Make it Happen Monday: The Bike Detox


After having an eating binge out, or big celebration…a Bike Detox is just what you need.  Over the past few months we’ve posted a couple smoothie detox recipes to help you get back on track following a major splurge in the eating department and you can find those right here (Smoothie Detox #1 and Smoothie Detox #2).  But a Bike Detox just might be more to your liking….I know it is for me.

As with most things, I’m a little un-orthodox when it comes to my riding schedule.  Where as most people get in the majority of their miles on the weekend, I almost always ride all week-long so that I can relax and enjoy Family Time all weekend long. Most of the time, that also means a little over-indulging on some oh so tasty food.  More than a time or two I’ll find myself waking up on Monday morning with a bit of a food hangover and in serious need of a good detox….and the bike always comes to my rescue.

I might be feeling sluggish, bloated, or just plain lazy from a weekend of too much eating, but one good hard Monday bike ride and I’m feeling like a Rock star once again.  Those smoothies I mentioned would definitely be an added bonus, but I like to think of the bike as my main detox source.  That Monday detox ride re-ignites my metabolism, clears out the cobwebs in the head, and does so many more things to boost my mental and physical performance.

It’s just one more reason why I’m Loving the Bike and so very thankful for having two wheels on a frame to turn to when I need it most.

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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.


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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