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May the Wind Be at Your Back, and the Sun Upon Your Face

March 2, 2011
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May the Wind Be at Your Back, and the Sun Upon Your Face

The last time I had my friend Ian (aka @PedalmanTO) contribute to the blog, he told us all about “Keeping the Rubber Side Down“.  He’s back again with another motivating and inspiring cycling story. May the Wind Be at Your Back, and the Sun Upon Your Face - by Ian “PedalmanTO At some point...
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Hashtag Tuesday: #seenonmybike

February 22, 2011
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Hashtag Tuesday: #seenonmybike

In honor of my awesome weekend with my good friend, @bikerly…..I’m having him guest post on this fine Hashtag Tuesday.  He’s the creator of a great cycling tag called #seenonmybike.  This Hashtag is so much different than the regular tags you see on Twitter because it is so much more visual…it’s like you get...
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Who’s Myth Are You Living?

February 21, 2011
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Who’s Myth Are You Living?

A few weeks ago I came across what I felt was one of the most powerful posts I’ve read in a very long time.  It spoke very strongly to me and I felt it would make a great addition to our Make it Happen Monday series over here at Loving the Bike.  So today...
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Hashtag Tuesday: #saveacyclist

February 1, 2011
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Hashtag Tuesday: #saveacyclist

We had a great response to last week’s blog about #twowheeltuesday, where we  interviewed @Aus10Nichols of One Tree Hill and Carol of @LACBC about its origins.  We’re back with our weekly cycling # feature, and once again Joe anthony has the honors of sharing this week’s story……#saveacyclist. #saveacyclist - by Joe Anthony While we spend...
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Make it Happen Mondays – Adventure Naturals

January 17, 2011
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Make it Happen Mondays – Adventure Naturals

For this week’s instalment of Make it Happen Mondays, I wanted to highlight a company that brings goodness to your body through 100% all-natural, organic, whole-food energy bars and seasoned nuts to help “Fuel Your Adventure.” Cyclists love to munch on energy bars, gels, and bloks…right?  Most definitely.  But with all the choices out there,...
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2011 London Bike Show Review

January 15, 2011
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2011 London Bike Show Review

My man, @StevieDexter shares with us his great review of the first ever London Bike Show that’s going on right now in the UK. Today I ventured out to the ExCel Centre in the heart of London for the inaugural London Bike Show. I had seen the event advertised a few months ago but...
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Make it Happen Mondays – Lifting Weights

January 3, 2011
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Make it Happen Mondays – Lifting Weights

Last Monday we published our Loving the Bike Cycling for Optimal Weight min-e-book and have been very pleased with the feedback received so far.  Each Monday in January we’re going to spin off from what’s included in the book and provide you with additional information to help achieve your ideal weight….and we’re calling it...
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Keep the Rubber Side Down

December 16, 2010
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Keep the Rubber Side Down

My Twitter friend…turned good close friend, @PedalmanTO, supplies a guest post today that will change the way you look at your life. More often than not, I’ll sign off an email or phone conversation with a friend by saying “Keep the Rubber Side Down.” I can’t nail down a date when it became the...
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Yoga for Cyclists: Loosen up your tight hips

December 2, 2010
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Yoga for Cyclists:  Loosen up your tight hips

Ahhh, what a great ride!  But ouch, my hips are so tight.  What can I do to stretch my hips? Believe it or not, cycling and yoga go very nicely hand in hand.  I’m excited to have Grace Wathen guest posting today with some great information for cyclists.  Being a cyclist herself, Grace knows...
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Thanksgiving (Holiday) Eating Guide

November 24, 2010
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Thanksgiving (Holiday) Eating Guide

As America anticipates the arrival of Thanksgiving tomorrow, there will likely be a few of you who choose to stay in, eat, and watch football instead of getting out on the bike.  Our teammate, Kelli, offers up some great dietary advice for anyone in this situation (whether you’re in the US celebrating the holiday,...
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Cycling – Across Canada Style

November 12, 2010
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Cycling – Across Canada Style

I’ve never cycle toured before, but I sure would like to one day.  To get a taste for what it’s like, today I am posting a story by Maximillian Birkner who did a 9,000km ride across Canada this past summer. I got home from Afghanistan in May and two weeks later I left to...
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Food As Fuel

October 22, 2010
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Food As Fuel

I am very pleased to have Kelli Jennings officially as one of our Loving the Bike Teammates.  She guest posted a great article back a few months ago (Daily Nutrition vs Training Nutrition), and now she will be a more regular contributor to this blog.  Kelli will also be the one mainly responsible for...
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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.

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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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