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Lighting It Up

November 28, 2012
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Lighting It Up

You’ve never seen me review bicycle lights here before, and that’s because I don’t ride at dusk, dawn, or in the dark…..until now. When we were living in Austin (and in Canada prior to that), I was able to ride pretty much when I wanted to and always had tons of sunlight shining on...
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A Bike Commuter Deals With Surgery

November 23, 2012
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A Bike Commuter Deals With Surgery

What do you do if you’re a bike commuter and get sick or injured?  Well, our Loving the Bike friend Malachi Doane shares the story of his abdominal surgery and getting back on the bike. A Bike Commuter Gets Surgery by Malachi Doane I’m a full-time bicycle commuter who recently had my gallbladder taken...
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A City Built Around Cyclists

November 21, 2012
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A City Built Around Cyclists

In my perfect little dream world, I would be living in a location that provides the tropical conditions that I love so much along with incredible cycling infrastructure…..and no cars. Yeah, that would be totally perfect and…believe me…I’ve searched and searched the world for a place like this.  I was reminded last week of...
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Bicycles Eat Up a Hummer

November 16, 2012
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Bicycles Eat Up a Hummer

Give us your suggestions of how we can get more people out on bikes, and win one of these cycling t-shirts with a fantastic message. A few weeks ago I was contacted by the guys over at Ban-T Shirts and asked if I’d like one of their new bicycle themed shirts.  I’d actually seen...
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Holiday Gift Giving Ideas For Your Cyclist

November 14, 2012
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Holiday Gift Giving Ideas For Your Cyclist

Is there a cyclist on your gift giving list this year?  Here are some great options that are sure to light them up when they unwrap what you gave them. I’m going to be completely honest and upfront with all of you.  I’m an affiliate for every product on this gift giving list, but...
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Pedaling for Safer Roads

November 10, 2012
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Pedaling for Safer Roads

We need safer streets for cycling worldwide, and my Austin friends over at the Please Be Kind to Cyclists organization is rising up and taking a stand on the issue. But this post is not only to inform Austin cyclists to take part in the upcoming Pedaling for Safer Roads event, it’s for cyclists...
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Shout Outs to @bicycleradio and the US Voters

November 6, 2012
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I’m back with another quick video from Grenada.  Not all that much to say this time, but seeing as it’s Tuesday (and US election day) I wanted to shout out to Sean and my friends at Bicycle Radio….plus all of you voting today. It’s an exciting day, worldwide.  Enjoy Your Ride.
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Making a Connection With Your Gels

October 31, 2012
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Making a Connection With Your Gels

I’m not saying that cyclists need to take energy gels or bloks, but if you’re going to take them I do feel that you need to use the ones that work best with your body. As I’ve said many times before, I don’t promote a product just because they support this website or pay...
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No Country for Old Men (383 Mile) Race Report

October 25, 2012
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No Country for Old Men (383 Mile) Race Report

Marko Baloh, of Slovenia, is the champion of the inaugural No Country for Old Men bicycle race.  Marko blistered the 383 mile extremely challenging course in 20 hours 59 minutes, averaging 18.23 mph.  Dave Elsberry of Mission Viejo, California finished 2nd with a time of 29 hours 30 minutes.  David Disney of Loveland, Colorado...
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Rockstar Cycling Style: T-Shirts Are Back

October 24, 2012
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Rockstar Cycling Style: T-Shirts Are Back

Our Loving the Bike T-Shirts and Baby Outfits are back….it’s time to get your Rockstar Cycling Style on. What’s even more Rockstar is that we’re doing a Buy One Get One at 50% off from now until November 25th, 2012 (Order one and you’ll receive a message asking if you’d like a second one...
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Ready to Ride in Isolation

October 24, 2012
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Ready to Ride in Isolation

What if you were heading off to ride in a location that does not have the convenience and availability found in a local bike shop?  What would you do to ensure you aren’t left sitting out due to a minor repair that you can’t fix immediately? I’ve been slowly dropping more and more details...
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Breaking Boundaries with Martyn Ashton

October 23, 2012
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Breaking Boundaries with Martyn Ashton

In a week that has seen the lives of some, and the dreams of many, strewn in tatters across the internet I thought it’d be nice to bring something wonderful to the screens of the loyal readers of LovingTheBike.com. Martyn Ashton is apparently very well known in the MTB and trials scene and has...
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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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