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A Lot Has Happened in 3 Years…on and off the Bike

February 6, 2013
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A Lot Has Happened in 3 Years…on and off the Bike

Can you believe that Loving the Bike is heading into its third year of cycling blogging?  Yep, it was back on February 6th 2010 that we launched our cycling lifestyle website and the world has been a better place ever since.  Okay, well I’m not sure about that….but it sure has done a lot...
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Loving the Bike Has No Age Boundaries

December 26, 2012
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Loving the Bike Has No Age Boundaries

A couple weeks ago, I found this picture on Facebook.  It was posted by Allen Beuchamp, but more than likely shared by countless cyclists across the web. I’m still not sure what I think of social media, and as I said once before….it does not define you.  But I do love seeing great photos...
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A Beginners Guide to Loving the Bike

July 24, 2012
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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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Cycling: Lose Yourself. Find Yourself

June 22, 2012
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Cycling: Lose Yourself. Find Yourself

There’s no denying that surfing is an incredible zen-like sport where people can jump right into nature, become one with the environment, and kiss God all at once.  But I’d like to add cycling to the small list of activities that help you lose yourself and find yourself all at the same time. The...
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Cycling: It’s in Our Roots

June 13, 2012
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Cycling: It’s in Our Roots

Our common passion for cycling just might be a lot deeper than we all think.  I’m here to ponder how our love for the bike (and the wheel), likely dates back to the beginning of time.  (Note: This post isn’t intended to create an uproar about the creation of life on Earth….but it’s going...
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Make it Happen Monday: Blind Cyclist Takes on Triple Crown

June 11, 2012
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Make it Happen Monday: Blind Cyclist Takes on Triple Crown

Our Make it Happen Monday series here at Loving the Bike is designed to help kick-start your week and set you off in a positive direction.  Sometimes they may be motivational type posts and at times we like to feature inspirational people like the dude we’re highlighting today. Art Jones got into road cycling...
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2012 Cycling Blog Top Dogs

June 5, 2012
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2012 Cycling Blog Top Dogs

The votes are in, and it’s now time to crown the 2012 top dogs of the cycling blogs.  Although cycling blogs from all over the World were able to be voted on for each of the 6 categories, our Crank Honors results are primarily based on the audience that we bring in.  Now, our...
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#Bikeschool: Novacane Phoenix

May 29, 2012
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#Bikeschool: Novacane Phoenix

I began writing this post in the ‘departure lounge’ waiting room of the local hospital, and if you’re reading this… The British NHS (National Health Service) aint all that bad! You may or may not have noticed that my corner of the internet and social media world has been quite quiet of late and...
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I Feel Totally IRIE | Win a Cycling Jersey

May 25, 2012
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I Feel Totally IRIE | Win a Cycling Jersey

I don’t hide the fact that I’m a Rasta Man wanna-be, so when I can combine cycling with my love for that culture….it’s a total Win-Win.  A few weeks ago I came across a company called Knights of Mo’ Bay that sells jerseys, shorts, and bibs with a sweet IRIE Caribbean theme so I...
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Let’s Talk About the $70 Bottle Cage

May 23, 2012
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For this segment of our “Let’s Talk” series, we’re asking you to post your comments, opinions, and thoughts on the $70 Bottle Cage.  Yes, most local bikes shops will carry a carbon bottle cage somewhere in the neighborhood of $70…what do you have to say about it? As always, this “Let’s Talk” post will...
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Look Hot and Ride Fast in Our New Kit

May 4, 2012
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Look Hot and Ride Fast in Our New Kit

I’m super stoked to announce the launch of our new Loving the Bike jersey, Kit, and kids jersey.  This is the second generation of the Loving the Bike Kit and with it comes a hot new design and bibs instead of shorts….and of course, it will make you ride faster, just like the 2011...
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Make it Happen Monday: Paint a Smile on the World

April 23, 2012
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Make it Happen Monday: Paint a Smile on the World

I’ve mentioned this previously in a few social media posts, but I really would like to Paint a Smile on the World.  I’m not sure exactly how to describe it, but I get an overwhelmingly great feeling throughout my body when I pass by people who are laughing and smiling together.  Call me corny,...
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My question is other than juice, can you suggest modifications in lieu of table sugar for energy and hydration.

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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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