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Make it Happen Monday: Reckless

May 16, 2011
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Make it Happen Monday: Reckless

There’s a lot of words to describe the life that my Wife and I live.  One that definitely makes the list is Reckless.  Now that may not be something most people strive for… believe me, it’s not always the easiest way to live.  We’ve done a lot of crazy things….but that isn’t what makes...
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Cycling Hydration

May 14, 2011
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David’s Nutrition Question: I read that I should drink 2 litres of water during a normal day and that I should drink 500 ml to 750 ml per hour if I am exercising. Is the 500 ml to 750 ml consumed during exercise extra to the 2 litre daily minimum? In other words if...
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Bikes Make Life Better

May 13, 2011
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As a proud supporter of the organization called People for Bikes, it makes me super happy when I see them doing cool things.  This week they released a video called “Bikes Make Life Better”, and I’m sure that all of you out there would agree with this statement.  If you haven’t seen it yet,...
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Final Day for Pre-Orders

May 12, 2011
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Final Day for Pre-Orders

This is just a quick note to let y’all know that today is the final day to get your Loving the Bike Jersey/Kit pre-orders in.  Pre-order deadline is tonight at Midnight EST. I really love how these turned out and have Bob Avery and Groucho Sports to thank for creating such beautiful cycling clothing....
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Loving the BITE: Grilled Pizza with Almond Flour Crust

May 12, 2011
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Loving the BITE: Grilled Pizza with Almond Flour Crust

This week, let’s combine 3 all-time favorites: cycling, the outdoor grill, and pizza.  In that order.  We’ll make a crust that promotes health and energy and doesn’t drag us down.  Then, we’ll bombard our cells with the antioxidants of tomatoes, such as lycopene.  To top it off, we’ll reduce belly fat and bodily inflammation...
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Contest Time: Do You Wear Road ID?

May 11, 2011
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Contest Time: Do You Wear Road ID?

Friday May 13 Update: Thanks to everyone who entered our Road ID contest, and thanks to Outside PR and Road ID for helping us out with this.  A great big Congratulations goes out to Roy Smalley who is the lucky winner of a Road ID jersey and ID. Prior to getting myself a Road ID...
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Make it Happen Monday: Life’s Reminders

May 9, 2011
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Make it Happen Monday: Life’s Reminders

Note: This post was written prior to the tragic events in today’s Giro d’Italia.  Our hearts go out to the family and friends of Belgian cyclist Wouter Weylandt.  A sad reminder that we need to live each day to the fullest. “Rise up this mornin, Smiled with the risin sun, Three little birds Pitch by my doorstep...
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Cycling with Children

May 6, 2011
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Cycling with Children

I have taken two great guest posts written for Loving the Bike on the topic of cycling with children and combined them into one big post.  There is a lot of great information in here, so if you have kids and would like to know more about what Alexis and Ron have to share…please...
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Loving the BITE: Almond Butter Smoothie

May 5, 2011
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Loving the BITE: Almond Butter Smoothie

Wanna improve as a cyclist?  You can gain an edge if you consistently consume a recovery meal or snack.  To recover well after a hard ride, you simply must use fluids, carbs, and protein to replenish hydration and glycogen stores while reducing muscle wasting and damage from free radicals.  Sound tough?  It can be. ...
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The Pledge

May 4, 2011
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The Pledge

I’m very honored to provide the blog content for the organization, Please BE KIND to Cyclists.  If you don’t know about them yet, please have a look at all the great things they are doing to support all of us cyclists.  Being involved with them has made me much more aware of the safety...
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#bikeschool: The LTB / Groucho Sports Collaborative

May 3, 2011
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#bikeschool: The LTB / Groucho Sports Collaborative

The Loving the Bike Kits are Here PRE-ORDER your Jersey, Shorts, or Kit at: http://gear.grouchosports.com/category/collaborations. Whether you use your bike once a week to take a trip to do the shopping or pedal through the snow, ice and wind every single day to work like a winter biking loony there are 3 vital components to...
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Make it Happen Monday: Tripped

May 2, 2011
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Make it Happen Monday: Tripped

I’ve been through three levels of official education…traveled through a large part of the world…spent time single, engaged, and Married….lived in three diverse Countries located thousands of miles from one another…..all the while coming across decisions and occasions that have formed a life. Along this journey, or Ride (as I like to say), I’ve...
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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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