A morning ride with Mark Cavendish

01
Nov
2011
A morning ride with Mark Cavendish

  This morning I took part in a group ride with Mark Cavendish at the Redbridge Cycle Centre near Ilford in East London. I was lucky enough to win a place after entering a Facebook competition run by Holiday Inn who are the official hotel sponsors of the London 2012 Olympic Games. The day...
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#bikeschool: You Pick the Winner

01
Nov
2011
#bikeschool: You Pick the Winner

In last Thursday’s #bikeschool, we had a special question sponsored by our friends from Hydrapak. Anyone who answered Question #4 from the night was entered to win one of Hyrdapak’s brand new 2012 Wolly Mammoth water bottles.  These bottle aren’t even available for purchase yet and these bad boys are different from other insulated...
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Ask the Expert Bike Tech: Flat Tires

31
Oct
2011

Do you get flat tires on your bike and don’t know why? This week’s “Ask the Expert Bike Tech (and Professional Bicycle Fitter)” comes from Bill who asks: My son’s hybrid bike that he rides around campus is flatting on just about every ride.  It seems to be always flatting around the valve stem....
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Make it Happen Monday: If I Knew…

31
Oct
2011
Make it Happen Monday: If I Knew…

If I knew I had exactly 25 years to live, I’d be intent on living them well. I’m sure many times during those years, I would lose sight of time. And slip into a regular routine. If I knew I had 10 years to live, initially I would be quite concerned. I would make...
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Austin Bicycle Culture in VIDEO: Pedal People

28
Oct
2011

Earlier today we posted about Austin Cycling Culture in Photos, and now we’re back with an incredible video for you to watch called Pedal People.  This film was just released yesterday by Chad Treanor, a local director, photographer, editor, and film making genius.  Here is what Chad has to say about this film: Pedal People...
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Austin Bicycle Culture in Photos

28
Oct
2011
Austin Bicycle Culture in Photos

Austin, Texas is definitely a bikey kind of place and although I try to immerse myself in as much of the bike culture as I can…there is so much more that I just can’t get around to.  A new social media friend of mine, Jessica Alexander, is a total local cyclist and has gotten...
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Loving the BITE: Healthy Halloween Candy

27
Oct
2011
Loving the BITE: Healthy Halloween Candy

Candy on the brain?  If you didn’t before, you probably do now.  But never fear, as we approach Halloween, and all the candy that comes with it, I have an easy recipe for a sweet treat that features an incredible SuperFood: Ginger.  Yes, this treat is a treat (I didn’t take out all the...
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For Those Who Never Thought They’d Ride a Bike

26
Oct
2011
For Those Who Never Thought They’d Ride a Bike

When I look back to my youth and what I did for sports, adventure, and excitement…only a few sports pop into my head.  For me it was all about waterskiing, wakeboarding, kneeboarding, barefooting, and a little bit of bike riding mixed in.  The one thing that I definitely did not take part in was...
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#bikeschool: Rapha Super Cross

25
Oct
2011
#bikeschool: Rapha Super Cross

As the nights draw in and winter nears in the northern hemisphere it’s time to put away #1 and tuck her in until spring. For some this means getting out the winter bike and when the weather permits, for others it means releasing their inner crazy and race Cross! This weekend saw the third...
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Ask the Expert Bike Tech

24
Oct
2011

It’s so nice to have friends with incredible talent and expert knowledge.  We already have the best Sport Nutritionist on the planet as a part of our Loving the Bike team, and now we pleased to announce the inclusion of Victor Jimenez…..World’s greatest Bike Tech.  I like to call him the Bike Guru. You...
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Make it Happen Monday: Anarchy

24
Oct
2011
Make it Happen Monday: Anarchy

Warning: This post just might set a few of you off.  I always find it scary putting up controversial posts….but life’s about living on the edge, right?  I hope y’all see where I’m coming from on this one. Anarchy…What a way to start a Make it Happen Monday post, huh?  What the heck does...
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Cramping

22
Oct
2011

Question: I cramped badly during a recent cycling race.  I never cramp on training rides no matter how long they are.  What is the best nutrition plan for race so I can avoid this happening again? Kelli’s Answer: First of all, there are many reasons why you might cramp during a race, and they...
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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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