A Letter to my Son

07
Jun
2011
A Letter to my Son

Due to this being Two Wheels, Fast Feet week at Loving the Bike, we’re pre-empting our regular Tuesday #bikeschool post for a great submission by my friend Jim.  He’s a great writer, and super awesome Dad.  Thanks for this, Jim. A Letter to my Son by Jim   Son, Thursday is your last day...
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What 2 Wheels Fast Feet Means to Me

06
Jun
2011
What 2 Wheels Fast Feet Means to Me

As we kick of Two Wheels, Fast Feet I am proud to offer up what it means to my Daughter, Kassi: 2 Wheels Fast Feet by Kassi Two wheels fast feet.  What does that mean to me? When I first heard Two Wheels Fast Feet, I thought of kids riding their bikes around the...
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Make it Happen Monday: Two Wheels, Fast Feet

06
Jun
2011
Make it Happen Monday: Two Wheels, Fast Feet

It’s kids week over here at Loving the Bike, and each and every post will be focused around the Two Wheels, Fast Feet program that we’re launching today. Growing up, the beginning of June was always my favorite time of the whole year.  School was about to let out, my birthday was coming up,...
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Kids and Sports Drinks

04
Jun
2011

Question: I’ve heard kids shouldn’t drink sports drinks – my kid is very active, runs hard, and plays competitive sports.  What’s your recommendation? Kelli’s Answer: Just like you’ve noted in your question, it simply depends on the activity your child is participating at, and at what level of intensity. For most young kids under...
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And the Winners Are

03
Jun
2011
And the Winners Are

With our 2011 edition of the Crank Honors going on for the past couple weeks, it has made for a very exciting May.  If you haven’t guessed, I’m a fan of so many great cycling blogs out there and it’s been nice to see all the love going out to some well deserving websites....
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Look Who’s Loving the Bike: June

02
Jun
2011
Look Who’s Loving the Bike: June

June has always been my favorite month of the year.  Like we do at the top of each month, we’re bringing you a sampling of just some of the people who are Loving the Bike.  Enjoy what our June lovers have to say and we encourage you to share your cycling memories and thoughts...
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Loving the BITE: Thai Chicken or Thai Tofu

02
Jun
2011
Loving the BITE: Thai Chicken or Thai Tofu

This is one of my all-time favorites.  The meal I often go-to when company’s coming over.  The one I freeze and take to a friend who needs an extra meal.  The one that gets rave reviews, but only takes a few minutes to prepare.  It tastes good, freezes well, and provides some flavor variety. ...
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Contest Time: One Good Earbud

01
Jun
2011
Contest Time: One Good Earbud

Contest Now Closed: Thanks to everyone who entered our One Good Earbud contest, and thanks to them for supplying us with some sets to give away to y’all.  Three winners were randomly selected from those who left comments (using www.random.org).  The winners are: @simonro, @egggman, and @ayogist.  Please send your mailing address to darryl@lovingthebike.com...
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#bikeschool and Tacos

31
May
2011
#bikeschool and Tacos

If you’ve ever tuned into the #bikeschool tweet chat, you’d likely have seen a bunch of tweets that include some sort of Taco reference.  So what is the fascination with #bikeschool and tacos you may ask?  Well, #bikeschool really has a life and identity of it’s own and the more weeks that go by,...
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Make it Happen Monday: Two Choices

30
May
2011
Make it Happen Monday: Two Choices

“Hello everybody.  Welcome today to the wonderful world of…you.  Now check it, you have two options…You can eat it or throw it away.”  – Usher As you find yourself starting to read this page, you will find that you opted for one of two options…..read it or click it off.  I’m glad you chose...
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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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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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