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A Tribute to Team #LovingtheBike

June 22, 2011
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I still look back on the month of April 2011 with freaky fond memories.  It was a such a great month of teamwork, fun times, and bikey goodness.  Being involved in the #30daysofbiking challenge is enough of a good thing in and of itself, but banding together with Team #LovingtheBike and doing this thing...
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Let’s Create More Placencia’s in the World

June 22, 2011
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Let’s Create More Placencia’s in the World

Sixteen miles of natural sandy beach, a virgin mangrove-fringed lagoon, a wonderland of coral-studded cayes, nearby jungle rivers and pristine rainforest Garifuna, Creole and Mayan cultures and ancient Mayan ruins make Placencia the ideal location for the adventure traveler! Sounds pretty nice huh?  Well, they forgot to mention something that makes this place even...
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Make it Happen Monday: What Gets You Out of Bed?

June 20, 2011
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Make it Happen Monday: What Gets You Out of Bed?

I’ve interacted with a lot of our Loving the Bike readers and have a good idea of what motivates people to get on a bike….but what about motivation for life? What inspires you?  What motivates you?  Where do you get your passion?  All these things are related and it is small and large doses...
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An Open Letter to All Cycling Dads

June 17, 2011
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An Open Letter to All Cycling Dads

As we head into Father’s Day weekend, I wanted to shout out with an open letter to all my Cycling Dad counterparts out there.  This is our weekend, and I want you to get out there and celebrate your victories on the bike and those that you have at home with your family. Being...
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An Un-Political Cyclist

June 15, 2011
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An Un-Political Cyclist

Well, you should know that I am probably the most un-political person you can possibly know.  Really.  I definitely don’t know my Right Wing from my Left. To be honest, I have no clue if Obama is a republican or democrat, and I don’t even know who the current Prime Minister of Canada is….and...
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How to Get Published on LIVESTRONG

June 13, 2011
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How to Get Published on LIVESTRONG

  For this week’s Make it Happen Monday post, I’m here to let you know how you can Make things Happen with the LIVESTRONG Foundation. I’m pretty sure that any blogger out there would be stoked to get their article published over at www.livestrong.org.  If you’re a cycling blogger, it’s likely even more exciting....
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Doing Positive Things for Kids, Using Bikes

June 10, 2011
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Doing Positive Things for Kids, Using Bikes

As you’re likely already aware, this whole week we’ve been focusing on Two Wheels, Fast Feet.  To wrap up this series, I wanted to focus on some of the great organizations out there that are helping kids through cycling.  I know there are a whole lot of them around the world, so please forgive...
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Do as I Say, Not as I Do? Set a Good Example for Kids Instead

June 8, 2011
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Do as I Say, Not as I Do?  Set a Good Example for Kids Instead

In honor of Two Wheels, Fast Feet week here at Loving the Bike and at Loving the Run, I’m happy to provide you with another great guest post about kids and the great outdoors.  Big thanks to Kirsten Miller for supplying today’s post. Do as I Say, Not as I Do by Kirsten Miller Maybe you’ve...
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A Letter to my Son

June 7, 2011
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A Letter to my Son

Due to this being Two Wheels, Fast Feet week at Loving the Bike, we’re pre-empting our regular Tuesday #bikeschool post for a great submission by my friend Jim.  He’s a great writer, and super awesome Dad.  Thanks for this, Jim. A Letter to my Son by Jim   Son, Thursday is your last day...
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Make it Happen Monday: Two Wheels, Fast Feet

June 6, 2011
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Make it Happen Monday: Two Wheels, Fast Feet

It’s kids week over here at Loving the Bike, and each and every post will be focused around the Two Wheels, Fast Feet program that we’re launching today. Growing up, the beginning of June was always my favorite time of the whole year.  School was about to let out, my birthday was coming up,...
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Kids and Sports Drinks

June 4, 2011
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Question: I’ve heard kids shouldn’t drink sports drinks – my kid is very active, runs hard, and plays competitive sports.  What’s your recommendation? Kelli’s Answer: Just like you’ve noted in your question, it simply depends on the activity your child is participating at, and at what level of intensity. For most young kids under...
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And the Winners Are

June 3, 2011
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And the Winners Are

With our 2011 edition of the Crank Honors going on for the past couple weeks, it has made for a very exciting May.  If you haven’t guessed, I’m a fan of so many great cycling blogs out there and it’s been nice to see all the love going out to some well deserving websites....
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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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