How Do You Measure a Year?


As the world reflects on the year that was, I wanted to take a moment and sum up 2010 Loving the Bike style.

2 websites launched

1,479 twitter friends

1 direct tweet from @lancearmstrong

247 Facebook friends (yeah, I’m going to have to spend more time on there in 2011)

1 awesome bike fit (Thanks @bicyclelab)

5 Countries visited

Over 11,000kms on the bike

2 great partners, @egggman and @bikerly, who helped create #bikeschool

Loving the Bike T-shirts now worn in 5 different Countries

1st ever Crank Listed “World Cycling Blog Honors

197 posts on

Our family increases to 5

Came about 950,000 hits shy of matching what my man, Cycling Tips got this year. Whoa, that dude is rocking the Cycling Blogs.

2 Countries lived in

1 wasp sting to the head

1 new bike

4,309 photos taken

Along with 5,400 other participants in Austin, helped raise $3,100,000 in the fight against cancer

Stepped foot in 7 States and 2 Provinces

Countless great friends, new relationships, and connections made all because of 1 personally satisfying website

Happy New Year to each and every one of you.  Big Things Happening in 2011.

Enjoy Your Ride

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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.


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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