Loving the BITE: Eggs Are Good

13
Sep
2012
Loving the BITE: Eggs Are Good

Here we go again.  A few weeks ago, you may have read headlines that seemed to confirm it once and for all: Eggs yolks are worse for your heart than cigarettes.  That seems pretty bad.  Especially for a cyclist striving for health and great performance on the bike.  With a headline like this, there must...
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Drop the Phone – Save a Cyclist

12
Sep
2012
Drop the Phone – Save a Cyclist

I have a very simple idea that will not only help save cyclists from getting hit on their bikes, but will also save the lives of pedestrians, other drivers, and yourself. I don’t hold a firm stand on too many things, but I am totally against people using cell phones while in a vehicle....
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The Endorphin Rush: A Story by Dex Tooke

11
Sep
2012
The Endorphin Rush: <em>A Story by Dex Tooke</em>

Dex Tooke is an incredible endurance cyclist and he’s here today with a great little story based around the concept of “the endorphin rush”. Jonathan Livingston Buzzard By Dex Tooke I awoke at 1:00 p.m. Not much rest considering I had gotten to bed at 8:00 that morning. My thoughts quickly reminded me of...
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Simplicity….On and Off the Bike

10
Sep
2012
Simplicity….On and Off the Bike

I’ve always felt like Simplicity is the key to a happy and successful life.  I’ve done a pretty good job at keeping things as simplified as possible, but feel that I need to go even further to really get the full benefits of what this way of life has to offer. There’s already been...
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Locking Up the Whole Family

07
Sep
2012
Locking Up the Whole Family

I’m so proud to be part of a riding Family, and thanks to the cool cats over at Kryptonite Locks we can now be ultra protected when locking up our bikes. When me and my Family head out on our bikes there are four of us riding and also the Chariot trailer that I...
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Loving the BITE: Nutritious Zucchini Pasta

06
Sep
2012
Loving the BITE: Nutritious Zucchini Pasta

From apples to sports drinks to supplements to zucchini, Loving the Bike’s got your nutrition needs covered on and off the bike.  This week, let’s go ahead and talk zucchini.  If you grow it, in all your spare time off the bike, you likely have it coming out of your ears by now.  And...
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Win Brite Buds: The World’s First Reflective Earphones

05
Sep
2012
Win Brite Buds: The World’s First Reflective Earphones

We’ve talked about the earphone products from Far End Gear a couple of times in the past, and today we’re talking about their brand new product called Brite Buds and how you can win some for yourself. The Far End Gear company provides earphone based products for outdoor enthusiasts like us.  Seeing as it’s...
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The Funny Stuff: #CyclingFunnies

04
Sep
2012
The Funny Stuff: #CyclingFunnies

It’s about time we had some laughs! Summer is almost over, kids are heading back to school and some people are packing their lives in to bags and moving all over the world in search of their dreams. With that in mind I though we should try to lighten the mood a little and...
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The Happy Gene

03
Sep
2012
The Happy Gene

If I had “the happy gene”, I wouldn’t personally need these Make it Happen Monday posts to fire me up each week.  But unfortunately I don’t have it. I honestly feel that some of us are born with DNA that makes us ultimately happy-go-lucky and are able to smile through each and every day....
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Team LovingtheBike: National Bike Challenge Finish

01
Sep
2012
Team LovingtheBike: National Bike Challenge Finish

Congratulations to Team Loving the Bike on their incredible performance during the National Bike Challenge.  These 10 riders did amazing things on their bikes over the past four months and each of them should be so proud of themselves. Team Captain, Julie Starling, is in with a final wrap up and what went down...
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Look Who’s Loving the Bike: September 2012

01
Sep
2012
Look Who’s Loving the Bike: September 2012

Each month (or almost each month) we post people’s comments in this “Look Who’s Loving the Bike” feature.  This time around we’re featuring the stories of people who are Loving the Commute.  Please take a look at what these lovers have to say, and we’d love to hear from you as well.  Submit your...
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Loving the RACE: Aaron’s First Road Race

31
Aug
2012
Loving the RACE: Aaron’s First Road Race

Join me in reading the story of participating in a first ever road race, by our Loving the Bike teammate Aaron Madrid.  We’ve posted the story of Aaron’s experience in his first ever Century Ride, but now it’s time to share his beautiful insight into what it’s like to race for the first time...
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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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