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Review and Giveaway: Bike2Power for the iPhone and Smartphone

April 25, 2012
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Review and Giveaway: Bike2Power for the iPhone and Smartphone

Are you looking to generate power for your electrical device while on the bike?  Our friend @bobridesabike is here to give you one super detailed review of the Spin POWER 4 for the iPhone 4, made by Bike2Power. Oh, and be sure to make your way down to the bottom of his review for details on...
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Pro Cycling: Hear Me ROAR

April 24, 2012
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Pro Cycling: Hear Me ROAR

If you don’t already know about The Roar, let me introduce you to a fantastic opinion based source for pro cycling articles.  The Roar is Australia’s leading sports opinion website, combining expert columnists with edited fan-written sports articles….and I just so happen to be their new cycling editor. If you know me, you’ll know that I wouldn’t get...
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Make it Happen Monday: Paint a Smile on the World

April 23, 2012
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Make it Happen Monday: Paint a Smile on the World

I’ve mentioned this previously in a few social media posts, but I really would like to Paint a Smile on the World.  I’m not sure exactly how to describe it, but I get an overwhelmingly great feeling throughout my body when I pass by people who are laughing and smiling together.  Call me corny,...
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Family and Bikes…The Rest is Just Stuff

April 20, 2012
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Family and Bikes…The Rest is Just Stuff

Yeah, it’s true.  There really are only two things that matter to me…..my Family, and Cycling.  Seriously, if I could fill my days with nothing other than these two things I would consider myself an utter success.  My Family and the Bike matter so much to me, that I’ve spent the past few years...
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Win a Viva La Bicicleta T-Shirt

April 18, 2012
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Win a Viva La Bicicleta T-Shirt

Like many of you, I have a ton of cycling T-shirts….but one of my favorites has got to be my Viva la Bicicleta.  Not only does it feel good and look great, but the philosophy behind the company is one that I totally believe in and support: “Our philosophy is simple: get everyone out...
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Make it Happen Monday: Perfection

April 16, 2012
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Make it Happen Monday: Perfection

Do you strive for perfection in all that you do?  Of course we all set out to do our best in all we’re involved with….including cycling, but is the pursuit of perfection hampering you from the results you are looking for?  Have a read through what my man, Joel from Reasons2Ride has to say...
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Posted in Guest Post, Motivation | 12 Comments »

How to Cure Leg Cramps at Night

April 14, 2012
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Steven’s Question: I’ve been having leg cramps in the middle of the night.  What is something to take/drink after my rides that can help me with post-recovery?  I’m limited because I’m diabetic and really have to watch the sugar/carb intake. Kelli’s Answer: Thanks so much for your question!  There’s a few aspects of nutrition...
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Win a Custom or Pre-Designed Cycling Shirt

April 13, 2012
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Win a Custom or Pre-Designed Cycling Shirt

I know so many people who have always wanted to design their own t-shirt, and I’m here today to offer you that chance if you are one of these people.  The good folks over at Fibers are offering one of our Loving the Bike readers the opportunity to create your own, or choose from one...
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Let’s Talk About Riding at Different Times of Day

April 11, 2012
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What is your ideal time of day to ride your bike, and why? I spent a couple days on Lake Dunlap (outside of New Braunfels, Texas) last week and in the video below I throw out this question based on riding at different times of the day.  As with all our “Let’s Talk” posts,...
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Make it Happen Monday: Operation Opportunity

April 9, 2012
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Make it Happen Monday: Operation Opportunity

At one point in my life I was faced with a decision, and the wisdom that was provided to me was “Always Walk in the Direction of Opportunity”.  That statement has stuck with me these past 12 or so years and it’s been the reasoning behind my move to St. Kitts, my first move...
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The Less You Own, The Less That Owns You

April 7, 2012
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The Less You Own, The Less That Owns You

Our Family has been in need of an escape from media, noise, and stuff….and a few days on Lake Dunlap earlier this week gave us the remedy we were looking for. We spent from Monday morning through Wednesday evening with no internet, no tv, and no phones.  It was nothing but Family fun and...
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Cycling Safari on the Elephant Highway

April 7, 2012
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Cycling Safari on the Elephant Highway

Have you ever wondered what a cycling adventure in Africa would be like?  Sumreen Azam shares his story of a 1576 km journey known as the Elephant Highway. After putting this post up and getting a response from Paul who works for Tour d’ Afrique I was about to pull it and take it off...
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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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