Archive for August, 2014

Life’s Little Instructions

August 18, 2014
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Life’s Little Instructions

When I was younger, my Mom bought me a couple wall hangings called “Life’s Little Instructions”.  They were full of great little sayings and were created by a Dad who wanted to pass on life lessons to his kids.   I loved looking at them, and would often get reminded of the right lesson...
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The School Run — Preparing Your Child To Cycle To School (and Get Fit!)

August 16, 2014
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The School Run — Preparing Your Child To Cycle To School (and Get Fit!)

Childhood obesity has more than doubled in the past 30 years, and in 2012 more than one third of children were overweight in the States. This is a staggering statistic for any parent to hear. It’s going to take time, but it’s not impossible to turn such numbers around on a household level. The...
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Long Bike Back

August 15, 2014
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Long Bike Back

Over a year ago, I posted about the journey of two guys cycling across the United States to promote the Share the Road message.  Like all cyclists I know, I’m all for it and will do what I can to help get the word out there. Well, Pearson and Pete have completed their journey...
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Fit, Fun and Fab! – 4 Great Reasons to Try out Mountain-biking in Egypt

August 15, 2014
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Fit, Fun and Fab! – 4 Great Reasons to Try out Mountain-biking in Egypt

Whether you haven’t been on a bike of any sort since you were a kid or fancy yourself as a budding Tour de France champ, a mountain biking holiday is great for fitness, fun and finding out about a new place. Package holidays to Egypt offer a great opportunity for anyone and everyone to...
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Loving the BITE: 5 Real Foods For Every Cyclist’s Pantry

August 14, 2014
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Loving the BITE: 5 Real Foods For Every Cyclist’s Pantry

The world is full of great foods for cyclists.  Foods that energize, foods that heal, and foods that reduce risk of illness.  As a bonus, many of these same foods taste great.  There’s no shortage of great foods from which to choose for everyday eating, and for training fuel.  And yet, there are some...
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Robin Williams: Laughter, Cycling, Depression

August 13, 2014
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Robin Williams: Laughter, Cycling, Depression

I’ll never forget the first time I saw him, February 28, 1978…it was a Tuesday evening, and even for an imaginative ten year-old boy he was bazaar and seemed radically out of place, yet I was mesmerized. When Robin Williams showed up as Mork from Ork on “Happy Days”, I couldn’t get enough. I...
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Loving the Bike TV: #AskLovingtheBike

August 13, 2014
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I don’t claim to be an expert on anything, but if I had to pick one subject to claim some knowledge on it’s living life outside the norm.  Yeah, that’s the whole platform behind Loving the Bike TV: advice on Loving Life on and off the Bike. One of my personal heroes is Gary...
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Goodfluence Bicycle Tour: Dumpster Diving

August 12, 2014
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Goodfluence Bicycle Tour: Dumpster Diving

I know Rob Greenfield well enough to know that he’s not some sort of radical freak…..but by looking at some of the things he does, I’m sure people feel that way about him. He’s pure, he’s world changing, and he’s passionate about creating more good in the world.  If that’s radical, I’m all for...
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Helios: Transform Any Bike into a Smart Bike

August 12, 2014
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Helios: Transform Any Bike into a Smart Bike

I already told you about the cool technology created by Darkside Scientific and Lit Motors, both part of the Apron Project put together by Progressive.  Well, another company in the Apron Project that’s doing great things is Helios….and this time it’s all about bicycles. Helios makes handlebars, and they are the first company to integrate a headlight...
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No Time to Ride

August 12, 2014
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No Time to Ride

While I was home in the US I had lots of lofty goals for riding. I was going to go out on a bunch of my old routes, do a couple of centuries and help out my teammates at some races. I did just about none of these. I was able to get out...
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Fist Pump Celebration

August 11, 2014
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Fist Pump Celebration

I’m all about celebrating small victories, especially those that happen on a bicycle.  But something I experienced while on a ride last week helped remind me just how important it really is. I rode past a guy jogging as I made my way towards the airport where I looped around to come back.  As...
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Loving the BITE: Just 3 Words – Dried. Mango. Strips.

August 7, 2014
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Loving the BITE: Just 3 Words – Dried. Mango. Strips.

You want real foods on the bike?  I’ve got 3 words for you: Dried. Mango. Strips.  They’re portable, they’re not sticky, not too sweet and incredibly refreshing. But, how do they stack up to other fueling options?  Are they a good choice in terms of nutrients that your body can use while pedaling? This week, we’ll...
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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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