Good Weather Turned Bad

12
Apr
2010
Good Weather Turned Bad

Okay, so what do you do when you’ve been out riding for the past month and all of a sudden you’re sent back in to winter in just a turn of a day?  Well for me it entailed a bunch of “I can’t believe this”, “WTF”, and “I can’t freaking believe this”. Riding season...
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Life Without You

07
Apr
2010

What would life be like without the bike? Pretty hard to imagine now isn’t it? I’ve loved the bike for a very long time, but it wasn’t until recently that I formed that heartfelt emotion with it, and the knowing of just how important bikes really are. I could go on and on about...
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Look Who’s Loving the Bike – April

02
Apr
2010
Look Who’s Loving the Bike – April

Alison Hill – Oxford, UK “Being brought up in Cambridge I was on my bike around the city as far back as I remember.  But I was say that The Netherlands is the best place I have ever cycled. We didn’t even need a cycling map as we could be so sure that there...
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Belize Debriefed

31
Mar
2010
Belize Debriefed

I would have to say that my trip to Belize was extremely productive. The seven days that I spent in the country were jam packed full of travel, meetings, sites, and people. We crammed so much into that one week that it honestly felt like we had been there for a month. We were...
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I’ve Officially Been Pimped…uhhh…Fit

29
Mar
2010
I’ve Officially Been Pimped…uhhh…Fit

Three weeks ago today, I started my virtual bike fit process with Victor from Bicycle Lab.  I’ve explained the pre-fit and mid-fit process previously, and have shared my comments…and it’s time to wrap it all up with my post-fit review. It didn’t actually take three full weeks to complete the process.  We pretty much...
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What Propels You?

26
Mar
2010
What Propels You?

Hello cycling world, this is my first (of hopefully many regular) posts. I’m new to this community and I didn’t realize how many bike lovers there are in the world and the connection that exists between everyone. My eyes are open and I’m impressed. Why? I never realized or thought about the passion that...
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Cycling “As If”

24
Mar
2010
Cycling “As If”

There has been a lot of interest in “The Law of Attraction” over the past few years.  Books like “The Secret”, “The Answer”, and many more have become bestsellers and created a huge following and a lot of interest.  Even Fat Cyclist himself did a post on “How to use ‘The Secret’ in Cycling”….so...
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Live From Belize

22
Mar
2010

I arrived in Belize on Friday with the first experience in the country being a quick spin around Belize City. I had heard that this area isn’t a very nice place compared to the rest of the country, so I left the airport expecting the worst….and was pleasantly surprised. I recorded this video about...
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Belize That

19
Mar
2010
Belize That

I’ve left Canada and spent last night back in the beautiful State of Texas.  We spent two years living in Austin, but last night was my first time ever in Houston. This morning I am off to Belize….Central America’s only country where English is the official language. I’m not going on a vacation….I’m not going...
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Pump Your Fist

17
Mar
2010
Pump Your Fist

This one’s for all of us riders finally getting outide for the first time after a long and incredibly anxious winter.  After months of staring at your ride….maybe even laying down beside it for a cuddle….we finally can unleash the passion and get out there.  Sure it’s been nice to sit on you and...
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….And the Bike Fit Continues

15
Mar
2010

If you’ve ever considered getting a bike fit done, I would highly recommend it. If you’d like to get one done, but don’t have a bike fit professional in your area, there are still ways to get it done. If traveling to another location to get a fit completed is not an option for...
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Bikes Are Crushing It Online

12
Mar
2010
Bikes Are Crushing It Online

2010 has quickly become a great big year for bikes in the online world.  First, Yahoo sponsors a pro cycling team and then Google this week announces they have added biking directions to Google Maps…at least for U.S. searches.  On top of this, the use of social media by pro cyclists has continued to...
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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.

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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