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Our Own Magazine

August 30, 2010
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Our Own Magazine

When I was growing up, I wasn’t a huge magazine addict but I do remember a few subscriptions that I had.  My interest started with Mad Magazine, and then moved on to Waterski, MuscleMag, and a couple other sports related type mags.  The last magazine I can remember buying would have been around 8 to 10 years...
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Nutrition Tip August 28 2010

August 28, 2010
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Fiber It’s best to add fiber slowly (to reduce gas and bloating) if you are not used to eating very much. Add only about 5 grams of fiber per day for an entire week. Then, if comfortable, add another 5 grams the following week until you have reached 30+ grams of fiber per day (for example:...
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Should You Cycle When Sick?

August 27, 2010
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Should You Cycle When Sick?

I’m not sure if it’s been just plain good luck, or if being extremely conscious of taking in good whole foods is the reason…but I’ve been running on healthy and haven’t had a cold for longer than I can remember.  In fact, it has been at least a couple years or more since I...
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You’re Never Too Old to Learn

August 25, 2010
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You’re Never Too Old to Learn

I am extremely proud to introduce our newest contributor at Loving the Bike. Kassidy is my 11 year old daughter and will be writing posts about once a month. She is a great little writer and I hope you (and your kids) enjoy what she has to offer.  – Darryl For my first post on...
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What Have You Passed?

August 23, 2010
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What Have You Passed?

Just one of the many things I love about being out cycling is surrounding myself with nature.  Biking past lakes, over creeks, alongside canola fields or sugar cane fields make being out there on the bike, even better.  But as I passed by a cute little fox yesterday on my ride, I got to...
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Nutrition Tip August 21 2010

August 21, 2010
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Reading Labels Within the “Total Carbohydrate” section of a nutrition label, you’ll find Total Carbohydrates, Dietary Fiber (sometimes further defined as soluble & insoluble), and Sugars. Pay attention to the total fiber per serving (no need to log soluble vs. insoluble) – your goal is 30+ per day. Of note, when you subtract the total fiber and sugar from the...
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Nearly a Pancake: #bikeschool edition

August 18, 2010
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Nearly a Pancake: #bikeschool edition

Last week I was out on ride….no surprise there.  It was a beautiful day with little wind and 100% sunshine, so I stayed out as long as I could.  I got out far enough to know that I’d be arriving home with at least 110kms behind me and I was very happy about that. On the...
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Bikes as Art

August 16, 2010
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Bikes as Art

Cycling itself may be art in motion, but the concept of bike related art seems to really be catching on.  The design and craftsmanship that goes into a bike is reason enough to celebrate, and the handmade bike shows that happen around the World each year are a fantastic way to show off some...
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Nutrition Tip August 14 2010

August 14, 2010
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Pita Chips Do you sometimes crave chips or pita chips?  It seems like buying a bag of pita chips is a healthy alternative to regular potato chips……they are a better choice, but with many of them being made from enriched flour why not avoid them and make your own. They are so easy to...
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A Hero, Fallen

August 13, 2010
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A Hero, Fallen

Let me tell you right now that today’s post has absolutely nothing to do with cycling.  I’ve had a few close calls in the past, but for the first time…after doing cycling blogs for the past six months, I’m deviating from what this blog is all about. The reason?  Because I am way overdue...
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Darryl vs The Wind

August 11, 2010
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Darryl vs The Wind

The battle stems back to when I first took up waterskiing.  That was over 20 years ago, so this fighting goes back a couple decades.  The ongoing combat, of course, is with my opponent “The Wind”.  My arch rival, my nemesis, my fiercest adversary. Growing up in Saskatchewan you learn to deal with a...
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#bikeschool

August 10, 2010
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#bikeschool

Call it a consortium….like some sort of Motley Crue or something.  But all it really is, is a bunch of people getting together to talk about what they have learned about life while being out on their bikes.  It’s as simple as that. A few weeks ago, my buddy @bikerly tweeted me a message...
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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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