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Relax, Refresh, Recharge: Summer Moak is Ready for the Offseason

September 8, 2015
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Relax, Refresh, Recharge: Summer Moak is Ready for the Offseason

2 National titles, 3 National Records, and a trip to the emergency room (luckily only suffered some road rash) = another very successful 2015 racing season! But all good things must come to an end, which can only mean one thing……………………it’s the OFF-SEASON!!! The previous 2 years I’ve raced Cyclocross during the off-season and...
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It’s a Family Affair for this Cycling Family

June 19, 2015
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It’s a Family Affair for this Cycling Family

Most families eat dinner together, maybe watch a little TV, go see a movie……..we ride our bikes. It’s what we’ve done for the past 5 years and I can’t imagine it any other way. It wasn’t always like this though…..Before we started cycling, my dad was VERY overweight and never wanted to do anything...
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Summer’s Favorite Thing About Being a Bike Racer

June 5, 2015
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Summer’s Favorite Thing About Being a Bike Racer

I’m often asked what my favorite thing about being a bike racer is. While there are so many cool things, I’d have to say my favorite is traveling. One thing I’ve realized, most cyclist are adventurers at heart. We love nothing more than to be outside, exploring new territory. Some of the most amazing...
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#MakeitHappen Advice from Summer Moak

May 11, 2015
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#MakeitHappen Advice from Summer Moak

Sometimes it feels as though we aren’t making much progress with our training.  If you train day after day, and don’t immediately see HUGE gains, it can be somewhat discouraging. That is sort of how my 2015 road racing season has been thus far.  I have been trying to transition from the women’s cat...
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Achieving Greatness Means Taking Risks

November 3, 2014
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Achieving Greatness Means Taking Risks

Greatness doesn’t come easily.  In order to achieve something BIG, one must take a risk.  Success doesn’t come knocking on our door, we must go after it and going after it means choosing an uncommon path. Gaby Douglas won Gold because she took a risk and moved in with a foster family to live...
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Cyclocross as Off-Season Training

October 10, 2014
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Cyclocross as Off-Season Training

Our newest teammate, Summer, drops today’s post about using cyclocross as off-season training.  Find out more about Summer and all her National cycling success in her bio. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ It’s hard to believe that it’s already fall and the road season has officially ended.  After an extremely busy racing season, I went straight to a...
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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.

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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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