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Okay, So Everysight’s Reality Smartglasses Caught My Attention

December 7, 2016
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Okay, So Everysight’s Reality Smartglasses Caught My Attention

There is no shortage in the amount of new gadgets coming out on the market each month.  Even in the cycling world, I have seen so many new ideas flash across my screen this past year.  But when I heard about this one, it totally got excited in a techy good way. Seriously, this...
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Yes, Even Cyclists Need Hair And Skin Care

December 6, 2016
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Yes, Even Cyclists Need Hair And Skin Care

Cycling and hair and skin problems are a topic seldom discussed. This is not because things like wind burn, wearing a helmet for long hours in high humidity, and getting an abrasion after a fall don’t affect hair and skin health, but because it’s considered sissy stuff. In fact, even women who bike don’t...
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Custom Electric Chopper Bicycle

November 30, 2016
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Custom Electric Chopper Bicycle

I love bikes.  Of course, with a name like Loving the Bike that is pretty obvious.  But I love all kinds of bikes.  Even though I am a road cyclist, I also love coming across cool bikes of all styles and varieties. So, the other day I was driving in downtown Courtenay and I...
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Gearing up for Winter Cycling

November 22, 2016
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Gearing up for Winter Cycling

Gearing up for winter Now that the winter weather is well and truly with us, the thought of getting out on your bike may seem like a crazy idea. Firstly, the winter weather isn’t particularly good for your bike – mud and grit can damage the bearings, and nobody likes a mucky bike do...
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Something New – Unusual but Beautiful Cycling Destinations to Try

November 21, 2016
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Something New – Unusual but Beautiful Cycling Destinations to Try

“Been there. Done that” – you might feel as if you and your two wheels have covered the globe the world over already. However, there are a few destinations that you may not have thought about (and which you should!) visiting with your trusty cycle! Here are a few out-of-the-ordinary locations where you’ll have...
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What is Your Favorite Pro Cyclist Doing This Off Season?

November 10, 2016
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What is Your Favorite Pro Cyclist Doing This Off Season?

Between November and January of each year, our favorite pro cyclists enjoy what could be defined as the off season…..but how much off time do you think they actually have? Unfortunately I’m not good buddies with any of the pros, but from what I’ve read and heard over the years it all depends on...
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Second Hand Bicycle: Everything You Need To Bring Them Back To Life

October 26, 2016
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Second Hand Bicycle: Everything You Need To Bring Them Back To Life

It might seem strange to think about cycling, being out on your bike and getting outdoors in this climate. The weather has taken a cold turn and it feels as if the Christmas countdown has begun. But this means one thing, it is the perfect time to be spending hours in doors, in the...
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Riding with the Tigra Sport TRIO

October 21, 2016
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Riding with the Tigra Sport TRIO

Okay, so who doesn’t like playing around with new cycling tech gadgets?  Yeah, so when the crew from Tigra Sport asked me if I’d like to try out their TRIO I was like “yeah, totally”. I asked them to send me an iPhone mount as well because if it’s going to be a device...
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Furnishing Life with the Bike

October 18, 2016
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Furnishing Life with the Bike

I’ve always loved seeing pictures of bicycle inspired furniture and decorating, but hadn’t seen it live and in effect until coming to the Comox Valley. It seems like a bunch of my bike crazy friends have beautifully decorated their homes in a way that makes me totally jealous.  Yeah, they’ve got everything from a...
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Bringing Back the Riding with Music Debate

October 11, 2016
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Bringing Back the Riding with Music Debate

I’m honestly not much of a debater.  Further, I don’t generally jump into a heated discussion and try to voice my opinion.  But every so often, I step knowingly into the fire……just like I am once again. I’ve been cycling with music in my ears for like 10 years now.  I respect the argument...
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Great Strength Training Tips for Women

October 11, 2016
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Great Strength Training Tips for Women

For most women, maintain a great physical appearance is a top priority and something they are willing to go to great lengths to achieve. There are a number of different ways to get a great physical appearance is by taking the time to work out. Among the best ways to start getting the muscle...
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You Can’t Outrun or Outride A Bad Diet

October 7, 2016
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You Can’t Outrun or Outride A Bad Diet

It’s true what they say you can’t outrun, or even outride a bad diet. That is because of fitness, nutrition, and energy levels are all intertwined. It means if you want to be successful in your chosen sport or activity, you need to make sure user eating is on point too. It doesn’t matter...
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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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