Who Loves Wearing Cycling T-Shirts?

11
Sep
2017
Who Loves Wearing Cycling T-Shirts?

Each of us owns a personal marketing company, and we have the ability to promote anything we want….every day of the year.  What are you marketing to the world? Our crew at Loving the Bike believe in a life of t-shirts and shorts…..when we’re off the bike.  We use that space to promote our...
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Loving the BITE: Hooked on Cold-Brew Tea & Infused Water

31
Aug
2017
Loving the BITE: Hooked on Cold-Brew Tea & Infused Water

Summer might be coming to an end, but I’m still loving 2 of my favorite hydrators: cold-brew tea and infused water. And the more I learn about the benefits of tea, the more I want to drink it. If you’re looking for a great drink this summer, give cold-brewed tea a try. It’s got...
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Loving the BITE: Fuel Your Next Ride with Potatoes, Salt, & Mustard. Here’s Why.

24
Aug
2017
Loving the BITE: Fuel Your Next Ride with Potatoes, Salt, & Mustard. Here’s Why.

This week, we’ve got an oldie but a goodie.  For many decades (maybe even centuries?), athletes have been eating potatoes for fuel. At races. On rides. On runs.  It’s a great choice.  While many commercial sports products use maltodextrin as one ingredient in their mix, you can go to the source.   When you eat potatoes, their starch...
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The History of the Folding Bicycle

18
Aug
2017
The History of the Folding Bicycle

Man has always looked for ways to improve on inventions to make them better and more convenient. One fantastic example of this is the bicycle – this superb form of transportation has been adapted and changed many times over the years and there are now dozens of variations available. The Bicycle One of the...
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Celebrity Cyclists

14
Aug
2017
Celebrity Cyclists

Back when Lance Armstrong was the king of cycling and won the Tour de France seven times in a row, riding road bikes became cool in the eyes of Hollywood.  We all know how things went for Lance, but his influence has created a huge amount of celebrity cyclists. During his era many celebrities jumped on board...
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Living Smart When Biking Hard

29
Jul
2017
Living Smart When Biking Hard

Coming from a small town with little in the way of cycling consideration, it’s no surprise to find out that not everywhere in the country loves to ride a bike. While some people prefer to sit comfortably in their mega-sized SUV’s, there are those of us that would rather get a good exercise in...
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Top 3 Brain Boosting Supplements To Give You A Mental Edge

28
Jul
2017
Top 3 Brain Boosting Supplements To Give You A Mental Edge

Whether you know it or not, there are powerful brain boosting supplements that can give you a mental edge at work, with competitive sports like cycling, playing trivia games, and performing many other tasks. These supplements have wide-ranging benefits like productivity boost, memory improvement, mood improvement, and they even serve as protection against mental...
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Organize A Cost-Effective Charity Cycling Event

27
Jul
2017
Organize A Cost-Effective Charity Cycling Event

Increasing The Quality Of The Occasion And Spending Less The aim of a sports charity event can be to save a local athletic program fundamentally important to the children involved. It can be the motivator which turns an otherwise “fringe” sporting activity into something worth celebrating. It can raise community awareness, and even be...
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Simple Ways To Get Back In The Saddle After an Injury

12
Jul
2017
Simple Ways To Get Back In The Saddle After an Injury

Even if you take all of the right safety precautions and you’re as careful in the saddle as possible, there’s always a chance that you’re going to end up in a some kind of accident. This is something that anyone who’s really loving the bike is going to have to come to terms with....
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True Women’s Cycling Clothing from Knights of Mo’Bay

03
Jul
2017
True Women’s Cycling Clothing from Knights of Mo’Bay

Ugh, another male specific jersey in a woman’s cut with elastic seams around the hips.  Oh wait there’s another flower, bird print or ugly busy pink jerseys. Yeah, women don’t like these tired themes.  But our friends at Knights of Mo’Bay have several options that are designed to give women alternative choices for their cycling...
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Loving the BITE: Cyclists’ Slow Cooker Beef (or Mushroom) & Broccoli for Easy “Light at Night” Eating

01
Jun
2017
Loving the BITE: Cyclists’ Slow Cooker Beef (or Mushroom) & Broccoli for Easy “Light at Night” Eating

Of my many tips to save time and sanity in the kitchen (found here), one of my favorites will always be the slow cooker. There’s something about having dinner done way ahead of time. Something about going for a late afternoon ride, and coming back to dinner being done. It’s not just not having...
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Loving the BITE: Vanilla Energy Bites for Long-Lasting Cycling Energy

18
May
2017
Loving the BITE: Vanilla Energy Bites for Long-Lasting Cycling Energy

Another cycling season, another energy bite recipe! And why not? Energy bites are an easy no-bake option for long-lasting fuel from home. While we all need the convenience of commercially-made cycling fuels now and then, there are a lot of good reasons to make some of it at home, too. And, if you’re gonna...
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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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