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Knights of Mo’Bay has World Cup National Jerseys and More

June 26, 2014
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Knights of Mo’Bay has World Cup National Jerseys and More

One of our awesome Loving the Bike sponsors is a company called Knights of Mo’Bay.  We wanted to provide more information about who they are and what they do, so I asked Royston to fill us in. Knights of Mo’Bay Cycling Apparel – by Royston Taylor We actually do have a fair number of...
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Goodfluence Bicycle Tour – Week 3

June 24, 2014
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Goodfluence Bicycle Tour – Week 3

My friend, Rob Greenfield amazes me in so many ways and I never get tired of the inspiration and motivation he provides me.  I don’t know about you, but sometimes when I see a person that’s doing fantastic things for their community or the world….I wonder if they’re really authentic.  Well, I’ve known Rob...
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Will Immersive Fitness Revolutionize the Fitness Industry?

June 24, 2014
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Group fitness and indoor cycling may not be my kind of thing, but I know there are a lot of people who move their bodies solely because this option is available to them. But watch out, the indoor fitness class industry is about to get rocked with Immersive Fitness. I’m not sure if I’ve...
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Strava Attack

June 23, 2014
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Strava Attack

Nothing can motivate a cyclist like a little friendly competition, and Strava definitely provides the framework to create challenges.  Although I’ve had a Strava account since they first started up, I wouldn’t consider myself a Stravaholic like several cyclists around the world.  But the other night I fell asleep thinking about a few of...
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A Labor of Love: The Peugeot (Part 1)

June 20, 2014
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A Labor of Love: The Peugeot (Part 1)

It was January, 2012, when I found this frame and fork at the Madison Bike Swap. And what a bargain it was: $10 for the frame; another $3 for the fork. She was pretty dirty and there were a few marks on the frame, but I could see past that. She had good bones....
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Loving the BITE: World Cup Brazilian-Inspired Coconut Milk Sauce

June 19, 2014
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Loving the BITE: World Cup Brazilian-Inspired Coconut Milk Sauce

I’ve got a fever. It’s called World Cup fever.  Loving the Bike may be about life on and off the bike, but us cyclists can get excited about a little futbol as well, right? Every 4 years we get to celebrate another wonderful sport and watch as the world competes.  Then, we can get...
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Goodfluence Bicycle Tour – Week 2

June 17, 2014
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Goodfluence Bicycle Tour – Week 2

The guy that I call “the Ghandi of our time” is on week two of his Goodfluence bicycle tour across America.  It would honestly take you hours to go through all the incredible things Rob Greenfield has done over the past couple years, so you’re just going to have to take my word on this...
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A Beachbum Looks at 45

June 17, 2014
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A Beachbum Looks at 45

Today is not just a regular day…..it’s my Birthday.  Always a good reason to celebrate.  I’ve done a pretty good job of not giving my age out to very often, and have mostly gotten away with passing for much younger than I actually am.  But today I am 45….and alas, it’s the truth. One of the...
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My Legs are Always Pedaling

June 16, 2014
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My Legs are Always Pedaling

The other day my Family was driving and thought they saw me riding towards them on my bike.  Being that there aren’t a whole lot of short, white road cyclists on this island….it’s pretty hard to miss me.  But then my daughter told my wife, “that can’t be dad, he’s always pedaling”….and the person...
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Words for Paul

June 13, 2014
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Words for Paul

Wednesday was the memorial service for my friend who passed away last month. Over the past several weeks planning the service, choosing the caterer, designing the program, weeding through hundreds of photographs (including the one here, labeled “first bike” on the back), and taking care of logistics kept me distracted from the hard part:...
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My “Driver Education” Program Caught on Video

June 12, 2014
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I’ve said many times that when I’m on my bike, I’m very aggressive and won’t take anything from any vehicle.  I call it a positive rage that only comes when I’m training on my bike. Well, here in Grenada I like to call it “driver education”.  Whenever possible, I’ll chase down a vehicle who...
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2014 #CyclingWorldCup

June 12, 2014
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2014 #CyclingWorldCup

Four years ago, I came up with the idea of having people tweet out #CyclingWorldCup if their day included more cycling time than World Cup watching.  Well, the FIFA World Cup 2014 kicks off today from Brazil and I’d like to do it once again. There’s no debate that Football (Soccer) is the number...
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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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