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Copping Out of Competition

October 26, 2015
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Copping Out of Competition

Did I ever tell you how I developed a love for road cycling?  It’s an interesting story because I first took it up in a country where Cricket and Football (better known as Soccer to many of you) are king.  Yeah, these two sports are super popular all over the Caribbean, and most definitely the major sports on...
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A Day Ride in Amsterdam

October 23, 2015
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A Day Ride in Amsterdam

We all know that The Netherlands is like the cycling capital of the world, right?  How many of you have spent some time in this beautiful bicycle cultured country?  Well, if you’re anything like me then you’ve definitely got this place on your wish list for a cycling vacation. Although I am a road...
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State Bicycle Co. T-shirt Review

October 20, 2015
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State Bicycle Co. T-shirt Review

Are you a cycling t-shirt fanatic like I am?  Come on, how many cycling t’s do you currently have in your closet?  I’ve totally lost count, but would guess that I have somewhere in the neighborhood of 45.  Yeah, and I love every freaking one of them. But, I never seem to have a...
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Become a Better Cyclist with Cycling 360

October 19, 2015
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Become a Better Cyclist with Cycling 360

Our Cycling 360 Podcast has an exciting opportunity available to help you become a better cyclist.  If you don’t already know, along with my co-host Victor Jimenez, I’m part of this unbelievably successful road cycling podcast.  We’re consistently ranked as one of the top amateur sports podcasts on iTunes, and the responses we get...
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Top 5 Guilty Pleasures Cycling Enthusiasts Share

October 19, 2015
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Top 5 Guilty Pleasures Cycling Enthusiasts Share

Let’s face it, being a sports fan can be stressful at times! Depending on the number of teams you support, almost every month can be a rollercoaster of emotions as you can easily go from being absolutely ecstatic to completely crushed in a few days. But keeping this up can be tiring at times....
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Rejjee Helps Eliminate Bike Theft

October 16, 2015
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Rejjee Helps Eliminate Bike Theft

Bike theft sucks, and I think all cyclists should work together in eliminating this from happening to our fellow riders.  The guys from rejjee.com are here to tell you about what they are doing to help eliminate the problem. This is not a paid post, we are putting it up as a community service...
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First Aid While Biking on the Trail

October 15, 2015
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First Aid While Biking on the Trail

Accident happens anywhere. We need to take precautionary measures at all times. In this article, we will discuss first aid while biking on the trail. Biking is a good hobby but we cannot deny the fact that there’s also danger in it. Well, that also applies in all hobbies and activities both outdoors and...
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Cycling Jersey Review: Pro Bike Kit and Primal Wear

October 14, 2015
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Who doesn’t love getting new jerseys?  Yeah, as far as I’m concerned you can never have enough cycling kits…..as long as they fit great and feel good. I definitely have a preference for what I like in a cycling jersey, and I wanted to share a little information about how you can expand your...
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French Cycling Holiday on a Tight Budget

October 13, 2015
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French Cycling Holiday on a Tight Budget

Don’t think you can afford another holiday this year? Well, get your act together soon (before winter…and El Nino…really sets in!), follow these frugal travel tips and you might be able to squeeze in just one more – a low budget cycle tour of France. Travel Your first and completely unavoidable expenditure will be...
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Post Cycling Massage in Austin, Texas

October 13, 2015
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Post Cycling Massage in Austin, Texas

I don’ think of massage as just a way of pampering my body, but as a way to help improve circulation, range of motion, and muscular efficiency.  But most of all, I look at it as a way of smoothing out all the wear and tear my body takes from hours in the saddle....
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What Gets Your Butt Out of Bed?

October 12, 2015
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What Gets Your Butt Out of Bed?

I’ve interacted with a lot of our Loving the Bike readers and have a good idea of what motivates people to get on a bike….but what about motivation for life? What inspires you?  What motivates you?  Where do you get your passion?  All these things are related and it is small and large doses...
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Lube It Up….on and off the Bike

October 9, 2015
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Lube It Up….on and off the Bike

Yeah, you know me….never afraid to say or do anything. So when asked if I would write about ​SASMAR personal lubricants, I had no problem agreeing. Hey, us cyclists use lube on our bike chains and ​chamois cream on our sore butts…..so why not personal lube when we’re having fun off the bike? Hahahaha,...
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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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