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You’ll Never Complain About Road Conditions or 3 Feet Ever Again

April 1, 2014
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This is the cycling video I’ve been wanting to make for a very long time now.  I’m not much of a video editor, but I put this together to give you a first hand look at how my riding looks in Grenada. Note: Grenada is a totally safe place to ride a bicycle…..for the average cyclist. ...
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Team #LovingtheBike and #30daysofbiking 2014

March 31, 2014
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Team #LovingtheBike and #30daysofbiking 2014

A few weeks ago, we asked you if Team #LovingtheBike Would Do #30daysofbiking again this year.  I explained how my new cycling projects have taken a lot of time away from me, but would still love it if we once again put our own spin on the #30daysofbiking challenge. Well, the response was pretty...
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Looking for Windows

March 28, 2014
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Looking for Windows

Anyone who rides a bike understands “the window” − a brief period of time when you head out for a ride because you know it won’t happen otherwise. Could be a small clearing on the weather radar map. Or the time between waking up and having to head to the office. Or sometimes it’s...
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Try Out X2 Performance and Win a Pair of Ryders Sunglasses

March 26, 2014
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Try Out X2 Performance and Win a Pair of Ryders Sunglasses

As you know, I’m a proud ambassador of X2PERFORMANCE…..a safe and natural liquid dietary supplement for Increased Energy, Enhanced Endurance, and Improved Recovery. I really want all of you to give this product a trial to see what you think.  In order to receive your free product, they require you to provide your credit card...
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Making a Game Out of Pro Cycling

March 25, 2014
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Making a Game Out of Pro Cycling

Are you the type of person who simply likes to enjoy the sport of cycling, or do you like to make following it more like a game? As with all sports, there are options available for those who want to do more than just watch.  I know my buddy, @steviedexter likes to take part...
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X2Performance for the Ride…..and Run

March 22, 2014
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X2Performance for the Ride…..and Run

I’ve previously posted about a great new product called X2Performance, and that I’m an ambassador of their company. Yes, they pay me to promote their product….but you know I wouldn’t do it just for the money.  This stuff is the real deal, and I’m happy to spread the message. I recently received some free...
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The Wave

March 21, 2014
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The Wave

I spent a lazy Saturday morning sipping coffee while watching Ronde van Drenthe, the opening race of the UCI World Cup series in Hoogeveen, Netherlands. It was a rare live online broadcast of a women’s pro cycling event; how could I not watch? It had everything I love about bike racing at this time...
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Women and Wheels

March 14, 2014
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Women and Wheels

In honor of Women’s History Month, here are some of my favorite pics of women on two wheels and woman-focused art. I love when I see a cool girl on a bike and she lets me take her photo.   Ok, not a bicycle, but she’s too cool not to include. And last, me....
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40 degrees! What’s that going to feel like?

March 7, 2014
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40 degrees! What’s that going to feel like?

And more importantly, what should I wear? It looks like the weather might break here in Chicago. Predictions of temps in the 40s for next week leave me yearning for long rides and much-needed stress relief. It’s going to feel downright warm after the frigid temps that we’ve experienced. As cyclists, we obsess over...
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The Cycling Marketplace

March 7, 2014
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The Cycling Marketplace

If you’re looking for unique cycling items or gifts, this is it.  For a while now I’ve been searching for the right mix of products to put together in a Loving the Bike Cycling Marketplace, and I’ve finally found it.  If you haven’t already been over to Bicycle Gift Hub, head over there and...
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Art and Bikes: An Artist Profile

February 28, 2014
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Art and Bikes: An Artist Profile

Bicycles have been inspiring artists since their invention. For one Chicago cyclist, the bike is not only for physical activity, social interaction, and transportation to the coffee shop, but also for artistic expression. “Bikes are beautiful. They’re mechanical and works of art themselves,” says architect and illustrator Robert Isaac. Robert’s illustration was featured at ARTCRANK...
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Will Team #Lovingthebike do #30daysofbiking again?

February 26, 2014
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Will Team #Lovingthebike do #30daysofbiking again?

Do you want to take on #30daysofbiking as part of Team #Lovingthebike this year?  For the past 3 years we have held our own challenge within the #30daysofbiking funfest, and to be honest I’m a little unsure as to whether we should do it again.  Here’s why. Life for Mr. LovingtheBike has become busy,...
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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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