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Loving the BITE: Endless Energy Bars. No Bake, 6 Ingredients.

March 1, 2018
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Loving the BITE: Endless Energy Bars. No Bake, 6 Ingredients.

What can you get with 6 ingredients, 1 recipe, and 5 minutes? Hmmm.  How about endless variations of a delicious, fueling, whole-food energy bar!  It’s no joke.  In just minutes, you can make your own perfect energy bars.  These are tasty, real-food, great fuel, and require no cooking.  On the bike, you’ll find that...
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Loving the Bike: How Grapefruits Improve Cycling & All-New Apex Online Nutrition Boot Camp

January 11, 2018
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Loving the Bike: How Grapefruits Improve Cycling & All-New Apex Online Nutrition Boot Camp

I’ve got some great news, and it doesn’t even require a resolution. First, grapefruits are the stuff of Winter (oh yeah!). And second, I’m offering 6-Week Online Nutrition Boot Camps starting next week (1/15/18), and there’s still time to sign up with a Loving the Bike coupon (more on this below). But first, let’s...
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What type of bicycle to choose?

January 10, 2018
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While choosing a bicycle can be a source of happiness for the most passionate, beginners or casual cyclists can easily get lost in the face of the wide variety of offers and existing models. This little guide is for the latter, how to have it a little clearer? How to choose your bicycle well?...
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Sleep and Cycling – Guide to Sleeping Well Before Your Race

November 27, 2017
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I believe nobody questions anymore the vital role sleep plays in our lives, not just for the physical regeneration, but for our mental revival as well. Still, it’s salutary to know that when you’re a cyclist – professional or amateur – sleep has even a more foremost significance than it does for a non-athletic...
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Loving the BITE: Honey Applesauce for Whole-Food Fuel

October 26, 2017
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Loving the BITE: Honey Applesauce for Whole-Food Fuel

It’s officially apple season! And, if you’re looking for a delicious, easy way to use your harvest or farmer’s market deals, look no further than applesauce. This week, we’ll make it with honey (a great fuel for cyclists!) and use it at pre-training fuel. It also works well on the bike, with breakfast over...
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Loving the BITE: Instant Love for my Instant Pot Pressure Cooker PLUS a Favorite Recipe

September 28, 2017
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Loving the BITE: Instant Love for my Instant Pot Pressure Cooker PLUS a Favorite Recipe

One of my all-time favorite recipes just got easier. How? As of late, I’ve been making it in an Instant Pot Electric Slow Cooker rather than Slower Cooker. This is new to me. I’m late to the Instant Pot craze. But what I lack in timing I’m making up in zeal, because truly, this one’s a...
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Celebrity Cyclists

August 14, 2017
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Celebrity Cyclists

Back when Lance Armstrong was the king of cycling and won the Tour de France seven times in a row, riding road bikes became cool in the eyes of Hollywood.  We all know how things went for Lance, but his influence has created a huge amount of celebrity cyclists. During his era many celebrities jumped on board...
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Simple Ways To Get Back In The Saddle After an Injury

July 12, 2017
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Simple Ways To Get Back In The Saddle After an Injury

Even if you take all of the right safety precautions and you’re as careful in the saddle as possible, there’s always a chance that you’re going to end up in a some kind of accident. This is something that anyone who’s really loving the bike is going to have to come to terms with....
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More from Knights of Mo’ Bay

May 17, 2017
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More from Knights of Mo’ Bay

We’ve been partnered with this great independent cycling clothing company for several years now.  Here is our first article about them from back in 2012.  Knights of Mo’ Bay offers a line of cycling jerseys and gear to a niche market, and we’ve really enjoyed working with them.  Here’s the latest news from Knights...
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Custom Electric Chopper Bicycle

November 30, 2016
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Custom Electric Chopper Bicycle

I love bikes.  Of course, with a name like Loving the Bike that is pretty obvious.  But I love all kinds of bikes.  Even though I am a road cyclist, I also love coming across cool bikes of all styles and varieties. So, the other day I was driving in downtown Courtenay and I...
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Furnishing Life with the Bike

October 18, 2016
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Furnishing Life with the Bike

I’ve always loved seeing pictures of bicycle inspired furniture and decorating, but hadn’t seen it live and in effect until coming to the Comox Valley. It seems like a bunch of my bike crazy friends have beautifully decorated their homes in a way that makes me totally jealous.  Yeah, they’ve got everything from a...
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Health and Safety Tips for First Time Mountain Biking

September 21, 2016
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Health and Safety Tips for First Time Mountain Biking

  The fundamental thing about mountain biking safety is that there has to be an acceptable level of risk. Despite all the precautions and warning, the inherent nature of riding a bike through rugged terrain means bumps, bruises, or even broken bones are fair game. If your objective is to eliminate these from your...
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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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