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Cyclist Challenges Celebrities to Bike to Oscars

February 21, 2012
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Cyclist Challenges Celebrities to Bike to Oscars

Can you imagine tuning into the Oscar Awards this weekend and seeing people like Brad Pitt, Michelle Williams, and George Clooney rolling up on a bicycle?  Well, that’s exactly what one bicycle commuter fanatic is challenging the hollywood stars to do. I first saw this story posted over at Detroit Free Press, and it totally...
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Make it Happen Monday: The Bike Detox

February 20, 2012
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Make it Happen Monday: The Bike Detox

After having an eating binge out, or big celebration…a Bike Detox is just what you need.  Over the past few months we’ve posted a couple smoothie detox recipes to help you get back on track following a major splurge in the eating department and you can find those right here (Smoothie Detox #1 and...
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Online Bike Maintenance Course

February 16, 2012
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Online Bike Maintenance Course

Do you need to learn some basic bicycle maintenance?  My good buddy, Victor from Bicycle Lab is coming to your rescue.  Victor has a bunch of training programs through what he calls “The Fluent Cyclist” and this maintenance class is what’s coming out next. I’m a guy who’s definitely loving the bike, but I...
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Let’s Talk About Switching Up Your Bike Type

February 15, 2012
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We’re back with another instalment in our “Let’s Talk” series, and this one is about switching up the type of riding you do.  As always, this post will be totally built by you and I’ll simply provide a few words and a video to get you started. We want to hear your thoughts and...
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Make it Happen Monday: Cycling for your Heart

February 13, 2012
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Make it Happen Monday: Cycling for your Heart

Could your Heart use an extra workout this month?  As part of our regular Make it Happen Monday series, we’re hoping to inspire you to take part in the MapMyFitness Quaker Challenge.  It’s a fantastic event being put on by the good folks at Quaker and MapMyFitness to promote the importance of having a healthy heart, and...
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Homemade Sports Drink Recipe

February 11, 2012
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I know there are more than enough sports drinks to choose from on the market, but I’d really like to make my own.  Do you have a homemade sports drink recipe you can share with me? Kelli’s Homebrew Sports Drink Recipe 1) Mix: 48 ounces water 16 ounce 100% juice (any flavor) 1/4 cup...
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Living Without a Drivers License

February 10, 2012
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Living Without a Drivers License

I have huge respect for anyone Living Car-Less or Car-Light, so imagine how I feel about someone who has lived their life without a personal driver’s license.  Actually, it could almost be described as a feeling of jealousy because I wish I could say the same for myself.  To be honest, it’s a strange...
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ARTCRANK…Austin…Be There

February 9, 2012
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ARTCRANK…Austin…Be There

The Austin ARTCRANK show is just a couple weeks away, and if you don’t already have plans to be there…let me kick your butt just a little bit harder.  I’ve been actively promoting and recruiting for this fantastic bicycle art event both online and in person, and anticipation of this show is really starting...
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Bike Poncho

February 8, 2012
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Bike Poncho

Does your bike spend a lot of time being stored outside or subject to potentially harmful conditions? Hopefully not, but if so then a Bike Poncho™ can help you (and your bike) out.  It’s designed to protect your bike while parked on work/campus, traveling on the back of your bike rack, or while being stored...
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Make it Happen Monday: Bob Marley

February 6, 2012
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Make it Happen Monday: Bob Marley

What does Make it Happen Monday, Bob Marley, and Loving the Bike have in common?  Each one has something to celebrate on this fine February 6th, 2012.  Today, Loving the Bike turns two years old…Bob Marley would have been celebrating his 67th Birthday….and Make it Happen Monday simply always kicks off the week with...
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Loving the Commute: Edition #3

February 3, 2012
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Loving the Commute: Edition #3

This is Edition three of a series on bicycle commuting by guest contributor, Aaron Madrid. These posts are all about Aaron’s experiences as a newcomer to commuting, and he’s here to share it with you.  We’re hoping this series will encourage you to become a commuter yourself?  Be sure to check out the previous editions...
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Look Who’s Loving the Bike: February 2012

February 2, 2012
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Look Who’s Loving the Bike: February 2012

Here’s a look at who’s loving the bike for February 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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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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