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Creating the Ultimate Cycling City

January 9, 2013
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Creating the Ultimate Cycling City

Have you ever stopped to think of all the great things you’d include if you had the power to design your own city?  Well, if you’re a passionate cyclist you’d definitely want that city to cater to your love for the bike, and I know you’d make it as bicycle friendly as possible. I...
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Spread Love. Love Everyone

January 7, 2013
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Spread Love. Love Everyone

One of the many things I’ve noticed over here in Grenada is how often people spread peace and love….especially the Rastas and Elderly. It’s such a beautiful thing, and it makes me wonder why more of this is not done in other parts of the world.  The other night we were leaving the beach...
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Non-Sugar Nutrition for Cyclists

January 5, 2013
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Non-Sugar Nutrition for Cyclists Rick Asks: Because of my recent gastric bypass surgery, sugar is a huge issue with me.  Eating anything with more than 8 grams of sugar causes me to have major intestinal issues.  I have to be extremely careful, especially while riding.  On long rides I will take Gu packages and...
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The power of #bikeschool

January 2, 2013
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The power of #bikeschool

If you don’t already know about the absolute biggest and greatest online meeting place for cyclists, then you most definitely need to check out #bikeschool in 2013.  If you don’t know the whole #bikeschool story and what it’s all about, have a quick read through our description of this weekly cycling Twitter chat. #bikeschool...
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2013: The #LuckyYear

December 31, 2012
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2013: The #LuckyYear

At the beginning of 2012 I declared it to be the Year of the Rockstar.  I told you all to be bold, put a swagger in your step, and make it the year where you make big things happen…..Rockstar Style. Well, it’s one year later and before going out there to ring in another...
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What Makes an Epic Mountain Bike Ride

December 28, 2012
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What Makes an <EM>Epic</EM> Mountain Bike Ride

It’s time for another one of our mountain bike monthly features….this time Greg from Singletracks let’s us know what he feels is an Epic Mountain Bike Ride. What Makes an Epic Mountain Bike Ride By Greg Heil The word “epic” has been entirely overused in recent days, and especially in mountain biking circles. It seems like every...
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Loving the Bike Has No Age Boundaries

December 26, 2012
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Loving the Bike Has No Age Boundaries

A couple weeks ago, I found this picture on Facebook.  It was posted by Allen Beuchamp, but more than likely shared by countless cyclists across the web. I’m still not sure what I think of social media, and as I said once before….it does not define you.  But I do love seeing great photos...
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My Wish For You

December 24, 2012
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My Wish For You

Yep, tomorrow is the big one.  A special day where the world stops to celebrate peace, love, and a bounty full of Christmas presents. Our Loving the Bike family has had its share of present overload in the past, but we’ve really toned things down the past couple years.  This year we’ve totally minimized...
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A Mexican Racing Story

December 21, 2012
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A Mexican Racing Story

My cycling hero, Dex Tooke is back with another incredible story.  We’ve featured this incredible RAAM Endurance Cyclist many times in the past and have published one of his articles as well.  This time Dex shares with us his experiences of racing in Mexico earlier on in his cycling career. A Mexican Racing Story...
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Betty Designs: Kits For More Than Just Pretty Girls and Triathletes

December 19, 2012
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Betty Designs: Kits For More Than Just Pretty Girls and Triathletes

Talk about being impressed by the service of a company…what Betty Designs went through to get me one of their kits is downright incredible. Before getting into the story of how this complementary Graffiti bib short and jersey came to me, let’s talk a little about what this kick butt sports clothing company is...
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Live Slow…..Bike Fast

December 17, 2012
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Live Slow…..Bike Fast

I saw someone with a touristy t-shirt sold here in Grenada that said: “Live Slow”.  It totally caught my attention because as usual I’m in need of constant reminders to de-stress and love life. As is the case with many people, I often find myself needing to rush around and get as many things...
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Grenada Welcomes Mike Gascoyne: Structural Lightweight Solutions Innovator

December 15, 2012
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Grenada Welcomes Mike Gascoyne: Structural Lightweight Solutions Innovator

Mike Gascoyne is one of the most renowned technicians in Formula One, but his team over at Catherham Composites are set out to make other things lighter, stronger, faster, and more efficient….including bikes. I honestly had never heard of Mike or Catherham before last week, but when my friends from Sailing School Grenada told me...
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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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