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5 Tips to Avoid Feeling Sleepy After Exercise

November 5, 2011
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Sleepiness in Athletes James’ Question: Is it usual to get really sleepy a couple of hours after a ride? I’ve recently started riding at the weekends (though I’m a long-time commuter and spinning fan). A typical example would be a two or three hour ride, in which I drink 500ml of energy drink, with...
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Ask the Expert Bike Tech: Flat Tires

October 31, 2011
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Do you get flat tires on your bike and don’t know why? This week’s “Ask the Expert Bike Tech (and Professional Bicycle Fitter)” comes from Bill who asks: My son’s hybrid bike that he rides around campus is flatting on just about every ride.  It seems to be always flatting around the valve stem....
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Ask the Expert Bike Tech

October 24, 2011
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It’s so nice to have friends with incredible talent and expert knowledge.  We already have the best Sport Nutritionist on the planet as a part of our Loving the Bike team, and now we pleased to announce the inclusion of Victor Jimenez…..World’s greatest Bike Tech.  I like to call him the Bike Guru. You...
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Let’s Talk Sore Legs

October 19, 2011
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Our “Let’s Talk” series of posts looks to have caught on and it’s great to hear people’s comments and tips on the subjects we bring up in these posts.  Once again, today’s post is all about you and we’re wanting you to add your comments below in the comment field as a way of...
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Let’s Talk Shaved Legs

June 29, 2011
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Back in April we did a post called “Let’s Talk Cycling Laundry” and it generated a nice conversation of comments, suggestions, and tips for all of us to enjoy. We’re at it again, and this time we’re talking shaved legs. Once again, this post is all about you and we want you to give...
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Yoga for Cyclists: Loosen up your tight hips

December 2, 2010
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Yoga for Cyclists:  Loosen up your tight hips

Ahhh, what a great ride!  But ouch, my hips are so tight.  What can I do to stretch my hips? Believe it or not, cycling and yoga go very nicely hand in hand.  I’m excited to have Grace Wathen guest posting today with some great information for cyclists.  Being a cyclist herself, Grace knows...
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How to Cycle a New Location

November 26, 2010
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How to Cycle a New Location

Have you ever arrived in a city or town that is new to you and been unsure as to where to ride?  Not knowing which streets and highways are “cycling friendly” can make it tough when taking that first ride in a new location. Arriving in Florida this week, put me in this exact...
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4 Good Cycling Stretches

July 19, 2010
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4 Good Cycling Stretches

One of our Loving the Bike friends, @myrnacgmibus recently suggested that we do a post on good cycling stretches.  She told me that she doesn’t really know when to stretch or what stretches to do. So this post is for you, Myrna and I hope there are others out there that can benefit from...
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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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