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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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Daddy’s Got a New Pair of Shoes

August 10, 2011
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Daddy’s Got a New Pair of Shoes

Yeah, I know that line has probably been way overdone, but I just couldn’t resist using it for the title of today’s post….and for good reason.  Not only am I going to tell you about the hot new pair of Pearl Izumi Road Race shoes I just got, but my Daughter Kassi is also...
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10% Off Everything

July 25, 2011
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10% Off Everything

Just wanted to come at you with a self promotion of our Loving the Bike, Loving the Run, and #bikeschool merchandise and offer you all a 10% discount from now until the end of July.  The good folks at Groucho Sports are discounting all our products so you can buy yourself some mid-Summer clothing,...
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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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Contest Time: Do You Wear Road ID?

May 11, 2011
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Contest Time: Do You Wear Road ID?

Friday May 13 Update: Thanks to everyone who entered our Road ID contest, and thanks to Outside PR and Road ID for helping us out with this.  A great big Congratulations goes out to Roy Smalley who is the lucky winner of a Road ID jersey and ID. Prior to getting myself a Road ID...
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Cycling with Children

May 6, 2011
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Cycling with Children

I have taken two great guest posts written for Loving the Bike on the topic of cycling with children and combined them into one big post.  There is a lot of great information in here, so if you have kids and would like to know more about what Alexis and Ron have to share…please...
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All Geared Up: The Review

April 15, 2011
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All Geared Up: The Review

  The great folks over at Outside PR represent some smoking good companies, and they recently sent the Loving the Bike team some items for review.  Instead of doing a separate post for each one, we thought we’d get all geared up with these great products and let you know what we think.  As...
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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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