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Look Who’s Loving the Bike: June

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

June has always been my favorite month of the year.  Like we do at the top of each month, we’re bringing you a sampling of just some of the people who are Loving the Bike.  Enjoy what our June lovers have to say and we encourage you to share your cycling memories and thoughts...
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Contest Time: One Good Earbud

June 1, 2011
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Contest Time: One Good Earbud

Contest Now Closed: Thanks to everyone who entered our One Good Earbud contest, and thanks to them for supplying us with some sets to give away to y’all.  Three winners were randomly selected from those who left comments (using www.random.org).  The winners are: @simonro, @egggman, and @ayogist.  Please send your mailing address to darryl@lovingthebike.com...
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#bikeschool and Tacos

May 31, 2011
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#bikeschool and Tacos

If you’ve ever tuned into the #bikeschool tweet chat, you’d likely have seen a bunch of tweets that include some sort of Taco reference.  So what is the fascination with #bikeschool and tacos you may ask?  Well, #bikeschool really has a life and identity of it’s own and the more weeks that go by,...
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Make it Happen Monday: Two Choices

May 30, 2011
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Make it Happen Monday: Two Choices

“Hello everybody.  Welcome today to the wonderful world of…you.  Now check it, you have two options…You can eat it or throw it away.”  – Usher As you find yourself starting to read this page, you will find that you opted for one of two options…..read it or click it off.  I’m glad you chose...
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A Self-Proclaimed Geek Takes on Cycling

May 27, 2011
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A Self-Proclaimed <em>Geek</em> Takes on Cycling

Today’s guest post comes courtesy of Aaron Madrid of Lafayette, In.  Aaron was a teammate of ours on the #LovingtheBike #30daysofbiking Challenge, and ended up generating the most points and was the individual winner on the team. Congratulations to Aaron, and I hope you enjoy his post. Cross-Culture Cycling by Aaron Madrid Geeks are...
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They Are My Cycling Heros

May 25, 2011
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They Are My Cycling Heros

If I were to ask who your cycling heros were, how would you respond?  I’m sure some might bring up Lance Armstrong, or one of the other great cycling legends.  Others would likely mention their Dad or another family member.  No matter who your cycling heros are, what’s most important is that you look...
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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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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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