The Youth Button

13
Apr
2011
The Youth Button

In today’s society and North American culture that we live in, it’s as easy as dropping a few thousand dollars, a nip here, a tuck there…..and you can instantly look younger.  In the good old days, people had to search (and work) to find the Fountain of Youth….now it’s as simple as hitting the...
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#bikeschool: BikePure

12
Apr
2011
#bikeschool: BikePure

Recent years have seen the sport of cycle racing careering from pillar to post on the subject of doping which have thrown our sport into the mainstream media in all the wrong ways. We have  seen some of the most ‘original’ and ridiculous excuses ever spouted by enhanced humans, ranging from Björn Leukemans’ over-active...
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Make It Happen Monday: Cure Cancer

11
Apr
2011
Make It Happen Monday: Cure Cancer

I wish I could just tell the world to stop.  Grab hold of the Government and tell them to wise up and focus on humanity.  Tap into the bank accounts of the overly wealthy and use it for something important.  Find out if the pharmaceutical world really does have the cure. Is it just...
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Loving the BITE: High Polyphenol Dark Chocolate

07
Apr
2011
Loving the BITE: High Polyphenol Dark Chocolate

I must have missed the day of dietitian-school when we gave up our sweet tooth (teeth) and pledged to forever consider an apple as a decadent dessert.   Every day, I have a small treat.  And, I recommend that most of my clients do as well.  A cyclist’s gotta eat, right?  But take note,...
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Life Without the Big Ring

06
Apr
2011
Life Without the Big Ring

It was just last summer that I was living life in the Big Ring.  Being in Saskatchewan and riding the flat prairie roads provided the setting for some great big ring riding.  But then when I arrived in the hill country of Austin last September, that was brought to a sudden halt.  It then...
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#bikeschool: The Break Away…

05
Apr
2011
#bikeschool: The Break Away…

As you are probably aware, I am the new guardian angel of the #bikeschool posts here at LovingTheBike.com and wanted to kick things off in a big way this week. I’m hoping to introduce some exciting new content and ideas to these weekly #bikeschool articles and I felt it was only right to treat...
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Make it Happen Monday: The Rituals of Radiant Living

04
Apr
2011
Make it Happen Monday: The Rituals of Radiant Living

About ten and a half years ago, I made a presentation at a business breakfast meeting.  This was no ordinary speech…I addressed a bunch of businessy type people wearing my totally “non-businessy” bright yellow pants, and delivered the presentation while sitting up on the speaking podium.  This day stands out to me, not because...
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Hydrating When Full

02
Apr
2011

Hydrating I’m at the stage where I’m trying to figure out the best ways to fuel and hydrate on a ride to avoid energy dips and mad cramps. Does ones weight play a part in determining how many mg (40-60 you say) p/hr?  How do I decide on source of energy, protein shake vs protein bar,...
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Our Dirty Little Contest: Grease Monkey Wipes

01
Apr
2011
Our Dirty Little Contest: Grease Monkey Wipes

If you haven’t heard of Grease Monkey Wipes, I’d like to introduce you to this good old company located right here in Austin, Texas. Grease Monkey Wipes are “multi-purpose cleaning wipes that use an all natural citrus formula for heavy duty cleaning. Each wipe easily removes grease, grime, oil, paint, marker and other messes...
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Look Who’s Loving the Bike: April

01
Apr
2011
Look Who’s Loving the Bike: April

It’s spring and to many parts of the country that means that riding season 2011 has begun.  Here’s a look at who’s loving the bike this month.  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...
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Loving the BITE: Ginger Berry Green Tea

31
Mar
2011
Loving the BITE: Ginger Berry Green Tea

Day in and day out, are you hydrated?  Do you get enough fluid?  Or, are you one of the many adults, and even adult athletes, who operate in a chronic mode of dehydration?  It doesn’t take much to get behind the ball.  We’ve all been there on a ride – out of fluid and...
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Did Bob Marley Ride a Bike?

30
Mar
2011
Did Bob Marley Ride a Bike?

I wear a picture of him around my neck, I drink his new beverage, I listen to many of his songs while riding, and I do what I can to carry his “Don’t worry about a thing” vibe within me….yeah, it should come as no surprise that I have huge respect and am a...
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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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