Loving the BITE: Protein Power Peanut Butter Granola Bars (gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free)

30
Jul
2015
Loving the BITE: Protein Power Peanut Butter Granola Bars (gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free)

Would you consider yourself a “snacker?” I am. And for some reason, this has a bad connotation. For me, it simply means I eat balanced mini-meals, made up of simple real foods, between my larger meals. Generally it’s fruit and cheese, a hard-boiled egg, a yogurt, roasted chickpeas, or something similar. It’s not “snacky...
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Loving the Bike TV: Hate in Your Heart

29
Jul
2015

For this week’s episode of Loving the Bike TV, I’m talking about getting rid of hate in your heart.  Yeah, it’s pretty hard to be loving life on and off the bike if you’re consumed by hate. As you can tell by the video, I’m still having trouble centering my head in the shot….I...
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Cycling Gear Giveaway

28
Jul
2015
Cycling Gear Giveaway

Whoa, seems like it’s been a long time since we did a giveaway……so it’s time to toss some awesome cycling gear your way. The guys from GearBest are supplying a whole bunch of great items, and as always, it’s super easy to enter and win. How to Enter: Post a comment below telling us...
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Doing It All

27
Jul
2015
Doing It All

If you know anything at all about me and my life, you probably have an indication that I do a lot of “out of the box” stuff.  If I can pride myself on one thing, it’s that I’ve lived a life off the beaten path, and have done more than enough cool things for...
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Loving the BITE: Nourishing Egg in a Tomato Breakfast

23
Jul
2015
Loving the BITE: Nourishing Egg in a Tomato Breakfast

If you’ve got a summer harvest of tomatoes, I’ve got a great idea for you for breakfast. It will nourish you from head to toe, with one of the best antioxidant nutrients you can find, and it will provide a delicious meal of protein, healthy fats, and veggies. And, if you don’t have tomatoes...
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What Cycling Stuff Are You Buying Next?

21
Jul
2015
What Cycling Stuff Are You Buying Next?

Whenever you’re passionate about something, you’re always thinking about it and always wanting more.  You’ve heard people talk about the N+1 mentality when it comes to cyclists and their bikes.  Yes, the perfect number of bikes to personally have is always one more than you currently have. Okay, so it’s safe to say that...
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Cleaning Your Bike the Right Way

21
Jul
2015
Cleaning Your Bike the Right Way

How often do you wash up your bike?  Yeah, it’s one of those necessary things that comes along with putting up the miles and time in the saddle.  But you want to make sure that you make the most of your efforts and properly clean and maintain your road bike. Doing a basic clean...
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Get Caught in the Upward Spiral

20
Jul
2015
Get Caught in the Upward Spiral

The days were becoming more complex than the Jimi Hendrix tie-died shirt he had when he was fifteen. The stress was firing grey hairs out the side of his head and extra beats to his heart. He felt more confused than he was in his first day in Algebra class when he was introduced...
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Loving the Bike TV: A Dog and His Bone

15
Jul
2015

Our “Loving Life on and off the Bike” video series continues.  In this edition I talk about a couple different dogs and their bones…..and how the story can relate to our own personal lives. Tune in.
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Dream….Always Dream

13
Jul
2015
Dream….Always Dream

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 Is...
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Loving the BITE: Why Broccoli is Awesome for Cyclists

09
Jul
2015
Loving the BITE: Why Broccoli is Awesome for Cyclists

It’s a lean, mean, green, cancer-, cholesterol-, allergy-, oxidative-stress- and inflammation-fighting-machine.  And, you’re in luck because it’s likely sitting in your refrigerator right now. With over 300 studies to support its whole-food, nutrition power-house goodness, broccoli is a sure-fire way to improve your health. Specifically, it fights 3 cellular problem areas that can contribute...
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Cyclists Are Still (and always will be) Champions

07
Jul
2015
Cyclists Are Still (and always will be) Champions

We’re a cycling website, so we focused this post on riders, but if you’re a runner or doing anything else that moves your body….You’re a Champion as well. One of the first posts we ever put up on Loving the Bike was titled “Why I Think Every Cyclist is a Champion“.  I still totally...
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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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