Riding to Lose: Paul Prosser is Making it Happen

15
Oct
2012
Riding to Lose: Paul Prosser is Making it Happen

Talk about Making it Happen, Paul Prosser writes about how riding his bike and a healthy diet enabled him to lose 35 pounds (along with his belly and excess fat), to get to a healthy 22.1 BMI. Riding to Lose by Paul Prosser In February, after an adult conversation with my wife Susan, I started...
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#Austin: Cycling Party Celebration

12
Oct
2012
#Austin: Cycling Party Celebration

If you’ll be in Austin next Saturday, October 20th please join us at Southwest Cyclesport for an afternoon of bicycle celebration.  RSVP on Facebook. My online cycling buddy Shawn from Texas Mountainbike Trails is helping to put on this event and he’s totally ready to party as well. So what will go on during the event?...
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Loving the Commute: Commuter Profile – John Fry

12
Oct
2012
Loving the Commute: Commuter Profile – John Fry

For this month’s Loving the Commute I decided to take a moment to talk with a fellow commuter. If you would like to be a part of Loving the Commute, I would love to talk to you, send me an email (aaronthestrong@gmail.com) or reach out to me via twitter (@Aaronthestrong).  John is a good...
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Loving the BITE: Protein Bars Exposed

11
Oct
2012
Loving the BITE: Protein Bars Exposed

Sure, a “protein bar” can be a good option for recovery after a hard ride, but do they make for good snacks?  As more and more athletes opt for protein bars and energy bars as part of their everyday food choices, it’s important to determine which, if any, works as a healthy snack.  You...
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Cyclist May Use Full Lane…But Should We?

10
Oct
2012
Cyclist May Use Full Lane…But Should We?

The “bicycle may use full lane” signs have started emerging all over, and one just recently popped up on a road that leads to several of my training routes.  But I’m not so sure about them. The history of these signs (also known as R4-11) dates back to their origin in 2009, but have definitely...
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Monarchs in my Stomach

08
Oct
2012
Monarchs in my Stomach

You’ve heard of having butterflies in your stomach, but what I’ve got is a serious case of Monarchs in mine. If having butterflies is in response to being nervous or anxious about something, then having Monarch butterflies is what happens when you’re about to kick it up Rockstar style and totally Make it Happen....
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Boosting Muscle Energy Stores

06
Oct
2012

Boosting Muscle Energy Stores Dear Kelly, I am a competitive cyclist up in Canada and I have been struggling the last year or so with my diet when it comes to nutrition off the bike.  I am 23 years old and have extreme hyperthyroidism (graves disease ) as well as being a vegetarian.  Are there...
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Britain Follows US Example And Test Runs Cycle Traffic Lights

05
Oct
2012
Britain Follows US Example And Test Runs Cycle Traffic Lights

Readers in the US might be interested to learn that here in Britain we’re taking a leaf out of your book – and carrying out a trial run of traffic lights designed especially for cyclists. The scheme has been launched after the government looked overseas for solutions to counter increasingly grim cycling accident statistics...
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Loving the BITE: Vitamin D for Athletic Performance and Health

04
Oct
2012
Loving the BITE: Vitamin D for Athletic Performance and Health

“There’s no way I’m deficient…I get plenty of sunshine.” If I’ve heard it once, I’ve heard it many, many times.  And yet, athlete after athlete is found deficient.  If you’ve never had your Vitamin D levels checked, you may be in for a surprise.  And, if you find your motivation and mood wavering and eventually...
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Create a Bicycle Cafe Tagline and WIN

03
Oct
2012
Create a Bicycle Cafe Tagline and WIN

There’s no shortage of people out there to totally dig Coffee and Bikes…actually, who are addicted to them is more like it.  So it’s no surprise that the two often get mixed together.  Many bike shops have been offering coffee to their customers for years….but it’s only recently that the “bicycle cafe” idea has...
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Brooklyn Cruiser: A True Connection is Made

03
Oct
2012
Brooklyn Cruiser: A True Connection is Made

Style, comfort, design, and quality are all important aspects of a bicycle….but for me there is one more element that goes into making the ideal brand.  Getting to know the people behind the company and finding out more about their passion, beliefs, and personality is something we don’t get a chance to do with...
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D-FENCE: Paul Kimmage Defence Fund

02
Oct
2012
D-FENCE: Paul Kimmage Defence Fund

Please note, the comments and thoughts expressed here are my own and in no way represent those of LovingTheBike.com, it’s affiliates or sponsors – Stevie If you keep your ear to the Twitter flavoured ground you will no doubt have heard about the Paul Kimmage Defence Fund;  which has been started and is being...
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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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