Make it Happen Monday: Life’s Moments

28
Mar
2011
Make it Happen Monday: Life’s Moments

I got caught up in the Zone while the wind rushed into my face.  I was on my bike, and for that fleeting second….I was Lance Armstrong. I held my Baby Boy on my shoulder.  Together we watched the Trees, the Birds, the Earth.  My Life suspended in Perfection. Laying on the couch with...
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One Best Food

26
Mar
2011

One Best Food Question: Due to work commitments and a varying shift pattern I find it difficult to stick to a strict diet and regime.  I eat healthily, have a varied diet and am fortunate to have a very good cook as a partner but what one thing should I try to eat more...
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The King of the Bottle Cage

25
Mar
2011

There’s one video clip that I never got around to posting from the 2011 North American Handmade Bicycle Show held in Austin earlier this year.  Ron, from King Cage had a simple little display…but this dude caused quite the stir. Ron started King Cage in 1991 and began making bottle cages out of Titanium...
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Loving the BITE: Cashew-Encrusted Chicken

24
Mar
2011
Loving the BITE: Cashew-Encrusted Chicken

Bored with the same-old out-of-new-ideas dinner?  Let’s liven it up with a meal that’s company-worthy, compliments-guaranteed, and a change of pace from the usual grilled chicken.  Even better, it’s sure to benefit your heart, your arteries, your lungs, and your energy production – basically everything you need besides a bamboo bike to ride better, right...
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Are You Thinking of Moving in the Car – Less/Light Direction?

23
Mar
2011
Are You Thinking of Moving in the Car – Less/Light Direction?

One of the coolest things that I’ve come across since starting this Loving the Bike site is learning about all the people out there living Car-Less.  I’m totally amazed by what these people are doing and have the utmost respect for anyone who has chosen to take this route in life. There is also...
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Hashtag Tuesday: #30daysofbiking

22
Mar
2011
Hashtag Tuesday: #30daysofbiking

I’d have to say that the very first cycling hashtag to ever catch my attention was #30daysofbiking. It was a genius idea by @patiomensch and @zachamon, and officially launched on April 1, 2010 (and I’m still kicking myself for not thinking of something like this myself). On April 1 they’ll kick off round three of #30daysofbiking….are...
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Make it Happen Monday: Leap

21
Mar
2011
Make it Happen Monday: Leap

Sometimes I have to remind myself what Make it Happen Monday is all about.  I dug out a poem I wrote years ago and would like to share it with you all.  Make it Happen…..and sometimes you just have to: Leap I took a leap of faith today It was nothing like I thought...
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C-Store Snacks

19
Mar
2011

C-Store Snacks Question: There are times when I find myself out on a longer ride than I had planned, but I’m ill prepared with something to eat (I need to plan better). Sometimes the only place to grab a bite is at a c-store. Do you have any recommendations as to the best c-store...
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On the AIR

18
Mar
2011
On the AIR

Just in case life wasn’t busy enough for me these days…I’ve teamed up with a couple great cycling guys and ventured into the world of Podcasts.  It feels great to announce that Cycling 360 is now on the AIR.  I am quite humbled by the company I’m keeping for these Podcasts, and am so...
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Loving the BITE: St Patrick’s Day Special

17
Mar
2011
Loving the BITE: St Patrick’s Day Special

Loving the BITE: Irish Stew with Ale I have been told that more than a few LTB readers are beer drinkers.  And, although there’s often confusion regarding the health benefits and detriments of alcohol, I’ll be happy to set the record straight: moderate amounts, defined as 1-6 oz. glass of wine, 1-12 oz. glass...
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Kollective Fusion

16
Mar
2011
Kollective Fusion

Are you a Livestrong fanatic?  You know, one of those people who needs to have the latest and coolest items that sports the Black and Yellow in support of one kick ass cause.  Well, I’m telling you folks…the things that Bobby Dixon and his company Kollective Fusion are doing in support of Livestrong is...
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STORM Hill Country and Paris-Nice

15
Mar
2011
STORM Hill Country and Paris-Nice

It might be hard to combine something like the STORM Hill Country Mountain Bike Challenge and the Paris-Nice Cycling Race in one article….but putting them both together in one photo post just doubles the amount of viewing goodness. Check out some photos I took from last weekend’s Mountain Bike Race at Flat Rock Ranch...
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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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