Duzer Down

09
Aug
2010
Duzer Down

My internet buddy, Ryan Van Duzer (aka Duzer), takes off tomorrow morning on another incredible cycling adventure.  This time he’ll be pedaling down the west coast, 3,000 miles from Vancouver to Cabo San Lucas.  What’s the occasion this time, you ask?  Well, he lists three fantastic reason for taking the journey: Travel at a...
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Nutrition Tip August 7 2010

07
Aug
2010

Be on the look out for products that include high fructose corn syrup.  Not only is it high in calories, but it doesn’t trigger the body to feel full. Products that use sugar instead of high fructose corn syrup are actually better for this reason….think of that next time you’re sipping a soda.
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Escape From Alcatraz

06
Aug
2010
Escape From Alcatraz

When my good friend, Tyler Robinson, told me he had won an entry to the 2010 Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon, I knew right away that I needed him to provide a guest post about it.  You see, Tyler has an incredible sense of humor in his writing and I had no doubt he would...
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Are You Loving The Foam Roller?

04
Aug
2010
Are You Loving The Foam Roller?

A couple weeks ago we had a post with 4 Good Cycling Stretches.  These are our picks for keeping those cycling legs of yours all loose and performing the way they should.  Following the post, our Loving the Bike pal, @StevieDexter asked if we could suggest some post ride self massage tactics for the...
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Look Who’s Loving the Bike – August

02
Aug
2010
Look Who’s Loving the Bike – August

I Am….. We’ve been running the monthly “Look Who’s Loving the Bike” feature now for six months, but I have yet to give my story as to why I am Loving the Bike.  At the top of each month we feature great cycling stories and memories of why people are loving the bike.  Please...
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Nutrition Tip July 31 2010

31
Jul
2010

Whole Grains Whole grains and whole grain products contain some valuable antioxidants that aren’t found in fruits and vegetables.  They also contain B vitamins as well as Vitamin E, Magnesium, Iron, and Fibre. So how do you get them?  Using whole wheat flour in your recipes is one way.  You can also look for...
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The Fifth Sip

30
Jul
2010
The Fifth Sip

I remember the day very well.  It was just over a year ago, June 23rd 2009.  I was in our bedroom and my wife was lying down on the bed….out of nowhere she says, “Darryl, I’m pregnant”.  My heart immediately sunk…..Child Number 3 was on the way.  We hadn’t planned this, so I was...
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Contest Time: Michelin Sweepstakes

27
Jul
2010
Contest Time: Michelin Sweepstakes

We’re giving away $100 just for entering the Michelin Bicycle, Mountain Bike Contest And the winner is: Hi, Amanda here. So, I had a really tough time choosing a winner.  I had fun reading all the posts, and I want everyone to win!! Ultimately, I had to pick just one winner.  Since I’m such...
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Life In The Big Ring

26
Jul
2010
Life In The Big Ring

If you would have asked me at the beginning of this riding season to explain the type of cyclist I am, I would have said I’m a spinner who spends quite a bit of time in the small ring.  In fact, that is exactly what I told Victor from Bicycle Lab when he did...
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Nutrition Tip July 24 2010

24
Jul
2010

Agave Nectar and Stevia There are a lot of great ways to sweeten things up, and two that I’d like to mention are Agave Nectar and Stevia. Agave is often advertised as a safe and nutritious alternative that can be consumed by anyone, especially diabetics, without the potential side-effects suffered from consuming sugar cane,...
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TdF Friday

23
Jul
2010
TdF Friday

Two more days until the riders reach Paris and the Champs-Élysées.  Tomorrow’s time trial could very well determine who will wear the yellow jersey, and I’m really hoping it is Schleck and not Contador….but it’s kind of a long shot.  Here is my recap of this last week of racing and I look forward...
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Daily Nutrition vs Training Nutrition

23
Jul
2010
Daily Nutrition vs Training Nutrition

We are very honored to have Kelli Jennings, registered dietitian (RD) guest posting today.  I wish I had even half the nutrition knowledge she has.  Kelli’s post contains valuable information that all cyclists and athletes should be aware of. Like many athletes, you may have found yourself reading the ingredients of your favorite sports drink...
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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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