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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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Do Big Calves Make You a Faster Cyclist?

August 31, 2011
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Do Big Calves Make You a Faster Cyclist?

You’ve probably noticed a lot of cyclists out there with these wicked big calves.  They look great and give an impression of pure strength, but do they contribute to providing more power and speed on the bike? My buddy/blog mentor, Wade over at Cycling Tips is one of these dudes with killer calves, and...
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Leigh Brandt is Loving the Bike

August 24, 2011
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Leigh Brandt is Loving the Bike

My friend Richard from Cyclelicious always puts up posts of celebrities riding their bikes when they are spotted.  It’s a cool feature he runs and it’s nice to see the celebrities out there Loving the Bike.  Well, unless you’re into the health and fitness scene you may not have heard of this celebrity who...
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Noggin-Box Genius Idea

August 23, 2011
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Noggin-Box Genius Idea

Here at LovingTheBike.com we love to push the boundaries and introduce new ideas whenever we can to enhance the social experience of you, the reader. The noggin-box genius idea of our very own Darryl (@LovingTheBike), Jim (@bikerly) & Mike (@egggman) to create #bikeschool has expanded the social interaction of the readership of this website...
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#bikeschool: Cycling360

August 16, 2011
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#bikeschool: Cycling360

It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but rather the one most adaptable to change. - Charles Darwin (proabably!) Whether you have just bought your first bike or have been racing for years, there is a podcast out there so full of intelligence, knowledge and heart that...
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#bikeschool: Every day is a school day

August 9, 2011
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#bikeschool: Every day is a school day

As some of you may be aware I took part in a bike race on Sunday… my first race in 26 years! I’ve been cycling for a few years now and I’m a terribly competitive little so-and-so, which made me realise I was ready to step my cycling up a level. This week’s post...
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Abs at 42

August 3, 2011
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Abs at 42

This isn’t supposed to come across as some sort of vain post, but rather an “if I can do it, so can you” sort of thing.  But by the time you’re done reading this post, I want you to have an overbearing sense of confidence that you can have the body you desire no...
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#bikeschool: Live Class Roster

August 1, 2011
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#bikeschool: Live Class Roster

Evening all! Tonight we are going to try and do something a little different. To try and get a feel of where people are and what they are doing at this very moment during #bikeschool, I’m going to ask all class members (who are able to) to send in a picture from their phone...
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The Fifth Sip Revisited

July 29, 2011
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The Fifth Sip Revisited

One year ago today, I released a post entitled “The Fifth Sip”.  It was an intimate and vulnerable description of my thoughts leading up to the birth of our third child, River.  Back then, this website was still slowly growing and that post never got exposed to as many people as it would if...
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#bikeschool: The Grand Bouclé has been Boucléd

July 26, 2011
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#bikeschool: The Grand Bouclé has been Boucléd

Wow! What a month it has been in the world of professional bike racing. In an attempt to keep those post-Tour blues at bay for one more day I thought I’d share the last set of photos and videos from my time at this years Tour…. all the way back in the first week...
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Make it Happen Monday: Going Pro

July 25, 2011
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Make it Happen Monday: Going Pro

Today’s post is a collaborative effort with my friend Victor from Bicycle Lab.  In our Cycling 360 podcasts, I call him “The Guru” and it’s for good reason….this dude knows absolutely everything about the bike.  So for Make it Happen Monday, we’re here to tell you about Going Pro…in all areas of your life....
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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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