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Cycling Gear: Does Brand Matter?

October 21, 2014
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Cycling Gear: Does Brand Matter?

It doesn’t matter what product you’re buying, there’s almost always a range of brands to choose from, going from budget to high-end. With some products, it’s incredibly important to stick with the trusted brands, and with others it’s barely more than a name. The question is: does it make a difference when you’re buying...
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Loving the (Children’s) Bike

October 18, 2014
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Loving the (Children’s) Bike

Cycling is a liberating, fun and challenging sport that we all enjoy. Going out on your new bike as child is one of the first places you learn independence from parents, a sense of being in control of where you’re going and perhaps the first time you push your body to its limits. Why...
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Is Independence a Characteristic of Cyclists?

October 17, 2014
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Is Independence a Characteristic of Cyclists?

Okay, so what do you think about this one….is independence a major personality characteristic of people who love cycling? Over the past few months, I’ve become good friends with a guy named Scott Price.  He’s a former Canadian cycling champion and still very much involved in coaching and other things related to the bike. ...
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How to Prepare your Bike for the Winter Months

October 14, 2014
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How to Prepare your Bike for the Winter Months

Cycling in winter can be a challenge. If the adverse weather conditions of snow, rain and ice aren’t enough to put you off then the bitterly cold air is enough to un-inspire even the most determined of cyclists. The cold weather can also take its toll on the condition of your bike and can...
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Cyclocross as Off-Season Training

October 10, 2014
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Cyclocross as Off-Season Training

Our newest teammate, Summer, drops today’s post about using cyclocross as off-season training.  Find out more about Summer and all her National cycling success in her bio. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ It’s hard to believe that it’s already fall and the road season has officially ended.  After an extremely busy racing season, I went straight to a...
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Amazing Playmobile Mountain Bike Video

October 6, 2014
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If you haven’t already seen this new lego mountain bike video that has gone viral on social media, you absolutely must take a few minutes.  Heck, if you’ve seen it…watch it again and marvel at the brilliancy of the people who put it together. I’ve been trying to find out who actually put it...
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3 Top Cycling Routes in Grenada

October 6, 2014
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3 Top Cycling Routes in Grenada

I’ve talked several times about what it’s like to ride a bike in Grenada, but I’ve never really focused on what routes are best.  So it’s time to tell you all about the top 3 cycling routes here in my Caribbean country. Okay, let me back it up a little bit.  What, you don’t know...
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Cycling Your Community

October 3, 2014
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Cycling Your Community

What are things like cycling in your community?  What I mean is the area you generally find yourself riding in.  Do you feel a part of it, or is it just you and the road in front of you….without anything else really mattering? I know that when I used to ride regularly in North...
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Loving the BITE: 5 Tips for Staying Lean this Winter

October 2, 2014
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Loving the BITE: 5 Tips for Staying Lean this Winter

One of the most frequent questions I receive is “How do I stay lean during the Winter months so I don’t have too lose too many pounds when Spring comes around next year?” I’d love to say it’s easy.  But, the colder weather, Holiday eating, less daylight for training, and a natural tendency for...
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Cycling Injury Infographic

October 1, 2014
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Cycling Injury Infographic

Nobody likes to think about getting hurt….especially on a bike.  But it’s always nice to have some knowledge on what to do should it happen to you or if you come across someone needing help. The folks at St. John’s Ambulance put this infographic together to show you how:
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Hidden Strava Factors

September 26, 2014
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Hidden Strava Factors

With the introduction of Strava, an ongoing virtual race is always right there waiting for you.  Yeah, Stravaholics from around the world can battle it out with other cyclists in their area any day and time they want.  But remember, there are plenty of hidden Strava factors when comparing yourself to others. Just in case you...
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Penang Hill

September 23, 2014
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Penang Hill

Penang Hill is the largest mountain on the island, and at 2,411 feet is nothing to sneeze at. There’s a community at the top with restaurants and various touristy things, and a road that goes all the way up, but only those who live on the mountain are allowed to drive up. This is...
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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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