5 Biggest Obstacles to Racing at the “Pro” Level

01
Jul
2011
5 Biggest Obstacles to Racing at the “Pro” Level

We’ve got a very interesting guest post for you today….coming at you from my friend Heather Nielson. Heather is the coolest Pro Rider I know and I love her outlook on life and cycling.  Have a look at what she has to say about the biggest obstacles in racing. The 5 Biggest Obstacles to...
Read more »

Let’s Talk Shaved Legs

29
Jun
2011

Back in April we did a post called “Let’s Talk Cycling Laundry” and it generated a nice conversation of comments, suggestions, and tips for all of us to enjoy. We’re at it again, and this time we’re talking shaved legs. Once again, this post is all about you and we want you to give...
Read more »

#bikeschool: Le Tour 101… Deux!

28
Jun
2011
#bikeschool: Le Tour 101… Deux!

ED – Just as this post was about to go live I received word from the lovely people at ITV who host the Tour here in the UK that the predictions I made on behalf of LovingTheBike.com have just been published. I may be last in the list but it’s a damn fine list...
Read more »

Make it Happen Monday: Finding Yourself

27
Jun
2011
Make it Happen Monday: Finding Yourself

He headed off on the Appalachian Trail.  A backpack behind him……5 months of daily hiking ahead of him.  It wasn’t necessarily the challenge of the hike that brought him here.  It was the notion of finding himself and walking out of the trail knowing that he would be back to his true self. Jake...
Read more »

Ride4Water Race Across America

25
Jun
2011
Ride4Water Race Across America

While in Belize, my belief in the extreme value and necessity of drinking water was activated to a higher level.  I’ve always been a promoter of getting enough water into your body each day (especially if you’re a cyclist) and all the goodness that this natural beauty brings.  But I feel even stronger about...
Read more »

Four Types of Cycling in Belize

24
Jun
2011
Four Types of Cycling in Belize

I have spent most of June chilling (and cycling) around the country of Belize.  A lot of people have never heard of this place or know where it is, and those that have probably don’t think of cycling when they refer to the country.  Little does the world know that cycling is huge over...
Read more »

Loving the BITE: Cherry Cashew Energy Bars

23
Jun
2011
Loving the BITE: Cherry Cashew Energy Bars

Cherry Cashew Energy Bar By Jenn Sutherland Every athlete has a routine for how to fuel up before, during and after a workout. GUs, gels, Clif bars, shot bloks, bagels, bananas, oatmeal, coffee, copious amounts of peanut butter…an athlete’s fuel regimen is as unique as their stride. But what happens when you can’t eat...
Read more »

A Tribute to Team #LovingtheBike

22
Jun
2011

I still look back on the month of April 2011 with freaky fond memories.  It was a such a great month of teamwork, fun times, and bikey goodness.  Being involved in the #30daysofbiking challenge is enough of a good thing in and of itself, but banding together with Team #LovingtheBike and doing this thing...
Read more »

Let’s Create More Placencia’s in the World

22
Jun
2011
Let’s Create More Placencia’s in the World

Sixteen miles of natural sandy beach, a virgin mangrove-fringed lagoon, a wonderland of coral-studded cayes, nearby jungle rivers and pristine rainforest Garifuna, Creole and Mayan cultures and ancient Mayan ruins make Placencia the ideal location for the adventure traveler! Sounds pretty nice huh?  Well, they forgot to mention something that makes this place even...
Read more »

#bikeschool: Le Tour 101

21
Jun
2011
#bikeschool: Le Tour 101

After last week’s Alternative Guide to the runners and riders of this year’s Tour I got lots of requests to continue the advice across a range of other Tour related areas. I will attempt to make the next two editions of the #bikeschool blog a little more factual than the last, however I cannot...
Read more »

Make it Happen Monday: What Gets You Out of Bed?

20
Jun
2011
Make it Happen Monday: What Gets You Out of Bed?

I’ve interacted with a lot of our Loving the Bike readers and have a good idea of what motivates people to get on a bike….but what about motivation for life? What inspires you?  What motivates you?  Where do you get your passion?  All these things are related and it is small and large doses...
Read more »

Cycling Nutrition and Drinks

18
Jun
2011

Question: What are your recommendations for pre, and during-ride nutrition? It seems to me that riding long climbs (like a Tourmalet, etc) or long fast pace sections when you are 90kg is taking more energy than we can provide.  Is there something else we can provide for food/drink or have them stop more frequently?...
Read more »

Sponsors

Featured on these top sites

Blog Partners

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