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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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Life Insurance for Cyclists

September 6, 2016
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Life Insurance for Cyclists

I came across this one through my involvement in the Cycling360 Podcast, and wanted to share the information over here with our readers.  Oh, and unfortunately what this company has to offer is only available to US residents at the moment. Okay, so you know how you get asked a whole bunch of health...
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Enjoy a Relaxing Weekend of Great TV

February 22, 2016
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Enjoy a Relaxing Weekend of Great TV

Enjoy a Relaxing Weekend of Great TV by Noah Sparrow As the weekend approaches, I – like many other people – start to look forward to the chance to kick back and relax with some of my favourite TV shows. With the diverse variety of entertainment on the box these days, I rarely struggle...
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Six Outstanding Family Cycling Trails in Devon

January 20, 2016
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Six Outstanding Family Cycling Trails in Devon

Devon – if you can’t be lucky enough to live there, you might as well get a taste with a holiday! One of the most stunning and culturally-rich regions of the UK, it’s easy to see why people fall in love with Devon. For families in particular, it’s difficult to think of anywhere that...
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Loving the BITE: Start-It-Right Orange Carrot Smoothie

January 7, 2016
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Loving the BITE: Start-It-Right Orange Carrot Smoothie

You’ve read it here before: This is not Jamba Juice. If you’re old-school, it’s not Orange Julius. Or Smoothie King. Today I have a big girl (big boy) smoothie recipe. You’ve been warned. As I type this, I’m on the brink of getting over a cold…one that feels like it could go either way –...
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Allconnect Lets You Know Whether You Are Getting the Best Deal on Cable and Internet

January 7, 2016
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Allconnect Lets You Know Whether You Are Getting the Best Deal on Cable and Internet

For many cyclists at this time of year, it too cold to ride so they need to get their fix by watching cycling videos on TV or researching the latest cycling news on the internet.  But if you haven’t noticed, it can be quite expensive to use these services. It is not all that...
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3 Ways to Deal With Someone Stealing Your Strava KOM

January 5, 2016
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3 Ways to Deal With Someone Stealing Your Strava KOM

Are you on Strava?  If so, do you have some KOM’s that you’re so proudly holding onto?  Yeah, I’m sure you’ve got some nice one’s in your name….but what happens when you get that dreaded e-mail saying: Yeah, it sucks doesn’t it? I don’t really consider myself ultra-competitive, but whenever I’ve had a KOM...
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The Power of Hemp Seeds

December 29, 2015
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The Power of Hemp Seeds

I don’t often highly recommend things to people (well okay, I do recommend cycling).  But this is one thing that I honestly feel will improve your life and your cycling.   – Darryl I’m not a nutritionist, but I know good healthy food when I see it…..and one of the best foods out there in...
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Differences Between Cycling Austin and Cycling the Caribbean

November 3, 2015
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Differences Between Cycling Austin and Cycling the Caribbean

I kept my recent trip to Austin pretty quiet while I was there, but seeing as that was almost two months ago….I’m ready to post about the differences I found between what it’s like cycling there as opposed to the Caribbean. I’ve been riding here in Grenada for three years now and although I...
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Lube It Up….on and off the Bike

October 9, 2015
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Lube It Up….on and off the Bike

Yeah, you know me….never afraid to say or do anything. So when asked if I would write about ​SASMAR personal lubricants, I had no problem agreeing. Hey, us cyclists use lube on our bike chains and ​chamois cream on our sore butts…..so why not personal lube when we’re having fun off the bike? Hahahaha,...
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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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