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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Make it Happen Monday: The Simple Life

29
Aug
2011
Make it Happen Monday: The Simple Life

Simple Living in a Not So Simple Society Is it possible to live “the simple life”?  Better yet….is it possible to live the simple life and be happy?  I pose that question to you, but I’m going to also answer it in my semi-professional opinion. We hear about simplifying our lives all the time….from...
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Kelli Talks Iron

26
Aug
2011
Kelli Talks Iron

During this last year, I’ve spent time gathering more information on my past successes with clients and iron  supplementation, other experts’ opinions, and any further information to form a more aggressive and proactive Iron Supplementation Recommendation for my athletes. You see, I’ve seen a correlation with low iron (ferritin) status and everything from impaired running performance,...
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Loving the BITE: Home-Made PB&J

25
Aug
2011

It’s a staple of almost all athletes’ diets.  The Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich. Whether in daily nutrition, pre-training, during training, or recovery, I’m hard-pressed to think of a cyclist who doesn’t rely on them, at least a little.  This week, Loving the Bite’s bringing you a recipe for this old favorite, using whole-food...
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Leigh Brandt is Loving the Bike

24
Aug
2011
Leigh Brandt is Loving the Bike

My friend Richard from Cyclelicious always puts up posts of celebrities riding their bikes when they are spotted.  It’s a cool feature he runs and it’s nice to see the celebrities out there Loving the Bike.  Well, unless you’re into the health and fitness scene you may not have heard of this celebrity who...
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Noggin-Box Genius Idea

23
Aug
2011
Noggin-Box Genius Idea

Here at LovingTheBike.com we love to push the boundaries and introduce new ideas whenever we can to enhance the social experience of you, the reader. The noggin-box genius idea of our very own Darryl (@LovingTheBike), Jim (@bikerly) & Mike (@egggman) to create #bikeschool has expanded the social interaction of the readership of this website...
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Make it Happen Monday: Self-Discovery over Self-Improvement

22
Aug
2011
Make it Happen Monday: Self-Discovery over Self-Improvement

It’s been quite a while now that we’ve been pumping out these Make it Happen Monday posts over here at Loving the Bike…..and what I’ve always thought I was doing was sending out positive, inspiring pieces of writing mixed in with my own thoughts of the world.  Basically I’ve been pumping out self-improvement messages...
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Warm Sports Drinks

20
Aug
2011

Warm Sports Drinks and Water Question: Most all sports drinks, and water for that matter, taste horrible when hot (which almost always happens on long rides in the summer).  What’s the best way to keep them cold…can I simply fill my water bottle ½ full with ice and then pour in the drink? Kelli’s Answer: I...
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Random Samplings

19
Aug
2011
Random Samplings

It seems like all of a sudden I have a whole whack of things to review, so today is going to be a mish mash of various products from the world of cycling. Clif Bar – CLIF SHOT I’ve just recently become an Ambassador for ClifBar and I’m pretty stoked about this….so I’m sure...
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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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