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What Cycling Stuff Are You Buying Next?

July 21, 2015
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What Cycling Stuff Are You Buying Next?

Whenever you’re passionate about something, you’re always thinking about it and always wanting more.  You’ve heard people talk about the N+1 mentality when it comes to cyclists and their bikes.  Yes, the perfect number of bikes to personally have is always one more than you currently have. Okay, so it’s safe to say that...
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Cleaning Your Bike the Right Way

July 21, 2015
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Cleaning Your Bike the Right Way

How often do you wash up your bike?  Yeah, it’s one of those necessary things that comes along with putting up the miles and time in the saddle.  But you want to make sure that you make the most of your efforts and properly clean and maintain your road bike. Doing a basic clean...
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How is Your Cycling Posture?

June 23, 2015
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How is Your Cycling Posture?

There are many things that can be done to improve your cycling performance, but one that is often overlooked is posture.  A cyclist might get a bike fit to ensure they are properly set up on the bike, but using the correct posture while riding will further help things out. How do you hold...
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Helping Your Body Recover from Strenuous Cycling and Training

June 6, 2015
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Helping Your Body Recover from Strenuous Cycling and Training

Truly effective training and cycling methods rely on more than simply piling on extra miles one week after the next. Structured training should always factor in enough time for adequate recovery too. If you don’t give your body the chance to bounce back after you’ve put it under some serious strain, then you could...
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Best Tool For Changing Road Bike Tires

May 15, 2015
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Okay, so here’s some bike guru advice for all of you on changing tires on your road bike.  If it has to do with bikes or cycling, you can bet that my buddy Victor Jimenez has the best tips for you. Here he is below giving you his advice on the best tool for changing...
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5 Tips To Help New Cyclists

May 12, 2015
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5 Tips To Help New Cyclists

Thanks to safer cycle routes, there are millions of cyclists on the roads, and those numbers are increasing. More and more people are choosing to make the swap from cars to bikes, helping to save the environment and cut emissions while staying fit and keeping in shape. For new cyclists, cycling can be somewhat...
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Upgrading Your Bike

April 24, 2015
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Upgrading Your Bike

Unfortunately we might not always be able to buy a new bike when we want one, but what’s the next best thing?  Upgrading.  Yeah, making upgrades to your current bike may not be as exciting as purchasing a new one….but your dollar might actually go a whole lot further in making you a better...
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The Anatomy of Going Fast

April 14, 2015
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The Anatomy of Going Fast

First off, this post is not intended for any of you racing cyclists out there.  But all other road cyclists wanting to increase their average speed……have a read. When it comes to going faster on your bike, little tweaks in your style and technique can totally increase your speed.  Of course things like your bike, wheels,...
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Pump Your Fist for the 2015 Cycling Season

March 24, 2015
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Pump Your Fist for the 2015 Cycling Season

In many parts around the world, cyclists are busting open the doors of their pain caves and putting their bicycle wheels to pavement.  Spring is here, and the 2015 cycling season has begun. If it’s still a winter wonderland where you are located, have no fear.  It’s on the way, so you might just...
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The Tool Bottle

February 10, 2015
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The Tool Bottle

Here’s one of the simplest and easiest cycling tips we’ve ever given out.  A few months ago I started riding with “the tool bottle” for lack of better name…..and it’s awesome. I honestly can’t figure out how I never did something like this before, but glad that I’ve finally incorporated it into my set up....
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Nutrition and Fueling for Cycling

January 6, 2015
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Nutrition and Fueling for Cycling

Cutting through the performance nutrition crap by Scott Price Let’s look at what is going on with food and cycling. At the front of every athlete’s mind are a host of questions about nutrition, diet / body weight, fueling and recovery. Here we are going to cut through some of the confusion and give...
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Optimal Weight in 2015

January 2, 2015
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Optimal Weight in 2015

We all know that weight loss is one of the biggest resolutions made each year.  So if you’re a cyclist looking to drop some weight this year, we’ve got a min-E-book to help you make it happen. Think of it this way.  We all want to get a new bike and/or accessories to lower...
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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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Please send us your questions for our Expert Sports Nutritionist, Kelli Jennings to “Ask the Sports Nutritionist“. Kelli Jennings is a Registered Dietitian with a passion for healthy eating, wellness, & sports nutrition. For more information go to www.apexnutritionllc.com.

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