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A Cyclist Crashes “The Running Event” Party

December 10, 2011
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A Cyclist Crashes “The Running Event” Party

Austin has been invaded by thousands of #runnerds this week as the National Running Expo called “The Running Event” rolled into town.  I’m a cyclist, right? So what would I want with a running event?  Well, an expo of this magnitude brought with it a bunch of fantastic companies that cater to both the...
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#bikeschool: MET SineThesis Review

November 29, 2011
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#bikeschool: MET SineThesis Review

After the recent article here at LovingTheBike regarding the cleaning of your cycle helmet, I realised that I’d had my one and only bike helmet for about 5 years and maybe I was due for an upgrade. I used lots of reasons in my head to justify a new helmet but essentially it was...
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“A Very Dark Place” – The Sufferfest

November 11, 2011
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“A Very Dark Place” – The Sufferfest

The logo you see above should do one of two things to you when you see it. It will either fill you with intrigue and excitement about what you have been missing out on and are about to experience, in which case I envy you dear reader… or it will fill you with a...
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Cold Weather Cycling with the Twin Six Fall Collection

November 9, 2011
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Cold Weather Cycling with the Twin Six Fall Collection

Yes, cold weather cycling clothing is necessary even in Texas…especially if you dislike being chilly as much as I do. You’d think that a guy like me who’s from Canada would find even the coldest temperatures in Austin to be balmy sun tanning weather, but that’s exactly why I’m here and not there.  I am the biggest...
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Roks and Bloks

November 2, 2011
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Roks and Bloks

No, I didn’t forget the c’s in the title to today’s post…..this one is all about two secret weapons I always take with me on certain rides.  Yep, I’m talking Clif Bar Shot Roks and Shot Bloks today…..plus we have a nice little giveaway for you as well (see bottom of post for details)....
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I Absolutely Recommend Hemp Hearts

October 13, 2011
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I Absolutely Recommend Hemp Hearts

I don’t often highly recommend things to people (well okay, I do recommend cycling).  But this is one thing that I honestly feel will improve your life and your cycling.   - Darryl It’s not very often that I come across something that really makes me want to promote the heck out of it. One...
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Loving the BITE: The Big Daddy’s Falafel Wrap

October 13, 2011
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Loving the BITE: The Big Daddy’s Falafel Wrap

We’re doing something a little bit differently for today’s Loving the BITE.  Thursday’s are usually the day that our resident sports nutritionist, Kelli, provides you with another one of her fantastically healthy recipes along with the details on why it is good for you.  But today I’m going to post a review about the...
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Going Beyond Ride the Divide

October 5, 2011
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Going Beyond Ride the Divide

If you’ve seen the Ride the Divide DVD or simply read the review we posted about it, and like what you saw….get ready for more incredible videos from these guys in the future.  Mike Dion and Hunter Weeks, producers of Ride The Divide are following up on the success of this video with two more releases...
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Win a Pair of Cycling Sunglasses

September 30, 2011
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Win a Pair of Cycling Sunglasses

As I’ve been known to say in the past….“My Momma tells me I was born with a pair of sunglasses on my face”.  Yep, I honestly can’t remember too many days in my life when I wasn’t sporting a pair while cycling or doing anything else outside. So you just have to know that...
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Beanitos: Should You Become a BeanHead?

September 14, 2011
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Beanitos: Should You Become a BeanHead?

I came across Beanitos due to the fact that my friend @BeanitosApril works over there.  She gave my family some samples and we felt they were one super awesome healthy (ish) snack.  So to find out exactly how good and healthy they actually were, I had April send some to our Loving the Bike...
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#bikeschool: Ride the Divide Movie Review

August 30, 2011
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#bikeschool: Ride the Divide Movie Review

My cycling librarian friend, Krissy is here today to talk about a cycling movie called Ride the Divide.  This is the first one she’s reviewing for us and Krissy will be back again in the future to let us know her opinion on other cycling movies as wel`l.  Krissy is a Library Director who has...
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Random Samplings

August 19, 2011
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Random Samplings

It seems like all of a sudden I have a whole whack of things to review, so today is going to be a mish mash of various products from the world of cycling. Clif Bar – CLIF SHOT I’ve just recently become an Ambassador for ClifBar and I’m pretty stoked about this….so I’m sure...
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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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