Archive for December, 2012

2013: The #LuckyYear

December 31, 2012
By
2013: The #LuckyYear

At the beginning of 2012 I declared it to be the Year of the Rockstar.  I told you all to be bold, put a swagger in your step, and make it the year where you make big things happen…..Rockstar Style. Well, it’s one year later and before going out there to ring in another...
Read more »

Tags: , ,
Posted in Make it Happen Mondays | 18 Comments »

What Makes an Epic Mountain Bike Ride

December 28, 2012
By
What Makes an <EM>Epic</EM> Mountain Bike Ride

It’s time for another one of our mountain bike monthly features….this time Greg from Singletracks let’s us know what he feels is an Epic Mountain Bike Ride. What Makes an Epic Mountain Bike Ride By Greg Heil The word “epic” has been entirely overused in recent days, and especially in mountain biking circles. It seems like every...
Read more »

Tags:
Posted in Guest Post, Mountain Bike | 13 Comments »

Loving the BITE: New Year’s Coconut Grape Champagne

December 27, 2012
By
Loving the BITE: New Year’s Coconut Grape Champagne

Cyclists have much to look forward to at the beginning of a New Year.  New rides, new goals, new adventures, new (and old) friends.  And at times of celebration, there seems to be one universal drink:  Champagne.  As we at Loving the Bike look forward to a brand new year, we thought the best...
Read more »

Tags: ,
Posted in Loving the "Bite" Recipes | 5 Comments »

Loving the Bike Has No Age Boundaries

December 26, 2012
By
Loving the Bike Has No Age Boundaries

A couple weeks ago, I found this picture on Facebook.  It was posted by Allen Beuchamp, but more than likely shared by countless cyclists across the web. I’m still not sure what I think of social media, and as I said once before….it does not define you.  But I do love seeing great photos...
Read more »

Tags: ,
Posted in Uncategorized | 5 Comments »

My Wish For You

December 24, 2012
By
My Wish For You

Yep, tomorrow is the big one.  A special day where the world stops to celebrate peace, love, and a bounty full of Christmas presents. Our Loving the Bike family has had its share of present overload in the past, but we’ve really toned things down the past couple years.  This year we’ve totally minimized...
Read more »

Tags:
Posted in Make it Happen Mondays | 5 Comments »

A Mexican Racing Story

December 21, 2012
By
A Mexican Racing Story

My cycling hero, Dex Tooke is back with another incredible story.  We’ve featured this incredible RAAM Endurance Cyclist many times in the past and have published one of his articles as well.  This time Dex shares with us his experiences of racing in Mexico earlier on in his cycling career. A Mexican Racing Story...
Read more »

Posted in Guest Post | 3 Comments »

Loving the BITE: Holiday Menu 2012

December 20, 2012
By
Loving the BITE: Holiday Menu 2012

With another Holiday and another wonderful meal just around the corner, you may be thinking about the foods that will grace your table.  To make it a little easier on you again this year, I’ve scoured the web and Loving The Bite for a compilation of intriguing and delicious whole-food Holiday recipes that may...
Read more »

Tags:
Posted in Loving the "Bite" Recipes | 2 Comments »

Betty Designs: Kits For More Than Just Pretty Girls and Triathletes

December 19, 2012
By
Betty Designs: Kits For More Than Just Pretty Girls and Triathletes

Talk about being impressed by the service of a company…what Betty Designs went through to get me one of their kits is downright incredible. Before getting into the story of how this complementary Graffiti bib short and jersey came to me, let’s talk a little about what this kick butt sports clothing company is...
Read more »

Tags: ,
Posted in Product Reviews | 3 Comments »

Bradley Wiggins: A Big Personality

December 18, 2012
By
Bradley Wiggins: A Big Personality

Last night saw Bradley Wiggins crowned ‘BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2012′ despite an extended field of competitors. Great Britain has experienced a stellar year of sport which included the London 2012 Olympic Games and of course, a historic win by Wiggins and Team Sky at Le Tour de France. The annual event...
Read more »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Motivation | No Comments »

Live Slow…..Bike Fast

December 17, 2012
By
Live Slow…..Bike Fast

I saw someone with a touristy t-shirt sold here in Grenada that said: “Live Slow”.  It totally caught my attention because as usual I’m in need of constant reminders to de-stress and love life. As is the case with many people, I often find myself needing to rush around and get as many things...
Read more »

Tags: ,
Posted in Make it Happen Mondays | 9 Comments »

Grenada Welcomes Mike Gascoyne: Structural Lightweight Solutions Innovator

December 15, 2012
By
Grenada Welcomes Mike Gascoyne: Structural Lightweight Solutions Innovator

Mike Gascoyne is one of the most renowned technicians in Formula One, but his team over at Catherham Composites are set out to make other things lighter, stronger, faster, and more efficient….including bikes. I honestly had never heard of Mike or Catherham before last week, but when my friends from Sailing School Grenada told me...
Read more »

Tags: , ,
Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

The Roads Might Be Safer Than We Think

December 14, 2012
By
The Roads Might Be Safer Than We Think

I’m a huge supporter of all the great cycling advocacy organizations out there pushing for safer roads and improved cycling infrastructure, but I’m going a little controversial on you today and saying that the roads just might be safer than we think. I’ve been living and cycling here in Grenada for over a month...
Read more »

Tags: , ,
Posted in Uncategorized | 4 Comments »

Sponsors

Featured on these top sites

Blog Partners

Cycling 360 Podcast

Causes

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.

Sports Drink Homebrew

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.

Nutrition Tips