Post Cycling Massage in Austin, Texas

13
Oct
2015
Post Cycling Massage in Austin, Texas

I don’ think of massage as just a way of pampering my body, but as a way to help improve circulation, range of motion, and muscular efficiency.  But most of all, I look at it as a way of smoothing out all the wear and tear my body takes from hours in the saddle....
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What Gets Your Butt Out of Bed?

12
Oct
2015
What Gets Your Butt Out of Bed?

I’ve interacted with a lot of our Loving the Bike readers and have a good idea of what motivates people to get on a bike….but what about motivation for life? What inspires you?  What motivates you?  Where do you get your passion?  All these things are related and it is small and large doses...
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Lube It Up….on and off the Bike

09
Oct
2015
Lube It Up….on and off the Bike

Yeah, you know me….never afraid to say or do anything. So when asked if I would write about ​SASMAR personal lubricants, I had no problem agreeing. Hey, us cyclists use lube on our bike chains and ​chamois cream on our sore butts…..so why not personal lube when we’re having fun off the bike? Hahahaha,...
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Loving the BITE: The Powerful Antioxidant Lurking in your Cupboard

08
Oct
2015
Loving the BITE: The Powerful Antioxidant Lurking in your Cupboard

It’s your lucky day. Without going to a store, and without spending a dime, I bet you’ve got one of the most powerful antioxidants available, right in your cupboard. Lurking. Just waiting to be used more. And now you’ve got no excuse. Cinnamon is POWERFUL. It’s anti-inflammatory. It’s full of antioxidants. And, it contains...
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Allriot T-shirt Review

07
Oct
2015

I know you know anything about me, you’ll know that one of my core values is wearing shorts, shades, sandals, and a t-shirt every day of the year.  A guy like that better have a whole bunch of t-shirts to choose from, right? Well, I can honestly say that the majority of my wardrobe...
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Maui is a Cyclist’s Paradise

06
Oct
2015
Maui is a Cyclist’s Paradise

As you all know, my favorite type of cycling is when it’s in a warm climate with beautiful landscapes and views to ride through.  For me, it doesn’t get any better than riding along rows of palm trees and looking out at the endless horizon of ocean water. From rolling tropical hills, to beachfront...
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Sunglass Warehouse Review

06
Oct
2015

I had a whole bunch of cycling stuff sent so I could try it all out on our recent holiday to Austin, Texas.  So now it’s time to start letting you know all about them. We’re kicking things off with the sampling of shades I received from Sunglass Warehouse.  This online store prides itself...
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The Einstein Vibe

05
Oct
2015
The Einstein Vibe

I’ve always found it quite interesting that good old Albert Einstein rode a bike…..and tossed out a few great cycling quotes along the way.  He was a brilliant man and I’m so very proud to have him as a fellow cyclist. I’ve found myself leaning on him for support lately in the way of...
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Loving the BITE: Easy Homemade Honey Applesauce for Pre-Ride Fuel

01
Oct
2015
Loving the BITE: Easy Homemade Honey Applesauce for Pre-Ride Fuel

It’s officially apple season! And, if you’re looking for a delicious, easy way to use your harvest or farmer’s market deals, look no further than applesauce. This week, we’ll make it with honey (a great fuel for cyclists!) and use it at pre-training fuel. It also works well on the bike, with breakfast over...
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Avoid Flat Spots on Road Tires

29
Sep
2015
Avoid Flat Spots on Road Tires

This week’s question to the mighty bicycle expert, Victor actually comes from me.  A few months ago my road bike tires sort of flattened out…you might even say they turned square.  I had no clue what caused it, but they’ve since been switched out and I’ve got nice round tires once again.  But I...
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Push it to the Limit

28
Sep
2015
Push it to the Limit

There’s something that happens with athletes who train at the top of their game.  It’s almost like wiping out of their memory after pushing themselves to the limit.  At that moment of total exhaustion the athlete feels like they never want to endure this feeling again.  They finish training for that day and by...
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Loving the BITE: Delicious Orange Curd & Yogurt for Training Recovery

24
Sep
2015
Loving the BITE: Delicious Orange Curd  & Yogurt for Training Recovery

Curd. Not the most appetizing word in the world, but one of my favorite, most appetizing treats and fuels. Just thinking about the tangy sweet deliciousness of orange or lemon curd makes me smile. But just for a moment since it’s tough to smile while simultaneously devouring some curd. This week, let’s take the...
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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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