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#bikeschool: Rapha Super Cross

October 25, 2011
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#bikeschool: Rapha Super Cross

As the nights draw in and winter nears in the northern hemisphere it’s time to put away #1 and tuck her in until spring. For some this means getting out the winter bike and when the weather permits, for others it means releasing their inner crazy and race Cross! This weekend saw the third...
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#bikeschool: Rockschool

October 18, 2011
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  If you were at last week’s #bikeschool Live you will have seen that I asked a question about music to ride and train to and asked for your favourite choices. Some people were rightfully skeptical about listening to music on the bike which I would dissuade you from. But that’s OK because LovingTheBike.com...
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#bikeschool: WyndyMilla

October 11, 2011
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#bikeschool: WyndyMilla

As LovingTheBike’s designated UK dude I’m really excited about today’s article and the news we are spreading. Although WyndyMilla is a UK based company, their influence is spreading across the globe quicker than Magnus Backstedt can crack a bottom bracket and they are doing some great things in the Pro Peloton as well as...
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Headwater Cycling Tours

September 21, 2011
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Headwater Cycling Tours

Here at LovingTheBike Towers we are very proud of the knowledgeable and dedicated community that we have built up who contribute to posts, questions and discussions. As well as ‘The Boss’, we have a small but dedicated team of eager contributors and as the site has grown in popularity we have seen a beautiful...
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#bikeschool: Rule Britania

September 13, 2011
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#bikeschool: Rule Britania

As we head towards the World Championships, which historically signifies the entry into the European winter and the slowing of professional UCI racing, I felt we should reflect on what an awesome season it’s been… for British riders & teams. Your favourite cycling magazine will have full season reviews in the coming weeks and...
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#bikeschool: Yearbook 2.0

September 6, 2011
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#bikeschool: Yearbook 2.0

As the #bikeschool Twitter session is growing stronger and stronger we are gaining new students every week, which made me remember about our beloved Yearbook. If you are new to class you may not realise there is a wealth of information on your fellow classmates here at LovingTheBike.com. So please read through all the...
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Noggin-Box Genius Idea

August 23, 2011
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Noggin-Box Genius Idea

Here at LovingTheBike.com we love to push the boundaries and introduce new ideas whenever we can to enhance the social experience of you, the reader. The noggin-box genius idea of our very own Darryl (@LovingTheBike), Jim (@bikerly) & Mike (@egggman) to create #bikeschool has expanded the social interaction of the readership of this website...
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#bikeschool: Cycling360

August 16, 2011
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#bikeschool: Cycling360

It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but rather the one most adaptable to change. – Charles Darwin (proabably!) Whether you have just bought your first bike or have been racing for years, there is a podcast out there so full of intelligence, knowledge and heart that...
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#bikeschool: Every day is a school day

August 9, 2011
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  As some of you may be aware I took part in a bike race on Sunday… my first race in 26 years! I’ve been cycling for a few years now and I’m a terribly competitive little so-and-so, which made me realise I was ready to step my cycling up a level. This week’s...
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#bikeschool: Live Class Roster

August 1, 2011
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#bikeschool: Live Class Roster

Evening all! Tonight we are going to try and do something a little different. To try and get a feel of where people are and what they are doing at this very moment during #bikeschool, I’m going to ask all class members (who are able to) to send in a picture from their phone...
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#bikeschool: The Grand Bouclé has been Boucléd

July 26, 2011
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#bikeschool: The Grand Bouclé has been Boucléd

Wow! What a month it has been in the world of professional bike racing. In an attempt to keep those post-Tour blues at bay for one more day I thought I’d share the last set of photos and videos from my time at this years Tour…. all the way back in the first week...
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#bikeschool: Allez Le Tour… Encore

July 19, 2011
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#bikeschool: Allez Le Tour… Encore

  As promised, this week I have the sights, the sounds… and the slightly drunk provincial early evening bike races that occured over stage 2 & 3 of this years Tour whilst @SteamyWynndows, @AndyMWild & I were there. After a lot of walking on day 1 to catch the action in two of the...
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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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