Best of Interbike 2012

21
Sep
2012
Best of Interbike 2012

It’s not easy to single out one exhibitor amongst all the bikey goodness here at Interbike 2012, but I’m about to put it out there and make my selection for what I feel was the best thing found at this year’s expo. In a world of tradition, precision, and European influences…it is so cool...
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How Do You Define a Cyclist?

21
Sep
2012
How Do You Define a Cyclist?

There are those of us who ride bikes, those who race, and those that commute by bicycle or use it for countless other reasons.  Some are on road bikes, some on BMX, fixie, mountain, urban, tandem, or one of the many other varieties.  However you slice it up, however you ride….you’re a cyclist, Right?...
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Live from Interbike

20
Sep
2012

I’m in Las Vegas this week for the cycling industry’s big show, known as Interbike.  It’s North America’s largest bicycle trade event and show and is held in wild and crazy town of Las Vegas each September. It’s like freaking Cycling Disneyland over here with absolutely everything bike related that you could possibly imagine.  I’ve...
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Loving the BITE: Off-Season Fat Loss Recipes

20
Sep
2012
Loving the BITE: Off-Season Fat Loss Recipes

There’s no better time for a cyclist to shed some pounds than in the off-season.  In fact, while it may seem counter-intuitive, it can be very difficult to lose weight during a long, grueling on-season of cycling, training, and racing (especially if you’re already reasonably fit and just want to lose those last few...
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Let’s Talk About Fear and Cycling

19
Sep
2012

It’s unfortunate, but there are a lot of people who have a fear of riding a bike.  This generally applies to road riding, but no matter what kind of riding you do….this post is here to fill you with suggestions on how to overcome this fear. As with all editions of our “Let’s Talk”...
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Loving the Commute: Back to the Basics

18
Sep
2012
Loving the Commute: Back to the Basics

I love to ride my bike.  I can say that most of the time my train of thought eventually leads back to some aspect of cycling.  I started commuting by bike as part of a fitness goal.  I’ll never forget the feeling I had the first time I rode my first commute to work...
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Follow Your Own Path

17
Sep
2012
Follow Your Own Path

My Monday has been officially kickstarted thanks to my wonderful Wife, and inspirational artist Heather Rushton.  A few weeks ago, my wife sent me the link to this picture below and explained how beautiful she thought it was and how it fits so nicely into the vibe over here at Loving the Bike.  So I...
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Ride Across the Island of Jamaica

14
Sep
2012
Ride Across the Island of Jamaica

Would you like to cycle across the island of Jamaica this November?  I came across the Jamaica Reggae Ride and the idea of riding across this beautiful Caribbean island totally caught my attention, so I wanted to share it with our Loving the Bike readers as well. Who wouldn’t want to go on an...
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Loving the BITE: Eggs Are Good

13
Sep
2012
Loving the BITE: Eggs Are Good

Here we go again.  A few weeks ago, you may have read headlines that seemed to confirm it once and for all: Eggs yolks are worse for your heart than cigarettes.  That seems pretty bad.  Especially for a cyclist striving for health and great performance on the bike.  With a headline like this, there must...
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Drop the Phone – Save a Cyclist

12
Sep
2012
Drop the Phone – Save a Cyclist

I have a very simple idea that will not only help save cyclists from getting hit on their bikes, but will also save the lives of pedestrians, other drivers, and yourself. I don’t hold a firm stand on too many things, but I am totally against people using cell phones while in a vehicle....
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The Endorphin Rush: A Story by Dex Tooke

11
Sep
2012
The Endorphin Rush: <em>A Story by Dex Tooke</em>

Dex Tooke is an incredible endurance cyclist and he’s here today with a great little story based around the concept of “the endorphin rush”. Jonathan Livingston Buzzard By Dex Tooke I awoke at 1:00 p.m. Not much rest considering I had gotten to bed at 8:00 that morning. My thoughts quickly reminded me of...
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Simplicity….On and Off the Bike

10
Sep
2012
Simplicity….On and Off the Bike

I’ve always felt like Simplicity is the key to a happy and successful life.  I’ve done a pretty good job at keeping things as simplified as possible, but feel that I need to go even further to really get the full benefits of what this way of life has to offer. There’s already been...
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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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