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Make it Happen Monday: Money Fame Power Lifestyle

April 2, 2012
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Make it Happen Monday: Money Fame Power Lifestyle

I feel there are four main ways to categorize how people are motivated…Money, Power, Fame, and Lifestyle.  There are others, (home security, location, respect, etc) but in my opinion these are the big ones.  Based on these motivational catalysts, we make our choices and move forward along our journey….all the while feeding this inherent...
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Look Who’s Loving the Bike: April 2012

April 1, 2012
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Look Who’s Loving the Bike: April 2012

Here’s a look at who’s loving the bike for April 2012.  At the top of each month we like to feature the amazing stories and memories of people who are loving the bike.  Please take a look at what these lovers have to say.  Hey…..and we’d love to hear from you as well….feel free...
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F*#@ing Traffic Lights

March 30, 2012
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F*#@ing Traffic Lights

Although I am totally Loving the Bike, I can most definitely live without having to ride amongst traffic lights.  If you know me at all, you’d know that you don’t generally hear swear words coming out my mouth, tweets, or anything else….but I feel like I’m sometimes a completely different person when I’m on...
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Help Design Our New Kit

March 29, 2012
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Help Design Our New Kit

This is your chance to help create the new Loving the Bike cycling kit.  By now, I’m sure you’ve all seen the hot new #bikeschool kit design and have your pre-orders in…and now it’s time to get our new kit together.  Once again, we’ll be having @bobridesabike as the design captain but we need your...
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Loving the BITE: Roasted Salmon with Parsley Walnut Relish

March 29, 2012
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Loving the BITE: Roasted Salmon with Parsley Walnut Relish

Ancient Greeks used parsley to adorn their champions.  This week, we’re gonna eat it.  Parsley is much more than a decoration or a trophy, it’s a Super Food that can fight and reduce risk of cancer, neutralize free radicals that damage cells, give you a healthy smile, and promote heart health.  In this week’s...
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A One Paragraph Review of 5 Cycling Books

March 28, 2012
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A One Paragraph Review of 5 Cycling Books

Seems like there is an overload of bicycle inspired books out there right now, and we’re here to give you a one paragraph review of five of them.  We’re just giving you a quick review of each one so that you can spend your reading time on the books themselves, and not the review....
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Make it Happen Monday: The Cycling Monk

March 26, 2012
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Make it Happen Monday: The Cycling Monk

You don’t have to be a Tibetan Monk in order to know where you come from and what you stand for.  We all know ourselves better than anyone else… but what is necessary is a constant connection with this identity.  All of us are cyclists, and that alone speaks a lot of the kind...
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Can You Spot the Cyclist?

March 23, 2012
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Can You Spot the Cyclist?

Of course you can….you’re a cycling fanatic with bikes on the brain.  Most of you have probably already picked out the frame type and components of that tiny little bike as well.  But many drivers out there are not like us, and I feel it’s because of this that a lot of the instances...
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Let’s Talk Buying Online vs LBS

March 21, 2012
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We want your thoughts and opinions on buying online versus your Local Bike Shop.  As always, this “Let’s Talk” post will be created entirely by our readers so we’re asking you to leave a comment about this subject.  The video below is just a short introduction to get things started, and we’re relying on...
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Make it Happen Monday: Today vs Tomorrow Challenge

March 19, 2012
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Make it Happen Monday: Today vs Tomorrow Challenge

Do you ever struggle between the idea of “living each day like it’s your last” and “preparing for your future”?  I know I definitely do, and it can sometimes make life…interesting, to say the least. I’m a firm believer in living out your dreams, today, and not putting things off until tomorrow.  But on...
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Remember to Eat While Riding

March 17, 2012
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Question: I have the hardest time remembering to eat while cycling, especially long rides.  Sounds stupid, but any tips for remembering? Kelli’s Answer: You’re not alone…many athletes simply forget to fuel while cycling, running, etc. Here’s 4 tips to help you out: It has to be readily available.  This is why I’m a fan of camelbaks/hydration...
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Team #LovingtheBike does #30daysofbiking Prize Pack

March 16, 2012
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Team #LovingtheBike does #30daysofbiking Prize Pack

In just over two weeks, Team #LovingtheBike will be taking on #30daysofbiking once again.  The team roster is filling up nicely and we’re still recruiting for any others who want to add an extra element to this year’s #30daysofbiking challenge. What I loved best about this event last year was the great community, comradeship,...
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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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