Archive for October, 2012

Making a Connection With Your Gels

October 31, 2012
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Making a Connection With Your Gels

I’m not saying that cyclists need to take energy gels or bloks, but if you’re going to take them I do feel that you need to use the ones that work best with your body. As I’ve said many times before, I don’t promote a product just because they support this website or pay...
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Florida Mountain biking on the Mala Compra Trail

October 30, 2012
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Florida Mountain biking on the Mala Compra Trail

I’m not exactly a mountain biker, but from what I know about it I wouldn’t expect Florida to be a hotspot for this sport. Last week we introduced a monthly mountain bike article from our friends at Singletracks, and it received a great response from our readers.  Greg will be back again each month...
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Super Duper Cross

October 30, 2012
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Super Duper Cross

After last month’s ‘What to do next’  post I thought I’d get a closer look at Cross racing and headed to London’s Alexandra Palace for the Rapha Super Cross 2012 All photos courtesy of Rapha Although I might not have been competing this year, the fun, the bikes, the mud and of course the...
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Electronic Free Day…on and off the Bike

October 29, 2012
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Electronic Free Day…on and off the Bike

Quite a while ago our Family decided to make Sundays an electronic free day, meaning we wouldn’t use the TV, Computer, Phone, or any other similar device.  We’re not generally electronic obsessed, but for this one day a week we make sure to keep them off and totally focus on quality Family time. It’s...
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Mountain Bike: Top 3 Tips

October 26, 2012
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Mountain Bike: Top 3 Tips

We’ve teamed up with the guys over at Singletracks.com so that we can start brining our readers more articles on Mountain Biking.  We try to cater to all types of riders of all levels and abilities here at Loving the Bike, but seeing as I’m primarily a road cyclist the focus tends to shift...
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Posted in Cycling Tips and Information, Guest Post, Mountain Bike | 26 Comments »

No Country for Old Men (383 Mile) Race Report

October 25, 2012
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No Country for Old Men (383 Mile) Race Report

Marko Baloh, of Slovenia, is the champion of the inaugural No Country for Old Men bicycle race.  Marko blistered the 383 mile extremely challenging course in 20 hours 59 minutes, averaging 18.23 mph.  Dave Elsberry of Mission Viejo, California finished 2nd with a time of 29 hours 30 minutes.  David Disney of Loveland, Colorado...
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Loving the BITE: Power Pancakes for all Cyclists

October 25, 2012
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Loving the BITE: Power Pancakes for all Cyclists

If you’re dragging throughout the morning, clinging to your coffee, starving by 10 am, or craving sugar or carbs all day, your breakfast could be to blame.  A bowl of flakes high in carbohydrates and low in fiber, healthy fats and proteins just won’t sustain most athletes until lunch.  Certainly wouldn’t sustain me.  If you’re...
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Rockstar Cycling Style: T-Shirts Are Back

October 24, 2012
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Rockstar Cycling Style: T-Shirts Are Back

Our Loving the Bike T-Shirts and Baby Outfits are back….it’s time to get your Rockstar Cycling Style on. What’s even more Rockstar is that we’re doing a Buy One Get One at 50% off from now until November 25th, 2012 (Order one and you’ll receive a message asking if you’d like a second one...
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Ready to Ride in Isolation

October 24, 2012
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Ready to Ride in Isolation

What if you were heading off to ride in a location that does not have the convenience and availability found in a local bike shop?  What would you do to ensure you aren’t left sitting out due to a minor repair that you can’t fix immediately? I’ve been slowly dropping more and more details...
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Breaking Boundaries with Martyn Ashton

October 23, 2012
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Breaking Boundaries with Martyn Ashton

In a week that has seen the lives of some, and the dreams of many, strewn in tatters across the internet I thought it’d be nice to bring something wonderful to the screens of the loyal readers of LovingTheBike.com. Martyn Ashton is apparently very well known in the MTB and trials scene and has...
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Cyclists Help Rwanda Rise From Ashes

October 22, 2012
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Cyclists Help Rwanda Rise From Ashes

How do you make an inspirational story even better?  Add cycling to it.  Last week I viewed the Rwanda Cycling Team documentary called Rising From Ashes and I can honestly say it’s one of the best films I’ve ever seen.  Any movie that leaves me feeling fired up and motivated is two thumbs up in...
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Meal Planning for Athletic Training Programs

October 20, 2012
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Is it possible to have an entire years meals planned based on an athlete’s particular training program? Kelli’s Answer: Although its sounds perfect to have a meal plan that correlates well with a training program, all laid out for a year, in my experience, it simply doesn’t work well (sorry).  This is why I...
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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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