Loving the BITE: Vitamin D for Athletic Performance and Health

04
Oct
2012
Loving the BITE: Vitamin D for Athletic Performance and Health

“There’s no way I’m deficient…I get plenty of sunshine.” If I’ve heard it once, I’ve heard it many, many times.  And yet, athlete after athlete is found deficient.  If you’ve never had your Vitamin D levels checked, you may be in for a surprise.  And, if you find your motivation and mood wavering and eventually...
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Create a Bicycle Cafe Tagline and WIN

03
Oct
2012
Create a Bicycle Cafe Tagline and WIN

There’s no shortage of people out there to totally dig Coffee and Bikes…actually, who are addicted to them is more like it.  So it’s no surprise that the two often get mixed together.  Many bike shops have been offering coffee to their customers for years….but it’s only recently that the “bicycle cafe” idea has...
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Brooklyn Cruiser: A True Connection is Made

03
Oct
2012
Brooklyn Cruiser: A True Connection is Made

Style, comfort, design, and quality are all important aspects of a bicycle….but for me there is one more element that goes into making the ideal brand.  Getting to know the people behind the company and finding out more about their passion, beliefs, and personality is something we don’t get a chance to do with...
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D-FENCE: Paul Kimmage Defence Fund

02
Oct
2012
D-FENCE: Paul Kimmage Defence Fund

Please note, the comments and thoughts expressed here are my own and in no way represent those of LovingTheBike.com, it’s affiliates or sponsors – Stevie If you keep your ear to the Twitter flavoured ground you will no doubt have heard about the Paul Kimmage Defence Fund;  which has been started and is being...
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Look Who’s Loving the Bike: October 2012

01
Oct
2012
Look Who’s Loving the Bike: October 2012

Here’s a look at who’s loving the bike for October, 2012.  At the top of each month we like to feature the amazing stories and memories of people who are loving the bike.  Please take a look at what these lovers have to say.  Hey…..and we’d love to hear from you as well….feel free...
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The Bike is Always Greener….

01
Oct
2012
The Bike is Always Greener….

…On the other side of the road.  Yes, this is a play on one of the most famous proverbs in the World….and I thought the idea would make for a nice Make it Happen Monday post. Although we all might not fall victim to it, many of us have the tendency to look enviously...
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Random Samplings: Interbike Edition

28
Sep
2012
Random Samplings: Interbike Edition

Every so often we seem to have a pile of cycling related products that need a little review posted about them, and it’s that time once again.  I already had a few things to mention, but following Interbike there are now a few more.  So it’s time for Random Samplings, once again. Topeak Pumps...
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Random Bike-Life Thoughts From the Road

27
Sep
2012

I take a moment on our drive back to Austin to sit in front of this breathtaking backdrop and talk randomly about life on and off the bike.  I hope you like it….and the little cameo from my baby boy.
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Loving the BITE: Chia For a Long Lasting Energy Source

27
Sep
2012
Loving the BITE: Chia For a Long Lasting Energy Source

It’s a sports nutrition superfood of legends.  It’s a fill-you-up nutrition powerhouse breakfast.   It’s a Chia Seed. And, while it may be small, it works wonders to soak in fluids, gel up, and provide long-lasting energy and volume for foods.  Many athletes use it because they’ve heard the stories of amazing athletes using...
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Einstein Might Not Have Used Flashcards, But He Did Ride a Bike

26
Sep
2012
Einstein Might Not Have Used Flashcards, But He Did Ride a Bike

A couple of years back I did a guest post for a cycling clothing site entitled, “Einstein Never Used Flashcards”.  It was an article written about kids, free-thinking, and exercise.  The idea came from a book that my Wife was reading at the time and for some reason the concepts have been floating around...
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What To Do Now?

25
Sep
2012
What To Do Now?

Following on from Darryl’s great ‘Do It Now’ post featured here yesterday, I wondered what things it would spark people into doing. This might not be as thought provoking as Darryl’s post or so centred in distant grey memories, but we’d like to help kick start some people into new challenges as the seasons...
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Do It Now

24
Sep
2012
Do It Now

We all know of Nike’s famous tagline…Just Do It, but for today’s Make it Happen Monday post I wanted to encourage you all to Do It Now. One of the best pieces of wisdom I have ever received in my life came from a random person in an unexpected situation.  It must have been...
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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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