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#bikeschool: ‘Joining the Century Club’ by Aaron Madrid

June 19, 2012
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#bikeschool: ‘Joining the Century Club’ by Aaron Madrid

As promised, we have some brilliantly inspirational stories coming up in a series of posts from the #bikeschool & LovingTheBike.com communities. First up is Part 1 of  ‘Century’ by Aaron Madrid (@Aaronthestrong). Our thanks go out to Aaron for putting a load of effort into his writing, I’m sure you’re going to enjoy what...
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#bikeschool: Your Ventoux

June 12, 2012
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#bikeschool: Your Ventoux

I know that many of the #bikeschool family sent messages and Tweets of support and then congratulations to our friend Aaron Madrid (@Aaronthestrong) as he took on and conquered his first 100 mile cycle ride this weekend.  Riding as part of the Tour de Cure at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Aaron achieved one of...
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#bikeschool: Bike Friends

June 5, 2012
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#bikeschool: Bike Friends

If you read my #bikeschool post from last week you’ll not be surprised to hear that I have not been anywhere near my bike this week and it’s already starting to send me a little bit crazy! I keep seeing guys and gals riding around on all sorts of bikes, not just carbon racers...
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#Bikeschool: Novacane Phoenix

May 29, 2012
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#Bikeschool: Novacane Phoenix

I began writing this post in the ‘departure lounge’ waiting room of the local hospital, and if you’re reading this… The British NHS (National Health Service) aint all that bad! You may or may not have noticed that my corner of the internet and social media world has been quite quiet of late and...
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2012 Giro d’Italia Preview by Stevie Dexter

May 4, 2012
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2012 Giro d’Italia Preview by Stevie Dexter

Stevie is definitely the most knowledgeable pro tour writer I know and he’s here with a fantastic overall preview of what’s to come in the Giro d’Italia.  Things kick off tomorrow morning at 9:40AM EST and be sure to check out the stage previews and live blogging coverage for the entire tour over at...
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#bikeschool: To Pro or not to Pro

May 1, 2012
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#bikeschool: To Pro or not to Pro

As I’ve said before, I’m a cycle race fan.  Whether it be pro or local amateur racing, I like watching/reading/learning and would say a great deal of my love of cycling has come from watching professional racing and I try to imitate a lot of that in my training, style and biking ‘image’.  You...
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#bikeschool: Internal Vacancy

April 24, 2012
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#bikeschool: Internal Vacancy

The wonderful world of LovingTheBike.com is busy ol’ place right now. Darryl, myself and the little band of loyal behind the scene helpers may look like graceful swans above the water… but down below, we’re kicking like all get-out! As many of you will have seen from time to time we have ‘Guest Professors’...
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#bikeschool: The Recovery Dance

April 17, 2012
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#bikeschool: The Recovery Dance

No I have not gone bonkers and taken up Rhythmic BMX Dance for London 2012. Nor have I been practicing my fixie-hops from the film ‘Quicksilver’ (although I have added the video to the end of this post as an extra special treat!) I want to disclose a personal secret to you all today....
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#bikeschool: 10 down, 20 to go

April 10, 2012
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#bikeschool: 10 down, 20 to go

We are already a third of the way through #30daysofbiking and Team #LovingTheBike is ‘performing’ really well. As one of the team Road Captains I thought it would only be proper and correct to sing your praises and try to raise the morale even higher with a run down of some of the last...
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#bikeschool: Climbing with 3LC

April 3, 2012
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#bikeschool: Climbing with 3LC

You may remember that I posted a review on the ‘new kids on the training block’ back in January. In the cold of a winter where I was trying to pile on the miles to make me as fresh as a daisy in the Spring, 3LC was the answer! As 2012 has rumbled on...
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#bikeschool: Transitions

March 27, 2012
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#bikeschool: Transitions

No, not those kind of transitions… But forgive me for using this picture of the ‘Mark Cavendish Shadow’, Tyler Farrar. It was not purely to make a cheap and frankly rubbish joke about the title of this post. It’s more about conveying how I’ve been feeling about my fitness and cycling recently and how...
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#bikeschool: Kit Pre-Order

March 23, 2012
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#bikeschool: Kit Pre-Order

Calling all #bikeschool students, professors and lurkers. We have added an awesome new addition to the Groucho locker room with this new and improved #bikeschool jersey design. Brought to you from the original design team and manufacturers this smart new design is available for pre-order NOW for a limited period only. With the 2012...
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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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