Le Tour so far

03
Jul
2012
Le Tour so far

  Today will see the start of stage 3 of the 2012 Tour de France and the first time the riders will have hit French soil in the race.  This years edition of the race was always going to have a different feel to it due to high-profile riders missing out on the race...
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Team LovingtheBike: National Bike Challenge Update

02
Jul
2012
Team LovingtheBike: National Bike Challenge Update

Team Loving the Bike had a great June with its participation in the National Bike Challenge!  We currently have 6 people at Platinum Level (1500 points), 1 person at Titanium Level (1000 points), 1 at Gold Level (500 points), and 1 at Silver (150 points).   As a team we have ridden over 6,000...
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Defined by Social Media

02
Jul
2012
Defined by Social Media

Does social media make up a fairly large part of your life right now?  Over the past five years, this type of communication and marketing has exploded to the point where many of us are living in a social media world. There are so many positives that come with using and getting involved in...
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Pedal Power to the People

29
Jun
2012
Pedal Power to the People

Last week and important rally was held on the Victorian Parliament Step of Melbourne, Australia. Cyclists gathered together to rally against the Baillieu Government’s decision to cut funding for bike infrastructure to zero.  Even though I’m not from there, I support these cyclists and wanted to promote their efforts in “Bringing Back the Budget”. My friend Mark...
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Microsized Living and the Bike

29
Jun
2012
Microsized Living and the Bike

I’m not sure if you’d call it a trend, but there has been some people moving over to the “micro home” lifestyle.  It’s become a housing option and is defined as a home with less than 500 square feet.  The appeal behind this concept is that you have a cheap and easy to own...
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Loving the BITE: Nutritious Coconut Milk Ice Cream

28
Jun
2012
Loving the BITE: Nutritious Coconut Milk Ice Cream

Just in time for the 4th of July, and triple digit heat, we’re gonna cool down after hot rides with some whole-food, high nutrition “ice cream.” There are a whole lotta options this week, so pick your favorites, sit back, relax, and let the healthy fats, antioxidants, and real food nutrients replenish you. Recipe...
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Solo Cycle Jersey Review and Giveaway

27
Jun
2012
Solo Cycle Jersey Review and Giveaway

 Solo is an online cycle clothing company with a passion for two wheels and the styles of another era.  So when this pre-1970 pro racing inspired cycling clothing company contacted us about doing a review and giveaway, we thought we’d get involved and check them out a little closer. It feels like I’ve already done far too...
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#bikeschool: Inspiration

26
Jun
2012
#bikeschool: Inspiration

As part of our continuing series of inspirational guest writing we have a timely piece about the personal battles people face with parts of the Tour de France.  Having suffered a stroke, Kim battled with courage and strength to take on her personal challenge at the 2009 Tour de France. “…the nastiest hill I...
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Bike2Power Helps Cyclist Capture Details of Century Ride

25
Jun
2012
Bike2Power Helps Cyclist Capture Details of Century Ride

Ohio cyclist, Tim Miller, likes to take pictures and video when taking on the challenge of a century….and he finds that using the Bike2Power system allows him to do that without interruption.  I know there are a lot of cyclists out there taking part in century’s and other events this summer, and whether it’s...
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Truck Driving Cyclist

25
Jun
2012
Truck Driving Cyclist

From time to time our Make it Happen Monday series features interesting people whose stories are sure to inspire the rest of us.  This time we’re focusing on Eric McWhirter who is constantly traveling across the USA with his job as a truck driver, but what’s cool is he always has his bike along for...
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Cycling: Lose Yourself. Find Yourself

22
Jun
2012
Cycling: Lose Yourself. Find Yourself

There’s no denying that surfing is an incredible zen-like sport where people can jump right into nature, become one with the environment, and kiss God all at once.  But I’d like to add cycling to the small list of activities that help you lose yourself and find yourself all at the same time. The...
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Loving the BITE: Lemon Curd for Pre and Post Training Fuel

21
Jun
2012
Loving the BITE: Lemon Curd for Pre and Post Training Fuel

Father’s Day means one thing in our house: Lemon Curd…(happy belated Father’s Day to all you dads out there, by the way!).  Why?  Simply because my wicked-awesome-mountain-biking husband loves it.  So this year while making extra batches, the thought crossed my mind: Could I make it better?  More nourishing, and yet still tasty?  Appropriate...
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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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