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If For No Other Reason, This is Why You Should Respect Lance Armstrong

October 30, 2013
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If For No Other Reason, This is Why You Should Respect Lance Armstrong

Okay, so he might have had a very large ego and took drugs along with pretty much all his competitors….but I still say all the good things Lance Armstrong did for cycling and cancer patients is more than enough to warrant respect. This is one of those topics where most people seem to have...
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A New Domination in Pro Cycling

August 23, 2013
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A New Domination in Pro Cycling

There’s been a change recently in the sport of pro cycling.  Over the past couple years, the focus has been on performance enhancing drugs…..but the fact that there’s a new domination taking place is the real story. Royston from Knights of Mo’Bay cycling clothing and accessories is here with his thoughts and predictions. The...
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The Tour in Numbers… so far

July 9, 2013
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The Tour in Numbers… so far

We’ve seen pimped-out boat transfers, Aussie road rage, the perennial idiot dog (owner), riders suffering through crash related pain (chapeau G and Ted), GC contenders smashing each other… and GC contenders crumbling. If you think about it, apart from the craziness of Corsica, these things happen almost every year. But by the time we...
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Tour de France – Red, White and Blue…and Green…and Pink

July 2, 2013
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Tour de France – Red, White and Blue…and Green…and Pink

The Pro peloton are usually a colourful bunch and this years Tour de France is no different. But who needs to take some advice from Europe’s fashion capitals and who are the trend setters?   The ‘A Gé Deux Erre‘ name has been a part of the peloton since 1992 and previously had a...
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Flying the Flag: The 100th Edition of the Tour de France

June 25, 2013
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Flying the Flag: The 100th Edition of the Tour de France

With less than a week before the start of the 100th edition of Le Grande Boucle, there is a group of excited riders who will proudly be donning new spangly kit after winning their national championship There isn’t enough screen space on the interweb superhighway to fully describe all of the reasons that people look...
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The 2013 Tour de France: The Biggest Race in Cycling

April 12, 2013
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The 2013 Tour de France: The Biggest Race in Cycling

The 2013 Tour de France is just around the corner, and this guest post from Mark at Ladbrokes provides a first look at who’s favored to win the 100th edition of this grand tour. The Tour de France: the biggest race in cycling It’s one of the most eagerly anticipated events of the sporting calendar and...
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The Jakeaway

April 9, 2013
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The Jakeaway

Jakey Cakey… watch this space! The amateur race scene in the UK is a tough place to learn your trade. But as results from Team GB have shown over the past 10 or so years the process of young prospects riding themselves into the sights of team managers on local circuits and rainy morning back roads...
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The Race to the Sun: Paris-Nice

March 5, 2013
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The Race to the Sun: Paris-Nice

Find out what all the fuss is about as the Paris-Nice peloton heads for the sunny south of France The week long Paris-Nice stage race is one of the most exciting and interesting races to watch in the Pro season. Heading from the relatively cold north-western outskirts of Paris and making its way fairly directly...
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New Cycling Magazine: 2r

February 26, 2013
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New Cycling Magazine: 2r

The emergence of a new style of cycling ‘magazine’ has caused waves of excitement around the community.  Not just for its content and format, but for the writers behind it.  2r is a new multi-media magazine about cycling available to download monthly and looks to feature some very interesting and inspiring writers as well as beautiful photo essays and in-depth...
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Tour of California jersey design

February 12, 2013
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Tour of California jersey design

The good people at the AMGEN Tour of California have announced a competition to design the jersey that will adorn the leader of the race’s Breakaway From Cancer Most Courageous rider… and you have a competitor to vote for!  VOTE HERE I took a lot of enjoyment out of designing our Loving The Bike 2012 team kit,...
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Kentucky Dirt Derby

February 5, 2013
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Kentucky Dirt Derby

For those of you who have been under a rock, the world seems to be getting either seriously wet and quite floody or firey and rather hot. This week saw Louisville, Kentucky take the brunt of Mother Nature’s wrath and oh boy did it make for an even greater Cyclo-Cross World Championships Following worrying...
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Tour Down Under: Stage 3 Updates

January 24, 2013
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Tour Down Under: Stage 3 Updates

Our friend James Hopping is hanging out at the Tour Down Under this week and has supplied us with a few pictures and comments from Stage 3.  Yeah, I’m just a little jealous of James, but happy to have him providing this update. TDU: Stage 3 by James Hopping This is a picture I...
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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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