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Beanitos: Should You Become a BeanHead?

September 14, 2011
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Beanitos: Should You Become a BeanHead?

I came across Beanitos due to the fact that my friend @BeanitosApril works over there.  She gave my family some samples and we felt they were one super awesome healthy (ish) snack.  So to find out exactly how good and healthy they actually were, I had April send some to our Loving the Bike...
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#bikeschool: Ride the Divide Movie Review

August 30, 2011
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#bikeschool: Ride the Divide Movie Review

My cycling librarian friend, Krissy is here today to talk about a cycling movie called Ride the Divide.  This is the first one she’s reviewing for us and Krissy will be back again in the future to let us know her opinion on other cycling movies as wel`l.  Krissy is a Library Director who has...
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Two Great Cycling Cities and Where to Stay

August 17, 2011
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Two Great Cycling Cities and Where to Stay

I’d like to welcome the good folks from Hostel Bookers who are supplying today’s post and providing details for a great contest.  Have a look at what they have to say about cycling in the cities of Miami and San Francisco, and check out the information they provide for accommodation options while in these cities....
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Three Big Dudes and the Bike

August 12, 2011
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Three Big Dudes and the Bike

As we all know, the bike is a beautiful and amazing thing…but the importance it holds and the personal meaning it possesses differs for each and every one of us. For three web friends of mine, the bike is the answer to achieving their weight loss goals, obtaining better health, and improving their overall...
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The Distance

July 22, 2011
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The Distance

Winners: The two people who have won a copy of David’s book are @pinkchick and @Robert. Thanks to everyone who entered and I hope anyone who didn’t win will head over and pick up a copy of The Distance anyway. Have you ever wanted to train for a triathlon or Ironman, but just weren’t...
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How to Get Published on LIVESTRONG

June 13, 2011
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How to Get Published on LIVESTRONG

  For this week’s Make it Happen Monday post, I’m here to let you know how you can Make things Happen with the LIVESTRONG Foundation. I’m pretty sure that any blogger out there would be stoked to get their article published over at www.livestrong.org.  If you’re a cycling blogger, it’s likely even more exciting....
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Doing Positive Things for Kids, Using Bikes

June 10, 2011
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Doing Positive Things for Kids, Using Bikes

As you’re likely already aware, this whole week we’ve been focusing on Two Wheels, Fast Feet.  To wrap up this series, I wanted to focus on some of the great organizations out there that are helping kids through cycling.  I know there are a whole lot of them around the world, so please forgive...
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Make it Happen Monday: Two Wheels, Fast Feet

June 6, 2011
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Make it Happen Monday: Two Wheels, Fast Feet

It’s kids week over here at Loving the Bike, and each and every post will be focused around the Two Wheels, Fast Feet program that we’re launching today. Growing up, the beginning of June was always my favorite time of the whole year.  School was about to let out, my birthday was coming up,...
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Contest Time: One Good Earbud

June 1, 2011
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Contest Time: One Good Earbud

Contest Now Closed: Thanks to everyone who entered our One Good Earbud contest, and thanks to them for supplying us with some sets to give away to y’all.  Three winners were randomly selected from those who left comments (using www.random.org).  The winners are: @simonro, @egggman, and @ayogist.  Please send your mailing address to darryl@lovingthebike.com...
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Contest Time: Do You Wear Road ID?

May 11, 2011
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Contest Time: Do You Wear Road ID?

Friday May 13 Update: Thanks to everyone who entered our Road ID contest, and thanks to Outside PR and Road ID for helping us out with this.  A great big Congratulations goes out to Roy Smalley who is the lucky winner of a Road ID jersey and ID. Prior to getting myself a Road ID...
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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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Our Dirty Little Contest: Grease Monkey Wipes

April 1, 2011
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Our Dirty Little Contest: Grease Monkey Wipes

If you haven’t heard of Grease Monkey Wipes, I’d like to introduce you to this good old company located right here in Austin, Texas. Grease Monkey Wipes are “multi-purpose cleaning wipes that use an all natural citrus formula for heavy duty cleaning. Each wipe easily removes grease, grime, oil, paint, marker and other messes...
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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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