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Pack On 20% More Weight, and Ride

September 11, 2013
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Pack On 20% More Weight, and Ride

Do you know what it feels like to ride a bike as someone heavier than you currently are?  Yeah, kind of a strange question. The other day I rode my mountain bike to Mocha Spoke and then from there I rode off carrying an additional 20 pounds of stuff in my backpack.  I rode...
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Day and Night

September 6, 2013
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Day and Night

We’ve got another beautifully painted ride report and photo from @soozed….and we’d like to officially introduce her as one of our Loving the Bike team members.  Yes, she’ll be posting on a regular basis over here and I’m so excited about it. Day and Night by Suzanne Deveney Black and white. Good and evil....
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Anticipation, Realization, Admiration, and the CX Ride

September 3, 2013
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Anticipation, Realization, Admiration, and the CX Ride

A few words about my cycling life in the past week: Anticipation: I GET MY CX BIKE TOMORROW!!!  I GET MY CX BIKE TOMORROW!!! — Ashley Irving (@ashleyidesign) August 25, 2013 Realization: MY CX BIKE IS HERE!!!  MY CX BIKE IS HERE!!!  MY CX BIKE IS HERE!!! — Ashley Irving (@ashleyidesign) August 26, 2013...
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Tips on Betting on Tour de France and Other Pro Cycling Races

August 29, 2013
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Tips on Betting on Tour de France and Other Pro Cycling Races

If you’re someone who likes to bet or gamble, there are endless opportunities to put your money down on a winner.  Like it or not, there are opportunities to place bets when it comes to pro cycling as well.  This is an interesting article with information on what goes on in the world of...
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TdF Stage Riders Raise Money for Charity

August 27, 2013
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TdF Stage Riders Raise Money for Charity

A group of riders recently took part in a fantastic dream ride all in the name of charity.  I must say that I’m quite jealous of these lucky cyclists.  Not only did they do a great thing for the Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research charity, but they also got to cycle a route that I...
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Cycling in Malaysia: Observations

August 20, 2013
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Cycling in Malaysia: Observations

Well hello again. Thanks to everyone who commented on my previous post (Loving the Race) as well as mentioned it on social media.  Writing regularly for a site other than my own is a new experience, much like the rest of my life right now!  No one had any racing questions for me this...
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Pick Up and Delivery by Bicycle

August 16, 2013
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Pick Up and Delivery by Bicycle

I might not have mentioned it enough times in the past, but I’m the proud owner of a bicycle café in the Caribbean called Mocha Spoke.  I also commute to work by bike 99% of the time….so my work life is pretty much as bikey as possible. During the day we’re quite often in need...
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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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Loving the Race

August 13, 2013
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Loving the Race

We’ve got a new teammate here at Loving the Bike, and her name is Ashley Irving.  Find out more about her by checking out Ashley’s bio, and watch for her posts coming at you each week here on the site.  To start things off, she’s here to tell you about racing at the Tokeneke...
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Bicycles Highlighted on New Travel Channel Series

August 9, 2013
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Bicycles Highlighted on New Travel Channel Series

Bicycles have not been given enough screen time on television programs, but thanks to Ryan van Duzer that’s about to change. You’ve seen me post about Ryan several times here on Loving the Bike.  Over the past few years he’s become a good friend and I consider him one of the greatest bicycle advocacy...
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The Continental Contrast of a Rain Ride

August 6, 2013
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The Continental Contrast of a Rain Ride

Sometime I lose touch with how awesome it is to live in the metro-Denver area and be loving the bike.  The extensive trail system and bike lanes make the entire city a haven for cyclists of all abilities, from training wheels to titanium wheels, the Denver area is an extraordinary place to ride. I was...
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From Drought to Downpour

July 31, 2013
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From Drought to Downpour

I lived in Austin Texas for two years and only got caught cycling in the rain a few times.  I’ve been living on the Caribbean island of Grenada for 8 months and have been out riding in a downpour several times already. Talk about totally going from drought to downpour. During the time we lived...
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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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