As the name implies, Loving the Bike is a site for bicycle lovers of all sorts and abilities.  We feel that all cyclists are champions whether you’re someone who gets out for the occasional weekend ride or are ripping it up in your local racing circuit.  We blog about all things associated with the bike and we can be thought of as a place that talks about cycling as a lifestyle.  Doesn’t everything things revolve around the bike?

We’ve also been called “the cycling version of Life is Good“.  We’re sure that has something to do with our popular Make it Happen Monday Series, but we do our best to make sure all our posts are motivating, inspiring, and include a little sprinkle of magic to make your day just a little bit better….not to mention your cycling.

We plain and simply Love Bikes

Cycling, as well as cycling blogging, is a team effort.  We are very proud to be a part of the Peloton of great cycling blogs found around the world.  To help others find and become fans of all the great cycling blogs, we have set up the Crank Listed Directory.

The Loving the Bike blog is a team effort as well.  Through the efforts of Darryl, Kassidy, Myron, Kelli, Stevie, and Blairmore Media we have been able to put this together and we are so happy to bring this blog to you.  Of course, everyone who checks in, reads, and posts comments is part of Team Loving the Bike as well…..definitely no point in doing this if it weren’t for you.  Thank You.

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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.

Sports Drink Homebrew

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