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Live to Ride

July 8, 2011
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Live to Ride

Today’s post comes from a new mate of mine named Jase Rodley. He’s a good old Australian boy who’s currently hanging out in my home country of Canada, ripping things up in the mountain bike heavens of Whistler, BC. I really dig this guy and look forward to getting to know him better. Jase...
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Loving the BITE: Asparagus, Snow Pea, Chicken Stir Fry

July 7, 2011
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Loving the BITE: Asparagus, Snow Pea, Chicken Stir Fry

Asparagus is one of those foods that you absolutely know must be extra-healthy for you just by looking at it.  It looks like it’s ready to defend itself.  And guess what?  When you eat it, it will add to your defenses.  And, it just might make you a better cyclist this week. How?  Keep...
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Can Personality Make You a Champion?

July 6, 2011
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Can Personality Make You a Champion?

This year’s Tour de France has just begun, but before it even got going there were predictions that Alberto Contador could very well take it once again.  If so, this would be his fourth TdF victory in the past five years….but why don’t people like to label him a Champion?  As they introduced him...
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#bikeschool: What Would Your Bike Say?

July 5, 2011
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#bikeschool: What Would Your Bike Say?

Yesterday on Twitter, our friend @SaraSantiago asked an interesting #bikeschool question: It was nice to see a little of the #bikeschool magic happening randomly through the week and not just on Thursday nights.  Sara asked a fun question that sparked some interesting answers.  Below are just a couple of the responses, and you can...
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Make it Happen Monday: Reality

July 4, 2011
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Make it Happen Monday: Reality

Back when I was working in the tourism industry of St. Kitts, I would hear the same thing over and over from tourists about a day or so before they left the island….“It’s time for us to go back to reality”. The reply that my boss, X (yeah, that was his name), and I...
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Look Who’s Loving the Bike: July

July 2, 2011
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Look Who’s Loving the Bike: July

At the top of each month we like to feature the amazing stories and memories of people who are loving the bike.  Please take a look at what our July 2011 lovers have to say. Hey…..and we’d love to hear from you as well….feel free to submit your “Look Who’s Loving the Bike” story to...
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5 Biggest Obstacles to Racing at the “Pro” Level

July 1, 2011
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5 Biggest Obstacles to Racing at the “Pro” Level

We’ve got a very interesting guest post for you today….coming at you from my friend Heather Nielson. Heather is the coolest Pro Rider I know and I love her outlook on life and cycling.  Have a look at what she has to say about the biggest obstacles in racing. The 5 Biggest Obstacles to...
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Let’s Talk Shaved Legs

June 29, 2011
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Back in April we did a post called “Let’s Talk Cycling Laundry” and it generated a nice conversation of comments, suggestions, and tips for all of us to enjoy. We’re at it again, and this time we’re talking shaved legs. Once again, this post is all about you and we want you to give...
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Make it Happen Monday: Finding Yourself

June 27, 2011
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Make it Happen Monday: Finding Yourself

He headed off on the Appalachian Trail.  A backpack behind him……5 months of daily hiking ahead of him.  It wasn’t necessarily the challenge of the hike that brought him here.  It was the notion of finding himself and walking out of the trail knowing that he would be back to his true self. Jake...
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Ride4Water Race Across America

June 25, 2011
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Ride4Water Race Across America

While in Belize, my belief in the extreme value and necessity of drinking water was activated to a higher level.  I’ve always been a promoter of getting enough water into your body each day (especially if you’re a cyclist) and all the goodness that this natural beauty brings.  But I feel even stronger about...
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Four Types of Cycling in Belize

June 24, 2011
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Four Types of Cycling in Belize

I have spent most of June chilling (and cycling) around the country of Belize.  A lot of people have never heard of this place or know where it is, and those that have probably don’t think of cycling when they refer to the country.  Little does the world know that cycling is huge over...
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Loving the BITE: Cherry Cashew Energy Bars

June 23, 2011
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Loving the BITE: Cherry Cashew Energy Bars

Cherry Cashew Energy Bar By Jenn Sutherland Every athlete has a routine for how to fuel up before, during and after a workout. GUs, gels, Clif bars, shot bloks, bagels, bananas, oatmeal, coffee, copious amounts of peanut butter…an athlete’s fuel regimen is as unique as their stride. But what happens when you can’t eat...
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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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