Archive for September, 2013

The Girl

September 13, 2013
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The Girl

The Girl by Suzanne Deveney I spotted her late one night while heading home.  I was in my car, stopped at the red light when she caught my eye.  The light turned green and I needed to move, but she did not leave my thoughts. The next time I was on my bike I...
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Loving the BITE: Whole-Food Easy Training Fuel, Salted Date Bites

September 12, 2013
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Loving the BITE: Whole-Food Easy Training Fuel, Salted Date Bites

Sometimes, a natural whole-food is just the fuel needed when on the bike.  More often than not, real foods taste refreshing, satisfying, and cause less stomach issues than engineered fuel.  I believe there’s room for both. As you know, I love homemade fueling recipes with minimal ingredients, but I’ll also use and recommend hand-picked gels,...
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Pack On 20% More Weight, and Ride

September 11, 2013
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Pack On 20% More Weight, and Ride

Do you know what it feels like to ride a bike as someone heavier than you currently are?  Yeah, kind of a strange question. The other day I rode my mountain bike to Mocha Spoke and then from there I rode off carrying an additional 20 pounds of stuff in my backpack.  I rode...
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#bikeschool is Circling the World

September 10, 2013
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#bikeschool is Circling the World

During the month of September, the #bikeschool twitter chat is going around the world by having a different “professor” from a different location each week.  It’s a great idea by our very own, Marty Boyd, who has been making sure the most awesome hour on Twitter continues to dominate and bring all cyclists together.  It...
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Is Stress Just Make Believe?

September 9, 2013
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Is Stress Just Make Believe?

Stress – constraining force or influence: as a : a force exerted when one body or body part presses on, pulls on, pushes against, or tends to compress or twist another body or body part; especially : the intensity of this mutual force commonly expressed in pounds per square inch b : the deformation caused in a body by such a force...
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Day and Night

September 6, 2013
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Day and Night

We’ve got another beautifully painted ride report and photo from @soozed….and we’d like to officially introduce her as one of our Loving the Bike team members.  Yes, she’ll be posting on a regular basis over here and I’m so excited about it. Day and Night by Suzanne Deveney Black and white. Good and evil....
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Loving the BITE: Easy Tasty Raspberry Chicken to Keep Your Muscles in Recovery Mode

September 5, 2013
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Loving the BITE: Easy Tasty Raspberry Chicken to Keep Your Muscles in Recovery Mode

Need a quick, healthy dinner idea? Who doesn’t? Between work, training, family, the commute, and any other responsibilities, most cyclists have little time for cooking and often are tempted by eating out or buying boxed meals at the store. But, this is not always the best answer.  Convenience foods and most fast foods have a...
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Showers Pass and Nutcase Un-Review

September 4, 2013
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Showers Pass and Nutcase Un-Review

How do you write a review when you like a product, but haven’t actually tried it out for yourself?  Well, I’ve had a couple items around here that I just haven’t been able to put a review together for….because I haven’t personally used them. So here it goes….my un-review. Nutcase Bell I love the...
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Anticipation, Realization, Admiration, and the CX Ride

September 3, 2013
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Anticipation, Realization, Admiration, and the CX Ride

A few words about my cycling life in the past week: Anticipation: I GET MY CX BIKE TOMORROW!!!  I GET MY CX BIKE TOMORROW!!! — Ashley Irving (@ashleyidesign) August 25, 2013 Realization: MY CX BIKE IS HERE!!!  MY CX BIKE IS HERE!!!  MY CX BIKE IS HERE!!! — Ashley Irving (@ashleyidesign) August 26, 2013...
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Beach Therapy

September 2, 2013
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Beach Therapy

There’s no therapy like Beach Therapy…..yeah, that coming from a guy who grew up in the land locked province of Saskatchewan. I’ve always had the ocean in my soul and absolutely believe in living with the sand beneath my toes, but for most of my life I’ve lived outside of this reality.  But now...
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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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