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Let’s Talk About Must Have Cycling Equipment

January 29, 2014
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Let’s Talk About Must Have Cycling Equipment

When it comes to cycling equipment, what do you feel is the bare minimum that every cyclist must have?  With all that is available out there, it’s so easy to get caught up and over-stock yourself with things you don’t end up using…..or not benefiting from.  So where do you draw the line? It’s...
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Let’s Talk About The Release

August 28, 2013
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Cycling can be one of the best releasers from day to day stress, but what if you need something else to act as The Release?  In this edition of Let’s Talk, I’d like your help in building the post by commenting on a couple different things.  First, tell us about the other releasers in your life...
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Let’s Talk About Getting Outside Your Comfort Zone

July 1, 2013
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Let’s Talk About Getting Outside Your Comfort Zone

For this “Let’s Talk” feature, we want you to build the post with you comments on the topic of getting outside your comfort zone…on and off the bike. We always hear about getting out of your comfort zone and how it can make for a radiant life….but what are you doing to make sure...
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Let’s Talk About Cyclists Blaming Cyclists

May 29, 2013
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Okay, so this is the first time that one of our “Let’s Talk” posts is going to go a little controversial.  This time around we’d like to build up the post with comments and discussion from all of you on the topic of cyclists blaming cyclists for what happens on the road. As I...
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Let’s Talk About Portable Hydration Products

May 8, 2013
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Yes, water is still the best source of hydration out there….but we want to hear what you have to say about portable hydration products.  Whether it’s a product like Nuun or any of the others out there…..what do you have to say about them? In this short video I ask you to leave your comments...
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Let’s Talk About Achieving Goals

April 29, 2013
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I just witnessed the most amazing sunset and checked off a life goal at the same time.  So I just had to quickly put up a “Let’s Talk” video to share it all. Have a look and then post your experience of achieving goals (on and off the bike), or sharing a goal you...
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Let’s Talk Mountain Bikes

April 26, 2013
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It’s another one of our Let’s Talk features, and my good friend Shawn is in to get you talking about mountain bikes. Shawn runs the website, www.texasmountainbiketrails.com and in this video he poses an interesting question to all of you….especially if you’re primarily a road cyclist. Oh, and Shawn just happens to be a...
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Let’s Talk Cycling Shorts vs Bibs

March 13, 2013
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Here’s a real basic topic for you…..cycling shorts or bibs?  As with all our “Let’s Talk” posts, we ask you to create the content by leaving your comments, opinions, and tips on anything to do with this topic. Have a quick watch of the video, or just skip on down to the bottom and...
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Let’s Talk About Percent Grade and Climbs

January 28, 2013
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Let’s Talk About Percent Grade and Climbs

This is your chance to share your percent grade cycling stories and comments with us.  This is a bonus, “Let’s Talk“, post but I’m posting this now because I really wanted to find out more about your hill climbing and the percent grade of the hills around the areas you cycle. Have a look...
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Let’s Talk About How Much You Need to Know

January 23, 2013
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We all love cycling, right?  But how much do we really need to know about our sport and industry?  As part of our regular “Let’s Talk” feature, we’re asking you to provide feedback on how much you feel a cyclist really needs to know including your thoughts on pro cycling, technology, and anything else...
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Let’s Talk About the Other Things You Love

December 5, 2012
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Yes, this site is called Loving the Bike and I know we all love cycling very much.  But for this month’s Let’s Talk feature, we want you to tell us about other fun and adventurous activities that you love as well. Maybe there aren’t any others, and that’s cool as well.  But we want...
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Let’s Talk About Your Fantasy Bike Ride

October 17, 2012
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This month we’re asking you to join our discussion about your Fantasy Bike Ride.  We want you to help build this post up by commenting about a ride you wish you could take…but it has to be something that isn’t generally an option.  We want you to get creative and tell us about a...
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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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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.

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