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3-Speed Gearbox: Alternative to Front Derailleur

January 30, 2015
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3-Speed Gearbox: Alternative to Front Derailleur

Efneo’s 3-gear front gearbox by Franciszek Migaszewski How many time have you thought, “I hate my front derailleur”?  Now it seems you have an alternative that looks great and offers some cool advantages.  Efneo has launched a campaign on Indiegogo for their 3-speed front bicycle gearbox. It’s maintenance free and shifting gears is much quicker and...
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Want To Perform Better? Understand the Performance Mind

January 23, 2015
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Want To Perform Better? Understand the Performance Mind

The last article we posted by Scott Price stirred up a lot of comments and controversy.  He’s back again with another “mind-provoking” article. The Performance Mind by Scott Price Set your intentions high. Time is ticking… Your greatest intentions are the organizing power for your entire life. If you are looking for how to...
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Nutrition and Fueling for Cycling

January 6, 2015
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Nutrition and Fueling for Cycling

Cutting through the performance nutrition crap by Scott Price Let’s look at what is going on with food and cycling. At the front of every athlete’s mind are a host of questions about nutrition, diet / body weight, fueling and recovery. Here we are going to cut through some of the confusion and give...
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Motorized Bicycles

December 16, 2014
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Motorized Bicycles

I’m going to say this right now: I feel a little blasphemous writing about motorized bicycles on Loving the Bike. Sorry Darryl, but it’s difficult to enjoy every bike ride, especially when you have a laptop in a bag on your back, it’s threatening to rain and it’s all uphill to the cafe you...
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Riding in Cambodia

December 9, 2014
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Riding in Cambodia

Last month I flew to Cambodia for some R&R and visa-related purposes. It was my first time there and so I didn’t know what to expect from the food, customs, language barriers, etc. The other countries in Asia I’ve been to were all former British colonies, so it was easy to fit right in,...
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That’s Ok.

October 28, 2014
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That’s Ok.

I haven’t seriously ridden a bike in three weeks, and that’s ok. By seriously ridden I mean riding with the intention of getting a workout, and not just trying to survive. I rode on Sunday, but wasn’t feeling well so I made it 25 miles before calling it quits. I thought about riding during...
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Loving the Bike TV: Goats on the Road Wisdom

October 15, 2014
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For this week’s episode of Loving the Bike TV, my good friends from Goats on the Road are going to tell you about their Loving Life wisdom.  I’ve really enjoyed meeting and getting to know Nick and Dariece who live their life traveling around the world and creating their own culture along the way. ...
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Hitting the Deck

October 14, 2014
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Hitting the Deck

I hit the deck today. It was a ridiculous crash, but it still bloody hurt. In the end I have a bruise and scrapes on my hip, sidewalk rash on shin and elbows and in general my whole right side is not happy. I was walking the dog. Well, kinda. I hate walking the...
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N + 1

October 7, 2014
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N + 1

Ask any cyclist, and they will understand the uniquely cycling-specific principle of N + 1. If you’re one of them triathlete types, or stumbled across cycling one day, N + 1 is the principle of having the appropriate number of bicycles. N is the number of bikes you have now, and + 1 is...
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The Descent

September 30, 2014
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The Descent

On this morning’s hammerfest, between feeling like I was going to be sick or pass out, I thought about how well, or not, I’m doing on the bike. When I first started riding with these guys, I could barely stay with them for a kilometer before I was spat out the back. Now I...
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5 Easy Ways to Stay Healthy While Travelling

September 29, 2014
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5 Easy Ways to Stay Healthy While Travelling

One of the cool things about living in a place like Grenada, is you get to meet people from all over the world.  A couple hardcore travel bloggers have been here for the past few months and I’ve had a great time getting to know them.  They’ve been on the road for the past...
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Cycling the Malaysia Interstate: Support and Hotels

September 16, 2014
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Cycling the Malaysia Interstate: Support and Hotels

Last week I wrote up my experience riding Interstate, a three-day, 525 km ride in Malaysia. During the event I spent a good chunk riding, and slightly more time in the van doing support for other riders. Having done support for an ultracyclist, I was familiar with how it should work, and how important...
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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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Please send us your questions for our Expert Sports Nutritionist, Kelli Jennings to “Ask the Sports Nutritionist“. Kelli Jennings is a Registered Dietitian with a passion for healthy eating, wellness, & sports nutrition. For more information go to www.apexnutritionllc.com.

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