Loving the BITE: Why Cyclists should drink Apple Cider Vinegar

14
Jan
2016
Loving the BITE: Why Cyclists should drink Apple Cider Vinegar

 A couple years ago, I introduced a “health tonic” to help fight colds and sinus infections and improve overall health. It works great, and as more readers chimed in, I’ve learned that this old-fashioned folk-medicine-cure-all is used by many different people in different cultures all over the world. But there’s more to this story for a...
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The Ultimate Cycling Dream

12
Jan
2016
The Ultimate Cycling Dream

I would imagine that a lot of cyclists would agree with what I feel is the ultimate cycling trip.  For me, it includes custom ordering a road bike from one of the great Italian manufacturers and then flying over there to pick it up and ride. Yeah, this would be amazing.  Imagine dealing directly with a...
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When Life Gets Complicated

11
Jan
2016
When Life Gets Complicated

Just before New Year’s Eve, I labeled 2016 the year to Simplify.  Yeah, I seem to like to nickname the upcoming year for some reason. I honestly do think keeping things simple is a sure way to a happy life.  But what do you do when things gets more complicated than you’d like? You...
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Loving the BITE: Start-It-Right Orange Carrot Smoothie

07
Jan
2016
Loving the BITE: Start-It-Right Orange Carrot Smoothie

You’ve read it here before: This is not Jamba Juice. If you’re old-school, it’s not Orange Julius. Or Smoothie King. Today I have a big girl (big boy) smoothie recipe. You’ve been warned. As I type this, I’m on the brink of getting over a cold…one that feels like it could go either way –...
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3 Ways to Deal With Someone Stealing Your Strava KOM

05
Jan
2016
3 Ways to Deal With Someone Stealing Your Strava KOM

Are you on Strava?  If so, do you have some KOM’s that you’re so proudly holding onto?  Yeah, I’m sure you’ve got some nice one’s in your name….but what happens when you get that dreaded e-mail saying: Yeah, it sucks doesn’t it? I don’t really consider myself ultra-competitive, but whenever I’ve had a KOM...
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What Exactly is a New Year?

04
Jan
2016
What Exactly is a New Year?

Okay, so we’re four days into 2016….how are things going so far?  We all seem to look at the start of a new year as chance to start a new life.  We make resolutions.  We set goals.  We wipe the slate clean and start fresh. But what exactly is a new year?  Well, it...
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Loving the BITE: 12 Grape New Year’s Champagne & New Healthy Habits

31
Dec
2015
Loving the BITE: 12 Grape New Year’s Champagne & New Healthy Habits

Happy New Year! As you look to the beginning of 2016, I hope you see the opportunity for another blank page and new start. It’s one of my favorite Holidays, one of my favorite times of year. It’s refreshing. Along with my well-wishes, I’ve got some easy New Year’s drinks made with real-food ingredients and my...
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The Power of Hemp Seeds

29
Dec
2015
The Power of Hemp Seeds

I don’t often highly recommend things to people (well okay, I do recommend cycling).  But this is one thing that I honestly feel will improve your life and your cycling.   – Darryl I’m not a nutritionist, but I know good healthy food when I see it…..and one of the best foods out there in...
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Self Discovery or Self Improvement?

28
Dec
2015
Self Discovery or Self Improvement?

It’s been quite a while now that we’ve been pumping out these Make it Happen Monday posts over here at Loving the Bike…..and what I’ve always thought I was doing was sending out positive, inspiring pieces of writing mixed in with my own thoughts of the world.  Basically I’ve been pushing self-improvement messages just...
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Loving the BITE: Overnight Slow Cooker High-Protein Oatmeal

24
Dec
2015
Loving the BITE: Overnight Slow Cooker High-Protein Oatmeal

If you’ve got company coming over for the Holidays, or if you are the company, here’s your chance to impress your guests or hosts with a deliciously nourishing breakfast. And the best part? It cooks itself while you sleep. Of course, you could slave over cinnamon rolls and please everyone. But, if you’re following my...
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Loving the Bike TV: Keep Breathing

23
Dec
2015

Do you remember the movie, Castaway from about 15 years ago?  Well, there is a quote from the movie that I’ve always had floating around inside of me.  Every so often, those words need to surface so I can follow through with their wisdom. In this week’s Loving the Bike TV episode, I talk...
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Relaxing the Ride

22
Dec
2015
Relaxing the Ride

I know for many of you right now, you’re stuck inside on a trainer or might have hung the bike up all together for a few weeks.  But even if you’re not currently on the bike, let’s have a little discussion on relaxing the ride. What I mean by this is having that sense...
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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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