No Limits

04
Mar
2013
No Limits

It doesn’t matter who you are, or what kind of cyclist you aspire to be….there are no limits in getting you to where you want to go. As with all our Make it Happen Monday posts here at Loving the Bike, this one is intended to motivate and push you to do great things….on...
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Darryl Hagen is Loving the Bike

02
Mar
2013
Darryl Hagen is Loving the Bike

Every so often we like to feature one of our readers and their Loving the Bike story.  This one comes from Darryl Hagen and here’s what he has to say: “Eight years ago I moved from Vancouver to Toronto.  In Van, I commuted by bike everyday and rode the North Shore 3 times a...
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Team #LovingtheBike does #30daysofbiking 2013

01
Mar
2013
Team #LovingtheBike does #30daysofbiking 2013

It’s time once again for #30daysofbiking, and 30 days of good times on your bike.  About the only thing better than spending April riding your bike all 30 days, is being a part of Team #LovingtheBike and all the goodness that comes along with it. For the past two years we’ve taken part in...
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Loving the BITE’s Magic Health Tonic

28
Feb
2013
Loving the BITE’s Magic Health Tonic

The words “health tonic” were not something we discussed in nutrition school or residency much.  Unfortunately.  More and more, I’ve seen the benefits of tonics, supplements, and practices that are far from your standard Western Medicine protocols.  I’ve seen them work firsthand, and I’ve seen their efficacy documented in studies. But, since we can’t...
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How Cycling Saved This Runner

27
Feb
2013
How Cycling Saved This Runner

I’ve always said that the bicycle can help solve all the world’s problems, and I stand by it.  As I wait for the bike to keep working its magic, it’s good to know that cycling helped save a triathlon friend of mine.  Anne Brennan is an Ironman athlete and a fellow blogger….and she’s here...
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New Cycling Magazine: 2r

26
Feb
2013
New Cycling Magazine: 2r

The emergence of a new style of cycling ‘magazine’ has caused waves of excitement around the community.  Not just for its content and format, but for the writers behind it.  2r is a new multi-media magazine about cycling available to download monthly and looks to feature some very interesting and inspiring writers as well as beautiful photo essays and in-depth...
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Mental Preparation for the Ride

25
Feb
2013
Mental Preparation for the Ride

In my opinion, the most important ingredient for performance on the bike is Mental Preparation.  Of course it is….the brain is the most powerful thing we have so it’s really the starting point of making it happen.  Making anything happen. Everything in life is created first in the mind, and then again in reality…..and...
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Cycling Fuel for Lactose Intolerant Cyclists

23
Feb
2013

Cycling Fuel for Lactose Intolerant Cyclists Jeff asks: “I am extremely lactose intolerant, and many of the commercial bars and supplements have whey as a major ingredient.  I have a hard time finding fuel for my rides.  Help.” Kelli’s Answer:  Thanks for your question.  Pack your own non-whey nutrition.  Here are a few non-whey options: 1)      Clif...
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Our Top 5 Cycling Tips: #1

22
Feb
2013
Our Top 5 Cycling Tips: #1

We’ve come to the end of our week of cycling tips here at Loving the Bike.  I hope you’ve enjoyed what our crew has had to say, and be sure to have a look at all our other cycling tip posts as well. It’s kind of tough to single out a Number 1 Tip...
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Our Top 5 Cycling Tips: #2

21
Feb
2013
Our Top 5 Cycling Tips: #2

We continue our week of Cycling Tips, with this fantastic nutrition tip from Kelli.  Each week Kelli brings you a Loving the BITE recipe, but along with that she provides a wealth of nutritional information for you as well.  On top of it all, she always let’s you know how certain foods, herbs, and...
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Our Top 5 Cycling Tips: #3

20
Feb
2013
Our Top 5 Cycling Tips: #3

In our Loving the Bike number 3 tip, we discuss the importance of stretching and how it can improve your cycling performance and keep you healthy. In tip #5 from earlier this week, I mentioned how there’s really nothing better than time on the bike to improve your cycling….but now I’m going to explain...
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Our Top 5 Cycling Tips: #4

19
Feb
2013
Our Top 5 Cycling Tips: #4

As we continue with our week of cycling tips, Stevie is here today with #4 for you.  This just might be the first time many of you have heard Stevie speak, so make sure you have your translation book handy….you just have to love that UK accent. Find out what Stevie has to say...
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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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