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Primal Wear Allowed Me to Ride With Bob Marley

August 14, 2012
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Primal Wear Allowed Me to Ride With Bob Marley

If you know me, you know there is a little piece of the great Bob Marley living inside this cycling body of mine.  I’ve talked about Bob many times, and even went on a search to see if Bob Marley rode a bike.  My road bike is named after him, and this website even...
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Wiggle: UK’s #1 Online Cycle Shop Takes on the World

July 20, 2012
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Wiggle: UK’s #1 Online Cycle Shop Takes on the World

Whether you’re into online shopping or not, odds are you’ve heard of this explosive company out of the UK called…Wiggle.  In the past 10 years they have officially become the United Kingdom’s top online cycling shop and are on their way to being the number 1 online cycling retailer in the World. The crew...
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Ever Wanted to Edit Your GPS Training Data Online?

July 10, 2012
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Ever Wanted to Edit Your GPS Training Data Online?

Now you can.  Hot and fresh this week is a new online tool that allows cyclists (and other athletes) to edit raw device data collected from any of more than 90 different devices including GPS, power meters, and heart rate monitors. We’d like to congratulate our good friends over at TrainingPeaks for launching this never...
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Loving the Brain: Nutcase Helmet Review

July 7, 2012
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Loving the Brain: Nutcase Helmet Review

Nutcase claims to be “the most fun a helmet ever had” and promotes themselves with the tagline “I Love my Brain”.  The helmet company has a super cool vibe and was founded in Portland, Oregon by former Nike creative director, Michael Morrow. These helmets are far different from the typical road or mountain bike...
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Solo Cycle Jersey Review and Giveaway

June 27, 2012
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Solo Cycle Jersey Review and Giveaway

 Solo is an online cycle clothing company with a passion for two wheels and the styles of another era.  So when this pre-1970 pro racing inspired cycling clothing company contacted us about doing a review and giveaway, we thought we’d get involved and check them out a little closer. It feels like I’ve already done far too...
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Reveal the Path: A Life-Changing Film, Not Just For Cyclists

June 13, 2012
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Reveal the Path: A Life-Changing Film, Not Just For Cyclists

Reveal the Path may be a film described as a “visually stunning adventure by bike”, but even more so it’s what I would call an “auditory spectacle of incredible life wisdom”. Last night I joined the sold out crowd at the Alamo Drafthouse here in Austin to experience the Texas premier of this amazing...
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I Feel Totally IRIE | Win a Cycling Jersey

May 25, 2012
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I Feel Totally IRIE | Win a Cycling Jersey

I don’t hide the fact that I’m a Rasta Man wanna-be, so when I can combine cycling with my love for that culture….it’s a total Win-Win.  A few weeks ago I came across a company called Knights of Mo’ Bay that sells jerseys, shorts, and bibs with a sweet IRIE Caribbean theme so I...
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Review and Giveaway: Bike2Power for the iPhone and Smartphone

April 25, 2012
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Review and Giveaway: Bike2Power for the iPhone and Smartphone

Are you looking to generate power for your electrical device while on the bike?  Our friend @bobridesabike is here to give you one super detailed review of the Spin POWER 4 for the iPhone 4, made by Bike2Power. Oh, and be sure to make your way down to the bottom of his review for details on...
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Win a Viva La Bicicleta T-Shirt

April 18, 2012
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Win a Viva La Bicicleta T-Shirt

Like many of you, I have a ton of cycling T-shirts….but one of my favorites has got to be my Viva la Bicicleta.  Not only does it feel good and look great, but the philosophy behind the company is one that I totally believe in and support: “Our philosophy is simple: get everyone out...
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Win a Custom or Pre-Designed Cycling Shirt

April 13, 2012
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Win a Custom or Pre-Designed Cycling Shirt

I know so many people who have always wanted to design their own t-shirt, and I’m here today to offer you that chance if you are one of these people.  The good folks over at Fibers are offering one of our Loving the Bike readers the opportunity to create your own, or choose from one...
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A One Paragraph Review of 5 Cycling Books

March 28, 2012
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A One Paragraph Review of 5 Cycling Books

Seems like there is an overload of bicycle inspired books out there right now, and we’re here to give you a one paragraph review of five of them.  We’re just giving you a quick review of each one so that you can spend your reading time on the books themselves, and not the review....
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A First Time Triathlete Focuses on Good Shoes

March 12, 2012
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A First Time Triathlete Focuses on Good Shoes

My pal Tammy is a cyclist taking part in her first triathlon, and she’s here to tell you about her new Pearl Izumi syncroFloat IV shoes. My Pearl Izumi syncroFloat IV Review by Tammy I am a cyclist and really love being out on the road with my bike.  Although I enjoy it so...
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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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