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Destination Cycling Made Easy

June 9, 2015
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Destination Cycling Made Easy

I know I’m not alone in dreaming about taking cycling vacations in various parts of the world, right?  Picking a location is easy, but all the coordinating and planning is what I personally struggle with.  If I’m going to spend the money to go there, I want to make sure I’m doing and seeing...
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Who’s Living a Happier Life?

June 8, 2015
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Who’s Living a Happier Life?

It’s a question I often find myself thinking about.  Who’s happier, the lawn maintenance guy who cut grass for a living and makes a low income…..or the wealthy business man who spends his days in a high stress, fast paced environment? We all crave money, right?  So the rich dude must be living the...
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Helping Your Body Recover from Strenuous Cycling and Training

June 6, 2015
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Helping Your Body Recover from Strenuous Cycling and Training

Truly effective training and cycling methods rely on more than simply piling on extra miles one week after the next. Structured training should always factor in enough time for adequate recovery too. If you don’t give your body the chance to bounce back after you’ve put it under some serious strain, then you could...
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Summer’s Favorite Thing About Being a Bike Racer

June 5, 2015
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Summer’s Favorite Thing About Being a Bike Racer

I’m often asked what my favorite thing about being a bike racer is. While there are so many cool things, I’d have to say my favorite is traveling. One thing I’ve realized, most cyclist are adventurers at heart. We love nothing more than to be outside, exploring new territory. Some of the most amazing...
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Loving the BITE: Energize with an Iron Pan & Fish

June 4, 2015
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Loving the BITE: Energize with an Iron Pan & Fish

As a female endurance athlete, who loves to both ride and run, I’ve learned the importance of iron over the years.  Through four pregnancies, different levels of training and racing, and off-seasons, I’ve seen ups and downs with energy, fatigue, and low-iron symptoms. I’ve also worked with female and male athletes who have been tested...
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Loving the Bike TV: Yes, Dreaming Works

June 3, 2015
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This week I’m coming at you from the river on our Caribbean property, and talking once again about the realization of goals.  Actually, this one is more about having a dream come together….right down to the windows. Yeah, I’ll explain what I mean in this week’s edition of Loving the Bike TV….where it’s all...
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Create Your Ideal Riding Schedule

June 2, 2015
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Create Your Ideal Riding Schedule

Do you fit your rides in with your day to day schedule….or do you fit in everything else around your bike rides? I’ve talked a whole lot about living with your core values in mind, and how it helps you make the right decisions and know where to focus your time and energy.  Well...
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I Didn’t Think I Could Do It

June 1, 2015
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I Didn’t Think I Could Do It

How many times have you caught yourself saying something like, “Wow, I didn’t think I could do it?”  I’ve said it, you’ve said it, and so have millions of others. Yes, un-planned actions that don’t contain much in the way of self-belief do still happen sometimes.  But do you know what happens significantly more? ...
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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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