I was born in the Philippines with parts and parents from China. Grew up in Los Angeles where I learned to ride a bike and cook noodles, chicken fried rice, and a killer omelet. Inspired by the movie American Flyers, I went to college at UC Davis where I studied Physical Education and fell in love with collegiate cycling, which provided me with my first experience coaching. I went to grad school at CU Boulder. Coached the collegiate team there. Got my masters in exercise physiology and then coached for a time at the US Olympic Training Center before returning back to finish my PhD at CU Boulder through the Applied Exercise Science Laboratory. As part of my PhD, I worked on a rear hub power meter called the PowerTap and learned lots about quantifying training load, aerodynamics, and statistics. Playing the odds, I decided not to stay in academia but began working in pro cycling as the director of sport science for teams that included TIAA-CREF, Garmin, and Radio Shack. The experience was life magnified by a thousand fold with all of the good and all of the bad represented in full force. Through it all was a tiny sliver of magic and a dump truck of lessons that brought me back together with a group of friends to start Skratch Labs where we're working hard to make great hydration, food, and life from scratch.
How to Make Your Own Rice Cakes: Featuring Skratch Labs’ Allen Lim
August 22, 2013
Dr. Allen Lim of Skratch Labs is a nutritional genius, and he was kind enough to share his recipe for the perfect rice cake. Learn how to make the ultimate savory bacon rice cake to satiate your hunger, and to keep you fueled on your next ride.