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Tour d’Afrique: Crossing a Continent by Bike

May 9, 2012
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Tour d’Afrique: Crossing a Continent by Bike

A couple of weeks ago I put up a guest post on riding in Africa that was not totally accurate.  So today we’re posting the inside look by someone who’s done it countless times….Paul McManus, a guide for Tour d’Afrique.  Whether you’ve always wanted to do something like this or just want to read...
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What To Look For In Cycling Sunglasses

May 4, 2012
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What To Look For In Cycling Sunglasses

I’m a cyclist who claims that I was born with a pair of sunglasses on my face.  I don’t think I’ve ever been out riding without a pair on…yes, even when it’s raining I’m wearing sunglasses.  Today we have Nate Schrader from SunglassWarehouse.com providing a guest post on what to look for when purchasing...
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Make it Happen Monday: Power of Self Talk

April 30, 2012
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Make it Happen Monday: Power of Self Talk

Did you know that positive self talk can get you up that hill faster on your bike?  It sure can, but don’t take my word for it.  Today we have my good friend and Cycling 360 co-host, Rob Grissom here to share his personal story of how thoughts can have a dramatic effect on...
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Review and Giveaway: Bike2Power for the iPhone and Smartphone

April 25, 2012
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Review and Giveaway: Bike2Power for the iPhone and Smartphone

Are you looking to generate power for your electrical device while on the bike?  Our friend @bobridesabike is here to give you one super detailed review of the Spin POWER 4 for the iPhone 4, made by Bike2Power. Oh, and be sure to make your way down to the bottom of his review for details on...
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Make it Happen Monday: Perfection

April 16, 2012
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Make it Happen Monday: Perfection

Do you strive for perfection in all that you do?  Of course we all set out to do our best in all we’re involved with….including cycling, but is the pursuit of perfection hampering you from the results you are looking for?  Have a read through what my man, Joel from Reasons2Ride has to say...
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Cycling Safari on the Elephant Highway

April 7, 2012
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Cycling Safari on the Elephant Highway

Have you ever wondered what a cycling adventure in Africa would be like?  Sumreen Azam shares his story of a 1576 km journey known as the Elephant Highway. After putting this post up and getting a response from Paul who works for Tour d’ Afrique I was about to pull it and take it off...
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Loving the Commute: Edition #5

April 6, 2012
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Loving the Commute: Edition #5

We’re back with another segment in our “Loving the Commute” series by my man, Aaron Madrid. Commuting by bike is such a great segment of the cycling industry and we’re so happy with the response we’ve been getting from all of you so far in editions 1 through 4.  I’m pleased to announce that...
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Loving the Mountain Bike: Sonny Williams

April 4, 2012
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Loving the Mountain Bike: Sonny Williams

Today’s post is courtesy of Sonny from Jeep Gorilla, who just happens to be a mountain bike loving dude. Get set for a great read as to why he is Loving the Mountain Bike. How I became a Mountain Bike Lover by Sonny Williams It was an orange Schwinn Roadrunner with a glittery white...
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Team Rwanda Cycling

March 16, 2012
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Team Rwanda Cycling

I know there are so many great cycling organizations around the World, but there is something about Team Rwanda that totally inspires me.  I first heard about this team through a post by Jeep Gorilla that mentioned an upcoming DVD called “Rising From the Ashes”. It caught my attention and I’d like to help...
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A First Time Triathlete Focuses on Good Shoes

March 12, 2012
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A First Time Triathlete Focuses on Good Shoes

My pal Tammy is a cyclist taking part in her first triathlon, and she’s here to tell you about her new Pearl Izumi syncroFloat IV shoes. My Pearl Izumi syncroFloat IV Review by Tammy I am a cyclist and really love being out on the road with my bike.  Although I enjoy it so...
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Loving the Mountain Bike: Shawn McAfee

March 7, 2012
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Loving the Mountain Bike: Shawn McAfee

Are you Loving the Mountain Bike?  You may have noticed a lack of attention towards this type of cycling here at Loving the Bike, and that’s simply because I’ve been on a mtb once in the past year and a half.  When this cycling website first started, I wanted to make sure we talked...
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Loving the Commute: Edition #4

March 2, 2012
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Loving the Commute: Edition #4

This edition of Loving the Commute includes a fantastic commuting video, featuring and edited by Aaron Madrid. Truly Loving the Commute by Aaron Madrid In addition to being a lot of fun, commuting by bike has many other benefits as well.  There are stats all over the internet that point to health and cost...
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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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