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Stand on the Pedals or Sit in the Saddle?

December 19, 2014
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Stand on the Pedals or Sit in the Saddle?

It’s the questions I hear from thousands of cyclists…..when climbing a hill, should I stand on my pedals or sit in the saddle? We watch pro cycling and get excited when we see people like Alberto Contador dancing on his pedals as he makes his way up a big climb.  Yeah, I’m not a...
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How Cyclists Can Prevent Erectile Dysfunction

December 5, 2014
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How Cyclists Can Prevent Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a common problem, but this doesn’t mean it isn’t distressing to those who suffer from it. With this in mind, you might be determined to do all you can to reduce the risk that you will experience it. Alternatively, if you already have ED, you’ll no doubt be keen to...
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Cycling With Chikungunya, Arthritis, or Joint Pain

November 28, 2014
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Cycling With Chikungunya, Arthritis, or Joint Pain

Right now you’re probably thinking, WTF is a Chikungunya?  A major part of this mosquito transmitted virus is severe joint pain, just like with Arthritis.  So what does a cyclist with this kind of joint pain do, and how does it affect riding? Okay, so here’s a little more information on Chikungunya (pronunciation: \chik-en-gun-ye) before getting into the...
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How to Fix a Stuck Cycling Jersey Zipper

September 19, 2014
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How to Fix a Stuck Cycling Jersey Zipper

Have you ever put on your favorite cycling jersey just to find out the zipper wouldn’t zip up?  In our throw away society, it’s so easy to just toss something that isn’t working and buy a new one….right? Well, that’s not my style….especially here in Grenada where you learn to fix everything you can.  Buying...
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3 Things Road Cyclists Should Have on Their Feet

September 12, 2014
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3 Things Road Cyclists Should Have on Their Feet

This is the most passionate cycling tip post I’ve ever put up on this website.  There’s a lot of stuff I might suggest, but if there were one thing I felt you absolutely must follow….it’s this.  Well, actually 3 things. All road cyclists should put these 3 things on their feet, and here’s why: Boa...
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Cycling with Glass on the Road

August 2, 2014
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Cycling with Glass on the Road

As I showed you in this video a couple weeks ago, the people of Grenada are shaping up their bodies for Carnival which is now pretty much under way.  Along with the fitness shape up, from the extra broken glass I’ve come across on the roads….a lot of people are also getting their drinking ability in shape...
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Flexibility On and Off the Bike

February 18, 2014
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Flexibility On and Off the Bike

In my opinion, there are two kinds of flexibility important to us cyclists…physical flexibility, and being flexible to change things when necessary.  I’ve posted about physical flexibility in the past, and still do four simple stretches to maintain my flexibility.  You can check out my four cycling stretches right here. But if you have...
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Take Your Cycling to the Next Level

December 18, 2013
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Take Your Cycling to the Next Level

It’s the perfect time to think about taking your cycling to the next level. Come on, I know you’re thinking about it.  Whether it’s your “off-season” or you’re in the middle of training hard, there’s no time like the present. You’ve been riding and riding, season after season, and just itching to do something a...
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The Road to Cyclocross

September 25, 2013
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The Road to Cyclocross

Yesterday we posted about a road cyclist moving into the world on cyclocross, but we wanted to provide further information and tips on this subject.  We feel it’s on the minds of so many of you out there, and the more information you receive the better. Our friend Karen Lynn from Sip, Clip, and Go...
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A Road Cyclist Enters the World of Cross Bike

September 24, 2013
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A Road Cyclist Enters the World of Cross Bike

Over the past few years, cyclocross has continued to grow in popularity and this type of cycling has definitely grabbed my attention.  But until now, it has always just been something that interests me. All over the world, there are road cyclists making the move to cross bikes (aka cx or cyclocross).  Some get...
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How is Your Cycling Posture?

September 18, 2013
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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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From Drought to Downpour

July 31, 2013
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From Drought to Downpour

I lived in Austin Texas for two years and only got caught cycling in the rain a few times.  I’ve been living on the Caribbean island of Grenada for 8 months and have been out riding in a downpour several times already. Talk about totally going from drought to downpour. During the time we lived...
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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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