Look Who’s Loving the Bike: January 2012

01
Jan
2012
Look Who’s Loving the Bike: January 2012

Happy New Year everyone.  At the top of each month we like to feature the amazing stories and memories of people who are loving the bike.  Please take a look at what our December 2011 lovers have to say.  Hey…..and we’d love to hear from you as well.  Feel free to submit your “Look Who’s...
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The Adventures of Owning a Caribbean Bike Shop

30
Dec
2011
The Adventures of Owning a Caribbean Bike Shop

Ever dreamed about opening a bike shop in the Caribbean?  Our friend, Eric shares his personal story (and nightmare) of when he ran a bike shop on the island of St. Croix. The Adventures of Owning a Caribbean Bike Shop by Eric Hutchins For 6 years, I was the owner of a small bike...
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Loving the BITE: Green Detox Smoothie #2

29
Dec
2011
Loving the BITE: Green Detox Smoothie #2

Not long ago, at the beginning of all the Holiday-feasting, we gave you a green detox super smoothie recipe.  Our purpose was to offer a chance to take a whole-food smoothie-cleansing break from the extra foods, the extra sweets, and any extra alcohol drinking that can accompany the Holiday Season.  Our super smoothie was...
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Enjoy Your Ride

28
Dec
2011
Enjoy Your Ride

As the tag line for Loving the Bike, “Enjoy Your Ride” has become an important part of this site. It’s pretty much a self-explanatory slogan, but the meaning of it goes back quite a while and has a nice little story to it. Back in 1999, before I was married and had kids, I spent some...
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#bikeschool: Ryders Caliber Photochromic Review and Giveaway

27
Dec
2011
#bikeschool: Ryders Caliber Photochromic Review and Giveaway

We’ve got Professor @egggman in today with a review of the Caliber Photochromic sunglasses from Ryders Eyewear.  Mike is a year round cyclist and experiences all seasons and conditions over there in Ontario, so he’s sure to provide a full review on their performance. Enter to WIN: Oh, and we’re giving away a pair of...
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Make it Happen Monday: Get S.T.O.K.E.D for 2012

26
Dec
2011
Make it Happen Monday: Get S.T.O.K.E.D for 2012

It’s that time of year where a lot of people are creating New Year’s Resolutions and gearing up for the best year ever.  Setting goals is a fantastic idea, and something that really should be done throughout the year.  In honor of making 2012 a kick butt rocking year for you on and off...
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A Bicycle for Christmas

23
Dec
2011
A Bicycle for Christmas

The bicycle just might be the best Christmas gift in the World.  Well, we think it is and so does our guest writer, Mark Beaconsfield.  Mark is a cycling fan, cyclist, and a regular classmate at #bikeschool (along with his daughter, Kayla).  He hails from Melbourne, Australia and we’re happy to share his beautiful...
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Loving the BITE: Holiday Menu

22
Dec
2011
Loving the BITE: Holiday Menu

Sometimes the Holiday season feels like nothing more than a blur of hustle and bustle.  And while we try to savor the moments, it can be tough to stop and enjoy it in the midst of a long to-do list. To make it a little easier on you this year, we’ve scoured the web...
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What’s the Deal with E-Bike Conversion Kits?

21
Dec
2011
What’s the Deal with E-Bike Conversion Kits?

Since 2010 there has been a surge in the Electric Bicycle market, but what’s the deal with these things anyway?  Instead of posting about the whole E-Bike market, we’re focusing on the conversion kits which allow you to turn a regular bike into a hybrid electric bicycle. Okay, so I know what you’re thinking….why...
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How to loosen a stuck link on a bicycle chain

20
Dec
2011

I would like to know how to get a stuck link fixed on my bike chain.  Please help me. We’re back again with another answer to your bicycle tech questions.  This question came in, and our resident bike expert and professional bike fit guru, Victor from Bicycle Lab is here to help: If you...
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#bikeschool: Because I can!

20
Dec
2011
#bikeschool: Because I can!

As many of you will remember I spent a week in July at Le Tour with @SteamyWynndows & @AndyMWild and as a result of that trip, ended up the proud owner of a limited edition Team Sky jersey signed by the riders. Since returning from the Tour I’ve been determined to make that Sky...
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Make it Happen Monday: Be a Positive Contributor

19
Dec
2011
Make it Happen Monday: Be a Positive Contributor

Our good friend, Eric brings his wisdom and talks about being a positive contributor to society in today’s Make it Happen Monday post. Be a Positive Contributor by Eric Hutchins I am a huge fan of the Lovingthebike site and of Darryl, its creator.  He recently asked me to guest blog about what the...
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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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