Loving the Bite: Top 5 Homemade On-the-Bike Fuel Recipes

16
May
2013
Loving the Bite: Top 5 Homemade On-the-Bike Fuel Recipes

Sometimes, you just have to take matters into your own hands, head to the kitchen, and make some dynamite training fuel. Or, at least, I tend to have to.  For 12 years, many miles on the bike, and many mountains climbed, we’ve chosen my homebrew drinks, bars, and whole food options.  Here’s my top...
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The Jamaica Reggae Ride: Experiencing Jamaica by Bike

15
May
2013
The Jamaica Reggae Ride: Experiencing Jamaica by Bike

Royston from Knights of Mo’ Bay Cycling Apparel recently completed a ride across Jamaica, and is here to share the experience with us.  Have a read and find out what it’s like to see Jamaica by bike. The Jamaica Reggae Ride by Royston C Let’s get a couple of facts out of the way. The roads from...
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Off the Grid Update

14
May
2013
Off the Grid Update

Yesterday we posted an article about Rob Greenfield and his bicycle journey currently taking place across the United States.  The cool thing about this mission is that he’s doing it totally off the grid. I’ve personally been so impressed by what Rob is doing and what he stands for that I wanted to follow...
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The Hero Blog

14
May
2013
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The Hero Blog

Hero Blog By Joel Phillips Hero…quite a magnificent four-letter word isn’t it?  The very mention of the word evokes feelings of inspiration, and who doesn’t like a story about a hero.  Growing up in Cheyenne (Wyoming), one of the many places I would ride my bike was City News, a local mom & pop...
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Off the Grid Bicycle Touring

13
May
2013
Off the Grid Bicycle Touring

I think anyone who does long distance bicycle touring is pretty awesome, but doing it totally off the grid like Rob Greenfield….is downright amazing.  This guy definitely has a Make it Happen attitude.  Please join me in reading all about Rob’s ride across America, and what he hopes to accomplish along the way. Off...
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HIIT – Painful Fad or Incredible Training Trump Card?

10
May
2013
HIIT – Painful Fad or Incredible Training Trump Card?

How much do you know about HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) and how it can benefit your cycling?  Well, we’ve got Shane (the bike expert) in today with all the details. HIIT – Painful fad or incredible training trump card? Speed is an elusive quality for racers; we’re all in search of it and...
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Loving the BITE: Chemical-Free Coffee

09
May
2013
Loving the BITE: Chemical-Free Coffee

This week I’m on a mission.  A pantry purge, if you will.  When I shop for foods that are not completely whole food (for whatever reason), I generally try to avoid: high omega-6 oils like soybean oil and corn oil, artificial sweeteners with the exception of occasional stevia, colorings and fake flavorings, monosodium glutamate, high...
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Let’s Talk About Portable Hydration Products

08
May
2013

Yes, water is still the best source of hydration out there….but we want to hear what you have to say about portable hydration products.  Whether it’s a product like Nuun or any of the others out there…..what do you have to say about them? In this short video I ask you to leave your comments...
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Team #LovingtheBike does #30daysofbiking Winners

08
May
2013
Team #LovingtheBike does #30daysofbiking <b>Winners</b>

Last week we wrapped up another fantastic month of riding our bikes every single day as part of the #30daysofbiking event.  This is the third year that we’ve kicked things up a bit over here at Loving the Bike, and added an extra dimension with our points system. There was a lot of great riding...
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Dutch Delight: Cycling in Amsterdam

07
May
2013
Dutch Delight: Cycling in Amsterdam

I’ve been enjoying the guest articles we’ve put up lately that talk about cycling in various locations around the world.  This time, we’ve got a great guest post about where I call the world headquarters for cycling….Amsterdam. Cycling in Amsterdam When people go on holiday, they usually return home feeling bloated, worse for wear...
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The Power of a Name

06
May
2013
The Power of a Name

Have you ever thought about just how much power a certain name can have?  Along with that, does a powerful name provide a more powerful product? Okay, so a couple weeks ago a guy named Ky-mani Marley performed on Grenada’s sister island of Carriacou.  The name likely does not ring any bells for you….I know it...
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Assessing the Struggle

03
May
2013
Assessing the Struggle

I feel like I know my body pretty well, and my diet and routine are disturbingly the same each and every day….so when my performance on the bike changes, it makes me start to wonder what’s going on. For the past couple weeks I’ve felt off, and I’m not biking up to what my...
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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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