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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Darryl Hagen is Loving the Bike

02
Mar
2013
Darryl Hagen is Loving the Bike

Every so often we like to feature one of our readers and their Loving the Bike story.  This one comes from Darryl Hagen and here’s what he has to say: “Eight years ago I moved from Vancouver to Toronto.  In Van, I commuted by bike everyday and rode the North Shore 3 times a...
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Team #LovingtheBike does #30daysofbiking 2013

01
Mar
2013
Team #LovingtheBike does #30daysofbiking 2013

It’s time once again for #30daysofbiking, and 30 days of good times on your bike.  About the only thing better than spending April riding your bike all 30 days, is being a part of Team #LovingtheBike and all the goodness that comes along with it. For the past two years we’ve taken part in...
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Loving the BITE’s Magic Health Tonic

28
Feb
2013
Loving the BITE’s Magic Health Tonic

The words “health tonic” were not something we discussed in nutrition school or residency much.  Unfortunately.  More and more, I’ve seen the benefits of tonics, supplements, and practices that are far from your standard Western Medicine protocols.  I’ve seen them work firsthand, and I’ve seen their efficacy documented in studies. But, since we can’t...
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How Cycling Saved This Runner

27
Feb
2013
How Cycling Saved This Runner

I’ve always said that the bicycle can help solve all the world’s problems, and I stand by it.  As I wait for the bike to keep working its magic, it’s good to know that cycling helped save a triathlon friend of mine.  Anne Brennan is an Ironman athlete and a fellow blogger….and she’s here...
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New Cycling Magazine: 2r

26
Feb
2013
New Cycling Magazine: 2r

The emergence of a new style of cycling ‘magazine’ has caused waves of excitement around the community.  Not just for its content and format, but for the writers behind it.  2r is a new multi-media magazine about cycling available to download monthly and looks to feature some very interesting and inspiring writers as well as beautiful photo essays and in-depth...
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Mental Preparation for the Ride

25
Feb
2013
Mental Preparation for the Ride

In my opinion, the most important ingredient for performance on the bike is Mental Preparation.  Of course it is….the brain is the most powerful thing we have so it’s really the starting point of making it happen.  Making anything happen. Everything in life is created first in the mind, and then again in reality…..and...
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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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