When Cycling Goes Wrong

05
Jun
2018

Many Americans use bicycles for commuting to work, personal enjoyment, or to train for the next cycling race. They will tell you all the wonderful benefits of riding a bicycle and rarely tell you about the dangers that come with this form of travel or sport. Today we are looking at the dangers you...
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Choosing the Right Mountain Bike for Smooth Ride

04
Jun
2018

If mountain biking is what you like to do, then having a solid bicycle is a must. Mountain bikes are differently crafted to match up with the hard route and track that makes biking quite difficult. It can be a daunting task to select the best one from the options you get in the...
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The Evolution of Bike Information

09
May
2018
The Evolution of Bike Information

Like everything in life, technology has changed the way we do all things.  I don’t even need to go into pre-internet days, because things have changed enough since them. We are arguably living through the greatest era in history, and are able to create connections and obtain information in ways that were not even...
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Discover How Health Experts Can Improve Your Workout

30
Apr
2018
Discover How Health Experts Can Improve Your Workout

Many of us want to reach our maximum level of fitness, get healthy and get in good shape. We know the benefits, we’ve heard them all before. Exercise keeps you young, exercise reduces the chance of heart disease and exercise will ensure that you will still be able to keep up with your kids...
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Loving The BITE: Anti-Inflammatory Lemon Basil Smoothie for Cyclists

05
Apr
2018
Loving The BITE: Anti-Inflammatory Lemon Basil Smoothie for Cyclists

Who here wants to reduce fatigue and inflammation, optimize blood flow, and stay healthy this season?  Yes, please.  And, who wants a delicious wake-me-up lemon basil smoothie?  Yes, pretty please.  Well, it must be our lucky day, because here at Loving the Bike, we’re about to make it all happen. Recipe of the Week: Oh-So-Fresh...
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Adelaide’s Top Biking Trails Newbies and Pros Will Surely Love

25
Mar
2018

If you’re a mountain bike owner and is living in Adelaide, then you are one lucky bloke. If you’re from outside the city – or abroad, fear not, simply visit and you’re in for some of the most fantastic bike rides of your life. What’s in Adelaide you ask? It boasts some of the...
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Cycling Safety Equipment

12
Mar
2018

Whether you like to ride your bike every day or you do it only when you have some time on your hands, the fact is that safety equipment can go a long way when it comes to preventing various types of injuries. This type of gear is both recommended for children and adults as...
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Loving the BITE: Endless Energy Bars. No Bake, 6 Ingredients.

01
Mar
2018
Loving the BITE: Endless Energy Bars. No Bake, 6 Ingredients.

What can you get with 6 ingredients, 1 recipe, and 5 minutes? Hmmm.  How about endless variations of a delicious, fueling, whole-food energy bar!  It’s no joke.  In just minutes, you can make your own perfect energy bars.  These are tasty, real-food, great fuel, and require no cooking.  On the bike, you’ll find that...
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Loving the Bike: How Grapefruits Improve Cycling & All-New Apex Online Nutrition Boot Camp

11
Jan
2018
Loving the Bike: How Grapefruits Improve Cycling & All-New Apex Online Nutrition Boot Camp

I’ve got some great news, and it doesn’t even require a resolution. First, grapefruits are the stuff of Winter (oh yeah!). And second, I’m offering 6-Week Online Nutrition Boot Camps starting next week (1/15/18), and there’s still time to sign up with a Loving the Bike coupon (more on this below). But first, let’s...
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What type of bicycle to choose?

10
Jan
2018

While choosing a bicycle can be a source of happiness for the most passionate, beginners or casual cyclists can easily get lost in the face of the wide variety of offers and existing models. This little guide is for the latter, how to have it a little clearer? How to choose your bicycle well?...
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Preparing For Your First Mountain Biking Holiday

08
Dec
2017

There are many wonderful cycling holiday destinations in the UK with stunning mountainous regions and beautiful unspoilt countryside. But for the novice cyclist, going on your first cycling holiday can be a little intimidating. The best strategy is to plan a holiday that is right for your level. There are many internet resources and travelling operators...
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Sleep and Cycling – Guide to Sleeping Well Before Your Race

27
Nov
2017

I believe nobody questions anymore the vital role sleep plays in our lives, not just for the physical regeneration, but for our mental revival as well. Still, it’s salutary to know that when you’re a cyclist – professional or amateur – sleep has even a more foremost significance than it does for a non-athletic...
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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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