Funkier Quick Custom Jersey

18
Feb
2015
Funkier Quick Custom Jersey

You know I’m not big on reviews, right?  Especially when they are something as standard as a cycling jersey.  Come on, if you’re buying a quality jersey…..what really distinguishes it from the next one?  I think for most of us, it comes down to liking the design, wearing our favorite brand or team, and...
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The Happiness Equation

16
Feb
2015
The Happiness Equation

We all want happiness, right?  Of course we do.  So how come so many of us are always searching for it.  Shouldn’t we have already found it by now? Cycling is one of the things that makes me happy.  Everything about it.  I’m happy on my bike.  I’m happy when I get new bike...
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The Driver’s Lazy Foot

13
Feb
2015
The Driver’s Lazy Foot

Want to know one of the major issues causing vehicle – bicycle collisions?  The driver’s lazy foot. Of course this is just my own personal research story, and a lot of it is based on educated opinion and not fact…..but I am confident in saying that if this issue could be fixed, we’d have a...
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Loving the BITE: Anti-Leg-Cramp Smoothie

12
Feb
2015
Loving the BITE: Anti-Leg-Cramp Smoothie

Recently, a reader and a former client contacted me to ask how to reduce their leg cramps. One was experiencing cramps ride after ride once he hit the 30 mile mark, and another was experiencing them in the middle of the night after riding, and occasionally on a random evening. Neither are any fun.  But, it...
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Loving the Bike TV: Get Out of Your Own Damn Way

11
Feb
2015

When I clicked the record button for this week’s Loving the Bike TV, I honestly didn’t have a topic in mind….but it only took a few seconds for me to remember the personal ah-ha moment I had earlier in the day. Yep, I’m sure I’ve talked about it before….but once again I was reminded...
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The Tool Bottle

10
Feb
2015
The Tool Bottle

Here’s one of the simplest and easiest cycling tips we’ve ever given out.  A few months ago I started riding with “the tool bottle” for lack of better name…..and it’s awesome. I honestly can’t figure out how I never did something like this before, but glad that I’ve finally incorporated it into my set up....
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Effective Time Breeds Relaxing Time

09
Feb
2015
Effective Time Breeds Relaxing Time

We celebrated our Loving the Bike 5 year birthday last Friday.  If there’s one thing I’ve learned over these years is that by busting my butt and putting in effective time…..I’m now able to coast a little and take time for relaxation. Let me explain.  In the beginning, I put in hours and hours...
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You Can’t Silence Me or Bob Marley

06
Feb
2015
You Can’t Silence Me or Bob Marley

By some massively cool coincidence, Loving the Bike shares the same birthday with the legend, Bob Marley.  Today, we turn five….and if Bob was still around we’d be clinking mellow mood cans and toasting his 70th. In honor of our special day, I thought it would be perfect timing to share a true Bob...
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Loving the BITE: Fruit Strip Fuel

05
Feb
2015
Loving the BITE: Fruit Strip Fuel

It’s no secret that I often shop outside the “sports nutrition” aisle when picking out training fuel.  Even if you don’t have the time or want to go for full-on homemade fuel, there are real food options for you. One of my current favorites is fruit strips. When I was growing up, they were not called “fruit...
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Riding Outside the Box

02
Feb
2015
Riding Outside the Box

I’ve talked many times about thinking outside the box and doing things differently, but what is this idea of Riding Outside the Box all about? I don’t know about you, but I often get caught up riding the same sort of intensity and mileage almost every week.  Not like that’s a bad thing as I’m...
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3-Speed Gearbox: Alternative to Front Derailleur

30
Jan
2015
3-Speed Gearbox: Alternative to Front Derailleur

Efneo’s 3-gear front gearbox by Franciszek Migaszewski How many time have you thought, “I hate my front derailleur”?  Now it seems you have an alternative that looks great and offers some cool advantages.  Efneo has launched a campaign on Indiegogo for their 3-speed front bicycle gearbox. It’s maintenance free and shifting gears is much quicker and...
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Loving the BITE: Superbowl Menu

29
Jan
2015
Loving the BITE: Superbowl Menu

It’s Super Bowl Week…what better time to bust out the SuperFoods?  If you’re looking to have a Super Bowl Party with nutrient-loaded foods that can make you healthier, stronger, leaner, smarter, faster, and of course, better looking, look no further than our Loving The Bite Super Bowl Party Menu: Party Appetizers: Black Bean &...
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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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