My First

07
Jul
2010
My First

I had always thought my first bike was a tiny little purple thing with training wheels because that is as far back as my memory takes me.  I’m not sure why, but I had never gotten around to asking my Parents if that really was my first bike or if there were bikes prior...
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Priorities

05
Jul
2010
Priorities

Last week a good buddy of mine said to me…“If you’re as busy as you say you are, how can you get out there for all those two and three hour rides?”. “Priorities, my friend”, was my simple reply.  In essence there are only three main ingredients that fill my days….Family, Cycling, and Work....
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Nutrition Tip July 3 2010

03
Jul
2010

Hey man, it’s hot out there….Stay Hydrated When you’re out there cycling hard in the sun, there is no better taste in the world then that of pure water.  Here are three things to keep in mind so that you make sure you are well hydrated during the ride: Two to three hours prior...
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Another TdF Post

02
Jul
2010
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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Look Who’s Loving the Bike – July

02
Jul
2010
Look Who’s Loving the Bike – July

As you know, at the top of each month we like to feature the amazing stories and memories of why people are loving the bike.  Please take a look at what our July lovers have to say.  We’d love to hear from you as well….feel free to submit your “Look Who’s Loving the Bike” story...
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Speed

30
Jun
2010
Speed

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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Clive Chapman: How Just One Year and a Bike, Saved His Life

30
Jun
2010
Clive Chapman: How Just One Year and a Bike, Saved His Life

Hi everyone, my name is Clive Chapman from Birmingham, England. This is the story of me and my bike, and how it helped me get my life back. 12 months ago I was a 45 year old married bloke with 2 kids, who stopped riding his bike 10 years previously. That’s an approximate figure...
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Nutrition Tip June 26 2010

26
Jun
2010

What is fueling your ride? There is a lot of emphasis on what cyclists use as their “pre-ride snack”…..but many studies show that the food going into your body the couple hours prior to exercise does not “fuel” your activity. These studies show that it takes 24 to 48hrs for muscle fuel (glycogen) to...
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Shake What Your Mama Gave You: How To Clean Your Water Bottle

25
Jun
2010
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

23
Jun
2010
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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More Than Just Young At Heart

21
Jun
2010
More Than Just Young At Heart

First of all, I would like to send out a huge thank you to the people who willingly let me put their photos up on our website so that people could take shots at how old they think they are.  To look back at the details of the contest and see the actual ages revealed,...
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Nutrition Tip June 19 2010

19
Jun
2010

What can Hemp Hearts do for you? Now don’t go thinking this stuff has anything to do with it’s most famous counterpart….Hemp Hearts are totally where it’s at for good protein and good nutrition.  They are a great for your health and they taste pretty good as well.  They have sort of a sunflower...
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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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