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How to Recover from a Cycling Crash

July 8, 2019
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A cycling accident could affect you in a variety of different ways. It cannot only cause you to take a break from riding in order to physically recover, but you might also struggle with confidence issues after an injury. Rather than allowing a crash to stop you from getting back onto a bike, you...
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How to Get Back to an Active Lifestyle After Recovery

May 16, 2019
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No one wants to think about a time when they wouldn’t be able to hop on their bike at a moment’s notice. Cycling may not be as intensive as some physical sports; however, going through a period of ill health can gravely affect one’s ability to get on and off the bike. If you’ve...
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14 Essential, Useful Gift Ideas for Cycling Enthusiasts

April 25, 2019
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14 Essential, Useful Gift Ideas for Cycling Enthusiasts

Surely you know someone who enjoys biking, does it daily or on weekends, or aims to compete professionally. This knowledge that they love cycling sets you on the right path to find the best gift for them come holidays, birthdays, and other special occasions. Whether it’s for your coworker, friend, brother, sister, parents, or...
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3 Things to Do to Get the Most out of Your Cycling Vacation

March 18, 2019
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If you’re a keen cyclist, then why not head out on a vacation dedicated solely to your hobby? Doing so will allow you to have a great time while you indulge in your passion and improve your fitness — it really is a win-win-win. In order to get the most out of your next...
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Tips On How To Choose The Best Lights For Your Bike When Riding In The City

February 14, 2019
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Tips On How To Choose The Best Lights For Your Bike When Riding In The City

Riding at night is not only difficult but dangerous. That is because you might not be able to see the road or the pedestrians ahead of you. The same case applies to those who are using the same road as you, including the motorists who will not have a better visual of you or...
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Basic Safety Tips Every Cyclist Should Know

December 28, 2018
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Cyclists are some of the most vulnerable commuters on the road. Every year about 1,000 people die due to bicycle-related accidents in the United States. According to the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention, about 467,000 bicycle-related injuries happened in 2015. Bikers have a high risk of getting into a road accident because...
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Tech Innovations Changing Cycling

November 27, 2018
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Tech Innovations Changing Cycling

Cycling is more popular than it has ever been, and with popularity comes innovation. Bike vendors, racking up over $55 billion in yearly sales, will always be looking for the edge in a competitive market. This is especially the case with cyclists, who are well known for their love of new-fangled technology. Innovation comes from...
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Why Cycling is Great for Your Sleep

October 11, 2018
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Cycling has been a favorite sport for many people – to some; it’s actually the only sport. Here, I stand guilty. I have been cycling since the day my father held me on my first ride – there was just no quitting for me. As years passed, not only did I realize the kind...
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What You Need for a Successful Cycling Vacation

September 6, 2018
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Cycling is one of the richest sources for maintaining excellent health and a lot of you  are already doing it daily. Many of you also prefer a jubilant cycling vacation to roaming about in cars whenever possible. At the same time, it is always necessary to make your trip facilitated and memorable by carrying...
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7 Reasons Cycling Is Good for Your Overall Health

August 30, 2018
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Biking or cycling evolved from what was once thought of as a necessary alternative form of transportation to a modern recreation, exercise, and even sport. With all the things mentioned above, there are still so many reasons to get on a bike and ride to your heart’s content. If you’re curious why biking is...
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Augment Your Ride With New Everysight Technology

August 1, 2018
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Augment Your Ride With New Everysight Technology

Today, cycling officially enters the world of augmented reality.  Some say the future will be full of virtual reality and augmented reality, and the guys from Everysight are banking on this with the release of their new Raptor super glasses. So what is augmented reality, and what can it do for your cycling?  Good...
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Three Complementary Exercises to Help Cyclists Build a Fuller Body

June 25, 2018
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Three Complementary Exercises to Help Cyclists Build a Fuller Body

Depending on your speed, cycling can burn anywhere between 40 to 75 calories per mile. The sport can also reduce your risk for high blood pressure, prevent lung cancer, improve lung capacity and cardiovascular system, boost your brain power, and build some strong leg muscles. However, constantly riding a bike can also neglect other...
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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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