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5 Reasons Spin Classes Will Help You Beat the Winter Cycling Blues

November 14, 2014
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5 Reasons Spin Classes Will Help You Beat the Winter Cycling Blues

Winter can be a miserable time for fans of the outdoors, especially avid cyclists. Many will persevere and ride through wind, hail, dark and bitter temperatures but others put cycling on hold until the weather and light improves. Spinning classes can help you keep up your cycling passion all year long and provide some...
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The Rise of City Bike Schemes

November 7, 2014
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The Rise of City Bike Schemes

The Rise Of City Bike Schemes Urban bike sharing schemes aren’t a new concept. In fact, they’ve been operating in certain parts of the world for decades. As far back as 1968, a project like this was launched on the streets of Amsterdam. Meanwhile, Copenhagen introduced such a cycling initiative in 1995. However, this...
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Cyclist: a Vehicle or Pedestrian?

October 31, 2014
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Cyclist: a Vehicle or Pedestrian?

It may sound like an odd question, but do you think non-cyclists think of us as a vehicle or pedestrian when we’re on our bikes? I never thought of it coming to these two options before moving to Grenada….a place where cyclists are totally thought of as a pedestrian.  A what?  How can you...
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Choosing the Right Cycling Kit for Winter

October 25, 2014
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Choosing the Right Cycling Kit for Winter

You can’t beat the feeling of a glorious summer ride, but the same pleasure is still there to be had in winter as long as you’ve got the right kit – there’s no such thing as bad weather, only the wrong clothing! Set yourself up to really enjoy your winter rides with these tips...
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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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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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