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Top 5 Guilty Pleasures Cycling Enthusiasts Share

October 19, 2015
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Top 5 Guilty Pleasures Cycling Enthusiasts Share

Let’s face it, being a sports fan can be stressful at times! Depending on the number of teams you support, almost every month can be a rollercoaster of emotions as you can easily go from being absolutely ecstatic to completely crushed in a few days. But keeping this up can be tiring at times....
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First Aid While Biking on the Trail

October 15, 2015
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First Aid While Biking on the Trail

Accident happens anywhere. We need to take precautionary measures at all times. In this article, we will discuss first aid while biking on the trail. Biking is a good hobby but we cannot deny the fact that there’s also danger in it. Well, that also applies in all hobbies and activities both outdoors and...
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French Cycling Holiday on a Tight Budget

October 13, 2015
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French Cycling Holiday on a Tight Budget

Don’t think you can afford another holiday this year? Well, get your act together soon (before winter…and El Nino…really sets in!), follow these frugal travel tips and you might be able to squeeze in just one more – a low budget cycle tour of France. Travel Your first and completely unavoidable expenditure will be...
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Avoid Flat Spots on Road Tires

September 29, 2015
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Avoid Flat Spots on Road Tires

This week’s question to the mighty bicycle expert, Victor actually comes from me.  A few months ago my road bike tires sort of flattened out…you might even say they turned square.  I had no clue what caused it, but they’ve since been switched out and I’ve got nice round tires once again.  But I...
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Spinlister: Renting a Road Bike on Vacation

September 18, 2015
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Spinlister: Renting a Road Bike on Vacation

Going on vacation is great….but for me, I still feel the need to get some road bike miles in while I’m away.  Bringing your bike with you is great for so many reasons, but it can also be a huge cost and major pain.  Yeah, pretty much every airline I know charges at least...
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Get Fit On Your Bike With These Tips

August 5, 2015
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Get Fit On Your Bike With These Tips

Getting fit doesn’t need to be a chore, especially when you can do it on a bike. Getting fit on a bike can be a lot of fun, and you won’t need another piece of equipment to help! How can you get fit on your bike? Use these top tips to help you: Do...
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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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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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