Archive for April, 2012

#bikeschool: The Recovery Dance

April 17, 2012
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#bikeschool: The Recovery Dance

No I have not gone bonkers and taken up Rhythmic BMX Dance for London 2012. Nor have I been practicing my fixie-hops from the film ‘Quicksilver’ (although I have added the video to the end of this post as an extra special treat!) I want to disclose a personal secret to you all today....
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Make it Happen Monday: Perfection

April 16, 2012
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Make it Happen Monday: Perfection

Do you strive for perfection in all that you do?  Of course we all set out to do our best in all we’re involved with….including cycling, but is the pursuit of perfection hampering you from the results you are looking for?  Have a read through what my man, Joel from Reasons2Ride has to say...
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How to Cure Leg Cramps at Night

April 14, 2012
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Steven’s Question: I’ve been having leg cramps in the middle of the night.  What is something to take/drink after my rides that can help me with post-recovery?  I’m limited because I’m diabetic and really have to watch the sugar/carb intake. Kelli’s Answer: Thanks so much for your question!  There’s a few aspects of nutrition...
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Win a Custom or Pre-Designed Cycling Shirt

April 13, 2012
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Win a Custom or Pre-Designed Cycling Shirt

I know so many people who have always wanted to design their own t-shirt, and I’m here today to offer you that chance if you are one of these people.  The good folks over at Fibers are offering one of our Loving the Bike readers the opportunity to create your own, or choose from one...
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Loving the BITE: Dark Chocolate Avocado RECOVERY Pudding

April 12, 2012
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Loving the BITE: Dark Chocolate Avocado RECOVERY Pudding

Avocado chocolate pudding?  Before you click the “dislike” button in your mind, hear me out.  In the world of foodie blogs, there’s recently been a lot of chatter, pinning, and reposting of Chocolate Pudding recipes made with avocados.  And yes, it’s delicious.  It’s whole-food, velvety smooth, super-chocolaty, relatively low sugar, and very easy to...
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Let’s Talk About Riding at Different Times of Day

April 11, 2012
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What is your ideal time of day to ride your bike, and why? I spent a couple days on Lake Dunlap (outside of New Braunfels, Texas) last week and in the video below I throw out this question based on riding at different times of the day.  As with all our “Let’s Talk” posts,...
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#bikeschool: 10 down, 20 to go

April 10, 2012
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#bikeschool: 10 down, 20 to go

We are already a third of the way through #30daysofbiking and Team #LovingTheBike is ‘performing’ really well. As one of the team Road Captains I thought it would only be proper and correct to sing your praises and try to raise the morale even higher with a run down of some of the last...
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Make it Happen Monday: Operation Opportunity

April 9, 2012
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Make it Happen Monday: Operation Opportunity

At one point in my life I was faced with a decision, and the wisdom that was provided to me was “Always Walk in the Direction of Opportunity”.  That statement has stuck with me these past 12 or so years and it’s been the reasoning behind my move to St. Kitts, my first move...
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The Less You Own, The Less That Owns You

April 7, 2012
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The Less You Own, The Less That Owns You

Our Family has been in need of an escape from media, noise, and stuff….and a few days on Lake Dunlap earlier this week gave us the remedy we were looking for. We spent from Monday morning through Wednesday evening with no internet, no tv, and no phones.  It was nothing but Family fun and...
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Cycling Safari on the Elephant Highway

April 7, 2012
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Cycling Safari on the Elephant Highway

Have you ever wondered what a cycling adventure in Africa would be like?  Sumreen Azam shares his story of a 1576 km journey known as the Elephant Highway. After putting this post up and getting a response from Paul who works for Tour d’ Afrique I was about to pull it and take it off...
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Loving the Commute: Edition #5

April 6, 2012
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Loving the Commute: Edition #5

We’re back with another segment in our “Loving the Commute” series by my man, Aaron Madrid. Commuting by bike is such a great segment of the cycling industry and we’re so happy with the response we’ve been getting from all of you so far in editions 1 through 4.  I’m pleased to announce that...
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I Learned This From a Runner

April 5, 2012
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I Learned This From a Runner

Do you ever get side cramps while out cycling?  I rarely get them, and I’m not sure what caused it today, but I had a pretty aggravating side cramp as I rode along.  As I pedaled with the pain in my side, I was reminded of a remedy I once heard from a runner….of...
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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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