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4 Critical Steps to Take After a Bicycle Accident

October 27, 2020
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4 Critical Steps to Take After a Bicycle Accident

Bicycle accidents can happen at any time. Even if you are the safest cyclist on the road and wear all the right gear, there’s no guarantee that you won’t be involved in a collision at some point in your life. Regardless of who is at fault, injuries from a bicycle accident can be physically...
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Every Way That Biking Is Good For The Soul

October 1, 2020
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Every Way That Biking Is Good For The Soul

There is no doubt about it, we should all have a more active lifestyle. We know that active lives can help us to feel better mentally and give us more energy, and we can also feel fulfilled when we do things that we love to do and that we enjoy. But yet, have you...
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6 Things You Have to Know Before You Start a Cycling Career

September 30, 2020
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Cycling is more than just a great way to get a full-body workout; it’s a popular sport around the world and it’s not uncommon for great cyclists to become celebrities in their country and internationally. It’s also a career that can be rewarding and lucrative. However, it’s anything but easy, and you have to...
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Le Tour Takes On Added Importance In 2020

September 15, 2020
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Le Tour Takes On Added Importance In 2020

The discipline of cycling has gone through a tumultuous year and with the threat of the Tour’s existence being called into question, the mere sight of pedals being turned in Nice would have offered a collective sigh of relief for all. None more so than for race director Christian Prudhomme and although he will...
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Doing More With Your Bike: Perfect Compliments to Your Cycling Activity

August 28, 2020
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Doing More With Your Bike: Perfect Compliments to Your Cycling Activity

Just like how driving can be calming, therapeutic, and enjoyable as an activity, biking is considered by many as an end in itself. As an avid biker, you may have your set routes to ride every Saturday morning, either with yourself or with other co-riders. It never really gets boring, right? However, you may...
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7 Top Cycling Tips For Newbies

August 20, 2020
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7 Top Cycling Tips For Newbies

The fact that the gym may be closed due to Covid-19 doesn’t mean giving up the quest to stay fit, and you can try biking as an alternative. That said, cycling is not always full of fun for newbies. As a beginner, you may get thrown off your bike with the least mistake, which...
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How to Train like a Pro Cyclist

August 20, 2020
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How to Train like a Pro Cyclist

It’s as easy as riding a bike. Or is it? With more Lycra-clad amateurs taking to the roads than ever before, what really puts the pros ahead of the rest? While many people watch cycling for entertainment or to bet on races, others are fascinated by the athletic ability of these athletes. Firstly, is...
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4 Post-Cycling Mistakes Noobs Should Never Make

July 22, 2020
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4 Post-Cycling Mistakes Noobs Should Never Make

You’ve done it – you’ve reached your destination. Doesn’t it feel great? It’s almost as if you can do anything now that you’ve got the monkey off your back and completed your first mammoth bike ride. For now, though, you’ll happily sit down and relax. It’s been a long day in the saddle and...
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6 Top Tips for New Commuter Cyclists

July 7, 2020
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6 Top Tips for New Commuter Cyclists

Traveling to work on your bicycle is an environmentally friendly and healthy way to commute. What’s more, it can save you gas money and might even be quicker than driving. Whether you’ve decided to bike to work for health, environmental, or monetary reasons, there are some things that you need to know. Jumping on...
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Cycling the Himalayas

May 8, 2020
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Cycling the Himalayas

While many talk of climbing the Himalayas, others venture out to cycle the mountain range which has been accessible to people around the world since 1989. Amidst beautifully sculpted mountains, extreme temperatures, and makeshift villages, the Himalayas provide adventurers with the experience of a lifetime. Let’s explore four of the most popular tracks and...
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Choosing The Right Electric Mountain Bike

February 18, 2020
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Choosing the perfect electric mountain bike for you depends on a number of different factors. Here are some of the different ways you can select between different sorts of categories based on your needs and preferences. Basic Pedal Assist One of the ways that you can tell these bikes apart is by taking a...
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Staying Loose Boosts Every Workout

October 17, 2019
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Ever been cycling and your legs get that tense feeling? It feels like your leg weighs three times what it should and everything just seizes up. Your tendons, nerves, muscles and even joints, just lock up and freeze. You have a cramp and your muscles are spasming. It can be a strange feeling for...
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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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