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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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Rad Accessories That Will Jazz Up Your Cycling

September 5, 2016
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Rad Accessories That Will Jazz Up Your Cycling

Cycling is one of the best ways to keep your body in peak physical condition, and there are a lot of products out there designed to make the entire experience as pleasant and safe as possible. A lot of these awesome accessories not only keep you safe while pedaling through new terrain, but they’re...
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8 Must Have Accessories for London Cyclists

September 1, 2016
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8 Must Have Accessories for London Cyclists

Cycling is steadily becoming one of the more popular ways to travel around London. An incredible 32% of all vehicles on the roads in zone 1 are now bicycles and on some main roads, up to 70% of vehicles are now bicycles, and that’s only during the morning rush hour! It is clear to...
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Ditch the Vehicle and Cycle Through Thailand

August 30, 2016
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Ditch the Vehicle and Cycle Through Thailand

Ditch the Vehicle and Cycle Through Thailand: Why It’s Better Our Way Thailand is every traveller’s dream destination, but not many know that THE BEST WAY to explore it is not by taking taxis or trains, but on cycle! Biking through the lushness of this country formerly known as Siam takes your travel to a...
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MyID for on and off the Bike

August 26, 2016
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MyID for on and off the Bike

I’ve always liked the idea of having some sort of personal ID on me when out for a ride.  You know…..just in case. It’s something we don’t want to think about, but being pro-active is always a good thing.  Way back, I used to ride with a little note written on paper that had...
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Tips and Tricks for Family Bike Rides

August 19, 2016
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Tips and Tricks for Family Bike Rides

Tips and Tricks for Family Bike Rides by Paul Denikin Bike riding is a great way to have fun, exercise and travel. As much as I want to dust off the old bike that’s been hanging around the garage and start training for cross country cycling, we’ll leave the long distances to the professionals....
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The Case for Homemade Fuel

August 11, 2016
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The Case for Homemade Fuel

We’re giving away a copy of Matt Kadey’s new book….Rocket Fuel: Power-Packed Food for Sports and Adventure. Have a look at what Matt has to say about homemade fuel, and be sure to check out his recipe for Granola Bites.  Then leave a comment letting us know what you think about his thoughts and...
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Surfing, Beer, and Motorcycles

August 8, 2016
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Surfing, Beer, and Motorcycles

It really doesn’t matter how much internal coolness you personally have, but just by being a surfer….or drinking beer…..or riding a motorcycle, you instantly up your cool factor. I’ve always been fascinated about this concept and how these three things have such impact in how we view other people. As with most things in...
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Loving the Bike TV: Treat Yourself to Goodness

July 27, 2016
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Loving the Bike TV: Treat Yourself to Goodness

In this episode of Loving the Bike TV, I talk about the importance of treating yourself.  We often put guilt on ourselves when we’re doing this sort of thing, but ditch the guilt and let the goodness fly. Have a view and let me know what you think…..then go out and treat yourself to...
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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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