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Nutrition Tip December 25 2010

December 25, 2010
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What can a little water do for you? Boost your Metabolism. It takes about 70 calories to warm your daily 64 ounces of ice water to body temperature.  In one week, that’s ~500 calories burned! Help you lose fat. Fat Breakdown creates byproducts that must be flushed from the system.  Without adequate fluid, your...
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Just Say Ho

December 23, 2010
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Just Say Ho

I really do hope that you all get everything off your #CyclingWishList this year….I know you deserve it.  But most of all, I hope you enjoy the day with your friends and/or family and have the best celebration ever. Merry Christmas, Darryl from Loving the Bike
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How to Get 138 Comments on a Blog Post

December 21, 2010
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How to Get 138 Comments on a Blog Post

I know that a lot of those “how to blog” books and manuals tell you not to worry about how many comments you’re getting, and to focus on how many people are checking out your blog.  But the instant gratification of a comment going up on your post is a pretty hard thing not...
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Biking to Eat

December 20, 2010
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Biking to Eat

There are countless reasons why I’m Loving the Bike, but one of them is definitely due to my love of eating.  You see, I enjoy being lean and in shape…..and when I’m out packing on the miles on my bike I feel as though I can enjoy the foods I love without the guilt...
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Nutrition Tip December 18 2010

December 18, 2010
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Heavy Cream in hidden places Ever wonder why your favorite restaurant’s mash potatoes taste so good?  Or, why you can’t get your omelet to fluff up like that at home?  Often times, chefs will enhance the taste and texture of ordinary foods with heavy cream.  At calories 100 per 1 ounce (~2 Tbsp), EATER...
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World Bike Costs

December 17, 2010
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World Bike Costs

Sure, the price tag on a fancy new road bike can be pretty steep….but we all know how it is so worth it, right?  But the price of bikes got me to thinking….How does the price of my bike compare to what it costs other people around the world to buy that same bike?...
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Keep the Rubber Side Down

December 16, 2010
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Keep the Rubber Side Down

My Twitter friend…turned good close friend, @PedalmanTO, supplies a guest post today that will change the way you look at your life. More often than not, I’ll sign off an email or phone conversation with a friend by saying “Keep the Rubber Side Down.” I can’t nail down a date when it became the...
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Best Job Ever

December 14, 2010
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Best Job Ever

I’ve had some pretty cool jobs in my time, but nothing can compare to the position of Mountain Bike Tour Guide that I once held….oh, and I should also mention that this job was located on the Caribbean island of St. Kitts. Okay, so having a job that puts you on the seat of...
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The 13th

December 13, 2010
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The 13th

It’s my Anniversary today.  Yep, seven great years with “the cyclist’s wife” and still going strong.  It all started with our first date on Friday the 13th of July, 2001 and we continued with the theme of the 13th by tying the knot on Sand Bank Beach in St. Kitts on Saturday December 13,...
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Nutrition Tip December 11 2010

December 11, 2010
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Fruit Juice Remember juice glasses?  The ones your Grandma had in her cupboard and held ~4-6 ounces?  In most kitchens, these are long gone.  When you pour yourself a glass of juice, you’re getting the same calories and grams of carbohydrates (without any of the fiber) you’d find in a piece of fruit, FOR...
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Shannon and I Reminisce Cycling in SKB

December 10, 2010
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Shannon and I Reminisce Cycling in SKB

It might be a tiny little island, but the Caribbean island of St. Kitts is home to some of the West Indies best cycling. Actually, it’s sister island Nevis is pretty dang good for cycling as well.  The area of the twin-islands is 261 square kilometers (101 square miles), with St. Kitts occupying 168 square kilometers...
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There Goes My Gatorade Sponsorship

December 9, 2010
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There Goes My Gatorade Sponsorship

By posting this, I realize that I’ve lost all hope of ever having my site sponsored by Gatorade (or Pepsico for that matter)…but I thought it made for an interesting story so I’m sharing it here today. On one of the routes that I’ve been riding over here in Florida, I roll past the...
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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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