Make it Happen Monday: Keep Playing the Game

12
Sep
2011
Make it Happen Monday: Keep Playing the Game

Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.  That line comes from a movie called “Cinderella Story”, which my Daughter Kassi used to watch all the time.  It’s been a while since she watched it, but that quote has always sort of just stuck with me. Sometimes our fears...
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You Deserve To Be Out There

09
Sep
2011
You Deserve To Be Out There

One of the most popular fears I’ve seen from cyclists is the fear of riding out on busy roads.  I’ve seen tweets, received e-mails, and had people mention this following our Cycling 360 podcast on Fear.  It’s a valid concern and unfortunately it is something that keeps some people from riding their bikes. So...
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Loving the BITE: Cumin Grilled Chicken Breasts

08
Sep
2011
Loving the BITE: Cumin Grilled Chicken Breasts

I love this spice.  Most anytime I cook, no matter what I’m cooking, I’m tempted to start shaking it in.  And not with the little holes on the top of the spice container.  Nope.  I use the big gaping spoon-insert one.  Maybe I lack creativity and culinary know-how.  But you can’t argue with delicious...
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Let’s Talk About What It’s Like

07
Sep
2011

We’re back with another segment in our “Let’s Talk” series of posts and this time around we’re talking about how you’d explain what it’s like to ride a bike to someone who’s never seen or ridden a bike in their lives. I’ve really been loving the response and comments we get from all of...
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#bikeschool: Yearbook 2.0

06
Sep
2011
#bikeschool: Yearbook 2.0

As the #bikeschool Twitter session is growing stronger and stronger we are gaining new students every week, which made me remember about our beloved Yearbook. If you are new to class you may not realise there is a wealth of information on your fellow classmates here at LovingTheBike.com. So please read through all the...
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Make it Happen Monday: Simple Life Part 2

05
Sep
2011
Make it Happen Monday: Simple Life Part 2

Last week’s Make it Happen Monday post was all about Living Simply in a not so simple Society and it sure did generate a lot of great feedback.  Some people left comments on the post, but a few others e-mailed me with fantastic personal feelings and their craving for a more simple life.  After...
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Look Who’s Loving the Bike: September

03
Sep
2011
Look Who’s Loving the Bike: September

David Buscarello – New York, NY “As a kid I rode everywhere in the neighborhood all day every day when weather permitted. Later I delivered newspapers by bike, full set of baskets on my Raleigh Sports 3 speed. Later on got the Raleigh Grand Prix, that was my mode of transport as a teen...
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Corn Syrup

03
Sep
2011

Corn Syrup and Sweeteners Question: Hi Kelli, I like to sweeten my tea and things like oatmeal with something to help make it taste better to me.  I had been using a little corn syrup but have read a lot of negative things on it.  Can you help me out on what is best...
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A Kind Bicycle Heart

02
Sep
2011
A Kind Bicycle Heart

Our Loving the Bike friend, Kip Luce has supplied some great winter riding videos to us in the past…and this time he’s back with something that I find absolutely incredible.  Kip is the epitome of a dude who wants to use bikes to do good things for the world.  He’s supplied people in need...
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Loving the BITE: Pan-Fried Tofu with Lemongrass

01
Sep
2011
Loving the BITE: Pan-Fried Tofu with Lemongrass

Doufu anyone?  Not a typo; just a little Loving the Bite trivia.  This week’s key ingredient, tofu, is a staple of Asian cuisine, and just happens to go by “doufu” in China (“tofu” in Japan).  But what’s that got to do with cycling?  We all know that great cycling requires a healthy body –...
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Do Big Calves Make You a Faster Cyclist?

31
Aug
2011
Do Big Calves Make You a Faster Cyclist?

You’ve probably noticed a lot of cyclists out there with these wicked big calves.  They look great and give an impression of pure strength, but do they contribute to providing more power and speed on the bike? My buddy/blog mentor, Wade over at Cycling Tips is one of these dudes with killer calves, and...
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#bikeschool: Ride the Divide Movie Review

30
Aug
2011
#bikeschool: Ride the Divide Movie Review

My cycling librarian friend, Krissy is here today to talk about a cycling movie called Ride the Divide.  This is the first one she’s reviewing for us and Krissy will be back again in the future to let us know her opinion on other cycling movies as wel`l.  Krissy is a Library Director who has...
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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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