Loving the BITE: Stay Lean this Winter Tip #3

30
Oct
2014
Loving the BITE: Stay Lean this Winter Tip #3

Stay Lean This Holiday Season I love a good party.  And, I love the Holidays. However, I will admit that I start playing a little defense during the 2 1/2 months that begin right before Halloween and end after New Year’s Day.  It’s during this time that overflowing candy bowls appear in all offices, that yummy...
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Loving the Bike TV: Friends

29
Oct
2014

I had a friend tell me once that they didn’t want to get close to me because they knew I was leaving the country.  WTF?  In this episode of Loving the Bike TV I talk about how even spending a short time with a friend can be the best thing you ever did…..on and...
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That’s Ok.

28
Oct
2014
That’s Ok.

I haven’t seriously ridden a bike in three weeks, and that’s ok. By seriously ridden I mean riding with the intention of getting a workout, and not just trying to survive. I rode on Sunday, but wasn’t feeling well so I made it 25 miles before calling it quits. I thought about riding during...
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Hedley Helped Save My Life

27
Oct
2014
Hedley Helped Save My Life

Ever heard of the Canadian band, Hedley?  Well, as a guy who feels he knows good music….I highly recommend you give these guys a listen. Yeah, I’m originally from Canada but that has absolutely no impact on why I think this band totally rocks.  First of all, they have been a musical hit machine for...
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Choosing the Right Cycling Kit for Winter

25
Oct
2014
Choosing the Right Cycling Kit for Winter

You can’t beat the feeling of a glorious summer ride, but the same pleasure is still there to be had in winter as long as you’ve got the right kit – there’s no such thing as bad weather, only the wrong clothing! Set yourself up to really enjoy your winter rides with these tips...
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Trail Magic and the Art of Soft Pedaling

24
Oct
2014
Trail Magic and the Art of Soft Pedaling

Our buddy Scott is here to tell you a little about this new book called Trail Magic and the Art of Soft Pedaling: Mountain biking 3,000 miles along the Continental Divide.  Oh, and he’s giving you the opportunity to win a copy as well. The last time Scott Thigpen had been on a bicycle,...
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Loving the BITE: Rice is a Great Training Fuel

23
Oct
2014
Loving the BITE: Rice is a Great Training Fuel

It only takes a little rice to deliver a lot of great riding fuel.  It’s an easy, whole-food, delicious, compact source of carbohydrates. And while rice has had quiet a resurgence among athletes with Dr. Allen Lim’s wonderful rice cakes, it’s been a favorite of many athletes around the world for years.  This week, we’ll explore...
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Loving the Bike TV: Delays and Inconveniences are Good

22
Oct
2014

In this fast paced, ultra-convenient world we live in….it’s hard to get your head around the idea that the opposite is actually a good thing.  Yes, in today’s Loving the Bike TV episode I explain how inconveniences and delays are helpful in the path to Loving Life on and off the Bike. Don’t believe...
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Cycling Gear: Does Brand Matter?

21
Oct
2014
Cycling Gear: Does Brand Matter?

It doesn’t matter what product you’re buying, there’s almost always a range of brands to choose from, going from budget to high-end. With some products, it’s incredibly important to stick with the trusted brands, and with others it’s barely more than a name. The question is: does it make a difference when you’re buying...
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Life Happens While You’re Making Other Plans

20
Oct
2014
Life Happens While You’re Making Other Plans

In my opinion, this Lennon quote is the simplest and most accurate depiction of life ever put down in words. Yeah, we’re all so busy.  We all have a bunch of things on our mind and dreams we wish to fulfill…..but along the way life is happening each and every day. This is not...
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Loving the (Children’s) Bike

18
Oct
2014
Loving the (Children’s) Bike

Cycling is a liberating, fun and challenging sport that we all enjoy. Going out on your new bike as child is one of the first places you learn independence from parents, a sense of being in control of where you’re going and perhaps the first time you push your body to its limits. Why...
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Is Independence a Characteristic of Cyclists?

17
Oct
2014
Is Independence a Characteristic of Cyclists?

Okay, so what do you think about this one….is independence a major personality characteristic of people who love cycling? Over the past few months, I’ve become good friends with a guy named Scott Price.  He’s a former Canadian cycling champion and still very much involved in coaching and other things related to the bike. ...
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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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