Loving the Commute: Edition #4

02
Mar
2012
Loving the Commute: Edition #4

This edition of Loving the Commute includes a fantastic commuting video, featuring and edited by Aaron Madrid. Truly Loving the Commute by Aaron Madrid In addition to being a lot of fun, commuting by bike has many other benefits as well.  There are stats all over the internet that point to health and cost...
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Team #LovingtheBike for #30daysofbiking 2012

01
Mar
2012
Team #LovingtheBike for #30daysofbiking 2012

If you were part of Team #LovingtheBike last year, you’ll definitely remember how we were crowned #30daysofbiking champions by the guys at Bicycle Radio.  We had so much fun and we’re back again to defend our crown.  If you don’t know about #30daysofbiking, you are totally missing out on some bikey goodness that happens...
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Loving the BITE: Baked Beet Chips

01
Mar
2012
Loving the BITE: Baked Beet Chips

This week’s Loving the Bite recipe can’t be beat.  As a true SuperFood vegetable with a beautiful color, it’s hard to beat beets.  They can be intimidating, I know.  But, once you get used to adding them to salads, smoothies, and even snacking on them with our Recipe of the Week, you’ll find them...
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Update on Cycling Landscape Photo Contest

28
Feb
2012
Update on Cycling Landscape Photo Contest

Photo: Alex Molick The incredible cycling landscape photos continue to come in, and you’ve got until Midnight Thursday to submit yours.  This really is the biggest contest we’ve put on so far and can’t wait to award the Grand prize and runner up awards.  For full details of this fantastic contest, check out our...
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#bikeschool: Morning Glory

28
Feb
2012
#bikeschool: Morning Glory

I was out riding on Friday morning, on route to meet the rest of the gang, taking in the morning air and the quiet roads when I realised not everyone gets the wonderful experience of early morning cycling. Whether your work/life balance prevents you riding in the morning or your commuting route starts and...
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Make it Happen Monday: MapMyFitness Quaker Challenge

27
Feb
2012
Make it Happen Monday: MapMyFitness Quaker Challenge

  Two weeks ago I challenged you all to take part in the MapMyFitness Quaker Challenge and told you what I was personally committing to for this event. I’m back again to see if you accepted this challenge and how you’re making out. I committed to getting out there with my Family and cycling,...
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What Kind of Whey Protein is Best?

25
Feb
2012

We’ve had a few people writing in and asking what type of whey protein is best for them to add to smoothies, yogurt, and other foods. Are you an athlete that uses whey protein powder to add protein and nutrients to smoothies, yogurt, or other foods?  Whey protein is sold all over the place...
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Cycling Landscape Photo Contest

24
Feb
2012
Cycling Landscape Photo Contest

Do you have a favorite cycling photo where a cyclist is captured in a beautiful scenic background?  Whether it’s one of your own, or a professional shot that you absolutely love….submit it to us and get in to win. With the availability of some incredible photos shared through all the various social media channels,...
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Sneak Peek at ARTCRANK ATX

23
Feb
2012
Sneak Peek at ARTCRANK ATX

The ARTCRANK poster art show comes to Austin tomorrow, and it’s the “don’t miss” event of weekend.  We are proud to be sponsors of the show and as we mentioned a little while back….be sure to come find me tomorrow night and get your Clif Bar goodie bag.  I’ll be arriving to the event...
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Trestle Bike Park Photo

23
Feb
2012
Trestle Bike Park Photo

I’ve already shown you one of my favorite cycling landscape photos, and this one of Nadia Rowe taken at Trestle Bike Park is definitely another one.  If you haven’t already seen the post and photo highlighting Dan Joder’s incredible Monument Valley RAAM shot, go check it out right here.  But we’re back with another...
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Loving the BITE: A Double Shot of Sunflower Seed Recipes

23
Feb
2012
Loving the BITE: A Double Shot of Sunflower Seed Recipes

Recently, while at my favorite Japanese restaurant and eagerly awaiting my sushi order, I was introduced to a wonderful broiled tofu appetizer.  It was good. But, I’m not here to talk about tofu.  I’m here to get you to eat more sunflower seeds.  Why? They are an energy-packing, delicious whole-food that gives a cyclist...
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Health Benefits of Commuting by Bike

22
Feb
2012
Health Benefits of Commuting by Bike

Bicycle commuting seems to be a hot topic in city culture these days, and it’s so great to see more people moving in this direction.  The benefits are endless, and things like improved health and affordable medical insurance are just the tip of the iceberg.  If you are interested in how to start commuting...
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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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