Archive for February, 2015

You Can’t Silence Me or Bob Marley

February 6, 2015
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You Can’t Silence Me or Bob Marley

By some massively cool coincidence, Loving the Bike shares the same birthday with the legend, Bob Marley.  Today, we turn five….and if Bob was still around we’d be clinking mellow mood cans and toasting his 70th. In honor of our special day, I thought it would be perfect timing to share a true Bob...
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Loving the BITE: Fruit Strip Fuel

February 5, 2015
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Loving the BITE: Fruit Strip Fuel

It’s no secret that I often shop outside the “sports nutrition” aisle when picking out training fuel.  Even if you don’t have the time or want to go for full-on homemade fuel, there are real food options for you. One of my current favorites is fruit strips. When I was growing up, they were not called “fruit...
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Riding Outside the Box

February 2, 2015
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Riding Outside the Box

I’ve talked many times about thinking outside the box and doing things differently, but what is this idea of Riding Outside the Box all about? I don’t know about you, but I often get caught up riding the same sort of intensity and mileage almost every week.  Not like that’s a bad thing as I’m...
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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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