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What’s the Deal with E-Bike Conversion Kits?

December 21, 2011
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What’s the Deal with E-Bike Conversion Kits?

Since 2010 there has been a surge in the Electric Bicycle market, but what’s the deal with these things anyway?  Instead of posting about the whole E-Bike market, we’re focusing on the conversion kits which allow you to turn a regular bike into a hybrid electric bicycle. Okay, so I know what you’re thinking….why...
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Bart Yasso: A Running Icon Talks Cycling

December 14, 2011
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Bart Yasso: A Running Icon Talks Cycling

Bart Yasso may be known as more of a runner than a cyclist, but this running idol says that “Riding my bike cross country is by far my favorite athletic achievement.  I wasn’t out there trying to set any records.  Just riding solo enjoying the natural beauty, diverse landscape and friendly people.” I had...
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#bikeschool: Fat Cyclist

December 13, 2011
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#bikeschool: Fat Cyclist

Many of you will have read the trials and tribulations of Elden Nelson, more commonly known as ‘Fat Cyclist‘, on his fantastic blog. The longstanding blog, cited by many as being the finest collection online, has charted the news, satire and heart-felt peaks and troughs of life for many years now. Fat Cyclist will...
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A Cyclist Crashes “The Running Event” Party

December 10, 2011
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A Cyclist Crashes “The Running Event” Party

Austin has been invaded by thousands of #runnerds this week as the National Running Expo called “The Running Event” rolled into town.  I’m a cyclist, right? So what would I want with a running event?  Well, an expo of this magnitude brought with it a bunch of fantastic companies that cater to both the...
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Breaking the World Record for Testicular Cancer Awareness

December 6, 2011
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Breaking the World Record for Testicular Cancer Awareness

BTB Sunglasses and the Testicular Cancer Society are out to break a world record in an effort to spread awareness about testicular cancer.  The goal is to donate 8290 sports balls (the number of men diagnosed with testicular cancer every year) within 24 hours.  Doing so will break the world record for this sort...
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#bikeschool: Championing the Champions

December 6, 2011
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#bikeschool: Championing the Champions

Unfortunately due to the ridiculous nature in which our planet has decided to rotate through space and influence time and seasons, I missed last week’s #bikeschool session (9pm EST if you hadn’t got the hang of it yet). This was unfortunate for 2 reasons; the obvious being I didn’t get to have my hour...
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Who is the Best Bike Mechanic?

December 2, 2011
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Who is the Best Bike Mechanic?

Who do you feel is the best bike mechanic out there?  We all love our bikes, right….so when it comes time to get them serviced we don’t trust just anyone to do the job.  Some of you out there are knowledgable enough to do your own repairs, but for most cyclists we need to...
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Why Pro Cyclists Should Read This Blog

November 30, 2011
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Why Pro Cyclists Should Read This Blog

We don’t specialize in cycling races, cycling technology, or cycling training…so why should a Pro Cyclist be a loyal reader of Loving the Bike?  Or why should any cyclist, for that matter? In a word, Lifestyle.  Other than the fact that all of us cyclists (whether you’re pro, bmx, commuter, road, recumbent, amateur, mtb,...
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What is a Big Ride?

November 25, 2011
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What is a <em>Big Ride</em>?

I was talking to a friend of mine last night and he asked what plans I had for today.  I said we didn’t have too much planned, but part of my day would definitely include a big ride.  Then he asked me an interesting question….“What exactly is a big ride?” I know that I’ve...
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125 lb Cyclist Takes on 3 lb Veggie Burger

November 22, 2011
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125 lb Cyclist Takes on 3 lb Veggie Burger

What happens when a 125 pound cyclist takes on the challenge of eating a 3 pound veggie monster burger?  A better question may be…why would someone even want to? As I’ve mentioned before, one of our sponsors over here at Loving the Bike is Big Daddy’s Restaurant in Austin.  On their menu is what...
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Erie, PA Cyclist Creates Commuter Friendly City

November 18, 2011
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Erie, PA Cyclist Creates Commuter Friendly City

What do you do when you’re a bike commuter who lives in a city with no bicycle culture?  Well, if you’re Steve Shepard you take things into your own hands and start building up that culture. Steve Shepard is a family man and daily commuter in Erie, PA…located in northeast Pennsylvania on the shores...
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Low Budget Cycling Christmas Gift Ideas

November 17, 2011
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Low Budget Cycling Christmas Gift Ideas

Low Priced Gift Ideas for Cyclists: With 38 days left until Christmas, it’s the perfect time to find a gift for that special cyclist in your life (or for yourself). We don’t want to inundate you with too many options (or suggest something like a new and expensive bike…which we all would love by...
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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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