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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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Locking Up the Whole Family

September 7, 2012
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Locking Up the Whole Family

I’m so proud to be part of a riding Family, and thanks to the cool cats over at Kryptonite Locks we can now be ultra protected when locking up our bikes. When me and my Family head out on our bikes there are four of us riding and also the Chariot trailer that I...
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Win Brite Buds: The World’s First Reflective Earphones

September 5, 2012
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Win Brite Buds: The World’s First Reflective Earphones

We’ve talked about the earphone products from Far End Gear a couple of times in the past, and today we’re talking about their brand new product called Brite Buds and how you can win some for yourself. The Far End Gear company provides earphone based products for outdoor enthusiasts like us.  Seeing as it’s...
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Our Reveal the Path Screening

August 29, 2012
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Our <em>Reveal the Path</em> Screening

As you already know, I love the film “Reveal the Path” and provided a full review of the Austin premier when I attended it in June.  The DVD’s are now available for purchase so anyone who wasn’t able to see it in theatres can experience all the goodness this film has to offer….in the...
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BikeWrappers: Reflective and Removable System For Your Bike

August 28, 2012
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BikeWrappers: Reflective and Removable System For Your Bike

The BikeWrappers reflective system is neat alternative to making your bike more visible for night rides and commuting.  Brent Thomas has been an avid cyclist for years and in an effort to keep himself and other riders safe, he created BikeWrappers.  He’s also giving a couple sets away, so check the bottom of this...
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Bicycle Iron Case For Airline (and Vehicle) Transportation

August 22, 2012
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Bicycle Iron Case For Airline (and Vehicle) Transportation

There are countless articles and videos telling you how to pack up your bike, and which bike cases are best for transportation…but I’d like to go over a few of the more subtle details. The good folks at Tricosports recently sent me an Iron Case to use for my bike traveling needs.  It came...
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Revisiting Our Product Reviews

August 17, 2012
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Revisiting Our Product Reviews

Pretty much every product review we’ve done has went up on the site after only trying the item out very briefly….so I’m back again to revisit some of these reviews and provide my feedback now that I’ve been able to give them a more thorough trial. Shot Roks – Review Done on May 28,...
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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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