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Virtually Fixed

March 29, 2013
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Virtually Fixed

  It’s been about three years since I last had a professional bike fit.  Although it was done virtually, it totally helped my performance and comfort on my road bike.  Best of all, my bicycle fit was what started a fantastic friendship with my (now) good friend and Cycling 360 co-host….Victor Jimenez.  If you weren’t...
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Our Top 5 Cycling Tips: #1

February 22, 2013
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Our Top 5 Cycling Tips: #1

We’ve come to the end of our week of cycling tips here at Loving the Bike.  I hope you’ve enjoyed what our crew has had to say, and be sure to have a look at all our other cycling tip posts as well. It’s kind of tough to single out a Number 1 Tip...
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Our Top 5 Cycling Tips: #2

February 21, 2013
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Our Top 5 Cycling Tips: #2

We continue our week of Cycling Tips, with this fantastic nutrition tip from Kelli.  Each week Kelli brings you a Loving the BITE recipe, but along with that she provides a wealth of nutritional information for you as well.  On top of it all, she always let’s you know how certain foods, herbs, and...
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Our Top 5 Cycling Tips: #3

February 20, 2013
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Our Top 5 Cycling Tips: #3

In our Loving the Bike number 3 tip, we discuss the importance of stretching and how it can improve your cycling performance and keep you healthy. In tip #5 from earlier this week, I mentioned how there’s really nothing better than time on the bike to improve your cycling….but now I’m going to explain...
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Our Top 5 Cycling Tips: #4

February 19, 2013
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Our Top 5 Cycling Tips: #4

As we continue with our week of cycling tips, Stevie is here today with #4 for you.  This just might be the first time many of you have heard Stevie speak, so make sure you have your translation book handy….you just have to love that UK accent. Find out what Stevie has to say...
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Our Top 5 Cycling Tips: #5

February 18, 2013
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Our Top 5 Cycling Tips: #5

Each day this week we’re bringing you one of our Loving the Bike Top 5 Cycling Tips.  We do our best to provide cool stuff and interesting tips and information for all you cyclists on a regular basis, but this week we’re coming at you with our top tips. We’re kicking things off with...
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3 Tips for Getting your Bike Through the Winter Commuting Season:

February 1, 2013
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3 Tips for Getting your Bike Through the Winter Commuting Season:

So you are hardcore enough to brave the elements this winter and ride to work.  Good for you!  It’s so much more difficult to motivate yourself to ride in the morning when you know that Mother Nature is not going to gently embrace you with a thousand warm kisses of the sunrise.  No instead,...
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Lighting It Up

November 28, 2012
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Lighting It Up

You’ve never seen me review bicycle lights here before, and that’s because I don’t ride at dusk, dawn, or in the dark…..until now. When we were living in Austin (and in Canada prior to that), I was able to ride pretty much when I wanted to and always had tons of sunlight shining on...
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Top 4 Items for a Winter Bike Commute

November 9, 2012
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Top 4 Items for a Winter Bike Commute

It is pretty easy to get up in the morning, grab a cup-a-joe and hop on the bike to ride to work…when it’s warm out.  However, cold weather presents an entirely new group of challenges.  It seems like the colder it gets, the harder it is for me to just get out of bed,...
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Mountain Bike: Top 3 Tips

October 26, 2012
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Mountain Bike: Top 3 Tips

We’ve teamed up with the guys over at Singletracks.com so that we can start brining our readers more articles on Mountain Biking.  We try to cater to all types of riders of all levels and abilities here at Loving the Bike, but seeing as I’m primarily a road cyclist the focus tends to shift...
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Climbing and the Power to Weight Ratio

August 8, 2012
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Climbing and the Power to Weight Ratio

I seem to always get comments about climbing and how my body type is ideal for battling the hills on my bike.  Being short and light is probably a big giveaway, and the reason for this is because of what’s known as the “Strength to Weight Ratio”….or what I like to call the Power...
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This Tiny Lap Dog Thinks He Owns the Road

July 27, 2012
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This Tiny Lap Dog Thinks He Owns the Road

When I’m cycling down the car-filled roads of Austin, I often feel like I’m like one of those tiny lap dogs who has never looked in the mirror and totally thinks he’s a raging pit bull.  You know the kind I’m talking about.  They weigh 3 pounds and are only a few inches high,...
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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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