Flying the Flag: The 100th Edition of the Tour de France

25
Jun
2013
Flying the Flag: The 100th Edition of the Tour de France

With less than a week before the start of the 100th edition of Le Grande Boucle, there is a group of excited riders who will proudly be donning new spangly kit after winning their national championship There isn’t enough screen space on the interweb superhighway to fully describe all of the reasons that people look...
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Always Move in the Direction of Opportunity

24
Jun
2013
Always Move in the Direction of Opportunity

One of my cycling industry buddies recently told me about a huge change their family was contemplating, and what my thoughts were on it.  To me it sounded like one incredible adventure, but would require them to move and make a pretty big change to their accustomed lifestyle.  The best advice I could give...
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The Jamaica Reggae Ride Back Story

22
Jun
2013
The Jamaica Reggae Ride Back Story

We have posted in the past about the yearly Jamaica Reggae Ride, and are back to give some of the back story on this unique Caribbean event. The Jamaica Reggae Ride Back Story by Royston, of Knights of Mobay The Jamaica Reggae Ride is five days, covers four cities, and includes three absolutely fantastic days of cycling across the...
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Flip-Flopping the Ride

21
Jun
2013
Flip-Flopping the Ride

Although I’m a lover of all types of bikes….I’d consider myself to be a road cyclist first and foremost.  I love the speed, the distance, and all the good stuff that comes from a road ride. Sure, I also love getting out on my mountain bike and ripping through trails….and if I had a...
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Loving the Bite: Grilled Caribbean Jerk Foil Packets

20
Jun
2013
Loving the Bite: Grilled Caribbean Jerk Foil Packets

Summer’s all about easy, no-mess, delicious meals from the grill.  Fresh foods that provide the colors, tastes, smells, and nutrients you want and need.  This week, we’re getting the heck out of the kitchen and keeping it easy on the grill.  Foil-packet-easy.  Toss in some protein, vegetables, spices, and healthy fats, and you’ve got...
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Should You Get Prescription Sunglasses for Cycling?

19
Jun
2013
Should You Get Prescription Sunglasses for Cycling?

Our friend Bob reviews a set of prescription sunglasses from ADS Sports Eyewear…a company who supplies online prescriptions sunglasses for cyclists and other athletes. Prescription Sunglasses for Cycling by Bob Avery As a near-sited cyclist, I’ve been looking for a good pair of cycling shades that can house my prescription, provide maximum coverage and...
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Rob Greenfield’s Off the Grid Across America Tour: Day 56

18
Jun
2013
Rob Greenfield’s Off the Grid Across America Tour: Day 56

The more I get to know Rob Greenfield, the cooler I think he is.  He continues his Off the Grid Across American bicycle tour….where he’s showing the world how to be more self-sustaining. Here’s his Day 56 journal entry. Off the Grid Update: Day 56 Today I finally visited Growing Power (www.GrowingPower.org) which is something I’ve...
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Comeback 2.0

18
Jun
2013
Comeback 2.0

What do Alejandro Valverde, Danilo Di Luca, Ricardo Ricco and yours truly all have in common? Nope… I’m not a scum bag doper… but I’m making a comeback It’s been a while since my trippy European ramblings have graced the screens of LovingTheBike.com but (hopefully) you’ll be pleased to hear I’m saddling up to the laptop...
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The Birthday Ride

17
Jun
2013
The Birthday Ride

  Every time I see that it’s someone’s birthday, I’ll usually post my wishes to them on social media and ask if they’re getting out for a birthday ride.  I also asked about this when I hosted #bikeschool a few weeks ago to find out what sort of cycling rituals people had on their...
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Off the Grid Bicycle Tour: Day 53

14
Jun
2013
Off the Grid Bicycle Tour: Day 53

My Off the Grid cycling tour buddy, Rob continues his journey to promote sustainability.  Here’s his journal entry from Day 53 that includes wise words and an update on his ride. “Every day we choose, whether we realize it or not, to be a part of the solution or to be a part of...
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Broken Bones Garage: Cycling After Rest Week

14
Jun
2013

Last month we introduced a new deal on the site called Cycling Tips from Broken Bones.  Yeah, kind of a messed up title….but if you checked it out you would have seen that these are a series of tips from Josh at Broken Bones Bicycles. He’s a cool guy and shares his cycling wisdom...
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Asgard – Protecting your Bike and Yourself as a Cyclist

13
Jun
2013
Asgard – Protecting your Bike and Yourself as a Cyclist

We all know how important it is to protect ourselves while out cycling, but Barry Seltz reminds us that we also need to protect our bicycle as well.  Here are his three tips for protecting your bike and yourself. Protecting Your Bike and Yourself as a Cyclist by Barry Seltz Cycling represents one of the...
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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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