Archive for March, 2012

Big Daddy’s Shows it’s Big Heart

March 8, 2012
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Big Daddy’s Shows it’s Big Heart

Big Daddy’s Austin is selling Green Shamrocks for $1 and Gold Shamrocks for $5 in an effort to raise money for Chloe Spanjerberg and the Muscular Dystrophy Association. With one of our sponsors involved in something so awesome, we just had to jump in and help promote this as much as we can.  As...
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Loving the BITE: Gluten-Free Protein Power Muffins

March 8, 2012
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Loving the BITE: Gluten-Free Protein Power Muffins

Seems like a great week to shake things up a bit.  Are you game?  Let’s use some different ingredients, bake them, and come up with a wonderful alternative to our normal breakfast.  Something new. We were asked by the good folks at Udi’s Gluten Free to make this week’s Loving the BITE a part of their “Look...
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Loving the Mountain Bike: Shawn McAfee

March 7, 2012
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Loving the Mountain Bike: Shawn McAfee

Are you Loving the Mountain Bike?  You may have noticed a lack of attention towards this type of cycling here at Loving the Bike, and that’s simply because I’ve been on a mtb once in the past year and a half.  When this cycling website first started, I wanted to make sure we talked...
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Vote For Your Favorite Cycling Landscape Photo

March 6, 2012
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Vote For Your Favorite Cycling Landscape Photo

The voting begins right now to select the ultimate cycling landscape photo.  Oh man, I never would have imagined how many incredible photos would have been submitted to our Cycling Landscape Photo Contest.  The amount and quality of the photos we received was absolutely staggering, and narrowing things down to a top five list...
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#bikeschool: Twibbon of Pride

March 6, 2012
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#bikeschool: Twibbon of Pride

Firstly I’d like to say thank you to everyone who was involved in last week’s #bikeschool session. Despite me being slightly dozey for the first 20 minutes due to the ridiculous way this planet spins and affects our time zones, I had a great night and you, the class, not only came up with...
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Make it Happen Monday: Live.Love.Bike

March 5, 2012
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Make it Happen Monday: Live.Love.Bike

Here’s a little dose of “feel good” from my crazy buddy, Duzer to kick off this Make it Happen Monday.  Once again I’m featuring the Duz one more time, but how can I help it.  This dude just keeps pumping out such inspirational bikey goodness, so it’s hard not to want to share it...
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Look Who’s Loving the Bike: March

March 4, 2012
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Look Who’s Loving the Bike: March

It’s March, and here’s our “Look Who’s Loving the Bike” stories for this month.  Please take a look at what these lovers have to say, and we’d love to hear from you as well.  Submit your “Look Who’s Loving the Bike” story to us at any time. Simone Henderson – Brisbane, Australia “Hard to...
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Out of Control Portion Sizes

March 3, 2012
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Hi Kelli, how do I control my portion sizes?  I feel like I am eating way too much but I’m not sure how to keep it in check. You’ve heard it before, and it’s still true: Our portions are out of control!  I’ve seen a client eat 1000 calories of raisin bran without knowing...
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Loving the Commute: Edition #4

March 2, 2012
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Loving the Commute: Edition #4

This edition of Loving the Commute includes a fantastic commuting video, featuring and edited by Aaron Madrid. Truly Loving the Commute by Aaron Madrid In addition to being a lot of fun, commuting by bike has many other benefits as well.  There are stats all over the internet that point to health and cost...
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Team #LovingtheBike for #30daysofbiking 2012

March 1, 2012
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Team #LovingtheBike for #30daysofbiking 2012

If you were part of Team #LovingtheBike last year, you’ll definitely remember how we were crowned #30daysofbiking champions by the guys at Bicycle Radio.  We had so much fun and we’re back again to defend our crown.  If you don’t know about #30daysofbiking, you are totally missing out on some bikey goodness that happens...
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Loving the BITE: Baked Beet Chips

March 1, 2012
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Loving the BITE: Baked Beet Chips

This week’s Loving the Bite recipe can’t be beat.  As a true SuperFood vegetable with a beautiful color, it’s hard to beat beets.  They can be intimidating, I know.  But, once you get used to adding them to salads, smoothies, and even snacking on them with our Recipe of the Week, you’ll find them...
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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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