Archive for September, 2012

Random Samplings: Interbike Edition

September 28, 2012
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Random Samplings: Interbike Edition

Every so often we seem to have a pile of cycling related products that need a little review posted about them, and it’s that time once again.  I already had a few things to mention, but following Interbike there are now a few more.  So it’s time for Random Samplings, once again. Topeak Pumps...
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Random Bike-Life Thoughts From the Road

September 27, 2012
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I take a moment on our drive back to Austin to sit in front of this breathtaking backdrop and talk randomly about life on and off the bike.  I hope you like it….and the little cameo from my baby boy.
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Loving the BITE: Chia For a Long Lasting Energy Source

September 27, 2012
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Loving the BITE: Chia For a Long Lasting Energy Source

It’s a sports nutrition superfood of legends.  It’s a fill-you-up nutrition powerhouse breakfast.   It’s a Chia Seed. And, while it may be small, it works wonders to soak in fluids, gel up, and provide long-lasting energy and volume for foods.  Many athletes use it because they’ve heard the stories of amazing athletes using...
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Einstein Might Not Have Used Flashcards, But He Did Ride a Bike

September 26, 2012
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Einstein Might Not Have Used Flashcards, But He Did Ride a Bike

A couple of years back I did a guest post for a cycling clothing site entitled, “Einstein Never Used Flashcards”.  It was an article written about kids, free-thinking, and exercise.  The idea came from a book that my Wife was reading at the time and for some reason the concepts have been floating around...
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What To Do Now?

September 25, 2012
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What To Do Now?

Following on from Darryl’s great ‘Do It Now’ post featured here yesterday, I wondered what things it would spark people into doing. This might not be as thought provoking as Darryl’s post or so centred in distant grey memories, but we’d like to help kick start some people into new challenges as the seasons...
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Do It Now

September 24, 2012
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Do It Now

We all know of Nike’s famous tagline…Just Do It, but for today’s Make it Happen Monday post I wanted to encourage you all to Do It Now. One of the best pieces of wisdom I have ever received in my life came from a random person in an unexpected situation.  It must have been...
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Interbike Eye Candy

September 22, 2012
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Interbike Eye Candy

Interbike 2012 is a wrap, but images of the beautiful bikes and displays will live on forever.  If you weren’t able to make it to Las Vegas for this year’s event, have a look at these fantastic photos as captured by my 13 year old Daughter, Kassi.  
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Best of Interbike 2012

September 21, 2012
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Best of Interbike 2012

It’s not easy to single out one exhibitor amongst all the bikey goodness here at Interbike 2012, but I’m about to put it out there and make my selection for what I feel was the best thing found at this year’s expo. In a world of tradition, precision, and European influences…it is so cool...
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How Do You Define a Cyclist?

September 21, 2012
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How Do You Define a Cyclist?

There are those of us who ride bikes, those who race, and those that commute by bicycle or use it for countless other reasons.  Some are on road bikes, some on BMX, fixie, mountain, urban, tandem, or one of the many other varieties.  However you slice it up, however you ride….you’re a cyclist, Right?...
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Live from Interbike

September 20, 2012
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I’m in Las Vegas this week for the cycling industry’s big show, known as Interbike.  It’s North America’s largest bicycle trade event and show and is held in wild and crazy town of Las Vegas each September. It’s like freaking Cycling Disneyland over here with absolutely everything bike related that you could possibly imagine.  I’ve...
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Loving the BITE: Off-Season Fat Loss Recipes

September 20, 2012
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Loving the BITE: Off-Season Fat Loss Recipes

There’s no better time for a cyclist to shed some pounds than in the off-season.  In fact, while it may seem counter-intuitive, it can be very difficult to lose weight during a long, grueling on-season of cycling, training, and racing (especially if you’re already reasonably fit and just want to lose those last few...
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Let’s Talk About Fear and Cycling

September 19, 2012
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It’s unfortunate, but there are a lot of people who have a fear of riding a bike.  This generally applies to road riding, but no matter what kind of riding you do….this post is here to fill you with suggestions on how to overcome this fear. As with all editions of our “Let’s Talk”...
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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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