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Loving the BITE: Recipe for the Long Ride – Carborocket Review and Giveaway

April 17, 2014
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Loving the BITE: Recipe for the Long Ride – Carborocket Review and Giveaway

Sometimes, you’ve just got to get on your bike and ride all day.  Not a 1 hour or 2 hour ride.  But, a 5+ hour ride that allows you to comfortably get into the rhythm of cycling, while not-so-comfortably pushing your limits.  I love long bike rides. If you want to feel almost as...
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Loving the BITE: Obtain Your Goal Strength:Weight (Plus APEX Giveaway)

December 19, 2013
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Loving the BITE: Obtain Your Goal Strength:Weight (Plus APEX Giveaway)

Here’s your chance to achieve success with your strength to weight ratio goals, and improve your cycling performance. It’s been said that a goal without a plan is just a wish.  Last year, during the “off-season,” and throughout the year in my posts, I’ve provided tips for eating healthy, fueling yourself well on the...
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A Winter of Cyclists

November 19, 2013
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A Winter of Cyclists

Mike Prendergast is in to tell you about a cool cycling project/challenge he put together that helped create more bicycle commuters…even under chilly and icy riding conditions. You can view the trailer below, and by leaving your comments on winter bicycle commuting you’re in to win a full version of this film (your choice...
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Win a Nuun Prize Pack

July 10, 2013
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I think the first product review I ever did on this site was for Nuun Hydration.  It wasn’t because they sent me out some samples to try out, but because I digged the product and wanted to tell our readers all about it.  In that original review, I explain what the product is, what...
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Win a Yakima Bicycle Roof Rack

June 5, 2013
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Win a Yakima Bicycle Roof Rack

Okay, so who needs a new bicycle rack?  Well our friends at Yakima are here to help out by giving you the chance to win either a HighRoller or FrontLoader to get you and you bike everywhere you need to go this summer. If you read my story about how my commuter bike, Tina Turner...
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Team #LovingtheBike does #30daysofbiking Winners

May 8, 2013
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Team #LovingtheBike does #30daysofbiking <b>Winners</b>

Last week we wrapped up another fantastic month of riding our bikes every single day as part of the #30daysofbiking event.  This is the third year that we’ve kicked things up a bit over here at Loving the Bike, and added an extra dimension with our points system. There was a lot of great riding...
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Congratulations to These Hot Cycling Butts

April 8, 2013
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Congratulations to These Hot Cycling Butts

The winners in our Hottest Piece of Cycling Ass Photo Contest have been determined.  Yes, this one was just a little controversial…but also a lot of fun.  Good job to all of you who submitted your butt photos….it takes a lot of guts to do that. The voting round finished on Friday night and...
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Vote For Your Favorite Cycling Butt

April 3, 2013
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Vote For Your Favorite Cycling Butt

No, this is not a joke.  No, we have not been hacked.  Yes, we are asking you to vote for your favorite piece of cycling ass. A couple weeks ago, we invited you all to submit a photo of you (or one of your riding buddies) wearing cycling gear…..but we wanted to photo to focus...
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Hottest Piece of Ass Photo Contest

March 20, 2013
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Hottest Piece of Ass Photo Contest

Okay, so who’s butt looks best in a pair of cycling shorts or bibs?  Which booty looks the nicest in commuter or mountain bike shorts?  Who’s got the hottest piece of ass? Yeah, this contest is so hot it was in serious need of a name with attitude.  We’re looking for photos of the...
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Team #LovingtheBike does #30daysofbiking 2013

March 1, 2013
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Team #LovingtheBike does #30daysofbiking 2013

It’s time once again for #30daysofbiking, and 30 days of good times on your bike.  About the only thing better than spending April riding your bike all 30 days, is being a part of Team #LovingtheBike and all the goodness that comes along with it. For the past two years we’ve taken part in...
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Go Bicycle Touring In 2013 And Win A Free European Bike Trip

January 17, 2013
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Go Bicycle Touring In 2013 And Win A Free European Bike Trip

Our friends from GoBicycleTouring.com are here to tell you about their brand new website, and how you could win yourself one sweet European Bicycle Trip. Go Bicycle Touring   GoBicycleTouring.com is a new online and in-print directory of the best guided and self-guided bicycle tours in the world.  Whether you’re an urban cyclist, a road...
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Bicycles Eat Up a Hummer

November 16, 2012
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Bicycles Eat Up a Hummer

Give us your suggestions of how we can get more people out on bikes, and win one of these cycling t-shirts with a fantastic message. A few weeks ago I was contacted by the guys over at Ban-T Shirts and asked if I’d like one of their new bicycle themed shirts.  I’d actually seen...
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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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