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Flighthub’s Guide For Your First Bike Trip

February 3, 2016
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Flighthub’s Guide For Your First Bike Trip

FlightHub’s guide to planning a 3-5 day biking trip for newbs. So you’ve finally decided to get on two wheels and see how far your body can take you before absolutely passing out from exhaustion. Congratulations! As proof that we believe anyone (even newbies) can take on a bike trip, FlightHub Review has compiled...
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Flighthub’s Guide to a Two-Wheel Winter in Montreal

February 2, 2016
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Flighthub’s Guide to a Two-Wheel Winter in Montreal

How to gear up for winter biking in Montreal It takes a particular breed of people to commit themselves to winter biking. Not only are you living and breathing the cold and dreaded winter season, but biking through a snowstorm isn’t what most people consider a good time, or a favorite winter activity. But...
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Relaxing the Ride

December 22, 2015
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Relaxing the Ride

I know for many of you right now, you’re stuck inside on a trainer or might have hung the bike up all together for a few weeks.  But even if you’re not currently on the bike, let’s have a little discussion on relaxing the ride. What I mean by this is having that sense...
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Jack the Cyclist

November 10, 2015
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Jack the Cyclist

I’d like to tell you about my friend Jack….he’s a cyclist.  Well actually he’s a whole lot more, and I’ll get into that in a second.  Jack’s last name is Ofalltrades….maybe you’ve heard of him. Jack is not only a great cyclist, but he’s become good at so many other things that has come...
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How to Go on an Affordable Cycling Holiday in Europe

October 27, 2015
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How to Go on an Affordable Cycling Holiday in Europe

Cycling holidays are a fantastic way to see the sights and keep fit at the same time on holiday. What’s more, they don’t have to cost you too much, especially if you follow this quick guide. How will you travel? The obvious answer to this is, “By bike!” but when you’re planning a biking holiday,...
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A Day Ride in Amsterdam

October 23, 2015
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A Day Ride in Amsterdam

We all know that The Netherlands is like the cycling capital of the world, right?  How many of you have spent some time in this beautiful bicycle cultured country?  Well, if you’re anything like me then you’ve definitely got this place on your wish list for a cycling vacation. Although I am a road...
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Become a Better Cyclist with Cycling 360

October 19, 2015
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Become a Better Cyclist with Cycling 360

Our Cycling 360 Podcast has an exciting opportunity available to help you become a better cyclist.  If you don’t already know, along with my co-host Victor Jimenez, I’m part of this unbelievably successful road cycling podcast.  We’re consistently ranked as one of the top amateur sports podcasts on iTunes, and the responses we get...
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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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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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