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How Much Water?

September 17, 2011
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Question: How much water do I need? Answer: The goal of drinking fluids before exercise is to be well hydrated before you are physically active. If you have rested for at least 8-12 hours before activity and eat and drink regularly, extra hydration may not be needed. If you have lost fluids from sweating...
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Reveille Peak 100 – The Next BIG Race

September 16, 2011
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Reveille Peak 100 – The Next BIG Race

We’ve all heard of the Leadville 100, right?  Well if you haven’t, here is how the organizers like to describe it: This is it. The race of all races. One hundred miles across the high-altitude, extreme terrain of the Colorado Rockies. Created for only the most determined athletes. Starting at 10,152 feet and climbing...
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Make it Happen Monday: Keep Playing the Game

September 12, 2011
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Make it Happen Monday: Keep Playing the Game

Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.  That line comes from a movie called “Cinderella Story”, which my Daughter Kassi used to watch all the time.  It’s been a while since she watched it, but that quote has always sort of just stuck with me. Sometimes our fears...
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You Deserve To Be Out There

September 9, 2011
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You Deserve To Be Out There

One of the most popular fears I’ve seen from cyclists is the fear of riding out on busy roads.  I’ve seen tweets, received e-mails, and had people mention this following our Cycling 360 podcast on Fear.  It’s a valid concern and unfortunately it is something that keeps some people from riding their bikes. So...
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Let’s Talk About What It’s Like

September 7, 2011
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We’re back with another segment in our “Let’s Talk” series of posts and this time around we’re talking about how you’d explain what it’s like to ride a bike to someone who’s never seen or ridden a bike in their lives. I’ve really been loving the response and comments we get from all of...
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Make it Happen Monday: Simple Life Part 2

September 5, 2011
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Make it Happen Monday: Simple Life Part 2

Last week’s Make it Happen Monday post was all about Living Simply in a not so simple Society and it sure did generate a lot of great feedback.  Some people left comments on the post, but a few others e-mailed me with fantastic personal feelings and their craving for a more simple life.  After...
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Look Who’s Loving the Bike: September

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

David Buscarello – New York, NY “As a kid I rode everywhere in the neighborhood all day every day when weather permitted. Later I delivered newspapers by bike, full set of baskets on my Raleigh Sports 3 speed. Later on got the Raleigh Grand Prix, that was my mode of transport as a teen...
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Corn Syrup

September 3, 2011
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Corn Syrup and Sweeteners Question: Hi Kelli, I like to sweeten my tea and things like oatmeal with something to help make it taste better to me.  I had been using a little corn syrup but have read a lot of negative things on it.  Can you help me out on what is best...
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A Kind Bicycle Heart

September 2, 2011
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A Kind Bicycle Heart

Our Loving the Bike friend, Kip Luce has supplied some great winter riding videos to us in the past…and this time he’s back with something that I find absolutely incredible.  Kip is the epitome of a dude who wants to use bikes to do good things for the world.  He’s supplied people in need...
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Loving the BITE: Pan-Fried Tofu with Lemongrass

September 1, 2011
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Loving the BITE: Pan-Fried Tofu with Lemongrass

Doufu anyone?  Not a typo; just a little Loving the Bite trivia.  This week’s key ingredient, tofu, is a staple of Asian cuisine, and just happens to go by “doufu” in China (“tofu” in Japan).  But what’s that got to do with cycling?  We all know that great cycling requires a healthy body –...
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Do Big Calves Make You a Faster Cyclist?

August 31, 2011
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Do Big Calves Make You a Faster Cyclist?

You’ve probably noticed a lot of cyclists out there with these wicked big calves.  They look great and give an impression of pure strength, but do they contribute to providing more power and speed on the bike? My buddy/blog mentor, Wade over at Cycling Tips is one of these dudes with killer calves, and...
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#bikeschool: Ride the Divide Movie Review

August 30, 2011
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#bikeschool: Ride the Divide Movie Review

My cycling librarian friend, Krissy is here today to talk about a cycling movie called Ride the Divide.  This is the first one she’s reviewing for us and Krissy will be back again in the future to let us know her opinion on other cycling movies as wel`l.  Krissy is a Library Director who has...
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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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