More Than Just Young At Heart


First of all, I would like to send out a huge thank you to the people who willingly let me put their photos up on our website so that people could take shots at how old they think they are.  To look back at the details of the contest and see the actual ages revealed, please check out “How Old Are These Cyclists” Doing that takes a person who is very comfortable in their own skin, and I really appreciate you helping us out.

And the winner is……Congratulations to Alex Mathews (aka @asmathews) for having the closest overall guess on the ages.  He was +/- within 19 of the total combined ages.  Well done.  Honorable mention must go out to Kendall Hill (@velofreak) from Confessions of a Bike Junkie for doing some great research in discovering the actual age for our bonus question, and having a very close +/- second place score.

It was nice to see all the guesses come in as well as the very accurate comments that were made.  Those of you who stated that age is just a number and that what matters most is how you feel….totally hit it right. I’m not one for labels, and the labeling of age is no different.  Yeah, I’m 41 but inside I absolutely know that I am so much younger.  I’m pretty darn sure the same applies to those people who were a part of the contest, and you readers as well.

But does cycling have any part in keeping us feeling and looking young?  I don’t have actual statistics, but I would give that one a definite YES.  Maybe it’s the fact that bicycles and kids go together so well.  Maybe it’s the exercise and self-powered transportation.  Maybe it’s a combination of these and a whole lot more.  It’s all in the attitude, baby….and the disposition that being on a bike gives us has just got to contribute to the fact that so many cyclist look so young.

What do you think?  What is it about cycling that keeps you looking and feeling young?

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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.


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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