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Drop the Phone – Save a Cyclist

September 12, 2012
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Drop the Phone – Save a Cyclist

I have a very simple idea that will not only help save cyclists from getting hit on their bikes, but will also save the lives of pedestrians, other drivers, and yourself. I don’t hold a firm stand on too many things, but I am totally against people using cell phones while in a vehicle....
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Team LovingtheBike: National Bike Challenge Finish

September 1, 2012
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Team LovingtheBike: National Bike Challenge Finish

Congratulations to Team Loving the Bike on their incredible performance during the National Bike Challenge.  These 10 riders did amazing things on their bikes over the past four months and each of them should be so proud of themselves. Team Captain, Julie Starling, is in with a final wrap up and what went down...
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Loving the RACE: Aaron’s First Road Race

August 31, 2012
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Loving the RACE: Aaron’s First Road Race

Join me in reading the story of participating in a first ever road race, by our Loving the Bike teammate Aaron Madrid.  We’ve posted the story of Aaron’s experience in his first ever Century Ride, but now it’s time to share his beautiful insight into what it’s like to race for the first time...
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Our Reveal the Path Screening

August 29, 2012
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Our <em>Reveal the Path</em> Screening

As you already know, I love the film “Reveal the Path” and provided a full review of the Austin premier when I attended it in June.  The DVD’s are now available for purchase so anyone who wasn’t able to see it in theatres can experience all the goodness this film has to offer….in the...
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Cycling Didn’t Just Die

August 24, 2012
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Cycling Didn’t Just Die

When I heard the news of Lance Armstrong getting stripped of his titles and being banned from cycling last night, my heart sank.  Sure I’m a fan of this incredible cycling legend and was saddened for him, but my thoughts were more directed towards what this was going to do for the sport of...
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Time

August 24, 2012
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Time

If finding the time were not an issue, we’d all ride 500 miles a week…right?  Unfortunately, most of us have to squeeze in our rides between work, family, and other commitments we have in our lives.  I am fortunate to get out for quite a few miles each week…..but it’s funny, the more I...
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Cool Cycling Analysis from Training Peaks and the USA Pro Challenge

August 21, 2012
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Cool Cycling Analysis from Training Peaks and the USA Pro Challenge

If you’re following the USA Pro Cycling Challenge this week, you just might want to check out what Training Peaks is doing to help bring another dimension to the race. Training Peaks is the official race data partner for the USA Pro Challenge and this year they are offering us all the chance to get...
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‘Joining the Century Club’ – The Event, by Aaron Madrid

August 21, 2012
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‘Joining the Century Club’ – The Event, by Aaron Madrid

Here is part 3 of Aaron Madrid’s ‘Century’ series. You can check out the first installment here and the second ‘training’ article here.  Today @AaronMadrid talks about ensuring you have everything ready before the big day and his experiences of his own first 100 mile event.  Joining the Century Club – Part 3 Now...
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Loving the Bike Jersey and Kits: Round Two

August 15, 2012
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Loving the Bike Jersey and Kits: Round Two

We’re doing one more round of orders for the 2012 Loving the Bike Jersey and Kit.  Our first round went so well that we’re offering up a second round of orders to anyone who missed out.  After posting some pictures of these hot, hot, hot kits designed by our very own Stevie Dexter there...
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Bike to Nowhere, to See Nothing

August 14, 2012
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Bike to Nowhere, to See Nothing

I came across this image today on Facebook and immediately shared it one our Loving the Bike page.  I feel that it’s such a beautiful yet simple statement about our love for the bike….and I just had to share it here on the website as well. There are several different motivational type cycling images/messages...
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Climbing and the Power to Weight Ratio

August 8, 2012
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Climbing and the Power to Weight Ratio

I seem to always get comments about climbing and how my body type is ideal for battling the hills on my bike.  Being short and light is probably a big giveaway, and the reason for this is because of what’s known as the “Strength to Weight Ratio”….or what I like to call the Power...
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¡Viva La Bicicleta! – Why Do You Ride?

August 3, 2012
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Recently my friends over at Viva la Bicicleta asked some of their customers why they ride a bike and what it means to them.  They put it together in this spectacular little video and I wanted to share it with all of you. See what these four people had to say and then share...
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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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