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A Giant On His Bicycle

September 10, 2010
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A Giant On His Bicycle

I’m not a very big guy…..not quite 5’5″ and with all the cycling I’ve been doing, I’m down to around 120 pounds.  But when I’m on the bike, I feel like a giant. Yeah, I know you know the feeling….Unstoppable, Invincible, Indestructible. This “Bike Confidence” almost got me in a heap of trouble on...
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Data for Goals – Mac Mondays #1

September 6, 2010
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Data for Goals – Mac Mondays #1

Regular readers of Loving The Bike may be curious as to why we are starting a feature called “Mac Mondays”.  I love technology (especially Mac computers and the iPhone) and  how it is becoming more and more integrated into our everyday lives; and, I noticed that it can be used in “cycle life”.  Every...
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Mish Mash Friday

September 3, 2010
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Mish Mash Friday

There are a few things that I’ve been wanting to blog about, so I’ve chosen today as the day to mash them all together into one happy little post.  I generally like to stick to a theme or topic for each blog post, but I’m cool with trying out something different today. How to...
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Should You Cycle When Sick?

August 27, 2010
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Should You Cycle When Sick?

I’m not sure if it’s been just plain good luck, or if being extremely conscious of taking in good whole foods is the reason…but I’ve been running on healthy and haven’t had a cold for longer than I can remember.  In fact, it has been at least a couple years or more since I...
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You’re Never Too Old to Learn

August 25, 2010
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You’re Never Too Old to Learn

I am extremely proud to introduce our newest contributor at Loving the Bike. Kassidy is my 11 year old daughter and will be writing posts about once a month. She is a great little writer and I hope you (and your kids) enjoy what she has to offer.  – Darryl For my first post on...
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What Have You Passed?

August 23, 2010
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What Have You Passed?

Just one of the many things I love about being out cycling is surrounding myself with nature.  Biking past lakes, over creeks, alongside canola fields or sugar cane fields make being out there on the bike, even better.  But as I passed by a cute little fox yesterday on my ride, I got to...
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Bikes as Art

August 16, 2010
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Bikes as Art

Cycling itself may be art in motion, but the concept of bike related art seems to really be catching on.  The design and craftsmanship that goes into a bike is reason enough to celebrate, and the handmade bike shows that happen around the World each year are a fantastic way to show off some...
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Darryl vs The Wind

August 11, 2010
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Darryl vs The Wind

The battle stems back to when I first took up waterskiing.  That was over 20 years ago, so this fighting goes back a couple decades.  The ongoing combat, of course, is with my opponent “The Wind”.  My arch rival, my nemesis, my fiercest adversary. Growing up in Saskatchewan you learn to deal with a...
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Bonked in Vonda

July 16, 2010
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Bonked in Vonda

Yesterday morning, I set out for a nice 80km ride to a little town called Vonda.  It was a beautiful sunny day, and even the wind wasn’t as breezy as it has been lately.  I always enjoy the last 10kms into Vonda because it’s an old country road with great views.  I’ve never ridden...
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Priorities

July 5, 2010
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Priorities

Last week a good buddy of mine said to me…“If you’re as busy as you say you are, how can you get out there for all those two and three hour rides?”. “Priorities, my friend”, was my simple reply.  In essence there are only three main ingredients that fill my days….Family, Cycling, and Work....
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Another TdF Post

July 2, 2010
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Another TdF Post

Starting tomorrow, the next three weeks will be filled with countless blog posts and commentary based around the 97th Tour de France.  This is the first TdF since I became a blogger and I plan to jump right on in there and throw out a few posts of my own. There are a lot...
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Speed

June 30, 2010
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Speed

Are you a speed junkie?  I wouldn’t say that I generally am, but when I’m on a bike it’s a totally different story.  It’s like the faster I’m going, the better I feel.  I really think my mind was made to go the speed of a pro rider….now my body just has to catch...
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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.

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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