Archive for February, 2014

#bikeschool and Beyond

February 11, 2014
By
#bikeschool and Beyond

It’s not bragging if it’s true….right?  Well if you know me, you’ll know that I don’t generally talk all big and mighty about myself and the things I’m involved in.  But saying that #bikeschool is the coolest and greatest Twitter chat is just the dang truth. Each week I love reading the tweets about...
Read more »

Posted in #bikeschool | No Comments »

Innocence

February 10, 2014
By
Innocence

There is a word in the English language so precious it can only be used in special sentences. It can only be uttered when describing the world’s most valuable things.  Most of the time, only used for a period of one’s life. A word, where if used to depict human nature, would result in...
Read more »

Posted in Make it Happen Mondays | 1 Comment »

All this for a bike swap?

February 7, 2014
By
All this for a bike swap?

The alarm went off before sunrise. After all, if you’re going to drive almost three hours to a bike swap, you need to get an early start. I glanced out the window and my first thought was that it was foggy outside. No, it was in fact, snowing. Again. Winter in Chicago has been...
Read more »

Posted in Photos, Uncategorized | 5 Comments »

Celebrating with Bob

February 6, 2014
By
Celebrating with Bob

It’s not the first time I’ve mentioned that our Loving the Bike birthday falls on the same day as that of Bob Marley.  I swear I never intentionally launched this site to coincide with him.  But here I am celebrating four years of Loving the Bike along with my man, Bob, who would have...
Read more »

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

Loving the Bite: Powerhouse Lunch and Condiment Swap

February 6, 2014
By
Loving the Bite: Powerhouse Lunch and Condiment Swap

How would you describe your afternoons? Energized and productive? Ready for a great ride? Or lethargic and ready for a nap? If the latter, you may want to take a look at your lunch.  If it’s typically loaded down with processed foods and refined carbohydrates, you may feel a whole lot better by swapping...
Read more »

Posted in Loving the "Bite" Recipes | No Comments »

At What Point Do You Need More?

February 5, 2014
By
At What Point Do You Need More?

No matter how hard I plan on pushing things, I’m able to knock out a ride of 30 miles or less without thinking about it too much.  I don’t do any additional preparation, don’t bring extra water, and don’t use any hydration tabs, gels, bloks, or anything else.  But, when I go over that...
Read more »

Posted in Uncategorized | 9 Comments »

Latest and Greatest

February 4, 2014
By
Latest and Greatest

A couple of weeks ago I was thinking about past discussions I’ve had regarding the latest and greatest cycling gear. I was all fired up and had written a line to sum up my thoughts: “who the *bleep* needs the latest and greatest. Just go ride.” Darryl wrote a post about “must have” cycling...
Read more »

Posted in Guest Post | 2 Comments »

Inner Discovery

February 3, 2014
By
Inner Discovery

For over three years now, I’ve been sending out a Make it Happen post each Monday…..and what I’ve always thought I was doing was sending out positive, inspiring pieces of writing mixed in with my own thoughts of the world.  Basically I’ve been pumping out self-improvement messages just like many of today’s best sellers and...
Read more »

Posted in Make it Happen Mondays | 11 Comments »

Sponsors

Featured on these top sites

Check Out These Sites

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