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2013 Top Cycling Blogs

June 4, 2013
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2013 Top Cycling Blogs

The votes are in and it’s time once again to let you know who you selected as the Top Dogs of the Cycling Blogs. Seems like the amount of votes was down a little from other years, but based on who voted here’s how things went down. Top Road Cycling Blog Cycling Tips www.cyclingtipsblog.com After being...
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Common-Unity: Imagine

June 4, 2013
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Common-Unity: Imagine

Community…I like to break it down to common-unity.  The way I see it, as a human being, my community is made up of about 7 billion people.  I am a firm believer in the “Butterfly Effect”, and off the bicycle the single most transforming event in my life was when I got that I...
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Sunglasses and Cycling

May 24, 2013
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Sunglasses and Cycling

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again….“my mamma says I was born with a pair of sunglasses on my head”.  For as long as I can remember, I’ve had a pair of sunglasses on no matter what the season and no matter what I am doing.  No other accessory has been such...
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Riding Barefoot from Denver to Kansas City

May 23, 2013
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Riding Barefoot from Denver to Kansas City

Not only is cycling across the United States, and doing so totally off the grid a huge accomplishment on it’s own….but now my buddy Rob is kicking it up a notch by riding barefoot on the Denver to Kansas City leg of his tour.  Why, you may ask.  Well, it’s all in the name of raising...
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Crank Honors 2013: Top Dogs of Cycling Blogs

May 22, 2013
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Crank Honors 2013: Top Dogs of Cycling Blogs

It’s time to determine the top dogs of the cycling blogs once again….and it’s up to you to make the selections. This is the fourth time we’ve held the Crank Honors…..voting for your favorite cycling blogs in the categories of: Road Cycling Blog Commuter Cycling Blog Mountain Bike Blog Lifestyle Cycling Blog Women’s Cycling Blog...
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Off the Grid Bicycle Tour Update: Day 26

May 17, 2013
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Off the Grid Bicycle Tour Update: Day 26

Here’s another update from my new cycling friend Rob Greenfield who is currently cycling across the United States….totally off the grid.  He’s impressed and amazed me over the past week of knowing him, and I just had to post his Day 26 journal entry seeing as he mentions me in the post. Off the...
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Off the Grid Update

May 14, 2013
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Off the Grid Update

Yesterday we posted an article about Rob Greenfield and his bicycle journey currently taking place across the United States.  The cool thing about this mission is that he’s doing it totally off the grid. I’ve personally been so impressed by what Rob is doing and what he stands for that I wanted to follow...
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The Hero Blog

May 14, 2013
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The Hero Blog

Hero Blog By Joel Phillips Hero…quite a magnificent four-letter word isn’t it?  The very mention of the word evokes feelings of inspiration, and who doesn’t like a story about a hero.  Growing up in Cheyenne (Wyoming), one of the many places I would ride my bike was City News, a local mom & pop...
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Team #LovingtheBike does #30daysofbiking Winners

May 8, 2013
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Team #LovingtheBike does #30daysofbiking <b>Winners</b>

Last week we wrapped up another fantastic month of riding our bikes every single day as part of the #30daysofbiking event.  This is the third year that we’ve kicked things up a bit over here at Loving the Bike, and added an extra dimension with our points system. There was a lot of great riding...
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Assessing the Struggle

May 3, 2013
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Assessing the Struggle

I feel like I know my body pretty well, and my diet and routine are disturbingly the same each and every day….so when my performance on the bike changes, it makes me start to wonder what’s going on. For the past couple weeks I’ve felt off, and I’m not biking up to what my...
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The Bike Literally Saved Joel’s Life

April 29, 2013
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The Bike Literally Saved Joel’s Life

When Joel agreed to share his amazing and captivating story of how the bike saved him from taking his own life, I knew right away that this was going to be something that our readers would find so compelling. I’m honored to present this very personal post by our newest Loving the Bike team...
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Team #LovingtheBike Photos From #30daysofbiking

April 23, 2013
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Team #LovingtheBike Photos From #30daysofbiking

We’re only a few days from the end of another exciting #30daysofbiking, and Team #LovingtheBike has been representing and posting some amazing pictures on our facebook page. If you haven’t already heard of the extra kick we give the #3odaysofbiking challenge, you can read about how Team #LovingtheBike spends the month of April, in this...
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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.

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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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