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Take Your Cycling to the Next Level

December 18, 2013
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Take Your Cycling to the Next Level

It’s the perfect time to think about taking your cycling to the next level. Come on, I know you’re thinking about it.  Whether it’s your “off-season” or you’re in the middle of training hard, there’s no time like the present. You’ve been riding and riding, season after season, and just itching to do something a...
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Life’s Simple Moments

December 16, 2013
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Life’s Simple Moments

I jumped into bed, and as my body relaxed into the stitching of the sheets…I was King of my World. I got caught up in the Zone while the wind rushed into my face.  I was on my bike, and for that fleeting second….I was perfectly lost. I held my Baby Boy on my...
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A Scenic Netherlands Cycle – From Maastricht to Aachen

December 11, 2013
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A Scenic Netherlands Cycle – From Maastricht to Aachen

If you love cycling, chances are you have positive feelings towards The Netherlands.  Today, Seamus Murphy tells us about his ride from Maastricht to Aachen.  It’s a ride that Seamus tells me I must do one day….and here’s why. A Scenic Cycle – From Maastricht to Aachen  by Seamus Murphy If you ever find...
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I Believe in Pretty Much Everything….but Myself

December 9, 2013
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I Believe in Pretty Much Everything….but Myself

I have an open mind and am totally okay with believing in some things that haven’t been proven or exact.  UFO’s…sure. Ghost’s….why not. The Zeitgeist conspiracy theory…..definitely. But for some reason when it comes to myself, there is often a lack of belief.  What’s the deal?  I think about this quite often and wonder if...
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Betting on an Upcoming Cycling Event

December 6, 2013
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Betting on an Upcoming Cycling Event

I’m not sure how you feel about betting on cycling events, or betting in general, but we’ve got Tom Shannon in today to tell us a little about it in case you’re interested. Betting on an Upcoming Cycling Event by Tom Shannon One thing the satellite TV has brought people around the world  is the...
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The Cycling with Music Debate Continues

December 4, 2013
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The Cycling with Music Debate Continues

The topic of cycling with earphones and music always seems to cause a heated debate.  It’s been a while since I’ve voiced my opinion on this subject, so it’s time to unleash the beast once again. Cycling with music is so taboo that it’s against the law in several States in the USA, as...
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Celebrations: Big and Small

December 2, 2013
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Celebrations: Big and Small

The month of December is pretty much party central for the Loving the Bike Family.  During the month we celebrate three Birthdays, Christmas, and one special Anniversary…..my Wife and I hit 10 years on the 13th. I love to celebrate these kinds of events, but I don’t let the celebrating stop at Birthdays, Anniversaries,...
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Deux North

November 27, 2013
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There are countless bicycle inspired videos out there, but when Dylan Nord asked for my opinion on what he put together…I told him it was worthy of being shared.  So here it is….Deux North.  Below the video is Dylan’s words on what inspired him to put it together. Deux North by Dylan Nord Even...
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Bontrager Hosts #bikeschool

November 26, 2013
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Bontrager Hosts #bikeschool

Wow, #bikeschool just continues to grow and impress……oh, and take over the Twitterverse of course. Next Thursday (December 5) we have the one and only Keith Bontrager sitting in as guest professor.  Yes, the bicycle hall of famer who has helped bring the bicycle industry to where it is today.  Keith held the position...
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The Easy Path

November 25, 2013
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The Easy Path

At first glance, it might look as though I’ve taken the easy way on life.  When I was in high school I created a class schedule with as many free spares as possible to avoid more work, I took the minimum required classes to receive my Bachelor of Commerce degree, and I’ve done my best to avoid “real work”...
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Circling Grenada by Bike

November 20, 2013
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Circling Grenada by Bike

Generally speaking, Caribbean countries are quite small when compared to the rest of the world.  This may be true, but it also depends on how you look at it.  Sure, the main island road that takes you around the perimeter of Grenada is less than 100 kms in distance, but this is very deceiving.  Especially when...
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A Winter of Cyclists

November 19, 2013
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A Winter of Cyclists

Mike Prendergast is in to tell you about a cool cycling project/challenge he put together that helped create more bicycle commuters…even under chilly and icy riding conditions. You can view the trailer below, and by leaving your comments on winter bicycle commuting you’re in to win a full version of this film (your choice...
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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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