Loving the BITE: Grilled Pizza with Almond Flour Crust

12
May
2011
Loving the BITE: Grilled Pizza with Almond Flour Crust

This week, let’s combine 3 all-time favorites: cycling, the outdoor grill, and pizza.  In that order.  We’ll make a crust that promotes health and energy and doesn’t drag us down.  Then, we’ll bombard our cells with the antioxidants of tomatoes, such as lycopene.  To top it off, we’ll reduce belly fat and bodily inflammation...
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Contest Time: Do You Wear Road ID?

11
May
2011
Contest Time: Do You Wear Road ID?

Friday May 13 Update: Thanks to everyone who entered our Road ID contest, and thanks to Outside PR and Road ID for helping us out with this.  A great big Congratulations goes out to Roy Smalley who is the lucky winner of a Road ID jersey and ID. Prior to getting myself a Road ID...
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Make it Happen Monday: Life’s Reminders

09
May
2011
Make it Happen Monday: Life’s Reminders

Note: This post was written prior to the tragic events in today’s Giro d’Italia.  Our hearts go out to the family and friends of Belgian cyclist Wouter Weylandt.  A sad reminder that we need to live each day to the fullest. “Rise up this mornin, Smiled with the risin sun, Three little birds Pitch by my doorstep...
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Cycling with Children

06
May
2011
Cycling with Children

I have taken two great guest posts written for Loving the Bike on the topic of cycling with children and combined them into one big post.  There is a lot of great information in here, so if you have kids and would like to know more about what Alexis and Ron have to share…please...
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Loving the BITE: Almond Butter Smoothie

05
May
2011
Loving the BITE: Almond Butter Smoothie

Wanna improve as a cyclist?  You can gain an edge if you consistently consume a recovery meal or snack.  To recover well after a hard ride, you simply must use fluids, carbs, and protein to replenish hydration and glycogen stores while reducing muscle wasting and damage from free radicals.  Sound tough?  It can be. ...
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The Pledge

04
May
2011
The Pledge

I’m very honored to provide the blog content for the organization, Please BE KIND to Cyclists.  If you don’t know about them yet, please have a look at all the great things they are doing to support all of us cyclists.  Being involved with them has made me much more aware of the safety...
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#bikeschool: The LTB / Groucho Sports Collaborative

03
May
2011
#bikeschool: The LTB / Groucho Sports Collaborative

The Loving the Bike Kits are Here PRE-ORDER your Jersey, Shorts, or Kit at: http://gear.grouchosports.com/category/collaborations. Whether you use your bike once a week to take a trip to do the shopping or pedal through the snow, ice and wind every single day to work like a winter biking loony there are 3 vital components to...
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Make it Happen Monday: Tripped

02
May
2011
Make it Happen Monday: Tripped

I’ve been through three levels of official education…traveled through a large part of the world…spent time single, engaged, and Married….lived in three diverse Countries located thousands of miles from one another…..all the while coming across decisions and occasions that have formed a life. Along this journey, or Ride (as I like to say), I’ve...
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Look Who’s Loving the Bike: May

01
May
2011
Look Who’s Loving the Bike: May

Welcome to May and here’s to a great month of cycling.  As always, 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 our May 2011 lovers have to say. We’d love to hear from you...
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Boost Fuels without Sulphites

30
Apr
2011

Boost Fuels without Sulphites? Question: How can I get “boost” fuels without products having hidden sulphites?  Most if not all energy products have sulfites either listed or hidden. Kelli’s Answer: I agree, it can be tough to figure out which foods have sulfites as there are “loopholes” in the company’s requirements to list them...
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Biking Wisdom From My Daughter

29
Apr
2011
Biking Wisdom From My Daughter

Random Thoughts by Kassi Thought #1: Here in Austin, gas prices have gone up…a lot.  Most people complain about this, but in a way I think it’s good.  See, if the price of gas has gone up, then people won’t want to buy gas for their car.  Without gas, you can’t drive and you’ll...
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Loving the BITE: Curry Coconut Shrimp

28
Apr
2011
Loving the BITE: Curry Coconut Shrimp

You’re never too old to learn something new.  Although I have been trained, and you have likely been taught, to avoid saturated fats as much as possible, I believe we’ve all been a little misled.  During the last 15 months, I stripped my education down to the bare bones to study metabolism, fat loss,...
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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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