Loving the Bite: Relief for Seasonal Allergies from the Kitchen

25
Apr
2013
Loving the Bite: Relief for Seasonal Allergies from the Kitchen

Does just thinking about Spring have your sneezing, wheezing, rubbing your eyes, and feeling an itch in your throat?  With all its beauty, all its excitement, and all its opportunities to ride, Spring also brings along a lot of pollen and seasonal allergies.  And although seasonal allergies aren’t exactly within my expertise, they significantly...
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The Bambike- An Eco-Friendly Product Using Sustainable Building Practices and Renewable Materials

25
Apr
2013
The Bambike- An Eco-Friendly Product Using Sustainable Building Practices and Renewable Materials

We have a guest writer in today to give his views on the environment, public transport, and the bicycle.  He also talks about how the Bambike is doing it’s part to help our world. The Bambike by Andres P. Ong The problem of global warming is worsening each and every day. Despite sanctions and attempts to...
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Sweat Can Mess Up Your Bike and Accessories

24
Apr
2013
Sweat Can Mess Up Your Bike and Accessories

I don’t know about you, but I’m a sweaty mess when I’m out riding.  Okay, I don’t mean to aggravate any of you who are still waiting for the hot and sweaty temperatures to arrive…so my apologies in advance. If you sweat (and odds are you do…at least a little bit), there are some...
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Team #LovingtheBike Photos From #30daysofbiking

23
Apr
2013
Team #LovingtheBike Photos From #30daysofbiking

We’re only a few days from the end of another exciting #30daysofbiking, and Team #LovingtheBike has been representing and posting some amazing pictures on our facebook page. If you haven’t already heard of the extra kick we give the #3odaysofbiking challenge, you can read about how Team #LovingtheBike spends the month of April, in this...
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Earth Day Has Always Been a Favorite

22
Apr
2013
Earth Day Has Always Been a Favorite

Ever since I was in University, Earth Day has been something I acknowledge and celebrate each and every year.  Back in those days it could have partly been because it occurred right around the end of exam time.  But since then, I’ve always tried to do something special that connects me with nature….and then...
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The Best Bike Paths in Quebec City

22
Apr
2013
The Best Bike Paths in Quebec City

I am from Canada, but there is a whole lot of that huge country that I have never explored on a bike.  One such area is Quebec City.  Alexandre Duval knows all about the best bicycle paths in that location, and is here to give us the top 5 bike paths in Quebec City. The...
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Grenada by Bike: Hog Island

19
Apr
2013
Grenada by Bike: Hog Island

The bridge to Hog Island in Grenada is truly a place that you can only get to by bike or walking….and who wants to walk when you can take a bike? In this edition of Grenada by Bike, I venture out to this hidden location on the South-East coast and take a quick video from the...
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Loving the BITE: On (or off) the Bike Sweet Potato Snacking Chips

18
Apr
2013
Loving the BITE: On (or off) the Bike Sweet Potato Snacking Chips

After the popularity of last year’s Sweet Potato Cycling Fuel options, I thought it was high-time to share my newest, favorite way to eat them.  Sweet Potato Chips. These are a delicious, savory option on the bike, a great food for snacks or to round out a meal, and a nutrient powerhouse whenever you’d...
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Balance Bikes: Creating New Cyclists

17
Apr
2013
Balance Bikes: Creating New Cyclists

It seems like forever that I’ve been waiting for this day to come.  It’s been about a year since the good folks over at Kazam sent me a balance bike for my little boy, and we’ve been waiting to ride it ever since. You see, my youngest Son is vertically challenged like his Parents...
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Order Your 2013 Kit, Arm Warmers, and Socks

16
Apr
2013
Order Your 2013 Kit, Arm Warmers, and Socks

If you’re bummed out because you missed getting your order in for one of our Loving the Bike kits last year, now’s the time to get in for our next round. Because last year’s kit was so amazingly beautiful we’ve decided to keep it pretty much the same….but we’ve added arm warmers and socks....
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Ascend Sportswear Creates a Cycling Masterpiece

16
Apr
2013
Ascend Sportswear Creates a Cycling Masterpiece

Don’t you just love a hot new cycling jersey?  It’s even better when it’s got custom graphics to show off your new bicycle café. I must say that I’m wildly impressed by the crew over at Ascend Sportswear and the jersey they designed for Mocha Spoke. It all started with an e-mail from Ascend’s President,...
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How Full Is Your Bucket?

15
Apr
2013
How Full Is Your Bucket?

Recently our kids were given a book called, “How Full is Your Bucket” and it’s one of those that teaches some incredible life lessons….all this book needed was the main character to be riding his bike and it would be totally awesome. Okay, so Felix (the main character) is taught by his Grandpa about...
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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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