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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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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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My Tone-Downed Rant

May 9, 2012
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My Tone-Downed Rant

I saw this video about cracking down on Austin cyclists last Tuesday and it’s been bubbling up inside of me ever since.  It seems like when I’m out riding, it always seems to be on my mind, and while I ride along I think about all the comments I have to say about it…..and...
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8 Reasons to Register for the Team LIVESTRONG Challenge Austin

May 8, 2012
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8 Reasons to Register for the Team LIVESTRONG Challenge Austin

Ironically, I might not be able to ride in the LIVESTRONG Challenge Austin this year…it will be the first time I’ve missed it in a long, long time.  But I do feel that YOU need to take part in this fantastic event, and here are 8 reasons why. Be sure to check out reason...
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Look Hot and Ride Fast in Our New Kit

May 4, 2012
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Look Hot and Ride Fast in Our New Kit

I’m super stoked to announce the launch of our new Loving the Bike jersey, Kit, and kids jersey.  This is the second generation of the Loving the Bike Kit and with it comes a hot new design and bibs instead of shorts….and of course, it will make you ride faster, just like the 2011...
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We Lost Another One of Our Own

May 3, 2012
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We Lost Another One of Our Own

I wasn’t sure I would write about the cycling tragedy that happened here in Austin over the weekend.  But yesterday I cycled past the spot it occurred….and after being overwhelmed with emotions, and just had to pay tribute as well as express my rant. Last Saturday, 55-year old cyclist Verter Ginestra was struck down and...
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Well Done, Team Loving the Bike

May 2, 2012
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Well Done, Team Loving the Bike

Another #30daysofbiking has just wrapped up and it’s totally safe to say that this has been the best one yet.  I’d like to congratulate everyone who took part in this event and committed to riding bikes every single day in April.  I heard a whole bunch of great stories and experienced once again how...
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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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