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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Loving the BITE: Recovery Wrap-Up

26
Nov
2017

Of my many tips to save time and sanity in the kitchen (found here), one of my favorites will always be the slow cooker. There’s something about having dinner done way ahead of time. Something about going for a late afternoon ride, and coming back to dinner being done. It’s not just not having...
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Loving the BITE: Honey Applesauce for Whole-Food Fuel

26
Oct
2017
Loving the BITE: Honey Applesauce for Whole-Food Fuel

It’s officially apple season! And, if you’re looking for a delicious, easy way to use your harvest or farmer’s market deals, look no further than applesauce. This week, we’ll make it with honey (a great fuel for cyclists!) and use it at pre-training fuel. It also works well on the bike, with breakfast over...
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Everysight Announces Price and Launch Details for Raptor AR Smartglasses

24
Oct
2017
Everysight Announces Price and Launch Details for Raptor AR Smartglasses

I’ve written about the upcoming launch of Everysight’s Raptor Smartglasses a couple of times already, and if they have caught your attention like they have mine….then you’ll be interested in knowing these details. Augmented Reality is one of the new buzz words for electronics, and thanks to Everysmart it’s already part of cycling.  By...
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Isaac Manning on Loving His Bike and Saving Lives

13
Oct
2017
Isaac Manning on Loving His Bike and Saving Lives

Isaac Manning on Loving His Bike and Saving Lives By Terri Stearman and Candice Holdorf Isaac Manning credits cycling with saving his life, and he’s now using his love of the bike to save others. Mr. Manning was initially a runner—a sport that kept him healthy both mentally and physically for 15 years. “Endorphins...
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Transporting Your Bike by Car: Options and Limitations

13
Oct
2017
Transporting Your Bike by Car: Options and Limitations

Bringing your bike with you when on a road trip means more of exciting destinations awaiting you down the road. However, unless you’ve got an estate car, it’s not so easy to stuff your bike into your vehicle. It’s because cars are usually invented without bikes in mind. Luckily, there are other ‘outside’ bicycle-carrying...
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Update From Everysight’s Augmented Reality Cycling Smartglasses

09
Oct
2017
Update From Everysight’s Augmented Reality Cycling Smartglasses

A while back I wrote about how Everysight’s new product had caught my attention.  Well, this augmented reality smartglass company continues moving forward and just recently teamed up with Chris McCormack…..a professional ironman champion known as “The World’s Fittest Athlete”. In my opinion, augmented reality is the newest cool buzzword in the world of technology.  You...
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Loving the BITE: Instant Love for my Instant Pot Pressure Cooker PLUS a Favorite Recipe

28
Sep
2017
Loving the BITE: Instant Love for my Instant Pot Pressure Cooker PLUS a Favorite Recipe

One of my all-time favorite recipes just got easier. How? As of late, I’ve been making it in an Instant Pot Electric Slow Cooker rather than Slower Cooker. This is new to me. I’m late to the Instant Pot craze. But what I lack in timing I’m making up in zeal, because truly, this one’s a...
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Loving the BITE: 7 Power Breakfasts For Easy Mornings

14
Sep
2017
Loving the BITE: 7 Power Breakfasts For Easy Mornings

How would describe your breakfast?  Same ol’ same ol’? Or POWER-PACKED and ENERGIZING?  This week, we’ll keep it short and sweet, and look at 7, 10-minute or less Power Breakfasts.  Easy Breakfasts. Processed foods need not apply.  These are whole-food, high-nutrient, protein-and-fiber-packed meals.  You wouldn’t expect anything less, right? Recipes of the Week: 10-Minute Power Breakfasts...
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Who Loves Wearing Cycling T-Shirts?

11
Sep
2017
Who Loves Wearing Cycling T-Shirts?

Each of us owns a personal marketing company, and we have the ability to promote anything we want….every day of the year.  What are you marketing to the world? Our crew at Loving the Bike believe in a life of t-shirts and shorts…..when we’re off the bike.  We use that space to promote our...
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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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