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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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Bicycle Cafe Tagline

November 15, 2012
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Bicycle Cafe Tagline

Last month we held a contest to help us pick a tagline for Mocha Spoke which will be opening up soon here in Grenada.  We had a bunch of great suggestions and maybe we’re just being picky, but have yet to find the winner. We’ve got a great prize pack for the person who...
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Who Needs Socks?

November 7, 2012
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Who Needs Socks?

We’ve got a pile of cycling socks to give away from the guys over at Darn Tough Vermont, and would like to tell you a little about them as well. There’s no shortage of bike sock companies out there, but when I came across Darn Tough at Interbike I was impressed by the company and...
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The Next #LovingtheBike Generation

October 19, 2012
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The Next #LovingtheBike Generation

I’m sure I’m not alone in hoping that the next generation continues to work towards better harmony between cyclists and drivers, and that people continue to love riding bikes. I’m not the biggest bicycle advocate out there, but I try my best to promote cycling as a way of life and how riding a...
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Create a Bicycle Cafe Tagline and WIN

October 3, 2012
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Create a Bicycle Cafe Tagline and WIN

There’s no shortage of people out there to totally dig Coffee and Bikes…actually, who are addicted to them is more like it.  So it’s no surprise that the two often get mixed together.  Many bike shops have been offering coffee to their customers for years….but it’s only recently that the “bicycle cafe” idea has...
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Win Brite Buds: The World’s First Reflective Earphones

September 5, 2012
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Win Brite Buds: The World’s First Reflective Earphones

We’ve talked about the earphone products from Far End Gear a couple of times in the past, and today we’re talking about their brand new product called Brite Buds and how you can win some for yourself. The Far End Gear company provides earphone based products for outdoor enthusiasts like us.  Seeing as it’s...
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BikeWrappers: Reflective and Removable System For Your Bike

August 28, 2012
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BikeWrappers: Reflective and Removable System For Your Bike

The BikeWrappers reflective system is neat alternative to making your bike more visible for night rides and commuting.  Brent Thomas has been an avid cyclist for years and in an effort to keep himself and other riders safe, he created BikeWrappers.  He’s also giving a couple sets away, so check the bottom of this...
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Breakfast of Cycling Champions WINNERS

August 11, 2012
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Breakfast of Cycling Champions WINNERS

With the help from our friends at Bike2Power, we recently held a cool little contest celebrating the breakfasts of all you cycling champions.  There were some nice creations sent in and the winners have been selected.  Thanks to Julia and the staff at Bike2Power for selecting the winners and explaining why they were selected....
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Breakfast of Cycling Champions Contest

August 1, 2012
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Breakfast of Cycling Champions Contest

Send us a photo of your cycling inspired breakfast, or a description of what fuels you best….and Win. This is a fun little contest suggested to us by our friends over at Bike2Power, and I thought it was a pretty dang great idea.  I’m a firm believer that a great breakfast starts your day...
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5 Chances to Win a Special Edition Public Bike

July 24, 2012
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5 Chances to Win a Special Edition Public Bike

Pimp My Bike As you already know, I’m heavily involved with the Week of Riding that’s happening over at bing.com now through July 29th.  As part of their kick butt promotion, they’re giving away 5 special edition Public Bikes…..the sweetest urban bike in the world in my opinion. Ride on! Five lucky winners will score...
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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.

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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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