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Why Cycling is Great for Your Sleep

October 11, 2018
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Cycling has been a favorite sport for many people – to some; it’s actually the only sport. Here, I stand guilty. I have been cycling since the day my father held me on my first ride – there was just no quitting for me. As years passed, not only did I realize the kind...
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Creative Ways to Fund Your Next Bicycle Travel Expedition

October 1, 2018
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Traveling the country on a bicycle is an awesome way to take in the beautiful scenery. Not only will you meet interesting people, you’ll be able to enjoy the beautiful weather. Although a bicycle expedition can be exhilarating, it can also be expensive. From the cost of purchasing a touring bicycle (and equipment) to...
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What You Need for a Successful Cycling Vacation

September 6, 2018
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Cycling is one of the richest sources for maintaining excellent health and a lot of you  are already doing it daily. Many of you also prefer a jubilant cycling vacation to roaming about in cars whenever possible. At the same time, it is always necessary to make your trip facilitated and memorable by carrying...
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7 Reasons Cycling Is Good for Your Overall Health

August 30, 2018
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Biking or cycling evolved from what was once thought of as a necessary alternative form of transportation to a modern recreation, exercise, and even sport. With all the things mentioned above, there are still so many reasons to get on a bike and ride to your heart’s content. If you’re curious why biking is...
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Cities You Should Explore Only on Bikes

August 10, 2018
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Okay, well all cities are better when explored on a bike but some are better than others.  On a bike, you can explore places more easily, feel the fresh air and it is beneficial for your health. It will be fair to say that the best way of exploring any place is by biking...
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Augment Your Ride With New Everysight Technology

August 1, 2018
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Augment Your Ride With New Everysight Technology

Today, cycling officially enters the world of augmented reality.  Some say the future will be full of virtual reality and augmented reality, and the guys from Everysight are banking on this with the release of their new Raptor super glasses. So what is augmented reality, and what can it do for your cycling?  Good...
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Can A Mountain Bike Be Ridden On The Road?

June 30, 2018
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Can A Mountain Bike Be Ridden On The Road?

There are three major types of bicycles. You have the road bike and the mountain bike. Then there is the combination of the two bikes called — fittingly — the hybrid bike. The frugal shopper wants to buy the bike that will open up the most riding opportunities to them. This desire for flexibility...
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Three Complementary Exercises to Help Cyclists Build a Fuller Body

June 25, 2018
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Three Complementary Exercises to Help Cyclists Build a Fuller Body

Depending on your speed, cycling can burn anywhere between 40 to 75 calories per mile. The sport can also reduce your risk for high blood pressure, prevent lung cancer, improve lung capacity and cardiovascular system, boost your brain power, and build some strong leg muscles. However, constantly riding a bike can also neglect other...
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Essential biking gear for all types of riders

June 13, 2018
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When you decide to use a bike, you should know that you also need some essential biking gear and accessories to keep you safe and comfortable. No matter what type of rider you are, cyclists can get something wrong if you do not pay attention to some very important things – with safety being...
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When Cycling Goes Wrong

June 5, 2018
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Many Americans use bicycles for commuting to work, personal enjoyment, or to train for the next cycling race. They will tell you all the wonderful benefits of riding a bicycle and rarely tell you about the dangers that come with this form of travel or sport. Today we are looking at the dangers you...
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Choosing the Right Mountain Bike for Smooth Ride

June 4, 2018
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If mountain biking is what you like to do, then having a solid bicycle is a must. Mountain bikes are differently crafted to match up with the hard route and track that makes biking quite difficult. It can be a daunting task to select the best one from the options you get in the...
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The Evolution of Bike Information

May 9, 2018
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The Evolution of Bike Information

Like everything in life, technology has changed the way we do all things.  I don’t even need to go into pre-internet days, because things have changed enough since them. We are arguably living through the greatest era in history, and are able to create connections and obtain information in ways that were not even...
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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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