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Win a Loving the Bike Jersey

November 15, 2011
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Win a Loving the Bike Jersey

The contest is now closed.  Thanks for all your great merchandise suggestions and for entering yourself in our Loving the Bike Jersey giveaway. Congratulations to @ozarksbiketrail who was randomly selected through random.org. For those who didn’t win and would like any of our Loving the Bike or #bikeschool merchandise, it is on right now at 30%...
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Make it Happen Monday: Create Your Own Culture 2.0

November 14, 2011
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Make it Happen Monday: Create Your Own Culture 2.0

In last week’s Make it Happen Monday post, I talked about one of my life hero’s, Morrie Schwartz, and his quote about Creating Your Own Culture.  As a follow-up to that post, I wanted to dive a little deeper into this topic and talk a little more about following your own star. Consider the...
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Proactive Nutrition

November 12, 2011
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Be Proactive rather than Reactive – Be in control I seem to have a problem when it comes to controlling my eating schedule.  Can you help me out? Although it would be great if we only ate when we were hungry and stopped when we were full, most people struggle with daily “cravings,” emotional eating,...
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We Are Google+ Pioneers

November 9, 2011
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We Are Google+ Pioneers

lovingthebike on Google+ It’s been pretty exciting over at Google+ this week, and we’re feeling sort of like G+ Pioneers over here.  On Monday, Google announced that they had just made it possible for companies, websites, and brands to create a page….so we got right on it.  It’s always hard to be a step...
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Cold Weather Cycling with the Twin Six Fall Collection

November 9, 2011
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Cold Weather Cycling with the Twin Six Fall Collection

Yes, cold weather cycling clothing is necessary even in Texas…especially if you dislike being chilly as much as I do. You’d think that a guy like me who’s from Canada would find even the coldest temperatures in Austin to be balmy sun tanning weather, but that’s exactly why I’m here and not there.  I am the biggest...
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Ask the Expert Bike Tech: Flat Spots on Tires

November 7, 2011
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This week’s question to the mighty bicycle expert, Victor actually comes from me.  A few months ago my road bike tires sort of flattened out…you might even say they turned square.  I had no clue what caused it, but they’ve since been switched out and I’ve got nice round tires once again.  But I...
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Make it Happen Monday: Create Your Own Culture

November 7, 2011
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Make it Happen Monday: Create Your Own Culture

One of my favorite quotes of all time is: “The culture we have does not make people feel good about themselves.  And you have to be strong enough to say, if the culture doesn’t work, don’t buy it.  Create your own.” This is a quote by a man named Morrie Schwartz, a retired college...
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5 Tips to Avoid Feeling Sleepy After Exercise

November 5, 2011
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Sleepiness in Athletes James’ Question: Is it usual to get really sleepy a couple of hours after a ride? I’ve recently started riding at the weekends (though I’m a long-time commuter and spinning fan). A typical example would be a two or three hour ride, in which I drink 500ml of energy drink, with...
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My Riding Buddy

November 4, 2011
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My Riding Buddy

We had Dave Boyd guest post a little while back and he’s such a nice guy and great writer that we just had to have him back once again.  He honestly is one of the nicest people I’ve ever met and I hope you enjoy this beautiful little poem he wrote about his “Riding...
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Look Who’s Loving the Bike: November 2011

November 3, 2011
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Look Who’s Loving the Bike: November 2011

James Fredrickson – New York, NY “As I look back on my childhood, I can’t think of a single great moment that didn’t include my bike in some way.  It was everything to me.  I was my mode of transportation, my pathway to pretending I was Evil Kenevil, and my ticket to freedom.  Now...
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Bonaire Bike Holiday

November 2, 2011
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Bonaire Bike Holiday

Would you like to go cycling on and off road in Bonaire this winter?  Your Caribbean Cycling escape has arrived.  The price is incredible, the location is about as bikey exotic as you can get, and where else would you rather be this February than Bonaire? Bonaire is basically one incredible tropical oasis found...
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Roks and Bloks

November 2, 2011
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Roks and Bloks

No, I didn’t forget the c’s in the title to today’s post…..this one is all about two secret weapons I always take with me on certain rides.  Yep, I’m talking Clif Bar Shot Roks and Shot Bloks today…..plus we have a nice little giveaway for you as well (see bottom of post for details)....
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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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