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A Bike Commuter Deals With Surgery

November 23, 2012
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A Bike Commuter Deals With Surgery

What do you do if you’re a bike commuter and get sick or injured?  Well, our Loving the Bike friend Malachi Doane shares the story of his abdominal surgery and getting back on the bike. A Bike Commuter Gets Surgery by Malachi Doane I’m a full-time bicycle commuter who recently had my gallbladder taken...
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MiiR Bikes Are Making it Happen

November 19, 2012
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MiiR Bikes Are Making it Happen

We generally don’t post advertorial type articles here at Loving the Bike, but decided to let Travis and the crew over at MiiR put this guest post up because they seem to be doing good things for the World through their business.  Have a read about the things they are doing to help build...
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Staying Safe While Cycling on the Road

November 14, 2012
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Staying Safe While Cycling on the Road

Alf Hart is a lawyer who advises firms like first4lawyers.com on issues relating to road traffic accidents….including those involving bikes.  Sure this guest post is intended to send traffic to their website, but anything that has to do with the notion of keeping us cyclists safer on the roads is fine by me. Staying Safe While...
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British Cycling Success is Boosting Tourism

November 6, 2012
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British Cycling Success is Boosting Tourism

With the incredible success of Britain’s Bradley Wiggins last season, it’s no surprise that the Brits have got cycling fever and excited about being in France to witness the TdF first hand next year. British Cycling Success is Boosting Tourism  By Leandro Paragas Recent British success in world cycling has resulted in a very sudden...
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Mrs. Loving the Bike is Making it Happen

November 5, 2012
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Mrs. Loving the Bike is Making it Happen

I’m handing things over to Mrs. Loving the Bike who recently came up with some Make it Happen goodness that I just had to share.  I personally think these words of wisdom apply to life….on and off the bike: Thankful for the Bad by Amanda Thankful for failures, As I know they lead to...
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Mountain Bike: Top 3 Tips

October 26, 2012
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Mountain Bike: Top 3 Tips

We’ve teamed up with the guys over at Singletracks.com so that we can start brining our readers more articles on Mountain Biking.  We try to cater to all types of riders of all levels and abilities here at Loving the Bike, but seeing as I’m primarily a road cyclist the focus tends to shift...
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Riding to Lose: Paul Prosser is Making it Happen

October 15, 2012
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Riding to Lose: Paul Prosser is Making it Happen

Talk about Making it Happen, Paul Prosser writes about how riding his bike and a healthy diet enabled him to lose 35 pounds (along with his belly and excess fat), to get to a healthy 22.1 BMI. Riding to Lose by Paul Prosser In February, after an adult conversation with my wife Susan, I started...
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Britain Follows US Example And Test Runs Cycle Traffic Lights

October 5, 2012
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Britain Follows US Example And Test Runs Cycle Traffic Lights

Readers in the US might be interested to learn that here in Britain we’re taking a leaf out of your book – and carrying out a trial run of traffic lights designed especially for cyclists. The scheme has been launched after the government looked overseas for solutions to counter increasingly grim cycling accident statistics...
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The Endorphin Rush: A Story by Dex Tooke

September 11, 2012
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The Endorphin Rush: <em>A Story by Dex Tooke</em>

Dex Tooke is an incredible endurance cyclist and he’s here today with a great little story based around the concept of “the endorphin rush”. Jonathan Livingston Buzzard By Dex Tooke I awoke at 1:00 p.m. Not much rest considering I had gotten to bed at 8:00 that morning. My thoughts quickly reminded me of...
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The Charity Ride

August 3, 2012
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The Charity Ride

There is definitely no shortage of charity rides that take place around the world each year, and I have to say that the Team LIVESTRONG Challenge is a personal favorite. One of our loyal Loving the Bike followers, Ashley Hill will be taking part in the LIVESTRONG Challenge in Philly on August 19th and she’s...
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Doing the Extraordinary (on a bike)

July 30, 2012
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Doing the Extraordinary (on a bike)

Next spring, Scott Thigpen is competing in the Tour Divide and it just goes to show that ordinary people can achieve amazing things when they believe in themselves and focus on a goal.  Scott is here today with an inspirational post that will help kick start your Make it Happen Monday. Doing the Extraordinary: My...
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Folding Fun: Commuting by Folding Bike

July 28, 2012
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Folding Fun: Commuting by Folding Bike

I don’t personally know much about folding bikes, but I am quite intrigued by them and would honestly like to have one for myself.  William David from Sainsbury’s Bank in the UK recently decided to start commuting on a folding bike, and in this post he talks about the various options and his experiences....
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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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