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Loving the BITE: Sweet Potato Burritos

August 11, 2011
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Loving the BITE: Sweet Potato Burritos

I’m having so much fun doing these Loving the BITE posts that I’ve decided to give Kelli one more week off….considering she just had her baby like three weeks ago, I really think she deserves it.  Kelli will be taking over the Loving the BITE posts again next week. I’ve mentioned before that I’m...
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Daddy’s Got a New Pair of Shoes

August 10, 2011
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Daddy’s Got a New Pair of Shoes

Yeah, I know that line has probably been way overdone, but I just couldn’t resist using it for the title of today’s post….and for good reason.  Not only am I going to tell you about the hot new pair of Pearl Izumi Road Race shoes I just got, but my Daughter Kassi is also...
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Make it Happen Monday: In Bed with a Mosquito

August 8, 2011
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Make it Happen Monday: In Bed with a Mosquito

I was sitting here blank just a few minutes ago trying to figure out what kind of Make it Happen magic I could come up with.  I gazed out into space to think of anything inspirational that I had heard or that happened this week…..something that would make a nice motivating story.  Then came...
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Nevis, A MTB’ers Honeymoon

August 5, 2011
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Nevis, A MTB’ers Honeymoon

Today’s guest post comes from Deb Keiser.  She is a New York-based journalist who wrote this article about one of my favorite places on Earth, so I just had to post it. Formerly a staff travel writer for the New York Daily News, Deb contributes regularly to newspapers and magazines of the Hearst Conn. Media...
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Loving the BITE: Blended Watermelon

August 4, 2011
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Loving the BITE: Blended Watermelon

I’m filling in for Kelli one more week as she recovers and spends some good quality time with that new baby of hers.  She’ll be back again next week and is sure to be full of some great Loving the BITE posts in the weeks to come.  But for this week, it’s my turn...
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Abs at 42

August 3, 2011
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Abs at 42

This isn’t supposed to come across as some sort of vain post, but rather an “if I can do it, so can you” sort of thing.  But by the time you’re done reading this post, I want you to have an overbearing sense of confidence that you can have the body you desire no...
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Look Who’s Loving the Bike: August

August 2, 2011
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Look Who’s Loving the Bike: August

Here’s a look at who’s loving the bike for August.  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 to submit...
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#bikeschool: With a Little Help From Our Friends

August 2, 2011
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#bikeschool: With a Little Help From Our Friends

For today’s #bikeschool post, we thought we’d touch on some of the thoughts our classmates have been having this week.  This is a sampling of some of the #bikeschool tweets that have went out this past week.  As always, the #bikeschool hashtag is pumping out incredible bikey goodness. Toyota’s Mind Shifter – Tweeted by...
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Make it Happen Monday: Live

August 1, 2011
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Make it Happen Monday: Live

A limit set by yourself Intrusion of your life by someone else Creating trouble when joy is an easy option Harsh words Affecting the lives of Children who can’t defend themselves Causing disorder Shattering dreams through jealousy Causing problems through ignorance Implementing regulations which create a need for more regulations Living a Life instead...
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The Fifth Sip Revisited

July 29, 2011
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The Fifth Sip Revisited

One year ago today, I released a post entitled “The Fifth Sip”.  It was an intimate and vulnerable description of my thoughts leading up to the birth of our third child, River.  Back then, this website was still slowly growing and that post never got exposed to as many people as it would if...
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Loving the BITE: Homemade Granola with Hemp Hearts

July 28, 2011
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Loving the BITE: Homemade Granola with Hemp Hearts

Our super awesome nutrition expert is still chilling out after giving birth to her baby girl last week, so I’m back again in this week’s Loving the BITE.  One of the new favorite things for us to make here at home (actually it’s my Wife who’s been making it…and me eating it) is granola....
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Let’s Talk Cycling Rituals

July 27, 2011
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We’ve had a lot of great responses from our past “Let’s Talk” segments, so let’s keep things going with your thoughts and comments on cycling rituals.  Have a look at the short video and then leave us your comments with everything you want to submit to this interesting discussion.  I’m looking forward to some...
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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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