Archive for November, 2013

Loving the BITE: Cherry Juice for your Aching Joints

November 14, 2013
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Loving the BITE: Cherry Juice for your Aching Joints

This time of year, as the temperature drops, joints began to feel the pain.  After a season of cycling, many athletes suffer from painful joints, gout, and inflammation.  And, while nutrition isn’t the entire answer for joint pain, many functional foods can certainly help. This week, we’ll take a look at cherry juice, how...
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Change….Begins With You

November 13, 2013
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Change….Begins With You

It begins with you… I started to respond to the “Please Stop Killing Cyclists” post, and after a couple hours of writing I realized this might be a better blog.  Whenever I read a story about anyone losing a life in an accident it tears me up, life is so, so valuable and to have...
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Stravaholic

November 12, 2013
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Stravaholic

I am officially “one of those people.” You know those people, the ones that immediately upload their ride data, before they’ve even taken off their helmet, to check their Strava segments to see if it was a PR or maybe, hopefully, a KOM. I’ve always loved looking at my ride data, trying to connect...
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I’ve Got a Song Inside Me

November 11, 2013
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I’ve Got a Song Inside Me

I Have a Song Inside Me I have a song inside me and it has to get out I hope it’s awesome and great Want to make people dance and shout Its full of energy and rhythm It’s got a hook that you’ll love It’ll be in your head all day You won’t be able...
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Liberty

November 8, 2013
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Liberty

They’re on almost every block in my neighborhood. Abandoned bikes, stripped of usable parts. Laying on their side with rusted and broken chains. Wheels long gone. But why? Why are they left to die a slow death, chained to lamp posts and fences, parking meters and bike racks? Did the owner lose the key...
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Loving the BITE: Ultimate Pomegranate Crunch Smoothie

November 7, 2013
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Loving the BITE: Ultimate Pomegranate Crunch Smoothie

When it’s not quite the Holidays, it’s not quite Winter, but it seems less and less like Fall, what Season it is? Anyone? Well, to me, it’s none other than pomegranate season (I bet you didn’t see that one coming)! Of course, a food would have to be extra special to have its own...
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One More Reason to Love the Bike: No Ringing Phone

November 6, 2013
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One More Reason to Love the Bike: No Ringing Phone

As a person who honestly cannot stand the sound of a ringing phone, being on my bike is one place where I get to escape it. Yeah, in this technological world where even that old lady crossing the street has a cell phone on her…..I continue to resist.  Our family owns one pay as...
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Learning to Love the Bike Again

November 5, 2013
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Learning to Love the Bike Again

Two years ago my husband crashed on his (and mine) first mountain bike ride and broke his leg in a couple of places. After surgery, physical therapy and two years of letting the injury heal (and grow accustomed to the new hardware in his ankle) I finally convinced him to join me on a...
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Please Stop Killing Cyclists

November 4, 2013
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Please Stop Killing Cyclists

Update…upon posting this today, one of our readers wrote in and told me about one more to add to the list.  There were at least 3 cyclists killed in the United States in the past few days. I’m just one guy.  One person who isn’t passionate about too many things, but when I hear...
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How Far Would You Go to Fit In?

November 4, 2013
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How Far Would You Go to Fit In?

One of my favorite quotes of all time is: “The culture we have does not make people feel good about themselves.  And you have to be strong enough to say, if the culture doesn’t work, don’t buy it.  Create your own.”    This is a quote by a man named Morrie Schwartz, a retired...
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Look Who’s Loving the Bike: Facebook Edition

November 2, 2013
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Look Who’s Loving the Bike: Facebook Edition

We love hearing about people’s cycling memories, and we often include those thoughts in something called “Look Who’s Loving the Bike“.  A couple of weeks ago there was a great discussion over at Cycling Shorts Facebook Page, and here is what some of the people had to say. I Love It.  If you’d like...
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Fear

November 1, 2013
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Fear

I was out on Sunday with my favorite riding partner and we passed this word – the only unnatural thing on the expanse of this wall along the train tracks.  I told him I wanted to stop, and he waited patiently for me while I took this photo. We started off again.  He was...
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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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