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Daddy’s Got a New Pair of Shoes

August 10, 2011
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Daddy’s Got a New Pair of Shoes

Yeah, I know that line has probably been way overdone, but I just couldn’t resist using it for the title of today’s post….and for good reason.  Not only am I going to tell you about the hot new pair of Pearl Izumi Road Race shoes I just got, but my Daughter Kassi is also...
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10% Off Everything

July 25, 2011
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10% Off Everything

Just wanted to come at you with a self promotion of our Loving the Bike, Loving the Run, and #bikeschool merchandise and offer you all a 10% discount from now until the end of July.  The good folks at Groucho Sports are discounting all our products so you can buy yourself some mid-Summer clothing,...
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Contest Time: One Good Earbud

June 1, 2011
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Contest Time: One Good Earbud

Contest Now Closed: Thanks to everyone who entered our One Good Earbud contest, and thanks to them for supplying us with some sets to give away to y’all.  Three winners were randomly selected from those who left comments (using www.random.org).  The winners are: @simonro, @egggman, and @ayogist.  Please send your mailing address to darryl@lovingthebike.com...
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Contest Time: Do You Wear Road ID?

May 11, 2011
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Contest Time: Do You Wear Road ID?

Friday May 13 Update: Thanks to everyone who entered our Road ID contest, and thanks to Outside PR and Road ID for helping us out with this.  A great big Congratulations goes out to Roy Smalley who is the lucky winner of a Road ID jersey and ID. Prior to getting myself a Road ID...
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Cycling with Children

May 6, 2011
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Cycling with Children

I have taken two great guest posts written for Loving the Bike on the topic of cycling with children and combined them into one big post.  There is a lot of great information in here, so if you have kids and would like to know more about what Alexis and Ron have to share…please...
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All Geared Up: The Review

April 15, 2011
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All Geared Up: The Review

  The great folks over at Outside PR represent some smoking good companies, and they recently sent the Loving the Bike team some items for review.  Instead of doing a separate post for each one, we thought we’d get all geared up with these great products and let you know what we think.  As...
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Did Bob Marley Ride a Bike?

March 30, 2011
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Did Bob Marley Ride a Bike?

I wear a picture of him around my neck, I drink his new beverage, I listen to many of his songs while riding, and I do what I can to carry his “Don’t worry about a thing” vibe within me….yeah, it should come as no surprise that I have huge respect and am a...
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Diesel and Pinarello challenge the urban streets

February 3, 2011
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Diesel and Pinarello challenge the urban streets

Okay, so just recently, the clothing brand Diesel teamed up with Pinarello cycling to create what they have labeled, “Only the Brave – a brand-new urban bike to ride the world’s streets”. I’ll give you some more specifics of the bike in a second…and I’ll leave it up to you to decide how cool or un-cool it...
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Helmtops

January 21, 2011
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Helmtops

My dad talked to the owner of Helmtops when he was on Twitter, and they said they would send him samples for me and my brother.  We got them in the mail and my dad helped us put them on.  Do you know what Helmtops even are?  They are these rubber things you stick...
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#Coffeemates – Fitness Coffee Review

January 7, 2011
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#Coffeemates – Fitness Coffee Review

I haven’t been as big a part of it as I’d like, but thanks to my Twitter friend @marijolamarche there is a great group of people who meet up for some good chatting pretty much every morning. Marijo coined the Twitter Hashtag, #Coffeemates and it’s become a place where cyclists (and non-cyclists) can chillax...
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How Do I Train Over Winter?

November 15, 2010
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How Do I Train Over Winter?

I’ve had a lot of people ask me about training over the winter, so today’s post comes right out of the old mailbag. It’s that time of year where many cyclists are forced off the road and driven to their basements to put in time on the trainer.  Have you seen some of the...
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This Post Might Save Your Bike’s Life

November 5, 2010
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This Post Might Save Your Bike’s Life

Last week I was lucky enough to knock a couple items off my #cyclingwishlist (like, literally). As I’m sure is the case for many of you, my list is pretty long….and it’s always so exciting when I’m able to make them a reality. Ever since I got rid of my hitch mount bike rack, I’ve...
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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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