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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...
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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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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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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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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’s it Like to Ride the Tour Divide?

April 27, 2012
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What’s it Like to Ride the Tour Divide?

Have you ever thought about taking the challenge of competing in the Tour Divide?  This is an “underground” cycling race that has become increasingly more popular over the years, and my friend Vance McMurry knows exactly what it’s all about because he gave it a shot last year. Known as the world’s toughest mountain...
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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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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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Trestle Bike Park Photo

February 23, 2012
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Trestle Bike Park Photo

I’ve already shown you one of my favorite cycling landscape photos, and this one of Nadia Rowe taken at Trestle Bike Park is definitely another one.  If you haven’t already seen the post and photo highlighting Dan Joder’s incredible Monument Valley RAAM shot, go check it out right here.  But we’re back with another...
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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.

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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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