Archive for April, 2011

All Geared Up: The Review

April 15, 2011
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All Geared Up: The Review

  The great folks over at Outside PR represent some smoking good companies, and they recently sent the Loving the Bike team some items for review.  Instead of doing a separate post for each one, we thought we’d get all geared up with these great products and let you know what we think.  As...
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Loving the BITE: Seared Tuna Steaks

April 14, 2011
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Loving the BITE: Seared Tuna Steaks

Fishing around for something to eat tonight?  Loving the Bike’s got you covered.  Why not soothe your cells, strengthen your heart, and even keep your wits about you with a little tuna?   You don’t have to go out to your favorite Japanese restaurant for this yummy dish.  Instead, just gather a few healthy...
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The Youth Button

April 13, 2011
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The Youth Button

In today’s society and North American culture that we live in, it’s as easy as dropping a few thousand dollars, a nip here, a tuck there…..and you can instantly look younger.  In the good old days, people had to search (and work) to find the Fountain of Youth….now it’s as simple as hitting the...
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#bikeschool: BikePure

April 12, 2011
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#bikeschool: BikePure

Recent years have seen the sport of cycle racing careering from pillar to post on the subject of doping which have thrown our sport into the mainstream media in all the wrong ways. We have  seen some of the most ‘original’ and ridiculous excuses ever spouted by enhanced humans, ranging from Björn Leukemans’ over-active...
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Make It Happen Monday: Cure Cancer

April 11, 2011
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Make It Happen Monday: Cure Cancer

I wish I could just tell the world to stop.  Grab hold of the Government and tell them to wise up and focus on humanity.  Tap into the bank accounts of the overly wealthy and use it for something important.  Find out if the pharmaceutical world really does have the cure. Is it just...
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Loving the BITE: High Polyphenol Dark Chocolate

April 7, 2011
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Loving the BITE: High Polyphenol Dark Chocolate

I must have missed the day of dietitian-school when we gave up our sweet tooth (teeth) and pledged to forever consider an apple as a decadent dessert.   Every day, I have a small treat.  And, I recommend that most of my clients do as well.  A cyclist’s gotta eat, right?  But take note,...
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Life Without the Big Ring

April 6, 2011
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Life Without the Big Ring

It was just last summer that I was living life in the Big Ring.  Being in Saskatchewan and riding the flat prairie roads provided the setting for some great big ring riding.  But then when I arrived in the hill country of Austin last September, that was brought to a sudden halt.  It then...
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#bikeschool: The Break Away…

April 5, 2011
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#bikeschool: The Break Away…

As you are probably aware, I am the new guardian angel of the #bikeschool posts here at LovingTheBike.com and wanted to kick things off in a big way this week. I’m hoping to introduce some exciting new content and ideas to these weekly #bikeschool articles and I felt it was only right to treat...
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Make it Happen Monday: The Rituals of Radiant Living

April 4, 2011
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Make it Happen Monday: The Rituals of Radiant Living

About ten and a half years ago, I made a presentation at a business breakfast meeting.  This was no ordinary speech…I addressed a bunch of businessy type people wearing my totally “non-businessy” bright yellow pants, and delivered the presentation while sitting up on the speaking podium.  This day stands out to me, not because...
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Hydrating When Full

April 2, 2011
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Hydrating I’m at the stage where I’m trying to figure out the best ways to fuel and hydrate on a ride to avoid energy dips and mad cramps. Does ones weight play a part in determining how many mg (40-60 you say) p/hr?  How do I decide on source of energy, protein shake vs protein bar,...
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Our Dirty Little Contest: Grease Monkey Wipes

April 1, 2011
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Our Dirty Little Contest: Grease Monkey Wipes

If you haven’t heard of Grease Monkey Wipes, I’d like to introduce you to this good old company located right here in Austin, Texas. Grease Monkey Wipes are “multi-purpose cleaning wipes that use an all natural citrus formula for heavy duty cleaning. Each wipe easily removes grease, grime, oil, paint, marker and other messes...
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Look Who’s Loving the Bike: April

April 1, 2011
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Look Who’s Loving the Bike: April

It’s spring and to many parts of the country that means that riding season 2011 has begun.  Here’s a look at who’s loving the bike this month.  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...
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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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