For Those Who Never Thought They’d Ride a Bike

26
Oct
2011
For Those Who Never Thought They’d Ride a Bike

When I look back to my youth and what I did for sports, adventure, and excitement…only a few sports pop into my head.  For me it was all about waterskiing, wakeboarding, kneeboarding, barefooting, and a little bit of bike riding mixed in.  The one thing that I definitely did not take part in was...
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#bikeschool: Rapha Super Cross

25
Oct
2011
#bikeschool: Rapha Super Cross

As the nights draw in and winter nears in the northern hemisphere it’s time to put away #1 and tuck her in until spring. For some this means getting out the winter bike and when the weather permits, for others it means releasing their inner crazy and race Cross! This weekend saw the third...
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Ask the Expert Bike Tech

24
Oct
2011

It’s so nice to have friends with incredible talent and expert knowledge.  We already have the best Sport Nutritionist on the planet as a part of our Loving the Bike team, and now we pleased to announce the inclusion of Victor Jimenez…..World’s greatest Bike Tech.  I like to call him the Bike Guru. You...
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Make it Happen Monday: Anarchy

24
Oct
2011
Make it Happen Monday: Anarchy

Warning: This post just might set a few of you off.  I always find it scary putting up controversial posts….but life’s about living on the edge, right?  I hope y’all see where I’m coming from on this one. Anarchy…What a way to start a Make it Happen Monday post, huh?  What the heck does...
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Cramping

22
Oct
2011

Question: I cramped badly during a recent cycling race.  I never cramp on training rides no matter how long they are.  What is the best nutrition plan for race so I can avoid this happening again? Kelli’s Answer: First of all, there are many reasons why you might cramp during a race, and they...
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A Plea from a Runner

21
Oct
2011
A Plea from a Runner

We’re very happy to have a guest post by our Running Sister, Brady today……we’re not related, but we like to think of her as our online blogging sibling.  Yeah, she’s a runner…..but she’s part of the family.  What can I say? A Plea from a Runner By Brady Gervais There are runners who also...
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Loving the BITE: Delicious Pumpkin Smoothie

20
Oct
2011
Loving the BITE: Delicious Pumpkin Smoothie

Walk into any grocery store this time of year and you’re sure to see a big pumpkin display.  Orange pyramids of winter squash just waiting to be carved – or better yet, roasted and enjoyed!  While you’ll surely want to pick one up for a Jack o’ Lantern masterpiece, go ahead and grab a...
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Let’s Talk Sore Legs

19
Oct
2011

Our “Let’s Talk” series of posts looks to have caught on and it’s great to hear people’s comments and tips on the subjects we bring up in these posts.  Once again, today’s post is all about you and we’re wanting you to add your comments below in the comment field as a way of...
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#bikeschool: Rockschool

18
Oct
2011
#bikeschool: Rockschool

If you were at last week’s #bikeschool Live you will have seen that I asked a question about music to ride and train to and asked for your favourite choices. Some people were rightfully skeptical about listening to music on the bike which I would dissuade you from. But that’s OK because LovingTheBike.com is...
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2011 NACCC

17
Oct
2011
2011 NACCC

I’m a little late getting this post up, but seeing as I had access to some incredible photos by Jessica Alexander…I wanted to put up a quick post on the 2011 North American Cycle Courier Championships (NACCC) held in Austin a week ago. The NACCC happens each year and is a weekend full of...
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Austin Weekend in Review

17
Oct
2011
Austin Weekend in Review

This past weekend was totally buzzing here in Austin with the Livestrong Challenge taking place. Thousands of cyclists took part in what I feel is one of the best rides of the year and I once again had a great time.  Austin also hosted the Texas Custom Bicycle Show this weekend with some amazing...
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Make it Happen Monday: The Tambo Way

17
Oct
2011
Make it Happen Monday: The Tambo Way

I really do believe that the more you worry about something, the more problems you encounter.  Although I try to fight it, I was born a worrier and struggle with letting it go each and every day.  But the more life I live, the more I realize that if you do not let worry...
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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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