Make it Happen Monday: Operation Opportunity

09
Apr
2012
Make it Happen Monday: Operation Opportunity

At one point in my life I was faced with a decision, and the wisdom that was provided to me was “Always Walk in the Direction of Opportunity”.  That statement has stuck with me these past 12 or so years and it’s been the reasoning behind my move to St. Kitts, my first move...
Read more »

The Less You Own, The Less That Owns You

07
Apr
2012
The Less You Own, The Less That Owns You

Our Family has been in need of an escape from media, noise, and stuff….and a few days on Lake Dunlap earlier this week gave us the remedy we were looking for. We spent from Monday morning through Wednesday evening with no internet, no tv, and no phones.  It was nothing but Family fun and...
Read more »

Cycling Safari on the Elephant Highway

07
Apr
2012
Cycling Safari on the Elephant Highway

Have you ever wondered what a cycling adventure in Africa would be like?  Sumreen Azam shares his story of a 1576 km journey known as the Elephant Highway. After putting this post up and getting a response from Paul who works for Tour d’ Afrique I was about to pull it and take it off...
Read more »

Loving the Commute: Edition #5

06
Apr
2012
Loving the Commute: Edition #5

We’re back with another segment in our “Loving the Commute” series by my man, Aaron Madrid. Commuting by bike is such a great segment of the cycling industry and we’re so happy with the response we’ve been getting from all of you so far in editions 1 through 4.  I’m pleased to announce that...
Read more »

I Learned This From a Runner

05
Apr
2012
I Learned This From a Runner

Do you ever get side cramps while out cycling?  I rarely get them, and I’m not sure what caused it today, but I had a pretty aggravating side cramp as I rode along.  As I pedaled with the pain in my side, I was reminded of a remedy I once heard from a runner….of...
Read more »

Loving the BITE: Homemade Green Chili Sauce

05
Apr
2012
Loving the BITE: Homemade Green Chili Sauce

I grew up in the mountains of Southern Colorado, within 50 miles of the New Mexico border.  There are many things I loved about my childhood, and one of them is the smell of New Mexico Green Chilies.  I can still smell the aroma of chilies roasted at farmers markets and fairs, and peeled...
Read more »

Loving the Mountain Bike: Sonny Williams

04
Apr
2012
Loving the Mountain Bike: Sonny Williams

Today’s post is courtesy of Sonny from Jeep Gorilla, who just happens to be a mountain bike loving dude. Get set for a great read as to why he is Loving the Mountain Bike. How I became a Mountain Bike Lover by Sonny Williams It was an orange Schwinn Roadrunner with a glittery white...
Read more »

#bikeschool: Climbing with 3LC

03
Apr
2012
#bikeschool: Climbing with 3LC

You may remember that I posted a review on the ‘new kids on the training block’ back in January. In the cold of a winter where I was trying to pile on the miles to make me as fresh as a daisy in the Spring, 3LC was the answer! As 2012 has rumbled on...
Read more »

Make it Happen Monday: Money Fame Power Lifestyle

02
Apr
2012
Make it Happen Monday: Money Fame Power Lifestyle

I feel there are four main ways to categorize how people are motivated…Money, Power, Fame, and Lifestyle.  There are others, (home security, location, respect, etc) but in my opinion these are the big ones.  Based on these motivational catalysts, we make our choices and move forward along our journey….all the while feeding this inherent...
Read more »

Look Who’s Loving the Bike: April 2012

01
Apr
2012
Look Who’s Loving the Bike: April 2012

Here’s a look at who’s loving the bike for April 2012.  At the top of each month we like to feature the amazing stories and memories of people who are loving the bike.  Please take a look at what these lovers have to say.  Hey…..and we’d love to hear from you as well….feel free...
Read more »

F*#@ing Traffic Lights

30
Mar
2012
F*#@ing Traffic Lights

Although I am totally Loving the Bike, I can most definitely live without having to ride amongst traffic lights.  If you know me at all, you’d know that you don’t generally hear swear words coming out my mouth, tweets, or anything else….but I feel like I’m sometimes a completely different person when I’m on...
Read more »

Help Design Our New Kit

29
Mar
2012
Help Design Our New Kit

This is your chance to help create the new Loving the Bike cycling kit.  By now, I’m sure you’ve all seen the hot new #bikeschool kit design and have your pre-orders in…and now it’s time to get our new kit together.  Once again, we’ll be having @bobridesabike as the design captain but we need your...
Read more »

Sponsors

Featured on these top sites

Blog Partners

Cycling 360 Podcast

Causes

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.

Sports Drink Homebrew

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.

Nutrition Tips