Uncategorized

Behind the Scenes at NAHBS 2011

February 25, 2011
By
Behind the Scenes at NAHBS 2011

I’ll be having a bunch of posts and updates from the 2011 North American Handmade Bicycle Show happening in Austin this weekend, but here is your first look at all the goodness.  I was lucky enough to hang out during yesterday’s set up of the show and get a behind the scenes look at...
Read more »

Tags:
Posted in Uncategorized, Video Blog | 3 Comments »

Boo Bicycles Looking to Get the Word Out at NAHBS

February 23, 2011
By
Boo Bicycles Looking to Get the Word Out at NAHBS

The 2011 North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS) is only two days away, and you can already feel the anticipation in the Austin air.  This year’s show will be a record breaker for number of exhibitors…and with Austin being such a bike friendly city, I’ll bet we break some attendance records as well. I...
Read more »

Tags: , , ,
Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments »

Let’s Celebrate

February 9, 2011
By
Let’s Celebrate

There is a whole lot to celebrate today, and I’m happy you could stop by to join in on the party. Celebrating Sweetness First of all, I’d like to thank everyone who submitted their video entry for the “Sweet” contest we ran with our good friends over at Sweet Leaf Tea.  Based right here...
Read more »

Posted in Contests, Uncategorized | 17 Comments »

Diesel and Pinarello challenge the urban streets

February 3, 2011
By
Diesel and Pinarello challenge the urban streets

Okay, so just recently, the clothing brand Diesel teamed up with Pinarello cycling to create what they have labeled, “Only the Brave – a brand-new urban bike to ride the world’s streets”. I’ll give you some more specifics of the bike in a second…and I’ll leave it up to you to decide how cool or un-cool it...
Read more »

Tags: , ,
Posted in Product Reviews, Uncategorized | 2 Comments »

NAHBS Brings Bike Beauty to Austin

January 28, 2011
By
NAHBS Brings Bike Beauty to Austin

It’s still four weeks away, but I’m totally stoked to be attending my first ever NAHBS (North American Handmade Bicycle Show) held right here in Austin, Texas this year. This is the 7th year for the NAHBS and it’s taking place in the ATX from February 25 to 27. The show began as, and...
Read more »

Tags: , ,
Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments »

The Longest Lasting Tube Ever

January 19, 2011
By

You aren’t going to believe this one….on Monday I had my first flat tire in two years.  Yeah, it’s been at least two years and over 20,000kms on the road since I last had to change a tube.  That’s like an eternity for a road bike tube.  I can’t even believe it myself. The...
Read more »

Tags: ,
Posted in Uncategorized | 14 Comments »

Turn Right to Go Left

January 12, 2011
By
Turn Right to Go Left

Once I get on my bike, crank the pedals, and hit the open road….the last thing I want to do is stop.  I like riding like a mad man for my entire route without having to take my feet off the pedals.  I really, really, really dislike it when I have to stop for...
Read more »

Tags: ,
Posted in Uncategorized | 24 Comments »

Just Say Ho

December 23, 2010
By
Just Say Ho

I really do hope that you all get everything off your #CyclingWishList this year….I know you deserve it.  But most of all, I hope you enjoy the day with your friends and/or family and have the best celebration ever. Merry Christmas, Darryl from Loving the Bike
Read more »

Tags:
Posted in Uncategorized | 8 Comments »

Flooded Eardrums

December 7, 2010
By

I really can’t figure this one out, and I need your help with something.  As you know, I’m cycling Florida for a few weeks.  Now, I’ve cycled in very hot and humid conditions and all sort of weather that is similar to that of Florida….but each ride I’ve taken here, something very strange has...
Read more »

Tags: , ,
Posted in Uncategorized | 18 Comments »

Disney’s Cycling Adventure Park

December 3, 2010
By

We’re spending today at the Magic Kingdom in celebration of my Son Indie’s 5th Birthday.  Yeah, how cool is that?  There can’t be any better place to celebrate your birthday than Disney World when you’re a kid.   Anyway, it got me to thinking about the best possible place to spend your birthday when...
Read more »

Tags: , ,
Posted in Uncategorized | 11 Comments »

Flatter Than Saskatchewan?

November 29, 2010
By

Have you ever ridden in Florida?  Well, up until last week I hadn’t….but I’d heard a lot about it. The one constant theme that would echo whenever I’ve heard people talking about riding here is “It’s really flat”. Hey, I grew up in the Prairies of Canada and I know all too well what...
Read more »

Tags: , ,
Posted in Uncategorized | 8 Comments »

I Need a Hit

November 19, 2010
By

I’ve been blogging over here at Loving the Bike for about 9 months now and have been loving every minute of it.  I feel that the site has grown in a positive direction and for being such a young cycling blog, it’s managed to hold it’s own within a community of amazing blogs. I...
Read more »

Tags: ,
Posted in Uncategorized | 22 Comments »

Featured on these top sites

Check Out These Sites

Cycling 360 Podcast

Causes

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.

Sports Drink Homebrew

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.

Nutrition Tips