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Nutrition Tip October 30 2010

October 30, 2010
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Go Fresh In today’s fast paced world, it’s so easy to opt for frozen or pre-packaged meals.  I don’t blame you….I’ve got a busy family myself and know exactly how rushed dinner time can be.  But I also know how much more incredible it is to use fresh foods for your meals. Choosing fresh...
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It’s All in the Tongue

October 29, 2010
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It’s All in the Tongue

Let me start off by saying there is no scientific proof or any cycling research that has been done on this one, but what I’m about to share with you just might pull you through some tough riding. Ever since I can remember, I’ve been subconsciously using a little breathing technique at times when...
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10 Tips for Thursday Night #Bikeschool

October 28, 2010
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10 Tips for Thursday Night #Bikeschool

Tonight is the second edition of the Thursday Night #Bikeschool session on Twitter.  I’ll be playing moderator this week and I’ve chosen to go with a theme….cycling #Goals and #Dreams. Here’s what you need to know… Have FUN Login to your Twitter account from 9-10p EST Use the hashtag #bikeschool in your tweets If you...
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Jordan

October 27, 2010
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Jordan

My little girl has made her Daddy so proud.  Following last week’s LiveSTRONG Challenge where I rode in honor and memory of my Wife’s cousin, Jordan, Kassidy took it upon herself to write this post. Wow, I’m so excited to share this with you. Jordan. My mom’s cousin. He died at the age 15....
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Is It Still Cool To Like Lance Armstrong?

October 25, 2010
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Is It Still Cool To Like Lance Armstrong?

I just took part in another LiveSTRONG Challenge here in Austin, Texas over the weekend.  It was a great ride yesterday and it’s always a good time being part of this fantastic event. Now, although the LiveSTRONG Challenge is put on by the LiveSTRONG Organization….you know that many of the participants are there because...
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Nutrition Tip October 23 2010

October 23, 2010
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Chronic Inflammation is an enemy of your body.  It is correlated to cell damage, cholesterol plague, hardening arteries, and chronic disease. To reduce inflammation (as an athlete and for overall health), try to eat foods that are: Whole-food rather than processed. If a grain product, choose 100% whole grain rather than refined (for example:...
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Food As Fuel

October 22, 2010
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Food As Fuel

I am very pleased to have Kelli Jennings officially as one of our Loving the Bike Teammates.  She guest posted a great article back a few months ago (Daily Nutrition vs Training Nutrition), and now she will be a more regular contributor to this blog.  Kelli will also be the one mainly responsible for...
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Stay Safe: When the Sun Hits You in the Eyeballs

October 20, 2010
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If you had trouble deciphering the Canadian accent (man, I really need to work on that), here are the main points from the video. How to stay safe when the sun is on the horizon and is blinding you (and the drivers): Choose a route that avoids the sun being situated directly behind you....
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Thursday Night #Bikeschool (9PM EST)

October 19, 2010
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Thursday Night #Bikeschool (9PM EST)

A couple months ago @egggman, @bikerly, and I blogged about sharing lessons learned using the hashtag #bikeschool. The hashtag has taught us a lot. Not so much on technical issues, but more about life lessons. We’ve heard about kids flying free without training wheels and what this has meant for the parent. There have been stories shared about mountain...
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Water Bottles Revisited – The Clean Bottle

October 18, 2010
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Water Bottles Revisited – The Clean Bottle

Back in June, we posted an article about How to Clean Your Water Bottle – Shake What Your Mama Gave You. We went over some cleaning methods for plastic and aluminum bottles, and talked about the importance of having a clean water bottle.  There were some great replies, including one from our Cyclelicious friend, Richard,...
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Nutrition Tip October 16 2010

October 16, 2010
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When is Water more than Water? In reality, not very often. Bottled waters are not regulated and could be filled right out of someone else’s tap. And what about “enhanced water” with promises of energy, vitamins, minerals, and health benefits? There is no evidence that the amounts and types of nutrients added to these water products provide any benefit to our bodies....
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Winter’s Coming

October 15, 2010
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Winter’s Coming

If I was back in Canada right now, I would totally be fretting the arrival of Winter.  In fact, I would already be upset about the cool weather and lack of good riding conditions.  But fear not….I’m in Austin and all is good.  But if you are in the situation of the former, my...
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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.

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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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