Loving the BITE: My Favorite Energy Bar UPDATED

18
Jun
2015
Loving the BITE: My Favorite Energy Bar UPDATED

Hundreds. Thousands. There is no end to your energy bar options. There are some great commercial ones, other bland or cardboard-like ones, and some that are little more than candy bars. Here’s mine. I use this energy bar on rides, runs, and skis. I love it. Just 5-6 ingredients in a food processor, and your...
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Loving the Bike TV: My Masterpiece

17
Jun
2015

“I still fall on my face sometimes and I Can’t color inside the lines ’cause I’m perfectly incomplete I’m still working on my masterpiece.” The words above are lyrics from a song called Masterpiece by Jessie J.  I’m using them as my inspiration for this weeks Loving Life message on Loving the Bike TV....
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Extended Twitter Personality

16
Jun
2015
Extended Twitter Personality

Like it or not, Twitter is a part of our communicative world today.  If ten years ago you would have told me that there’s be this online platform where people sent out very short messages each day and used them to communicate and socialize with the world….I would have said you were nuts.  But...
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Cycling, Coffee, Beer, and the Goods

15
Jun
2015
Cycling, Coffee, Beer, and the Goods

I’m surrounded by a lot of like minded people in real life and on social media, and it’s pretty simple to see the commonality between all of us.  Yeah, we all have our individualities…..but there are some common bonds that always come to the surface. I call them “The Goods”.  Those happy things in...
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Loving the BITE: Will Ride for Bacon

11
Jun
2015
Loving the BITE: Will Ride for Bacon

Bacon: The Tasty Sodium Supplement Alright, here’s the disclaimer (a rarity around here!). This may not be the healthiest of my Loving the Bite healthy recipes. It’s true. I’ve given you plenty of those. It doesn’t have to be all-broccoli-all-time. As you’ll read, I do believe bacon is fine here and there (or to be clique –...
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Loving the Bike TV: Insignificant Problems

10
Jun
2015

If you’re anything like me, you find yourself getting way too tied up with insignificant problems and things.  I’m always stressing my mind or getting frustrated over the small stuff. In this week’s episode of Loving the Bike TV, I talk about what can be done to remind yourself just how insignificant many of...
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Destination Cycling Made Easy

09
Jun
2015
Destination Cycling Made Easy

I know I’m not alone in dreaming about taking cycling vacations in various parts of the world, right?  Picking a location is easy, but all the coordinating and planning is what I personally struggle with.  If I’m going to spend the money to go there, I want to make sure I’m doing and seeing...
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Who’s Living a Happier Life?

08
Jun
2015
Who’s Living a Happier Life?

It’s a question I often find myself thinking about.  Who’s happier, the lawn maintenance guy who cut grass for a living and makes a low income…..or the wealthy business man who spends his days in a high stress, fast paced environment? We all crave money, right?  So the rich dude must be living the...
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Helping Your Body Recover from Strenuous Cycling and Training

06
Jun
2015
Helping Your Body Recover from Strenuous Cycling and Training

Truly effective training and cycling methods rely on more than simply piling on extra miles one week after the next. Structured training should always factor in enough time for adequate recovery too. If you don’t give your body the chance to bounce back after you’ve put it under some serious strain, then you could...
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Summer’s Favorite Thing About Being a Bike Racer

05
Jun
2015
Summer’s Favorite Thing About Being a Bike Racer

I’m often asked what my favorite thing about being a bike racer is. While there are so many cool things, I’d have to say my favorite is traveling. One thing I’ve realized, most cyclist are adventurers at heart. We love nothing more than to be outside, exploring new territory. Some of the most amazing...
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Loving the BITE: Energize with an Iron Pan & Fish

04
Jun
2015
Loving the BITE: Energize with an Iron Pan & Fish

As a female endurance athlete, who loves to both ride and run, I’ve learned the importance of iron over the years.  Through four pregnancies, different levels of training and racing, and off-seasons, I’ve seen ups and downs with energy, fatigue, and low-iron symptoms. I’ve also worked with female and male athletes who have been tested...
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Loving the Bike TV: Yes, Dreaming Works

03
Jun
2015

This week I’m coming at you from the river on our Caribbean property, and talking once again about the realization of goals.  Actually, this one is more about having a dream come together….right down to the windows. Yeah, I’ll explain what I mean in this week’s edition of Loving the Bike TV….where it’s all...
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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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