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Long Bike Back

August 15, 2014
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Long Bike Back

Over a year ago, I posted about the journey of two guys cycling across the United States to promote the Share the Road message.  Like all cyclists I know, I’m all for it and will do what I can to help get the word out there. Well, Pearson and Pete have completed their journey...
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Fly6 (Combination Tail-Light & HD Camera) Review and Giveaway

June 3, 2014
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Fly6 (Combination Tail-Light & HD Camera) Review and Giveaway

When I was first contacted by Fly6, they were in the middle of their Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for their unique product.  As the world’s first tail-light/video recorder, they had the mission to make drivers aware they might be recorded, so they behave appropriately. I was intrigued by their idea, and as you...
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Try Out X2 Performance and Win a Pair of Ryders Sunglasses

March 26, 2014
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Try Out X2 Performance and Win a Pair of Ryders Sunglasses

As you know, I’m a proud ambassador of X2PERFORMANCE…..a safe and natural liquid dietary supplement for Increased Energy, Enhanced Endurance, and Improved Recovery. I really want all of you to give this product a trial to see what you think.  In order to receive your free product, they require you to provide your credit card...
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Pearl iZUMi Men’s Tri Fly IV Carbon Cycling Shoe

October 15, 2013
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Pearl iZUMi Men’s Tri Fly IV Carbon Cycling Shoe

No, I haven’t become a triathlete…..but here’s a review of the Pearl iZUMi Men’s Tri Fly IV Carbon Cycling Shoe for all our Triathlon followers. As you know, I live on the Caribbean island of Grenada.  A place known for many things, but I’ll bet Triathlon isn’t one you would have thought of.  Well, this...
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My Favorite Cycling Blogs

October 11, 2013
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As we finish our week of Loving the Bike product reviews, I thought I would steer away from physical products and talk about a few of the cycling blogs that I personally love.  I hope you enjoyed the other cycling product reviews that made up each day this week…..and be sure to let me...
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Detours Coffee Bag and D2R Rear Bicycle Bag

October 10, 2013
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Detours is all about making fun, high-quality bags for bicycle commuters, recreational cyclists, and long-distance tourists.  Basically they want to provide a product for anyone who rides a bike.  This Seattle-based company believes in cycling to work all year round and having a good time.  Definitely sounds like my kind of company. I highlighted Detours...
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110% Compression Transformer Shorts

October 9, 2013
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What the heck are Transformer Shorts anyway?  Well, we’re back with another review and this time around we’re going to tell you what these things are and what they can do for you. Each day this week we’re posting a video review highlighting the products that have been recently sent over.  110% Compression is...
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Serfas Carbon Zirconium Cycling Shoe and ST-13i C02 Mini Tool

October 8, 2013
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As we continue with the Loving the Bike review week, today we have a look at the Serfas Carbon Zirconium cycling shoes and the new Serfas ST-13i CO² Inflator / Mini Tool. Not too long ago, I did a review of some other Serfas products…..and happy to be putting up another one today.  Let...
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Helmet Review: MET Estro vs Lazer Genesis

October 7, 2013
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It’s review week here at Loving the Bike.  Yeah, I’m going to post a different review each day this week and I’m hoping we’re able to give you some good advice and information for one of your upcoming purchases.  Each review will mostly be in video format as I feel it’s a more effective...
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Showers Pass and Nutcase Un-Review

September 4, 2013
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Showers Pass and Nutcase Un-Review

How do you write a review when you like a product, but haven’t actually tried it out for yourself?  Well, I’ve had a couple items around here that I just haven’t been able to put a review together for….because I haven’t personally used them. So here it goes….my un-review. Nutcase Bell I love the...
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The Man-Bicycle Basket

August 14, 2013
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The Man-Bicycle Basket

Front baskets on your bicycle are only for pretty girls riding along in pretty dresses, right?  Hmmmm…Can it be cool for men to have a front basket on their bike? Although I don’t currently have one on my bike, I say Yes.  With all the options available for bike baskets these days, it’s easy...
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I’m Still Proudly Repping Texas

August 7, 2013
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I’m Still Proudly Repping Texas

My Family and I lived a total of 3 years in the beautiful city of Austin, Texas.  That equates to only about 7% of my life….but it was enough for me to consider it home.  Even though we’re Canadians, my entire Family actually considers it home. I miss the city, the bike culture, and...
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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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