Guest Post

Off the Grid Bicycle Tour: Day 53

June 14, 2013
By
Off the Grid Bicycle Tour: Day 53

My Off the Grid cycling tour buddy, Rob continues his journey to promote sustainability.  Here’s his journal entry from Day 53 that includes wise words and an update on his ride. “Every day we choose, whether we realize it or not, to be a part of the solution or to be a part of...
Read more »

Tags: , ,
Posted in Guest Post | 3 Comments »

Broken Bones Garage: Cycling After Rest Week

June 14, 2013
By

Last month we introduced a new deal on the site called Cycling Tips from Broken Bones.  Yeah, kind of a messed up title….but if you checked it out you would have seen that these are a series of tips from Josh at Broken Bones Bicycles. He’s a cool guy and shares his cycling wisdom...
Read more »

Tags: ,
Posted in Cycling Tips and Information, Guest Post | 2 Comments »

Dealing With a Job Change as a Bicycle Commuter

June 7, 2013
By
Dealing With a Job Change as a Bicycle Commuter

A job change can definitely shake up your world, but it could also be what enables you to become a bicycle commuter.  Last July, one of my online friends switched jobs and in doing so the distance to work went from being 3 miles to 11.5.  Here’s the story of how this job change, and becoming...
Read more »

Tags: ,
Posted in Bicycle Commuting, Guest Post | 4 Comments »

Best Cycling Tracks in Australia

June 1, 2013
By
Best Cycling Tracks in Australia

I don’t know about you, but I’ve always wanted to go cycling in Australia.  I haven’t been able to make it over there just yet, but to keep me dreaming we’re putting up this post by Jenna Boister.  Have a look at the top cycling spots in Australia according to Jenna. Best Cycling Tracks...
Read more »

Tags: ,
Posted in Guest Post | 6 Comments »

Top 3 Cycling Itineraries for Montreal

May 31, 2013
By
Top 3 Cycling Itineraries for Montreal

A few weeks ago we put up an article that laid down the best bike paths in Quebec City.  We’re focusing on French Canada once again and this time giving you the top 3 cycling itineraries for Montreal.  Thanks to Caroline Simpson for providing this valuable information to any of you traveling to Canada...
Read more »

Tags: , ,
Posted in Guest Post | 5 Comments »

Tulsa Tough Cycling Race and Grand Fondo

May 30, 2013
By
Tulsa Tough Cycling Race and Grand Fondo

I’m all about helping and supporting the cycling community any way I can…so when the crew from Tulsa Tough asked about promoting their event through our site….we said we’d spread the word.  We have a lot of followers from the Austin area (man, have I mentioned how much I miss that place?)…so check out the...
Read more »

Tags: ,
Posted in Guest Post | 5 Comments »

Off the Grid Bicycle Tour Update: Day 39

May 29, 2013
By
Off the Grid Bicycle Tour Update: Day 39

It’s time again to check up on my buddy Rob Greenfield who’s currently riding across the United States….Off the Grid.  He’s doing this in an effort to promote sustainability and I must say he is one awesome dude doing awesome things for this world of ours. Off the Grid Update: Day 39 by Rob Greenfield...
Read more »

Tags: ,
Posted in Guest Post | 2 Comments »

Bike Adventure Film to Promote Road Sharing

May 28, 2013
By
Bike Adventure Film to Promote Road Sharing

It’s hard to keep up with all the people launching fantastic bicycle projects out there, but every so often we like to highlight them when we can.  This time around it’s a bicycle awareness video by a guy named Pearson Constantino, and he’s hoping that his crowdfunding campaign can help him launch.  Their campaign...
Read more »

Tags: ,
Posted in Guest Post | 1 Comment »

Off the Grid Bicycle Tour Update: Day 26

May 17, 2013
By
Off the Grid Bicycle Tour Update: Day 26

Here’s another update from my new cycling friend Rob Greenfield who is currently cycling across the United States….totally off the grid.  He’s impressed and amazed me over the past week of knowing him, and I just had to post his Day 26 journal entry seeing as he mentions me in the post. Off the...
Read more »

Tags: , ,
Posted in Guest Post, Uncategorized | 6 Comments »

Cycling Tips from Broken Bones

May 17, 2013
By
Cycling Tips from Broken Bones

Last year at Interbike, I picked a company called Broken Bones as my favorite of the show.  It wasn’t because they had the best technology or had the best bike, but because of the very cool attitude they were bringing to the cycling industry. I  like to call myself a rule-breaker, and I’m definitely...
Read more »

Tags:
Posted in Cycling Tips and Information, Guest Post, Video Blog | 1 Comment »

The Jamaica Reggae Ride: Experiencing Jamaica by Bike

May 15, 2013
By
The Jamaica Reggae Ride: Experiencing Jamaica by Bike

Royston from Knights of Mo’ Bay Cycling Apparel recently completed a ride across Jamaica, and is here to share the experience with us.  Have a read and find out what it’s like to see Jamaica by bike. The Jamaica Reggae Ride by Royston C Let’s get a couple of facts out of the way. The roads from...
Read more »

Tags: , ,
Posted in Guest Post | 4 Comments »

Off the Grid Update

May 14, 2013
By
Off the Grid Update

Yesterday we posted an article about Rob Greenfield and his bicycle journey currently taking place across the United States.  The cool thing about this mission is that he’s doing it totally off the grid. I’ve personally been so impressed by what Rob is doing and what he stands for that I wanted to follow...
Read more »

Tags: , ,
Posted in Guest Post, Uncategorized | 4 Comments »

Sponsors

Featured on these top sites

Blog Partners

Cycling 360 Podcast

Causes

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.

Sports Drink Homebrew

Please send us your questions for our Expert Sports Nutritionist, Kelli Jennings to “Ask the Sports Nutritionist“. Kelli Jennings is a Registered Dietitian with a passion for healthy eating, wellness, & sports nutrition. For more information go to www.apexnutritionllc.com.

Nutrition Tips