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Breaking Boundaries with Martyn Ashton

October 23, 2012
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Breaking Boundaries with Martyn Ashton

In a week that has seen the lives of some, and the dreams of many, strewn in tatters across the internet I thought it’d be nice to bring something wonderful to the screens of the loyal readers of LovingTheBike.com. Martyn Ashton is apparently very well known in the MTB and trials scene and has...
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To Roswell & Amp; Beyond

October 16, 2012
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To Roswell & Amp; Beyond

In an unprecedented break from the norm, today’s post has NOTHING to do with bicycles.  What it does have a lot of is pure, unadulterated AMAZEBALLS!  Sunday saw Austrian born, Felix Baumgartner break intergalactic records and thrust his daredevil exploits in to the home of millions around the world.  Unless you have been asleep for the last week...
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D-FENCE: Paul Kimmage Defence Fund

October 2, 2012
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D-FENCE: Paul Kimmage Defence Fund

Please note, the comments and thoughts expressed here are my own and in no way represent those of LovingTheBike.com, it’s affiliates or sponsors – Stevie If you keep your ear to the Twitter flavoured ground you will no doubt have heard about the Paul Kimmage Defence Fund;  which has been started and is being...
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What To Do Now?

September 25, 2012
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What To Do Now?

Following on from Darryl’s great ‘Do It Now’ post featured here yesterday, I wondered what things it would spark people into doing. This might not be as thought provoking as Darryl’s post or so centred in distant grey memories, but we’d like to help kick start some people into new challenges as the seasons...
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The Funny Stuff: #CyclingFunnies

September 4, 2012
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The Funny Stuff: #CyclingFunnies

It’s about time we had some laughs! Summer is almost over, kids are heading back to school and some people are packing their lives in to bags and moving all over the world in search of their dreams. With that in mind I though we should try to lighten the mood a little and...
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Lola’s Journey

August 28, 2012
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Lola’s Journey

There comes a time in every cyclists life where stage racing seems the most beautiful and awe-inspiring way of making a living.  The scream of the crowd, the podium girls, the adrenalin and the mammoth, super-human efforts needed to achieve your goals mean that even whilst wearing very tight clothing and talking about shaven...
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‘Joining the Century Club’ – The Event, by Aaron Madrid

August 21, 2012
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‘Joining the Century Club’ – The Event, by Aaron Madrid

Here is part 3 of Aaron Madrid’s ‘Century’ series. You can check out the first installment here and the second ‘training’ article here.  Today @AaronMadrid talks about ensuring you have everything ready before the big day and his experiences of his own first 100 mile event.  Joining the Century Club – Part 3 Now...
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The Legacy of London 2012

August 7, 2012
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The Legacy of London 2012

Unless you are reading this from good ol’ Blighty you might not be truly aware of the amazing impact the London 2012 Olympics has had on this country and the fever it has created.  I’m sure many of you will have attended the Olympic Games in the past, or maybe even this one in...
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Once in a lifetime: Watching the Olympics Road Race, Live

July 31, 2012
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Once in a lifetime: Watching the Olympics Road Race, Live

The British and world media may have been talking about London 2012 non-stop for the past year but the men’s Olympic Road Race did not disappoint. I was lucky enough to be on the race-making Straw Belle Slope on Box Hill with my brother @SteamyWynndows and saw some fantastic racing as well as humongous...
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‘Joining the Century Club’ – Training, by Aaron Madrid

July 10, 2012
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‘Joining the Century Club’ – Training, by Aaron Madrid

Here is part 2 of Aaron Madrid’s ‘Century’ series. You can check out the first installment here and keep your eyes peeled for further editions.  Today @AaronMadrid talks about training and preparation for your event, both physical and mental and how #30daysofbiking helped motivate him so much! Joining the Century Club – Part 2...
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Le Tour so far

July 3, 2012
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Le Tour so far

  Today will see the start of stage 3 of the 2012 Tour de France and the first time the riders will have hit French soil in the race.  This years edition of the race was always going to have a different feel to it due to high-profile riders missing out on the race...
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#bikeschool: Inspiration

June 26, 2012
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#bikeschool: Inspiration

As part of our continuing series of inspirational guest writing we have a timely piece about the personal battles people face with parts of the Tour de France.  Having suffered a stroke, Kim battled with courage and strength to take on her personal challenge at the 2009 Tour de France. “…the nastiest hill I...
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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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