Cycling Didn’t Just Die

24
Aug
2012
Cycling Didn’t Just Die

When I heard the news of Lance Armstrong getting stripped of his titles and being banned from cycling last night, my heart sank.  Sure I’m a fan of this incredible cycling legend and was saddened for him, but my thoughts were more directed towards what this was going to do for the sport of...
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Time

24
Aug
2012
Time

If finding the time were not an issue, we’d all ride 500 miles a week…right?  Unfortunately, most of us have to squeeze in our rides between work, family, and other commitments we have in our lives.  I am fortunate to get out for quite a few miles each week…..but it’s funny, the more I...
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Loving the BITE: Pre-Sleep Muscle Sparing Shake

23
Aug
2012
Loving the BITE: Pre-Sleep Muscle Sparing Shake

Typical cyclist nutrition wish-list: Lose fat, gain muscle, improve strength to weight ratio, continue to improve on the bike and feel strong while riding, no cramps, no bonking, no stomach issues, no starving.  Stay healthy throughout the season.  Recover quickly.  Train/race harder the next day. A tall order, I know.  And, it’s the same...
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Bicycle Iron Case For Airline (and Vehicle) Transportation

22
Aug
2012
Bicycle Iron Case For Airline (and Vehicle) Transportation

There are countless articles and videos telling you how to pack up your bike, and which bike cases are best for transportation…but I’d like to go over a few of the more subtle details. The good folks at Tricosports recently sent me an Iron Case to use for my bike traveling needs.  It came...
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Cool Cycling Analysis from Training Peaks and the USA Pro Challenge

21
Aug
2012
Cool Cycling Analysis from Training Peaks and the USA Pro Challenge

If you’re following the USA Pro Cycling Challenge this week, you just might want to check out what Training Peaks is doing to help bring another dimension to the race. Training Peaks is the official race data partner for the USA Pro Challenge and this year they are offering us all the chance to get...
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‘Joining the Century Club’ – The Event, by Aaron Madrid

21
Aug
2012
‘Joining the Century Club’ – The Event, by Aaron Madrid

Here is part 3 of Aaron Madrid’s ‘Century’ series. You can check out the first installment here and the second ‘training’ article here.  Today @AaronMadrid talks about ensuring you have everything ready before the big day and his experiences of his own first 100 mile event.  Joining the Century Club – Part 3 Now...
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I’m letting Jason Mraz sit in today

20
Aug
2012
I’m letting Jason Mraz sit in today

I’ve always been a lover of music and totally enjoy being able to get some wisdom out of what I’m listening to.  The new CD by Jason Mraz has a bunch of positive music on it, but one song in particular always seems to ground me and re-remind me of what I should be...
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Revisiting Our Product Reviews

17
Aug
2012
Revisiting Our Product Reviews

Pretty much every product review we’ve done has went up on the site after only trying the item out very briefly….so I’m back again to revisit some of these reviews and provide my feedback now that I’ve been able to give them a more thorough trial. Shot Roks – Review Done on May 28,...
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Loving the BITE: Coconutz Fuel Review and Giveaway

16
Aug
2012
Loving the BITE: Coconutz Fuel Review and Giveaway

As if you didn’t already know, I tend to love all things coconut…especially organic coconut oil.  I use it for fuel, especially in recovery, for Daily Nutrition, for my kids’ nutrition, and in various ways around the house.  And recently, Casey Zaugg the owner of Coconutz Fuel, contacted me after reading one of my...
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Loving the Bike Jersey and Kits: Round Two

15
Aug
2012
Loving the Bike Jersey and Kits: Round Two

We’re doing one more round of orders for the 2012 Loving the Bike Jersey and Kit.  Our first round went so well that we’re offering up a second round of orders to anyone who missed out.  After posting some pictures of these hot, hot, hot kits designed by our very own Stevie Dexter there...
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Let’s Talk About Riding in the Heat

15
Aug
2012

Give us your tips, suggestions, and comments about everything involved with cycling in the heat.  It’s August, and in many parts of the World it is smoking hot right now, so “Let’s Talk” about this subject and once again this post will be built by you. Have a look at this quick little video...
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Bike to Nowhere, to See Nothing

14
Aug
2012
Bike to Nowhere, to See Nothing

I came across this image today on Facebook and immediately shared it one our Loving the Bike page.  I feel that it’s such a beautiful yet simple statement about our love for the bike….and I just had to share it here on the website as well. There are several different motivational type cycling images/messages...
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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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