Hashtag Tuesday: #seenonmybike

22
Feb
2011
Hashtag Tuesday: #seenonmybike

In honor of my awesome weekend with my good friend, @bikerly…..I’m having him guest post on this fine Hashtag Tuesday.  He’s the creator of a great cycling tag called #seenonmybike.  This Hashtag is so much different than the regular tags you see on Twitter because it is so much more visual…it’s like you get...
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Who’s Myth Are You Living?

21
Feb
2011
Who’s Myth Are You Living?

A few weeks ago I came across what I felt was one of the most powerful posts I’ve read in a very long time.  It spoke very strongly to me and I felt it would make a great addition to our Make it Happen Monday series over here at Loving the Bike.  So today...
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Nutrition Tip February 19 2011

19
Feb
2011

Butter Vs Margarine Comments:  Talk about a nutrition debate: margarine vs. butter!  Actually, neither is the best option when choosing a fat for spreading or baking.  Whenever possible, use olive oil, peanut oil, or coconut oil instead.  When you do need margarine or butter, choose butter over margarine.  Instead of opting for a spread...
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Blown Away

18
Feb
2011

I shot this video last Tuesday, but just now getting the chance to post it.  It hasn’t been as windy here in Austin as it was last week when the “hurricane” winds blew through, but I hope it provides some good advice on what to do the next time you’re feeling blown away on...
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Loving the Bite: Garlic Ginger Chicken

17
Feb
2011
Loving the Bite: Garlic Ginger Chicken

Chronic Inflammation got you down? As athletes, we may think of inflammation as the reaction we get when we sprain an ankle or a knee.  However, there is a constant battle in our bodies to keep cellular inflammation at bay.  Many of our activities and the foods we choose to eat either promote cellular inflammation...
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My Friends Have Some Wicked Custom Livestrong Bikes

16
Feb
2011
My Friends Have Some Wicked Custom Livestrong Bikes

You’ve all likely seen the beautiful custom bikes that Lance had created for the 2009 race season and the “It’s about the Bike Auction“, but have you seen these? A few of my friends have their very own custom Livestrong bikes that are just as unique, and wicked cool. Jon Binsted (aka @LIVESTRONGTEXAS) Bike:...
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Hashtag Tuesday: #cyclenerds

15
Feb
2011
Hashtag Tuesday: #cyclenerds

The name #cyclenerds conjures up a few different thoughts, but as it’s founder @sarahstanley explains, the tag is intended “to get kids excited about riding a bike.  Maybe girls want to trick their bike out with ribbons & baskets. Maybe its getting the whole family together and going for a ride on beach cruisers.”...
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Get S.T.O.K.E.D. For Your Cycling Goals

14
Feb
2011
Get S.T.O.K.E.D. For Your Cycling Goals

Like everything in life, it’s a lot simpler to achieve something when you set a goal for yourself and go after it.  I mentioned a simple formula for goal achievement in last week’s “Make It Happen Mondays” post: Create a goal, Get excited about it, and Make it Happen….and this week I’m here to...
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Nutrition Tip February 12 2011

12
Feb
2011

Cheese Comments: Regular cheese is going to be high-fat (saturated) no matter how you slice it.  As long s you don’t overdo it, it can still be part of a healthy diet.  Part-skim cheeses, like most available mozzarella, are lower in fat and calories than most cheeses.  Some brands, like Kraft, have calcium-fortified cheeses...
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40 Feet

11
Feb
2011
40 Feet

Have you ever heard the quote, “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”?  I think it was Confucius who coined that one.  How about this one…“The journey of a cyclist begins with the first 40 feet”? When you set off for a ride, you’ve most likely got an idea of...
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Loving the Bite: Green Berry Smoothie

10
Feb
2011
Loving the Bite: Green Berry Smoothie

The last few weeks I’ve been neglecting breakfast and lunch in favor of dinner recipes.  Well, breakfast, it’s your turn again.  While I’m a fan of eggs, oats, and Greek yogurt for breakfasts, a smoothie works well, too.   And, since you can always make extra batches and refrigerate (for a day) or freeze them...
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Let’s Celebrate

09
Feb
2011
Let’s Celebrate

There is a whole lot to celebrate today, and I’m happy you could stop by to join in on the party. Celebrating Sweetness First of all, I’d like to thank everyone who submitted their video entry for the “Sweet” contest we ran with our good friends over at Sweet Leaf Tea.  Based right here...
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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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