The Fifth Sip

30
Jul
2010
The Fifth Sip

I remember the day very well.  It was just over a year ago, June 23rd 2009.  I was in our bedroom and my wife was lying down on the bed….out of nowhere she says, “Darryl, I’m pregnant”.  My heart immediately sunk…..Child Number 3 was on the way.  We hadn’t planned this, so I was...
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Contest Time: Michelin Sweepstakes

27
Jul
2010
Contest Time: Michelin Sweepstakes

We’re giving away $100 just for entering the Michelin Bicycle, Mountain Bike Contest And the winner is: Hi, Amanda here. So, I had a really tough time choosing a winner.  I had fun reading all the posts, and I want everyone to win!! Ultimately, I had to pick just one winner.  Since I’m such...
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Life In The Big Ring

26
Jul
2010
Life In The Big Ring

If you would have asked me at the beginning of this riding season to explain the type of cyclist I am, I would have said I’m a spinner who spends quite a bit of time in the small ring.  In fact, that is exactly what I told Victor from Bicycle Lab when he did...
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Nutrition Tip July 24 2010

24
Jul
2010

Agave Nectar and Stevia There are a lot of great ways to sweeten things up, and two that I’d like to mention are Agave Nectar and Stevia. Agave is often advertised as a safe and nutritious alternative that can be consumed by anyone, especially diabetics, without the potential side-effects suffered from consuming sugar cane,...
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TdF Friday

23
Jul
2010
TdF Friday

Two more days until the riders reach Paris and the Champs-Élysées.  Tomorrow’s time trial could very well determine who will wear the yellow jersey, and I’m really hoping it is Schleck and not Contador….but it’s kind of a long shot.  Here is my recap of this last week of racing and I look forward...
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Daily Nutrition vs Training Nutrition

23
Jul
2010
Daily Nutrition vs Training Nutrition

We are very honored to have Kelli Jennings, registered dietitian (RD) guest posting today.  I wish I had even half the nutrition knowledge she has.  Kelli’s post contains valuable information that all cyclists and athletes should be aware of. Like many athletes, you may have found yourself reading the ingredients of your favorite sports drink...
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Perspective

21
Jul
2010
Perspective

In a lot of my recent posts, I seem to be touching on the fact that when I’m out on my bike it’s the only break my mind gets during the day.  I’ll be running off in a thousand different directions and trying to juggle about 87 things all at the same time, so...
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4 Good Cycling Stretches

19
Jul
2010
4 Good Cycling Stretches

One of our Loving the Bike friends, @myrnacgmibus recently suggested that we do a post on good cycling stretches.  She told me that she doesn’t really know when to stretch or what stretches to do. So this post is for you, Myrna and I hope there are others out there that can benefit from...
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Nutrition Tip July 17 2010

17
Jul
2010

Whole Foods We’re of an age where the foods available to us are becoming more and more instant, in that they are broken down so that we can cook them, prepare them, and consume them as fast as possible.  Although there is a nice surge of Organic and Whole foods being the popular choice,...
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TdF in Pictures

16
Jul
2010
TdF in Pictures

Well, we’ve only got 8 stages left in what’s sure to go down as another amazing Tour de France. There has been a lot of great racing and stories taking place over the first two weeks and I’m sure there will be more excitement in the days to come. I have to say that...
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Bonked in Vonda

16
Jul
2010
Bonked in Vonda

Yesterday morning, I set out for a nice 80km ride to a little town called Vonda.  It was a beautiful sunny day, and even the wind wasn’t as breezy as it has been lately.  I always enjoy the last 10kms into Vonda because it’s an old country road with great views.  I’ve never ridden...
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TdF Stage 9: An Inside Look

12
Jul
2010
TdF Stage 9: An Inside Look

We’re taking an insiders look at tomorrow’s Stage 9 of the Tour de France. My good buddy, Chris Russell has climbed sections of this nasty Alpine stage and was kind enough to give us his preview (including videos) of what to expect as the riders set out from Morzine.  Here is Chris’ description and comments...
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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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