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Learning to MTB

October 29, 2013
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Learning to MTB

I’m not a mountain biker. I love coming up to someones wheel and sprinting around them, catching the draft in a paceline and carving corners on a quick descent, but all on pavement. I’ve dabbled in off-road bits before on my cross bike, but never anything too technical or challenging. Off-road for me is...
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Mountain Bike Insanity

July 26, 2013
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Mountain Bike Insanity

Okay, so how did I miss this one?  Red Bull’s Rampage 2012 took place late last year and I just watched it for the first time a few days ago.  With all the content that gets highlighted on social media, I really don’t know how I hadn’t seen this one flash across my screen....
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Let’s Talk Mountain Bikes

April 26, 2013
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It’s another one of our Let’s Talk features, and my good friend Shawn is in to get you talking about mountain bikes. Shawn runs the website, www.texasmountainbiketrails.com and in this video he poses an interesting question to all of you….especially if you’re primarily a road cyclist. Oh, and Shawn just happens to be a...
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Mountain Bike Pioneer

April 8, 2013
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Mountain Bike Pioneer

I may not be an extreme mountain biker like some of you out there, but lately I’ve been feeling like a mountain bike pioneer….and making it happen on the Grenada off-road trails. On my tropical island of Grenada, there are not too many mountain bikers around…heck, there’s not that many cyclists in general.  There...
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Where The Wild Things Ride

March 8, 2013
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Where The Wild Things Ride

My good friend, Shawn from Texas Mountain Bike Trails, is in to tell you about one of the reasons he loves riding a mountain bike.  He shares some great insight and a list of interesting things he’s come across while riding trails.  Enjoy. Where The Wild Things Ride by Shawn McAfee We’re all about...
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Top 5 Tips for Flying Through the Rocks

February 15, 2013
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Top 5 Tips for Flying Through the Rocks

Greg from Singletracks.com is back with more mountain bike tips for you….this time he talks about riding fast through the rocks.  Be sure to check out all the other Mountain Bike tip articles as well. Top 5 Tips for Flying Through the Rocks by Greg Heil When Darryl emailed me the possible topic of...
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What Makes an Epic Mountain Bike Ride

December 28, 2012
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What Makes an <EM>Epic</EM> Mountain Bike Ride

It’s time for another one of our mountain bike monthly features….this time Greg from Singletracks let’s us know what he feels is an Epic Mountain Bike Ride. What Makes an Epic Mountain Bike Ride By Greg Heil The word “epic” has been entirely overused in recent days, and especially in mountain biking circles. It seems like every...
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Developing a Love for Mountain Biking

December 7, 2012
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Developing a Love for Mountain Biking

In October we kicked off our monthly mountain bike feature with a rockstar post by Greg from Singletracks, and he told us all about his top 3 mountain bike tips.  Then in November he told gave us 3 reasons why winter in mtb season. Greg will be back with another post later this month,...
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3 Reasons Why Winter is Mountain Biking Season

November 30, 2012
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3 Reasons Why Winter is Mountain Biking Season

We’re here with another segment in our mountain bike monthly feature….this time Greg from Singletracks is here to give you 3 reasons why winter is mountain biking season. 3 Reasons Why Winter is Mountain Biking Season by Greg Heil My road biking compatriots tell me that we have some of the best road riding...
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Florida Mountain biking on the Mala Compra Trail

October 30, 2012
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Florida Mountain biking on the Mala Compra Trail

I’m not exactly a mountain biker, but from what I know about it I wouldn’t expect Florida to be a hotspot for this sport. Last week we introduced a monthly mountain bike article from our friends at Singletracks, and it received a great response from our readers.  Greg will be back again each month...
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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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What If Tonight Was New Year’s Eve?

August 6, 2012
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What If Tonight Was New Year’s Eve?

It’s one night of the year when thoughts of hope, positive change, and celebration are lingering in the air all around the World.  On New Year’s Eve we get the opportunity to remember the year that was, pledge to make things better, and give toast to the year that will be. We are still...
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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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