Loving the BITE: Sausage and Apples for a Quick Delicious Autumn Dinner

10
Sep
2015
Loving the BITE: Sausage and Apples for a Quick Delicious Autumn Dinner

Nothing quite says Autumn to me like riding through fallen leaves and dinners with ingredients like apples and squash. And, as the daylight and days get shorter, I’m always looking for quick, delicious, warm meals. This week, we’ll cut to the chase with an easy and tasty Autumn dinner. It will include some nutrition powerhouse ingredients...
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Relax, Refresh, Recharge: Summer Moak is Ready for the Offseason

08
Sep
2015
Relax, Refresh, Recharge: Summer Moak is Ready for the Offseason

2 National titles, 3 National Records, and a trip to the emergency room (luckily only suffered some road rash) = another very successful 2015 racing season! But all good things must come to an end, which can only mean one thing……………………it’s the OFF-SEASON!!! The previous 2 years I’ve raced Cyclocross during the off-season and...
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Loving the BITE: Fuel Right with a Side of Cycling Community Generosity

03
Sep
2015
Loving the BITE: Fuel Right with a Side of Cycling Community Generosity

It’s with a heavy heart that I write this week’s Loving the Bite. A car-bike accident has recently claimed the life of another cyclist. A dad. A husband. A life. This time, it happened on Lookout Mountain Road in Golden, CO, a wonderfully fun road route that I ride frequently. Every crash like this is extremely...
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A Cycling Guide to Cuba

01
Sep
2015
A Cycling Guide to Cuba

The tides are changing on this beautiful Caribbean Island with economic reforms and travel restrictions lifted. If you’re a cycling enthusiast, there’s never been a better time to visit Cuba. To enjoy this scenic paradise, you’ll want to book that holiday soon before the crowds show up. The roads of Cuba remain a cycling...
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Reckless Cycling

31
Aug
2015
Reckless Cycling

I’m in no way trying to promote reckless cycling in any way, but I wanted to get a feel for how all of you label your riding.  Are you conservative, reckless, adventurous, scared?  What kind of adjective would you use for yourself? I sat down for a minute to think of what word first...
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Berlin City Breaks by Bike

28
Aug
2015
Berlin City Breaks by Bike

Berlin is the kind of city where you will find something surprising around every corner: from peaceful green spaces to important historical landmarks to cool-kid haunts. The best way to see the most that Berlin has to offer is by hiring out a bike and cycling around the city! As every seven in ten...
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Loving the BITE: Sweet Potato Quinoa for Lunch, Carb Load, & Recovery

27
Aug
2015
Loving the BITE: Sweet Potato Quinoa for Lunch, Carb Load, & Recovery

Sometimes my lunch is boring. As in same ol’ yawn-inducing boring. How ’bout yours? Other times, I have a stroke of genius and come up with a great meal that is nourishing, energizing, and exciting (as exciting as lunch can be, anyway). If you’re packing your lunch, you may go through these ups and downs...
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Loving the Bike TV: Stay In Your Element

26
Aug
2015

Okay, so I love being in my element in everything I do.  Sure, I may seem like I’m an extrovert….but it’s only when I’m in a situation where I feel totally at home and comfortable.  I’m all about my element and do all I can to stay right there in it as much as...
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How Do You Define a Cyclist?

25
Aug
2015
How Do You Define a Cyclist?

There are those of us who ride bikes, those who race, and those that commute by bicycle or use it for countless other reasons.  Some are on road bikes, some on BMX, fixie, mountain, urban, tandem, or one of the many other varieties.  However you slice it up, however you ride….you’re a cyclist, Right?...
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What Has Being Impatient Done For Me?

24
Aug
2015
What Has Being Impatient Done For Me?

I can honestly still remember the very first time I ever made a purchase in a store all by myself.  I was nervous, anxious, and shy.  Upon paying for the item, I quickly asked the lady checking me out if I could get a bag.  Her response stays with me to this day…..”Didn’t your...
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Loving the BITE: Fish Tacos & Vitamin D for upcoming Winter Months

20
Aug
2015
Loving the BITE: Fish Tacos & Vitamin D for upcoming Winter Months

I just returned from my annual beach road-trip vacation. For the week I was on the beach, I had 3 main objectives: play lots with my kids including swimming, sand castling, and wave dunking, surf some waves on our family surf board, and find and eat the most delicious fish tacos southern California has...
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Loving the Bike TV: What Would You Tell Your Younger Self?

19
Aug
2015

A while back, we did a Cycling 360 podcast about what we would tell our younger self when just getting started with road cycling, and I thought it would be cool to come up with the same sort of advice for Loving Life off the Bike as well. In this edition of Loving the...
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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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