Tour de France All-Time Greats

06
Jul
2013
Tour de France All-Time Greats

As we celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Tour de France, it’s a good time to look back at the past champions.  Please join me in graphically checking out the Tour de France all-time greats.
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You Could Illustrate Your Bicycle

06
Jul
2013
You Could Illustrate Your Bicycle

I’m usually always willing to help a passionate cyclist promote their project….so today we’re posting some information about a new kickstarter project by Andy Scullion.  He wants to put together a bicycle illustration, and it just might feature one of your bikes. The Beautiful Bicycle Print by Andy Scullion The Beautiful Bicycle Poster Are...
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Where is Your Happy Place?

05
Jul
2013
Where is Your Happy Place?

It starts the night before, and quick torque check with the cleat wrench, maybe a damp cloth to take off the dust from the last struggle on the diamond, then a careful inspection of the glove, that stitched leather extension of your being on the defensive side of the ball… “Finest in the field”,...
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Tour de France: Toughest Bike Race Ever

05
Jul
2013
Tour de France: Toughest Bike Race Ever

The 100th edition of the Tour de France is rolling along nicely, and definitely being closely followed by cycling fans around the world.  In this guest post by Joe Jamieson, he imagines what it would be like to actually train and compete in the world’s toughest sporting event. Tour de France: Toughest Bike Race...
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The Tour de France History in Numbers

04
Jul
2013
The Tour de France History in Numbers

This amazing and exciting bicycle race has been going on now for 100 years.   As we celebrate the centennial anniversary of the Tour de France, it’s a good time to look back at the history of our beloved tour. The History of the Tour de France in Numbers
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Loving the BITE: Festive Burger Toppings and Tips

04
Jul
2013
Loving the BITE: Festive Burger Toppings and Tips

It’s a Holiday weekend for many Loving the Bike readers, so I’ll keep it light, festive, and fun this week (of course, cycling nutrition is fun ever week, right?).  When it comes to food and the 4th of July, I think about the grill, and I think about burgers. I am a meat-eater, including...
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Every Water Bottle Tells a Story

03
Jul
2013
Every Water Bottle Tells a Story

How deep is the connection to your cycling water bottle?  I don’t know about you, but I seem to have a story or something that comes to mind for every single one of my bottles. Other than the bike itself, the bottle is generally one thing that always comes along with you on a...
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The Anatomy of Chris Froome

02
Jul
2013
The Anatomy of Chris Froome

There’s a lot of people picking Chris Froome as this year’s Tour de France champion….and I personally feel he’s got a great shot at it. We all know that anything can happen in the Tour, so we’ll see what happens….but for now, here’s a graphical look at what makes up Chris Froome.
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Tour de France – Red, White and Blue…and Green…and Pink

02
Jul
2013
Tour de France – Red, White and Blue…and Green…and Pink

The Pro peloton are usually a colourful bunch and this years Tour de France is no different. But who needs to take some advice from Europe’s fashion capitals and who are the trend setters?   The ‘A Gé Deux Erre‘ name has been a part of the peloton since 1992 and previously had a...
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Let’s Talk About Getting Outside Your Comfort Zone

01
Jul
2013
Let’s Talk About Getting Outside Your Comfort Zone

For this “Let’s Talk” feature, we want you to build the post with you comments on the topic of getting outside your comfort zone…on and off the bike. We always hear about getting out of your comfort zone and how it can make for a radiant life….but what are you doing to make sure...
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3 Feet is Not Enough

28
Jun
2013
3 Feet is Not Enough

The 3 feet law has done a good job of making it aware to cyclists that they should be getting this much room from vehicles while out cycling….but I have a feeling that if you asked drivers what they think of the law, they would say “What is the 3 feet law?”. Yeah, I...
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Loving the BITE: 6 Summer Hydrators to Improve Your Ride

27
Jun
2013
Loving the BITE: 6 Summer Hydrators to Improve Your Ride

Whether on the bike, in the office, or working outside, hydration is crucial for the cyclist.  It’s obvious why it’s so important when riding.  But, do you realize that chronic day-to-day dehydration can also have a huge effect on your ride? Dehydration can be the source of fatigue, headaches, digestive issues, and more.  It also...
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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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