Archive for August, 2012

Climbing and the Power to Weight Ratio

August 8, 2012
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Climbing and the Power to Weight Ratio

I seem to always get comments about climbing and how my body type is ideal for battling the hills on my bike.  Being short and light is probably a big giveaway, and the reason for this is because of what’s known as the “Strength to Weight Ratio”….or what I like to call the Power...
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The Legacy of London 2012

August 7, 2012
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The Legacy of London 2012

Unless you are reading this from good ol’ Blighty you might not be truly aware of the amazing impact the London 2012 Olympics has had on this country and the fever it has created.  I’m sure many of you will have attended the Olympic Games in the past, or maybe even this one in...
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What If Tonight Was New Year’s Eve?

August 6, 2012
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What If Tonight Was New Year’s Eve?

It’s one night of the year when thoughts of hope, positive change, and celebration are lingering in the air all around the World.  On New Year’s Eve we get the opportunity to remember the year that was, pledge to make things better, and give toast to the year that will be. We are still...
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¡Viva La Bicicleta! – Why Do You Ride?

August 3, 2012
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Recently my friends over at Viva la Bicicleta asked some of their customers why they ride a bike and what it means to them.  They put it together in this spectacular little video and I wanted to share it with all of you. See what these four people had to say and then share...
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The Charity Ride

August 3, 2012
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The Charity Ride

There is definitely no shortage of charity rides that take place around the world each year, and I have to say that the Team LIVESTRONG Challenge is a personal favorite. One of our loyal Loving the Bike followers, Ashley Hill will be taking part in the LIVESTRONG Challenge in Philly on August 19th and she’s...
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Loving the BITE: Grilled Eggplant for Dinner and Health

August 2, 2012
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Loving the BITE: Grilled Eggplant for Dinner and Health

There they are, setting in the produce department, daring you to pick one up.  And figure out what the heck to do with it.  Surely, they’re good for you, right?  They are vegetables after all, and vibrantly purple.  Eggplants.  It’s what’s for dinner this week. Recipe of the Week:  Simple Grilled Eggplants Ingredients: 3...
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Breakfast of Cycling Champions Contest

August 1, 2012
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Breakfast of Cycling Champions Contest

Send us a photo of your cycling inspired breakfast, or a description of what fuels you best….and Win. This is a fun little contest suggested to us by our friends over at Bike2Power, and I thought it was a pretty dang great idea.  I’m a firm believer that a great breakfast starts your day...
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Team LovingtheBike: National Bike Challenge Update

August 1, 2012
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Team LovingtheBike: National Bike Challenge Update

Team Loving the Bike: National Bike Challenge Update – July by Julie Starling July was a busy month for members of Team Loving the Bike in the National Bike Challenge.  But between summer storms with massive power outages, vacationing, kayaking, swimming, camping, and other hot-weather fun, we’ve still managed to get our biking in,...
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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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