Yes, Even Cyclists Need Hair And Skin Care

06
Dec
2016
Yes, Even Cyclists Need Hair And Skin Care

Cycling and hair and skin problems are a topic seldom discussed. This is not because things like wind burn, wearing a helmet for long hours in high humidity, and getting an abrasion after a fall don’t affect hair and skin health, but because it’s considered sissy stuff. In fact, even women who bike don’t...
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Loving the BITE: Stop Being a Tough Guy/Gal Cyclist

01
Dec
2016
Loving the BITE: Stop Being a Tough Guy/Gal Cyclist

When you think of a tough guy or gal, what do you usually think of? For many athletes, it’s a picture of one that can go “without.” Without fluids. Without rest. Without recovery. Without fuel. Without = Tough. Believe it or not, this image dates back in history, even to the first “marathon.” I’ve...
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Custom Electric Chopper Bicycle

30
Nov
2016
Custom Electric Chopper Bicycle

I love bikes.  Of course, with a name like Loving the Bike that is pretty obvious.  But I love all kinds of bikes.  Even though I am a road cyclist, I also love coming across cool bikes of all styles and varieties. So, the other day I was driving in downtown Courtenay and I...
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Loving the BITE: Turkey Leftovers & Fit Holidays for Cyclists

24
Nov
2016
Loving the BITE: Turkey Leftovers & Fit Holidays for Cyclists

If there’s one thing you should do tomorrow, the day after Thanksgiving, it’s got to be to get out those turkey leftovers, and make the opposite of Thanksgiving dinner. What IS the opposite you ask? One word: Tacos. Leftover turkey is perfect for delicous fresh tacos. And I’m not talking just any tacos, I’m talking...
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Gearing up for Winter Cycling

22
Nov
2016
Gearing up for Winter Cycling

Gearing up for winter Now that the winter weather is well and truly with us, the thought of getting out on your bike may seem like a crazy idea. Firstly, the winter weather isn’t particularly good for your bike – mud and grit can damage the bearings, and nobody likes a mucky bike do...
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Something New – Unusual but Beautiful Cycling Destinations to Try

21
Nov
2016
Something New – Unusual but Beautiful Cycling Destinations to Try

“Been there. Done that” – you might feel as if you and your two wheels have covered the globe the world over already. However, there are a few destinations that you may not have thought about (and which you should!) visiting with your trusty cycle! Here are a few out-of-the-ordinary locations where you’ll have...
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Loving the BITE: Let Your Food Be Your PAIN Medicine

17
Nov
2016
Loving the BITE: Let Your Food Be Your PAIN Medicine

We’ve heard it before. No pain. No gain. And we all know the feeling of being an athlete, in pain. Of course, there’s some pain that you ride through, and should (like the pain of pushing yourself). And there’s some pain that’s an indication to stop. Other pain, is more like soreness, and is...
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Loving the BITE: 5 Things Cyclists Should Eat Daily

10
Nov
2016
Loving the BITE: 5 Things Cyclists Should Eat Daily

It’s not about them vs. us. There’s middle ground, to be sure. I’m not talking about the election (thank goodness!). I’m taking about food. While it’s easy to get sucked into a “one best” diet mentality and declare that your way of eating is superior to another, lemme tell you…I’ve been around this whole...
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What is Your Favorite Pro Cyclist Doing This Off Season?

10
Nov
2016
What is Your Favorite Pro Cyclist Doing This Off Season?

Between November and January of each year, our favorite pro cyclists enjoy what could be defined as the off season…..but how much off time do you think they actually have? Unfortunately I’m not good buddies with any of the pros, but from what I’ve read and heard over the years it all depends on...
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Loving the BITE: Why Cyclists Should Eat Raw Garlic

03
Nov
2016
Loving the BITE: Why Cyclists Should Eat Raw Garlic

Vampires. Of course, the primary reason cyclists should eat raw garlic is vampires. But aside from those long-fanged blood-suckers, there are a few other secondary reasons to eat it. This week, we’ve got one of my favorite fresh, whole garlic recipes, and what a bit of raw garlic can do for you on and...
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Loving the BITE: Pumpkin Cookie Pedaling Fuel

27
Oct
2016
Loving the BITE: Pumpkin Cookie Pedaling Fuel

Oh how I love a good cookie on a long ride. Lemon cookies, oatmeal, and peanut all power my pedealing from time to time. But, it’s autumn, and that can only mean one thing in baking world. Forgive me, but I’m giving into the pumpkin mania: Recipe of the Week: Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Cookies...
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Second Hand Bicycle: Everything You Need To Bring Them Back To Life

26
Oct
2016
Second Hand Bicycle: Everything You Need To Bring Them Back To Life

It might seem strange to think about cycling, being out on your bike and getting outdoors in this climate. The weather has taken a cold turn and it feels as if the Christmas countdown has begun. But this means one thing, it is the perfect time to be spending hours in doors, in the...
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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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