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Independence Days

December 6, 2013
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Independence Days

Last week, our very own Darryl from lovingthebike.com asked this question on Twitter: “What’s on your cycling Christmas wish list?” Without hesitation I responded, “Time and health to ride.” I was with my family for Thanksgiving. We spent a fair amount of time after dinner talking about my dad — including the fact that...
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Feelin’ Dizzy

November 29, 2013
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Feelin’ Dizzy

Love.  Never has a word been so misused. It’s used to describe just about anything we like: I love tacos. I love bikes. I love shoes. I love Led Zeppelin. Ah, but add the word “you” into that phrase and it becomes something entirely different. That changes everything, doesn’t it? That little phrase makes...
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My Backyard

November 22, 2013
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My Backyard

It was drizzling as I left my house early Saturday morning. The wind was coming from the south and it was strong. I headed that way first. Less than a mile from my house I was stopped at a red light. I had no plan for that morning other than to ride and clear...
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Slow Ride

November 15, 2013
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Slow Ride

Slow Ride Time spent wandering, thinking. Silent. Long, slow, distance. Color, crunch. Dark, desolate. Always exploring.   Fall ride, feed my soul. Take me away from the hurry.   Fall ride. Slow ride.   - Suzanne
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Fear

November 1, 2013
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Fear

I was out on Sunday with my favorite riding partner and we passed this word – the only unnatural thing on the expanse of this wall along the train tracks.  I told him I wanted to stop, and he waited patiently for me while I took this photo. We started off again.  He was...
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MTB Ayiti International Stage Race in Haiti

October 26, 2013
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MTB Ayiti International Stage Race in Haiti

This looks like one fantastic cycling event.  I realize getting to it may be difficult, but it’s for a good cause….and man, the photos make it look incredible. MTB Ayiti International Stage Race in Haiti by Benjamin Guter   The MTB Ayiti Stage Race combines a once-in-a-lifetime cultural immersion experience with the opportunity to...
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Releasing the Death Grip

October 11, 2013
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Releasing the Death Grip

Last Fall I bought a mountain bike.  Nothing fancy…a good, basic beginner bike.  I had never ridden off-road before; paved streets and sidewalks were the only terrain I needed to navigate growing up in the city. I’ve been riding this bike quite a bit in the last few weeks.  It sat idle all summer...
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Collecting Cans

October 4, 2013
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Collecting Cans

I was riding down Milwaukee Avenue Sunday morning when this type caught my eye: “It’s not where you’r from it’s where you’r at”  I circled around to find it.  Although I could see it from the street, the building was set back a little, tucked along the EL tracks. I propped my bike against...
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Leaving Marks

September 27, 2013
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Leaving Marks

Fall has arrived, and with it another year starts to wind down.  Where does the time go?  And what have I done this year to make a difference? I think about this often, especially as each year ticks away. As you get older you realize it’s not about what you have, it’s about what...
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Glamour Shots

September 20, 2013
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Glamour Shots

We’ve officially made Suzanne a part of our Loving the Bike team, and she’ll be regularly putting up her beautiful and artistically written ride reports along with a fantastic photo.  I’m so excited. Glamour Shots by Suzanne Deveney We love our bikes, don’t we? It’s a financial investment, whether a $15 yard sale find or a...
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The Bikes of Georgetown, Penang

September 17, 2013
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The Bikes of Georgetown, Penang

Darryl gave me grief last week for sending him a video of me biking around the area, when it looks like any other area in the states, so Sunday I made it a mission to photograph as many cyclists around Penang as I could.  During the week I rarely leave my fortress, so it’s...
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The Girl

September 13, 2013
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The Girl

The Girl by Suzanne Deveney I spotted her late one night while heading home.  I was in my car, stopped at the red light when she caught my eye.  The light turned green and I needed to move, but she did not leave my thoughts. The next time I was on my bike I...
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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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