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3 Things Road Cyclists Should Have on Their Feet

September 12, 2014
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3 Things Road Cyclists Should Have on Their Feet

This is the most passionate cycling tip post I’ve ever put up on this website.  There’s a lot of stuff I might suggest, but if there were one thing I felt you absolutely must follow….it’s this.  Well, actually 3 things. All road cyclists should put these 3 things on their feet, and here’s why: Boa...
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Let’s Talk About How You Look in a Helmet

September 10, 2014
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We all know that pro cyclists look like a helmet totally belongs on their head, but what about you? It’s been a while since we posted a “Let’s Talk” question….remember those?  Yeah, it’s the kind of post that gets created by all of you.  We post the question, and you build the content by...
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Goodfluence Bicycle Tour: Cyclist Goes a Year Without Showering

September 9, 2014
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Goodfluence Bicycle Tour: Cyclist Goes a Year Without Showering

I’ve been talking about my amazing friend, Rob Greenfield a lot over the past year….and for good reason.  He’s a world changer and I’m so proud to call him my buddy. All of us can conserve more water, and in this article Rob shows how extreme you can be and still live a normal...
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How to Lose Weight by Cycling

September 9, 2014
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How to Lose Weight by Cycling   Cycling as a form of exercise for losing weight is actually a lot more than just putting one pedal encased foot in front of the other for rather long periods of time; it’s all about balancing routine with training regimes and changes to your diet. The first...
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Right Now – Because YOU Matter

September 8, 2014
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Right Now – Because YOU Matter

I am honored beyond belief to share this amazing #MakeitHappen story by my friend (and Loving the Bike Army General), Eric Hutchins.  All I did was ask if he’d write a post about how the song “Right Now” changed his life, and what I got in response was this incredibly emotional and inspiring story. Right...
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The Night Rider

September 5, 2014
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The Night Rider

This isn’t the first time my cycling brother from down under has posted on Loving the Bike.  Mark (aka @Lycra_Loony) is an amazing guy/husband/dad who lives without a driver’s license.  Yeah, this dude is the real deal and is Loving the Bike every single day. The Night Rider by Mark   After midnight. The...
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Serving Up Soy at Mocha Spoke Cafe

September 4, 2014
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Serving Up Soy at Mocha Spoke Cafe

When you own a café, you see all sorts of drink combinations and creations. I thought I knew it all, but since opening Mocha Spoke in June 2013 I’ve experienced coffee combinations than I ever thought imagined. One of the most interesting things I’ve realized is just how many people are lactose intolerant, but...
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Loving the Bike TV: Let it Slide

September 3, 2014
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Did you know that there is something beautiful in accepting something that could come across as annoying?  Yeah, by letting it slide and being okay with it…..you just might find some hidden amazement.  On top of it all, you’ll help eliminate stress in your life. Have a look at my response to my neighbor blasting religious...
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Goodfluence Bicycle Tour

September 2, 2014
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Goodfluence Bicycle Tour

Over the weekend, Rob Greenfield found himself on the front page headliner of USA Today’s online news section, and was the top listed story at the Detroit Free Press. Okay, so what’s grabbing the headlines is his mission of bringing awareness to the amount of food waste in the United States…..but he’s also doing...
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Don’t Vacation…Travel. #MakeitHappen

September 1, 2014
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Don’t Vacation…Travel.  #MakeitHappen

I’ve never called myself a vacationer, even though I’ve taken holidays all over the world.  To me, a get-away is not a chance to fall into the customized tourist trap….it’s the spirit of adventure.  I call it traveling, and this is so much different from taking a vacation. When I was younger I wrote...
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Biker’s Nausea: Tips to Avoid Tossing Your Cookies on the Trail

August 29, 2014
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Biker’s Nausea: Tips to Avoid Tossing Your Cookies on the Trail

Biker’s Nausea: Tips to Avoid Tossing Your Cookies on the Trail  by Tiffany Hanrahan Mountain biking is an extreme sport; it’s not for the faint of heart or the easily-upset stomach. It’s extremely fun, but the ride is a bit bumpy, and riders are known to get tossed from their bikes as well as...
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Loving the Bike TV: What Can You Learn From a Tortoise?

August 27, 2014
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Yes, a tortoise.  Our family has a bunch of red-footed tortoises and I love just sitting and watching them.  They are amazing creatures and I realized that we can learn a few things from these guys about Loving Life on and off the Bike.  Well, off the bike anyway. Here’s a look at a...
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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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