Archive for March, 2011

On the AIR

March 18, 2011
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On the AIR

Just in case life wasn’t busy enough for me these days…I’ve teamed up with a couple great cycling guys and ventured into the world of Podcasts.  It feels great to announce that Cycling 360 is now on the AIR.  I am quite humbled by the company I’m keeping for these Podcasts, and am so...
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Loving the BITE: St Patrick’s Day Special

March 17, 2011
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Loving the BITE: St Patrick’s Day Special

Loving the BITE: Irish Stew with Ale I have been told that more than a few LTB readers are beer drinkers.  And, although there’s often confusion regarding the health benefits and detriments of alcohol, I’ll be happy to set the record straight: moderate amounts, defined as 1-6 oz. glass of wine, 1-12 oz. glass...
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Kollective Fusion

March 16, 2011
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Kollective Fusion

Are you a Livestrong fanatic?  You know, one of those people who needs to have the latest and coolest items that sports the Black and Yellow in support of one kick ass cause.  Well, I’m telling you folks…the things that Bobby Dixon and his company Kollective Fusion are doing in support of Livestrong is...
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STORM Hill Country and Paris-Nice

March 15, 2011
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STORM Hill Country and Paris-Nice

It might be hard to combine something like the STORM Hill Country Mountain Bike Challenge and the Paris-Nice Cycling Race in one article….but putting them both together in one photo post just doubles the amount of viewing goodness. Check out some photos I took from last weekend’s Mountain Bike Race at Flat Rock Ranch...
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Hashtag Tuesday: #ridethroughwinter

March 15, 2011
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Hashtag Tuesday: #ridethroughwinter

For all of you living in places where the cycling streets are covered in white stuff all winter, there’s light at the end of the tunnel.  Yes, my friends….Spring is on it’s way. I’m definitely a cold weather riding wimp and could never imagine riding through a cold and snowy winter, but I’ve met...
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Make it Happen Monday: Arcanum pāx

March 14, 2011
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Make it Happen Monday: Arcanum pāx

There is a little known island about half way between the Caribbean islands and the coast of Africa.  Its name is Arcanum pāx, meaning “the secret peace”.  On this island, the only means of transportation is by bicycle.  The only relationships they know are love and peace.  And the only thoughts that flow are...
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Refueling

March 11, 2011
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Question: This past weekend I did a century and had a bonk experience. I forgot my pack with my fuels, so I overdid the lunch with foods at a restaurant all at once (food choices were “heavy” – mashed potatoes, broccoli rice casserole, mac and cheese, and salisbury steak – not the best options)....
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France Would Be Nice Right About Now

March 11, 2011
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France Would Be <em>Nice</em> Right About Now

As spring gently approaches, I’m sure a lot of us have our minds on all the great places we’d like to get out cycling this next year.  With the 2011 Paris-Nice race taking place this week, it’s hard not to fantasize about riding over there.  I know I’ve caught myself dreaming about it a...
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Water on Long Rides

March 10, 2011
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Question: I’m training for some upcoming races this Spring/Summer.  On short rides I tend to just drink water because I don’t want to overuse all the sugary sports drinks.  Is it okay to just drink water on longer rides as well (2-3 hours)?  Or should I add a electrolyte powder or pill? Kelli’s Answer:...
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Loving the BITE: High-Probiotic Yogurt

March 10, 2011
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Loving the BITE: High-Probiotic Yogurt

What can you get with $60?  Turns out, in the healthy food world, not much.  A few years back, I calculated how much of my grocery budget I spent on yogurt.  Since my husband, I, and both my boys eat it every day, we were nearing $2.00 per day – $60.00 per month!  On...
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My Daughter Has Defected

March 9, 2011
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My Daughter Has Defected

Okay, so this is going to be the first…and last….running post to go on Loving the Bike.  We’re a cycling site, right? But I just had to post this fantastic piece written by my Daughter. Kassi has decided that she would rather write about this subject because she is much more passionate about running....
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Hashtag Tuesday: #bikeschool

March 8, 2011
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Hashtag Tuesday: #bikeschool

You knew it was just a matter of time before I’d feature #bikeschool in our Hashtag Tuesday series.  #bikeschool is that crazy little idea that my good friend @bikerly had last summer….and it just grew, and grew, and grew. Secret Evol Plan It all started as something he deemed a Secret Evol Plan (Evol...
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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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