Loving the BITE: Healthy Carrot Cake Snack Bites

22
Aug
2013
Loving the BITE: Healthy Carrot Cake Snack Bites

Are nutrient-packed, fresh, healthy foods really affordable?  I’ve gotta tell you, one of my pet-peeves is when health advocates swear that eating whole, real foods will actually save you money compared to buying unhealthy ones.  Sure, if you eat out every night, you’ll save money buying healthy foods from the store and making dinner at home. ...
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Unconfined

21
Aug
2013
Unconfined

We never seem to get overly artsy here at Loving the Bike, so when my Twitter pal @soozed said she’d be interested in posting a picture and text each month from one of her rides…..I knew it would help provide this sort of content. Here’s the first in what I hope is many more...
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Companion Bike Seats Help Redefine the Bicycle as a Multi-passenger Vehicle

21
Aug
2013
Companion Bike Seats Help Redefine the Bicycle as a Multi-passenger Vehicle

What do you think about carrying a passenger with you on the bike when you’re commuting?  Well, Paul O’Leary is here to tell you about the Companion Bike Seat. Companion Bike Seats by Paul O’Leary Motorcycles have room for two, so why not bicycles too? Well now they do! San Francisco-based Companion Bike Seats has...
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Cycling in Malaysia: Observations

20
Aug
2013
Cycling in Malaysia: Observations

Well hello again. Thanks to everyone who commented on my previous post (Loving the Race) as well as mentioned it on social media.  Writing regularly for a site other than my own is a new experience, much like the rest of my life right now!  No one had any racing questions for me this...
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Loving the BITE: 3-Minute BBQ Sauce and Condiment Information

15
Aug
2013
Loving the BITE: 3-Minute BBQ Sauce and Condiment Information

I have lost years of my life in grocery store aisles.  When I want a specific product that meets specific standards, and at a price I’m willing to pay, I will search high and low. Unfortunately, sometimes the quest is futile.  Sometimes, even while my kids are nearing the point that no parent wants...
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The Man-Bicycle Basket

14
Aug
2013
The Man-Bicycle Basket

Front baskets on your bicycle are only for pretty girls riding along in pretty dresses, right?  Hmmmm…Can it be cool for men to have a front basket on their bike? Although I don’t currently have one on my bike, I say Yes.  With all the options available for bike baskets these days, it’s easy...
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Loving the Race

13
Aug
2013
Loving the Race

We’ve got a new teammate here at Loving the Bike, and her name is Ashley Irving.  Find out more about her by checking out Ashley’s bio, and watch for her posts coming at you each week here on the site.  To start things off, she’s here to tell you about racing at the Tokeneke...
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Are You a Piler or Filer?

12
Aug
2013
Are You a Piler or Filer?

The terminology of Piler vs Filer might be mostly used to describe personality traits or organizational skills, but I think it can be applied to cycling as well. It all began when I was building Lego with my 7 year old Son.  I had all the little pieces organized in bags so that he...
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A Minimal Bicycle Tour Across America

11
Aug
2013
A Minimal Bicycle Tour Across America

Back in May we introduced you to a guy named Rob Greenfield who was cycling across the United States to promote sustainability.  During this summer we’ve followed along and posted updates from his trip.  Although I didn’t know much about him then, I now consider him a friend….as well as an inspiration and incredible human...
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Bicycles Highlighted on New Travel Channel Series

09
Aug
2013
Bicycles Highlighted on New Travel Channel Series

Bicycles have not been given enough screen time on television programs, but thanks to Ryan van Duzer that’s about to change. You’ve seen me post about Ryan several times here on Loving the Bike.  Over the past few years he’s become a good friend and I consider him one of the greatest bicycle advocacy...
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Loving the BITE: Quick Avocado Smoothie Meal

08
Aug
2013
Loving the BITE: Quick Avocado Smoothie Meal

There are many reasons why athletes look to convenient ready-to-eat meal replacement drinks and bars.  As noted, they are convenient. Ready to eat with no preparation.  And, many of us, tend to be busy.  When I first began working with serious athletes, I didn’t really anticipate the stress level that often occurs with busy schedules exacerbated...
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I’m Still Proudly Repping Texas

07
Aug
2013
I’m Still Proudly Repping Texas

My Family and I lived a total of 3 years in the beautiful city of Austin, Texas.  That equates to only about 7% of my life….but it was enough for me to consider it home.  Even though we’re Canadians, my entire Family actually considers it home. I miss the city, the bike culture, 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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