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2017 Canada Cycling Event Tour

March 26, 2017
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2017 Canada Cycling Event Tour

2017 Canada Cycling Event Tour I’ve written about cycling in so many different parts of the world, but I’ve never really wrote about riding a bike in my home country of Canada. Now it’s time. Due to our weather in Canada, we have to jam pack a whole bunch of cycling events into just...
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Downhill MTB Tips From The Athertons

March 23, 2017
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Downhill MTB Tips From The Athertons

If there are two names everybody’s heard of on the downhill mountain biking scene, it’s Gee and Rachel Atherton, the brother and sister combo who’ve been shredding down Fort William and at competitions all over the world for more than a decade. They know a thing or two about going fast downhill. Here are...
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Look Bike Beautiful off the Bike

March 18, 2017
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Look Bike Beautiful off the Bike

I’m sure I’m not alone in my love for cycling themed t-shirts, right?  I’m also not the only one who aims to have enough cycling t-shirts to wear a different one every day of the month. Thanks to the guys from Cycology, our Loving the Bike crew is closer to this goal.  (I actually...
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What Really Matters When Choosing a Bike

March 17, 2017
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What Really Matters When Choosing a Bike

Image Source All cyclists will know that one of the more exciting elements of the whole lifestyle is being able to buy a new bike. When it comes time to do that, it can be a real thrill. There is a certain joy that comes from being able to buy a new bike which...
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7 Essential Ways to Become a Better Cyclist

March 2, 2017
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7 Essential Ways to Become a Better Cyclist

If you’re committed to becoming the best cyclist you can be, you’re in this for the long haul—literally and figuratively. Cycling requires a tremendous amount of physical fitness, but it also requires dedication, focus, and perseverance. Improving your cycling is a process; you build up to it, setting realistic goals along the way and...
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Important Things To Do Before You Hit the Road

March 1, 2017
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Important Things To Do Before You Hit the Road

Cycling is one of the best ways to get fit. After all, you are working all your muscles while you are biking. And you get to enjoy magnificent surroundings and the fresh air while you cycle. But you need to make sure you are prepared before you do head out on the road. After...
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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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