Food As Fuel

22
Oct
2010
Food As Fuel

I am very pleased to have Kelli Jennings officially as one of our Loving the Bike Teammates.  She guest posted a great article back a few months ago (Daily Nutrition vs Training Nutrition), and now she will be a more regular contributor to this blog.  Kelli will also be the one mainly responsible for...
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Stay Safe: When the Sun Hits You in the Eyeballs

20
Oct
2010

If you had trouble deciphering the Canadian accent (man, I really need to work on that), here are the main points from the video. How to stay safe when the sun is on the horizon and is blinding you (and the drivers): Choose a route that avoids the sun being situated directly behind you....
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Thursday Night #Bikeschool (9PM EST)

19
Oct
2010
Thursday Night #Bikeschool (9PM EST)

A couple months ago @egggman, @bikerly, and I blogged about sharing lessons learned using the hashtag #bikeschool. The hashtag has taught us a lot. Not so much on technical issues, but more about life lessons. We’ve heard about kids flying free without training wheels and what this has meant for the parent. There have been stories shared about mountain...
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Water Bottles Revisited – The Clean Bottle

18
Oct
2010
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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Nutrition Tip October 16 2010

16
Oct
2010

When is Water more than Water? In reality, not very often. Bottled waters are not regulated and could be filled right out of someone else’s tap. And what about “enhanced water” with promises of energy, vitamins, minerals, and health benefits? There is no evidence that the amounts and types of nutrients added to these water products provide any benefit to our bodies....
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Winter’s Coming

15
Oct
2010
Winter’s Coming

If I was back in Canada right now, I would totally be fretting the arrival of Winter.  In fact, I would already be upset about the cool weather and lack of good riding conditions.  But fear not….I’m in Austin and all is good.  But if you are in the situation of the former, my...
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Austin Traffic

13
Oct
2010
Austin Traffic

Just on the heels of “The Old Give and Take”, here I am talking about traffic in the city of Austin. Yes, I did give up some quiet, low traffic roads for what we have here in Austin….but the fact that I’m right now riding in October with warm temperatures is enough to make...
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The Old Give and Take

11
Oct
2010
The Old Give and Take

I grew up in a family where one of the mantras was: There is always a give and take…for everything you gain, there is something you have to give up. Being a guy who has had his fair share of change in his life, this phrase seems to flash across my mind quite often….and...
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Nutrition Tip October 9 2010

09
Oct
2010

Cramping?…There May Be Something to These Folk Remedies The following tips are considered folk remedies, but I wanted to include them as they may be worth giving a shot. Mustard:  For years coaches have given mustard to their athletes with leg cramps. Cramps are sometimes caused by a deficiency in acetylcholine, the neurotransmitter that...
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Does a More Expensive Bike Make a Better Cyclist?

08
Oct
2010
Does a More Expensive Bike Make a Better Cyclist?

You’re out riding, and you see a guy (or girl) on a pimped out $6,000 road bike….what’s the first thing that goes through your head?  Probably a few different things (and feel free to let me know what those things are with a comment below), but one possible thought is “man, this person must...
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The Destressinator 3000 inator

06
Oct
2010
The Destressinator 3000 inator

A bike is definitely more than just a bike.  This week, I realized once again that many times it also acts like a “Destressinator 3000-inator”. A few times in the past I have blogged about how being on the bike is often my only escape from the insanely busy and fast paced life I’ve...
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Welcome to Austin

04
Oct
2010
Welcome to Austin

If you didn’t already know….I’m in Austin right now.  Yeah, Austin, Texas – The state capital that prides itself on being far from ordinary. In fact, they celebrate being “weird.” Austin is a hot spot for creativity and embraces its community of musicians, artists, entrepreneurs and progressive thinkers. It’s home to a singer named Willie, 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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