Archive for November, 2011

Holiday Eating Tips

November 19, 2011
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Every Holiday Season, I seem to put on weight.  This year, I’m really trying to maintain within 5 lbs of my summer racing weight.  Any tips? Yes, here are my Top 5 Tips for Avoiding Holiday Pounds: The “Holidays” are really only a few days.  Enjoy food, friends, and family on these days, but...
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Erie, PA Cyclist Creates Commuter Friendly City

November 18, 2011
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Erie, PA Cyclist Creates Commuter Friendly City

What do you do when you’re a bike commuter who lives in a city with no bicycle culture?  Well, if you’re Steve Shepard you take things into your own hands and start building up that culture. Steve Shepard is a family man and daily commuter in Erie, PA…located in northeast Pennsylvania on the shores...
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Low Budget Cycling Christmas Gift Ideas

November 17, 2011
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Low Budget Cycling Christmas Gift Ideas

Low Priced Gift Ideas for Cyclists: With 38 days left until Christmas, it’s the perfect time to find a gift for that special cyclist in your life (or for yourself). We don’t want to inundate you with too many options (or suggest something like a new and expensive bike…which we all would love by...
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Loving the BITE: Pomegranate Olive Oil Pan Sauce

November 17, 2011
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Loving the BITE: Pomegranate Olive Oil Pan Sauce

When’s the last time you ate a pomegranate?  I mean, really, bought the fruit, cut into it, and ate it.   For most people, it’s not anytime recently, and maybe never.  So much easier to buy the juice in a bottle, right?  Is any fruit really worth all that mess? Oh yeah it is....
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Cyclists are Still Champions

November 16, 2011
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Cyclists are Still Champions

We’re a cycling website, so we focused this post on riders, but if you’re a runner or doing anything else that moves your body….You’re a Champion as well. One of the first posts we ever put up on Loving the Bike was titled “Why I Think Every Cyclist is a Champion“.  I still totally...
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Win a Loving the Bike Jersey

November 15, 2011
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Win a Loving the Bike Jersey

The contest is now closed.  Thanks for all your great merchandise suggestions and for entering yourself in our Loving the Bike Jersey giveaway. Congratulations to @ozarksbiketrail who was randomly selected through random.org. For those who didn’t win and would like any of our Loving the Bike or #bikeschool merchandise, it is on right now at 30%...
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#bikeschool: To G+ or not to G+

November 15, 2011
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#bikeschool: To G+ or not to G+

For some time now we’ve been asking you guys what improvements you want to see from #bikeschool and thinking about how we can take LovingTheBike.com and #bikeschool to the next level. With the introduction of Google+ Pages last week, we decided to jump on board and set one up.  Yeah, we sort of felt...
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Make it Happen Monday: Create Your Own Culture 2.0

November 14, 2011
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Make it Happen Monday: Create Your Own Culture 2.0

In last week’s Make it Happen Monday post, I talked about one of my life hero’s, Morrie Schwartz, and his quote about Creating Your Own Culture.  As a follow-up to that post, I wanted to dive a little deeper into this topic and talk a little more about following your own star. Consider the...
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Proactive Nutrition

November 12, 2011
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Be Proactive rather than Reactive – Be in control I seem to have a problem when it comes to controlling my eating schedule.  Can you help me out? Although it would be great if we only ate when we were hungry and stopped when we were full, most people struggle with daily “cravings,” emotional eating,...
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“A Very Dark Place” – The Sufferfest

November 11, 2011
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“A Very Dark Place” – The Sufferfest

The logo you see above should do one of two things to you when you see it. It will either fill you with intrigue and excitement about what you have been missing out on and are about to experience, in which case I envy you dear reader… or it will fill you with a...
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Loving the BITE: Chicken and Bean Chili

November 10, 2011
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Loving the BITE: Chicken and Bean Chili

Baby, it’s cold outside.  Only one thing to do: Break out the slow cooker and whip up some delicious, satisfying, and ultra-healthy chili.  Specifically, chili that features our super-nutritive key ingredient: Dark Red Kidney Beans.  Could there be anything better to come home to after a long workday and after-work ride?  I think not....
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We Are Google+ Pioneers

November 9, 2011
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We Are Google+ Pioneers

lovingthebike on Google+ It’s been pretty exciting over at Google+ this week, and we’re feeling sort of like G+ Pioneers over here.  On Monday, Google announced that they had just made it possible for companies, websites, and brands to create a page….so we got right on it.  It’s always hard to be a step...
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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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