Tell Us Your Loving the Bike Story

02
Feb
2013
Tell Us Your <em>Loving the Bike</em> Story

Are you Loving the Bike?  We want to hear all about it. Ever since we started this cycling lifestyle website (which turns 3 in just a few days), we’ve had a monthly feature called “Look Who’s Loving the Bike“.  It’s been our reader’s chance to tell us a little story about why they love...
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3 Tips for Getting your Bike Through the Winter Commuting Season:

01
Feb
2013
3 Tips for Getting your Bike Through the Winter Commuting Season:

So you are hardcore enough to brave the elements this winter and ride to work.  Good for you!  It’s so much more difficult to motivate yourself to ride in the morning when you know that Mother Nature is not going to gently embrace you with a thousand warm kisses of the sunrise.  No instead,...
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Loving the BITE: Super Bowl Recipe and Party Tips

31
Jan
2013
Loving the BITE: Super Bowl Recipe and Party Tips

Are you ready for some football?  In my household, yep, we sure are.  I happen to be married to one happy lifelong San Francisco 49ers fan.  And, since I am one not-so-happy lifelong Denver Broncos fan, I’ll go ahead and concentrate on the food.  Here’s what I’ll be cooking for our party and my...
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Awakening the Flat Tire Gods

30
Jan
2013
Awakening the Flat Tire Gods

Has anyone ever warned you about awakening the bicycle flat tire Gods?  Heed their advice, because I just found out that this is for real. Yeah, you’ve more than likely had a situation where you’re talking about how long it’s been since you had a flat tire….and then been immediately warned not to bring...
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Help Kranky Cycles

29
Jan
2013
Help Kranky Cycles

Always willing to help a fellow cyclist in need, we’ve put up this guest post by Roger Sherman who is on a mission to save his favorite bike shop that was recently destroyed by Hurricane Sandy.  So far they’ve raised $4,590.00, on their way to a goal of $15,000. Please Help Kranky Cycles by Roger...
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Washing My Cycling Kit….Old School Style

29
Jan
2013
Washing My Cycling Kit….Old School Style

What’s your cycling kit washing routine?  I thought I’d give you a quick behind the scenes look at what I do here in Grenada.  Here’s my old school kit washing video with all the details.  
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Let’s Talk About Percent Grade and Climbs

28
Jan
2013
Let’s Talk About Percent Grade and Climbs

This is your chance to share your percent grade cycling stories and comments with us.  This is a bonus, “Let’s Talk“, post but I’m posting this now because I really wanted to find out more about your hill climbing and the percent grade of the hills around the areas you cycle. Have a look...
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Our Make it Happen Lifestyle Choices for a Healthy 2013

28
Jan
2013
Our Make it Happen Lifestyle Choices for a Healthy 2013

As a Loving the Bike fitness dude who loves to make sure his family is eating and living healthy, it’s sometimes difficult to keep things totally on track. So how do we “make it happen” in the healthy living department? Well here’s our list of 5 small steps that we’re doing so that we...
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Riding a Trainer in Paradise?

25
Jan
2013
Riding a Trainer in Paradise?

When you live on the tropical Caribbean island of Grenada, why would you ever want to ride inside on a trainer?  Well, if you’re me….you don’t. I’ve written many times before how I just can’t get into riding my bike indoors on a trainer.  I guess that’s a major reason why I’ve done what...
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Tour Down Under: Stage 3 Updates

24
Jan
2013
Tour Down Under: Stage 3 Updates

Our friend James Hopping is hanging out at the Tour Down Under this week and has supplied us with a few pictures and comments from Stage 3.  Yeah, I’m just a little jealous of James, but happy to have him providing this update. TDU: Stage 3 by James Hopping This is a picture I...
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Loving the BITE: Easy to Digest, Long Lasting Fuel for Cycling

24
Jan
2013
Loving the BITE: Easy to Digest, Long Lasting Fuel for Cycling

When riding early in the morning, do you opt for pre-training fuel and risk stomach issues, or just go without?  Many athletes simply head out the door with no fuel.  And, for up to 60 minutes of training, this is usually just fine.  In fact, they not only reduce the risk of stomach cramps,...
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Let’s Talk About How Much You Need to Know

23
Jan
2013

We all love cycling, right?  But how much do we really need to know about our sport and industry?  As part of our regular “Let’s Talk” feature, we’re asking you to provide feedback on how much you feel a cyclist really needs to know including your thoughts on pro cycling, technology, and anything else...
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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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Please send us your questions for our Expert Sports Nutritionist, Kelli Jennings to “Ask the Sports Nutritionist“. Kelli Jennings is a Registered Dietitian with a passion for healthy eating, wellness, & sports nutrition. For more information go to www.apexnutritionllc.com.

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