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A First Time Triathlete Focuses on Good Shoes

March 12, 2012
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A First Time Triathlete Focuses on Good Shoes

My pal Tammy is a cyclist taking part in her first triathlon, and she’s here to tell you about her new Pearl Izumi syncroFloat IV shoes. My Pearl Izumi syncroFloat IV Review by Tammy I am a cyclist and really love being out on the road with my bike.  Although I enjoy it so...
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Make it Happen Monday: Pay Yourself First

March 12, 2012
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Make it Happen Monday: Pay Yourself First

Do you ever find that there just isn’t enough time to get your ride in during the day?  Just like they say in the financial world….try “Paying Yourself First”.  I think I first heard that tagline way back in a book called The Wealthy Barber.  It was the first book I had ever read...
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Starving at Night

March 10, 2012
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Question: I am successfully working toward my goal racing weight (I’m a cyclist), but I find that I am starving before bed.  It sometimes makes it hard to sleep and leaves me feeling nauseous.  Any suggestions that will help without derailing my fat loss progress? Kelli’s Answer: This is a common issue for any...
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Cycling Landscape Photo Winner

March 9, 2012
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Cycling Landscape Photo Winner

We’ve got a winner in our Cycling Landscape Photo contest.  A great big congratulations goes out to Naomi Morris….her photo from the Combe Laval in The Vercors, France received the most votes. Naomi receives the Grand Prize which includes all of the following goodies: 20 x 30 print of winning photo (Provided by Capture Colorado...
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Unschooling: Like Riding a Bicycle

March 9, 2012
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Unschooling: Like Riding a Bicycle

Can you really compare educational styles to riding a bike?  Well, I read an article recently entitled “Unschooling: It’s Like Riding a Bicycle” and I found the correlation quite interesting. Before jumping into this post, I wanted to state that this article is not intended to create some sort of heated debate on what...
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Big Daddy’s Shows it’s Big Heart

March 8, 2012
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Big Daddy’s Shows it’s Big Heart

Big Daddy’s Austin is selling Green Shamrocks for $1 and Gold Shamrocks for $5 in an effort to raise money for Chloe Spanjerberg and the Muscular Dystrophy Association. With one of our sponsors involved in something so awesome, we just had to jump in and help promote this as much as we can.  As...
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Loving the Mountain Bike: Shawn McAfee

March 7, 2012
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Loving the Mountain Bike: Shawn McAfee

Are you Loving the Mountain Bike?  You may have noticed a lack of attention towards this type of cycling here at Loving the Bike, and that’s simply because I’ve been on a mtb once in the past year and a half.  When this cycling website first started, I wanted to make sure we talked...
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Vote For Your Favorite Cycling Landscape Photo

March 6, 2012
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Vote For Your Favorite Cycling Landscape Photo

The voting begins right now to select the ultimate cycling landscape photo.  Oh man, I never would have imagined how many incredible photos would have been submitted to our Cycling Landscape Photo Contest.  The amount and quality of the photos we received was absolutely staggering, and narrowing things down to a top five list...
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Make it Happen Monday: Live.Love.Bike

March 5, 2012
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Make it Happen Monday: Live.Love.Bike

Here’s a little dose of “feel good” from my crazy buddy, Duzer to kick off this Make it Happen Monday.  Once again I’m featuring the Duz one more time, but how can I help it.  This dude just keeps pumping out such inspirational bikey goodness, so it’s hard not to want to share it...
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Look Who’s Loving the Bike: March

March 4, 2012
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Look Who’s Loving the Bike: March

It’s March, and here’s our “Look Who’s Loving the Bike” stories for this month.  Please take a look at what these lovers have to say, and we’d love to hear from you as well.  Submit your “Look Who’s Loving the Bike” story to us at any time. Simone Henderson – Brisbane, Australia “Hard to...
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Out of Control Portion Sizes

March 3, 2012
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Hi Kelli, how do I control my portion sizes?  I feel like I am eating way too much but I’m not sure how to keep it in check. You’ve heard it before, and it’s still true: Our portions are out of control!  I’ve seen a client eat 1000 calories of raisin bran without knowing...
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Loving the Commute: Edition #4

March 2, 2012
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Loving the Commute: Edition #4

This edition of Loving the Commute includes a fantastic commuting video, featuring and edited by Aaron Madrid. Truly Loving the Commute by Aaron Madrid In addition to being a lot of fun, commuting by bike has many other benefits as well.  There are stats all over the internet that point to health and cost...
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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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