MyID for on and off the Bike

26
Aug
2016
MyID for on and off the Bike

I’ve always liked the idea of having some sort of personal ID on me when out for a ride.  You know…..just in case. It’s something we don’t want to think about, but being pro-active is always a good thing.  Way back, I used to ride with a little note written on paper that had...
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Loving the BITE: 3 Effective Pre-Ride Snacks Already in your Kitchen

25
Aug
2016
Loving the BITE: 3 Effective Pre-Ride Snacks Already in your Kitchen

We’ve all been there before. Looking forward to a good ride, and searching the pantry for quick snack before heading out.  Well, I’ve got good news. A great pre-ride fueling choice is likely at your fingertips, just setting in your kitchen, ready to nourish your body before you start. Here are three everyday foods...
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Tips and Tricks for Family Bike Rides

19
Aug
2016
Tips and Tricks for Family Bike Rides

Tips and Tricks for Family Bike Rides by Paul Denikin Bike riding is a great way to have fun, exercise and travel. As much as I want to dust off the old bike that’s been hanging around the garage and start training for cross country cycling, we’ll leave the long distances to the professionals....
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Loving the BITE: Energy Balls Are All the Rage

18
Aug
2016
Loving the BITE: Energy Balls Are All the Rage

What do you have when you’ve got nuts, dates, cocoa, & salt in a food processor? Sounds like a nutrient-packed snack or fuel option to me! If you take a look online these days, you’re sure to hear about “energy balls.” They are all the rage (do people even say that anymore?) Like most...
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The Case for Homemade Fuel

11
Aug
2016
The Case for Homemade Fuel

We’re giving away a copy of Matt Kadey’s new book….Rocket Fuel: Power-Packed Food for Sports and Adventure. Have a look at what Matt has to say about homemade fuel, and be sure to check out his recipe for Granola Bites.  Then leave a comment letting us know what you think about his thoughts and...
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Surfing, Beer, and Motorcycles

08
Aug
2016
Surfing, Beer, and Motorcycles

It really doesn’t matter how much internal coolness you personally have, but just by being a surfer….or drinking beer…..or riding a motorcycle, you instantly up your cool factor. I’ve always been fascinated about this concept and how these three things have such impact in how we view other people. As with most things in...
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Loving the BITE: Health-Upgrade Balsamic Dressing

04
Aug
2016
Loving the BITE: Health-Upgrade Balsamic Dressing

Here’s a shocker: I think more of our foods should be made at home.  I think when you buy a prepared food at the store, the time you save with buying it rather than making it should be spent checking (and double checking) the ingredients list.  I think athletes can stay healthy, recover better, train...
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Loving the BITE: Beet-It Chips

28
Jul
2016
Loving the BITE: Beet-It Chips

This week’s Loving the Bite recipe can’t be beat.  As a true SuperFood vegetable with a beautiful color, it’s hard to beat beets.  They can be intimidating, I know.  But, once you get used to adding them to salads, smoothies, and even snacking on them with our Recipe of the Week, you’ll find them...
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Loving the Bike TV: Treat Yourself to Goodness

27
Jul
2016
Loving the Bike TV: Treat Yourself to Goodness

In this episode of Loving the Bike TV, I talk about the importance of treating yourself.  We often put guilt on ourselves when we’re doing this sort of thing, but ditch the guilt and let the goodness fly. Have a view and let me know what you think…..then go out and treat yourself to...
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Loving the BITE: Homemade Bars that will Break Your Bonk

21
Jul
2016
Loving the BITE: Homemade Bars that will Break Your Bonk

Ever need an on-the-go quick snack or mini-meal?  Or a more substantial snack for a long ride? Something that will provide quite a bit of calories but still go down easy? You know, something that will help break any risk of a bonk? Me too. But even in the midst of an entire aisle...
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Loving the Bike TV: Find Your Zen

20
Jul
2016
Loving the Bike TV: Find Your Zen

It’s been way too long since I put out an episode of Loving the Bike TV.  Well, it’s finally here and this time around I’m focusing on using loving life on and off the bike…..but more so on the bike. We all love our time on the bike, but getting into that zen-like state...
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Loving the BITE: Slow Cooker Carne Asada (PLUS Vegetarian Options & More Delicious Taco Ideas)

14
Jul
2016
Loving the BITE: Slow Cooker Carne Asada (PLUS Vegetarian Options & More Delicious Taco Ideas)

A couple weeks ago I posted a taco recipe that will change your life. Today, as promised, I have some ideas for taco fillings…the protein part. Each of these works great with the delicious taco cabbage slaw, cilantro, and home-fried shells! And although this recipe is a bit of a “cheat meal” for anyone...
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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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