Early Morning Fuel

12
May
2012

What’s the best fuel for an early morning ride? Question: Out of habit, I’ve always eaten cereal (granola) before my morning ride.  For the last several weeks, I’ve been riding at 6am to avoid the heat, and eating at 5:30 am.  I haven’t had any stomach issues, but I am not sure that this is...
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Loving the Commute: Safety

11
May
2012
Loving the Commute: Safety

In light of recent tragic cycling events, this post is going to have a slightly different tone.  This post is aimed at the bike commuter and those of you driving your cars.  Unfortunately, I know that most of those who will read this spend much of their time on the bike and already know...
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Loving the BITE: Homemade Syrup for Chocolate Milk Recovery

10
May
2012
Loving the BITE: Homemade Syrup for Chocolate Milk Recovery

A few months ago we got the conversation going about Chocolate Milk for recovery.  And, as a fan of this approach, I was inspired to go to the store and get some chocolate syrup for this purpose.  For months, I’ve been hooked on using milk with honey for recovery, but variety is the spice...
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My Tone-Downed Rant

09
May
2012
My Tone-Downed Rant

I saw this video about cracking down on Austin cyclists last Tuesday and it’s been bubbling up inside of me ever since.  It seems like when I’m out riding, it always seems to be on my mind, and while I ride along I think about all the comments I have to say about it…..and...
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Tour d’Afrique: Crossing a Continent by Bike

09
May
2012
Tour d’Afrique: Crossing a Continent by Bike

A couple of weeks ago I put up a guest post on riding in Africa that was not totally accurate.  So today we’re posting the inside look by someone who’s done it countless times….Paul McManus, a guide for Tour d’Afrique.  Whether you’ve always wanted to do something like this or just want to read...
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8 Reasons to Register for the Team LIVESTRONG Challenge Austin

08
May
2012
8 Reasons to Register for the Team LIVESTRONG Challenge Austin

Ironically, I might not be able to ride in the LIVESTRONG Challenge Austin this year…it will be the first time I’ve missed it in a long, long time.  But I do feel that YOU need to take part in this fantastic event, and here are 8 reasons why. Be sure to check out reason...
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Make it Happen Monday: Your One and Only Body

07
May
2012
Make it Happen Monday: Your One and Only Body

That body of yours is the only one you’ll ever have.  What are you going to do with it?  Being involved in the world of Fitness for a large part of my life, this statement has always lingered in my mind.  What people do with their bodies is ultimately up to them, but why...
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Look Hot and Ride Fast in Our New Kit

04
May
2012
Look Hot and Ride Fast in Our New Kit

I’m super stoked to announce the launch of our new Loving the Bike jersey, Kit, and kids jersey.  This is the second generation of the Loving the Bike Kit and with it comes a hot new design and bibs instead of shorts….and of course, it will make you ride faster, just like the 2011...
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What To Look For In Cycling Sunglasses

04
May
2012
What To Look For In Cycling Sunglasses

I’m a cyclist who claims that I was born with a pair of sunglasses on my face.  I don’t think I’ve ever been out riding without a pair on…yes, even when it’s raining I’m wearing sunglasses.  Today we have Nate Schrader from SunglassWarehouse.com providing a guest post on what to look for when purchasing...
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2012 Giro d’Italia Preview by Stevie Dexter

04
May
2012
2012 Giro d’Italia Preview by Stevie Dexter

Stevie is definitely the most knowledgeable pro tour writer I know and he’s here with a fantastic overall preview of what’s to come in the Giro d’Italia.  Things kick off tomorrow morning at 9:40AM EST and be sure to check out the stage previews and live blogging coverage for the entire tour over at...
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We Lost Another One of Our Own

03
May
2012
We Lost Another One of Our Own

I wasn’t sure I would write about the cycling tragedy that happened here in Austin over the weekend.  But yesterday I cycled past the spot it occurred….and after being overwhelmed with emotions, and just had to pay tribute as well as express my rant. Last Saturday, 55-year old cyclist Verter Ginestra was struck down and...
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Loving the BITE: Build-Your-Own Pre-Ride Smoothie

03
May
2012
Loving the BITE: Build-Your-Own Pre-Ride Smoothie

The pre-ride ritual.  Most every cyclist has one, whether strategic or not.  At the top of the list is what to eat.  Some ride on nothing, even after fasting through the night.  Some swear by oatmeal, energy bars, or baked potatoes.  For me, when it comes to my favorite pre-ride fuel, it’s gotta be...
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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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