Archive for October, 2012

Boosting Muscle Energy Stores

October 6, 2012
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Boosting Muscle Energy Stores Dear Kelly, I am a competitive cyclist up in Canada and I have been struggling the last year or so with my diet when it comes to nutrition off the bike.  I am 23 years old and have extreme hyperthyroidism (graves disease ) as well as being a vegetarian.  Are there...
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Britain Follows US Example And Test Runs Cycle Traffic Lights

October 5, 2012
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Britain Follows US Example And Test Runs Cycle Traffic Lights

Readers in the US might be interested to learn that here in Britain we’re taking a leaf out of your book – and carrying out a trial run of traffic lights designed especially for cyclists. The scheme has been launched after the government looked overseas for solutions to counter increasingly grim cycling accident statistics...
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Loving the BITE: Vitamin D for Athletic Performance and Health

October 4, 2012
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Loving the BITE: Vitamin D for Athletic Performance and Health

“There’s no way I’m deficient…I get plenty of sunshine.” If I’ve heard it once, I’ve heard it many, many times.  And yet, athlete after athlete is found deficient.  If you’ve never had your Vitamin D levels checked, you may be in for a surprise.  And, if you find your motivation and mood wavering and eventually...
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Create a Bicycle Cafe Tagline and WIN

October 3, 2012
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Create a Bicycle Cafe Tagline and WIN

There’s no shortage of people out there to totally dig Coffee and Bikes…actually, who are addicted to them is more like it.  So it’s no surprise that the two often get mixed together.  Many bike shops have been offering coffee to their customers for years….but it’s only recently that the “bicycle cafe” idea has...
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Brooklyn Cruiser: A True Connection is Made

October 3, 2012
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Brooklyn Cruiser: A True Connection is Made

Style, comfort, design, and quality are all important aspects of a bicycle….but for me there is one more element that goes into making the ideal brand.  Getting to know the people behind the company and finding out more about their passion, beliefs, and personality is something we don’t get a chance to do with...
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D-FENCE: Paul Kimmage Defence Fund

October 2, 2012
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D-FENCE: Paul Kimmage Defence Fund

Please note, the comments and thoughts expressed here are my own and in no way represent those of LovingTheBike.com, it’s affiliates or sponsors – Stevie If you keep your ear to the Twitter flavoured ground you will no doubt have heard about the Paul Kimmage Defence Fund;  which has been started and is being...
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Look Who’s Loving the Bike: October 2012

October 1, 2012
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Look Who’s Loving the Bike: October 2012

Here’s a look at who’s loving the bike for October, 2012.  At the top of each month we like to feature the amazing stories and memories of people who are loving the bike.  Please take a look at what these lovers have to say.  Hey…..and we’d love to hear from you as well….feel free...
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The Bike is Always Greener….

October 1, 2012
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The Bike is Always Greener….

…On the other side of the road.  Yes, this is a play on one of the most famous proverbs in the World….and I thought the idea would make for a nice Make it Happen Monday post. Although we all might not fall victim to it, many of us have the tendency to look enviously...
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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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