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5 Biggest Obstacles to Racing at the “Pro” Level

July 1, 2011
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5 Biggest Obstacles to Racing at the “Pro” Level

We’ve got a very interesting guest post for you today….coming at you from my friend Heather Nielson. Heather is the coolest Pro Rider I know and I love her outlook on life and cycling.  Have a look at what she has to say about the biggest obstacles in racing. The 5 Biggest Obstacles to...
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Loving the BITE: Cherry Cashew Energy Bars

June 23, 2011
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Loving the BITE: Cherry Cashew Energy Bars

Cherry Cashew Energy Bar By Jenn Sutherland Every athlete has a routine for how to fuel up before, during and after a workout. GUs, gels, Clif bars, shot bloks, bagels, bananas, oatmeal, coffee, copious amounts of peanut butter…an athlete’s fuel regimen is as unique as their stride. But what happens when you can’t eat...
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Do as I Say, Not as I Do? Set a Good Example for Kids Instead

June 8, 2011
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Do as I Say, Not as I Do?  Set a Good Example for Kids Instead

In honor of Two Wheels, Fast Feet week here at Loving the Bike and at Loving the Run, I’m happy to provide you with another great guest post about kids and the great outdoors.  Big thanks to Kirsten Miller for supplying today’s post. Do as I Say, Not as I Do by Kirsten Miller Maybe you’ve...
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A Letter to my Son

June 7, 2011
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A Letter to my Son

Due to this being Two Wheels, Fast Feet week at Loving the Bike, we’re pre-empting our regular Tuesday #bikeschool post for a great submission by my friend Jim.  He’s a great writer, and super awesome Dad.  Thanks for this, Jim. A Letter to my Son by Jim   Son, Thursday is your last day...
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A Self-Proclaimed Geek Takes on Cycling

May 27, 2011
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A Self-Proclaimed <em>Geek</em> Takes on Cycling

Today’s guest post comes courtesy of Aaron Madrid of Lafayette, In.  Aaron was a teammate of ours on the #LovingtheBike #30daysofbiking Challenge, and ended up generating the most points and was the individual winner on the team. Congratulations to Aaron, and I hope you enjoy his post. Cross-Culture Cycling by Aaron Madrid Geeks are...
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Cycling with Children

May 6, 2011
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Cycling with Children

I have taken two great guest posts written for Loving the Bike on the topic of cycling with children and combined them into one big post.  There is a lot of great information in here, so if you have kids and would like to know more about what Alexis and Ron have to share…please...
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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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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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