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Should You Get Prescription Sunglasses for Cycling?

June 19, 2013
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Should You Get Prescription Sunglasses for Cycling?

Our friend Bob reviews a set of prescription sunglasses from ADS Sports Eyewear…a company who supplies online prescriptions sunglasses for cyclists and other athletes. Prescription Sunglasses for Cycling by Bob Avery As a near-sited cyclist, I’ve been looking for a good pair of cycling shades that can house my prescription, provide maximum coverage and...
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Riding a Trainer in Paradise?

January 25, 2013
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Riding a Trainer in Paradise?

When you live on the tropical Caribbean island of Grenada, why would you ever want to ride inside on a trainer?  Well, if you’re me….you don’t. I’ve written many times before how I just can’t get into riding my bike indoors on a trainer.  I guess that’s a major reason why I’ve done what...
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Betty Designs: Kits For More Than Just Pretty Girls and Triathletes

December 19, 2012
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Betty Designs: Kits For More Than Just Pretty Girls and Triathletes

Talk about being impressed by the service of a company…what Betty Designs went through to get me one of their kits is downright incredible. Before getting into the story of how this complementary Graffiti bib short and jersey came to me, let’s talk a little about what this kick butt sports clothing company is...
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Locking Your Bicycle 101

December 12, 2012
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Locking Your Bicycle 101

You’d think that selecting a lock and using it to keep your bike safe would be a fairly basic thing, but there’s a lot more to it.  The crew over at Kryptonite are taking it upon themselves to make sure that cyclists make informed decisions with their bike security, and we’re here to help...
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Lighting It Up

November 28, 2012
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Lighting It Up

You’ve never seen me review bicycle lights here before, and that’s because I don’t ride at dusk, dawn, or in the dark…..until now. When we were living in Austin (and in Canada prior to that), I was able to ride pretty much when I wanted to and always had tons of sunlight shining on...
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Posted in Bicycle Commuting, Cycling Tips and Information, Product Reviews, Uncategorized | 19 Comments »

The Sufferfest: The Wretched Review

November 27, 2012
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The Sufferfest: The Wretched Review

There comes a time in every cyclists’ season when the gluttony of an extra spoon of sugar in the coffee or a cheeky pain au chocolat or three over the winter catches up with them and something snaps. When that happens and the balance of treacle sponge versus training regime swings towards the more...
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Top 4 Items for a Winter Bike Commute

November 9, 2012
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Top 4 Items for a Winter Bike Commute

It is pretty easy to get up in the morning, grab a cup-a-joe and hop on the bike to ride to work…when it’s warm out.  However, cold weather presents an entirely new group of challenges.  It seems like the colder it gets, the harder it is for me to just get out of bed,...
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Who Needs Socks?

November 7, 2012
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Who Needs Socks?

We’ve got a pile of cycling socks to give away from the guys over at Darn Tough Vermont, and would like to tell you a little about them as well. There’s no shortage of bike sock companies out there, but when I came across Darn Tough at Interbike I was impressed by the company and...
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Making a Connection With Your Gels

October 31, 2012
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Making a Connection With Your Gels

I’m not saying that cyclists need to take energy gels or bloks, but if you’re going to take them I do feel that you need to use the ones that work best with your body. As I’ve said many times before, I don’t promote a product just because they support this website or pay...
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Loving the BITE: Protein Bars Exposed

October 11, 2012
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Loving the BITE: Protein Bars Exposed

Sure, a “protein bar” can be a good option for recovery after a hard ride, but do they make for good snacks?  As more and more athletes opt for protein bars and energy bars as part of their everyday food choices, it’s important to determine which, if any, works as a healthy snack.  You...
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Brooklyn Cruiser: A True Connection is Made

October 3, 2012
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Brooklyn Cruiser: A True Connection is Made

Style, comfort, design, and quality are all important aspects of a bicycle….but for me there is one more element that goes into making the ideal brand.  Getting to know the people behind the company and finding out more about their passion, beliefs, and personality is something we don’t get a chance to do with...
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Random Samplings: Interbike Edition

September 28, 2012
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Random Samplings: Interbike Edition

Every so often we seem to have a pile of cycling related products that need a little review posted about them, and it’s that time once again.  I already had a few things to mention, but following Interbike there are now a few more.  So it’s time for Random Samplings, once again. Topeak Pumps...
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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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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.

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