September 17, 2010

Some say that change is one of the most difficult and stressful things that a person can go through.  My Family and I have definitely had our share of major changes in the past….and here we are going through it again.  I think it takes a certain kind of person to actually bring these...
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Clive Chapman: How Just One Year and a Bike, Saved His Life

June 30, 2010
Clive Chapman: How Just One Year and a Bike, Saved His Life

Hi everyone, my name is Clive Chapman from Birmingham, England. This is the story of me and my bike, and how it helped me get my life back. 12 months ago I was a 45 year old married bloke with 2 kids, who stopped riding his bike 10 years previously. That’s an approximate figure...
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Super Dad’s….and Families

June 18, 2010

With Father’s Day just a couple of days away, I wanted to post about the Super Dads out there.  You know, the ones who successfully juggle being a role model to their kids, a caring and compassionate family member, hard worker, playful, inspiring, leader….and the list goes on and on.  All that, and of...
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What Propels You?

March 26, 2010

Hello cycling world, this is my first (of hopefully many regular) posts. I’m new to this community and I didn’t realize how many bike lovers there are in the world and the connection that exists between everyone. My eyes are open and I’m impressed. Why? I never realized or thought about the passion that...
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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.


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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