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Downhill MTB Tips From The Athertons

March 23, 2017
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Downhill MTB Tips From The Athertons

If there are two names everybody’s heard of on the downhill mountain biking scene, it’s Gee and Rachel Atherton, the brother and sister combo who’ve been shredding down Fort William and at competitions all over the world for more than a decade. They know a thing or two about going fast downhill. Here are...
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What Really Matters When Choosing a Bike

March 17, 2017
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What Really Matters When Choosing a Bike

Image Source All cyclists will know that one of the more exciting elements of the whole lifestyle is being able to buy a new bike. When it comes time to do that, it can be a real thrill. There is a certain joy that comes from being able to buy a new bike which...
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7 Essential Ways to Become a Better Cyclist

March 2, 2017
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7 Essential Ways to Become a Better Cyclist

If you’re committed to becoming the best cyclist you can be, you’re in this for the long haul—literally and figuratively. Cycling requires a tremendous amount of physical fitness, but it also requires dedication, focus, and perseverance. Improving your cycling is a process; you build up to it, setting realistic goals along the way and...
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Important Things To Do Before You Hit the Road

March 1, 2017
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Important Things To Do Before You Hit the Road

Cycling is one of the best ways to get fit. After all, you are working all your muscles while you are biking. And you get to enjoy magnificent surroundings and the fresh air while you cycle. But you need to make sure you are prepared before you do head out on the road. After...
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Learning to Like the Trainer

February 10, 2017
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Learning to Like the Trainer

You noticed I said like there…..definitely not love. This has been my first cycling off season in six year as I’ve been always living somewhere with great weather all year long.  But now I’m living in the beautiful and incredible, Comox Valley…..but winter exists here. Most years, there really isn’t much of a real...
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Benefits of cycling for the elderly: Cycle your way to health

December 22, 2016
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Benefits of cycling for the elderly: Cycle your way to health

Source: drprem.com Staying active in old age is important and so many turn to low-impact exercises such as walking or light jogging. But what about cycling? A column written by M.D. Michael Yaremchuk sparked a few controversies. Yaremchuk claimed cycling is not a physical activity one should recommend to seniors because he recently had...
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The Right Torque Wrench for your Bike

December 15, 2016
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The Right Torque Wrench for your Bike

A torque wrench is an important tool for the manufacturer and the mechanics. Whether you are repairing a car, motor cycle, bicycle or any other thing you definitely require to fasten the screws and nuts. It is not always a matter of fastening screws and nut but specifying if they should be tight or...
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Yes, Even Cyclists Need Hair And Skin Care

December 6, 2016
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Yes, Even Cyclists Need Hair And Skin Care

Cycling and hair and skin problems are a topic seldom discussed. This is not because things like wind burn, wearing a helmet for long hours in high humidity, and getting an abrasion after a fall don’t affect hair and skin health, but because it’s considered sissy stuff. In fact, even women who bike don’t...
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Great Strength Training Tips for Women

October 11, 2016
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Great Strength Training Tips for Women

For most women, maintain a great physical appearance is a top priority and something they are willing to go to great lengths to achieve. There are a number of different ways to get a great physical appearance is by taking the time to work out. Among the best ways to start getting the muscle...
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Clever Ideas For Improving Your Average Cycling Speed

October 6, 2016
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Clever Ideas For Improving Your Average Cycling Speed

One thing most cyclists should always strive for is a faster speed. It’s not just to boost the ego, though. The quicker your average pace, the more competent you are as a cyclist. There’s a good balance of strength and technique involved when you are looking at developing a faster speed. So, if you...
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Food on the Go….on and off the Bike

June 8, 2016
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Food on the Go….on and off the Bike

For as long as I can remember, my typical lunch has been a protein bar or shake.  Yeah, some people say that is not real food and shouldn’t be ingested as a daily meal, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. The benefits to me are that it’s quick, nutritious, and I don’t...
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My First Time With Helmet Hair

May 25, 2016
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My First Time With Helmet Hair

Yes, it’s true…..for the first time in like forever, I have hair.  I’ve been shaving my head for so long that most people I know didn’t even realize I could even grow hair.  But for the past couple months I’ve been letting it grow, and I’m now faced with the issue of helmet hair....
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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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