Archive for November, 2012

MiiR Bikes Are Making it Happen

November 19, 2012
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MiiR Bikes Are Making it Happen

We generally don’t post advertorial type articles here at Loving the Bike, but decided to let Travis and the crew over at MiiR put this guest post up because they seem to be doing good things for the World through their business.  Have a read about the things they are doing to help build...
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Top 6 Tips for Healthy Holiday Eating without Piling on the Pounds

November 17, 2012
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Question: I’ve been training hard and have lost a few pounds since the summer season.  I don’t want to slow down my momentum.  Do you have any tips to avoid piling on “Holiday Pounds?” Kelli’s Answer: Yes, here are my Top 6 Tips for Avoiding Holiday Pounds: The “Holidays” are really only a few days. ...
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Bicycles Eat Up a Hummer

November 16, 2012
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Bicycles Eat Up a Hummer

Give us your suggestions of how we can get more people out on bikes, and win one of these cycling t-shirts with a fantastic message. A few weeks ago I was contacted by the guys over at Ban-T Shirts and asked if I’d like one of their new bicycle themed shirts.  I’d actually seen...
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Bicycle Cafe Tagline

November 15, 2012
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Bicycle Cafe Tagline

Last month we held a contest to help us pick a tagline for Mocha Spoke which will be opening up soon here in Grenada.  We had a bunch of great suggestions and maybe we’re just being picky, but have yet to find the winner. We’ve got a great prize pack for the person who...
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Loving the BITE: 2-Minute Curry Peanut Sauce

November 15, 2012
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Loving the BITE: 2-Minute Curry Peanut Sauce

No time to cook?  It’s the mantra of the working cyclist.  Unless you make your money on the bike, your schedule is likely over-scheduled.  Full time jobs, family, commutes, cycling, cross-training and more.  When trying to eat healthy and fuel training for optimal cycling, this no-time-to-cook problem can become a big hurdle. Throughout my...
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Holiday Gift Giving Ideas For Your Cyclist

November 14, 2012
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Holiday Gift Giving Ideas For Your Cyclist

Is there a cyclist on your gift giving list this year?  Here are some great options that are sure to light them up when they unwrap what you gave them. I’m going to be completely honest and upfront with all of you.  I’m an affiliate for every product on this gift giving list, but...
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Staying Safe While Cycling on the Road

November 14, 2012
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Staying Safe While Cycling on the Road

Alf Hart is a lawyer who advises firms like first4lawyers.com on issues relating to road traffic accidents….including those involving bikes.  Sure this guest post is intended to send traffic to their website, but anything that has to do with the notion of keeping us cyclists safer on the roads is fine by me. Staying Safe While...
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Doping – The Long Game

November 13, 2012
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Doping – The Long Game

This year has seen some alarming news stories surrounding cycling and the dark art of doping, some more shocking and unbelievable than others. As we head towards 2013 and an off season that will surely be filled with more finger pointing and name calling, has the future of the professional sport been saved by...
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My Secret Weapon: No Cell Phone

November 12, 2012
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My Secret Weapon: No Cell Phone

Let me tell you about my secret weapon for being in the moment…it’s as simple as not owing a smart phone. It may come as a shock to many of you out there, but our family owns nothing more than a cheap pay as you go cell phone.  We keep it in the vehicle...
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Pedaling for Safer Roads

November 10, 2012
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Pedaling for Safer Roads

We need safer streets for cycling worldwide, and my Austin friends over at the Please Be Kind to Cyclists organization is rising up and taking a stand on the issue. But this post is not only to inform Austin cyclists to take part in the upcoming Pedaling for Safer Roads event, it’s for cyclists...
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Top 4 Items for a Winter Bike Commute

November 9, 2012
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Top 4 Items for a Winter Bike Commute

It is pretty easy to get up in the morning, grab a cup-a-joe and hop on the bike to ride to work…when it’s warm out.  However, cold weather presents an entirely new group of challenges.  It seems like the colder it gets, the harder it is for me to just get out of bed,...
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Loving the BITE: A Tuna Melt Recovery

November 8, 2012
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Loving the BITE: A Tuna Melt Recovery

A game of cycling nutrition “Would You Rather.” Would you rather recover with a sugar-and-whey powdered drink OR a hot, cheesey, melty, delicious tuna melt? I know I’d rather the tuna melt.  Of course, there are lots of options when it comes to nutrition recovery after a hard ride.  We’ve highlighted many good options.  And, more and more, athletes...
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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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Please send us your questions for our Expert Sports Nutritionist, Kelli Jennings to “Ask the Sports Nutritionist“. Kelli Jennings is a Registered Dietitian with a passion for healthy eating, wellness, & sports nutrition. For more information go to www.apexnutritionllc.com.

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