Flatter Than Saskatchewan?

29
Nov
2010
Flatter Than Saskatchewan?

Have you ever ridden in Florida?  Well, up until last week I hadn’t….but I’d heard a lot about it. The one constant theme that would echo whenever I’ve heard people talking about riding here is “It’s really flat”. Hey, I grew up in the Prairies of Canada and I know all too well what...
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Nutrition Tip November 27 2010

27
Nov
2010

High Sodium Foods I know…when you’re watching what you eat, high-salt foods can rear their ugly head and start screaming for your attention.  And, the more you eat, the more you want.  Are you just low on willpower?  Believe it or not, sodium actually has addictive qualities that make you absolutely want, or even...
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How to Cycle a New Location

26
Nov
2010
How to Cycle a New Location

Have you ever arrived in a city or town that is new to you and been unsure as to where to ride?  Not knowing which streets and highways are “cycling friendly” can make it tough when taking that first ride in a new location. Arriving in Florida this week, put me in this exact...
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The LTB Commercial

25
Nov
2010
The LTB Commercial

I hope all my American friends are having a wonderful Thanksgiving Day (and also finding the time to check out today’s Loving the Bike Advertisement).  Below are just a few of the people who have so graciously purchased a T-shirt…it’s so cool to see people from all over the world wearing our shirts. Oh,...
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Thanksgiving (Holiday) Eating Guide

24
Nov
2010
Thanksgiving (Holiday) Eating Guide

As America anticipates the arrival of Thanksgiving tomorrow, there will likely be a few of you who choose to stay in, eat, and watch football instead of getting out on the bike.  Our teammate, Kelli, offers up some great dietary advice for anyone in this situation (whether you’re in the US celebrating the holiday,...
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Bayous and Bug Guts

23
Nov
2010
Bayous and Bug Guts

My family and I spent this past weekend driving from Austin to Davenport, Florida.  It was a great trip and I was able to venture through some of the Southern States that I’ve never seen before.  The states of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama seem to be full of “Bayou” This and “Bayou” That…. below...
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Extraordinary

22
Nov
2010
Extraordinary

It doesn’t matter if you’re a cycling competitor, commuter, or just plain like to ride a bike….if you’re Loving the Bike then I think you’re cool for many reasons. Cool because you’re doing something for your health, the environment, and for the beauty that comes from being on a bike. Odds are that you’re...
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Nutrition Tip November 20 2010

20
Nov
2010

How to read a label to Avoid Transfats Within the “Total Fat” section of a nutrition label, you’ll usually find any amount of saturated fats and transfats.  Although it may be confusing, even when a type of fat is listed as “0,” it may actually be anywhere from 0-0.4 grams (they are allowed to...
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I Need a Hit

19
Nov
2010
I Need a Hit

I’ve been blogging over here at Loving the Bike for about 9 months now and have been loving every minute of it.  I feel that the site has grown in a positive direction and for being such a young cycling blog, it’s managed to hold it’s own within a community of amazing blogs. I...
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Tina Turner

17
Nov
2010
Tina Turner

As you know, I’m primarily a road cyclist.  It’s what I love the most, and what I spend the majority of my riding time on.  But there are times when I want to commute somewhere or get out riding with the kids, so I need something for that as well. My secondary bike has...
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How Do I Train Over Winter?

15
Nov
2010
How Do I Train Over Winter?

I’ve had a lot of people ask me about training over the winter, so today’s post comes right out of the old mailbag. It’s that time of year where many cyclists are forced off the road and driven to their basements to put in time on the trainer.  Have you seen some of the...
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Cycling – Across Canada Style

12
Nov
2010
Cycling – Across Canada Style

I’ve never cycle toured before, but I sure would like to one day.  To get a taste for what it’s like, today I am posting a story by Maximillian Birkner who did a 9,000km ride across Canada this past summer. I got home from Afghanistan in May and two weeks later I left to...
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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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