Archive for September, 2010

My Grandma’s Bike

September 29, 2010
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My Grandma’s Bike

This is my second post on Loving the Bike and this one is about my Grandma’s bike. She got her bike for her 12th birthday.  Before that, she tried to learn how to ride a bike on her older brother’s bike, but it was too big and she couldn’t learn how to ride. My...
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Accessorize – Mac Mondays #4

September 27, 2010
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Accessorize – Mac Mondays #4

For this installment of Mac Mondays, I’m going to look at products you can add to your iPhone, iPod Touch and general audio devices that could help you better enjoy your ride. I currently don’t own any of the products listed below; but, I did find them interesting and will probably add all of...
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The Ride For Red

September 24, 2010
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The Ride For Red

There is an exciting new cycling bike tour kicking off this weekend and because it caught my attention a couple weeks ago, I wanted to blog about it and help with the promotion. On Sunday, September 26th The first Annual Ride For Red will begin. It is a 4000 km bike tour starting in Calgary, AB...
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Jack the Cyclist

September 22, 2010
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Jack the Cyclist

I’d like to tell you about my friend Jack….he’s a cyclist.  Well actually he’s a whole lot more, and I’ll get into that in a second.  Jack’s last name is Ofalltrades….maybe you’ve heard of him. Jack is not only a great cyclist, but he’s become good at so many other things that has come...
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Nuts and Bolts – Mac Mondays #3

September 20, 2010
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Nuts and Bolts – Mac Mondays #3

Bike Repair for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad is a reference guide to help you fix 34 bike problems.  Riders identify the problem area(s) on their bikes, pick the appropriate bike part, chose the problem and follow the step by step solution to fix or adjust the problem area.  Most of the solutions have...
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Nutrition Tip September 18 2010

September 18, 2010
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Three simple tips to decrease saturated fat, sugar, refined starch, and trans-fat intake: • Shop the exterior of the grocery store where most foods are unprocessed. • Avoid boxed and bagged (processed) products – snack on nuts, fruits, and veggies rather than potato chips. Eat a homemade dinner rather than one out of a box...
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Change

September 17, 2010
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Change

Some say that change is one of the most difficult and stressful things that a person can go through.  My Family and I have definitely had our share of major changes in the past….and here we are going through it again.  I think it takes a certain kind of person to actually bring these...
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Grandpa Loving the Bike

September 15, 2010
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Grandpa Loving the Bike

If I had to search within myself and pinpoint where my love for cycling comes from, I would find it on the DNA strand that came to me courtesy of my Grandpa. There’s no doubt that I got the “Loving the Bike” feeling from him, and I find it very interesting that it took...
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Measure for Success – Mac Mondays #2

September 13, 2010
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Measure for Success – Mac Mondays #2

SizeMyBike is a simple iPhone app to help new and existing riders properly fit a bike.  Users input six body measurements (height, inseam, sternum, arm length, foot length, and shoulder width) and SizeMyBike will compute the optimal geometry of a road bike or a mountain bike. The maker of the app says that the...
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Nutrition Tip September 11 2010

September 11, 2010
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With the colder weather now creeping in to certain areas, it is important to remember to continue to drink while you ride or perform any other exercises. Many people forget to drink enough since they may not sweat as much, which is a trigger for us to drink. Dehydration can occur just as quickly...
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A Giant On His Bicycle

September 10, 2010
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A Giant On His Bicycle

I’m not a very big guy…..not quite 5’5″ and with all the cycling I’ve been doing, I’m down to around 120 pounds.  But when I’m on the bike, I feel like a giant. Yeah, I know you know the feeling….Unstoppable, Invincible, Indestructible. This “Bike Confidence” almost got me in a heap of trouble on...
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Up and Comer: Jeremy Durrin

September 8, 2010
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Up and Comer: Jeremy Durrin

Please join me in checking out this guest post from Jeremy Durrin.  He has the drive and motivation to be the next big cycling pro….but over here at Loving the Bike we already see him as a Champion. Congratulations to Paul Prosser from Arizona.  He is the winner of the Licensed Team Cycling Jersey...
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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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Please send us your questions for our Expert Sports Nutritionist, Kelli Jennings to “Ask the Sports Nutritionist“. Kelli Jennings is a Registered Dietitian with a passion for healthy eating, wellness, & sports nutrition. For more information go to www.apexnutritionllc.com.

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