Archive for March, 2014

Team #LovingtheBike and #30daysofbiking 2014

March 31, 2014
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Team #LovingtheBike and #30daysofbiking 2014

A few weeks ago, we asked you if Team #LovingtheBike Would Do #30daysofbiking again this year.  I explained how my new cycling projects have taken a lot of time away from me, but would still love it if we once again put our own spin on the #30daysofbiking challenge. Well, the response was pretty...
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This Machete is Not a Weapon

March 31, 2014
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This Machete is Not a Weapon

She was walking alone on a Tuesday morning.  She wasn’t isolated from civilization, but was out in an area without much traffic at that time of day.  She had no other purpose than simply wanting to get some exercise and inhale the impressive scenery.  A man appeared in the distance walking towards her.  She...
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Looking for Windows

March 28, 2014
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Looking for Windows

Anyone who rides a bike understands “the window” − a brief period of time when you head out for a ride because you know it won’t happen otherwise. Could be a small clearing on the weather radar map. Or the time between waking up and having to head to the office. Or sometimes it’s...
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Loving the BITE: Spinach Pesto Over Spaghetti Squash Pasta

March 27, 2014
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Loving the BITE: Spinach Pesto Over Spaghetti Squash Pasta

Summer’s coming, and that means it’s time to stock up on vibrant, beautiful vegetables.  Bring on the Summer Veggies.  Well, maybe it means more than that, but fresh vegetables and fruit are a wonderful part.  And, for the cyclist, summer’s wonderful cycling opportunities combined with vegetable-saturated clean-eating can make for a wonderfully healthy season....
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Loving the Bike TV: Motivational Chinese Food

March 26, 2014
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In this episode of Loving the Bike TV, I explain why you need to act immediately when you feel motivated or compelled to do something.  This week I was inspired by a Ted Talk given by Bono….I hope you enjoy.  Loving Life on and off the Bike. To watch the Bono Ted Talk mentioned...
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Try Out X2 Performance and Win a Pair of Ryders Sunglasses

March 26, 2014
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Try Out X2 Performance and Win a Pair of Ryders Sunglasses

As you know, I’m a proud ambassador of X2PERFORMANCE…..a safe and natural liquid dietary supplement for Increased Energy, Enhanced Endurance, and Improved Recovery. I really want all of you to give this product a trial to see what you think.  In order to receive your free product, they require you to provide your credit card...
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Making a Game Out of Pro Cycling

March 25, 2014
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Making a Game Out of Pro Cycling

Are you the type of person who simply likes to enjoy the sport of cycling, or do you like to make following it more like a game? As with all sports, there are options available for those who want to do more than just watch.  I know my buddy, @steviedexter likes to take part...
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Paradise

March 24, 2014
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Paradise

A man sits down in front of his television set.  It’s not just an ordinary day….it is Super Sunday.  That’s right, it is the day of America’s favorite football game….the Superbowl.  Now this is not just any Superbowl game, it just happens to include his favorite team of all time.  He sits there anticipating...
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X2Performance for the Ride…..and Run

March 22, 2014
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X2Performance for the Ride…..and Run

I’ve previously posted about a great new product called X2Performance, and that I’m an ambassador of their company. Yes, they pay me to promote their product….but you know I wouldn’t do it just for the money.  This stuff is the real deal, and I’m happy to spread the message. I recently received some free...
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The Wave

March 21, 2014
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The Wave

I spent a lazy Saturday morning sipping coffee while watching Ronde van Drenthe, the opening race of the UCI World Cup series in Hoogeveen, Netherlands. It was a rare live online broadcast of a women’s pro cycling event; how could I not watch? It had everything I love about bike racing at this time...
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Loving the BITE: Let your Ginger be your Medicine

March 20, 2014
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Loving the BITE: Let your Ginger be your Medicine

With an average 80 revolutions per minute on the bike, knee flexion and extension occurs about 4800 times an hour.  That’s a lot of joint use.  Perhaps joint overuse throughout an entire season.  It’s estimated that 50% of cyclists experience knee joint pain as an overuse injury, in addition to other joint overuse pain...
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Loving the Bike TV: Believe You Can Do It

March 19, 2014
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Belief is possibly the biggest ingredient when it comes to achieving your goals.  As you know, I’m no runner….but it wasn’t until that first dude ran a 4 minute mile that others knew it was possible and were able to do it themselves.  Same thing with climbing Everest.  Once it was done, there was...
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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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