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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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#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...
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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...
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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?...
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An Open Letter to All Cycling Dads

17
Jun
2011
An Open Letter to All Cycling Dads

As we head into Father’s Day weekend, I wanted to shout out with an open letter to all my Cycling Dad counterparts out there.  This is our weekend, and I want you to get out there and celebrate your victories on the bike and those that you have at home with your family. Being...
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Loving the BITE: Grilled Chicken with Fresh Grape Glaze

16
Jun
2011
Loving the BITE: Grilled Chicken with Fresh Grape Glaze

Maybe I’m being a little selfish. This week’s featured ingredient, grapes, is probably my all-time favorite food. I can’t really think of any food I like more…to me, they are perfect just as they are: a whole-food sweet package of goodness from the earth. Love ‘em, just like ‘em, or not, there’s no denying...
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An Un-Political Cyclist

15
Jun
2011
An Un-Political Cyclist

Well, you should know that I am probably the most un-political person you can possibly know.  Really.  I definitely don’t know my Right Wing from my Left. To be honest, I have no clue if Obama is a republican or democrat, and I don’t even know who the current Prime Minister of Canada is….and...
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#bikeschool: Les Solutions de Rechange

14
Jun
2011
#bikeschool: Les Solutions de Rechange

By my calculations it is exactly 18 days until the start of this years pinnacle event in the season’s calender, Le Tour de France. This year’s event is set to be a real spectacle with 4 mountain-top finishes and the re-installment of the team time trial as well as enough flat stages for 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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