Loving the Bike Jersey and Kits: Round Two

15
Aug
2012
Loving the Bike Jersey and Kits: Round Two

We’re doing one more round of orders for the 2012 Loving the Bike Jersey and Kit.  Our first round went so well that we’re offering up a second round of orders to anyone who missed out.  After posting some pictures of these hot, hot, hot kits designed by our very own Stevie Dexter there...
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Let’s Talk About Riding in the Heat

15
Aug
2012

Give us your tips, suggestions, and comments about everything involved with cycling in the heat.  It’s August, and in many parts of the World it is smoking hot right now, so “Let’s Talk” about this subject and once again this post will be built by you. Have a look at this quick little video...
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Bike to Nowhere, to See Nothing

14
Aug
2012
Bike to Nowhere, to See Nothing

I came across this image today on Facebook and immediately shared it one our Loving the Bike page.  I feel that it’s such a beautiful yet simple statement about our love for the bike….and I just had to share it here on the website as well. There are several different motivational type cycling images/messages...
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Primal Wear Allowed Me to Ride With Bob Marley

14
Aug
2012
Primal Wear Allowed Me to Ride With Bob Marley

If you know me, you know there is a little piece of the great Bob Marley living inside this cycling body of mine.  I’ve talked about Bob many times, and even went on a search to see if Bob Marley rode a bike.  My road bike is named after him, and this website even...
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Is Something Keeping You Down?

13
Aug
2012
Is Something Keeping You Down?

Have you ever felt like a certain location or situation was keeping you down, and not allowing you to fully reach your goals?  As part of our Make it Happen Monday series I wanted to dive into this subject and talk about this widely discussed notion. I come from a prairie town in Canada...
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Breakfast of Cycling Champions WINNERS

11
Aug
2012
Breakfast of Cycling Champions WINNERS

With the help from our friends at Bike2Power, we recently held a cool little contest celebrating the breakfasts of all you cycling champions.  There were some nice creations sent in and the winners have been selected.  Thanks to Julia and the staff at Bike2Power for selecting the winners and explaining why they were selected....
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Commute Gear Talk Part 2

10
Aug
2012
Commute Gear Talk Part 2

It’s been a while since we have talked commuting gear in this little series so I thought it was time for an update.  It seems like there isn’t a day that goes by that some new and exciting piece of equipment that you simply must have is introduced to the market.  I blame Fancy...
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Loving the BITE: Go Bananas For This Energy Bar

09
Aug
2012
Loving the BITE: Go Bananas For This Energy Bar

This bar is bananas, B-A-N-A-N-A-S.  And for good reason…athletes love bananas (sweeping generalization, I know).  Some are fanatical, as in 30-bananas-a-day (there’s a whole site about this).  Others simply consider them just a go-to for pre-training, during-the-ride, and recovery.  For Training Nutrition, my only issue with them is that they can get squashed in my...
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Climbing and the Power to Weight Ratio

08
Aug
2012
Climbing and the Power to Weight Ratio

I seem to always get comments about climbing and how my body type is ideal for battling the hills on my bike.  Being short and light is probably a big giveaway, and the reason for this is because of what’s known as the “Strength to Weight Ratio”….or what I like to call the Power...
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The Legacy of London 2012

07
Aug
2012
The Legacy of London 2012

Unless you are reading this from good ol’ Blighty you might not be truly aware of the amazing impact the London 2012 Olympics has had on this country and the fever it has created.  I’m sure many of you will have attended the Olympic Games in the past, or maybe even this one in...
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What If Tonight Was New Year’s Eve?

06
Aug
2012
What If Tonight Was New Year’s Eve?

It’s one night of the year when thoughts of hope, positive change, and celebration are lingering in the air all around the World.  On New Year’s Eve we get the opportunity to remember the year that was, pledge to make things better, and give toast to the year that will be. We are still...
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¡Viva La Bicicleta! – Why Do You Ride?

03
Aug
2012

Recently my friends over at Viva la Bicicleta asked some of their customers why they ride a bike and what it means to them.  They put it together in this spectacular little video and I wanted to share it with all of you. See what these four people had to say and then share...
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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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