Team LovingtheBike takes on National Bike Challenge

01
Jun
2012
Team LovingtheBike takes on National Bike Challenge

On May 1st, we had 10 Team Loving the Bike members start off on the National Bike Challenge.  This challenge is put on by Kimberly-Clarke, League of American Bicyclists, and Bikes Belong and the purpose is to unite 50,000 people to bike 10 million miles between May 1 and August 31.  It’s a great program...
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What I Know For Sure

01
Jun
2012
What I Know For Sure

I know that today’s blog will be filled with things I know for sure as well as some strange things I know for sure.  Just like me…..partly normal, partly strange. I know that when you are exercising in the heat, there is no better taste than that of cold water.  At that moment, it is...
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Loving the BITE: Attune Foods Probiotic Smoothie (Dairy-Free)

31
May
2012
Loving the BITE: Attune Foods Probiotic Smoothie (Dairy-Free)

This week, Kelli brings you a fantastic recipe that includes the Dark Chocolate Probiotic Bar from our friends a Attune Foods.  I’m a big fan of this company for many reasons, and one of them is because they use “simple, pure ingredients that help you feel your best every day”.  Attune (and their Uncle...
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#Bikeschool: Novacane Phoenix

29
May
2012
#Bikeschool: Novacane Phoenix

I began writing this post in the ‘departure lounge’ waiting room of the local hospital, and if you’re reading this… The British NHS (National Health Service) aint all that bad! You may or may not have noticed that my corner of the internet and social media world has been quite quiet of late and...
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Make it Happen Monday: B Strong

28
May
2012
Make it Happen Monday: B Strong

Can cycling save your life?  I don’t have to go any further than my friend Bethel Strong to answer that one.  Through his love for the bike, he’s been able to astound even his doctor who couldn’t believe the results he’s achieved through cycling. The absolute best part about having a blog and being...
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Pre-Ride Nutrition Advice for Diabetics

26
May
2012

Question:  I’m a T2 diabetic and I’m wondering what the best food is to start the day before a big ride.  I’m doing a few centuries next month for the Aids ride and I need the energy without spiking or crashing.  Oatmeal and honey spike me like crazy. Kelli’s Answer:  With Type 2 Diabetes,...
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I Feel Totally IRIE | Win a Cycling Jersey

25
May
2012
I Feel Totally IRIE | Win a Cycling Jersey

I don’t hide the fact that I’m a Rasta Man wanna-be, so when I can combine cycling with my love for that culture….it’s a total Win-Win.  A few weeks ago I came across a company called Knights of Mo’ Bay that sells jerseys, shorts, and bibs with a sweet IRIE Caribbean theme so I...
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Loving the BITE: Homemade Whole-Food Ranch Dressing

24
May
2012
Loving the BITE: Homemade Whole-Food Ranch Dressing

The magic bullet.  Whole food super pills.  Hours of energy in a bottle.  Easy, quick, short-cut, convenient nutrition.  If you’re looking for any of these, this particular post is not for you.  To love the bike, I’m proposing that you have to take care of and love your body…the slow-food, whole-food, real-food, old-fashioned way....
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Let’s Talk About the $70 Bottle Cage

23
May
2012

For this segment of our “Let’s Talk” series, we’re asking you to post your comments, opinions, and thoughts on the $70 Bottle Cage.  Yes, most local bikes shops will carry a carbon bottle cage somewhere in the neighborhood of $70…what do you have to say about it? As always, this “Let’s Talk” post will...
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#bikeschool happenings

22
May
2012
#bikeschool happenings

It’s been a while since we brought up some of the cool and interesting stories that come up through the #bikeschool hashtag, so here’s another edition of #bikeschool happenings. What do you think about? One of the questions asked by guest professor @koifla at last weeks #bikeschool was “What can you think about that...
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Make it Happen Monday: Visualization and Affirmations

21
May
2012
Make it Happen Monday: Visualization and Affirmations

It’s no secret that many of the top cyclists (and other athletes) in the world use visualization techniques to reach the top of their game.  Today’s athletes are performing at levels that are at an all time high, and they all know that the mental aspects are just as important as the physical.  But...
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Scheduling Shot Bloks and Roks on your Ride

19
May
2012

Question: I have a question about using Shot Bloks and Shot Roks on my longer rides.  Do I take these together? Do I start these from the very beginning of my ride and eat them as I go? Do I alternate them as I go.  I need help with my fuelling schedule. Kelli’s Answer:  Thanks for the...
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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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