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On Your Bike: Why You’re Never Too Old to Cycle

March 4, 2019
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On Your Bike: Why You’re Never Too Old to Cycle

Over the past twenty years, the number of people cycling to work in Canada has risen by over 87%. Given the positive impact cycling has on our health, this is very encouraging news. However, cycling should not be seen as a young person’s activity. In fact, it is particularly important for seniors to take to the saddle...
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Tips On How To Choose The Best Lights For Your Bike When Riding In The City

February 14, 2019
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Tips On How To Choose The Best Lights For Your Bike When Riding In The City

Riding at night is not only difficult but dangerous. That is because you might not be able to see the road or the pedestrians ahead of you. The same case applies to those who are using the same road as you, including the motorists who will not have a better visual of you or...
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Custom Stickers for your Bike, Helmet, or Anything

February 11, 2019
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Custom Stickers for your Bike, Helmet, or Anything

I love custom branding everything and anything I can. I’m lucky enough to currently have four custom cycling kits for businesses or websites that I’ve been a part of, but getting stickers and labels is a much simpler way to show off your brand. A few weeks ago, I was approached by stickeryou.com about...
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The Top 5 Visitor Considerations for Cycling in Las Vegas

January 7, 2019
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The Top 5 Visitor Considerations for Cycling in Las Vegas

Las Vegas is one of the top tourist destinations in the entire country. According to reporting from Business Insider, Las Vegas was the fourth most visited American city in 2017 — behind only Orlando, Los Angeles, and New York. Of course, we all know that the city is famous for its casinos, shows, and...
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Basic Safety Tips Every Cyclist Should Know

December 28, 2018
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Cyclists are some of the most vulnerable commuters on the road. Every year about 1,000 people die due to bicycle-related accidents in the United States. According to the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention, about 467,000 bicycle-related injuries happened in 2015. Bikers have a high risk of getting into a road accident because...
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Tech Innovations Changing Cycling

November 27, 2018
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Tech Innovations Changing Cycling

Cycling is more popular than it has ever been, and with popularity comes innovation. Bike vendors, racking up over $55 billion in yearly sales, will always be looking for the edge in a competitive market. This is especially the case with cyclists, who are well known for their love of new-fangled technology. Innovation comes from...
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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.  So, get out of the house and stop playing fruit slots and enjoy your surroundings. Although a bicycle expedition can be exhilarating, it...
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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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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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