The Funny Stuff: #CyclingFunnies

04
Sep
2012
The Funny Stuff: #CyclingFunnies

It’s about time we had some laughs! Summer is almost over, kids are heading back to school and some people are packing their lives in to bags and moving all over the world in search of their dreams. With that in mind I though we should try to lighten the mood a little and...
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The Happy Gene

03
Sep
2012
The Happy Gene

If I had “the happy gene”, I wouldn’t personally need these Make it Happen Monday posts to fire me up each week.  But unfortunately I don’t have it. I honestly feel that some of us are born with DNA that makes us ultimately happy-go-lucky and are able to smile through each and every day....
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Team LovingtheBike: National Bike Challenge Finish

01
Sep
2012
Team LovingtheBike: National Bike Challenge Finish

Congratulations to Team Loving the Bike on their incredible performance during the National Bike Challenge.  These 10 riders did amazing things on their bikes over the past four months and each of them should be so proud of themselves. Team Captain, Julie Starling, is in with a final wrap up and what went down...
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Look Who’s Loving the Bike: September 2012

01
Sep
2012
Look Who’s Loving the Bike: September 2012

Each month (or almost each month) we post people’s comments in this “Look Who’s Loving the Bike” feature.  This time around we’re featuring the stories of people who are Loving the Commute.  Please take a look at what these lovers have to say, and we’d love to hear from you as well.  Submit your...
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Loving the RACE: Aaron’s First Road Race

31
Aug
2012
Loving the RACE: Aaron’s First Road Race

Join me in reading the story of participating in a first ever road race, by our Loving the Bike teammate Aaron Madrid.  We’ve posted the story of Aaron’s experience in his first ever Century Ride, but now it’s time to share his beautiful insight into what it’s like to race for the first time...
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Loving the BITE: Homemade Peanut Butter for Nutrition and the Ride

30
Aug
2012
Loving the BITE: Homemade Peanut Butter for Nutrition and the Ride

What’s better than peanut butter?  Homemade peanut butter.  Or, for the adventurous, homemade chocolate peanut butter.  If you’ve never tasted freshly ground peanut butter, or almond butter, or cashew butter, or walnut butter for that matter, you’ve simply gotta try it.  It’s easy to make and it works well for long rides and everyday...
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Our Reveal the Path Screening

29
Aug
2012
Our <em>Reveal the Path</em> Screening

As you already know, I love the film “Reveal the Path” and provided a full review of the Austin premier when I attended it in June.  The DVD’s are now available for purchase so anyone who wasn’t able to see it in theatres can experience all the goodness this film has to offer….in the...
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Let’s Talk About the Recovery Ride

29
Aug
2012

We want to hear what you have to say about the Recovery Ride.  As with each of our “Let’s Talk” posts, this one will be built up by you and your comments. Tell us your thoughts on the Recovery Ride and what you have to suggest to other riders.  Maybe you have some questions...
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BikeWrappers: Reflective and Removable System For Your Bike

28
Aug
2012
BikeWrappers: Reflective and Removable System For Your Bike

The BikeWrappers reflective system is neat alternative to making your bike more visible for night rides and commuting.  Brent Thomas has been an avid cyclist for years and in an effort to keep himself and other riders safe, he created BikeWrappers.  He’s also giving a couple sets away, so check the bottom of this...
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Lola’s Journey

28
Aug
2012
Lola’s Journey

There comes a time in every cyclists life where stage racing seems the most beautiful and awe-inspiring way of making a living.  The scream of the crowd, the podium girls, the adrenalin and the mammoth, super-human efforts needed to achieve your goals mean that even whilst wearing very tight clothing and talking about shaven...
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I Am a Cyclist of the World

27
Aug
2012
I Am a Cyclist of the World

I recently posted about how I (as a Canadian living in the United States) celebrated the Fourth of July on and off my bike.  Along with having a great Independence Day ride, our Family spent some time at the local celebration going on in our neighborhood.  Most of the people around here know that...
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Cycling Didn’t Just Die

24
Aug
2012
Cycling Didn’t Just Die

When I heard the news of Lance Armstrong getting stripped of his titles and being banned from cycling last night, my heart sank.  Sure I’m a fan of this incredible cycling legend and was saddened for him, but my thoughts were more directed towards what this was going to do for the sport of...
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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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