Loving the Race

13
Aug
2013
Loving the Race

We’ve got a new teammate here at Loving the Bike, and her name is Ashley Irving.  Find out more about her by checking out Ashley’s bio, and watch for her posts coming at you each week here on the site.  To start things off, she’s here to tell you about racing at the Tokeneke...
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Are You a Piler or Filer?

12
Aug
2013
Are You a Piler or Filer?

The terminology of Piler vs Filer might be mostly used to describe personality traits or organizational skills, but I think it can be applied to cycling as well. It all began when I was building Lego with my 7 year old Son.  I had all the little pieces organized in bags so that he...
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A Minimal Bicycle Tour Across America

11
Aug
2013
A Minimal Bicycle Tour Across America

Back in May we introduced you to a guy named Rob Greenfield who was cycling across the United States to promote sustainability.  During this summer we’ve followed along and posted updates from his trip.  Although I didn’t know much about him then, I now consider him a friend….as well as an inspiration and incredible human...
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Bicycles Highlighted on New Travel Channel Series

09
Aug
2013
Bicycles Highlighted on New Travel Channel Series

Bicycles have not been given enough screen time on television programs, but thanks to Ryan van Duzer that’s about to change. You’ve seen me post about Ryan several times here on Loving the Bike.  Over the past few years he’s become a good friend and I consider him one of the greatest bicycle advocacy...
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Loving the BITE: Quick Avocado Smoothie Meal

08
Aug
2013
Loving the BITE: Quick Avocado Smoothie Meal

There are many reasons why athletes look to convenient ready-to-eat meal replacement drinks and bars.  As noted, they are convenient. Ready to eat with no preparation.  And, many of us, tend to be busy.  When I first began working with serious athletes, I didn’t really anticipate the stress level that often occurs with busy schedules exacerbated...
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I’m Still Proudly Repping Texas

07
Aug
2013
I’m Still Proudly Repping Texas

My Family and I lived a total of 3 years in the beautiful city of Austin, Texas.  That equates to only about 7% of my life….but it was enough for me to consider it home.  Even though we’re Canadians, my entire Family actually considers it home. I miss the city, the bike culture, and...
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The Continental Contrast of a Rain Ride

06
Aug
2013
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The Continental Contrast of a Rain Ride

Sometime I lose touch with how awesome it is to live in the metro-Denver area and be loving the bike.  The extensive trail system and bike lanes make the entire city a haven for cyclists of all abilities, from training wheels to titanium wheels, the Denver area is an extraordinary place to ride. I was...
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My Definition of Success

05
Aug
2013
My Definition of Success

What is your personal definition of success…….both for cycling and life? If you don’t have a personal definition I greatly suggest you getting one.  By knowing exactly what it takes for you to consider your life a success, you need to have a way to measure or determine it. It all comes down to...
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Bike Repairs Using Your iPhone

02
Aug
2013
Bike Repairs Using Your iPhone

We’ve already spoken about some of the best apps available for the iPhone. Today, I’ve invited Andreas from London Cyclist to share a little about his app, Bike Doctor with you guys. Bike Repairs With Your iPhone by Andreas I’ve never been a technically minded person. I remember being somewhat baffled by even a...
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Tracy Napier is Loving the Bike

01
Aug
2013
Tracy Napier is Loving the Bike

We love to feature real life cyclists who are as passionate about cycling as we are, and have included the all in our “Look Who’s Loving the Bike” category of posts. This time around, Tracy Napier is letting us know why she is Loving the Bike. Tracy is Loving the Bike by Tracy Napier...
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Loving the BITE: Inexpensive Training Fuel Alternatives for Cyclists and Athletes

01
Aug
2013
Loving the BITE: Inexpensive Training Fuel Alternatives for Cyclists and Athletes

Tired of forking over a buck or more every time you want a gel, bar, or drink for each hour of your ride? Many times, me too.   When weight (or lack thereof) is a priority on very long rides, and I simply want convenience from commercially available light-weight products, gels are one of...
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From Drought to Downpour

31
Jul
2013
From Drought to Downpour

I lived in Austin Texas for two years and only got caught cycling in the rain a few times.  I’ve been living on the Caribbean island of Grenada for 8 months and have been out riding in a downpour several times already. Talk about totally going from drought to downpour. During the time we lived...
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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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