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2014 #CyclingWorldCup

June 12, 2014
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2014 #CyclingWorldCup

Four years ago, I came up with the idea of having people tweet out #CyclingWorldCup if their day included more cycling time than World Cup watching.  Well, the FIFA World Cup 2014 kicks off today from Brazil and I’d like to do it once again. There’s no debate that Football (Soccer) is the number...
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Goodfluence Bicycle Tour – Week 1

June 10, 2014
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Goodfluence Bicycle Tour – Week 1

Our good friend, Rob Greenfield continues his ride across the United States in an effort to promote goodness.  He’s calling it the Goodfluence Tour, and with his infectious attitude of ultimate friendliness, he will be encouraging people to do more good for the earth, their community, and themselves. Why is it called “Goodfluence”?  Well,...
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Goodfluence Bicycle Tour Across America

May 31, 2014
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Goodfluence Bicycle Tour Across America

You all remember my Do Good bicycle friend, Rob Greenfield, right?  Rob’s the awesomely crazy one who cycled across the US last summer to promote sustainability.  It was one incredible journey and he captured a lot of attention along the way. Here’s a brief summary of how minimal he was during his 4,700 mile...
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Bike Freedom

May 30, 2014
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Bike Freedom

Everything about a bike says freedom. As a kid, riding a bike was the first time I spread my wings and left the front of my house, ventured off my block, and explored my neighborhood. Those joyful feelings I experienced back then are still with me decades later every time I ride. Last Thursday I...
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A Cyclists First Time Doing the Boulder Boulder 10K

May 29, 2014
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A Cyclists First Time Doing the Boulder Boulder 10K

Have you ever sat back and thought about your firsts? At the time they occurred they were game changers weren’t they? Remember the first time you rode a bicycle without any help or training wheels, or how about your first kiss, the first time you fell in love, the first time your heart was...
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8 Things to do When You have Sore Cycling Muscles

May 29, 2014
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8 Things to do When You have Sore Cycling Muscles

So, you have overdone it on the bike, and all you can do now is lay around and tend to your sore muscles.  Well, that is not necessarily a completely bad thing.  We have compiled eight things you can do when you have sore cycling muscles. 1. Get a Massage Wellness is not for sissies...
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Life at 55

May 23, 2014
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Life at 55

This was my office today. Not much more needs to be said. #happygirl  
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Giro: Ireland Photos

May 16, 2014
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Giro: Ireland Photos

How are you enjoying the Giro so far?  With the start happening in Ireland this year, it’s made for a very monumental edition….especially if you live in Ireland. Our Irish friend, Ian Redmond has been waiting for the Giro all year and was definitely there to catch the action.  Here’s a few photos from...
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#weridetogether: CycloFemme Chicago

May 16, 2014
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#weridetogether: CycloFemme Chicago

I awoke early last Sunday to check the weather. It was to be a perfect day — in more ways than one. Sunday marked the second time I planned a CycloFemme ride for Chicago, and I was looking forward to it. After the weather, I checked Twitter. What I found was extraordinary. Women around the...
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Shit Cycling Climbers Say

May 13, 2014
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Shit Cycling Climbers Say

It’s been about a year and a half since the “Shit Cyclists Say” video went viral and spurned a bunch of similar type posts.  My buddy, Ryan van Duzer was the star of the original video (which has had well over a million views) and it’s still the best of the bunch. It’s been long...
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Do you see the cow too?

May 9, 2014
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Do you see the cow too?

It’s never good news when awakened by a phone call at midnight. One of my oldest and dearest friends passed away on Sunday night. I never went back to sleep. I felt physically and emotionally exhausted on Monday morning. There were people to call and meetings to cancel. There were plans to be made. I...
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Loving the BITE: Ultimate Joint Health Smoothie

May 8, 2014
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Loving the BITE: Ultimate Joint Health Smoothie

I’ve definitely been on a joint-health-kick lately. It’s been all ginger and cherries here at Loving the Bite Joint Health Headquarters. And this week, it’s pineapple and bromelain. Joint health has been on my mind for good reason.  We’ve discussed how cyclists can put their knees through almost 5000 flexions and extensions every hour.  And that’s just...
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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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