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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No Country for Old Men Ultra Bicycle Race

19
Jul
2012
<em>No Country for Old Men</em> Ultra Bicycle Race

Dex Tooke is one wild man ultra endurance cyclist, and now he’s putting on his own challenge to bring out other ultra cycling maniacs to join him.  You might remember Dex from a post we did that featured him a while back.  He has taken on the Race Across America (RAAM) a few times...
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Loving the BITE: On-the-Ride Bacon Rice Burrito

19
Jul
2012
Loving the BITE: On-the-Ride Bacon Rice Burrito

If you’re one of the many athletes tired of gels, chews, and overly sugary sports foods, you’re gonna love this week’s Loving the Bite recipe.  Personally, as a long-distance mountain biker, I use a combination of both “sports foods” (gels & bars, mostly) and real food.  For any ride longer than 5 hours, I...
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Let’s Talk High vs Low Cut Cycling Socks

18
Jul
2012

It might seem like a minor topic, but this month were discussing cycling socks and want you to help build up this post by letting us know your thoughts, comments, and opinions on high cut and low cut socks. Have a look at this quick little video going over this month’s “Let’s Talk” topic,...
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An Emotional RAGBRAI Ride: Dedicated to Grandpa Nelson

17
Jul
2012
An Emotional RAGBRAI Ride: Dedicated to Grandpa Nelson

Later this week, Krissy and members of the Nelson family will be taking part in RAGBRAI (an annual seven-day bicycle ride across the state of Iowa).  But even though she has ridden it several times in the past, this one will mean more than all the rest combined.  Please join me in reading Krissy’s...
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Wanted: A Life of Bikes and Family Time

16
Jul
2012
Wanted: A Life of Bikes and Family Time

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again.  There are really only two things that matter to me and that is Family and Bikes….the rest is just stuff.  But I’m not sure if people realize how serious I am about this.  It sounds like a pretty simple thing to achieve, but I’m finding...
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Loving the Commute: Fixed Gear Edition

13
Jul
2012
Loving the Commute: Fixed Gear Edition

Several months ago I decided to use some of the old bike parts in my garage to try to assemble my own fixed gear bike.  For those that don’t know, fixed gear bikes are not just for people with mustaches.  Fixed gear bikes actually started out as track bikes before slowly becoming the universal...
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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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