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Parker Becomes a Cyclist

July 25, 2012
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Parker Becomes a Cyclist

Our Loving the Bike teammate, Myron is one proud Daddy this week.  His son, Parker just became a two-wheel rider and we’re so happy for him. “After weeks of trying to figure out how to pedal his bike, Parker finally learned how to get his bike to move forward on his own.  The best...
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Winter Riding Wednesday 4 – Stay In Your Rut

December 29, 2010
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In the final installment of Winter Riding Wednesdays, Kip gives a few more tips on how to navigate snow covered streets. “You’re curious…do you think you’re going to try it this winter?” See all four parts of Winter Riding Wednesdays on Loving The Bike’s YouTube channel.
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Winter Riding Wednesday 3 – Comfort

December 22, 2010
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Good winter biking gear is expensive; but, if you’re willing to spend some money, you’re going to be more comfortable and less likely to give up on winter cycling. iOS version available here Once again, Kip goes into detail on what type of gear a winter cyclist should use to be comfortable during winter...
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Winter Riding Wednesday 2 – You Stud

December 15, 2010
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In today’s video, Kip focuses on studded tires.  This is a very informative clip on how to stud your own tires, what to look for in a good winter tire and how to save money.  As always, enjoy your ride and leave comments. iOS version available here
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Winter Riding Wednesday – Bike Safe

December 8, 2010
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My teammate, Myron, is back once again with a great new series that will run each Wednesday in December. In September, Myron posted up some awesome articles in a series he called “Mac Mondays” and I’m very stoked to have him back once again for this one. As you know, I’m not a winter...
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Accessorize – Mac Mondays #4

September 27, 2010
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Accessorize – Mac Mondays #4

For this installment of Mac Mondays, I’m going to look at products you can add to your iPhone, iPod Touch and general audio devices that could help you better enjoy your ride. I currently don’t own any of the products listed below; but, I did find them interesting and will probably add all of...
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Nuts and Bolts – Mac Mondays #3

September 20, 2010
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Nuts and Bolts – Mac Mondays #3

Bike Repair for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad is a reference guide to help you fix 34 bike problems.  Riders identify the problem area(s) on their bikes, pick the appropriate bike part, chose the problem and follow the step by step solution to fix or adjust the problem area.  Most of the solutions have...
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Measure for Success – Mac Mondays #2

September 13, 2010
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Measure for Success – Mac Mondays #2

SizeMyBike is a simple iPhone app to help new and existing riders properly fit a bike.  Users input six body measurements (height, inseam, sternum, arm length, foot length, and shoulder width) and SizeMyBike will compute the optimal geometry of a road bike or a mountain bike. The maker of the app says that the...
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Data for Goals – Mac Mondays #1

September 6, 2010
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Data for Goals – Mac Mondays #1

Regular readers of Loving The Bike may be curious as to why we are starting a feature called “Mac Mondays”.  I love technology (especially Mac computers and the iPhone) and  how it is becoming more and more integrated into our everyday lives; and, I noticed that it can be used in “cycle life”.  Every...
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These Cyclists Got Balls

June 23, 2010
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These Cyclists Got Balls

Myron, from Loving the Bike, tries out a new cycling adventure and shares his experience. On Monday June 21st, I tried something new on a bike and I enjoyed it; polo on bikes!  (I would describe the sport as hockey/soccer played on a bike).  The Saskatoon Bike Polo group invited Loving The Bike to...
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What Propels You?

March 26, 2010
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What Propels You?

Hello cycling world, this is my first (of hopefully many regular) posts. I’m new to this community and I didn’t realize how many bike lovers there are in the world and the connection that exists between everyone. My eyes are open and I’m impressed. Why? I never realized or thought about the passion that...
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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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