Loving the BITE: Valentine Truffles for your True Love Cyclist

07
Feb
2013
Loving the BITE: Valentine Truffles for your True Love Cyclist

Valentine’s Day is next week.  Are you prepared?  Have you done your shopping and found a special gift for that someone special (or as a treat for yourself, since you’re someone special)?  If not, never fear.  A whole week out, Loving the Bike’s here for you.  With just 5-6 ingredients, and less than 20...
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A Lot Has Happened in 3 Years…on and off the Bike

06
Feb
2013
A Lot Has Happened in 3 Years…on and off the Bike

Can you believe that Loving the Bike is heading into its third year of cycling blogging?  Yep, it was back on February 6th 2010 that we launched our cycling lifestyle website and the world has been a better place ever since.  Okay, well I’m not sure about that….but it sure has done a lot...
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Kentucky Dirt Derby

05
Feb
2013
Kentucky Dirt Derby

For those of you who have been under a rock, the world seems to be getting either seriously wet and quite floody or firey and rather hot. This week saw Louisville, Kentucky take the brunt of Mother Nature’s wrath and oh boy did it make for an even greater Cyclo-Cross World Championships Following worrying...
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A Soft Touch over Muscle

04
Feb
2013
A Soft Touch over Muscle

I’ve learned the hard way that bicycle repair takes a whole lot of finesse, and not too much muscle.  Yeah, you know what I’m talking about right? Tightening a carbon seat post, adjusting shifter cables, and pretty much everything else on a bicycle requires a soft touch or else you just might do more...
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Tell Us Your Loving the Bike Story

02
Feb
2013
Tell Us Your <em>Loving the Bike</em> Story

Are you Loving the Bike?  We want to hear all about it. Ever since we started this cycling lifestyle website (which turns 3 in just a few days), we’ve had a monthly feature called “Look Who’s Loving the Bike“.  It’s been our reader’s chance to tell us a little story about why they love...
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3 Tips for Getting your Bike Through the Winter Commuting Season:

01
Feb
2013
3 Tips for Getting your Bike Through the Winter Commuting Season:

So you are hardcore enough to brave the elements this winter and ride to work.  Good for you!  It’s so much more difficult to motivate yourself to ride in the morning when you know that Mother Nature is not going to gently embrace you with a thousand warm kisses of the sunrise.  No instead,...
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Loving the BITE: Super Bowl Recipe and Party Tips

31
Jan
2013
Loving the BITE: Super Bowl Recipe and Party Tips

Are you ready for some football?  In my household, yep, we sure are.  I happen to be married to one happy lifelong San Francisco 49ers fan.  And, since I am one not-so-happy lifelong Denver Broncos fan, I’ll go ahead and concentrate on the food.  Here’s what I’ll be cooking for our party and my...
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Awakening the Flat Tire Gods

30
Jan
2013
Awakening the Flat Tire Gods

Has anyone ever warned you about awakening the bicycle flat tire Gods?  Heed their advice, because I just found out that this is for real. Yeah, you’ve more than likely had a situation where you’re talking about how long it’s been since you had a flat tire….and then been immediately warned not to bring...
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Help Kranky Cycles

29
Jan
2013
Help Kranky Cycles

Always willing to help a fellow cyclist in need, we’ve put up this guest post by Roger Sherman who is on a mission to save his favorite bike shop that was recently destroyed by Hurricane Sandy.  So far they’ve raised $4,590.00, on their way to a goal of $15,000. Please Help Kranky Cycles by Roger...
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Washing My Cycling Kit….Old School Style

29
Jan
2013
Washing My Cycling Kit….Old School Style

What’s your cycling kit washing routine?  I thought I’d give you a quick behind the scenes look at what I do here in Grenada.  Here’s my old school kit washing video with all the details.  
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Let’s Talk About Percent Grade and Climbs

28
Jan
2013
Let’s Talk About Percent Grade and Climbs

This is your chance to share your percent grade cycling stories and comments with us.  This is a bonus, “Let’s Talk“, post but I’m posting this now because I really wanted to find out more about your hill climbing and the percent grade of the hills around the areas you cycle. Have a look...
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Our Make it Happen Lifestyle Choices for a Healthy 2013

28
Jan
2013
Our Make it Happen Lifestyle Choices for a Healthy 2013

As a Loving the Bike fitness dude who loves to make sure his family is eating and living healthy, it’s sometimes difficult to keep things totally on track. So how do we “make it happen” in the healthy living department? Well here’s our list of 5 small steps that we’re doing so that we...
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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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