Just Remember These 5 Words

14
Jul
2014
Just Remember These 5 Words

With the risk of sounding like a beauty pageant contestant, I just wanted to say that world peace is a very cool concept.  There are many reasons I don’t watch or follow the news, but the glorification of war and violence is high on the list. Maybe they should change the name of that...
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The Lost Month

11
Jul
2014
The Lost Month

July is a lost month for cycling fans. Our DVR fills with 21 stage races that are watched and re-watched, armchair analyzed as if we could have an inkling as to what riders are experiencing. We watch colors of the peloton cut through lush green pastures as helicopters capture the speed of riders moving...
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Loving the BITE: Watermelon Cooler (Great Recovery Option)

10
Jul
2014
Loving the BITE: Watermelon Cooler (Great Recovery Option)

I was in the middle of a 5-hour ride last weekend, and it was hot.  For some reason, I couldn’t get the thought of watermelon off my mind.  Just seemed so refreshing, and I really, really wanted some.  When I got home I did get a melon.  But, it sure would have been nice to...
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Smart Cyclists Can Run Red Lights

09
Jul
2014
Smart Cyclists Can Run Red Lights

Let the controversy begin.  There’s always a lot of talk about cyclists and their behavior on the road…..red lights in particular.  Now it’s time for me to voice my controversial opinion. I’ve been wanting to write this post for quite a while now, but it wasn’t until I read an article called, “Why Bikes Make...
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Loving the Bike TV: Appreciate, Enjoy, Don’t Take For Granted

09
Jul
2014

You hear people talking about seizing the day, but how many of us really live our lives that way?  Well, in this edition of Loving the Bike TV, I bring up two things that each of us should incorporate into every single day.  Making time each day for something you love, and never taking...
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Goodfluence Bicycle Tour – Week 5

08
Jul
2014
Goodfluence Bicycle Tour – Week 5

I’ve been talking about Rob Greenfield and all the goodfluence he’s spreading across America for the past few weeks now.  Yes, he loves the bike.  Yes, he loves the planet.  And yes, he is totally authentic and genuine in all he does. This week I wanted to share his passion for creating a better world...
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What? @lovingthebike Got Instagrammed?

08
Jul
2014
What?  @lovingthebike Got Instagrammed?

I may have people calling me a social media maverick, but I’m definitely not well-rounded like a lot of the social marketing guru’s out there.  The main reason is because I refuse to join the smart phone revolution.  Yeah, that’s right…..I don’t (and don’t intend to) own anything other than a simple pay as you go...
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Will Electroluminescence Make its Way to Bicycles?

07
Jul
2014
Will Electroluminescence Make its Way to Bicycles?

What’s the next coolest thing to enter the cycling industry?  Well, I’ve got my money on something called LimiLor designed by Darkside Scientific.  Darkside is a research and development company that specializes in electroluminescent technology……and what they’ve created is very awesome. What if you could illuminate your bike frame with just the flick of...
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Your Own Personal Tour de France with @cycling360

04
Jul
2014
Your Own Personal Tour de France with @cycling360

For those of you who don’t know, I’m the co-host of the Cycling 360 Podcast.  Today we launched  a cool Tour de France challenge for our listeners to take part in and I wanted to share it with you guys as well. It’s the time of year where cyclists and also a lot of...
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Independence Day

04
Jul
2014
Independence Day

I read hundreds of news stories every week. Although I don’t remember everything, there are times when something sticks with me long after I finish reading and sparks memories or thoughts beyond what’s on the page. July 2, 2014 marked the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act, which ended segregation...
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Loving the BITE: My Mid-Summer Grilling Tradition

03
Jul
2014
Loving the BITE: My Mid-Summer Grilling Tradition

I’m starting a mid-summer, 4th of July Loving the Bite tradition. Grilling. Burgers. Delicious & Healthy Toppings.  Seems like it ought to take off. We started last year with 5 amazing toppings for grilled meat and burgers.  This year, I’ll dig into the Loving the Bite archives for 3 more.  If you’re hosting a party...
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Loving the Bike TV: Why Be Serious?

02
Jul
2014

I love doing these short little videos about Loving Life on and off the Bike.  In this episode I was uncharacteristically intimidated into cutting the ending short.  As I was recording, there was a group of people walking towards me and they totally threw me off.  I wanted to wrap it up before they...
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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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