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Bikes as Art

August 16, 2010
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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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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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Life In The Big Ring

July 26, 2010
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If you would have asked me at the beginning of this riding season to explain the type of cyclist I am, I would have said I’m a spinner who spends quite a bit of time in the small ring.  In fact, that is exactly what I told Victor from Bicycle Lab when he did...
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Bonked in Vonda

July 16, 2010
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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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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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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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Shake What Your Mama Gave You: How To Clean Your Water Bottle

June 25, 2010
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Shake What Your Mama Gave You: How To Clean Your Water Bottle

Okay, so you ride a bike and you carry a water bottle(s) in the cage, but are you treating and maintaining that bottle the way you should?  I know I’m not…..and this fact prompted me to start looking into it.  I do my best to treat my body right, but I now realize that...
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These Cyclists Got Balls

June 23, 2010
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These Cyclists Got Balls

Myron, from Loving the Bike, tries out a new cycling adventure and shares his experience. On Monday June 21st, I tried something new on a bike and I enjoyed it; polo on bikes!  (I would describe the sport as hockey/soccer played on a bike).  The Saskatoon Bike Polo group invited Loving The Bike to...
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Cycling World Cup

June 14, 2010
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Three days ago, the world sat down in front of their TV screens to start watching the 2010 FIFA World Cup taking place in South Africa.  The 19th edition of the biggest soccer (or football as it’s known around most of the planet) tournament in the world started on June 11 and will run...
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Does Cycling Keep You Young?

June 12, 2010
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Does Cycling Keep You Young?

Hey, we’re looking for your help in putting together a new post over here at Loving the Bike.  This one will be all about you and how cycling keeps you looking so young.  If you feel that you look younger than your age says you are….and if you feel that cycling has contributed to...
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Keeping It Fresh

May 31, 2010
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If you’re like me, it’s that time of the cycling season when the regular bike routes start getting a little stale. I’ve been out on my favorite roads, mixing things up by altering the combinations, and adding a few additional routes to my training….but the scenery is starting to get a little old.  So,...
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Biking Babes

May 26, 2010
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Just so you know….yes, I did get the thumbs up from my wife to write this blog.  She’s the best. Maybe it’s my love for the sport, or maybe it’s just the plain hard truth that cycling women can be so dang sexy.  Put a girl on a cruiser, road bike, or any type...
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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.

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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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