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Get Your Cycling Base Layers Ready

August 11, 2015
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Get Your Cycling Base Layers Ready

If you live in a climate that includes a definite drop in temperatures in the fall….this giveaway is for you.  Yeah, although it still might be hot and sunny…..you can still get your base layers prepared for when things take a sudden drop. Our friends over at SubSports have supplied a $75 gift code for...
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Alone With Your Thoughts

August 10, 2015
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Alone With Your Thoughts

If you’re a solo ride like I am, you spend a whole lot of time on your bike each week all alone with your thoughts.  Yeah, that is an incredible amount of time to be one on one with what’s floating around in your brain.  Especially if you have a wildly insane brain like mine. Yeah,...
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Loving the BITE: How my Slow Cooker Makes me a Better Cyclist

August 6, 2015
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Loving the BITE: How my Slow Cooker Makes me a Better Cyclist

I am not trying to start any heated debates today, promise. I will concede from the start the that grill is the king of summer cookery. I get it, I use it, and I love it. But, it’s the slow cooker that’s made me a better rider. That’s right. While any grilling home chef has...
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Get Fit On Your Bike With These Tips

August 5, 2015
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Get Fit On Your Bike With These Tips

Getting fit doesn’t need to be a chore, especially when you can do it on a bike. Getting fit on a bike can be a lot of fun, and you won’t need another piece of equipment to help! How can you get fit on your bike? Use these top tips to help you: Do...
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What Would You Buy From Jenson USA?

August 4, 2015
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What Would You Buy From Jenson USA?

Okay, so we just had a giveaway last week for the first time in a while….and here we are doing it again.  This time around, it’s a small one….but a good one. I’m not sure if you’ve noticed, but I’m a big fan of Jenson USA.  In my opinion, they are the best online...
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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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