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Loving the Bite: “Light at Night” Spicy Tacos

June 6, 2013
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Loving the Bite: “Light at Night” Spicy Tacos

Over the past few years, I’ve repeated a few key recommendations for athletes trying to lose fat or maintain a lean weight.  Over and over, you’ve heard me say, “Light at Night.” It’s true.  I recommend eating the vast majority of your calories, and especially your carbohydrates, during the day when you’re most active (of...
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Win a Yakima Bicycle Roof Rack

June 5, 2013
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Win a Yakima Bicycle Roof Rack

Okay, so who needs a new bicycle rack?  Well our friends at Yakima are here to help out by giving you the chance to win either a HighRoller or FrontLoader to get you and you bike everywhere you need to go this summer. If you read my story about how my commuter bike, Tina Turner...
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2013 Top Cycling Blogs

June 4, 2013
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2013 Top Cycling Blogs

The votes are in and it’s time once again to let you know who you selected as the Top Dogs of the Cycling Blogs. Seems like the amount of votes was down a little from other years, but based on who voted here’s how things went down. Top Road Cycling Blog Cycling Tips www.cyclingtipsblog.com After being...
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Common-Unity: Imagine

June 4, 2013
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Common-Unity: Imagine

Community…I like to break it down to common-unity.  The way I see it, as a human being, my community is made up of about 7 billion people.  I am a firm believer in the “Butterfly Effect”, and off the bicycle the single most transforming event in my life was when I got that I...
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Kid Rock, Kraft Dinner, and Budweiser

June 3, 2013
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Kid Rock, Kraft Dinner, and Budweiser

I’ve been riding quite the hypocritical journey the past few weeks, and definitely not practicing what I preach.  Yeah, me…. Mr. Positivity.  To sum it up, I’ve just been plain down…….and not really doing much to climb back up.  I’ve recognized my mood and not really tried to cover it up…..I’ve just gone with...
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Best Cycling Tracks in Australia

June 1, 2013
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Best Cycling Tracks in Australia

I don’t know about you, but I’ve always wanted to go cycling in Australia.  I haven’t been able to make it over there just yet, but to keep me dreaming we’re putting up this post by Jenna Boister.  Have a look at the top cycling spots in Australia according to Jenna. Best Cycling Tracks...
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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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