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Water Bottles Revisited – The Clean Bottle

October 18, 2010
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Water Bottles Revisited – The Clean Bottle

Back in June, we posted an article about How to Clean Your Water Bottle – Shake What Your Mama Gave You. We went over some cleaning methods for plastic and aluminum bottles, and talked about the importance of having a clean water bottle.  There were some great replies, including one from our Cyclelicious friend, Richard,...
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Measure for Success – Mac Mondays #2

September 13, 2010
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Measure for Success – Mac Mondays #2

SizeMyBike is a simple iPhone app to help new and existing riders properly fit a bike.  Users input six body measurements (height, inseam, sternum, arm length, foot length, and shoulder width) and SizeMyBike will compute the optimal geometry of a road bike or a mountain bike. The maker of the app says that the...
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The Sufferfest: Indoor Cycling Motivation

July 9, 2010
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The Sufferfest: Indoor Cycling Motivation

For quite a while now I’ve been wanting to check out “The Sufferfest” cycling training videos. David from Sufferfest Studios, Singapore sent me their videos a few weeks ago but since it’s not exactly indoor training season I haven’t been able to give them a test run.  This past Monday there was a torrential...
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Better Man….Better Dad….Better Cyclist

June 7, 2010
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Better Man….Better Dad….Better Cyclist

With just under two weeks until Father’s Day, time is running short on finding something for that cycling dad in your life.  I’m a dad, right…so I know there is never a shortage of great cycling gift ideas.  This year, I actually couldn’t wait for father’s day and bought myself a gift back in...
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Help: I Need Shot Roks

May 28, 2010
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Help: I Need Shot Roks

Because I’ll only endorse something that I completely love and am excited about, there are not very many cycling nutritional products that I’ve promoted.  In fact, there’s only been three…..Nuun, VegeGreens, and now Shot Roks.  Sure, there are other great products out there, but these are the only three that I’ve come across so...
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Put This In Your Cupboard

May 10, 2010
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Put This In Your Cupboard

Disclosure: When I wrote this post, I had absolutely no affiliation with Progressive (the makers of VegeGreens).  I simply liked their product and wanted everyone to know how I felt.  As always, the Loving the Bike reviews is totally and completely a 100% honest review. Anyway, after the post went out Progressive found out...
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Hardest Review Ever

April 19, 2010
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Hardest Review Ever

For the past month I have tried to sit down and lay out a review of two different products…..Action Wipes and CarboRocket. Both of these companies sent me samples of their products for the purpose of reviewing it on this website, and although this has been super tough for me I am finally going...
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I’ve Officially Been Pimped…uhhh…Fit

March 29, 2010
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I’ve Officially Been Pimped…uhhh…Fit

Three weeks ago today, I started my virtual bike fit process with Victor from Bicycle Lab.  I’ve explained the pre-fit and mid-fit process previously, and have shared my comments…and it’s time to wrap it all up with my post-fit review. It didn’t actually take three full weeks to complete the process.  We pretty much...
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Fit To Get Fitted

March 8, 2010
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When I upgraded to my new Trek Madone last April, one of the things I was hoping to get out of it was a spectacular fit that provided me with hour upon hour of comfort to go along with increased performance from the bike.  It’s been a great road bike, and really can’t complain...
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Are we Loving Nuun?

February 12, 2010
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Are we Loving Nuun?

Loving the Bike will periodically be doing cycling related product reviews. Continue to check back with us for future reviews, and contact us if there is a specific product that you’d like our opinion on. Most reviews will be on supplements and nutrition products because they interest us and we feel we can provide...
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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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