Archive for June, 2010

Speed

June 30, 2010
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Speed

Are you a speed junkie?  I wouldn’t say that I generally am, but when I’m on a bike it’s a totally different story.  It’s like the faster I’m going, the better I feel.  I really think my mind was made to go the speed of a pro rider….now my body just has to catch...
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Clive Chapman: How Just One Year and a Bike, Saved His Life

June 30, 2010
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Clive Chapman: How Just One Year and a Bike, Saved His Life

Hi everyone, my name is Clive Chapman from Birmingham, England. This is the story of me and my bike, and how it helped me get my life back. 12 months ago I was a 45 year old married bloke with 2 kids, who stopped riding his bike 10 years previously. That’s an approximate figure...
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Nutrition Tip June 26 2010

June 26, 2010
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What is fueling your ride? There is a lot of emphasis on what cyclists use as their “pre-ride snack”…..but many studies show that the food going into your body the couple hours prior to exercise does not “fuel” your activity. These studies show that it takes 24 to 48hrs for muscle fuel (glycogen) to...
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Shake What Your Mama Gave You: How To Clean Your Water Bottle

June 25, 2010
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Shake What Your Mama Gave You: How To Clean Your Water Bottle

Okay, so you ride a bike and you carry a water bottle(s) in the cage, but are you treating and maintaining that bottle the way you should?  I know I’m not…..and this fact prompted me to start looking into it.  I do my best to treat my body right, but I now realize that...
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These Cyclists Got Balls

June 23, 2010
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These Cyclists Got Balls

Myron, from Loving the Bike, tries out a new cycling adventure and shares his experience. On Monday June 21st, I tried something new on a bike and I enjoyed it; polo on bikes!  (I would describe the sport as hockey/soccer played on a bike).  The Saskatoon Bike Polo group invited Loving The Bike to...
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More Than Just Young At Heart

June 21, 2010
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More Than Just Young At Heart

First of all, I would like to send out a huge thank you to the people who willingly let me put their photos up on our website so that people could take shots at how old they think they are.  To look back at the details of the contest and see the actual ages revealed,...
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Nutrition Tip June 19 2010

June 19, 2010
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What can Hemp Hearts do for you? Now don’t go thinking this stuff has anything to do with it’s most famous counterpart….Hemp Hearts are totally where it’s at for good protein and good nutrition.  They are a great for your health and they taste pretty good as well.  They have sort of a sunflower...
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Super Dad’s….and Families

June 18, 2010
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Super Dad’s….and Families

With Father’s Day just a couple of days away, I wanted to post about the Super Dads out there.  You know, the ones who successfully juggle being a role model to their kids, a caring and compassionate family member, hard worker, playful, inspiring, leader….and the list goes on and on.  All that, and of...
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Contest Time: How Old Are These Cyclists?

June 16, 2010
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Contest Time: How Old Are These Cyclists?

Tomorrow morning I’ll be turning 41 years old.  Yikes, I really don’t like saying that out loud, and to be honest I really don’t believe it.  But that’s how old my Mom says I am so I guess I have to go with it.  I’ve often been told that I look so much younger...
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Cycling World Cup

June 14, 2010
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Three days ago, the world sat down in front of their TV screens to start watching the 2010 FIFA World Cup taking place in South Africa.  The 19th edition of the biggest soccer (or football as it’s known around most of the planet) tournament in the world started on June 11 and will run...
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Does Cycling Keep You Young?

June 12, 2010
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Does Cycling Keep You Young?

Hey, we’re looking for your help in putting together a new post over here at Loving the Bike.  This one will be all about you and how cycling keeps you looking so young.  If you feel that you look younger than your age says you are….and if you feel that cycling has contributed to...
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Nutrition Tip June 12 2010

June 12, 2010
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Are Energy Gels for you? A lot of cyclists are now using energy gels (GU, Clif Shot and Shot Bloks, Honey Stinger)….but do you know why? Well, the main reason of course is to gain some energy (hence the name).  These products are designed to help your performance by replenishing glucose during hard workouts....
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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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