Loving the BITE: Delicious Orange Curd & Yogurt for Training Recovery

24
Sep
2015
Loving the BITE: Delicious Orange Curd  & Yogurt for Training Recovery

Curd. Not the most appetizing word in the world, but one of my favorite, most appetizing treats and fuels. Just thinking about the tangy sweet deliciousness of orange or lemon curd makes me smile. But just for a moment since it’s tough to smile while simultaneously devouring some curd. This week, let’s take the...
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Nothing But the Best — A Guide to Mexico’s Finest Destination

23
Sep
2015
Nothing But the Best — A Guide to Mexico’s Finest Destination

Planning a holiday to Mexico is as challenging as it is exciting. There are so many great places to visit, so you can consider yourself truly blessed with choice. Here’s a guide to some of the best places in this beautiful country that sits between the US and Central America. Oh, and it can...
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The Bike is Always Greener…..

22
Sep
2015
The Bike is Always Greener…..

…..on the other side of the road. Yes, this is a play on one of the most famous proverbs in the World….please don’t judge me for the cheesy beginning to this post. Although we all might not fall victim to it, many of us have the tendency to look enviously at the lives of those...
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Spinlister: Renting a Road Bike on Vacation

18
Sep
2015
Spinlister: Renting a Road Bike on Vacation

Going on vacation is great….but for me, I still feel the need to get some road bike miles in while I’m away.  Bringing your bike with you is great for so many reasons, but it can also be a huge cost and major pain.  Yeah, pretty much every airline I know charges at least...
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Loving the BITE: Will Ride for Lemon Cookies

17
Sep
2015
Loving the BITE: Will Ride for Lemon Cookies

I cried when my kids headed by to school a few weeks ago, but not for reasons you may think. This summer I was spoiled, I’ll admit it. My 8 year old became the household pastry chef, making a new batch of homemade cookies weekly (no, no, he didn’t use the oven, but he learned...
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Cycling Clothing For the Love of the Bicycle

15
Sep
2015
Cycling Clothing For the Love of the Bicycle

My favorite line of cycling clothing is Viva la Bicicleta.  No question.  I love their style, I love their mission, and I love their forward way of thinking.  Best of all, it’s a small little company…..the kind I like to support the most. Viva la Bicicleta Philosophy: Get everyone out on a bike and...
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Loving the BITE: Sausage and Apples for a Quick Delicious Autumn Dinner

10
Sep
2015
Loving the BITE: Sausage and Apples for a Quick Delicious Autumn Dinner

Nothing quite says Autumn to me like riding through fallen leaves and dinners with ingredients like apples and squash. And, as the daylight and days get shorter, I’m always looking for quick, delicious, warm meals. This week, we’ll cut to the chase with an easy and tasty Autumn dinner. It will include some nutrition powerhouse ingredients...
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Relax, Refresh, Recharge: Summer Moak is Ready for the Offseason

08
Sep
2015
Relax, Refresh, Recharge: Summer Moak is Ready for the Offseason

2 National titles, 3 National Records, and a trip to the emergency room (luckily only suffered some road rash) = another very successful 2015 racing season! But all good things must come to an end, which can only mean one thing……………………it’s the OFF-SEASON!!! The previous 2 years I’ve raced Cyclocross during the off-season and...
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Loving the BITE: Fuel Right with a Side of Cycling Community Generosity

03
Sep
2015
Loving the BITE: Fuel Right with a Side of Cycling Community Generosity

It’s with a heavy heart that I write this week’s Loving the Bite. A car-bike accident has recently claimed the life of another cyclist. A dad. A husband. A life. This time, it happened on Lookout Mountain Road in Golden, CO, a wonderfully fun road route that I ride frequently. Every crash like this is extremely...
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A Cycling Guide to Cuba

01
Sep
2015
A Cycling Guide to Cuba

The tides are changing on this beautiful Caribbean Island with economic reforms and travel restrictions lifted. If you’re a cycling enthusiast, there’s never been a better time to visit Cuba. To enjoy this scenic paradise, you’ll want to book that holiday soon before the crowds show up. The roads of Cuba remain a cycling...
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Reckless Cycling

31
Aug
2015
Reckless Cycling

I’m in no way trying to promote reckless cycling in any way, but I wanted to get a feel for how all of you label your riding.  Are you conservative, reckless, adventurous, scared?  What kind of adjective would you use for yourself? I sat down for a minute to think of what word first...
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Berlin City Breaks by Bike

28
Aug
2015
Berlin City Breaks by Bike

Berlin is the kind of city where you will find something surprising around every corner: from peaceful green spaces to important historical landmarks to cool-kid haunts. The best way to see the most that Berlin has to offer is by hiring out a bike and cycling around the city! As every seven in ten...
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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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