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Some Little Known Tour de France Statistics

August 18, 2014
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Some Little Known Tour de France Statistics

This year’s Tour de France is long gone, and by now many of us have forgotten about all the superstars who bowed out in the early stages.  Yeah, it was definitely another TdF that many will remember for a long time to come. Whether it’s the amount of big name riders who crashed out,...
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The School Run — Preparing Your Child To Cycle To School (and Get Fit!)

August 16, 2014
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The School Run — Preparing Your Child To Cycle To School (and Get Fit!)

Childhood obesity has more than doubled in the past 30 years, and in 2012 more than one third of children were overweight in the States. This is a staggering statistic for any parent to hear. It’s going to take time, but it’s not impossible to turn such numbers around on a household level. The...
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Long Bike Back

August 15, 2014
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Long Bike Back

Over a year ago, I posted about the journey of two guys cycling across the United States to promote the Share the Road message.  Like all cyclists I know, I’m all for it and will do what I can to help get the word out there. Well, Pearson and Pete have completed their journey...
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Fit, Fun and Fab! – 4 Great Reasons to Try out Mountain-biking in Egypt

August 15, 2014
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Fit, Fun and Fab! – 4 Great Reasons to Try out Mountain-biking in Egypt

Whether you haven’t been on a bike of any sort since you were a kid or fancy yourself as a budding Tour de France champ, a mountain biking holiday is great for fitness, fun and finding out about a new place. Package holidays to Egypt offer a great opportunity for anyone and everyone to...
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Robin Williams: Laughter, Cycling, Depression

August 13, 2014
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Robin Williams: Laughter, Cycling, Depression

I’ll never forget the first time I saw him, February 28, 1978…it was a Tuesday evening, and even for an imaginative ten year-old boy he was bazaar and seemed radically out of place, yet I was mesmerized. When Robin Williams showed up as Mork from Ork on “Happy Days”, I couldn’t get enough. I...
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Goodfluence Bicycle Tour: Dumpster Diving

August 12, 2014
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Goodfluence Bicycle Tour: Dumpster Diving

I know Rob Greenfield well enough to know that he’s not some sort of radical freak…..but by looking at some of the things he does, I’m sure people feel that way about him. He’s pure, he’s world changing, and he’s passionate about creating more good in the world.  If that’s radical, I’m all for...
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Helios: Transform Any Bike into a Smart Bike

August 12, 2014
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Helios: Transform Any Bike into a Smart Bike

I already told you about the cool technology created by Darkside Scientific and Lit Motors, both part of the Apron Project put together by Progressive.  Well, another company in the Apron Project that’s doing great things is Helios….and this time it’s all about bicycles. Helios makes handlebars, and they are the first company to integrate a headlight...
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No Time to Ride

August 12, 2014
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No Time to Ride

While I was home in the US I had lots of lofty goals for riding. I was going to go out on a bunch of my old routes, do a couple of centuries and help out my teammates at some races. I did just about none of these. I was able to get out...
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Strava Attack Part II

August 6, 2014
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Strava Attack Part II

A few weeks ago I talked about setting out on a ride with the mission of taking back a lost KOM on Strava.  Yeah, I’ve recently become a Stravaholic along with several other cyclists. Well, the last time I wasn’t successful in my mission….but this time it’s a different story.  Yesterday I got a...
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Lock Your Nuts: Bike Wheel Theft Solution

August 6, 2014
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Lock Your Nuts: Bike Wheel Theft Solution

A group of students from University of Southern California (USC) have what they feel is the answer to bike wheel theft.  By racking their educated brains and “thinking like a thief”, they created the patent pending Nutlock design to help with the all too familiar problem many cyclists face. Today, the Nutlock crew launches their Kickstarter...
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Goodfluence Bicycle Tour: Week 8

August 5, 2014
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Goodfluence Bicycle Tour: Week 8

“Ghandi on a bicycle” continues to roll along the United States.  Some people may laugh at my claim, but I have a very good feeling that one day we’ll look upon Rob Greenfield like we do other amazing human beings who walked the earth and changed things for the better. Here’s a few words...
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Female RAAM: Ultra-Endurance Cycling

August 1, 2014
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Female RAAM: Ultra-Endurance Cycling

Ultra-endurance is defined by any sports event that exceeds a particular duration of time. For cyclists, participants who embark on a race surpassing 100 miles are considered ultra-endurance athletes. These individuals are characterized by their ability to sustain a higher absolute speed for any given distance than other competitors. Ultra-endurance events require an abundance...
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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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