3-Speed Gearbox: Alternative to Front Derailleur

30
Jan
2015
3-Speed Gearbox: Alternative to Front Derailleur

Efneo’s 3-gear front gearbox by Franciszek Migaszewski How many time have you thought, “I hate my front derailleur”?  Now it seems you have an alternative that looks great and offers some cool advantages.  Efneo has launched a campaign on Indiegogo for their 3-speed front bicycle gearbox. It’s maintenance free and shifting gears is much quicker and...
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Loving the BITE: Superbowl Menu

29
Jan
2015
Loving the BITE: Superbowl Menu

It’s Super Bowl Week…what better time to bust out the SuperFoods?  If you’re looking to have a Super Bowl Party with nutrient-loaded foods that can make you healthier, stronger, leaner, smarter, faster, and of course, better looking, look no further than our Loving The Bite Super Bowl Party Menu: Party Appetizers: Black Bean &...
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Loving the Bike TV: Wanting Nothing

28
Jan
2015

Last night I realized that at this moment in my life, I don’t want anything more than I have right now.  Seeing that I live a pretty simple life, I thought it’s a great feeling to be this way. How about you?  Are you content with where you’re at?  I feel it’s another ingredient...
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Let’s Talk About Riding the Trainer

27
Jan
2015

It’s been a while since we’ve done a post in our Let’s Talk series which is the opportunity for all of you to build up the content and give your thoughts, opinions, and tips. This time around we’re discussing the bike trainer and rollers.  Let us know about how you make the most of...
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Appreciate Your Ride

26
Jan
2015
Appreciate Your Ride

Our Loving the Bike tagline might be “Enjoy Your Ride”, but when it comes to Making it Happen I feel that “Appreciate Your Ride” is more applicable. If this fast paced world of ours, taking time to smell the roses is happening less and less.  I know this has potential for sounding redundant and...
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Belize Road Cycling and Mountain Bike – Land For Sale

24
Jan
2015
Belize Road Cycling and Mountain Bike – Land For Sale

You’ve heard me talk about how Belize and its incredible cycling culture, but I wanted to touch on it again and provide an opportunity for you to make it home. Whether you like cycling or not, Belize is a fabulous place to consider as a full-time or part-time home.  Two huge advantages it has...
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Want To Perform Better? Understand the Performance Mind

23
Jan
2015
Want To Perform Better? Understand the Performance Mind

The last article we posted by Scott Price stirred up a lot of comments and controversy.  He’s back again with another “mind-provoking” article. The Performance Mind by Scott Price Set your intentions high. Time is ticking… Your greatest intentions are the organizing power for your entire life. If you are looking for how to...
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Loving the BITE: See and Be Seen

22
Jan
2015
Loving the BITE:  See and Be Seen

A little over a month or so ago, I was asked to review a reflective vest for cycling in the dark. Since I’m often up long before the sun cycling, mountain biking, running or skiing, I thought this post would be a perfect fit…and, I hoped the vest would as well. When it comes...
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Loving the Bike TV: Live an Adventure

21
Jan
2015

I’ve talked many times about doing new things and living outside your comfort zone, and this week I’m reinforcing this suggestion. Last weekend, my boys and I definitely climbed out of our boxes and did something we’ve never done before.  There were challenges, some swearing, and three boys who finished up feeling quite proud...
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Image, Dress Code, and Cycling

20
Jan
2015
Image, Dress Code, and Cycling

Would you show up to a formal business meeting wearing ripped jeans and a t-shirt?  How about showing up to a group road ride wearing baggy shorts and running shoes? It’s funny how even though these kinds of things don’t have an official dress code, we feel as if they do.  But you have...
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Clouds of Change

19
Jan
2015
Clouds of Change

Change is feared by us at times, created by us sometimes, often forced on us…..and sometimes desired. Depending on what the change is, and how it was initiated, it can bring different meanings and emotions.  I’m sure you’ve all read or heard articles on change, so I’m not going to give you some motivational story...
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Loving the BITE: Achy Winter Joints? Fight Back!

15
Jan
2015
Loving the BITE: Achy Winter Joints? Fight Back!

If you’ve got sore, achy, or arthritic joints, cold weather brings out all the pain. Especially if you’re cycling through the pain this Winter, you can find relief by adding two very special spices to your diet: Ginger and Turmeric.  If you’re lucky enough to have pain-free joints, you’re in luck as well. Ginger and Turmeric...
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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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