A Scenic Netherlands Cycle – From Maastricht to Aachen

11
Dec
2013
A Scenic Netherlands Cycle – From Maastricht to Aachen

If you love cycling, chances are you have positive feelings towards The Netherlands.  Today, Seamus Murphy tells us about his ride from Maastricht to Aachen.  It’s a ride that Seamus tells me I must do one day….and here’s why. A Scenic Cycle – From Maastricht to Aachen  by Seamus Murphy If you ever find...
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An Epic Ride

10
Dec
2013
An Epic Ride

What’s the longest ride you’ve ever done? 50 miles, 80, a century? For me it was 104 miles from the outskirts of Boston, up to the peak of Mt. Wachusett (which is a ski area, by the way) and back. It was, by far, the toughest physical and mental thing I had ever endured. By...
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I Believe in Pretty Much Everything….but Myself

09
Dec
2013
I Believe in Pretty Much Everything….but Myself

I have an open mind and am totally okay with believing in some things that haven’t been proven or exact.  UFO’s…sure. Ghost’s….why not. The Zeitgeist conspiracy theory…..definitely. But for some reason when it comes to myself, there is often a lack of belief.  What’s the deal?  I think about this quite often and wonder if...
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Independence Days

06
Dec
2013
Independence Days

Last week, our very own Darryl from lovingthebike.com asked this question on Twitter: “What’s on your cycling Christmas wish list?” Without hesitation I responded, “Time and health to ride.” I was with my family for Thanksgiving. We spent a fair amount of time after dinner talking about my dad — including the fact that...
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Betting on an Upcoming Cycling Event

06
Dec
2013
Betting on an Upcoming Cycling Event

I’m not sure how you feel about betting on cycling events, or betting in general, but we’ve got Tom Shannon in today to tell us a little about it in case you’re interested. Betting on an Upcoming Cycling Event by Tom Shannon One thing the satellite TV has brought people around the world  is the...
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Loving the BITE: Gifts you can Give from the Loving the Bite Kitchen

05
Dec
2013
Loving the BITE: Gifts you can Give from the Loving the Bite Kitchen

If you’re looking for a unique, healthful, and thoughtful gift idea for a cyclist friend (or really for anyone), consider making them some Loving the Bite training fuel straight from your own kitchen.  You can combine it with the informative post about the recipe, or just with your own words about how it will improve...
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The Cycling with Music Debate Continues

04
Dec
2013
The Cycling with Music Debate Continues

The topic of cycling with earphones and music always seems to cause a heated debate.  It’s been a while since I’ve voiced my opinion on this subject, so it’s time to unleash the beast once again. Cycling with music is so taboo that it’s against the law in several States in the USA, as...
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The Rest Week

03
Dec
2013
The Rest Week

After riding the bike 11 hours two weeks ago, I took most of last week off and only went slightly crazy. I generally take Monday’s off from riding, but every month I take a week easy to recover and regroup. The time I normally ride are instead spent cleaning, maintaining and upgrading the bike...
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Celebrations: Big and Small

02
Dec
2013
Celebrations: Big and Small

The month of December is pretty much party central for the Loving the Bike Family.  During the month we celebrate three Birthdays, Christmas, and one special Anniversary…..my Wife and I hit 10 years on the 13th. I love to celebrate these kinds of events, but I don’t let the celebrating stop at Birthdays, Anniversaries,...
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Feelin’ Dizzy

29
Nov
2013
Feelin’ Dizzy

Love.  Never has a word been so misused. It’s used to describe just about anything we like: I love tacos. I love bikes. I love shoes. I love Led Zeppelin. Ah, but add the word “you” into that phrase and it becomes something entirely different. That changes everything, doesn’t it? That little phrase makes...
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Loving the Bite: Homemade Electrolyte Sports Drink

28
Nov
2013
Loving the Bite: Homemade Electrolyte Sports Drink

….And How to Lose Fat in the Off-Season. Are you interested in improving your strength to weight ratio this off-season? Most likely, the answer is yes.  On the surface, it seems like a no-brainer: the lighter you are, the faster you can go.  The less you eat, the lighter you are. Eat less, go...
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Deux North

27
Nov
2013

There are countless bicycle inspired videos out there, but when Dylan Nord asked for my opinion on what he put together…I told him it was worthy of being shared.  So here it is….Deux North.  Below the video is Dylan’s words on what inspired him to put it together. Deux North by Dylan Nord Even...
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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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