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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Nearly a Pancake: #bikeschool edition

18
Aug
2010
Nearly a Pancake: #bikeschool edition

Last week I was out on ride….no surprise there.  It was a beautiful day with little wind and 100% sunshine, so I stayed out as long as I could.  I got out far enough to know that I’d be arriving home with at least 110kms behind me and I was very happy about that. On the...
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Bikes as Art

16
Aug
2010
Bikes as Art

Cycling itself may be art in motion, but the concept of bike related art seems to really be catching on.  The design and craftsmanship that goes into a bike is reason enough to celebrate, and the handmade bike shows that happen around the World each year are a fantastic way to show off some...
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Nutrition Tip August 14 2010

14
Aug
2010

Pita Chips Do you sometimes crave chips or pita chips?  It seems like buying a bag of pita chips is a healthy alternative to regular potato chips……they are a better choice, but with many of them being made from enriched flour why not avoid them and make your own. They are so easy to...
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A Hero, Fallen

13
Aug
2010
A Hero, Fallen

Let me tell you right now that today’s post has absolutely nothing to do with cycling.  I’ve had a few close calls in the past, but for the first time…after doing cycling blogs for the past six months, I’m deviating from what this blog is all about. The reason?  Because I am way overdue...
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Darryl vs The Wind

11
Aug
2010
Darryl vs The Wind

The battle stems back to when I first took up waterskiing.  That was over 20 years ago, so this fighting goes back a couple decades.  The ongoing combat, of course, is with my opponent “The Wind”.  My arch rival, my nemesis, my fiercest adversary. Growing up in Saskatchewan you learn to deal with a...
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#bikeschool

10
Aug
2010
#bikeschool

Call it a consortium….like some sort of Motley Crue or something.  But all it really is, is a bunch of people getting together to talk about what they have learned about life while being out on their bikes.  It’s as simple as that. A few weeks ago, my buddy @bikerly tweeted me a message...
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Duzer Down

09
Aug
2010
Duzer Down

My internet buddy, Ryan Van Duzer (aka Duzer), takes off tomorrow morning on another incredible cycling adventure.  This time he’ll be pedaling down the west coast, 3,000 miles from Vancouver to Cabo San Lucas.  What’s the occasion this time, you ask?  Well, he lists three fantastic reason for taking the journey: Travel at a...
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Nutrition Tip August 7 2010

07
Aug
2010

Be on the look out for products that include high fructose corn syrup.  Not only is it high in calories, but it doesn’t trigger the body to feel full. Products that use sugar instead of high fructose corn syrup are actually better for this reason….think of that next time you’re sipping a soda.
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Escape From Alcatraz

06
Aug
2010
Escape From Alcatraz

When my good friend, Tyler Robinson, told me he had won an entry to the 2010 Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon, I knew right away that I needed him to provide a guest post about it.  You see, Tyler has an incredible sense of humor in his writing and I had no doubt he would...
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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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