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43 Nuggets of Wisdom From Someone Who Knows

January 21, 2013
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43 Nuggets of Wisdom From Someone Who Knows

For the past couple weeks I’ve seen these life lessons from Regina Brett floating around social media.  It explains that she’s a 90 year old woman who is here to share with us her wisdom.  Well, with many things on Facebook….what’s posted isn’t always the total truth.  I dug into it a little and...
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A Lifelong Commitment to the Bike

January 18, 2013
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A Lifelong Commitment to the Bike

Do you have a lifelong commitment to the Bike?  I received a comment to our 2013 “#LuckyYear” post from Derrick Fogle who explained his “lifelong commitment”.  I liked the sound of it and immediately asked if he’d be interested in supplying a guest post on the subject.  He jumped at my suggestion, and I’m...
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Go Bicycle Touring In 2013 And Win A Free European Bike Trip

January 17, 2013
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Go Bicycle Touring In 2013 And Win A Free European Bike Trip

Our friends from GoBicycleTouring.com are here to tell you about their brand new website, and how you could win yourself one sweet European Bicycle Trip. Go Bicycle Touring   GoBicycleTouring.com is a new online and in-print directory of the best guided and self-guided bicycle tours in the world.  Whether you’re an urban cyclist, a road...
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Power of Mental Suffering

January 16, 2013
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Power of Mental Suffering

Not only does cycling require physical strength and energy, it also includes a whole lot of mental power as well.  If fact, the power of mental suffering can help you do things on a bike that power and strength could never do. It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginning cyclist making your way up...
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Team Troll: Fighting Parkinson’s With Their Bikes

January 14, 2013
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Team Troll: Fighting Parkinson’s With Their Bikes

We support everyone who is using the bike to do good things for the world.  Every so often we like to feature a company or cycling organization that does something cool….this time around we’re highlighting Team Troll.  These guys look cool, and are definitely making it happen. Team Troll Parkinson’s Disease is an ugly,...
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Bicycle Cafes: Adventure is Brewing

January 11, 2013
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Bicycle Cafes: Adventure is Brewing

What is it about coffee and bicycles that makes them go so nicely together?  I’m not sure who first came up with the idea of a bicycle cafe, but coffee being served in bike shops dates back to quite a long time ago.  The first official bicycle cafe that I heard of was “Look...
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Creating the Ultimate Cycling City

January 9, 2013
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Creating the Ultimate Cycling City

Have you ever stopped to think of all the great things you’d include if you had the power to design your own city?  Well, if you’re a passionate cyclist you’d definitely want that city to cater to your love for the bike, and I know you’d make it as bicycle friendly as possible. I...
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Grenada Triathlon Training Camp: March 2013

January 8, 2013
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Grenada Triathlon Training Camp: March 2013

Attention all Triathletes: Take part in this one week triathlon camp held in Grenada, West Indies this March.  It will give you quality training time just prior to your full season getting started, and you’ll cap off the week by competing in the Grenada Tri de Spice Triathlon. Oh, and when you’re not training...
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Spread Love. Love Everyone

January 7, 2013
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Spread Love. Love Everyone

One of the many things I’ve noticed over here in Grenada is how often people spread peace and love….especially the Rastas and Elderly. It’s such a beautiful thing, and it makes me wonder why more of this is not done in other parts of the world.  The other night we were leaving the beach...
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Non-Sugar Nutrition for Cyclists

January 5, 2013
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Non-Sugar Nutrition for Cyclists Rick Asks: Because of my recent gastric bypass surgery, sugar is a huge issue with me.  Eating anything with more than 8 grams of sugar causes me to have major intestinal issues.  I have to be extremely careful, especially while riding.  On long rides I will take Gu packages and...
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Grenada By Bike: Cruise Ships

January 4, 2013
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Grenada By Bike: Cruise Ships

Here’s another edition of our Grenada By Bike feature in which we highlight a different aspect of Grenada as seen from a bicycle.  This time around I stopped just West of the capital city of St. George’s to capture a cruise ship in at port. It’s said that the cruise ship industry injects nearly $2...
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The power of #bikeschool

January 2, 2013
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The power of #bikeschool

If you don’t already know about the absolute biggest and greatest online meeting place for cyclists, then you most definitely need to check out #bikeschool in 2013.  If you don’t know the whole #bikeschool story and what it’s all about, have a quick read through our description of this weekly cycling Twitter chat. #bikeschool...
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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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