Look Who’s Loving the Bike: December 2012

01
Dec
2012
Look Who’s Loving the Bike: December 2012

As we head into our last month of 2012, here’s a few people who are sharing their Loving the Bike stories with us. At the top of each month we like to feature the amazing stories and memories of people who are loving the bike.  Please take a look at what these lovers have...
Read more »

3 Reasons Why Winter is Mountain Biking Season

30
Nov
2012
3 Reasons Why Winter is Mountain Biking Season

We’re here with another segment in our mountain bike monthly feature….this time Greg from Singletracks is here to give you 3 reasons why winter is mountain biking season. 3 Reasons Why Winter is Mountain Biking Season by Greg Heil My road biking compatriots tell me that we have some of the best road riding...
Read more »

My Next Big Thing

29
Nov
2012
My Next Big Thing

One of the first people I started following when I jumped into the world of social media was an amazing family who was cycling from Alaska to Argentina.  The Vogel family, otherwise known as Family on Bikes, were doing something that I thought was absolutely incredible and over the years I’ve become friends with...
Read more »

Loving the BITE: The Perfect All – Natural Energy Drink

29
Nov
2012
Loving the BITE: The Perfect All – Natural Energy Drink

Is Coconut Water truly the perfect, all-natural energy drink?  By some, it’s regarded as the best fluid for hydration and electrolyte replenishment on the bike.  They claim that it’s hydrated athletes naturally, for thousands of years, with 100% all-natural goodness.  Sounds good.  But is it better than modern sports drinks?  Recently, a client asked...
Read more »

Lighting It Up

28
Nov
2012
Lighting It Up

You’ve never seen me review bicycle lights here before, and that’s because I don’t ride at dusk, dawn, or in the dark…..until now. When we were living in Austin (and in Canada prior to that), I was able to ride pretty much when I wanted to and always had tons of sunlight shining on...
Read more »

The Sufferfest: The Wretched Review

27
Nov
2012
The Sufferfest: The Wretched Review

There comes a time in every cyclists’ season when the gluttony of an extra spoon of sugar in the coffee or a cheeky pain au chocolat or three over the winter catches up with them and something snaps. When that happens and the balance of treacle sponge versus training regime swings towards the more...
Read more »

What Inspires You?

26
Nov
2012
What Inspires You?

I think it’s safe to say that inspiration and motivation are basically synonymous words that work together to help each and every one of us make it happen. If this is so, what are the ingredients that go into the whole inspiration/motivation melting pot?  Hold on a minute, don’t answer that quite yet. Each...
Read more »

What is the best fats/carbs/protein ratio for training cyclists?

24
Nov
2012

Ratio of Fats/Carbs/Proteins William’s Question: For a healthy adult male masters racer, spending 8-15 hours per week on the bike. When looking at daily nutrition and training nutrition combined, what would be your recommended ratio of fats/carbs/proteins, to a person who is not trying to lose weight, but just get the most from his...
Read more »

A Bike Commuter Deals With Surgery

23
Nov
2012
A Bike Commuter Deals With Surgery

What do you do if you’re a bike commuter and get sick or injured?  Well, our Loving the Bike friend Malachi Doane shares the story of his abdominal surgery and getting back on the bike. A Bike Commuter Gets Surgery by Malachi Doane I’m a full-time bicycle commuter who recently had my gallbladder taken...
Read more »

Loving the BITE: Stay Warm with Super – Antioxidant Chai Latte

22
Nov
2012
Loving the BITE: Stay Warm with Super – Antioxidant Chai Latte

How about a Thanksgiving afternoon Chai Latte to keep you warm or aide in recovery after a cold ride? If you’ve been to your favorite coffee house lately, perhaps Mocha Spoke, you may have been tempted by the wonderful smell of a Chai Latte.  It just smells like Winter and The Holidays to me.  Turns...
Read more »

A City Built Around Cyclists

21
Nov
2012
A City Built Around Cyclists

In my perfect little dream world, I would be living in a location that provides the tropical conditions that I love so much along with incredible cycling infrastructure…..and no cars. Yeah, that would be totally perfect and…believe me…I’ve searched and searched the world for a place like this.  I was reminded last week of...
Read more »

Facetime: Why Am I in Grenada?

20
Nov
2012

Call me vain, but I really enjoy getting on the video camera and putting out a little facetime to the followers of Loving the Bike. I took a minute to capture my thoughts in response to the question I seem to be getting asked a whole lot lately….Why Are You In Grenada?   Here’s...
Read more »

Sponsors

Featured on these top sites

Blog Partners

Cycling 360 Podcast

Causes

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.

Sports Drink Homebrew

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.

Nutrition Tips