Clive Chapman: How Just One Year and a Bike, Saved His Life

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Jun
2010
Clive Chapman: How Just One Year and a Bike, Saved His Life

Hi everyone, my name is Clive Chapman from Birmingham, England. This is the story of me and my bike, and how it helped me get my life back. 12 months ago I was a 45 year old married bloke with 2 kids, who stopped riding his bike 10 years previously. That’s an approximate figure...
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Nutrition Tip June 26 2010

26
Jun
2010

What is fueling your ride? There is a lot of emphasis on what cyclists use as their “pre-ride snack”…..but many studies show that the food going into your body the couple hours prior to exercise does not “fuel” your activity. These studies show that it takes 24 to 48hrs for muscle fuel (glycogen) to...
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Shake What Your Mama Gave You: How To Clean Your Water Bottle

25
Jun
2010
Shake What Your Mama Gave You: How To Clean Your Water Bottle

Okay, so you ride a bike and you carry a water bottle(s) in the cage, but are you treating and maintaining that bottle the way you should?  I know I’m not…..and this fact prompted me to start looking into it.  I do my best to treat my body right, but I now realize that...
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These Cyclists Got Balls

23
Jun
2010
These Cyclists Got Balls

Myron, from Loving the Bike, tries out a new cycling adventure and shares his experience. On Monday June 21st, I tried something new on a bike and I enjoyed it; polo on bikes!  (I would describe the sport as hockey/soccer played on a bike).  The Saskatoon Bike Polo group invited Loving The Bike to...
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More Than Just Young At Heart

21
Jun
2010
More Than Just Young At Heart

First of all, I would like to send out a huge thank you to the people who willingly let me put their photos up on our website so that people could take shots at how old they think they are.  To look back at the details of the contest and see the actual ages revealed,...
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Nutrition Tip June 19 2010

19
Jun
2010

What can Hemp Hearts do for you? Now don’t go thinking this stuff has anything to do with it’s most famous counterpart….Hemp Hearts are totally where it’s at for good protein and good nutrition.  They are a great for your health and they taste pretty good as well.  They have sort of a sunflower...
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Super Dad’s….and Families

18
Jun
2010
Super Dad’s….and Families

With Father’s Day just a couple of days away, I wanted to post about the Super Dads out there.  You know, the ones who successfully juggle being a role model to their kids, a caring and compassionate family member, hard worker, playful, inspiring, leader….and the list goes on and on.  All that, and of...
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Contest Time: How Old Are These Cyclists?

16
Jun
2010
Contest Time: How Old Are These Cyclists?

Tomorrow morning I’ll be turning 41 years old.  Yikes, I really don’t like saying that out loud, and to be honest I really don’t believe it.  But that’s how old my Mom says I am so I guess I have to go with it.  I’ve often been told that I look so much younger...
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Cycling World Cup

14
Jun
2010

Three days ago, the world sat down in front of their TV screens to start watching the 2010 FIFA World Cup taking place in South Africa.  The 19th edition of the biggest soccer (or football as it’s known around most of the planet) tournament in the world started on June 11 and will run...
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Does Cycling Keep You Young?

12
Jun
2010
Does Cycling Keep You Young?

Hey, we’re looking for your help in putting together a new post over here at Loving the Bike.  This one will be all about you and how cycling keeps you looking so young.  If you feel that you look younger than your age says you are….and if you feel that cycling has contributed to...
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Nutrition Tip June 12 2010

12
Jun
2010

Are Energy Gels for you? A lot of cyclists are now using energy gels (GU, Clif Shot and Shot Bloks, Honey Stinger)….but do you know why? Well, the main reason of course is to gain some energy (hence the name).  These products are designed to help your performance by replenishing glucose during hard workouts....
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Cycling Blog Top Dogs

11
Jun
2010

And the winners are…… We’re so pleased to bring you the 2010 winners of the Crank Listed Honors – The World’s best cycling blogs.  It’s been a bit of a process, but the time has come to unveil who you have chosen as the top dogs for this year.  Yeah, I ramble on for...
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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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