“Why VW” Matters Campaign Features Cycling

06
Dec
2012
“Why VW” Matters Campaign Features Cycling

Volkswagen of America has launched a new Why VW campaign and social media platform that captures and shares the stories of Volkswagen owners and fans in a whole new way. Why VW showcases simple, human moments of people of all walks of life sharing their values.  The content is divided in two sections: Values and Stories. The Values section...
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Loving the BITE: Homemade Hearty Soup With a Kick

06
Dec
2012
Loving the BITE: Homemade Hearty Soup With a Kick

If you could have a homemade hearty soup on the table in less than 30 minutes, would you ditch the canned high-sodium low-nutrition watery option?  It’s easier than you might think to make a flavorful soup with real, fresh vegetables, herbs, and meat.  What’s more, when you make it at home, you can give...
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Let’s Talk About the Other Things You Love

05
Dec
2012

Yes, this site is called Loving the Bike and I know we all love cycling very much.  But for this month’s Let’s Talk feature, we want you to tell us about other fun and adventurous activities that you love as well. Maybe there aren’t any others, and that’s cool as well.  But we want...
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Wet & Wild: Winter Riding

04
Dec
2012
Wet & Wild: Winter Riding

December is definitely here and I don’t know about the rest of you, but it’s bloomin’ cold over her in the good old U of K. When I checked out LovingTheBike.com yesterday morning (as I do every day, like a good ‘employee’) I was filled with a sense of wonder tinged with a massive...
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Magic Found in an Early Morning Ride

03
Dec
2012
Magic Found in an Early Morning Ride

Wonder – To believe in life is to see the beauty and wonder around us, and to hold close the magic of it all. As I sit here this morning I feel as if my day has been complete.  For some reason, I was totally awake at 5AM but laid in bed just a...
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Look Who’s Loving the Bike: December 2012

01
Dec
2012
Look Who’s Loving the Bike: December 2012

As we head into our last month of 2012, here’s a few people who are sharing their Loving the Bike stories with us. 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...
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3 Reasons Why Winter is Mountain Biking Season

30
Nov
2012
3 Reasons Why Winter is Mountain Biking Season

We’re here with another segment in our mountain bike monthly feature….this time Greg from Singletracks is here to give you 3 reasons why winter is mountain biking season. 3 Reasons Why Winter is Mountain Biking Season by Greg Heil My road biking compatriots tell me that we have some of the best road riding...
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My Next Big Thing

29
Nov
2012
My Next Big Thing

One of the first people I started following when I jumped into the world of social media was an amazing family who was cycling from Alaska to Argentina.  The Vogel family, otherwise known as Family on Bikes, were doing something that I thought was absolutely incredible and over the years I’ve become friends with...
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Loving the BITE: The Perfect All – Natural Energy Drink

29
Nov
2012
Loving the BITE: The Perfect All – Natural Energy Drink

Is Coconut Water truly the perfect, all-natural energy drink?  By some, it’s regarded as the best fluid for hydration and electrolyte replenishment on the bike.  They claim that it’s hydrated athletes naturally, for thousands of years, with 100% all-natural goodness.  Sounds good.  But is it better than modern sports drinks?  Recently, a client asked...
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Lighting It Up

28
Nov
2012
Lighting It Up

You’ve never seen me review bicycle lights here before, and that’s because I don’t ride at dusk, dawn, or in the dark…..until now. When we were living in Austin (and in Canada prior to that), I was able to ride pretty much when I wanted to and always had tons of sunlight shining on...
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The Sufferfest: The Wretched Review

27
Nov
2012
The Sufferfest: The Wretched Review

There comes a time in every cyclists’ season when the gluttony of an extra spoon of sugar in the coffee or a cheeky pain au chocolat or three over the winter catches up with them and something snaps. When that happens and the balance of treacle sponge versus training regime swings towards the more...
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What Inspires You?

26
Nov
2012
What Inspires You?

I think it’s safe to say that inspiration and motivation are basically synonymous words that work together to help each and every one of us make it happen. If this is so, what are the ingredients that go into the whole inspiration/motivation melting pot?  Hold on a minute, don’t answer that quite yet. Each...
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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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