Bicycle Commuting Safety Tips for Beginners

24
Jul
2013
Bicycle Commuting Safety Tips for Beginners

If you’re still thinking of becoming a bicycle commuter, here are some great tips to get you started.  Laura Ginn is a bicycle enthusiast and wants to share her bike commuting safety tips with you. Bike Commuting Safety Tips for Beginners by Laura Ginn Making the change from a car to a cycle and...
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Some Serfas Face Time

24
Jul
2013

When we moved to Grenada, I really thought the product reviews done by myself would stop.  It’s quite difficult and expensive to bring things in to the Caribbean so I moved here realizing that receiving fantastic products from great companies had come to an end. But there’s been a few products I’ve reviewed and...
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Cycling versus Driving

23
Jul
2013
Cycling versus Driving

We all know that cycling kicks butt over driving a car, right?  Well, Sarah Black definitely agrees and is in today with a guest post showing the benefits of riding over driving. Cycling versus Driving by Sarah Black   As illustrated in this creative (below) from Express Solicitors, three-quarters of a million more people in the...
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Drip by Drip: The Sustainable Cyclist

22
Jul
2013
Drip by Drip: The Sustainable Cyclist

Rob Greenflield has made it across the US in his cross country ride to promote sustainability…but he’s not done.  After a little time off in New York, he’s back on his bike and cycling to Vermont to complete his ride at the 1% for the Planet headquarters in Waitsfield. But on the way there,...
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The Enjoyable Ride of a Mountain Bike

22
Jul
2013
The Enjoyable Ride of a Mountain Bike

I know I’ve been enjoying my time on the mountain bike lately, but haven’t really gotten into the extreme side of the sport.  Sachin Gupta knows that fun and adventure can be found on a mountain bike and shares this guest post with our readers. The Enjoyable Ride of a Mountain Bike by Sachin Gupta Mountain...
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Alan is Loving the Tour de Cure Ride

20
Jul
2013
Alan is Loving the Tour de Cure Ride

We love seeing cyclists getting excited about riding bikes, so when Alan contacted me to see if we would post his report from the “ride of his life”….how could I say no?  Here’s the details from his recent Tour de Cure ride. American Diabetes Association NEC Tour de Cure Ride Report by Alan Nakashian-Holsberg Day 1: got to the starting...
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Sweating for a Good Cause

19
Jul
2013
Sweating for a Good Cause

We all know that cyclists are the nicest and coolest people around, right?  Well our friends over at Bike2Power do a great job at extending their support to several rides throughout the year.  Mercy Pilkington is here to talk more about taking part in a charity ride and how Bike2Power gets involved. Sweating for...
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Loving the BITE: Grilled Beer-Can Chicken

18
Jul
2013
Loving the BITE: Grilled Beer-Can Chicken

This summer, our dinner themes have been grilling and keeping dinners “Light at Night.” This week, for even more fun, we’ll throw in a beer.  If you’ve never heard of beer-can chicken, keep reading because this recipe, using beer, produces a wonderfully moist and flavorful whole chicken.  To keep it light at night, we’ll skip the...
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Tour de France Stage 18: L’Alpe d’Huez Times 2

18
Jul
2013
Tour de France Stage 18: L’Alpe d’Huez Times 2

Today’s stage of the Tour de France has been the talk of the cycling crowd since they first announced the route.  For the first time ever, the riders are going to be climbing the brutal L’Alpe d’Huez twice. What do the riders have to look forward to today?  Just 13.8km of climbing at an average...
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Reasons Why You Should Ride Your Bike

18
Jul
2013
Reasons Why You Should Ride Your Bike

The majority of our followers are already Loving the Bike, but we sometimes get people coming by who are just thinking of getting into cycling.  Claire Dixon is in today to provide a post for everyone who is on the cusp of becoming a bicycle lover like the rest of us. The Top Reasons You Should...
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Fritz Wa: The Happy-Go-Lucky World Cyclist

17
Jul
2013
Fritz Wa: The Happy-Go-Lucky World Cyclist


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Tour de France Week 2 in Numbers

16
Jul
2013
Tour de France Week 2 in Numbers

Can you believe that the Tour de France ends on Sunday?  For some people (that aren’t really into cycling races), the Tour seems to drag on forever….but for the rest of us, it just flies on by. The 100th edition of the Tour has had some spectacular moments, and I hope you’ve been able to...
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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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