Archive for May, 2012

Loving the BITE: 3 Sweet Potato Recipes to Fuel You

May 17, 2012
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Loving the BITE: 3 Sweet Potato Recipes to Fuel You

Four simple ingredients.  Three all-new, whole-food, fuel options.  No matter how you do the math, you’re sure to find a sweet potato recipe that will fuel your ride, satisfy your taste buds without sugar overload, and provide some variety beyond bars and gels.  In fact, each of these will work great before, during, or...
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Crank Honors 2012: Top Dogs of Cycling Blogs

May 16, 2012
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Crank Honors 2012: Top Dogs of Cycling Blogs

It’s time to determine the top dogs of the cycling blogs once again.  This is the third time we’ve held the Crank Honors where people vote up their favorite cycling blogs and celebrate all the goodness they have to offer. I want to start off by saying that Loving the Bike simply holds these...
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The Joys of Finding a Riding Partner

May 15, 2012
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The Joys of Finding a Riding Partner

If you haven’t noticed, I don’t have a lot of posts about cycling with partners or groups.  I’m primarily a solo cyclist, so when Mike Neifert came to me with a guest post on “The Joys of Finding a Riding Partner” I was stoked to get it up and include some content on this...
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Who Wants Saddle Sores?

May 14, 2012
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Who Wants Saddle Sores?

Getting or having saddle sores is probably something us cyclists would like to keep to ourselves, right?  I don’t get them very often, but here I am publicly announcing that I just so happen to have a couple right now and they sure did make today’s ride a little uncomfortable.  Yeah, it’s a nasty...
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Make it Happen Monday: Comparison to Your Best Self

May 14, 2012
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Make it Happen Monday: Comparison to Your Best Self

I’m definitely of the opinion that we should strive to be the best person that we can possibly be….but sometimes making comparisons to your “best self” can have negative results. When I was around 14 years old, I spent a lot of my summers playing golf.  My friends and I would bike over to...
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Early Morning Fuel

May 12, 2012
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What’s the best fuel for an early morning ride? Question: Out of habit, I’ve always eaten cereal (granola) before my morning ride.  For the last several weeks, I’ve been riding at 6am to avoid the heat, and eating at 5:30 am.  I haven’t had any stomach issues, but I am not sure that this is...
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Loving the Commute: Safety

May 11, 2012
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Loving the Commute: Safety

In light of recent tragic cycling events, this post is going to have a slightly different tone.  This post is aimed at the bike commuter and those of you driving your cars.  Unfortunately, I know that most of those who will read this spend much of their time on the bike and already know...
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Posted in Bicycle Commuting | 11 Comments »

Loving the BITE: Homemade Syrup for Chocolate Milk Recovery

May 10, 2012
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Loving the BITE: Homemade Syrup for Chocolate Milk Recovery

A few months ago we got the conversation going about Chocolate Milk for recovery.  And, as a fan of this approach, I was inspired to go to the store and get some chocolate syrup for this purpose.  For months, I’ve been hooked on using milk with honey for recovery, but variety is the spice...
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My Tone-Downed Rant

May 9, 2012
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My Tone-Downed Rant

I saw this video about cracking down on Austin cyclists last Tuesday and it’s been bubbling up inside of me ever since.  It seems like when I’m out riding, it always seems to be on my mind, and while I ride along I think about all the comments I have to say about it…..and...
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Tour d’Afrique: Crossing a Continent by Bike

May 9, 2012
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Tour d’Afrique: Crossing a Continent by Bike

A couple of weeks ago I put up a guest post on riding in Africa that was not totally accurate.  So today we’re posting the inside look by someone who’s done it countless times….Paul McManus, a guide for Tour d’Afrique.  Whether you’ve always wanted to do something like this or just want to read...
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8 Reasons to Register for the Team LIVESTRONG Challenge Austin

May 8, 2012
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8 Reasons to Register for the Team LIVESTRONG Challenge Austin

Ironically, I might not be able to ride in the LIVESTRONG Challenge Austin this year…it will be the first time I’ve missed it in a long, long time.  But I do feel that YOU need to take part in this fantastic event, and here are 8 reasons why. Be sure to check out reason...
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Make it Happen Monday: Your One and Only Body

May 7, 2012
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Make it Happen Monday: Your One and Only Body

That body of yours is the only one you’ll ever have.  What are you going to do with it?  Being involved in the world of Fitness for a large part of my life, this statement has always lingered in my mind.  What people do with their bodies is ultimately up to them, but why...
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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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