Our Dirty Little Contest: Grease Monkey Wipes

01
Apr
2011
Our Dirty Little Contest: Grease Monkey Wipes

If you haven’t heard of Grease Monkey Wipes, I’d like to introduce you to this good old company located right here in Austin, Texas. Grease Monkey Wipes are “multi-purpose cleaning wipes that use an all natural citrus formula for heavy duty cleaning. Each wipe easily removes grease, grime, oil, paint, marker and other messes...
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Look Who’s Loving the Bike: April

01
Apr
2011
Look Who’s Loving the Bike: April

It’s spring and to many parts of the country that means that riding season 2011 has begun.  Here’s a look at who’s loving the bike this month.  At the top of each month we like to feature the amazing stories and memories of people who are loving the bike.  Please take a look at...
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Loving the BITE: Ginger Berry Green Tea

31
Mar
2011
Loving the BITE: Ginger Berry Green Tea

Day in and day out, are you hydrated?  Do you get enough fluid?  Or, are you one of the many adults, and even adult athletes, who operate in a chronic mode of dehydration?  It doesn’t take much to get behind the ball.  We’ve all been there on a ride – out of fluid and...
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Did Bob Marley Ride a Bike?

30
Mar
2011
Did Bob Marley Ride a Bike?

I wear a picture of him around my neck, I drink his new beverage, I listen to many of his songs while riding, and I do what I can to carry his “Don’t worry about a thing” vibe within me….yeah, it should come as no surprise that I have huge respect and am a...
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Hashtag Tuesday: #ShutUpLegs

29
Mar
2011
Hashtag Tuesday: #ShutUpLegs

It’s got to be one of the most popular (and repeated) cycling quotes of all time….and who doesn’t just love that Jens Voigt dude?  You can’t keep an awesome quote like this one away from Twitter, and #shutuplegs has definitely become a well used hashtag.  But do you know the history of “Shut up Legs”...
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Team #LovingtheBike for #30daysofbiking

28
Mar
2011
Team #LovingtheBike for #30daysofbiking

If the whole #30daysofbiking thing wasn’t exciting and challenging enough, we’ve now got Team #LovingtheBike created to make it even more fantastic. That dude, Sean Mellor from Bicycle Radio just had to stir things and come up with the idea of “Teams” for this years challenge staring on April 1. We’ve had a bunch...
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Make it Happen Monday: Life’s Moments

28
Mar
2011
Make it Happen Monday: Life’s Moments

I got caught up in the Zone while the wind rushed into my face.  I was on my bike, and for that fleeting second….I was Lance Armstrong. I held my Baby Boy on my shoulder.  Together we watched the Trees, the Birds, the Earth.  My Life suspended in Perfection. Laying on the couch with...
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One Best Food

26
Mar
2011

One Best Food Question: Due to work commitments and a varying shift pattern I find it difficult to stick to a strict diet and regime.  I eat healthily, have a varied diet and am fortunate to have a very good cook as a partner but what one thing should I try to eat more...
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The King of the Bottle Cage

25
Mar
2011

There’s one video clip that I never got around to posting from the 2011 North American Handmade Bicycle Show held in Austin earlier this year.  Ron, from King Cage had a simple little display…but this dude caused quite the stir. Ron started King Cage in 1991 and began making bottle cages out of Titanium...
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Loving the BITE: Cashew-Encrusted Chicken

24
Mar
2011
Loving the BITE: Cashew-Encrusted Chicken

Bored with the same-old out-of-new-ideas dinner?  Let’s liven it up with a meal that’s company-worthy, compliments-guaranteed, and a change of pace from the usual grilled chicken.  Even better, it’s sure to benefit your heart, your arteries, your lungs, and your energy production – basically everything you need besides a bamboo bike to ride better, right...
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Are You Thinking of Moving in the Car – Less/Light Direction?

23
Mar
2011
Are You Thinking of Moving in the Car – Less/Light Direction?

One of the coolest things that I’ve come across since starting this Loving the Bike site is learning about all the people out there living Car-Less.  I’m totally amazed by what these people are doing and have the utmost respect for anyone who has chosen to take this route in life. There is also...
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Hashtag Tuesday: #30daysofbiking

22
Mar
2011
Hashtag Tuesday: #30daysofbiking

I’d have to say that the very first cycling hashtag to ever catch my attention was #30daysofbiking. It was a genius idea by @patiomensch and @zachamon, and officially launched on April 1, 2010 (and I’m still kicking myself for not thinking of something like this myself). On April 1 they’ll kick off round three of #30daysofbiking….are...
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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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