Make it Happen Monday: Fight For World Happiness

10
Oct
2011
Make it Happen Monday: Fight For World Happiness

                In a world full of happy people, I’d never have a concern. Never wondering how that child feels. Never wondering why there isn’t more love. A friend would help a friend.  A stranger would help a stranger. Every person would show kindness to the person sitting...
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What’s in my Milk?

08
Oct
2011

Question: I drink a lot of milk, but after reading an article of what they put in there I’m scared of how much I take in.  Should I cut down or eliminate milk? Kelli’s Answer: In the United States, it is perfectly legal to inject cows with an artificial hormone to increase milk production. ...
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CycleTracks

07
Oct
2011
CycleTracks

I think it’s safe to say that Austin, Texas is one of the top Tech cities in North America….It’s also safe to say that it’s also one of the top cycling cities as well. Because of this, it’s no surprise that CycleTracks is using this city to collect bicycle data through their Smartphone application...
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Loving the BITE: Spaghetti Squash “Pasta”

06
Oct
2011
Loving the BITE: Spaghetti Squash “Pasta”

How many cyclists out there depend on pasta as a staple of your diet?  While you can make some good choices with pasta (such as choosing noodles made with whole grains or garbanzo beans), wheat flour products will almost always fall short of the nutrition offered in vegetables.  Sure, you’ll get some vitamins and...
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Going Beyond Ride the Divide

05
Oct
2011
Going Beyond Ride the Divide

If you’ve seen the Ride the Divide DVD or simply read the review we posted about it, and like what you saw….get ready for more incredible videos from these guys in the future.  Mike Dion and Hunter Weeks, producers of Ride The Divide are following up on the success of this video with two more releases...
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Daddy Needs Another Pair of Shoes

04
Oct
2011
Daddy Needs Another Pair of Shoes

I just recently got a new pair of Pearl Izumi cycling shoes, but after reading this press release I know I am going to be needing a pair of these when they come out in January.  Who’s with me? Pearl Izumi Launches Minimalist Cycling Movement  New Octane SL III shoe sets high standards for...
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#bikeschool: Happening Again

04
Oct
2011
#bikeschool: Happening Again

Last’s week’s Classmate Happenings post was very well received so we thought we’d follow it up with another week of happenings from our fellow classmates at #bikeschool.  Not only is #bikeschool the coolest hour on Twitter and takes place each Thursday night at 9PM EST….it’s also a great hashtag to follow on a daily...
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Make it Happen Monday: Butterfly Effect

03
Oct
2011
Make it Happen Monday: Butterfly Effect

I don’t mean to get all scientific on you here….but bare with me for a second.  The butterfly effect is a phrase which encapsulates the more technical notion of sensitive dependence on initial conditions in chaos theory.  Small variations of the initial condition of a nonlinear dynamical system may produce large variations in the...
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Look Who’s Loving the Bike: October 2011

01
Oct
2011
Look Who’s Loving the Bike: October 2011

Stacey Hanna – USA “I have been fighting alongside my husband in a custody battle since we got married two years ago in June 2009. I have three daughters even though I only birthed two. I was repeatedly told I was not her mother, and we were accused of all sorts of drama and...
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The Best Protein Bar

01
Oct
2011

Question: Hi Kelli, I eat a lot of protein bars for energy and nutrition.  Is there a certain bar that you recommend over the others? Kelli’s Answer: To answer your question, I’m going to explain why I believe “whole-food bars,” such as “LARA” and “KIND” bars (mock-KIND bar recipe found right here), are good...
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Win a Pair of Cycling Sunglasses

30
Sep
2011
Win a Pair of Cycling Sunglasses

As I’ve been known to say in the past….“My Momma tells me I was born with a pair of sunglasses on my face”.  Yep, I honestly can’t remember too many days in my life when I wasn’t sporting a pair while cycling or doing anything else outside. So you just have to know that...
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Loving the BITE: Basil Cauliflower Soup

29
Sep
2011
Loving the BITE: Basil Cauliflower Soup

As the weather turns a little cooler, I often begin to crave those cold-weather comfort foods that seem to warm up the whole house on a cold day.  Foods like stews, soups, and chili come to mind.  Since summer’s officially come to an end, let’s look on the bright side and warm up with...
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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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