Doing the Extraordinary (on a bike)

30
Jul
2012
Doing the Extraordinary (on a bike)

Next spring, Scott Thigpen is competing in the Tour Divide and it just goes to show that ordinary people can achieve amazing things when they believe in themselves and focus on a goal.  Scott is here today with an inspirational post that will help kick start your Make it Happen Monday. Doing the Extraordinary: My...
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Folding Fun: Commuting by Folding Bike

28
Jul
2012
Folding Fun: Commuting by Folding Bike

I don’t personally know much about folding bikes, but I am quite intrigued by them and would honestly like to have one for myself.  William David from Sainsbury’s Bank in the UK recently decided to start commuting on a folding bike, and in this post he talks about the various options and his experiences....
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This Tiny Lap Dog Thinks He Owns the Road

27
Jul
2012
This Tiny Lap Dog Thinks He Owns the Road

When I’m cycling down the car-filled roads of Austin, I often feel like I’m like one of those tiny lap dogs who has never looked in the mirror and totally thinks he’s a raging pit bull.  You know the kind I’m talking about.  They weigh 3 pounds and are only a few inches high,...
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Duzer Does RAGBRAI on a Big Wheel

26
Jul
2012
Duzer Does RAGBRAI on a Big Wheel

It might have only been for one day, but my buddy Ryan van Duzer definitely made his mark on RAGBRAI (stands for “The Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa” and is a seven-day ride across the state).  If you don’t already know about this cycling celebrity known as Duzer, you’re in for a treat with...
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Loving the BITE: Make Your Own Sports Drinks

26
Jul
2012
Loving the BITE: Make Your Own Sports Drinks

The art of drinking the right thing at the right time on the bike can take years of practice.  We’re gonna speed that up for you.  Really, it’s simple.  It simply depends on 3 factors: Your primary goal: Are you riding mostly for health and weight loss OR for cycling performance?  This can become...
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How to Prevent Misfiring on your Clip-In

25
Jul
2012
How to Prevent Misfiring on your Clip-In

It doesn’t matter if you’re a seasoned pro or just getting used to your clipless pedals, you’ve no doubt experienced some misfiring of your clip-in.  You pedal off from a red light, go to jam your shoe into the pedal, and either totally slip off or continue trying to stab it into place.  Yeah,...
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Parker Becomes a Cyclist

25
Jul
2012
Parker Becomes a Cyclist

Our Loving the Bike teammate, Myron is one proud Daddy this week.  His son, Parker just became a two-wheel rider and we’re so happy for him. “After weeks of trying to figure out how to pedal his bike, Parker finally learned how to get his bike to move forward on his own.  The best...
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A Beginners Guide to Loving the Bike

24
Jul
2012
A Beginners Guide to <em>Loving the Bike</em>

There are several great articles out there letting beginners know how to get started in cycling, but we’re here to lay down ideas for how beginners can start loving it.  Think of it as a “how to” love cycling so much that you’ll never want to stop. Today is officially “Bicycling” day over at...
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My Bike Related Picks for bing.com

24
Jul
2012
My Bike Related Picks for bing.com

I might feel just a little bit un-worthy of being labeled the “Riding Expert” for bing.com this week, but I am also so incredibly honored and excited to be helping them get more people on bikes. As part of my duties this week, I’ve provided them with some of my favorite websites for various...
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5 Chances to Win a Special Edition Public Bike

24
Jul
2012
5 Chances to Win a Special Edition Public Bike

Pimp My Bike As you already know, I’m heavily involved with the Week of Riding that’s happening over at bing.com now through July 29th.  As part of their kick butt promotion, they’re giving away 5 special edition Public Bikes…..the sweetest urban bike in the world in my opinion. Ride on! Five lucky winners will score...
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bing.com’s Week of Riding

23
Jul
2012
bing.com’s Week of Riding

In the true spirit of Make it Happen Monday, we’re kicking off this week like a fired up Rockstar.  Not only has Bing.com labeled this the “Week of Riding” for their Summer of Doing promotion, but they have brought me and Loving the Bike on as their expert for the subject. As you can...
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Wiggle: UK’s #1 Online Cycle Shop Takes on the World

20
Jul
2012
Wiggle: UK’s #1 Online Cycle Shop Takes on the World

Whether you’re into online shopping or not, odds are you’ve heard of this explosive company out of the UK called…Wiggle.  In the past 10 years they have officially become the United Kingdom’s top online cycling shop and are on their way to being the number 1 online cycling retailer in the World. The crew...
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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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