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Après Vélo Mixes Cycling and Fashion for the Win

September 6, 2021
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Après Vélo Mixes Cycling and Fashion for the Win

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been wearing a cycling t-shirt every day of my life. Seriously, the only exception is for the past few years I’ve also mixed in Mudsharks shirts to my rotation….but even most of those have a bike on the back. A shark riding a bike to be...
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The Common Causes of Bicycle Accidents on the Road

June 17, 2021
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The Common Causes of Bicycle Accidents on the Road

Image from Pexels – CC0 License It’s no surprise to any road cyclist that accidents involving bicycles are pretty common. Additionally, you’re probably aware that it’s usually the driver who is at fault. However, in the absence of safe cycle paths and routes, everyone needs to learn to share the road. It’s helpful for...
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Factors to Consider when Choosing a Bicycle

June 16, 2021
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Bicycles come in various sizes and shapes and have different purposes. If you are a beginner, choosing your first bicycle might be a daunting task since there are some factors to consider before determining the right one for your particular needs. Careful considerations of such factors enable you to buy a bicycle that serves...
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Mistakes to Avoid When Choosing the Best Handlebar Tape

June 15, 2021
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Mistakes to Avoid When Choosing the Best Handlebar Tape

Handlebar tape serves as the contact point to navigate your road bike. These tough tapes match the robustness and class of a great cyclist. The colors, materials, finishes, and patterns of the best handlebar tape at your disposal make it possible to personalize your bike. Common advantages of using the best handlebar tapeare listed...
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Don’t Leave Idaho Without Visiting Tamarack for Biking Adventures

May 14, 2021
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Don’t Leave Idaho Without Visiting Tamarack for Biking Adventures

Want to start a conversation with someone from Michigan? Ask them if they’re from the glove or the peninsula. Want to start a conversation with someone from New Jersey? Crack the old joke about what exit they live off of. Want to get someone in Idaho chatty? Start talking about mountain biking. You might...
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Three Perfect Outdoor Activity Ideas For Families This Spring

March 1, 2021
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It may be hard to believe but spring is finally here, and we can start to look forward to getting outside and getting some fresh air and exercise in the months. It’s been a long, cold, wet winter that has challenged all of us, but as the weather changes and we look towards happier,...
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7 Natural Ways to Boost Muscle Recovery

February 12, 2021
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Many cyclists use the off season to build muscle, or weight training might be a part of your year round activity.  Either way, muscle recovery in very important. Educating yourself about exercise is key before you get into an effective workout routine. Doing your research will allow you to set goals and learn what...
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Is it Worth it to Bet on The Giro d’Italia

February 12, 2021
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The Giro d’Italia has attracted the most experienced and successful cycling bettors over the years. But let’s find out if the Giro d’Italia is worth the bet or not. Each year, cyclists worldwide prepare for the Giro d’Italia, a multi-stage race that starts in Italy and passes through nearby countries. The Giro is an...
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How to Care for Yourself After a Bicycle Injury

February 12, 2021
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A bicycle injury can leave you in a lot of pain with difficulty moving, which is pretty awful, especially for those who enjoy the wind in their hair while riding down clear paths. The best thing you can do in this situation is taken as good care of yourself as possible, and here is...
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5 Benefits of Getting Back On Your Bike

February 2, 2021
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5 Benefits of Getting Back On Your Bike

In the midst of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, if you wanted to find yourself a bicycle to spend some much needed time outdoors, you were likely out of luck. Millions of new and old riders have taken advantage of the massive slow-down in life to get back on the road. Cycling is a great...
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Essential Skills Road Bikers Need to Master

February 2, 2021
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Whether you are a newbie to road biking or you go out on a semi-regular basis, there are a few skills that you need to master to ensure that you have an enjoyable and safe ride each and every time. So, whether you are looking for some detailed guidance or just one or two...
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Top 8 Websites Bicycle Lovers Need to Know

January 25, 2021
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Top 8 Websites Bicycle Lovers Need to Know

Whether you are new to biking and looking for tips on how to select a bike, or you are looking for new routes for your weekend rides you can find pretty much anything on cycling websites and blogs. Browsing the internet, you can find out about cool new accessories, read bike reviews, find events...
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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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