Archive for December, 2010

How Do You Measure a Year?

December 31, 2010
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How Do You Measure a Year?

As the world reflects on the year that was, I wanted to take a moment and sum up 2010 Loving the Bike style. 2 websites launched 1,479 twitter friends 1 direct tweet from @lancearmstrong 247 Facebook friends (yeah, I’m going to have to spend more time on there in 2011) 1 awesome bike fit...
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Winter Riding Wednesday 4 – Stay In Your Rut

December 29, 2010
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In the final installment of Winter Riding Wednesdays, Kip gives a few more tips on how to navigate snow covered streets. “You’re curious…do you think you’re going to try it this winter?” See all four parts of Winter Riding Wednesdays on Loving The Bike’s YouTube channel.
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Cycling for Optimal Weight

December 27, 2010
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Cycling for Optimal Weight

How many of you are using cycling to help achieve your ideal weight?  How many would like to obtain this through cycling?  We all ride a bike for different reasons, but health and fitness is definitely a common theme that runs through a lot of us recreational cyclists. But how do you get there? ...
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Nutrition Tip December 25 2010

December 25, 2010
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What can a little water do for you? Boost your Metabolism. It takes about 70 calories to warm your daily 64 ounces of ice water to body temperature.  In one week, that’s ~500 calories burned! Help you lose fat. Fat Breakdown creates byproducts that must be flushed from the system.  Without adequate fluid, your...
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Just Say Ho

December 23, 2010
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Just Say Ho

I really do hope that you all get everything off your #CyclingWishList this year….I know you deserve it.  But most of all, I hope you enjoy the day with your friends and/or family and have the best celebration ever. Merry Christmas, Darryl from Loving the Bike
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Winter Riding Wednesday 3 – Comfort

December 22, 2010
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Good winter biking gear is expensive; but, if you’re willing to spend some money, you’re going to be more comfortable and less likely to give up on winter cycling. iOS version available here Once again, Kip goes into detail on what type of gear a winter cyclist should use to be comfortable during winter...
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How to Get 138 Comments on a Blog Post

December 21, 2010
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How to Get 138 Comments on a Blog Post

I know that a lot of those “how to blog” books and manuals tell you not to worry about how many comments you’re getting, and to focus on how many people are checking out your blog.  But the instant gratification of a comment going up on your post is a pretty hard thing not...
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Biking to Eat

December 20, 2010
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Biking to Eat

There are countless reasons why I’m Loving the Bike, but one of them is definitely due to my love of eating.  You see, I enjoy being lean and in shape…..and when I’m out packing on the miles on my bike I feel as though I can enjoy the foods I love without the guilt...
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Nutrition Tip December 18 2010

December 18, 2010
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Heavy Cream in hidden places Ever wonder why your favorite restaurant’s mash potatoes taste so good?  Or, why you can’t get your omelet to fluff up like that at home?  Often times, chefs will enhance the taste and texture of ordinary foods with heavy cream.  At calories 100 per 1 ounce (~2 Tbsp), EATER...
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World Bike Costs

December 17, 2010
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World Bike Costs

Sure, the price tag on a fancy new road bike can be pretty steep….but we all know how it is so worth it, right?  But the price of bikes got me to thinking….How does the price of my bike compare to what it costs other people around the world to buy that same bike?...
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Keep the Rubber Side Down

December 16, 2010
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Keep the Rubber Side Down

My Twitter friend…turned good close friend, @PedalmanTO, supplies a guest post today that will change the way you look at your life. More often than not, I’ll sign off an email or phone conversation with a friend by saying “Keep the Rubber Side Down.” I can’t nail down a date when it became the...
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Winter Riding Wednesday 2 – You Stud

December 15, 2010
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In today’s video, Kip focuses on studded tires.  This is a very informative clip on how to stud your own tires, what to look for in a good winter tire and how to save money.  As always, enjoy your ride and leave comments. iOS version available here
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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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