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Dutch Delight: Cycling in Amsterdam

May 7, 2013
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Dutch Delight: Cycling in Amsterdam

I’ve been enjoying the guest articles we’ve put up lately that talk about cycling in various locations around the world.  This time, we’ve got a great guest post about where I call the world headquarters for cycling….Amsterdam. Cycling in Amsterdam When people go on holiday, they usually return home feeling bloated, worse for wear...
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Assessing the Struggle

May 3, 2013
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Assessing the Struggle

I feel like I know my body pretty well, and my diet and routine are disturbingly the same each and every day….so when my performance on the bike changes, it makes me start to wonder what’s going on. For the past couple weeks I’ve felt off, and I’m not biking up to what my...
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The Bike Literally Saved Joel’s Life

April 29, 2013
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The Bike Literally Saved Joel’s Life

When Joel agreed to share his amazing and captivating story of how the bike saved him from taking his own life, I knew right away that this was going to be something that our readers would find so compelling. I’m honored to present this very personal post by our newest Loving the Bike team...
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The Best Bike Paths in Quebec City

April 22, 2013
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The Best Bike Paths in Quebec City

I am from Canada, but there is a whole lot of that huge country that I have never explored on a bike.  One such area is Quebec City.  Alexandre Duval knows all about the best bicycle paths in that location, and is here to give us the top 5 bike paths in Quebec City. The...
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Loving the BITE: On (or off) the Bike Sweet Potato Snacking Chips

April 18, 2013
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Loving the BITE: On (or off) the Bike Sweet Potato Snacking Chips

After the popularity of last year’s Sweet Potato Cycling Fuel options, I thought it was high-time to share my newest, favorite way to eat them.  Sweet Potato Chips. These are a delicious, savory option on the bike, a great food for snacks or to round out a meal, and a nutrient powerhouse whenever you’d...
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Should You Drink Coffee Before a Ride?

April 9, 2013
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Coffee Before You Ride Question: I love coffee and have managed to cut back from 4 cups per day to just 1 cup every morning over the last 6 months.  If I’m going on a long ride that begins in the morning, is it still okay to drink my coffee before I go? Kelli’s...
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It’s Not Too Late to Strengthen Up

April 5, 2013
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It’s Not Too Late to Strengthen Up

The 2013 cycling season is upon us, pretty much wherever you live.  Depending on where your location, each year there may be a period of time where you’re not able to ride outside…and when Spring arrives you’re ready to bust out and hit the road.  The time is now. Wait a minute.  Did you promise yourself...
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How Cycling Saved This Runner

February 27, 2013
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How Cycling Saved This Runner

I’ve always said that the bicycle can help solve all the world’s problems, and I stand by it.  As I wait for the bike to keep working its magic, it’s good to know that cycling helped save a triathlon friend of mine.  Anne Brennan is an Ironman athlete and a fellow blogger….and she’s here...
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New Cycling Magazine: 2r

February 26, 2013
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New Cycling Magazine: 2r

The emergence of a new style of cycling ‘magazine’ has caused waves of excitement around the community.  Not just for its content and format, but for the writers behind it.  2r is a new multi-media magazine about cycling available to download monthly and looks to feature some very interesting and inspiring writers as well as beautiful photo essays and in-depth...
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Creeping into the Big Ring

February 13, 2013
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Creeping into the Big Ring

There’s a lot of cyclists who strive for more time in the big ring.  For those that don’t know what I’m talking about, I mean to get out and ride in the big chainring (the set of chain rings affixed to your crank). The pedalling may be tougher in the big ring, but the...
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Tour of California jersey design

February 12, 2013
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Tour of California jersey design

The good people at the AMGEN Tour of California have announced a competition to design the jersey that will adorn the leader of the race’s Breakaway From Cancer Most Courageous rider… and you have a competitor to vote for!  VOTE HERE I took a lot of enjoyment out of designing our Loving The Bike 2012 team kit,...
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Faith….on and off the bike

February 11, 2013
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Faith….on and off the bike

Sometimes you just have to throw it all out there to the Universe and have faith that everything will work out fine….both on and off the bike. Have you ever ridden your bike into traffic?  You know, riding towards oncoming traffic instead of having it come from behind you.  I don’t recommend you doing...
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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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