Archive for October, 2014

Is Independence a Characteristic of Cyclists?

October 17, 2014
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Is Independence a Characteristic of Cyclists?

Okay, so what do you think about this one….is independence a major personality characteristic of people who love cycling? Over the past few months, I’ve become good friends with a guy named Scott Price.  He’s a former Canadian cycling champion and still very much involved in coaching and other things related to the bike. ...
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Stay Lean This Winter Tip #2: Training Nutrition vs. Daily Nutrition

October 16, 2014
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Stay Lean This Winter Tip #2: Training Nutrition vs. Daily Nutrition

What do you get when you eat like you’re summer-training even when you’re not? You’ve guessed it; most athletes get unwanted pounds. At the heart of the issue is the idea that athletes can, and should, eat a certain way and non-athletes should eat another.  I disagree. I think that both groups should eat...
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Loving the Bike TV: Goats on the Road Wisdom

October 15, 2014
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For this week’s episode of Loving the Bike TV, my good friends from Goats on the Road are going to tell you about their Loving Life wisdom.  I’ve really enjoyed meeting and getting to know Nick and Dariece who live their life traveling around the world and creating their own culture along the way. ...
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How to Prepare your Bike for the Winter Months

October 14, 2014
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How to Prepare your Bike for the Winter Months

Cycling in winter can be a challenge. If the adverse weather conditions of snow, rain and ice aren’t enough to put you off then the bitterly cold air is enough to un-inspire even the most determined of cyclists. The cold weather can also take its toll on the condition of your bike and can...
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Hitting the Deck

October 14, 2014
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Hitting the Deck

I hit the deck today. It was a ridiculous crash, but it still bloody hurt. In the end I have a bruise and scrapes on my hip, sidewalk rash on shin and elbows and in general my whole right side is not happy. I was walking the dog. Well, kinda. I hate walking the...
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The Me Poem

October 13, 2014
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The Me Poem

                  Whatever it is that gets me to the dawning of the day. It’s totally unique, because I’m different in my own special way. You may not understand it, and choose to disagree. But you are not going to change me, this is who I’m going...
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Cyclocross as Off-Season Training

October 10, 2014
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Cyclocross as Off-Season Training

Our newest teammate, Summer, drops today’s post about using cyclocross as off-season training.  Find out more about Summer and all her National cycling success in her bio. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ It’s hard to believe that it’s already fall and the road season has officially ended.  After an extremely busy racing season, I went straight to a...
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Loving the BITE: Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies (for breakfast)

October 9, 2014
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Loving the BITE: Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies (for breakfast)

I’d love to tell you that I cook up a delicious breakfast for myself and my family each morning.  I don’t. Grab-n-go is usually my style, since I’m usually packing lunches and backpacks while the rest of the crew eats (and, if I’m lucky, I’m getting ready to head out on a quick ride)....
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Loving the Bike TV: Learning Playfulness From a Puppy

October 8, 2014
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Who doesn’t love a cute little puppy?  Well, our new puppy Phoebe has reminded me just how important it is to make playfulness a major part of each and every day. I talked before about the life lessons learned from a tortoise, well now it’s time to talk puppies and playfulness.  It’s another huge...
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N + 1

October 7, 2014
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N + 1

Ask any cyclist, and they will understand the uniquely cycling-specific principle of N + 1. If you’re one of them triathlete types, or stumbled across cycling one day, N + 1 is the principle of having the appropriate number of bicycles. N is the number of bikes you have now, and + 1 is...
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Amazing Playmobile Mountain Bike Video

October 6, 2014
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If you haven’t already seen this new lego mountain bike video that has gone viral on social media, you absolutely must take a few minutes.  Heck, if you’ve seen it…watch it again and marvel at the brilliancy of the people who put it together. I’ve been trying to find out who actually put it...
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3 Top Cycling Routes in Grenada

October 6, 2014
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3 Top Cycling Routes in Grenada

I’ve talked several times about what it’s like to ride a bike in Grenada, but I’ve never really focused on what routes are best.  So it’s time to tell you all about the top 3 cycling routes here in my Caribbean country. Okay, let me back it up a little bit.  What, you don’t know...
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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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