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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Monument Valley RAAM Photo

22
Feb
2012
Monument Valley RAAM Photo

This photo from last year’s Race Across America is one of my favorite cycling photos ever.  Not only did I have to share it with all of you, I wanted to let you know more about the photographer, location, and rider pictured in it as well.  In addition to all of that, I’m also...
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Cyclist Challenges Celebrities to Bike to Oscars

21
Feb
2012
Cyclist Challenges Celebrities to Bike to Oscars

Can you imagine tuning into the Oscar Awards this weekend and seeing people like Brad Pitt, Michelle Williams, and George Clooney rolling up on a bicycle?  Well, that’s exactly what one bicycle commuter fanatic is challenging the hollywood stars to do. I first saw this story posted over at Detroit Free Press, and it totally...
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#bikeschool: Uniformity

21
Feb
2012
#bikeschool: Uniformity

As we hurtle through February (seriously…!? Where has the year gone already!?) and head onwards towards what we all hope to be fresh Spring weather followed by a hot dry Summer, competitive thoughts begin to flood the brain.  Whether it be beating your friends up the local climb on a Sunday morning, setting a...
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Make it Happen Monday: The Bike Detox

20
Feb
2012
Make it Happen Monday: The Bike Detox

After having an eating binge out, or big celebration…a Bike Detox is just what you need.  Over the past few months we’ve posted a couple smoothie detox recipes to help you get back on track following a major splurge in the eating department and you can find those right here (Smoothie Detox #1 and...
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Stay Healthy and Train Strong

18
Feb
2012

Every Winter or Spring, I seem to get a cold or flu that keeps me on the couch for a week.  This really puts a damper on my training and leaves me feeling weak for a couple of weeks afterwards.  Any tips to avoid colds so I can keep training strong? Kelli’s Answer: I...
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What Your Body Needs at Different Phases of Your Ride

17
Feb
2012
What Your Body Needs at Different Phases of Your Ride

What kind of nutrition and hydration does your body need when you’re out cycling?  This is a question that all of us have and today our nutritionist, Kelli is here to provide her answer. We received a question from Amy that came in as part of our “Ask the Sports Nutritionist” assistance, but the...
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Online Bike Maintenance Course

16
Feb
2012
Online Bike Maintenance Course

Do you need to learn some basic bicycle maintenance?  My good buddy, Victor from Bicycle Lab is coming to your rescue.  Victor has a bunch of training programs through what he calls “The Fluent Cyclist” and this maintenance class is what’s coming out next. I’m a guy who’s definitely loving the bike, but I...
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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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Please send us your questions for our Expert Sports Nutritionist, Kelli Jennings to “Ask the Sports Nutritionist“. Kelli Jennings is a Registered Dietitian with a passion for healthy eating, wellness, & sports nutrition. For more information go to www.apexnutritionllc.com.

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