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Cycling: It’s in Our Roots

June 13, 2012
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Cycling: It’s in Our Roots

Our common passion for cycling just might be a lot deeper than we all think.  I’m here to ponder how our love for the bike (and the wheel), likely dates back to the beginning of time.  (Note: This post isn’t intended to create an uproar about the creation of life on Earth….but it’s going...
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What Causes Saddle Sores?

June 12, 2012
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What Causes Saddle Sores?

I don’t generally get them, but for some reason I’ve been struck down by some nasty saddle sores this past month.  It’s got me to thinking what the heck I’m doing differently and what’s bringing them on. Saddle Sore: noun 1. an irritation or sore on a horse caused by the rubbing of a poorly adjusted saddle. 2. an irritation or sore on a rider caused by a bicycle saddle. The development of saddles sores can be a bit...
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Win Tickets to Reveal the Path ATX

June 6, 2012
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Win Tickets to Reveal the Path ATX

On June 12, Reveal the Path makes its way to Austin and into the Alamo Drafthouse for a screening of this “visually stunning adventure by bike”.  Oh, and we’ve got a pair of tickets to give away.  If you’re not located in or around Austin, the Reveal the Path Movie is holding premiers in...
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2012 Cycling Blog Top Dogs

June 5, 2012
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2012 Cycling Blog Top Dogs

The votes are in, and it’s now time to crown the 2012 top dogs of the cycling blogs.  Although cycling blogs from all over the World were able to be voted on for each of the 6 categories, our Crank Honors results are primarily based on the audience that we bring in.  Now, our...
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Team LovingtheBike takes on National Bike Challenge

June 1, 2012
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Team LovingtheBike takes on National Bike Challenge

On May 1st, we had 10 Team Loving the Bike members start off on the National Bike Challenge.  This challenge is put on by Kimberly-Clarke, League of American Bicyclists, and Bikes Belong and the purpose is to unite 50,000 people to bike 10 million miles between May 1 and August 31.  It’s a great program...
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What I Know For Sure

June 1, 2012
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What I Know For Sure

I know that today’s blog will be filled with things I know for sure as well as some strange things I know for sure.  Just like me…..partly normal, partly strange. I know that when you are exercising in the heat, there is no better taste than that of cold water.  At that moment, it is...
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Making Upgrades to Your Bike

May 30, 2012
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Making Upgrades to Your Bike

Unfortunately we might not always be able to buy a new bike when we want one, but what’s the next best thing?  Upgrading.  Yeah, making upgrades to your current bike may not be as exciting as purchasing a new one….but your dollar might actually go a whole lot further in making you a better...
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I Feel Totally IRIE | Win a Cycling Jersey

May 25, 2012
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I Feel Totally IRIE | Win a Cycling Jersey

I don’t hide the fact that I’m a Rasta Man wanna-be, so when I can combine cycling with my love for that culture….it’s a total Win-Win.  A few weeks ago I came across a company called Knights of Mo’ Bay that sells jerseys, shorts, and bibs with a sweet IRIE Caribbean theme so I...
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Viva Streets and Ciclovia

May 18, 2012
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Viva Streets and Ciclovia

The word “Ciclovia” is a Spanish term for “Bike Parkway”, but I’m calling it a bicycle celebration.  Back in the early 80’s, the people of Bogata, Columbia created the idea of Ciclovia as a way to battle against the traffic congestion found in their city and to this date they still hold a 70...
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Crank Honors 2012: Top Dogs of Cycling Blogs

May 16, 2012
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Crank Honors 2012: Top Dogs of Cycling Blogs

It’s time to determine the top dogs of the cycling blogs once again.  This is the third time we’ve held the Crank Honors where people vote up their favorite cycling blogs and celebrate all the goodness they have to offer. I want to start off by saying that Loving the Bike simply holds these...
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The Joys of Finding a Riding Partner

May 15, 2012
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The Joys of Finding a Riding Partner

If you haven’t noticed, I don’t have a lot of posts about cycling with partners or groups.  I’m primarily a solo cyclist, so when Mike Neifert came to me with a guest post on “The Joys of Finding a Riding Partner” I was stoked to get it up and include some content on this...
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Who Wants Saddle Sores?

May 14, 2012
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Who Wants Saddle Sores?

Getting or having saddle sores is probably something us cyclists would like to keep to ourselves, right?  I don’t get them very often, but here I am publicly announcing that I just so happen to have a couple right now and they sure did make today’s ride a little uncomfortable.  Yeah, it’s a nasty...
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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.

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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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