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Pro Cycling: Santos Tour Down Under

January 22, 2013
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Pro Cycling: Santos Tour Down Under

Today sees the start of the Pro season proper down in South Australia, at the Santos Tour Down Under (if you don’t count the Tour de Luis… and who is!?). Although the ‘People’s Choice Classic’ criterium has already been run the road stages start today and incorporate 6 stages which definitely suit the type of sprinter...
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Fantasy Cycling 2013

January 8, 2013
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Fantasy Cycling 2013

2013 is here and with it brings the awesome new Fantasy Cycling league brought to you by road.cc. This year we have a new and improved fantasy game to bring you, the new bit is from me (I’ve given the league a new name) and the road.cc chaps are supplying the excellent, improved game...
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Doping – The Long Game

November 13, 2012
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Doping – The Long Game

This year has seen some alarming news stories surrounding cycling and the dark art of doping, some more shocking and unbelievable than others. As we head towards 2013 and an off season that will surely be filled with more finger pointing and name calling, has the future of the professional sport been saved by...
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D-FENCE: Paul Kimmage Defence Fund

October 2, 2012
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D-FENCE: Paul Kimmage Defence Fund

Please note, the comments and thoughts expressed here are my own and in no way represent those of LovingTheBike.com, it’s affiliates or sponsors – Stevie If you keep your ear to the Twitter flavoured ground you will no doubt have heard about the Paul Kimmage Defence Fund;  which has been started and is being...
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Once in a lifetime: Watching the Olympics Road Race, Live

July 31, 2012
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Once in a lifetime: Watching the Olympics Road Race, Live

The British and world media may have been talking about London 2012 non-stop for the past year but the men’s Olympic Road Race did not disappoint. I was lucky enough to be on the race-making Straw Belle Slope on Box Hill with my brother @SteamyWynndows and saw some fantastic racing as well as humongous...
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Le Tour so far

July 3, 2012
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Le Tour so far

  Today will see the start of stage 3 of the 2012 Tour de France and the first time the riders will have hit French soil in the race.  This years edition of the race was always going to have a different feel to it due to high-profile riders missing out on the race...
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2012 Giro d’Italia Preview by Stevie Dexter

May 4, 2012
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2012 Giro d’Italia Preview by Stevie Dexter

Stevie is definitely the most knowledgeable pro tour writer I know and he’s here with a fantastic overall preview of what’s to come in the Giro d’Italia.  Things kick off tomorrow morning at 9:40AM EST and be sure to check out the stage previews and live blogging coverage for the entire tour over at...
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Pro Cycling: Hear Me ROAR

April 24, 2012
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Pro Cycling: Hear Me ROAR

If you don’t already know about The Roar, let me introduce you to a fantastic opinion based source for pro cycling articles.  The Roar is Australia’s leading sports opinion website, combining expert columnists with edited fan-written sports articles….and I just so happen to be their new cycling editor. If you know me, you’ll know that I wouldn’t get...
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Greatest Cyclist of All Time

March 14, 2012
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Greatest Cyclist of All Time

It’s a loaded question, but who do you feel is the Greatest Cyclist of All Time…and why?  Labelling someone the Greatest was not something I was willing to do on my own, so I left this one up to a panel of expert judges to do it for me.  Here’s a look at who...
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#bikeschool: Because I can!

December 20, 2011
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#bikeschool: Because I can!

As many of you will remember I spent a week in July at Le Tour with @SteamyWynndows & @AndyMWild and as a result of that trip, ended up the proud owner of a limited edition Team Sky jersey signed by the riders. Since returning from the Tour I’ve been determined to make that Sky...
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Why Pro Cyclists Should Read This Blog

November 30, 2011
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Why Pro Cyclists Should Read This Blog

We don’t specialize in cycling races, cycling technology, or cycling training…so why should a Pro Cyclist be a loyal reader of Loving the Bike?  Or why should any cyclist, for that matter? In a word, Lifestyle.  Other than the fact that all of us cyclists (whether you’re pro, bmx, commuter, road, recumbent, amateur, mtb,...
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#bikeschool: MET SineThesis Review

November 29, 2011
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#bikeschool: MET SineThesis Review

After the recent article here at LovingTheBike regarding the cleaning of your cycle helmet, I realised that I’d had my one and only bike helmet for about 5 years and maybe I was due for an upgrade. I used lots of reasons in my head to justify a new helmet but essentially it was...
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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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