Loving the BITE: Holiday Menu

22
Dec
2011
Loving the BITE: Holiday Menu

Sometimes the Holiday season feels like nothing more than a blur of hustle and bustle.  And while we try to savor the moments, it can be tough to stop and enjoy it in the midst of a long to-do list. To make it a little easier on you this year, we’ve scoured the web...
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What’s the Deal with E-Bike Conversion Kits?

21
Dec
2011
What’s the Deal with E-Bike Conversion Kits?

Since 2010 there has been a surge in the Electric Bicycle market, but what’s the deal with these things anyway?  Instead of posting about the whole E-Bike market, we’re focusing on the conversion kits which allow you to turn a regular bike into a hybrid electric bicycle. Okay, so I know what you’re thinking….why...
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How to loosen a stuck link on a bicycle chain

20
Dec
2011

I would like to know how to get a stuck link fixed on my bike chain.  Please help me. We’re back again with another answer to your bicycle tech questions.  This question came in, and our resident bike expert and professional bike fit guru, Victor from Bicycle Lab is here to help: If you...
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#bikeschool: Because I can!

20
Dec
2011
#bikeschool: Because I can!

As many of you will remember I spent a week in July at Le Tour with @SteamyWynndows & @AndyMWild and as a result of that trip, ended up the proud owner of a limited edition Team Sky jersey signed by the riders. Since returning from the Tour I’ve been determined to make that Sky...
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Make it Happen Monday: Be a Positive Contributor

19
Dec
2011
Make it Happen Monday: Be a Positive Contributor

Our good friend, Eric brings his wisdom and talks about being a positive contributor to society in today’s Make it Happen Monday post. Be a Positive Contributor by Eric Hutchins I am a huge fan of the Lovingthebike site and of Darryl, its creator.  He recently asked me to guest blog about what the...
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Chocolate Milk as Recovery?

16
Dec
2011
Chocolate Milk as Recovery?

After a super-tough ride on the bike, what’s your best nutrition option for recovery?  In the world of sports nutrition, there’s a lot of buzz about low-fat chocolate milk.  Since I generally like simple, whole-food nutrition over chemicals and processed foods, the thought of it appeals to me (although many cheap chocolate syrups are...
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Loving the BITE: Goat Cheese Figgy Appetizer

15
Dec
2011
Loving the BITE: Goat Cheese Figgy Appetizer

What comes to mind when you think of Christmas carols?  Is it children singing?  Hay rides? Sleigh bells? For me, it’s figgy pudding.  And, although I’ve never actually had it, figs intrigue me.  One of my favorite pizzas boosts a healthy serving of figs.  This week, we’ll keep it simple and serve up a...
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Bart Yasso: A Running Icon Talks Cycling

14
Dec
2011
Bart Yasso: A Running Icon Talks Cycling

Bart Yasso may be known as more of a runner than a cyclist, but this running idol says that “Riding my bike cross country is by far my favorite athletic achievement.  I wasn’t out there trying to set any records.  Just riding solo enjoying the natural beauty, diverse landscape and friendly people.” I had...
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#bikeschool: Fat Cyclist

13
Dec
2011
#bikeschool: Fat Cyclist

Many of you will have read the trials and tribulations of Elden Nelson, more commonly known as ‘Fat Cyclist‘, on his fantastic blog. The longstanding blog, cited by many as being the finest collection online, has charted the news, satire and heart-felt peaks and troughs of life for many years now. Fat Cyclist will...
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Make it Happen Monday: The Holstee Manifesto

12
Dec
2011
Make it Happen Monday: The Holstee Manifesto

I’m going to let a great video and manifesto image from a company called Holstee do the talking today. This company believes in the same things we do over here at Loving the Bike, and they have a great way of expressing it.  Check out their manifesto and then watch their inspiring bikey video...
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A Cyclist Crashes “The Running Event” Party

10
Dec
2011
A Cyclist Crashes “The Running Event” Party

Austin has been invaded by thousands of #runnerds this week as the National Running Expo called “The Running Event” rolled into town.  I’m a cyclist, right? So what would I want with a running event?  Well, an expo of this magnitude brought with it a bunch of fantastic companies that cater to both the...
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Carbohydrate Recommendation for the Night Before a Race

10
Dec
2011

What are your carbohydrate recommendations for the night before a big ride or race?  It‘s important to think about the timeline of digestion in this scenario. It only takes refined carbohydrates ~15-60 minutes to be digested and hit the bloodstream. Then, they‘re stored. If your glycogen stores are not fully replenished, they can 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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