Archive for November, 2011

Cold Weather Cycling with the Twin Six Fall Collection

November 9, 2011
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Cold Weather Cycling with the Twin Six Fall Collection

Yes, cold weather cycling clothing is necessary even in Texas…especially if you dislike being chilly as much as I do. You’d think that a guy like me who’s from Canada would find even the coldest temperatures in Austin to be balmy sun tanning weather, but that’s exactly why I’m here and not there.  I am the biggest...
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#bikeschool: Happenings

November 8, 2011
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#bikeschool: Happenings

1 hour is just never enough is it? That’s what makes the #bikeschool hashtag so marvelous, it means we can catch up on everything that has been going on in the world of #bikeschool and the lives of the class. So here is another ‘Happenings’ post, a sort of two-wheeled omnibus of the #bikeschool...
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Ask the Expert Bike Tech: Flat Spots on Tires

November 7, 2011
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This week’s question to the mighty bicycle expert, Victor actually comes from me.  A few months ago my road bike tires sort of flattened out…you might even say they turned square.  I had no clue what caused it, but they’ve since been switched out and I’ve got nice round tires once again.  But I...
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Make it Happen Monday: Create Your Own Culture

November 7, 2011
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Make it Happen Monday: Create Your Own Culture

One of my favorite quotes of all time is: “The culture we have does not make people feel good about themselves.  And you have to be strong enough to say, if the culture doesn’t work, don’t buy it.  Create your own.” This is a quote by a man named Morrie Schwartz, a retired college...
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5 Tips to Avoid Feeling Sleepy After Exercise

November 5, 2011
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Sleepiness in Athletes James’ Question: Is it usual to get really sleepy a couple of hours after a ride? I’ve recently started riding at the weekends (though I’m a long-time commuter and spinning fan). A typical example would be a two or three hour ride, in which I drink 500ml of energy drink, with...
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My Riding Buddy

November 4, 2011
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My Riding Buddy

We had Dave Boyd guest post a little while back and he’s such a nice guy and great writer that we just had to have him back once again.  He honestly is one of the nicest people I’ve ever met and I hope you enjoy this beautiful little poem he wrote about his “Riding...
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Look Who’s Loving the Bike: November 2011

November 3, 2011
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Look Who’s Loving the Bike: November 2011

James Fredrickson – New York, NY “As I look back on my childhood, I can’t think of a single great moment that didn’t include my bike in some way.  It was everything to me.  I was my mode of transportation, my pathway to pretending I was Evil Kenevil, and my ticket to freedom.  Now...
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Loving the BITE: Walnuts – 3 Ways

November 3, 2011
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Loving the BITE: Walnuts – 3 Ways

Why not walnuts?  This question came to mind this week as I was deciding on our Loving the Bite key food.  They are absolutely packed with nutrients that will benefit your body.  And, as athletes, we’re always on a quest to nourish our bodies well, right? So, I began to search for good recipes. ...
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Bonaire Bike Holiday

November 2, 2011
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Bonaire Bike Holiday

Would you like to go cycling on and off road in Bonaire this winter?  Your Caribbean Cycling escape has arrived.  The price is incredible, the location is about as bikey exotic as you can get, and where else would you rather be this February than Bonaire? Bonaire is basically one incredible tropical oasis found...
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Roks and Bloks

November 2, 2011
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Roks and Bloks

No, I didn’t forget the c’s in the title to today’s post…..this one is all about two secret weapons I always take with me on certain rides.  Yep, I’m talking Clif Bar Shot Roks and Shot Bloks today…..plus we have a nice little giveaway for you as well (see bottom of post for details)....
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A morning ride with Mark Cavendish

November 1, 2011
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A morning ride with Mark Cavendish

  This morning I took part in a group ride with Mark Cavendish at the Redbridge Cycle Centre near Ilford in East London. I was lucky enough to win a place after entering a Facebook competition run by Holiday Inn who are the official hotel sponsors of the London 2012 Olympic Games. The day...
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#bikeschool: You Pick the Winner

November 1, 2011
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#bikeschool: You Pick the Winner

In last Thursday’s #bikeschool, we had a special question sponsored by our friends from Hydrapak. Anyone who answered Question #4 from the night was entered to win one of Hyrdapak’s brand new 2012 Wolly Mammoth water bottles.  These bottle aren’t even available for purchase yet and these bad boys are different from other insulated...
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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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