Archive for January, 2012

Loving the BITE: Olive Tapenade

January 19, 2012
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Loving the BITE: Olive Tapenade

If you’re like me, you may love to eat drupes and not even know it.  There’s a new one, right?  Drupes are actually just “fruits” that have a pit or a stone at their core, surrounded by a fleshy, edible portion.  They include foods such as the mango, cherry, peach, plum, apricot, nectarine, and...
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Using P90X2 to Improve Your Cycling

January 18, 2012
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Using P90X2 to Improve Your Cycling

Note from Darryl: We didn’t participate in this historic day of people blacking out their websites.  To be honest, I haven’t even had a chance to see what all of this is about so I never had a chance to grab myself an opinion on it.  I’m definitely one for free speech and individuality which...
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#bikeschool: LEG LUBE Review

January 17, 2012
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#bikeschool: LEG LUBE Review

Here at LovingTheBike.com we have hit the ground running in 2012 and I have no doubt that the vast majority of you are the same. With the prospect of a great year of cycling ahead whether it be for your own fitness or in competition why not have a new year’s resolution that is...
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Make it Happen Monday: One Big Breath

January 16, 2012
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Make it Happen Monday: One Big Breath

Right now in Austin we’re deep in the heart of cedar allergy season, and once again it’s wreaking havoc on my cycling lungs.  They call it “cedar fever” and a lot of people over here get knocked down pretty hard with the punch it packs each year. One of the things it does to...
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Fluid Intake While Cycling

January 14, 2012
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During the summer, I got in the habit of weighing myself before and after training to monitor my fluid losses.  When it was hot, I lost 35-40 oz. per hour – this seems like too much to try to drink while riding.  What are your thoughts?  Great job with weighing yourself to monitor fluid...
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The iBert Safe-T-Seat

January 13, 2012
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The iBert Safe-T-Seat

Looking for a cool way to carry your infant on your bike?  You might want to check out the iBert Safe-T-Seat.  As some of you may know, I have a bike crazed baby in the house…and if you’d like to see how much he loves bikes, check out this video from last year’s TdF....
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Subscribe to Loving the Bike

January 12, 2012
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Subscribe to Loving the Bike

We invite you to subscribe to our Loving the Bike distribution list.  Believe me, I know you’re already bombarded with people and websites asking you to sign up for their mailing list so that they can build some sort of huge and ideal distribution list.  Up until recently I hadn’t been one to go...
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Loving the BITE: Spicy Broccoli Soup

January 12, 2012
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Loving the BITE: Spicy Broccoli Soup

It’s a lean, mean, green, cancer-, cholesterol-, allergy-, oxidative-stress- and inflammation-fighting-machine.  And, you’re in luck because it’s likely sitting in your refrigerator right now. With over 300 studies to support its whole-food, nutrition power-house goodness, broccoli is a sure-fire way to improve your health. Specifically, it fights 3 cellular problem areas that can contribute...
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Let’s Talk Bikes and Travel

January 11, 2012
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As with all our “Let’s Talk” posts, this one will be built by you.  Give us everything you’ve got on the subject of Bikes and Travel.  Everything from your thoughts on the best places in the world to ride a bike to how to get your bike over there….and everything in between. Have a...
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Ask the Expert: Best Tool for Changing Tires on a Road Bike

January 10, 2012
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I have a question for your expert bicycle technician, what is the best tool for changing tires on a road bike? Our resident expert, Victor Jimenez from Bicycle Lab is back again with the answer found in the video below. If you have questions about the mechanics of your bike or improving the fit...
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#bikeschool: Fantasies

January 10, 2012
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#bikeschool: Fantasies

If you’ve ever screamed at the television in disgust at your favourite team not chasing that race winning break or been disappointed at the amount of water bottles the domestiques are carrying up to the hot-shots then this is your chance to take control. We will be running a Fantasy Cycling leauge with the...
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Make it Happen Monday: Year of the ROCKSTAR

January 9, 2012
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Make it Happen Monday: Year of the ROCKSTAR

2012 may officially be the Year of the Dragon, but we’re deeming it the Year of the Rockstar.  If you caught some of my tweets leading up to the new year, you would have seen some pretty bold statements about all of us over at Loving the Bike (our readers, friends, contributors, teammates) achieving...
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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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