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Bike Jewelry

October 14, 2011
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Bike Jewelry

A few weeks ago I posted some bicycle jewelry pictures on Twitter to see what kind of feedback they would receive.  I had an overwhelming amount of people come back saying that this stuff was amazing and where could they get their hands on this jewelry. So today we’re doing something a little bit...
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I Absolutely Recommend Hemp Hearts

October 13, 2011
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I Absolutely Recommend Hemp Hearts

I don’t often highly recommend things to people (well okay, I do recommend cycling).  But this is one thing that I honestly feel will improve your life and your cycling.   - Darryl It’s not very often that I come across something that really makes me want to promote the heck out of it. One...
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Loving the BITE: The Big Daddy’s Falafel Wrap

October 13, 2011
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Loving the BITE: The Big Daddy’s Falafel Wrap

We’re doing something a little bit differently for today’s Loving the BITE.  Thursday’s are usually the day that our resident sports nutritionist, Kelli, provides you with another one of her fantastically healthy recipes along with the details on why it is good for you.  But today I’m going to post a review about the...
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CycleTracks

October 7, 2011
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CycleTracks

I think it’s safe to say that Austin, Texas is one of the top Tech cities in North America….It’s also safe to say that it’s also one of the top cycling cities as well. Because of this, it’s no surprise that CycleTracks is using this city to collect bicycle data through their Smartphone application...
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Going Beyond Ride the Divide

October 5, 2011
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Going Beyond Ride the Divide

If you’ve seen the Ride the Divide DVD or simply read the review we posted about it, and like what you saw….get ready for more incredible videos from these guys in the future.  Mike Dion and Hunter Weeks, producers of Ride The Divide are following up on the success of this video with two more releases...
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Daddy Needs Another Pair of Shoes

October 4, 2011
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Daddy Needs Another Pair of Shoes

I just recently got a new pair of Pearl Izumi cycling shoes, but after reading this press release I know I am going to be needing a pair of these when they come out in January.  Who’s with me? Pearl Izumi Launches Minimalist Cycling Movement  New Octane SL III shoe sets high standards for...
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The Einstein Vibe

September 28, 2011
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The Einstein Vibe

I’ve always found it quite interesting that good old Albert Einstein rode a bike…..and tossed out a few great cycling quotes along the way.  He was a brilliant man and I’m so very proud to have him as a fellow cyclist. I’ve found myself leaning on him for support lately in the way of...
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Headwater Cycling Tours

September 21, 2011
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Headwater Cycling Tours

Here at LovingTheBike Towers we are very proud of the knowledgeable and dedicated community that we have built up who contribute to posts, questions and discussions. As well as ‘The Boss’, we have a small but dedicated team of eager contributors and as the site has grown in popularity we have seen a beautiful...
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Reveille Peak 100 – The Next BIG Race

September 16, 2011
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Reveille Peak 100 – The Next BIG Race

We’ve all heard of the Leadville 100, right?  Well if you haven’t, here is how the organizers like to describe it: This is it. The race of all races. One hundred miles across the high-altitude, extreme terrain of the Colorado Rockies. Created for only the most determined athletes. Starting at 10,152 feet and climbing...
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#bikeschool: Rule Britania

September 13, 2011
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#bikeschool: Rule Britania

As we head towards the World Championships, which historically signifies the entry into the European winter and the slowing of professional UCI racing, I felt we should reflect on what an awesome season it’s been… for British riders & teams. Your favourite cycling magazine will have full season reviews in the coming weeks and...
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You Deserve To Be Out There

September 9, 2011
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You Deserve To Be Out There

One of the most popular fears I’ve seen from cyclists is the fear of riding out on busy roads.  I’ve seen tweets, received e-mails, and had people mention this following our Cycling 360 podcast on Fear.  It’s a valid concern and unfortunately it is something that keeps some people from riding their bikes. So...
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A Kind Bicycle Heart

September 2, 2011
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A Kind Bicycle Heart

Our Loving the Bike friend, Kip Luce has supplied some great winter riding videos to us in the past…and this time he’s back with something that I find absolutely incredible.  Kip is the epitome of a dude who wants to use bikes to do good things for the world.  He’s supplied people in need...
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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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