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Nutrition Tip August 14 2010

August 14, 2010
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Pita Chips Do you sometimes crave chips or pita chips?  It seems like buying a bag of pita chips is a healthy alternative to regular potato chips……they are a better choice, but with many of them being made from enriched flour why not avoid them and make your own. They are so easy to...
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A Hero, Fallen

August 13, 2010
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A Hero, Fallen

Let me tell you right now that today’s post has absolutely nothing to do with cycling.  I’ve had a few close calls in the past, but for the first time…after doing cycling blogs for the past six months, I’m deviating from what this blog is all about. The reason?  Because I am way overdue...
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Darryl vs The Wind

August 11, 2010
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Darryl vs The Wind

The battle stems back to when I first took up waterskiing.  That was over 20 years ago, so this fighting goes back a couple decades.  The ongoing combat, of course, is with my opponent “The Wind”.  My arch rival, my nemesis, my fiercest adversary. Growing up in Saskatchewan you learn to deal with a...
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#bikeschool

August 10, 2010
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#bikeschool

Call it a consortium….like some sort of Motley Crue or something.  But all it really is, is a bunch of people getting together to talk about what they have learned about life while being out on their bikes.  It’s as simple as that. A few weeks ago, my buddy @bikerly tweeted me a message...
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Duzer Down

August 9, 2010
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Duzer Down

My internet buddy, Ryan Van Duzer (aka Duzer), takes off tomorrow morning on another incredible cycling adventure.  This time he’ll be pedaling down the west coast, 3,000 miles from Vancouver to Cabo San Lucas.  What’s the occasion this time, you ask?  Well, he lists three fantastic reason for taking the journey: Travel at a...
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Nutrition Tip August 7 2010

August 7, 2010
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Be on the look out for products that include high fructose corn syrup.  Not only is it high in calories, but it doesn’t trigger the body to feel full. Products that use sugar instead of high fructose corn syrup are actually better for this reason….think of that next time you’re sipping a soda.
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Escape From Alcatraz

August 6, 2010
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Escape From Alcatraz

When my good friend, Tyler Robinson, told me he had won an entry to the 2010 Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon, I knew right away that I needed him to provide a guest post about it.  You see, Tyler has an incredible sense of humor in his writing and I had no doubt he would...
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Are You Loving The Foam Roller?

August 4, 2010
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Are You Loving The Foam Roller?

A couple weeks ago we had a post with 4 Good Cycling Stretches.  These are our picks for keeping those cycling legs of yours all loose and performing the way they should.  Following the post, our Loving the Bike pal, @StevieDexter asked if we could suggest some post ride self massage tactics for the...
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Look Who’s Loving the Bike – August

August 2, 2010
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Look Who’s Loving the Bike – August

I Am….. We’ve been running the monthly “Look Who’s Loving the Bike” feature now for six months, but I have yet to give my story as to why I am Loving the Bike.  At the top of each month we feature great cycling stories and memories of why people are loving the bike.  Please...
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Nutrition Tip July 31 2010

July 31, 2010
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Whole Grains Whole grains and whole grain products contain some valuable antioxidants that aren’t found in fruits and vegetables.  They also contain B vitamins as well as Vitamin E, Magnesium, Iron, and Fibre. So how do you get them?  Using whole wheat flour in your recipes is one way.  You can also look for...
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The Fifth Sip

July 30, 2010
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The Fifth Sip

I remember the day very well.  It was just over a year ago, June 23rd 2009.  I was in our bedroom and my wife was lying down on the bed….out of nowhere she says, “Darryl, I’m pregnant”.  My heart immediately sunk…..Child Number 3 was on the way.  We hadn’t planned this, so I was...
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Contest Time: Michelin Sweepstakes

July 27, 2010
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Contest Time: Michelin Sweepstakes

We’re giving away $100 just for entering the Michelin Bicycle, Mountain Bike Contest And the winner is: Hi, Amanda here. So, I had a really tough time choosing a winner.  I had fun reading all the posts, and I want everyone to win!! Ultimately, I had to pick just one winner.  Since I’m such...
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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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