Monthly Archives: February 2013

  • Employee Profile: Bill G.

    Bill G. is the next subject in our series of employee profiles. The staff of both Discount Tri Supply and Kyle’s Bikes work hard to provide you with excellent customer service and we want you to be able to get to know them.

    Bill G. at Discount Tri Supply Bill G. at Discount Tri Supply

    Bill G. has worked at Discount Tri Supply since February 2011.

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  • Oatmeal: Super Food for Athletes #3

    by Dietitian Ellen

    OatsI know what you might be thinking: “Oatmeal? How boring. How the *heck* (yes, “heck,” I gave up swearing for Lent) is she going to write more than three sentences about oatmeal?” Read on, I will show you just how un-boring oatmeal can be!

    If your typical oatmeal experience is anything like this…

    Open packet
    Dump in bowl
    Add water
    Microwave
    Eat

    …we need to talk. There is more to life, I promise!

    There are so many flavorful combinations to explore with oatmeal, but let’s first discuss why oatmeal made the list of super foods for athletes in the first place.

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  • Altra 3-Sum: Thoroughbred Tri Shoe from Altra

    by Bill "Guru of Shoe" Lorenz

    Altra 3-Sum Triathlon ShoeThe Altra 3-Sum is the latest Zero Drop offering from Altra shoes, specially designed for the needs of triathletes. We'll be offering these just as soon as they are available, but we are offering you a preview now.

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  • Chia Seeds: Super Food for Athletes #2

    by Dietitian Ellen

    Chia PetCha-cha-cha-chia!

    Have you heard of chia seed? I know, you may be thinking, “I’ve heard of the Chia Pet, but chia seed? What is that?”

    Well, chia seed IS the seed from the Chia Pet. But you can eat it, too! Weird, I know, but true.

    Chia seed as a super food dates back to ancient Aztec warriors on their long expeditions. Now, it is a super food for athletes on their sometimes long “expeditions,” i.e., workouts and races.
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  • Lazer Tardiz Aero Helmet Review

    by Pro Triathlete Tami Ritchie

    Tami Ritchie gives the Lazer Tardiz a good reviewLast season I raced in the Lazer Tardiz aero helmet. Although I’ve never tested it in a wind tunnel, Lazer has, and it sure feels fast to me. Other things I really like about it are the size and weight, its comfy fit on my head, the squirt hole, and the easy magnetic strap clasp. I give the Lazer Tardiz a good review.

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  • Quinoa: Super Food for Athletes #1

    by Dietitian Ellen

    Quinoa PlantSay “quinoa.” I dare you. :)

    I’ll admit, when I saw “quinoa” for the first time, I said, “What is ‘quinn-oh-ah’?”

    Try saying “keen-wa.” You will impress a dietitian, I promise.

    Although technically the seed of a plant similar to spinach, quinoa acts like a whole grain and contains twice as much protein, per serving, as most whole grains like rice, pasta, couscous, or oats. Quinoa dates back to the ancient Incas of South America, where it was used as a primary staple of the diet.

    Today quinoa is widely used in appetizers, soups, salads, entrées, and even breakfast meals. You will also find quinoa being added to healthier chip options. Don’t be surprised if you see quinoa available on restaurant menus, too! Due to its high protein, fiber, phosphorus, magnesium, and iron content, this food, with a nutty flavor and crunchy texture, is an athlete’s dream food. Quinoa can typically replace alternative grains in any recipe to boost the nutritional profile of that meal or snack. Quinoa is a complete protein, which means it contains all the essential amino acids, which are vital for the development of lean muscle mass.

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