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HIIT – Painful Fad or Incredible Training Trump Card?

May 10, 2013
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HIIT – Painful Fad or Incredible Training Trump Card?

How much do you know about HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) and how it can benefit your cycling?  Well, we’ve got Shane (the bike expert) in today with all the details. HIIT – Painful fad or incredible training trump card? Speed is an elusive quality for racers; we’re all in search of it and...
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Dutch Delight: Cycling in Amsterdam

May 7, 2013
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Dutch Delight: Cycling in Amsterdam

I’ve been enjoying the guest articles we’ve put up lately that talk about cycling in various locations around the world.  This time, we’ve got a great guest post about where I call the world headquarters for cycling….Amsterdam. Cycling in Amsterdam When people go on holiday, they usually return home feeling bloated, worse for wear...
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Asylum Cycles uses Crowd Supply to Launch Bike Company

May 1, 2013
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Asylum Cycles uses Crowd Supply to Launch Bike Company

If you have even the slightest interest in cross bikes, you’ve absolutely got to read this.  Today we’re laying down a guest post from Patrick of Asylum Cycles….and he’s here to tell you all about the cool and unique way this bike company is launching their brand. Oh, and if you help back them...
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Cycling in Switzerland

April 30, 2013
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Cycling in Switzerland

Although a couple of my best friends are from Switzerland, we never have discussed what the cycling is like over there.  But this great little guest post helped introduce me to what riding is like there, and I hope you enjoy it as well Cycling in Switzerland Just a stone’s throw away from capital...
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Let’s Talk Mountain Bikes

April 26, 2013
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It’s another one of our Let’s Talk features, and my good friend Shawn is in to get you talking about mountain bikes. Shawn runs the website, www.texasmountainbiketrails.com and in this video he poses an interesting question to all of you….especially if you’re primarily a road cyclist. Oh, and Shawn just happens to be a...
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The Bambike- An Eco-Friendly Product Using Sustainable Building Practices and Renewable Materials

April 25, 2013
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The Bambike- An Eco-Friendly Product Using Sustainable Building Practices and Renewable Materials

We have a guest writer in today to give his views on the environment, public transport, and the bicycle.  He also talks about how the Bambike is doing it’s part to help our world. The Bambike by Andres P. Ong The problem of global warming is worsening each and every day. Despite sanctions and attempts to...
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The Best Bike Paths in Quebec City

April 22, 2013
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The Best Bike Paths in Quebec City

I am from Canada, but there is a whole lot of that huge country that I have never explored on a bike.  One such area is Quebec City.  Alexandre Duval knows all about the best bicycle paths in that location, and is here to give us the top 5 bike paths in Quebec City. The...
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The 2013 Tour de France: The Biggest Race in Cycling

April 12, 2013
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The 2013 Tour de France: The Biggest Race in Cycling

The 2013 Tour de France is just around the corner, and this guest post from Mark at Ladbrokes provides a first look at who’s favored to win the 100th edition of this grand tour. The Tour de France: the biggest race in cycling It’s one of the most eagerly anticipated events of the sporting calendar and...
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Aaron West is Loving the Hills

March 15, 2013
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Aaron West is Loving the Hills

Thanks to Aaron West for supplying this guest post about his love for climbing hills on the bike.  I hope you all enjoy his story: Loving the Hills by Aaron West As the group huddles together in a circle before heading out on the evening ride, the leader asks everyone where they’d like to...
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Where The Wild Things Ride

March 8, 2013
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Where The Wild Things Ride

My good friend, Shawn from Texas Mountain Bike Trails, is in to tell you about one of the reasons he loves riding a mountain bike.  He shares some great insight and a list of interesting things he’s come across while riding trails.  Enjoy. Where The Wild Things Ride by Shawn McAfee We’re all about...
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How Cycling Saved This Runner

February 27, 2013
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How Cycling Saved This Runner

I’ve always said that the bicycle can help solve all the world’s problems, and I stand by it.  As I wait for the bike to keep working its magic, it’s good to know that cycling helped save a triathlon friend of mine.  Anne Brennan is an Ironman athlete and a fellow blogger….and she’s here...
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Top 5 Tips for Flying Through the Rocks

February 15, 2013
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Top 5 Tips for Flying Through the Rocks

Greg from Singletracks.com is back with more mountain bike tips for you….this time he talks about riding fast through the rocks.  Be sure to check out all the other Mountain Bike tip articles as well. Top 5 Tips for Flying Through the Rocks by Greg Heil When Darryl emailed me the possible topic of...
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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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