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The Tour in Numbers… so far

July 9, 2013
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The Tour in Numbers… so far

We’ve seen pimped-out boat transfers, Aussie road rage, the perennial idiot dog (owner), riders suffering through crash related pain (chapeau G and Ted), GC contenders smashing each other… and GC contenders crumbling. If you think about it, apart from the craziness of Corsica, these things happen almost every year. But by the time we...
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Tour de France – Red, White and Blue…and Green…and Pink

July 2, 2013
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Tour de France – Red, White and Blue…and Green…and Pink

The Pro peloton are usually a colourful bunch and this years Tour de France is no different. But who needs to take some advice from Europe’s fashion capitals and who are the trend setters?   The ‘A Gé Deux Erre‘ name has been a part of the peloton since 1992 and previously had a...
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Comeback 2.0

June 18, 2013
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Comeback 2.0

What do Alejandro Valverde, Danilo Di Luca, Ricardo Ricco and yours truly all have in common? Nope… I’m not a scum bag doper… but I’m making a comeback It’s been a while since my trippy European ramblings have graced the screens of LovingTheBike.com but (hopefully) you’ll be pleased to hear I’m saddling up to the laptop...
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The Jakeaway

April 9, 2013
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Jakey Cakey… watch this space! The amateur race scene in the UK is a tough place to learn your trade. But as results from Team GB have shown over the past 10 or so years the process of young prospects riding themselves into the sights of team managers on local circuits and rainy morning back roads...
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Lola’s Journey

April 2, 2013
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Lola’s Journey

7 amateur cyclists are taking part in a mammoth challenge for one special little girl with cerebral palsy Today marks day 2 of a charity cycle ride from Edinburgh in Scotland to Dover in the south east of England – around 500 miles of riding in just 5 days! The ride is to raise funds for Lola...
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Team Strava

March 19, 2013
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Team Strava

Many readers will already be using Strava… but it just got better!  If you have not experienced the wonders of Strava then I urge you to stop what you are doing… yes that means everything… go away and sign up and then come back as your riding experience has just got better. Whenever I try...
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Kits, Kits, Kits

March 12, 2013
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Kits, Kits, Kits

Jersey design is a tricky business… but it’s not THAT hard!  We are hoping to produce another LovingTheBike.com team kit this year after the success and interest we had in our 2012 edition, which you can see below modeled by The Boss. There has also been a #bikeschool jersey, which captured the imagination of the taco eating, noggin...
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Tour of California jersey design

February 12, 2013
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Tour of California jersey design

The good people at the AMGEN Tour of California have announced a competition to design the jersey that will adorn the leader of the race’s Breakaway From Cancer Most Courageous rider… and you have a competitor to vote for!  VOTE HERE I took a lot of enjoyment out of designing our Loving The Bike 2012 team kit,...
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Pro Cycling: Santos Tour Down Under

January 22, 2013
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Pro Cycling: Santos Tour Down Under

Today sees the start of the Pro season proper down in South Australia, at the Santos Tour Down Under (if you don’t count the Tour de Luis… and who is!?). Although the ‘People’s Choice Classic’ criterium has already been run the road stages start today and incorporate 6 stages which definitely suit the type of sprinter...
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The Sufferfest: Tour of Sufferlandria

January 15, 2013
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The Sufferfest: Tour of Sufferlandria

  If you’ve read my ramblings for any length of time you’ll know I like a damn good flogging on the turbo trainer from time to time and 2013 is set to be no different.  This month we see the creation of the newest early season tour  – the Tour of Sufferlandria   Straight from...
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Fantasy Cycling 2013

January 8, 2013
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Fantasy Cycling 2013

2013 is here and with it brings the awesome new Fantasy Cycling league brought to you by road.cc. This year we have a new and improved fantasy game to bring you, the new bit is from me (I’ve given the league a new name) and the road.cc chaps are supplying the excellent, improved game...
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Bradley Wiggins: A Big Personality

December 18, 2012
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Last night saw Bradley Wiggins crowned ‘BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2012’ despite an extended field of competitors. Great Britain has experienced a stellar year of sport which included the London 2012 Olympic Games and of course, a historic win by Wiggins and Team Sky at Le Tour de France. The annual event...
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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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