The Wave

21
Mar
2014
The Wave

I spent a lazy Saturday morning sipping coffee while watching Ronde van Drenthe, the opening race of the UCI World Cup series in Hoogeveen, Netherlands. It was a rare live online broadcast of a women’s pro cycling event; how could I not watch? It had everything I love about bike racing at this time...
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Loving the BITE: Let your Ginger be your Medicine

20
Mar
2014
Loving the BITE: Let your Ginger be your Medicine

With an average 80 revolutions per minute on the bike, knee flexion and extension occurs about 4800 times an hour.  That’s a lot of joint use.  Perhaps joint overuse throughout an entire season.  It’s estimated that 50% of cyclists experience knee joint pain as an overuse injury, in addition to other joint overuse pain...
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Loving the Bike TV: Believe You Can Do It

19
Mar
2014

Belief is possibly the biggest ingredient when it comes to achieving your goals.  As you know, I’m no runner….but it wasn’t until that first dude ran a 4 minute mile that others knew it was possible and were able to do it themselves.  Same thing with climbing Everest.  Once it was done, there was...
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Own the Moment

17
Mar
2014
Own the Moment

We are brave like a soldier Overcoming daily battles Scared of the darkness Always haunted by something nobody knows Full of potential Hidden deep in our sole Able to achieve more than we ever could believe Smart enough to know what we don’t know Knowing more than we think we do Holding tight to...
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Women and Wheels

14
Mar
2014
Women and Wheels

In honor of Women’s History Month, here are some of my favorite pics of women on two wheels and woman-focused art. I love when I see a cool girl on a bike and she lets me take her photo.   Ok, not a bicycle, but she’s too cool not to include. And last, me....
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Loving the BITE: Lettuce Turnip the Beet

13
Mar
2014
Loving the BITE: Lettuce Turnip the Beet

Beets are so good for you, they deserve clever titles like Lettuce Turnip the Beet.  In fact, this saying can be found on t-shirts and posters, all over the internet.  What more evidence do you need to eat more beets? Well, if you need more, you’ll find it here.  This week, we’ve got a...
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Loving the Bike TV: Get Out of Your Own Way

12
Mar
2014

The intention of Loving the Bike TV is to help inspire you to Love Life on and off the Bike.  In episode 2, I talk about some wisdom that has personally changed my life for the better….and I hope you find success with it as well. My parents are visiting right now and with...
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I’ll Meet You There

10
Mar
2014
I’ll Meet You There

I know exactly what I want.  In fact I can even feel it.  It’s a confidence that everything is going to be okay.  It’s a place of safety, warmth, fun, and happiness.  I’ve visited it a few times, but only for fleeting moments.  I dream about it often….endlessly. I’m sure everyone chases their ideal...
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40 degrees! What’s that going to feel like?

07
Mar
2014
40 degrees! What’s that going to feel like?

And more importantly, what should I wear? It looks like the weather might break here in Chicago. Predictions of temps in the 40s for next week leave me yearning for long rides and much-needed stress relief. It’s going to feel downright warm after the frigid temps that we’ve experienced. As cyclists, we obsess over...
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The Cycling Marketplace

07
Mar
2014
The Cycling Marketplace

If you’re looking for unique cycling items or gifts, this is it.  For a while now I’ve been searching for the right mix of products to put together in a Loving the Bike Cycling Marketplace, and I’ve finally found it.  If you haven’t already been over to Bicycle Gift Hub, head over there and...
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Loving the BITE: Honey in a Flask – Easy Homemade Gel

06
Mar
2014
Loving the BITE: Honey in a Flask – Easy Homemade Gel

If you like the ease and effectiveness of gels, but desire to consume mostly “real,” natural foods on your ride, this post is for you.  It’s short and it’s sweet.  In fact, it’s just the right amount of sweet. Recipe of the week: Honey in a Flask – Easy Homemade Gel Ingredients: 1.5 Tbsp....
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Loving the Bike TV: Intro

05
Mar
2014

I’ve been talking about it for a while now, but finally figured out what to do with Loving the Bike TV.  The series is going to be all about Loving Life on and off the Bike, and in this first intro episode I give a very brief explanation of what it’s all about. The...
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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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