Female RAAM: Ultra-Endurance Cycling

01
Aug
2014
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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Will This New Vehicle Be Good News For Cyclists?

31
Jul
2014
Will This New Vehicle Be Good News For Cyclists?

Would you believe that I’m actually excited about a new type of vehicle making its way to the road?  Well, that is if Lit Motors achieves their main goal. Lit Motors Corporation is another one of the companies I found out about through Progressive’s Apron Project.   These guys want to transform the way we think of...
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Loving the BITE: Oatmeal Cookie Fuel

31
Jul
2014
Loving the BITE: Oatmeal Cookie Fuel

A client recently asked me what I thought about using Oatmeal Cookies for fuel. It happened to be a food he loved, a food he’d look forward to mile after mile, and one he could easily make ahead of time.  It also happened to be a great idea. Unlike most cookies, oatmeal cookies are...
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Who Bet on Vincenzo Nibali to Win the Tour de France?

30
Jul
2014
Who Bet on Vincenzo Nibali to Win the Tour de France?

Vincenzo Nibali Wins 101st Tour de France by Rio Sinclair Nibali took the lead early in this edition of the Tour de France and for 18 consecutive days, nobody got even close of overtaking him. He showed extreme resilience throughout the most difficult stages of the competition and with three rounds left in the...
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The Smell of a Grenada Ride

30
Jul
2014
The Smell of a Grenada Ride

I just got home from my ride, and felt the need to write about the smells I took in today.  Yeah, you heard me right….Smells.  I don’t seem to ever recall a ride where I noticed smells like I did today.  Sure there are times where I’m behind a garbage truck or going past...
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Loving the Bike TV: Envision Where You’re Going

30
Jul
2014

For this week’s episode, I’m leaning towards “loving life ON the bike”.  Most weeks I talk about how little things in life off the bike can help you live happier and chase your dreams.  Well, even though this week’s message focuses on the bike….the same idea can be used in all areas of your...
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Goodfluence Bicycle Tour – Week 7

29
Jul
2014
Goodfluence Bicycle Tour – Week 7

Rob Greenfield continues his ride across the United States, and is now spreading his goodness along the Northern part of the country.  After flying from Louisiana to Minnesota, he’s now continuing his cross country bike ride called the “Goodfluence Bicycle Tour“. So what’s with the name?  Well, Rob’s not just a cyclist and all...
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On Every Ride

29
Jul
2014
On Every Ride

Somethings not right. Is my seatpost slipping? I look down, see the tape marking the usual spot, and determine no, it’s not. Is my seat moving backwards? I stand out of the saddle and wiggle the seat a bit. Nope, it’s fine. Are my shoes loose? I tighten them another click, just to make...
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Enjoy the Competition. Enjoy Your Ride

28
Jul
2014
Enjoy the Competition.  Enjoy Your Ride

Before moving to the Caribbean, one thought that ran through my mind was the idea of possibly learning a new sport or activity that would suit me perfectly.  I was of the belief that maybe there was a sport out there that would come naturally to me.  A sport that wasn’t even offered in North...
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Loving the BITE: Injury Recovery Super Smoothie

24
Jul
2014
Loving the BITE: Injury Recovery Super Smoothie

After witnessing injury upon injury during the Tour de France, I’ve decided to up the ante on the Ultimate Joint Health Smoothie.  We can do better.  We can make it heal. The new and improved Injury Recovery Super Smoothie. Specific foods can proactively nourish our joints, skin, tissue, and muscles.  What’s more, they can help them heal when...
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Loving the Bike TV: Get FIT. Love LIFE

23
Jul
2014

You just have to see the backdrop used for this edition of Loving the Bike TV.  Grenada is not a very big place, and it’s so awesome to see all these people “shaping up for Carnival”.  There has been like 200 people out there every day for the past week.  I Love It. Watch...
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Goodfluence Bicycle Tour – Back on the Road

22
Jul
2014
Goodfluence Bicycle Tour – Back on the Road

After taking 10 days off to be part of a reality survival show in the bayous, Rob is back on the bike and is ready to start pedaling again.  But, in order to Goodfluence as many people as possible on this tour….he left the deep south yesterday and flew straight up from New Orleans to Minneapolis.  Today he’s...
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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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