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7 Top Cycling Tips For Newbies

August 20, 2020
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7 Top Cycling Tips For Newbies

The fact that the gym may be closed due to Covid-19 doesn’t mean giving up the quest to stay fit, and you can try biking as an alternative. That said, cycling is not always full of fun for newbies. As a beginner, you may get thrown off your bike with the least mistake, which...
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How to Train like a Pro Cyclist

August 20, 2020
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How to Train like a Pro Cyclist

It’s as easy as riding a bike. Or is it? With more Lycra-clad amateurs taking to the roads than ever before, what really puts the pros ahead of the rest? While many people watch cycling for entertainment or to bet on races, others are fascinated by the athletic ability of these athletes. Firstly, is...
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4 Post-Cycling Mistakes Noobs Should Never Make

July 22, 2020
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4 Post-Cycling Mistakes Noobs Should Never Make

You’ve done it – you’ve reached your destination. Doesn’t it feel great? It’s almost as if you can do anything now that you’ve got the monkey off your back and completed your first mammoth bike ride. For now, though, you’ll happily sit down and relax. It’s been a long day in the saddle and...
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6 Top Tips for New Commuter Cyclists

July 7, 2020
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6 Top Tips for New Commuter Cyclists

Traveling to work on your bicycle is an environmentally friendly and healthy way to commute. What’s more, it can save you gas money and might even be quicker than driving. Whether you’ve decided to bike to work for health, environmental, or monetary reasons, there are some things that you need to know. Jumping on...
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Choosing The Right Electric Mountain Bike

February 18, 2020
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Choosing the perfect electric mountain bike for you depends on a number of different factors. Here are some of the different ways you can select between different sorts of categories based on your needs and preferences. Basic Pedal Assist One of the ways that you can tell these bikes apart is by taking a...
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Staying Loose Boosts Every Workout

October 17, 2019
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Ever been cycling and your legs get that tense feeling? It feels like your leg weighs three times what it should and everything just seizes up. Your tendons, nerves, muscles and even joints, just lock up and freeze. You have a cramp and your muscles are spasming. It can be a strange feeling for...
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Mountain Biking in the Wild: Safety Advice and Useful Tips

August 2, 2019
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Mountain Biking in the Wild: Safety Advice and Useful Tips

Cycling in the wild is an excellent way to get in touch with nature in its rawest form. Nothing challenges the body more than being taken out of its comfort zone and nothing is quite as uniquely exhilarating as meeting the open air as cold wind stings your cheeks and finding solace in the...
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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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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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