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#30daysofbiking and #30daysofgoodness Has Begun

April 1, 2013
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#30daysofbiking and #30daysofgoodness Has Begun

Today is the official start of #30daysofbiking 2013….and for many it will be the beginning of a love for cycling. Not often does something come along for the sole purpose of creating goodness.  When @patiomensch and @zachamon, launched things on April 1, 2010 I knew right away that this was going to be something good. I...
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Virtually Fixed

March 29, 2013
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Virtually Fixed

  It’s been about three years since I last had a professional bike fit.  Although it was done virtually, it totally helped my performance and comfort on my road bike.  Best of all, my bicycle fit was what started a fantastic friendship with my (now) good friend and Cycling 360 co-host….Victor Jimenez.  If you weren’t...
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A Surefire Way to Cure Vehicle vs Cyclist issues

March 27, 2013
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A Surefire Way to Cure Vehicle vs Cyclist issues

Okay, so I’ve come up with the ultimate guaranteed way to cure the issues found on the road between cyclists and motorists.  Well, actually I’m kind of stealing the idea from my good friend Daniela who mentioned it recently in a comment. She posted this on Facebook in response to my recent “Plea to...
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Kits, Kits, Kits

March 12, 2013
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Kits, Kits, Kits

Jersey design is a tricky business… but it’s not THAT hard!  We are hoping to produce another LovingTheBike.com team kit this year after the success and interest we had in our 2012 edition, which you can see below modeled by The Boss. There has also been a #bikeschool jersey, which captured the imagination of the taco eating, noggin...
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A Plea to Motorists

March 6, 2013
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A Plea to Motorists

I’ve totally had it with drivers and vehicles on the road.  The time is now for something to be done and it’s up to every one of us to make the roads safer. This is the most important video I’ve ever done, and I invite you to watch and then share my plea to...
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The Race to the Sun: Paris-Nice

March 5, 2013
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The Race to the Sun: Paris-Nice

Find out what all the fuss is about as the Paris-Nice peloton heads for the sunny south of France The week long Paris-Nice stage race is one of the most exciting and interesting races to watch in the Pro season. Heading from the relatively cold north-western outskirts of Paris and making its way fairly directly...
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Team #LovingtheBike does #30daysofbiking 2013

March 1, 2013
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Team #LovingtheBike does #30daysofbiking 2013

It’s time once again for #30daysofbiking, and 30 days of good times on your bike.  About the only thing better than spending April riding your bike all 30 days, is being a part of Team #LovingtheBike and all the goodness that comes along with it. For the past two years we’ve taken part in...
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Creeping into the Big Ring

February 13, 2013
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Creeping into the Big Ring

There’s a lot of cyclists who strive for more time in the big ring.  For those that don’t know what I’m talking about, I mean to get out and ride in the big chainring (the set of chain rings affixed to your crank). The pedalling may be tougher in the big ring, but the...
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That Ain’t Suffering

February 8, 2013
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That Ain’t Suffering

The word “Suffering” seems to be in the vocabulary of most cyclists, and generally seems to fit our sport quite well.  Heck, the guys over at The Sufferfest have even created the Tour of Sufferlandria for cyclists to join in the suffering from their pain cave. I’ve totally bought into the term and find...
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Awakening the Flat Tire Gods

January 30, 2013
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Awakening the Flat Tire Gods

Has anyone ever warned you about awakening the bicycle flat tire Gods?  Heed their advice, because I just found out that this is for real. Yeah, you’ve more than likely had a situation where you’re talking about how long it’s been since you had a flat tire….and then been immediately warned not to bring...
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Washing My Cycling Kit….Old School Style

January 29, 2013
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Washing My Cycling Kit….Old School Style

What’s your cycling kit washing routine?  I thought I’d give you a quick behind the scenes look at what I do here in Grenada.  Here’s my old school kit washing video with all the details.  
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Our Make it Happen Lifestyle Choices for a Healthy 2013

January 28, 2013
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Our Make it Happen Lifestyle Choices for a Healthy 2013

As a Loving the Bike fitness dude who loves to make sure his family is eating and living healthy, it’s sometimes difficult to keep things totally on track. So how do we “make it happen” in the healthy living department? Well here’s our list of 5 small steps that we’re doing so that we...
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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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