Win a Loving the Bike Jersey

15
Nov
2011
Win a Loving the Bike Jersey

The contest is now closed.  Thanks for all your great merchandise suggestions and for entering yourself in our Loving the Bike Jersey giveaway. Congratulations to @ozarksbiketrail who was randomly selected through random.org. For those who didn’t win and would like any of our Loving the Bike or #bikeschool merchandise, it is on right now at 30%...
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#bikeschool: To G+ or not to G+

15
Nov
2011
#bikeschool: To G+ or not to G+

For some time now we’ve been asking you guys what improvements you want to see from #bikeschool and thinking about how we can take LovingTheBike.com and #bikeschool to the next level. With the introduction of Google+ Pages last week, we decided to jump on board and set one up.  Yeah, we sort of felt...
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Make it Happen Monday: Create Your Own Culture 2.0

14
Nov
2011
Make it Happen Monday: Create Your Own Culture 2.0

In last week’s Make it Happen Monday post, I talked about one of my life hero’s, Morrie Schwartz, and his quote about Creating Your Own Culture.  As a follow-up to that post, I wanted to dive a little deeper into this topic and talk a little more about following your own star. Consider the...
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Proactive Nutrition

12
Nov
2011

Be Proactive rather than Reactive – Be in control I seem to have a problem when it comes to controlling my eating schedule.  Can you help me out? Although it would be great if we only ate when we were hungry and stopped when we were full, most people struggle with daily “cravings,” emotional eating,...
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“A Very Dark Place” – The Sufferfest

11
Nov
2011
“A Very Dark Place” – The Sufferfest

The logo you see above should do one of two things to you when you see it. It will either fill you with intrigue and excitement about what you have been missing out on and are about to experience, in which case I envy you dear reader… or it will fill you with a...
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Loving the BITE: Chicken and Bean Chili

10
Nov
2011
Loving the BITE: Chicken and Bean Chili

Baby, it’s cold outside.  Only one thing to do: Break out the slow cooker and whip up some delicious, satisfying, and ultra-healthy chili.  Specifically, chili that features our super-nutritive key ingredient: Dark Red Kidney Beans.  Could there be anything better to come home to after a long workday and after-work ride?  I think not....
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We Are Google+ Pioneers

09
Nov
2011
We Are Google+ Pioneers

lovingthebike on Google+ It’s been pretty exciting over at Google+ this week, and we’re feeling sort of like G+ Pioneers over here.  On Monday, Google announced that they had just made it possible for companies, websites, and brands to create a page….so we got right on it.  It’s always hard to be a step...
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Cold Weather Cycling with the Twin Six Fall Collection

09
Nov
2011
Cold Weather Cycling with the Twin Six Fall Collection

Yes, cold weather cycling clothing is necessary even in Texas…especially if you dislike being chilly as much as I do. You’d think that a guy like me who’s from Canada would find even the coldest temperatures in Austin to be balmy sun tanning weather, but that’s exactly why I’m here and not there.  I am the biggest...
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#bikeschool: Happenings

08
Nov
2011
#bikeschool: Happenings

1 hour is just never enough is it? That’s what makes the #bikeschool hashtag so marvelous, it means we can catch up on everything that has been going on in the world of #bikeschool and the lives of the class. So here is another ‘Happenings’ post, a sort of two-wheeled omnibus of the #bikeschool...
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Ask the Expert Bike Tech: Flat Spots on Tires

07
Nov
2011

This week’s question to the mighty bicycle expert, Victor actually comes from me.  A few months ago my road bike tires sort of flattened out…you might even say they turned square.  I had no clue what caused it, but they’ve since been switched out and I’ve got nice round tires once again.  But I...
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Make it Happen Monday: Create Your Own Culture

07
Nov
2011
Make it Happen Monday: Create Your Own Culture

One of my favorite quotes of all time is: “The culture we have does not make people feel good about themselves.  And you have to be strong enough to say, if the culture doesn’t work, don’t buy it.  Create your own.” This is a quote by a man named Morrie Schwartz, a retired college...
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5 Tips to Avoid Feeling Sleepy After Exercise

05
Nov
2011

Sleepiness in Athletes James’ Question: Is it usual to get really sleepy a couple of hours after a ride? I’ve recently started riding at the weekends (though I’m a long-time commuter and spinning fan). A typical example would be a two or three hour ride, in which I drink 500ml of energy drink, with...
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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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