125 lb Cyclist Takes on 3 lb Veggie Burger

22
Nov
2011
125 lb Cyclist Takes on 3 lb Veggie Burger

What happens when a 125 pound cyclist takes on the challenge of eating a 3 pound veggie monster burger?  A better question may be…why would someone even want to? As I’ve mentioned before, one of our sponsors over here at Loving the Bike is Big Daddy’s Restaurant in Austin.  On their menu is what...
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#bikeschool: Bike Prices

22
Nov
2011
#bikeschool: Bike Prices

Bike Prices by Aaron Madrid (#bikeschool student and guest professor) Not long ago I was given the privilege of hosting a night of #Bikeschool. The second question I asked pertained to a subject that I personally have very strong opinions on, the price of bikes. Upon asking my question, it became clear that many...
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Make it Happen Monday: Name Your Price

21
Nov
2011
Make it Happen Monday: Name Your Price

My good friend Ian is one of the most “Make it Happen” kind of guys I know.  He’s been an inspiration and source of motivation for me countless times….both on and off the bike.  Yeah, he’s the real deal.  Ian leads by example and if there was ever a person to provide you with...
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Holiday Eating Tips

19
Nov
2011

Every Holiday Season, I seem to put on weight.  This year, I’m really trying to maintain within 5 lbs of my summer racing weight.  Any tips? Yes, here are my Top 5 Tips for Avoiding Holiday Pounds: The “Holidays” are really only a few days.  Enjoy food, friends, and family on these days, but...
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Erie, PA Cyclist Creates Commuter Friendly City

18
Nov
2011
Erie, PA Cyclist Creates Commuter Friendly City

What do you do when you’re a bike commuter who lives in a city with no bicycle culture?  Well, if you’re Steve Shepard you take things into your own hands and start building up that culture. Steve Shepard is a family man and daily commuter in Erie, PA…located in northeast Pennsylvania on the shores...
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Low Budget Cycling Christmas Gift Ideas

17
Nov
2011
Low Budget Cycling Christmas Gift Ideas

Low Priced Gift Ideas for Cyclists: With 38 days left until Christmas, it’s the perfect time to find a gift for that special cyclist in your life (or for yourself). We don’t want to inundate you with too many options (or suggest something like a new and expensive bike…which we all would love by...
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Loving the BITE: Pomegranate Olive Oil Pan Sauce

17
Nov
2011
Loving the BITE: Pomegranate Olive Oil Pan Sauce

When’s the last time you ate a pomegranate?  I mean, really, bought the fruit, cut into it, and ate it.   For most people, it’s not anytime recently, and maybe never.  So much easier to buy the juice in a bottle, right?  Is any fruit really worth all that mess? Oh yeah it is....
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Cyclists are Still Champions

16
Nov
2011
Cyclists are Still Champions

We’re a cycling website, so we focused this post on riders, but if you’re a runner or doing anything else that moves your body….You’re a Champion as well. One of the first posts we ever put up on Loving the Bike was titled “Why I Think Every Cyclist is a Champion“.  I still totally...
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Win a Loving the Bike Jersey

15
Nov
2011
Win a Loving the Bike Jersey

The contest is now closed.  Thanks for all your great merchandise suggestions and for entering yourself in our Loving the Bike Jersey giveaway. Congratulations to @ozarksbiketrail who was randomly selected through random.org. For those who didn’t win and would like any of our Loving the Bike or #bikeschool merchandise, it is on right now at 30%...
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#bikeschool: To G+ or not to G+

15
Nov
2011
#bikeschool: To G+ or not to G+

For some time now we’ve been asking you guys what improvements you want to see from #bikeschool and thinking about how we can take LovingTheBike.com and #bikeschool to the next level. With the introduction of Google+ Pages last week, we decided to jump on board and set one up.  Yeah, we sort of felt...
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Make it Happen Monday: Create Your Own Culture 2.0

14
Nov
2011
Make it Happen Monday: Create Your Own Culture 2.0

In last week’s Make it Happen Monday post, I talked about one of my life hero’s, Morrie Schwartz, and his quote about Creating Your Own Culture.  As a follow-up to that post, I wanted to dive a little deeper into this topic and talk a little more about following your own star. Consider the...
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Proactive Nutrition

12
Nov
2011

Be Proactive rather than Reactive – Be in control I seem to have a problem when it comes to controlling my eating schedule.  Can you help me out? Although it would be great if we only ate when we were hungry and stopped when we were full, most people struggle with daily “cravings,” emotional eating,...
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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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