This Post Might Save Your Bike’s Life

05
Nov
2010
This Post Might Save Your Bike’s Life

Last week I was lucky enough to knock a couple items off my #cyclingwishlist (like, literally). As I’m sure is the case for many of you, my list is pretty long….and it’s always so exciting when I’m able to make them a reality. Ever since I got rid of my hitch mount bike rack, I’ve...
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Confessed Anti-Cyclist Starts Loving the Bike

03
Nov
2010
Confessed Anti-Cyclist Starts Loving the Bike

There was an interesting story in The Standard online newspaper last week.  I didn’t find it myself, but my friend Victor from Bicycle Lab pointed it out to me saying it would make a great post for my site. David “Fred” Serra, a former footballer from Australia, never would have imagined wearing lycra….but his...
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Look Who’s Loving the Bike – November 2010

01
Nov
2010
Look Who’s Loving the Bike – November 2010

My friend, Cristi, from CyclingDomestique.com told me she was going to be interviewing Ben Day of the FlyVAustralia/ Pegasus Racing team, and wondered if there was anything I’d like for her to ask him.  I told her to find out what is was that caused him to start Loving the Bike.  Here is the...
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Nutrition Tip October 30 2010

30
Oct
2010

Go Fresh In today’s fast paced world, it’s so easy to opt for frozen or pre-packaged meals.  I don’t blame you….I’ve got a busy family myself and know exactly how rushed dinner time can be.  But I also know how much more incredible it is to use fresh foods for your meals. Choosing fresh...
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It’s All in the Tongue

29
Oct
2010
It’s All in the Tongue

Let me start off by saying there is no scientific proof or any cycling research that has been done on this one, but what I’m about to share with you just might pull you through some tough riding. Ever since I can remember, I’ve been subconsciously using a little breathing technique at times when...
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10 Tips for Thursday Night #Bikeschool

28
Oct
2010
10 Tips for Thursday Night #Bikeschool

Tonight is the second edition of the Thursday Night #Bikeschool session on Twitter.  I’ll be playing moderator this week and I’ve chosen to go with a theme….cycling #Goals and #Dreams. Here’s what you need to know… Have FUN Login to your Twitter account from 9-10p EST Use the hashtag #bikeschool in your tweets If you...
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Jordan

27
Oct
2010
Jordan

My little girl has made her Daddy so proud.  Following last week’s LiveSTRONG Challenge where I rode in honor and memory of my Wife’s cousin, Jordan, Kassidy took it upon herself to write this post. Wow, I’m so excited to share this with you. Jordan. My mom’s cousin. He died at the age 15....
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Is It Still Cool To Like Lance Armstrong?

25
Oct
2010
Is It Still Cool To Like Lance Armstrong?

I just took part in another LiveSTRONG Challenge here in Austin, Texas over the weekend.  It was a great ride yesterday and it’s always a good time being part of this fantastic event. Now, although the LiveSTRONG Challenge is put on by the LiveSTRONG Organization….you know that many of the participants are there because...
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Nutrition Tip October 23 2010

23
Oct
2010

Chronic Inflammation is an enemy of your body.  It is correlated to cell damage, cholesterol plague, hardening arteries, and chronic disease. To reduce inflammation (as an athlete and for overall health), try to eat foods that are: Whole-food rather than processed. If a grain product, choose 100% whole grain rather than refined (for example:...
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Food As Fuel

22
Oct
2010
Food As Fuel

I am very pleased to have Kelli Jennings officially as one of our Loving the Bike Teammates.  She guest posted a great article back a few months ago (Daily Nutrition vs Training Nutrition), and now she will be a more regular contributor to this blog.  Kelli will also be the one mainly responsible for...
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Stay Safe: When the Sun Hits You in the Eyeballs

20
Oct
2010

If you had trouble deciphering the Canadian accent (man, I really need to work on that), here are the main points from the video. How to stay safe when the sun is on the horizon and is blinding you (and the drivers): Choose a route that avoids the sun being situated directly behind you....
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Thursday Night #Bikeschool (9PM EST)

19
Oct
2010
Thursday Night #Bikeschool (9PM EST)

A couple months ago @egggman, @bikerly, and I blogged about sharing lessons learned using the hashtag #bikeschool. The hashtag has taught us a lot. Not so much on technical issues, but more about life lessons. We’ve heard about kids flying free without training wheels and what this has meant for the parent. There have been stories shared about mountain...
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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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