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Keep the Rubber Side Down

December 16, 2010
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Keep the Rubber Side Down

My Twitter friend…turned good close friend, @PedalmanTO, supplies a guest post today that will change the way you look at your life. More often than not, I’ll sign off an email or phone conversation with a friend by saying “Keep the Rubber Side Down.” I can’t nail down a date when it became the...
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Yoga for Cyclists: Loosen up your tight hips

December 2, 2010
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Yoga for Cyclists:  Loosen up your tight hips

Ahhh, what a great ride!  But ouch, my hips are so tight.  What can I do to stretch my hips? Believe it or not, cycling and yoga go very nicely hand in hand.  I’m excited to have Grace Wathen guest posting today with some great information for cyclists.  Being a cyclist herself, Grace knows...
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Thanksgiving (Holiday) Eating Guide

November 24, 2010
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Thanksgiving (Holiday) Eating Guide

As America anticipates the arrival of Thanksgiving tomorrow, there will likely be a few of you who choose to stay in, eat, and watch football instead of getting out on the bike.  Our teammate, Kelli, offers up some great dietary advice for anyone in this situation (whether you’re in the US celebrating the holiday,...
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Cycling – Across Canada Style

November 12, 2010
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Cycling – Across Canada Style

I’ve never cycle toured before, but I sure would like to one day.  To get a taste for what it’s like, today I am posting a story by Maximillian Birkner who did a 9,000km ride across Canada this past summer. I got home from Afghanistan in May and two weeks later I left to...
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Food As Fuel

October 22, 2010
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Food As Fuel

I am very pleased to have Kelli Jennings officially as one of our Loving the Bike Teammates.  She guest posted a great article back a few months ago (Daily Nutrition vs Training Nutrition), and now she will be a more regular contributor to this blog.  Kelli will also be the one mainly responsible for...
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Winter’s Coming

October 15, 2010
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Winter’s Coming

If I was back in Canada right now, I would totally be fretting the arrival of Winter.  In fact, I would already be upset about the cool weather and lack of good riding conditions.  But fear not….I’m in Austin and all is good.  But if you are in the situation of the former, my...
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Up and Comer: Jeremy Durrin

September 8, 2010
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Up and Comer: Jeremy Durrin

Please join me in checking out this guest post from Jeremy Durrin.  He has the drive and motivation to be the next big cycling pro….but over here at Loving the Bike we already see him as a Champion. Congratulations to Paul Prosser from Arizona.  He is the winner of the Licensed Team Cycling Jersey...
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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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Daily Nutrition vs Training Nutrition

July 23, 2010
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Daily Nutrition vs Training Nutrition

We are very honored to have Kelli Jennings, registered dietitian (RD) guest posting today.  I wish I had even half the nutrition knowledge she has.  Kelli’s post contains valuable information that all cyclists and athletes should be aware of. Like many athletes, you may have found yourself reading the ingredients of your favorite sports drink...
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Clive Chapman: How Just One Year and a Bike, Saved His Life

June 30, 2010
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Clive Chapman: How Just One Year and a Bike, Saved His Life

Hi everyone, my name is Clive Chapman from Birmingham, England. This is the story of me and my bike, and how it helped me get my life back. 12 months ago I was a 45 year old married bloke with 2 kids, who stopped riding his bike 10 years previously. That’s an approximate figure...
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The New Champion

May 19, 2010
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The New Champion

We’re pleased to have guest poster, Daniela Ginta supplying today.  Daniela competed in her first ever duathlon this past weekend and as you’ll see in her fantastic description below…it was the experience of a lifetime.  Congratulations on your accomplishment, Daniela and thanks for today’s great post. If you’ve been thinking of competing for the...
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7 Bicycle Fitting Tips to Make You More Comfortable (and Faster)

March 10, 2010
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7 Bicycle Fitting Tips to Make You More Comfortable (and Faster)

As you know, I’m in the process of getting myself professionally fit on my road bike via a virtual fit with Victor from Bicycle Lab.  I am having Victor guest post today to share his wisdom on setting yourself up properly on your bike.  The results of my fit will be posted soon. 7...
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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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