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A Cycling Guide to Cuba

September 1, 2015
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A Cycling Guide to Cuba

The tides are changing on this beautiful Caribbean Island with economic reforms and travel restrictions lifted. If you’re a cycling enthusiast, there’s never been a better time to visit Cuba. To enjoy this scenic paradise, you’ll want to book that holiday soon before the crowds show up. The roads of Cuba remain a cycling...
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Berlin City Breaks by Bike

August 28, 2015
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Berlin City Breaks by Bike

Berlin is the kind of city where you will find something surprising around every corner: from peaceful green spaces to important historical landmarks to cool-kid haunts. The best way to see the most that Berlin has to offer is by hiring out a bike and cycling around the city! As every seven in ten...
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How Do You Define a Cyclist?

August 25, 2015
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How Do You Define a Cyclist?

There are those of us who ride bikes, those who race, and those that commute by bicycle or use it for countless other reasons.  Some are on road bikes, some on BMX, fixie, mountain, urban, tandem, or one of the many other varieties.  However you slice it up, however you ride….you’re a cyclist, Right?...
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Time: Living vs Passing Time

August 18, 2015
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Time: Living vs Passing Time

If finding the time were not an issue, we’d all ride 500 miles a week…right?  Unfortunately, most of us have to squeeze in our rides between work, family, and other commitments we have in our lives.  I am fortunate to get out for quite a few miles each week…..but it’s funny, the more I...
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3 Things All SGU Students Must Do in Grenada

August 5, 2015
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3 Things All SGU Students Must Do in Grenada

So you’re starting a new semester as a St. George’s University student in Grenada, and you’re wondering what to do in order to get the most out of your experience. We all know that partying, organizing your apartment, and going to the beach are on your list of things to do…..but we’ve got 3...
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Cyclists are Not Unpredictable

July 31, 2015
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Cyclists are Not Unpredictable

You often hear drivers taking about feeling nervous around cyclists because they think people on bicycles are unpredictable.  What?  Are we really that erratic out there? Okay, so it’s been a while since I’ve gone off on a pro-bike rant….so let’s do this. I’d say we are much more reactionary than we are unpredictable.  We make...
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Cyclists Are Still (and always will be) Champions

July 7, 2015
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Cyclists Are Still (and always will be) Champions

We’re a cycling website, so we focused this post on riders, but if you’re a runner or doing anything else that moves your body….You’re a Champion as well. One of the first posts we ever put up on Loving the Bike was titled “Why I Think Every Cyclist is a Champion“.  I still totally...
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Tips to Help You Achieve Your Fitness Goals

June 26, 2015
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Tips to Help You Achieve Your Fitness Goals

Whether you are hoping to run a marathon, aiming to slim down your waist line, or cycle competitively, achieving your fitness goal is hard work. Along the way you will probably experience pain and setbacks, from huge blisters to the agony of climbing stairs post-leg workout day. As with any workout, sore muscles are...
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It’s a Family Affair for this Cycling Family

June 19, 2015
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It’s a Family Affair for this Cycling Family

Most families eat dinner together, maybe watch a little TV, go see a movie……..we ride our bikes. It’s what we’ve done for the past 5 years and I can’t imagine it any other way. It wasn’t always like this though…..Before we started cycling, my dad was VERY overweight and never wanted to do anything...
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Extended Twitter Personality

June 16, 2015
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Extended Twitter Personality

Like it or not, Twitter is a part of our communicative world today.  If ten years ago you would have told me that there’s be this online platform where people sent out very short messages each day and used them to communicate and socialize with the world….I would have said you were nuts.  But...
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Destination Cycling Made Easy

June 9, 2015
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Destination Cycling Made Easy

I know I’m not alone in dreaming about taking cycling vacations in various parts of the world, right?  Picking a location is easy, but all the coordinating and planning is what I personally struggle with.  If I’m going to spend the money to go there, I want to make sure I’m doing and seeing...
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Summer’s Favorite Thing About Being a Bike Racer

June 5, 2015
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Summer’s Favorite Thing About Being a Bike Racer

I’m often asked what my favorite thing about being a bike racer is. While there are so many cool things, I’d have to say my favorite is traveling. One thing I’ve realized, most cyclist are adventurers at heart. We love nothing more than to be outside, exploring new territory. Some of the most amazing...
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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.

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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