110% Compression Transformer Shorts

09
Oct
2013

What the heck are Transformer Shorts anyway?  Well, we’re back with another review and this time around we’re going to tell you what these things are and what they can do for you. Each day this week we’re posting a video review highlighting the products that have been recently sent over.  110% Compression is...
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A Shop to Call Home

08
Oct
2013

Back in the states I have a favorite shop.  I walked in there one day, looking for a couple of things, and walked out with new found friends.  That was three years ago, and since then I’ve spent more time in the shop that I’m really ready to admit.  I would often just show...
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Serfas Carbon Zirconium Cycling Shoe and ST-13i C02 Mini Tool

08
Oct
2013

As we continue with the Loving the Bike review week, today we have a look at the Serfas Carbon Zirconium cycling shoes and the new Serfas ST-13i CO² Inflator / Mini Tool. Not too long ago, I did a review of some other Serfas products…..and happy to be putting up another one today.  Let...
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The Coolest Bike Fundraising Event Ever

07
Oct
2013
The Coolest Bike Fundraising Event Ever

Okay everyone, I sincerely need your help.  My friends over at Please Be Kind to Cyclists has asked me to create a yearly fundraising event for them and look after putting it together and organizing everything. Like most things I do, I want this to be something that creates such a buzz that not...
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Helmet Review: MET Estro vs Lazer Genesis

07
Oct
2013

It’s review week here at Loving the Bike.  Yeah, I’m going to post a different review each day this week and I’m hoping we’re able to give you some good advice and information for one of your upcoming purchases.  Each review will mostly be in video format as I feel it’s a more effective...
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Collecting Cans

04
Oct
2013
Collecting Cans

I was riding down Milwaukee Avenue Sunday morning when this type caught my eye: “It’s not where you’r from it’s where you’r at”  I circled around to find it.  Although I could see it from the street, the building was set back a little, tucked along the EL tracks. I propped my bike against...
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Loving the BITE: Conquer Baba Ganoush and Relish in Beneficial Nutrients for Cyclists

03
Oct
2013
Loving the BITE: Conquer Baba Ganoush and Relish in Beneficial Nutrients for Cyclists

Finally! I’ve. Conquered. Baba Ganoush.  No, that’s not some awesome local ride.  It’s the wonderfully creamy, healthy, pureed eggplant dip from the Middle East region, likely served at your favorite Lebanese, Middle Eastern, or Mediterranean restaurant.  It’s good.  It’s good for you.  Eggplants have a variety of nutrients that are specifically beneficial to cyclists. And now, you...
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My Preconceived Cycling Notions Debunked

02
Oct
2013
My Preconceived Cycling Notions Debunked

I feel like I know a little about nutrition and fitness, so along with that I have my thoughts and beliefs on certain things. Well, I recently had some of these preconceived notions debunked as I discover what I thought is not necessarily reality. Eating Before a Ride: I’ve always felt that a meal...
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Bikes and Bagels: John Dugas is Loving the Bike

01
Oct
2013
Bikes and Bagels: John Dugas is Loving the Bike

It’s always great to hear our readers talk about their Loving the Bike stories.  John Dugas from the Plano Bicycle Association wanted to share this picture and his “Bikes and Bagels” poem to show his love for the bike and riding with his friends.  Enjoy. Bikes and Bagels Morning comes aft sleepless night, Winds...
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On a Ride

01
Oct
2013
On a Ride

You’re on your bike; not your bike because yours is broken, so you’re riding a loaner that happens to fit and have the right pedals. You’re climbing a mountain; the grade is constant and not steep but never ending. Each switchback reveals another switchback, and you just want to take a break. It’s quiet,...
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Clear

30
Sep
2013
Clear

It is one simple word, but something I use to get my mind back on track……on and off the bike.  Clear. I seem to get all up in my head way more than I should.  What I mean by that is I think too much.  Yeah, my head is always full of all sorts...
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Leaving Marks

27
Sep
2013
Leaving Marks

Fall has arrived, and with it another year starts to wind down.  Where does the time go?  And what have I done this year to make a difference? I think about this often, especially as each year ticks away. As you get older you realize it’s not about what you have, it’s about what...
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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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