France Would Be Nice Right About Now

11
Mar
2011
France Would Be <em>Nice</em> Right About Now

As spring gently approaches, I’m sure a lot of us have our minds on all the great places we’d like to get out cycling this next year.  With the 2011 Paris-Nice race taking place this week, it’s hard not to fantasize about riding over there.  I know I’ve caught myself dreaming about it a...
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Water on Long Rides

10
Mar
2011

Question: I’m training for some upcoming races this Spring/Summer.  On short rides I tend to just drink water because I don’t want to overuse all the sugary sports drinks.  Is it okay to just drink water on longer rides as well (2-3 hours)?  Or should I add a electrolyte powder or pill? Kelli’s Answer:...
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Loving the BITE: High-Probiotic Yogurt

10
Mar
2011
Loving the BITE: High-Probiotic Yogurt

What can you get with $60?  Turns out, in the healthy food world, not much.  A few years back, I calculated how much of my grocery budget I spent on yogurt.  Since my husband, I, and both my boys eat it every day, we were nearing $2.00 per day – $60.00 per month!  On...
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My Daughter Has Defected

09
Mar
2011
My Daughter Has Defected

Okay, so this is going to be the first…and last….running post to go on Loving the Bike.  We’re a cycling site, right? But I just had to post this fantastic piece written by my Daughter. Kassi has decided that she would rather write about this subject because she is much more passionate about running....
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Hashtag Tuesday: #bikeschool

08
Mar
2011
Hashtag Tuesday: #bikeschool

You knew it was just a matter of time before I’d feature #bikeschool in our Hashtag Tuesday series.  #bikeschool is that crazy little idea that my good friend @bikerly had last summer….and it just grew, and grew, and grew. Secret Evol Plan It all started as something he deemed a Secret Evol Plan (Evol...
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Make it Happen Monday: Dreams

07
Mar
2011
Make it Happen Monday: Dreams

Dreams Dreams can be chased They can guide you Push you Motivate the hell out of you Dreams can also be caught Lived out in reality Enjoyed Spending each day in amazement They can also be put on hold For something bigger Not lost Just paused for another time But the most important thing...
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Nutrition Tip March 5 2011

05
Mar
2011

Yogurt Comments: Who would have thought that yogurt could be so confusing?!? An 8 oz. container of plain yogurt will usually have the most calcium.  From there, it can drop by 100-300 mg depending on the size of container and other ingredients used which decrease the volume of milk.  When decreasing the size of...
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Nick Frey: Pro Rider to Boo Bicycles Owner

04
Mar
2011
Nick Frey: Pro Rider to Boo Bicycles Owner

Personally, one of the best things that came out of last week’s Handmade Bicycle Show was meeting and getting to know Nick Frey.  Prior to the show, I had been looking through the list of exhibitors and something about Boo Bicycles caught my eye.  That led to the Pre-NAHBS post I did on the company, which...
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Look Who’s Loving the Bike: March 2011

03
Mar
2011
Look Who’s Loving the Bike: March 2011

At the top of each month we like to feature the amazing stories and memories of people who are loving the bike.  Please take a look at what our March 2011 lovers have to say. Hey…..and we’d love to hear from you as well….feel free to submit your “Look Who’s Loving the Bike” story to...
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Loving the BITE: Cedar-Planked Salmon

03
Mar
2011
Loving the BITE: Cedar-Planked Salmon

It’s just about grilling season, right?  While I’m sure that many of you have been using your grill year round, I’m talking about the official season, when you don’t have to put on gloves and a beanie just to take the a peek at your dinner.  This year, mostly because my oven crapped out,...
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May the Wind Be at Your Back, and the Sun Upon Your Face

02
Mar
2011
May the Wind Be at Your Back, and the Sun Upon Your Face

The last time I had my friend Ian (aka @PedalmanTO) contribute to the blog, he told us all about “Keeping the Rubber Side Down“.  He’s back again with another motivating and inspiring cycling story. May the Wind Be at Your Back, and the Sun Upon Your Face - by Ian “PedalmanTO At some point...
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The Rapha Effect

01
Mar
2011
The Rapha Effect

I’m not sure exactly what it is, but Rapha somehow manages to throw a lot of cyclists into a trance. Last weekend at NAHBS was no different.  They thundered into Austin on Thursday night and mesmerized everyone with their dazzling Rapha Continental Movie Premier at Mellow Johnny’s.  Before anyone could snap out of their daze,...
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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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