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#bikeschool: Le Tour 101

June 21, 2011
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#bikeschool: Le Tour 101

After last week’s Alternative Guide to the runners and riders of this year’s Tour I got lots of requests to continue the advice across a range of other Tour related areas. I will attempt to make the next two editions of the #bikeschool blog a little more factual than the last, however I cannot...
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#bikeschool: Les Solutions de Rechange

June 14, 2011
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#bikeschool: Les Solutions de Rechange

By my calculations it is exactly 18 days until the start of this years pinnacle event in the season’s calender, Le Tour de France. This year’s event is set to be a real spectacle with 4 mountain-top finishes and the re-installment of the team time trial as well as enough flat stages for the...
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#bikeschool and Tacos

May 31, 2011
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#bikeschool and Tacos

If you’ve ever tuned into the #bikeschool tweet chat, you’d likely have seen a bunch of tweets that include some sort of Taco reference.  So what is the fascination with #bikeschool and tacos you may ask?  Well, #bikeschool really has a life and identity of it’s own and the more weeks that go by,...
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#bikeschool: Vacation Vacation Vacation

May 24, 2011
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  As time has gone on and #bikeschool has grown in popularity, our online community has forged many friendships along the way. Due to these friendships and a shared passion some class members have been lucky enough to travel across States and Counties to meet up and even ride with one another. Although I...
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#bikeschool: We Are Family

May 17, 2011
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#bikeschool: We Are Family

Monday the 9th of May 2011 saw a tragic chain of events that will change the present lives and futures of a vast array of people due to the sad loss of a young professional cyclist, Wouter Weylandt. The exact facts and events of that day may never known by the fanatical public but...
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#bikeschool The Giveaway

April 26, 2011
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#bikeschool The Giveaway

“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give” – Winston Churchill This week we are the midst of one of the most tightly fought contests since King Arthur took on the might of The Black Knight. The intellectual hammer has been thrown down and it’s time...
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#bikeschool: EVOLution

April 19, 2011
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#bikeschool: EVOLution

For many months now we have gathered as seething masses in the musty halls of a simple but wonderful night class known only as #bikeschool. Some people pop in to wind down after a day at work, others set their biological clocks to tingle once a week at 9PM EST… and others well, others...
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#bikeschool: BikePure

April 12, 2011
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#bikeschool: BikePure

Recent years have seen the sport of cycle racing careering from pillar to post on the subject of doping which have thrown our sport into the mainstream media in all the wrong ways. We have  seen some of the most ‘original’ and ridiculous excuses ever spouted by enhanced humans, ranging from Björn Leukemans’ over-active...
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#bikeschool: The Break Away…

April 5, 2011
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As you are probably aware, I am the new guardian angel of the #bikeschool posts here at LovingTheBike.com and wanted to kick things off in a big way this week. I’m hoping to introduce some exciting new content and ideas to these weekly #bikeschool articles and I felt it was only right to treat...
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Hashtag Tuesday: #bikeschool

March 8, 2011
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Hashtag Tuesday: #bikeschool

You knew it was just a matter of time before I’d feature #bikeschool in our Hashtag Tuesday series.  #bikeschool is that crazy little idea that my good friend @bikerly had last summer….and it just grew, and grew, and grew. Secret Evol Plan It all started as something he deemed a Secret Evol Plan (Evol...
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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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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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