Archive for October, 2012

The Next #LovingtheBike Generation

October 19, 2012
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The Next #LovingtheBike Generation

I’m sure I’m not alone in hoping that the next generation continues to work towards better harmony between cyclists and drivers, and that people continue to love riding bikes. I’m not the biggest bicycle advocate out there, but I try my best to promote cycling as a way of life and how riding a...
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A Morning With Dex Tooke

October 18, 2012
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A Morning With Dex Tooke

One of the greatest things about being involved in the cycling industry is getting to know incredible people from all over the world.  Through one of my other cycling inspirations (Ryan van Duzer), I connected with Dex Tooke who is one incredible endurance cyclist.  Today I got to finally meet up with him and...
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Loving the BITE: A Healthy Fiesta With Homemade Taco Seasoning

October 18, 2012
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Loving the BITE: A Healthy Fiesta With Homemade Taco Seasoning

It’s hard to go wrong with tacos.  That is, unless you use the store-bought taco seasoning.  Taco seasoning is one of those seemingly simple products that most consumers believe are made up of a few blended spices.  As they should be.  But, turn the packet around and read the ingredients list, and you’ll find...
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Let’s Talk About Your Fantasy Bike Ride

October 17, 2012
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This month we’re asking you to join our discussion about your Fantasy Bike Ride.  We want you to help build this post up by commenting about a ride you wish you could take…but it has to be something that isn’t generally an option.  We want you to get creative and tell us about a...
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Send Us Your Protein Supplement Questions

October 16, 2012
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Send Us Your Protein Supplement Questions

Tomorrow we’ll be recording a Cycling 360 podcast on the topic of Protein Supplements for Cyclists, and I want you to let me know any questions you have so we can include it in the show. Our Loving the Bike nutritionist, Kelli, will be joining us on the podcast and sharing her knowledge and...
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To Roswell & Amp; Beyond

October 16, 2012
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To Roswell & Amp; Beyond

In an unprecedented break from the norm, today’s post has NOTHING to do with bicycles.  What it does have a lot of is pure, unadulterated AMAZEBALLS!  Sunday saw Austrian born, Felix Baumgartner break intergalactic records and thrust his daredevil exploits in to the home of millions around the world.  Unless you have been asleep for the last week...
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Riding to Lose: Paul Prosser is Making it Happen

October 15, 2012
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Riding to Lose: Paul Prosser is Making it Happen

Talk about Making it Happen, Paul Prosser writes about how riding his bike and a healthy diet enabled him to lose 35 pounds (along with his belly and excess fat), to get to a healthy 22.1 BMI. Riding to Lose by Paul Prosser In February, after an adult conversation with my wife Susan, I started...
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#Austin: Cycling Party Celebration

October 12, 2012
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#Austin: Cycling Party Celebration

If you’ll be in Austin next Saturday, October 20th please join us at Southwest Cyclesport for an afternoon of bicycle celebration.  RSVP on Facebook. My online cycling buddy Shawn from Texas Mountainbike Trails is helping to put on this event and he’s totally ready to party as well. So what will go on during the event?...
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Loving the Commute: Commuter Profile – John Fry

October 12, 2012
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Loving the Commute: Commuter Profile – John Fry

For this month’s Loving the Commute I decided to take a moment to talk with a fellow commuter. If you would like to be a part of Loving the Commute, I would love to talk to you, send me an email (aaronthestrong@gmail.com) or reach out to me via twitter (@Aaronthestrong).  John is a good...
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Loving the BITE: Protein Bars Exposed

October 11, 2012
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Loving the BITE: Protein Bars Exposed

Sure, a “protein bar” can be a good option for recovery after a hard ride, but do they make for good snacks?  As more and more athletes opt for protein bars and energy bars as part of their everyday food choices, it’s important to determine which, if any, works as a healthy snack.  You...
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Cyclist May Use Full Lane…But Should We?

October 10, 2012
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Cyclist May Use Full Lane…But Should We?

The “bicycle may use full lane” signs have started emerging all over, and one just recently popped up on a road that leads to several of my training routes.  But I’m not so sure about them. The history of these signs (also known as R4-11) dates back to their origin in 2009, but have definitely...
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Monarchs in my Stomach

October 8, 2012
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Monarchs in my Stomach

You’ve heard of having butterflies in your stomach, but what I’ve got is a serious case of Monarchs in mine. If having butterflies is in response to being nervous or anxious about something, then having Monarch butterflies is what happens when you’re about to kick it up Rockstar style and totally Make it Happen....
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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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