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Crank Directory Launches Today

May 21, 2010
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Crank Directory Launches Today

The Crank Directory is now up. If you haven’t already guessed, Loving the Bike and Crank Listed are pretty much one in the same. When we launched Crank last month with the call to nominate cycling blogs for the Crank Honors, we put it out under www.cranklisted.com.  We did this because although it was...
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Has It All Been Said?

May 17, 2010
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Compared to the vast world of blogs out there in the internet universe, those directed at cycling are rather small in number.  With that said, however, I really can’t believe just how many cycling blogs there are.  Through the development of the Crank Cycling Blog Directory, I’ve been able to see just how many...
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Team: Happiest On My Bike

May 7, 2010
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Team: Happiest On My Bike

Pro, novice, mountain, road….whatever type of rider you are….what I feel matters most is the love for the bike.  I’m happy to share with you a group who definitely has that love. It’s amazing what can come out of a simple connection on Facebook.  Well, maybe it wasn’t exactly that simple.  I’ve been resisting...
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We Just Had To Get Involved, “Crank It Up”

April 30, 2010
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We Just Had To Get Involved, “Crank It Up”

As one of the new kids on the blogging block, we have been slowly getting to know exactly who we are and what we stand for. It’s quite apparent now that Loving the  Bike is about promoting, enjoying, and loving all and everything there is about the bike.  We share our own views of...
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Bike On Earth Day

April 23, 2010
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Bike On Earth Day

April 22 has been a day that I’ve made a point of recognizing for at least the past 18 years or so. Also known as Earth Day, I’ve made it a day that I do my best to honor the earth.  With this year being the first Earth Day with Loving the Bike, I...
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A Closet Biking Spitter Speaks

April 16, 2010
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Okay, I have to let you know that I don’t think I come across as a vulgar, gross, or raunchy type of guy in my day to day life. Just wanted to set that straight before diving into a blog post all about spitting. On a day to day basis, I don’t spit. I...
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Good Weather Turned Bad

April 12, 2010
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Okay, so what do you do when you’ve been out riding for the past month and all of a sudden you’re sent back in to winter in just a turn of a day?  Well for me it entailed a bunch of “I can’t believe this”, “WTF”, and “I can’t freaking believe this”. Riding season...
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Pump Your Fist

March 17, 2010
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Pump Your Fist

This one’s for all of us riders finally getting outide for the first time after a long and incredibly anxious winter.  After months of staring at your ride….maybe even laying down beside it for a cuddle….we finally can unleash the passion and get out there.  Sure it’s been nice to sit on you and...
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….And the Bike Fit Continues

March 15, 2010
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If you’ve ever considered getting a bike fit done, I would highly recommend it. If you’d like to get one done, but don’t have a bike fit professional in your area, there are still ways to get it done. If traveling to another location to get a fit completed is not an option for...
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Bikes Are Crushing It Online

March 12, 2010
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Bikes Are Crushing It Online

2010 has quickly become a great big year for bikes in the online world.  First, Yahoo sponsors a pro cycling team and then Google this week announces they have added biking directions to Google Maps…at least for U.S. searches.  On top of this, the use of social media by pro cyclists has continued to...
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Extreme Commuting

March 5, 2010
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Inhale exhale inhale exhale inhale exhale….Red light.  Traffic traffic, cars, buses, people.  Green light and off again.  Simplicity in motion…a guy, a backpack, a mountain bike.  The life of a bicycle commuter.  No other means of transportation available…none other necessary. Close your eyes and picture this person for a second.  What do they look...
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Why I…

March 3, 2010
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Why I…

I read a nice article the other week entitled, #whyweride which highlighted a twitter discussion on the topic. It was great to see all the different responses to why those individuals ride a bike. I find it very interesting to see why other people love cycling so much and what it is that motivates...
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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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