things to review, so today is going to be a mish mash of various products from the world of cycling. Clif Bar – CLIF SHOT I’ve just recently become an Ambassador for ClifBar and I’m pretty stoked about this….so I’m sure...
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Two Great Cycling Cities and Where to Stay

August 17, 2011
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Two Great Cycling Cities and Where to Stay

I’d like to welcome the good folks from Hostel Bookers who are supplying today’s post and providing details for a great contest.  Have a look at what they have to say about cycling in the cities of Miami and San Francisco, and check out the information they provide for accommodation options while in these cities....
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Make it Happen Monday: Power of Believing

August 15, 2011
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Make it Happen Monday: Power of Believing

Whoa……Hold on…..These fingers that I’m typing with right now are full of power and able to do amazing things.  That’s right, I have enough energy and power in one of these fingers to create all that I’ve ever wanted in life…..and more. Believe it…..it’s true.  We all have an infinite amount of inner power...
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Three Big Dudes and the Bike

August 12, 2011
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Three Big Dudes and the Bike

As we all know, the bike is a beautiful and amazing thing…but the importance it holds and the personal meaning it possesses differs for each and every one of us. For three web friends of mine, the bike is the answer to achieving their weight loss goals, obtaining better health, and improving their overall...
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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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