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Checking in From Grenada

November 5, 2012
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It’s Make it Happen Monday over here at Loving the Bike, and Mrs. Loving the Bike did a great job at starting off the week with some beautiful words of wisdom.  I wanted to check in as well with a quick video post just before I made it happen with my first ride here...
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Let’s Talk About Your Fantasy Bike Ride

October 17, 2012
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This month we’re asking you to join our discussion about your Fantasy Bike Ride.  We want you to help build this post up by commenting about a ride you wish you could take…but it has to be something that isn’t generally an option.  We want you to get creative and tell us about a...
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Random Bike-Life Thoughts From the Road

September 27, 2012
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I take a moment on our drive back to Austin to sit in front of this breathtaking backdrop and talk randomly about life on and off the bike.  I hope you like it….and the little cameo from my baby boy.
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Best of Interbike 2012

September 21, 2012
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Best of Interbike 2012

It’s not easy to single out one exhibitor amongst all the bikey goodness here at Interbike 2012, but I’m about to put it out there and make my selection for what I feel was the best thing found at this year’s expo. In a world of tradition, precision, and European influences…it is so cool...
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Live from Interbike

September 20, 2012
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I’m in Las Vegas this week for the cycling industry’s big show, known as Interbike.  It’s North America’s largest bicycle trade event and show and is held in wild and crazy town of Las Vegas each September. It’s like freaking Cycling Disneyland over here with absolutely everything bike related that you could possibly imagine.  I’ve...
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Let’s Talk About Fear and Cycling

September 19, 2012
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It’s unfortunate, but there are a lot of people who have a fear of riding a bike.  This generally applies to road riding, but no matter what kind of riding you do….this post is here to fill you with suggestions on how to overcome this fear. As with all editions of our “Let’s Talk”...
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¡Viva La Bicicleta! – Why Do You Ride?

August 3, 2012
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Recently my friends over at Viva la Bicicleta asked some of their customers why they ride a bike and what it means to them.  They put it together in this spectacular little video and I wanted to share it with all of you. See what these four people had to say and then share...
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How to Prevent Misfiring on your Clip-In

July 25, 2012
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How to Prevent Misfiring on your Clip-In

It doesn’t matter if you’re a seasoned pro or just getting used to your clipless pedals, you’ve no doubt experienced some misfiring of your clip-in.  You pedal off from a red light, go to jam your shoe into the pedal, and either totally slip off or continue trying to stab it into place.  Yeah,...
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Let’s Talk About Planning Your Ride

June 20, 2012
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What is your methodology for planning out your ride?  This is another of our Let’s Talk posts that will be built by you so let’s hear all you have to say about your pre-ride strategy.  What determines how far you’ll ride or what route you’ll take?  Do you follow a training program?  We want...
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Win Tickets to Reveal the Path ATX

June 6, 2012
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Win Tickets to Reveal the Path ATX

On June 12, Reveal the Path makes its way to Austin and into the Alamo Drafthouse for a screening of this “visually stunning adventure by bike”.  Oh, and we’ve got a pair of tickets to give away.  If you’re not located in or around Austin, the Reveal the Path Movie is holding premiers in...
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Let’s Talk About the $70 Bottle Cage

May 23, 2012
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For this segment of our “Let’s Talk” series, we’re asking you to post your comments, opinions, and thoughts on the $70 Bottle Cage.  Yes, most local bikes shops will carry a carbon bottle cage somewhere in the neighborhood of $70…what do you have to say about it? As always, this “Let’s Talk” post will...
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What’s it Like to Ride the Tour Divide?

April 27, 2012
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What’s it Like to Ride the Tour Divide?

Have you ever thought about taking the challenge of competing in the Tour Divide?  This is an “underground” cycling race that has become increasingly more popular over the years, and my friend Vance McMurry knows exactly what it’s all about because he gave it a shot last year. Known as the world’s toughest mountain...
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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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