Team Strava

19
Mar
2013
Team Strava

Many readers will already be using Strava… but it just got better!  If you have not experienced the wonders of Strava then I urge you to stop what you are doing… yes that means everything… go away and sign up and then come back as your riding experience has just got better. Whenever I try...
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What’s Your Number 1 Motivator to Ride?

18
Mar
2013
What’s Your Number 1 Motivator to Ride?

Even if you’re loving the bike, there may be days when you require some extra motivation to get out there and ride.  Maybe it’s because you’re having a busy day, not feeling 100%, or just not as psyched as you usually are.  Whatever the reason, there’s likely going to be days when you have to...
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Aaron West is Loving the Hills

15
Mar
2013
Aaron West is Loving the Hills

Thanks to Aaron West for supplying this guest post about his love for climbing hills on the bike.  I hope you all enjoy his story: Loving the Hills by Aaron West As the group huddles together in a circle before heading out on the evening ride, the leader asks everyone where they’d like to...
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Loving the BITE: Strike Gold with Kale and Greens

14
Mar
2013
Loving the BITE: Strike Gold with Kale and Greens

I’m feeling lucky.  This week, I finally figured out how to serve Kale, in its wonderful, super-nutrient, raw form.  For months, I’ve been forcing my family to grin and bear it as I “snuck” raw kale into the greens of our dinner salads.  Even the three-year-old wasn’t fooled.  Sure, he grumbles, but he’ll eat...
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Let’s Talk Cycling Shorts vs Bibs

13
Mar
2013

Here’s a real basic topic for you…..cycling shorts or bibs?  As with all our “Let’s Talk” posts, we ask you to create the content by leaving your comments, opinions, and tips on anything to do with this topic. Have a quick watch of the video, or just skip on down to the bottom and...
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Kits, Kits, Kits

12
Mar
2013
Kits, Kits, Kits

Jersey design is a tricky business… but it’s not THAT hard!  We are hoping to produce another LovingTheBike.com team kit this year after the success and interest we had in our 2012 edition, which you can see below modeled by The Boss. There has also been a #bikeschool jersey, which captured the imagination of the taco eating, noggin...
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Make it Happen Overload

11
Mar
2013
Make it Happen Overload

Each Monday we put up a Make it Happen post and do what we can to help motivate and kickstart everyone into having a fantastic week….on and off the Bike.  But what do you do when you’re experiencing Make it Happen Overload? I’m not saying I’m always on top of things, but I’m the...
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Where The Wild Things Ride

08
Mar
2013
Where The Wild Things Ride

My good friend, Shawn from Texas Mountain Bike Trails, is in to tell you about one of the reasons he loves riding a mountain bike.  He shares some great insight and a list of interesting things he’s come across while riding trails.  Enjoy. Where The Wild Things Ride by Shawn McAfee We’re all about...
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Loving the BITE: Nut-Free Training Fuel (updated)

07
Mar
2013
Loving the BITE: Nut-Free Training Fuel (updated)

Raise your hand if you, or someone you love, is affected by food allergies.  Both my hands and one foot is up.  Like many, I’m the mom to three kids with food allergies.  And, of course, I work with many clients with food allergies.  So, when a request comes to provide dairy free, or...
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A Plea to Motorists

06
Mar
2013
A Plea to Motorists

I’ve totally had it with drivers and vehicles on the road.  The time is now for something to be done and it’s up to every one of us to make the roads safer. This is the most important video I’ve ever done, and I invite you to watch and then share my plea to...
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The Race to the Sun: Paris-Nice

05
Mar
2013
The Race to the Sun: Paris-Nice

Find out what all the fuss is about as the Paris-Nice peloton heads for the sunny south of France The week long Paris-Nice stage race is one of the most exciting and interesting races to watch in the Pro season. Heading from the relatively cold north-western outskirts of Paris and making its way fairly directly...
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No Limits

04
Mar
2013
No Limits

It doesn’t matter who you are, or what kind of cyclist you aspire to be….there are no limits in getting you to where you want to go. As with all our Make it Happen Monday posts here at Loving the Bike, this one is intended to motivate and push you to do great things….on...
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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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