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Online Bike Maintenance Course

February 16, 2012
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Online Bike Maintenance Course

Do you need to learn some basic bicycle maintenance?  My good buddy, Victor from Bicycle Lab is coming to your rescue.  Victor has a bunch of training programs through what he calls “The Fluent Cyclist” and this maintenance class is what’s coming out next. I’m a guy who’s definitely loving the bike, but I...
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Make it Happen Monday: Cycling for your Heart

February 13, 2012
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Make it Happen Monday: Cycling for your Heart

Could your Heart use an extra workout this month?  As part of our regular Make it Happen Monday series, we’re hoping to inspire you to take part in the MapMyFitness Quaker Challenge.  It’s a fantastic event being put on by the good folks at Quaker and MapMyFitness to promote the importance of having a healthy heart, and...
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Living Without a Drivers License

February 10, 2012
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Living Without a Drivers License

I have huge respect for anyone Living Car-Less or Car-Light, so imagine how I feel about someone who has lived their life without a personal driver’s license.  Actually, it could almost be described as a feeling of jealousy because I wish I could say the same for myself.  To be honest, it’s a strange...
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ARTCRANK…Austin…Be There

February 9, 2012
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ARTCRANK…Austin…Be There

The Austin ARTCRANK show is just a couple weeks away, and if you don’t already have plans to be there…let me kick your butt just a little bit harder.  I’ve been actively promoting and recruiting for this fantastic bicycle art event both online and in person, and anticipation of this show is really starting...
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Make it Happen Monday: Bob Marley

February 6, 2012
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Make it Happen Monday: Bob Marley

What does Make it Happen Monday, Bob Marley, and Loving the Bike have in common?  Each one has something to celebrate on this fine February 6th, 2012.  Today, Loving the Bike turns two years old…Bob Marley would have been celebrating his 67th Birthday….and Make it Happen Monday simply always kicks off the week with...
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3 Tips to Avoid a Crash

February 1, 2012
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3 Tips to Avoid a Crash

Nobody likes to talk about crashing on a bike, but unfortunately it can happen.  It’s one of those voodoo type subjects where you feel like you need to sacrifice one of your bikes to the bike Gods after talking about it.  We recently did a podcast all about crashing over at Cycling 360, and...
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The iBert Safe-T-Seat

January 13, 2012
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The iBert Safe-T-Seat

Looking for a cool way to carry your infant on your bike?  You might want to check out the iBert Safe-T-Seat.  As some of you may know, I have a bike crazed baby in the house…and if you’d like to see how much he loves bikes, check out this video from last year’s TdF....
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Subscribe to Loving the Bike

January 12, 2012
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Subscribe to Loving the Bike

We invite you to subscribe to our Loving the Bike distribution list.  Believe me, I know you’re already bombarded with people and websites asking you to sign up for their mailing list so that they can build some sort of huge and ideal distribution list.  Up until recently I hadn’t been one to go...
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#bikeschool: Fantasies

January 10, 2012
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#bikeschool: Fantasies

If you’ve ever screamed at the television in disgust at your favourite team not chasing that race winning break or been disappointed at the amount of water bottles the domestiques are carrying up to the hot-shots then this is your chance to take control. We will be running a Fantasy Cycling leauge with the...
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Looking Good on the Bike

January 4, 2012
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Looking Good on the Bike

What are your thoughts when it comes to cycling clothing and fashion?  Are you concerned about having a perfectly matching kit each time you’re out on the bike, or are you cool with wearing whatever you happen to have around.  Maybe you even make sure you’re always color-coordinated with your bike each ride as well....
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Enjoy Your Ride

December 28, 2011
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Enjoy Your Ride

As the tag line for Loving the Bike, “Enjoy Your Ride” has become an important part of this site. It’s pretty much a self-explanatory slogan, but the meaning of it goes back quite a while and has a nice little story to it. Back in 1999, before I was married and had kids, I spent some...
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A Bicycle for Christmas

December 23, 2011
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A Bicycle for Christmas

The bicycle just might be the best Christmas gift in the World.  Well, we think it is and so does our guest writer, Mark Beaconsfield.  Mark is a cycling fan, cyclist, and a regular classmate at #bikeschool (along with his daughter, Kayla).  He hails from Melbourne, Australia and we’re happy to share his beautiful...
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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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