A Self-Proclaimed Geek Takes on Cycling

27
May
2011
A Self-Proclaimed <em>Geek</em> Takes on Cycling

Today’s guest post comes courtesy of Aaron Madrid of Lafayette, In.  Aaron was a teammate of ours on the #LovingtheBike #30daysofbiking Challenge, and ended up generating the most points and was the individual winner on the team. Congratulations to Aaron, and I hope you enjoy his post. Cross-Culture Cycling by Aaron Madrid Geeks are...
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Loving the BITE: Great Gaucamole

26
May
2011
Loving the BITE: Great Gaucamole

If there’s one thing I know, it’s that cyclists love some good guacamole.  Or, maybe it’s just me (but I don’t think so).  Either way, this week’s feature ingredient, avocados, pack a nutrition punch and give us a great reason to add guacamole to everything.  There’s many great guacamole recipes out there.  Here’s one:...
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They Are My Cycling Heros

25
May
2011
They Are My Cycling Heros

If I were to ask who your cycling heros were, how would you respond?  I’m sure some might bring up Lance Armstrong, or one of the other great cycling legends.  Others would likely mention their Dad or another family member.  No matter who your cycling heros are, what’s most important is that you look...
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#bikeschool: Vacation Vacation Vacation

24
May
2011
#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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Make it Happen Monday: When I Grow Up

23
May
2011
Make it Happen Monday: When I Grow Up

I look at those kids who at the age of four know exactly what they want to be when they grow up.  I never was one of those kids.  At least I can’t remember knowing, or ever being told about my childhood pledge of future occupation.  One thing I do remember saying (or at...
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Hydration Tabs

21
May
2011

Question: There are times when I put in two hydration/electrolyte tablets into my water bottle when going on a run.  I’m hoping it will give me twice the benefit, but am I correct to think that or is it a waste to put in more than one at a time? Kelli’s Answer: Thanks so much...
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I’m Thankful for Kelli Jennings

20
May
2011
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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Loving the BITE: Black Beans & Rice w/ Mango

19
May
2011
Loving the BITE: Black Beans & Rice w/ Mango

If you’re a Loving the Bite reader, you may be asking yourself, where’s the bean been?  Or, maybe not.  Nevertheless, black beans shine as this week’s highlighted ingredient.  For daily nutrition, not many foods top beans.  They are full of healthy nutrients and contain very few components, if any, that aren’t healthy.  And, while...
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#bikeschool: We Are Family

17
May
2011
#bikeschool: We Are Family

Monday the 9th of May 2011 saw a tragic chain of events that will change the present lives and futures of a vast array of people due to the sad loss of a young professional cyclist, Wouter Weylandt. The exact facts and events of that day may never known by the fanatical public but...
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Cycling Blog Top Dogs 2011

16
May
2011
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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Make it Happen Monday: Reckless

16
May
2011
Make it Happen Monday: Reckless

There’s a lot of words to describe the life that my Wife and I live.  One that definitely makes the list is Reckless.  Now that may not be something most people strive for… believe me, it’s not always the easiest way to live.  We’ve done a lot of crazy things….but that isn’t what makes...
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Cycling Hydration

14
May
2011

David’s Nutrition Question: I read that I should drink 2 litres of water during a normal day and that I should drink 500 ml to 750 ml per hour if I am exercising. Is the 500 ml to 750 ml consumed during exercise extra to the 2 litre daily minimum? In other words if...
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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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