A Giant On His Bicycle

10
Sep
2010
A Giant On His Bicycle

I’m not a very big guy…..not quite 5’5″ and with all the cycling I’ve been doing, I’m down to around 120 pounds.  But when I’m on the bike, I feel like a giant. Yeah, I know you know the feeling….Unstoppable, Invincible, Indestructible. This “Bike Confidence” almost got me in a heap of trouble on...
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Up and Comer: Jeremy Durrin

08
Sep
2010
Up and Comer: Jeremy Durrin

Please join me in checking out this guest post from Jeremy Durrin.  He has the drive and motivation to be the next big cycling pro….but over here at Loving the Bike we already see him as a Champion. Congratulations to Paul Prosser from Arizona.  He is the winner of the Licensed Team Cycling Jersey...
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Data for Goals – Mac Mondays #1

06
Sep
2010
Data for Goals – Mac Mondays #1

Regular readers of Loving The Bike may be curious as to why we are starting a feature called “Mac Mondays”.  I love technology (especially Mac computers and the iPhone) and  how it is becoming more and more integrated into our everyday lives; and, I noticed that it can be used in “cycle life”.  Every...
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Nutrition Tip September 4 2010

04
Sep
2010

Sodium The amount of sodium in a given food can be found on the Nutrition Label. As you begin looking at foods you commonly eat and their levels, you may be surprised to find 1 serving of canned soup (often only half the can) may have 600-800 mg Sodium.  Whoa. When Labeling a product, food manufacturers must adhere to the...
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Mish Mash Friday

03
Sep
2010
Mish Mash Friday

There are a few things that I’ve been wanting to blog about, so I’ve chosen today as the day to mash them all together into one happy little post.  I generally like to stick to a theme or topic for each blog post, but I’m cool with trying out something different today. How to...
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Look Who’s Loving the Bike – September

01
Sep
2010
Look Who’s Loving the Bike – September

Is it really September already?  As you know, at the top of each month we like to feature the amazing stories and memories of why people are loving the bike. Please take a look at what our September lovers have to say.  We’d love to hear from you as well….feel free to submit your “Look...
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Our Own Magazine

30
Aug
2010
Our Own Magazine

When I was growing up, I wasn’t a huge magazine addict but I do remember a few subscriptions that I had.  My interest started with Mad Magazine, and then moved on to Waterski, MuscleMag, and a couple other sports related type mags.  The last magazine I can remember buying would have been around 8 to 10 years...
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Nutrition Tip August 28 2010

28
Aug
2010

Fiber It’s best to add fiber slowly (to reduce gas and bloating) if you are not used to eating very much. Add only about 5 grams of fiber per day for an entire week. Then, if comfortable, add another 5 grams the following week until you have reached 30+ grams of fiber per day (for example:...
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Should You Cycle When Sick?

27
Aug
2010
Should You Cycle When Sick?

I’m not sure if it’s been just plain good luck, or if being extremely conscious of taking in good whole foods is the reason…but I’ve been running on healthy and haven’t had a cold for longer than I can remember.  In fact, it has been at least a couple years or more since I...
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You’re Never Too Old to Learn

25
Aug
2010
You’re Never Too Old to Learn

I am extremely proud to introduce our newest contributor at Loving the Bike. Kassidy is my 11 year old daughter and will be writing posts about once a month. She is a great little writer and I hope you (and your kids) enjoy what she has to offer.  - Darryl For my first post on...
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What Have You Passed?

23
Aug
2010
What Have You Passed?

Just one of the many things I love about being out cycling is surrounding myself with nature.  Biking past lakes, over creeks, alongside canola fields or sugar cane fields make being out there on the bike, even better.  But as I passed by a cute little fox yesterday on my ride, I got to...
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Nutrition Tip August 21 2010

21
Aug
2010

Reading Labels Within the “Total Carbohydrate” section of a nutrition label, you’ll find Total Carbohydrates, Dietary Fiber (sometimes further defined as soluble & insoluble), and Sugars. Pay attention to the total fiber per serving (no need to log soluble vs. insoluble) – your goal is 30+ per day. Of note, when you subtract the total fiber and sugar from the...
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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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