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#bikeschool: Vacation Vacation Vacation

May 24, 2011
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#bikeschool: Vacation Vacation Vacation

As time has gone on and #bikeschool has grown in popularity, our online community has forged many friendships along the way. Due to these friendships and a shared passion some class members have been lucky enough to travel across States and Counties to meet up and even ride with one another. Although I have...
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I’m Thankful for Kelli Jennings

May 20, 2011
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I’m Thankful for Kelli Jennings

In all honesty, I’m thankful for the whole Loving the Bike Team. But I wanted to single out our resident Nutrition expert today as my way of thanking her for all the goodness she has brought to our sites. Kelli Jennings and I met almost one year ago exactly.  She was working as a nutrition...
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Cycling Blog Top Dogs 2011

May 16, 2011
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Cycling Blog Top Dogs 2011

It’s that time of year again when we provide the platform to select the top cycling blogs in the World. The reigning champions: Cycling Tips (Road Category), Fyxomatosis (Lifestyle), Brickhouse Racing (Mountain Bike), and Going Slowly (Travel/Commuter) will be out to retain their title of Top Dog in their respective categories.  This year we’ve...
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Final Day for Pre-Orders

May 12, 2011
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Final Day for Pre-Orders

This is just a quick note to let y’all know that today is the final day to get your Loving the Bike Jersey/Kit pre-orders in.  Pre-order deadline is tonight at Midnight EST. I really love how these turned out and have Bob Avery and Groucho Sports to thank for creating such beautiful cycling clothing....
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The Pledge

May 4, 2011
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The Pledge

I’m very honored to provide the blog content for the organization, Please BE KIND to Cyclists.  If you don’t know about them yet, please have a look at all the great things they are doing to support all of us cyclists.  Being involved with them has made me much more aware of the safety...
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#bikeschool: The LTB / Groucho Sports Collaborative

May 3, 2011
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#bikeschool: The LTB / Groucho Sports Collaborative

The Loving the Bike Kits are Here PRE-ORDER your Jersey, Shorts, or Kit at: http://gear.grouchosports.com/category/collaborations. Whether you use your bike once a week to take a trip to do the shopping or pedal through the snow, ice and wind every single day to work like a winter biking loony there are 3 vital components to...
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It’s a #TripleGood Day

April 22, 2011
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It’s a #TripleGood Day

My genius friend, Jim is always coming up with super cool ideas….and when I saw him start using the term #doublegood over on Twitter I just had to jump right in.  I love the feeling that word gives off, and if there were ever a #doublegood day….today is certainly it.  But it’s better than...
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Texas High School Mountain Bike League

April 20, 2011
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Texas High School Mountain Bike League

Through my involvement with this year’s North American Handmade Bicycle Show, I was introduced to a new organization called the Texas High School Mountain Bike League.  We held a couple raffle draws during the bike show and all proceeds went to the league.  Prior to that, I had heard the name a couple times, but didn’t...
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The Youth Button

April 13, 2011
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The Youth Button

In today’s society and North American culture that we live in, it’s as easy as dropping a few thousand dollars, a nip here, a tuck there…..and you can instantly look younger.  In the good old days, people had to search (and work) to find the Fountain of Youth….now it’s as simple as hitting the...
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Life Without the Big Ring

April 6, 2011
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Life Without the Big Ring

It was just last summer that I was living life in the Big Ring.  Being in Saskatchewan and riding the flat prairie roads provided the setting for some great big ring riding.  But then when I arrived in the hill country of Austin last September, that was brought to a sudden halt.  It then...
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Our Dirty Little Contest: Grease Monkey Wipes

April 1, 2011
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Our Dirty Little Contest: Grease Monkey Wipes

If you haven’t heard of Grease Monkey Wipes, I’d like to introduce you to this good old company located right here in Austin, Texas. Grease Monkey Wipes are “multi-purpose cleaning wipes that use an all natural citrus formula for heavy duty cleaning. Each wipe easily removes grease, grime, oil, paint, marker and other messes...
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Did Bob Marley Ride a Bike?

March 30, 2011
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Did Bob Marley Ride a Bike?

I wear a picture of him around my neck, I drink his new beverage, I listen to many of his songs while riding, and I do what I can to carry his “Don’t worry about a thing” vibe within me….yeah, it should come as no surprise that I have huge respect and am a...
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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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