Loving the BITE: Curcumin for Cyclists

20
Oct
2016

Turns out, curcumin could be your cure for a few ails this year. And that’s great news! I’ve got 3 different ways cyclists can add turmeric, and it’s main healthful component, curcumin, to the diet. Here’s the how and the why of curcumin for cyclists: Recipe of the Week: 3 Ways to Add Turmeric...
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Furnishing Life with the Bike

18
Oct
2016
Furnishing Life with the Bike

I’ve always loved seeing pictures of bicycle inspired furniture and decorating, but hadn’t seen it live and in effect until coming to the Comox Valley. It seems like a bunch of my bike crazy friends have beautifully decorated their homes in a way that makes me totally jealous.  Yeah, they’ve got everything from a...
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Loving the BITE: Gear Up with a Homemade Chai Latte

13
Oct
2016
Loving the BITE: Gear Up with a Homemade Chai Latte

How about a Autumn afternoon Chai Latte to keep you warm or aide in recovery after a cold ride? If you’ve been to your favorite coffee house lately (Mudsharks, anyone?), you may have been tempted by the wonderful smell of a Chai Latte.  It just smells like Autumn to me.  Turns out, its black tea leaves...
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Bringing Back the Riding with Music Debate

11
Oct
2016
Bringing Back the Riding with Music Debate

I’m honestly not much of a debater.  Further, I don’t generally jump into a heated discussion and try to voice my opinion.  But every so often, I step knowingly into the fire……just like I am once again. I’ve been cycling with music in my ears for like 10 years now.  I respect the argument...
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Great Strength Training Tips for Women

11
Oct
2016
Great Strength Training Tips for Women

For most women, maintain a great physical appearance is a top priority and something they are willing to go to great lengths to achieve. There are a number of different ways to get a great physical appearance is by taking the time to work out. Among the best ways to start getting the muscle...
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You Can’t Outrun or Outride A Bad Diet

07
Oct
2016
You Can’t Outrun or Outride A Bad Diet

It’s true what they say you can’t outrun, or even outride a bad diet. That is because of fitness, nutrition, and energy levels are all intertwined. It means if you want to be successful in your chosen sport or activity, you need to make sure user eating is on point too. It doesn’t matter...
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Clever Ideas For Improving Your Average Cycling Speed

06
Oct
2016
Clever Ideas For Improving Your Average Cycling Speed

One thing most cyclists should always strive for is a faster speed. It’s not just to boost the ego, though. The quicker your average pace, the more competent you are as a cyclist. There’s a good balance of strength and technique involved when you are looking at developing a faster speed. So, if you...
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Loving the BITE: Vanilla Walnut Latte Energy Balls

06
Oct
2016
Loving the BITE: Vanilla Walnut Latte Energy Balls

Remember the cocoa-energy-balls of yester-month? Well, we’ve a new variety that’s sure to wake you up and keep you pedealing. Again, this one is whole-food based, moderate in carbs, and containns some protein and fiber…so, it’s great for pre-training about 60 minutes before a ride, or try a couple every 2-3 hours of a...
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Finding the Time to Write and Wride

01
Oct
2016
Finding the Time to Write and Wride

Yeah, see what I did there?  Okay, corny….but it fits. Finding the time to get my weekly rides in has never really been an issue for me over the past 10 years…..and that’s saying a lot seeing as I’ve totally shaken up all aspects of my life several times.  But no matter what country...
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Loving the BITE: Top 10 Time-Saving Cooking Tips for Cyclists

29
Sep
2016

What’s dinner prep like around your house? Peaceful? Calm? Quiet? Yeah, me too. Just kidding. Let me paint a picture. Usually, there’s 1 or 2 boys with their heads in the pantry, digging for snacks and claiming that there are none. There’s one child crying and pulling on my pants while I’m trying to...
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Loving the BITE: Light at Night Zucchini Lasagna

22
Sep
2016
Loving the BITE: Light at Night Zucchini Lasagna

Seems like a good time for another dinner recipe – and, we’ll keep it Light at Night. Here’s a new take on zucchini noodles, one that allows to have your lasagna and eat it too. But why would you choose Zucchini Lasagna over regular? If you’re a cyclist who’s trying to lose fat, or...
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Biking in North Wales

21
Sep
2016
Biking in North Wales

Whether you’ve been inspired by the Olympics or you just want to take advantage of the nice weather we’re finally getting, it’s a great time to get away from technology and experience the world around you. Bike riding is a perfect activity for everyone, you can take it at your own pace and improve...
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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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