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TdF Stage 9: An Inside Look

July 12, 2010
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TdF Stage 9: An Inside Look

We’re taking an insiders look at tomorrow’s Stage 9 of the Tour de France. My good buddy, Chris Russell has climbed sections of this nasty Alpine stage and was kind enough to give us his preview (including videos) of what to expect as the riders set out from Morzine.  Here is Chris’ description and comments...
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Nutrition Tip July 10 2010

July 10, 2010
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Oatmeal: Good, Better, and Best In my opinion, there is absolutely no better breakfast than Oatmeal.  Now the word “Oatmeal” is a pretty broad term….what I mean by Oatmeal is going to take a bit of a description. First of all, there are 4 main varieties of Oatmeal: Instant Packaged Oatmeal - Not at...
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My TdF 2 Cents

July 9, 2010
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My TdF 2 Cents

With all the incredible coverage floating around out there about the Tour de France and all that has occurred, it’s tough to add anything new or fresh to the mix.  But what the heck, seeing as we’ve now completed the Prologue and 6 Stages, I thought I would lay down a few thoughts and...
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The Sufferfest: Indoor Cycling Motivation

July 9, 2010
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The Sufferfest: Indoor Cycling Motivation

For quite a while now I’ve been wanting to check out “The Sufferfest” cycling training videos. David from Sufferfest Studios, Singapore sent me their videos a few weeks ago but since it’s not exactly indoor training season I haven’t been able to give them a test run.  This past Monday there was a torrential...
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My First

July 7, 2010
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My First

I had always thought my first bike was a tiny little purple thing with training wheels because that is as far back as my memory takes me.  I’m not sure why, but I had never gotten around to asking my Parents if that really was my first bike or if there were bikes prior...
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Priorities

July 5, 2010
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Priorities

Last week a good buddy of mine said to me…“If you’re as busy as you say you are, how can you get out there for all those two and three hour rides?”. “Priorities, my friend”, was my simple reply.  In essence there are only three main ingredients that fill my days….Family, Cycling, and Work....
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Nutrition Tip July 3 2010

July 3, 2010
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Hey man, it’s hot out there….Stay Hydrated When you’re out there cycling hard in the sun, there is no better taste in the world then that of pure water.  Here are three things to keep in mind so that you make sure you are well hydrated during the ride: Two to three hours prior...
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Another TdF Post

July 2, 2010
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Another TdF Post

Starting tomorrow, the next three weeks will be filled with countless blog posts and commentary based around the 97th Tour de France.  This is the first TdF since I became a blogger and I plan to jump right on in there and throw out a few posts of my own. There are a lot...
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Look Who’s Loving the Bike – July

July 2, 2010
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Look Who’s Loving the Bike – July

As you know, at the top of each month we like to feature the amazing stories and memories of why people are loving the bike.  Please take a look at what our July lovers have to say.  We’d love to hear from you as well….feel free to submit your “Look Who’s Loving the Bike” story...
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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.

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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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