Living Smart When Biking Hard

29
Jul
2017
Living Smart When Biking Hard

Coming from a small town with little in the way of cycling consideration, it’s no surprise to find out that not everywhere in the country loves to ride a bike. While some people prefer to sit comfortably in their mega-sized SUV’s, there are those of us that would rather get a good exercise in...
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Top 3 Brain Boosting Supplements To Give You A Mental Edge

28
Jul
2017
Top 3 Brain Boosting Supplements To Give You A Mental Edge

Whether you know it or not, there are powerful brain boosting supplements that can give you a mental edge at work, with competitive sports like cycling, playing trivia games, and performing many other tasks. These supplements have wide-ranging benefits like productivity boost, memory improvement, mood improvement, and they even serve as protection against mental...
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Organize A Cost-Effective Charity Cycling Event

27
Jul
2017
Organize A Cost-Effective Charity Cycling Event

Increasing The Quality Of The Occasion And Spending Less The aim of a sports charity event can be to save a local athletic program fundamentally important to the children involved. It can be the motivator which turns an otherwise “fringe” sporting activity into something worth celebrating. It can raise community awareness, and even be...
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Simple Ways To Get Back In The Saddle After an Injury

12
Jul
2017
Simple Ways To Get Back In The Saddle After an Injury

Even if you take all of the right safety precautions and you’re as careful in the saddle as possible, there’s always a chance that you’re going to end up in a some kind of accident. This is something that anyone who’s really loving the bike is going to have to come to terms with....
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True Women’s Cycling Clothing from Knights of Mo’Bay

03
Jul
2017
True Women’s Cycling Clothing from Knights of Mo’Bay

Ugh, another male specific jersey in a woman’s cut with elastic seams around the hips.  Oh wait there’s another flower, bird print or ugly busy pink jerseys. Yeah, women don’t like these tired themes.  But our friends at Knights of Mo’Bay have several options that are designed to give women alternative choices for their cycling...
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Loving the BITE: Cyclists’ Slow Cooker Beef (or Mushroom) & Broccoli for Easy “Light at Night” Eating

01
Jun
2017
Loving the BITE: Cyclists’ Slow Cooker Beef (or Mushroom) & Broccoli for Easy “Light at Night” Eating

Of my many tips to save time and sanity in the kitchen (found here), one of my favorites will always be the slow cooker. There’s something about having dinner done way ahead of time. Something about going for a late afternoon ride, and coming back to dinner being done. It’s not just not having...
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Loving the BITE: Vanilla Energy Bites for Long-Lasting Cycling Energy

18
May
2017
Loving the BITE: Vanilla Energy Bites for Long-Lasting Cycling Energy

Another cycling season, another energy bite recipe! And why not? Energy bites are an easy no-bake option for long-lasting fuel from home. While we all need the convenience of commercially-made cycling fuels now and then, there are a lot of good reasons to make some of it at home, too. And, if you’re gonna...
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More from Knights of Mo’ Bay

17
May
2017
More from Knights of Mo’ Bay

We’ve been partnered with this great independent cycling clothing company for several years now.  Here is our first article about them from back in 2012.  Knights of Mo’ Bay offers a line of cycling jerseys and gear to a niche market, and we’ve really enjoyed working with them.  Here’s the latest news from Knights...
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Learn To Bomb Down Trails Like A Pro

10
May
2017
Learn To Bomb Down Trails Like A Pro

If you’ve ever spent any time seriously getting into the sport of mountain biking, you’ll have noticed something. There seem to be a lot of people out there on the internet who can do the seemingly impossible on two wheels, shredding down the side of mountains at speeds that’ll have you checking you haven’t...
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Getting Back Into Cycling? Here’s A Handy Buyer’s Guide

05
May
2017
Getting Back Into Cycling? Here’s A Handy Buyer’s Guide

Source: Pixabay Like a lot of people, you might have been crazy about your bike for a long time as a kid, and gradually let this fall by the wayside as you grew older. These days, you’ve probably got a car for getting from A to B, and the only bikes in the house...
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Loving the BITE: Gelatin & Undenatured Whey for Healing (and How to Cover the Taste)

04
May
2017
Loving the BITE: Gelatin & Undenatured Whey for Healing (and How to Cover the Taste)

 For the last 14 weeks or so, I’ve been diving head-first into research regarding tendon and ligament (and tissue) healing. Although I was already well-studied in the subject there’s nothing like “living it” to make you a better student & teacher. Just like being an athlete makes me a better sports nutritionist, having been...
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The Most Important Cycling Accessory

28
Apr
2017
The Most Important Cycling Accessory

I wrote a while back about the importance of having ID with you on and of the bike on the road….now it’s time to drill that point home with another post on it. My boys and I each wear our MyID bands all the time.  We like the style, we like the security, and we like...
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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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