Archive for April, 2017

The Most Important Cycling Accessory

April 28, 2017
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The Most Important Cycling Accessory

I wrote a while back about the importance of having ID with you on and of the bike on the road….now it’s time to drill that point home with another post on it. My boys and I each wear our MyID bands all the time.  We like the style, we like the security, and we like...
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A Summer Holiday on the Turquoise Coast: The highlights of Fethiye, Turkey

April 27, 2017
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A Summer Holiday on the Turquoise Coast: The highlights of Fethiye, Turkey

Fethiye is a lovely seaside port town with plenty of opportunities to get out on the water, explore the town and its history, and hike or cycle through the incredible surrounding nature. Boat Cruises There are many gulet cruise routes that originate in Fethiye and travel to popular destinations like Olympos, Bodrum, and the...
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Loving the BITE: Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans for a Pick-Me-Up

April 25, 2017
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Loving the BITE: Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans for a Pick-Me-Up

I’m no stranger to caffeine. While I’m a 1-2 cup of coffee per day kinda person, I do really look forward and enjoy those cups. And, I’ve researched and experimented with caffeine extensively on the bike. As crazy as it seems, caffeine has been shown to significantly benefit both power and endurance, physcially and...
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Loving the BITE: Weeks 1-11 – Cyclist’s Nutrition Plan for Healing Ligaments & Tendons

April 18, 2017
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Loving the BITE: Weeks 1-11 – Cyclist’s Nutrition Plan for Healing Ligaments & Tendons

Hopefully I don’t sound like a broken record. But this week, I’m writing more about my torn ACL and MCL, surgery & recovery, and how nutrition has played a big role in it. I often judge ideas for nutrition posts by the amount of questions and interest I get from my own clients, and...
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Loving the BITE: Freeze Ahead Meals & Dinner Time Savers for Cyclists

April 6, 2017
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Loving the BITE: Freeze Ahead Meals & Dinner Time Savers for Cyclists

Last Autumn, I posted 10 Kitchen Time-Savings Tips for quick, healthy meals and cooking. This became a popular post, and boy-oh-boy have these strategies come in handy for me over the last month. I am currently about 4 weeks post-op (ACL reconstruction), and I haven’t had to really cook a meal yet. Why? Week...
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7 Tips for Choosing the Best Sunglasses for Cycling

April 3, 2017
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7 Tips for Choosing the Best Sunglasses for Cycling

Wearing sunglasses while cycling is more about practicality than fashion, cycling sunglasses offer our eyes some much needed protection from the elements. The right pair of sunglasses will protect your eyes from harmful UV and UVB Rays as well as dust, dirt and any debris that is kicked up by wind or your cycling...
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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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