Mountain Bike: Top 3 Tips

26
Oct
2012
Mountain Bike: Top 3 Tips

We’ve teamed up with the guys over at Singletracks.com so that we can start brining our readers more articles on Mountain Biking.  We try to cater to all types of riders of all levels and abilities here at Loving the Bike, but seeing as I’m primarily a road cyclist the focus tends to shift...
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No Country for Old Men (383 Mile) Race Report

25
Oct
2012
No Country for Old Men (383 Mile) Race Report

Marko Baloh, of Slovenia, is the champion of the inaugural No Country for Old Men bicycle race.  Marko blistered the 383 mile extremely challenging course in 20 hours 59 minutes, averaging 18.23 mph.  Dave Elsberry of Mission Viejo, California finished 2nd with a time of 29 hours 30 minutes.  David Disney of Loveland, Colorado...
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Loving the BITE: Power Pancakes for all Cyclists

25
Oct
2012
Loving the BITE: Power Pancakes for all Cyclists

If you’re dragging throughout the morning, clinging to your coffee, starving by 10 am, or craving sugar or carbs all day, your breakfast could be to blame.  A bowl of flakes high in carbohydrates and low in fiber, healthy fats and proteins just won’t sustain most athletes until lunch.  Certainly wouldn’t sustain me.  If you’re...
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Rockstar Cycling Style: T-Shirts Are Back

24
Oct
2012
Rockstar Cycling Style: T-Shirts Are Back

Our Loving the Bike T-Shirts and Baby Outfits are back….it’s time to get your Rockstar Cycling Style on. What’s even more Rockstar is that we’re doing a Buy One Get One at 50% off from now until November 25th, 2012 (Order one and you’ll receive a message asking if you’d like a second one...
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Ready to Ride in Isolation

24
Oct
2012
Ready to Ride in Isolation

What if you were heading off to ride in a location that does not have the convenience and availability found in a local bike shop?  What would you do to ensure you aren’t left sitting out due to a minor repair that you can’t fix immediately? I’ve been slowly dropping more and more details...
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Breaking Boundaries with Martyn Ashton

23
Oct
2012
Breaking Boundaries with Martyn Ashton

In a week that has seen the lives of some, and the dreams of many, strewn in tatters across the internet I thought it’d be nice to bring something wonderful to the screens of the loyal readers of LovingTheBike.com. Martyn Ashton is apparently very well known in the MTB and trials scene and has...
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Cyclists Help Rwanda Rise From Ashes

22
Oct
2012
Cyclists Help Rwanda Rise From Ashes

How do you make an inspirational story even better?  Add cycling to it.  Last week I viewed the Rwanda Cycling Team documentary called Rising From Ashes and I can honestly say it’s one of the best films I’ve ever seen.  Any movie that leaves me feeling fired up and motivated is two thumbs up in...
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Meal Planning for Athletic Training Programs

20
Oct
2012

Is it possible to have an entire years meals planned based on an athlete’s particular training program? Kelli’s Answer: Although its sounds perfect to have a meal plan that correlates well with a training program, all laid out for a year, in my experience, it simply doesn’t work well (sorry).  This is why I...
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The Next #LovingtheBike Generation

19
Oct
2012
The Next #LovingtheBike Generation

I’m sure I’m not alone in hoping that the next generation continues to work towards better harmony between cyclists and drivers, and that people continue to love riding bikes. I’m not the biggest bicycle advocate out there, but I try my best to promote cycling as a way of life and how riding a...
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A Morning With Dex Tooke

18
Oct
2012
A Morning With Dex Tooke

One of the greatest things about being involved in the cycling industry is getting to know incredible people from all over the world.  Through one of my other cycling inspirations (Ryan van Duzer), I connected with Dex Tooke who is one incredible endurance cyclist.  Today I got to finally meet up with him and...
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Loving the BITE: A Healthy Fiesta With Homemade Taco Seasoning

18
Oct
2012
Loving the BITE: A Healthy Fiesta With Homemade Taco Seasoning

It’s hard to go wrong with tacos.  That is, unless you use the store-bought taco seasoning.  Taco seasoning is one of those seemingly simple products that most consumers believe are made up of a few blended spices.  As they should be.  But, turn the packet around and read the ingredients list, and you’ll find...
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Let’s Talk About Your Fantasy Bike Ride

17
Oct
2012

This month we’re asking you to join our discussion about your Fantasy Bike Ride.  We want you to help build this post up by commenting about a ride you wish you could take…but it has to be something that isn’t generally an option.  We want you to get creative and tell us about a...
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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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