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Brooklyn Cruiser: A True Connection is Made

October 3, 2012
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Brooklyn Cruiser: A True Connection is Made

Style, comfort, design, and quality are all important aspects of a bicycle….but for me there is one more element that goes into making the ideal brand.  Getting to know the people behind the company and finding out more about their passion, beliefs, and personality is something we don’t get a chance to do with...
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Einstein Might Not Have Used Flashcards, But He Did Ride a Bike

September 26, 2012
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Einstein Might Not Have Used Flashcards, But He Did Ride a Bike

A couple of years back I did a guest post for a cycling clothing site entitled, “Einstein Never Used Flashcards”.  It was an article written about kids, free-thinking, and exercise.  The idea came from a book that my Wife was reading at the time and for some reason the concepts have been floating around...
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Interbike Eye Candy

September 22, 2012
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Interbike Eye Candy

Interbike 2012 is a wrap, but images of the beautiful bikes and displays will live on forever.  If you weren’t able to make it to Las Vegas for this year’s event, have a look at these fantastic photos as captured by my 13 year old Daughter, Kassi.  
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Best of Interbike 2012

September 21, 2012
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Best of Interbike 2012

It’s not easy to single out one exhibitor amongst all the bikey goodness here at Interbike 2012, but I’m about to put it out there and make my selection for what I feel was the best thing found at this year’s expo. In a world of tradition, precision, and European influences…it is so cool...
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Ride Across the Island of Jamaica

September 14, 2012
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Ride Across the Island of Jamaica

Would you like to cycle across the island of Jamaica this November?  I came across the Jamaica Reggae Ride and the idea of riding across this beautiful Caribbean island totally caught my attention, so I wanted to share it with our Loving the Bike readers as well. Who wouldn’t want to go on an...
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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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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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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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