¡Viva La Bicicleta! – Why Do You Ride?

03
Aug
2012

Recently my friends over at Viva la Bicicleta asked some of their customers why they ride a bike and what it means to them.  They put it together in this spectacular little video and I wanted to share it with all of you. See what these four people had to say and then share...
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The Charity Ride

03
Aug
2012
The Charity Ride

There is definitely no shortage of charity rides that take place around the world each year, and I have to say that the Team LIVESTRONG Challenge is a personal favorite. One of our loyal Loving the Bike followers, Ashley Hill will be taking part in the LIVESTRONG Challenge in Philly on August 19th and she’s...
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Loving the BITE: Grilled Eggplant for Dinner and Health

02
Aug
2012
Loving the BITE: Grilled Eggplant for Dinner and Health

There they are, setting in the produce department, daring you to pick one up.  And figure out what the heck to do with it.  Surely, they’re good for you, right?  They are vegetables after all, and vibrantly purple.  Eggplants.  It’s what’s for dinner this week. Recipe of the Week:  Simple Grilled Eggplants Ingredients: 3...
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Breakfast of Cycling Champions Contest

01
Aug
2012
Breakfast of Cycling Champions Contest

Send us a photo of your cycling inspired breakfast, or a description of what fuels you best….and Win. This is a fun little contest suggested to us by our friends over at Bike2Power, and I thought it was a pretty dang great idea.  I’m a firm believer that a great breakfast starts your day...
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Team LovingtheBike: National Bike Challenge Update

01
Aug
2012
Team LovingtheBike: National Bike Challenge Update

Team Loving the Bike: National Bike Challenge Update – July by Julie Starling July was a busy month for members of Team Loving the Bike in the National Bike Challenge.  But between summer storms with massive power outages, vacationing, kayaking, swimming, camping, and other hot-weather fun, we’ve still managed to get our biking in,...
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Knights of Mo’Bay

31
Jul
2012
Knights of Mo’Bay

A little while back I posted about an “Irie” jersey I received from Knights of MoBay.  Although I am a short, white Canadian on the outside…inside lies a true rasta man just trying to get out.  Because of this, it was no doubt that I loved the jersey and have really enjoyed the relationship...
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Once in a lifetime: Watching the Olympics Road Race, Live

31
Jul
2012
Once in a lifetime: Watching the Olympics Road Race, Live

The British and world media may have been talking about London 2012 non-stop for the past year but the men’s Olympic Road Race did not disappoint. I was lucky enough to be on the race-making Straw Belle Slope on Box Hill with my brother @SteamyWynndows and saw some fantastic racing as well as humongous...
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Doing the Extraordinary (on a bike)

30
Jul
2012
Doing the Extraordinary (on a bike)

Next spring, Scott Thigpen is competing in the Tour Divide and it just goes to show that ordinary people can achieve amazing things when they believe in themselves and focus on a goal.  Scott is here today with an inspirational post that will help kick start your Make it Happen Monday. Doing the Extraordinary: My...
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Folding Fun: Commuting by Folding Bike

28
Jul
2012
Folding Fun: Commuting by Folding Bike

I don’t personally know much about folding bikes, but I am quite intrigued by them and would honestly like to have one for myself.  William David from Sainsbury’s Bank in the UK recently decided to start commuting on a folding bike, and in this post he talks about the various options and his experiences....
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This Tiny Lap Dog Thinks He Owns the Road

27
Jul
2012
This Tiny Lap Dog Thinks He Owns the Road

When I’m cycling down the car-filled roads of Austin, I often feel like I’m like one of those tiny lap dogs who has never looked in the mirror and totally thinks he’s a raging pit bull.  You know the kind I’m talking about.  They weigh 3 pounds and are only a few inches high,...
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Duzer Does RAGBRAI on a Big Wheel

26
Jul
2012
Duzer Does RAGBRAI on a Big Wheel

It might have only been for one day, but my buddy Ryan van Duzer definitely made his mark on RAGBRAI (stands for “The Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa” and is a seven-day ride across the state).  If you don’t already know about this cycling celebrity known as Duzer, you’re in for a treat with...
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Loving the BITE: Make Your Own Sports Drinks

26
Jul
2012
Loving the BITE: Make Your Own Sports Drinks

The art of drinking the right thing at the right time on the bike can take years of practice.  We’re gonna speed that up for you.  Really, it’s simple.  It simply depends on 3 factors: Your primary goal: Are you riding mostly for health and weight loss OR for cycling performance?  This can become...
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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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