Archive for January, 2011

2011 London Bike Show Review

January 15, 2011
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2011 London Bike Show Review

My man, @StevieDexter shares with us his great review of the first ever London Bike Show that’s going on right now in the UK. Today I ventured out to the ExCel Centre in the heart of London for the inaugural London Bike Show. I had seen the event advertised a few months ago but...
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Please BE KIND to Cyclists

January 14, 2011
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Please BE KIND to Cyclists

You just can’t beat the phrase, “Please BE KIND to Cyclists” when it comes to conveying our feelings towards motorists.  It’s a message that all of us cyclists would like to pass along to our machine powered friends….and our spouses, children, and friends feel the same way. On a beautiful Austin morning in September...
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Turn Right to Go Left

January 12, 2011
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Turn Right to Go Left

Once I get on my bike, crank the pedals, and hit the open road….the last thing I want to do is stop.  I like riding like a mad man for my entire route without having to take my feet off the pedals.  I really, really, really dislike it when I have to stop for...
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Make it Happen Mondays – 7 Minute Diet

January 10, 2011
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Make it Happen Mondays – 7 Minute Diet

I’ve dedicated all Monday posts in January to “Cycling for Optimal Weight“.  There are a lot of riders out there who are “cycling for weight loss” or using the bike as their way of getting themselves in the shape they dream to be in…..and I honestly can’t think of a better way to get there....
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Nutrition Tip January 8 2011

January 8, 2011
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Sports Drinks Sports drinks absolutely have their place when you’re training hard.  But, they are only appropriate immediately before, during and after training when you’re tying to shed fat.  At 120 calories per 16 ounces, they pack on some extra calories and are designed to hit your blood stream fast.  If you’re working out...
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#Coffeemates – Fitness Coffee Review

January 7, 2011
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#Coffeemates – Fitness Coffee Review

I haven’t been as big a part of it as I’d like, but thanks to my Twitter friend @marijolamarche there is a great group of people who meet up for some good chatting pretty much every morning. Marijo coined the Twitter Hashtag, #Coffeemates and it’s become a place where cyclists (and non-cyclists) can chillax...
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Contest Time: Stomach of Anger

January 5, 2011
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Contest Time: Stomach of Anger

The T-Shirt Giveaway is officially closed and the boys from Stomach of Anger have selected a winner. Kendall (aka @velofreak) is the winner with his entry of “I Am The Motor“.  Good job, Kendall…..I’m looking forward to seeing that one on a T-shirt. Thanks to everyone for submitting your ideas….I enjoyed reading them all....
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Make it Happen Mondays – Lifting Weights

January 3, 2011
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Make it Happen Mondays – Lifting Weights

Last Monday we published our Loving the Bike Cycling for Optimal Weight min-e-book and have been very pleased with the feedback received so far.  Each Monday in January we’re going to spin off from what’s included in the book and provide you with additional information to help achieve your ideal weight….and we’re calling it...
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Nutrition Tip January 1 2011

January 1, 2011
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Everything You’ve Ever Needed to Know About Calcium: Calcium is a mineral that has gotten a lot of media attention in the last 10 years.  Not only is it important for muscle contraction and strong bones, it plays a role in fat loss and storage. When meal planning, aim to get adequate calcium.  If...
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Look Who’s Loving the Bike – January 2011

January 1, 2011
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Look Who’s Loving the Bike – January 2011

Happy New Year everyone and welcome to 2011.  At the top of each month we like to feature the amazing stories and memories of people who are loving the bike.  Please take a look at what our January 2011 lovers have to say.  We’d love to hear from you as well….feel free to submit your...
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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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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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