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Things to Consider Before Buying Your First Bike

July 30, 2013
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Things to Consider Before Buying Your First Bike

So you’ve made the decision to become a cyclist, but what kind of bike is best for you?  It’s a question that all new cyclists face and your local bike shop is a great source for getting you set up.  But if you’re looking for a few points of advice, Laura Ginn has them...
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Discover These European Cities by Bike

July 29, 2013
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Discover These European Cities by Bike

Public Bike programs have totally exploded over the past couple years.  Hans Hendrik has some information on Europe’s public bike scheme and includes a nice little graphic to explain it all. Europe’s Public Bike Scheme by Hans Hendrik The joy of exploring a city on a bike cannot be topped by tour busses.  Cycling...
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Bicycle Commuting Safety Tips for Beginners

July 24, 2013
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Bicycle Commuting Safety Tips for Beginners

If you’re still thinking of becoming a bicycle commuter, here are some great tips to get you started.  Laura Ginn is a bicycle enthusiast and wants to share her bike commuting safety tips with you. Bike Commuting Safety Tips for Beginners by Laura Ginn Making the change from a car to a cycle and...
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Drip by Drip: The Sustainable Cyclist

July 22, 2013
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Drip by Drip: The Sustainable Cyclist

Rob Greenflield has made it across the US in his cross country ride to promote sustainability…but he’s not done.  After a little time off in New York, he’s back on his bike and cycling to Vermont to complete his ride at the 1% for the Planet headquarters in Waitsfield. But on the way there,...
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The Enjoyable Ride of a Mountain Bike

July 22, 2013
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The Enjoyable Ride of a Mountain Bike

I know I’ve been enjoying my time on the mountain bike lately, but haven’t really gotten into the extreme side of the sport.  Sachin Gupta knows that fun and adventure can be found on a mountain bike and shares this guest post with our readers. The Enjoyable Ride of a Mountain Bike by Sachin Gupta Mountain...
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Alan is Loving the Tour de Cure Ride

July 20, 2013
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Alan is Loving the Tour de Cure Ride

We love seeing cyclists getting excited about riding bikes, so when Alan contacted me to see if we would post his report from the “ride of his life”….how could I say no?  Here’s the details from his recent Tour de Cure ride. American Diabetes Association NEC Tour de Cure Ride Report by Alan Nakashian-Holsberg Day 1: got to the starting...
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Sweating for a Good Cause

July 19, 2013
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Sweating for a Good Cause

We all know that cyclists are the nicest and coolest people around, right?  Well our friends over at Bike2Power do a great job at extending their support to several rides throughout the year.  Mercy Pilkington is here to talk more about taking part in a charity ride and how Bike2Power gets involved. Sweating for...
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Reasons Why You Should Ride Your Bike

July 18, 2013
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Reasons Why You Should Ride Your Bike

The majority of our followers are already Loving the Bike, but we sometimes get people coming by who are just thinking of getting into cycling.  Claire Dixon is in today to provide a post for everyone who is on the cusp of becoming a bicycle lover like the rest of us. The Top Reasons You Should...
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Tour de France Week 2 in Numbers

July 16, 2013
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Tour de France Week 2 in Numbers

Can you believe that the Tour de France ends on Sunday?  For some people (that aren’t really into cycling races), the Tour seems to drag on forever….but for the rest of us, it just flies on by. The 100th edition of the Tour has had some spectacular moments, and I hope you’ve been able to...
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Cyclist Promotes Water Conservation

July 16, 2013
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Cyclist Promotes Water Conservation

I hope you’re not tired of me talked about Rob Greenfield, the cyclist who rode across the United States to promote sustainability.  I didn’t know of him until just a couple months ago, but I’ve quickly become impressed and inspired by who he is and what he’s accomplished. Unless you really dive in and read about how...
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A Graphical Look at the TdF Mountain Stages

July 15, 2013
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A Graphical Look at the TdF Mountain Stages

During the course of this year’s 100th edition of the Tour de France, we’ve been putting up some interesting graphics from the guys at Road Cycling UK. Here’s one that takes a look at the glorious mountain stages.  
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Top 5 Cycling Apps on the Market

July 12, 2013
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Top 5 Cycling Apps on the Market

As I’m mentioned before, I’m not much of a cell phone or mobile app kind of guy…but I do see the value in some of the things on the market.  Our friends from Zeenon are in today to give you their top 5 picks for the best cycling apps on the market. The Top...
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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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