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What Type of Cycling Route Do You Like Best?

April 10, 2013
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What Type of Cycling Route Do You Like Best?

  Whether you’re a road cyclist or mountain biker, there are several different types of route types you can take when going for a ride….what type do you like best? I’m primarily a road cyclist, and my preferred type of ride is one that takes me on a loop from home and back.  When...
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Should You Drink Coffee Before a Ride?

April 9, 2013
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Coffee Before You Ride Question: I love coffee and have managed to cut back from 4 cups per day to just 1 cup every morning over the last 6 months.  If I’m going on a long ride that begins in the morning, is it still okay to drink my coffee before I go? Kelli’s...
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Coconut Oil 101

April 9, 2013
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We get a lot of questions about coconut oil and why we recommend it in so many of our Loving the BITE recipes.  Well, Kelli explains it all in this video for all of you: If you have any more question on Coconut Oil or how to use it, just let us know. Please...
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Congratulations to These Hot Cycling Butts

April 8, 2013
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Congratulations to These Hot Cycling Butts

The winners in our Hottest Piece of Cycling Ass Photo Contest have been determined.  Yes, this one was just a little controversial…but also a lot of fun.  Good job to all of you who submitted your butt photos….it takes a lot of guts to do that. The voting round finished on Friday night and...
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Mountain Bike Pioneer

April 8, 2013
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Mountain Bike Pioneer

I may not be an extreme mountain biker like some of you out there, but lately I’ve been feeling like a mountain bike pioneer….and making it happen on the Grenada off-road trails. On my tropical island of Grenada, there are not too many mountain bikers around…heck, there’s not that many cyclists in general.  There...
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2013 Grenada Tri de Spice Triathlon

April 5, 2013
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2013 Grenada Tri de Spice Triathlon

Grenada was host of a most successful triathlon once again this past weekend.  Yes, it’s the Tri de Spice triathlon and it just happens to be put on and organized by my Mocha Spoke business partner, Marc DeCaul. I’ve heard many times how this is the best run event on the island, and now after...
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It’s Not Too Late to Strengthen Up

April 5, 2013
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It’s Not Too Late to Strengthen Up

The 2013 cycling season is upon us, pretty much wherever you live.  Depending on where your location, each year there may be a period of time where you’re not able to ride outside…and when Spring arrives you’re ready to bust out and hit the road.  The time is now. Wait a minute.  Did you promise yourself...
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Vote For Your Favorite Cycling Butt

April 3, 2013
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Vote For Your Favorite Cycling Butt

No, this is not a joke.  No, we have not been hacked.  Yes, we are asking you to vote for your favorite piece of cycling ass. A couple weeks ago, we invited you all to submit a photo of you (or one of your riding buddies) wearing cycling gear…..but we wanted to photo to focus...
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#30daysofbiking and #30daysofgoodness Has Begun

April 1, 2013
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#30daysofbiking and #30daysofgoodness Has Begun

Today is the official start of #30daysofbiking 2013….and for many it will be the beginning of a love for cycling. Not often does something come along for the sole purpose of creating goodness.  When @patiomensch and @zachamon, launched things on April 1, 2010 I knew right away that this was going to be something good. I...
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Virtually Fixed

March 29, 2013
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Virtually Fixed

  It’s been about three years since I last had a professional bike fit.  Although it was done virtually, it totally helped my performance and comfort on my road bike.  Best of all, my bicycle fit was what started a fantastic friendship with my (now) good friend and Cycling 360 co-host….Victor Jimenez.  If you weren’t...
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A Surefire Way to Cure Vehicle vs Cyclist issues

March 27, 2013
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A Surefire Way to Cure Vehicle vs Cyclist issues

Okay, so I’ve come up with the ultimate guaranteed way to cure the issues found on the road between cyclists and motorists.  Well, actually I’m kind of stealing the idea from my good friend Daniela who mentioned it recently in a comment. She posted this on Facebook in response to my recent “Plea to...
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#bikeschool Has Taken on a Life of it’s Own

March 26, 2013
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#bikeschool Has Taken on a Life of it’s Own

I guess I’ve always known that #bikeschool had a life of its own, but now it’s official.  It’s getting close to three years since @egggman, @bikerly, and I launched the hashtag that rocked the world of Twitter….and it hasn’t stopped since. Week after week, #bikeschool becomes a trending hashtag on Thursday nights, but that’s only part...
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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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