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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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Rob Greenfield: Hectic in New York City

July 11, 2013
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Rob Greenfield: Hectic in New York City

We’ve been following Rob Greenfield as he makes his way cycling across the United States to promote sustainability.  I didn’t plan on putting up another post about him this week, but when he writes such an amazing journal entry….I can’t help but want to share it. Have a look at Rob’s day in the...
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Off the Grid Bicycle Tour Update: Day 77

July 9, 2013
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Off the Grid Bicycle Tour Update: Day 77

It’s been a while so I thought we’d check in again with my buddy Rob Greenfield who is cycling across the United States in an effort to promote sustainability. Penniless in Pennsylvania by Rob Greenfield I’ve nearly crossed the entire state of Pennsylvania now and I’ve done it without using a penny. Was it...
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You Could Illustrate Your Bicycle

July 6, 2013
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You Could Illustrate Your Bicycle

I’m usually always willing to help a passionate cyclist promote their project….so today we’re posting some information about a new kickstarter project by Andy Scullion.  He wants to put together a bicycle illustration, and it just might feature one of your bikes. The Beautiful Bicycle Print by Andy Scullion The Beautiful Bicycle Poster Are...
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Tour de France: Toughest Bike Race Ever

July 5, 2013
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Tour de France: Toughest Bike Race Ever

The 100th edition of the Tour de France is rolling along nicely, and definitely being closely followed by cycling fans around the world.  In this guest post by Joe Jamieson, he imagines what it would be like to actually train and compete in the world’s toughest sporting event. Tour de France: Toughest Bike Race...
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Off the Grid Update: Day 63

June 25, 2013
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Off the Grid Update: Day 63

I love this Day 63 update from my friend Rob Greenfield.  Rob is currently cycling across the United States and promoting sustainability along the way. Off the Grid Bicycle Tour Update: Day 63 by Rob Greenfield Embrace life, no matter what it sends your way.  Embrace the weather, be it rain or shine.  Rain,...
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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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