Loving the BITE: End-of-Year Cycling Health & Wellness Reflections & Goals

29
Dec
2016
Loving the BITE: End-of-Year Cycling Health & Wellness Reflections & Goals

This year, I’m gonna beat the ol’ New Year’s Resolution to the punch. That’s right, I’m pre-empting the traditional date for goal setting. We’re looking back, learning and looking ahead, ahead of time. Then, we’re gonna repeat at the end of every month rather than every year. Yearly resolutions are often overwhelming, far-reaching, intangible,...
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Loving the BITE: Healthy Breakfasts for a Crowd

22
Dec
2016
Loving the BITE: Healthy Breakfasts for a Crowd

If you’ve got company coming over for the Holidays, or if you are the company, here’s your chance to impress your guests or hosts with a deliciously nourishing breakfast (or two). And the best part? It cooks itself while you sleep. Of course, you could slave over cinnamon rolls and please everyone. But, if you’re...
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Benefits of cycling for the elderly: Cycle your way to health

22
Dec
2016
Benefits of cycling for the elderly: Cycle your way to health

Source: drprem.com Staying active in old age is important and so many turn to low-impact exercises such as walking or light jogging. But what about cycling? A column written by M.D. Michael Yaremchuk sparked a few controversies. Yaremchuk claimed cycling is not a physical activity one should recommend to seniors because he recently had...
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The Right Torque Wrench for your Bike

15
Dec
2016
The Right Torque Wrench for your Bike

A torque wrench is an important tool for the manufacturer and the mechanics. Whether you are repairing a car, motorcycle, bicycle or any other thing you definitely require to fasten the screws and nuts. It is not always a matter of fastening screws and nut but specifying if they should be tight or not...
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Loving the BITE: 2016 Whole-Food Delicious Christmas Dinner Menu

15
Dec
2016
Loving the BITE: 2016 Whole-Food Delicious Christmas Dinner Menu

Sure, as dedicated cyclists, it’s good to see food as fuel for our bodies. Most of the time. But every once in awhile, it’s okay for food to be pure celebration. And fun. And joy. And, if you’re planning a Christmas or Holiday meal this month, it’s always good to set your menu early (because...
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Loving the BITE: Delicious 3-Punch Powerhouse Soup

08
Dec
2016
Loving the BITE: Delicious 3-Punch Powerhouse Soup

I’m freezing. Okay maybe not freezing, but with a high in the low teens today, it’s cold out there. And as we discussed in “Lean & Fit” Holiday topics in the past, it takes a bit of work to keep the veggies piling during the cold weather months. Well, this week’s recipe is warm,...
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Okay, So Everysight’s Reality Smartglasses Caught My Attention

07
Dec
2016
Okay, So Everysight’s Reality Smartglasses Caught My Attention

There is no shortage in the amount of new gadgets coming out on the market each month.  Even in the cycling world, I have seen so many new ideas flash across my screen this past year.  But when I heard about this one, it totally got excited in a techy good way. Seriously, this...
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Yes, Even Cyclists Need Hair And Skin Care

06
Dec
2016
Yes, Even Cyclists Need Hair And Skin Care

Cycling and hair and skin problems are a topic seldom discussed. This is not because things like wind burn, wearing a helmet for long hours in high humidity, and getting an abrasion after a fall don’t affect hair and skin health, but because it’s considered sissy stuff. In fact, even women who bike don’t...
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Loving the BITE: Stop Being a Tough Guy/Gal Cyclist

01
Dec
2016
Loving the BITE: Stop Being a Tough Guy/Gal Cyclist

When you think of a tough guy or gal, what do you usually think of? For many athletes, it’s a picture of one that can go “without.” Without fluids. Without rest. Without recovery. Without fuel. Without = Tough. Believe it or not, this image dates back in history, even to the first “marathon.” I’ve...
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Custom Electric Chopper Bicycle

30
Nov
2016
Custom Electric Chopper Bicycle

I love bikes.  Of course, with a name like Loving the Bike that is pretty obvious.  But I love all kinds of bikes.  Even though I am a road cyclist, I also love coming across cool bikes of all styles and varieties. So, the other day I was driving in downtown Courtenay and I...
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Loving the BITE: Turkey Leftovers & Fit Holidays for Cyclists

24
Nov
2016
Loving the BITE: Turkey Leftovers & Fit Holidays for Cyclists

If there’s one thing you should do tomorrow, the day after Thanksgiving, it’s got to be to get out those turkey leftovers, and make the opposite of Thanksgiving dinner. What IS the opposite you ask? One word: Tacos. Leftover turkey is perfect for delicous fresh tacos. And I’m not talking just any tacos, I’m talking...
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Gearing up for Winter Cycling

22
Nov
2016
Gearing up for Winter Cycling

Gearing up for winter Now that the winter weather is well and truly with us, the thought of getting out on your bike may seem like a crazy idea. Firstly, the winter weather isn’t particularly good for your bike – mud and grit can damage the bearings, and nobody likes a mucky bike do...
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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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