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Second Hand Bicycle: Everything You Need To Bring Them Back To Life

October 26, 2016
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Second Hand Bicycle: Everything You Need To Bring Them Back To Life

It might seem strange to think about cycling, being out on your bike and getting outdoors in this climate. The weather has taken a cold turn and it feels as if the Christmas countdown has begun. But this means one thing, it is the perfect time to be spending hours in doors, in the...
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Riding with the Tigra Sport TRIO

October 21, 2016
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Riding with the Tigra Sport TRIO

Okay, so who doesn’t like playing around with new cycling tech gadgets?  Yeah, so when the crew from Tigra Sport asked me if I’d like to try out their TRIO I was like “yeah, totally”. I asked them to send me an iPhone mount as well because if it’s going to be a device...
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Furnishing Life with the Bike

October 18, 2016
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Furnishing Life with the Bike

I’ve always loved seeing pictures of bicycle inspired furniture and decorating, but hadn’t seen it live and in effect until coming to the Comox Valley. It seems like a bunch of my bike crazy friends have beautifully decorated their homes in a way that makes me totally jealous.  Yeah, they’ve got everything from a...
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Bringing Back the Riding with Music Debate

October 11, 2016
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Bringing Back the Riding with Music Debate

I’m honestly not much of a debater.  Further, I don’t generally jump into a heated discussion and try to voice my opinion.  But every so often, I step knowingly into the fire……just like I am once again. I’ve been cycling with music in my ears for like 10 years now.  I respect the argument...
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Great Strength Training Tips for Women

October 11, 2016
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Great Strength Training Tips for Women

For most women, maintain a great physical appearance is a top priority and something they are willing to go to great lengths to achieve. There are a number of different ways to get a great physical appearance is by taking the time to work out. Among the best ways to start getting the muscle...
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You Can’t Outrun or Outride A Bad Diet

October 7, 2016
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You Can’t Outrun or Outride A Bad Diet

It’s true what they say you can’t outrun, or even outride a bad diet. That is because of fitness, nutrition, and energy levels are all intertwined. It means if you want to be successful in your chosen sport or activity, you need to make sure user eating is on point too. It doesn’t matter...
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Clever Ideas For Improving Your Average Cycling Speed

October 6, 2016
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Clever Ideas For Improving Your Average Cycling Speed

One thing most cyclists should always strive for is a faster speed. It’s not just to boost the ego, though. The quicker your average pace, the more competent you are as a cyclist. There’s a good balance of strength and technique involved when you are looking at developing a faster speed. So, if you...
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Finding the Time to Write and Wride

October 1, 2016
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Finding the Time to Write and Wride

Yeah, see what I did there?  Okay, corny….but it fits. Finding the time to get my weekly rides in has never really been an issue for me over the past 10 years…..and that’s saying a lot seeing as I’ve totally shaken up all aspects of my life several times.  But no matter what country...
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Biking in North Wales

September 21, 2016
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Biking in North Wales

Whether you’ve been inspired by the Olympics or you just want to take advantage of the nice weather we’re finally getting, it’s a great time to get away from technology and experience the world around you. Bike riding is a perfect activity for everyone, you can take it at your own pace and improve...
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Health and Safety Tips for First Time Mountain Biking

September 21, 2016
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Health and Safety Tips for First Time Mountain Biking

  The fundamental thing about mountain biking safety is that there has to be an acceptable level of risk. Despite all the precautions and warning, the inherent nature of riding a bike through rugged terrain means bumps, bruises, or even broken bones are fair game. If your objective is to eliminate these from your...
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Road Cycling Essentials for Long Distance Bikers

September 14, 2016
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Road Cycling Essentials for Long Distance Bikers

If you’re an avid cyclist, then it’s likely that at some stage or another you’ll embark upon quite a lengthy journey where you’ll naturally encounter some of life’s many obstacles. Punctured tire, fatigue, dehydration, injury, getting lost; are all examples of how life can toss up a challenge for you to deal with when...
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Life Insurance for Cyclists

September 6, 2016
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Life Insurance for Cyclists

I came across this one through my involvement in the Cycling360 Podcast, and wanted to share the information over here with our readers.  Oh, and unfortunately what this company has to offer is only available to US residents at the moment. Okay, so you know how you get asked a whole bunch of health...
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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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Please send us your questions for our Expert Sports Nutritionist, Kelli Jennings to “Ask the Sports Nutritionist“. Kelli Jennings is a Registered Dietitian with a passion for healthy eating, wellness, & sports nutrition. For more information go to www.apexnutritionllc.com.

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