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Make it Happen Monday: When I Grow Up

May 23, 2011
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Make it Happen Monday: When I Grow Up

I look at those kids who at the age of four know exactly what they want to be when they grow up.  I never was one of those kids.  At least I can’t remember knowing, or ever being told about my childhood pledge of future occupation.  One thing I do remember saying (or at...
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Hydration Tabs

May 21, 2011
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Question: There are times when I put in two hydration/electrolyte tablets into my water bottle when going on a run.  I’m hoping it will give me twice the benefit, but am I correct to think that or is it a waste to put in more than one at a time? Kelli’s Answer: Thanks so much...
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I’m Thankful for Kelli Jennings

May 20, 2011
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I’m Thankful for Kelli Jennings

In all honesty, I’m thankful for the whole Loving the Bike Team. But I wanted to single out our resident Nutrition expert today as my way of thanking her for all the goodness she has brought to our sites. Kelli Jennings and I met almost one year ago exactly.  She was working as a nutrition...
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Cycling Blog Top Dogs 2011

May 16, 2011
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Cycling Blog Top Dogs 2011

It’s that time of year again when we provide the platform to select the top cycling blogs in the World. The reigning champions: Cycling Tips (Road Category), Fyxomatosis (Lifestyle), Brickhouse Racing (Mountain Bike), and Going Slowly (Travel/Commuter) will be out to retain their title of Top Dog in their respective categories.  This year we’ve...
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Make it Happen Monday: Reckless

May 16, 2011
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Make it Happen Monday: Reckless

There’s a lot of words to describe the life that my Wife and I live.  One that definitely makes the list is Reckless.  Now that may not be something most people strive for… believe me, it’s not always the easiest way to live.  We’ve done a lot of crazy things….but that isn’t what makes...
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Bikes Make Life Better

May 13, 2011
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As a proud supporter of the organization called People for Bikes, it makes me super happy when I see them doing cool things.  This week they released a video called “Bikes Make Life Better”, and I’m sure that all of you out there would agree with this statement.  If you haven’t seen it yet,...
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Final Day for Pre-Orders

May 12, 2011
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Final Day for Pre-Orders

This is just a quick note to let y’all know that today is the final day to get your Loving the Bike Jersey/Kit pre-orders in.  Pre-order deadline is tonight at Midnight EST. I really love how these turned out and have Bob Avery and Groucho Sports to thank for creating such beautiful cycling clothing....
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Loving the BITE: Grilled Pizza with Almond Flour Crust

May 12, 2011
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Loving the BITE: Grilled Pizza with Almond Flour Crust

This week, let’s combine 3 all-time favorites: cycling, the outdoor grill, and pizza.  In that order.  We’ll make a crust that promotes health and energy and doesn’t drag us down.  Then, we’ll bombard our cells with the antioxidants of tomatoes, such as lycopene.  To top it off, we’ll reduce belly fat and bodily inflammation...
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Contest Time: Do You Wear Road ID?

May 11, 2011
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Contest Time: Do You Wear Road ID?

Friday May 13 Update: Thanks to everyone who entered our Road ID contest, and thanks to Outside PR and Road ID for helping us out with this.  A great big Congratulations goes out to Roy Smalley who is the lucky winner of a Road ID jersey and ID. Prior to getting myself a Road ID...
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Make it Happen Monday: Life’s Reminders

May 9, 2011
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Make it Happen Monday: Life’s Reminders

Note: This post was written prior to the tragic events in today’s Giro d’Italia.  Our hearts go out to the family and friends of Belgian cyclist Wouter Weylandt.  A sad reminder that we need to live each day to the fullest. “Rise up this mornin, Smiled with the risin sun, Three little birds Pitch by my doorstep...
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Cycling with Children

May 6, 2011
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Cycling with Children

I have taken two great guest posts written for Loving the Bike on the topic of cycling with children and combined them into one big post.  There is a lot of great information in here, so if you have kids and would like to know more about what Alexis and Ron have to share…please...
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The Pledge

May 4, 2011
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The Pledge

I’m very honored to provide the blog content for the organization, Please BE KIND to Cyclists.  If you don’t know about them yet, please have a look at all the great things they are doing to support all of us cyclists.  Being involved with them has made me much more aware of the safety...
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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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