Canadian….again

23
May
2016
Canadian….again

It’s only fitting that this post is coming out on Victoria Day.  My first time being in Canada for a National holiday in about six or seven years. Better known as the “May Long”, it’s the un-official kick off to summer in this country of mine.  But for me it is so much more...
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Loving the BITE: Cold Brewed Iced Teas for Cyclists

19
May
2016
Loving the BITE: Cold Brewed Iced Teas for Cyclists

Iced tea is the stuff of summer. The official drink. And the more I learn about the benefits, the more I want to drink it. If you’re looking for a great drink this summer, give cold-brewed tea a try. It’s got a non-bitter, delicate taste, is easy to make, and offers benefits far beyond most...
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How Important Are Speed And Endurance To You?

18
May
2016
How Important Are Speed And Endurance To You?

We all ride for different reasons. Some of us are fair weather cyclists. Others live for the competitive community serious cycling can bring. Whether you just ride for your daily commute, or you spend the whole weekend cycling one hundred miles per day, it’s a great way to keep your body in shape. So...
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Loving the BITE: Raw Cocoa Chocolate Milk for Recovery

12
May
2016
Loving the BITE: Raw Cocoa Chocolate Milk for Recovery

Turns out you can teach an old dog new tricks. I’ve found a new way to make chocolate milk (dairy or non-dairy). I use a bit of chocolate milk in my coffee, I use it for recovery after riding, and it’s a treat for me kids. The best part of this recipe? It’s easy,...
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Triple 8 Helmets for Unique Family Needs

10
May
2016
Triple 8 Helmets for Unique Family Needs

Dad Hardcore road cyclist Yearning desire to be a 20 year old skateboarder Forty-something who wants to look cool while riding with family Mom Dreadlock hair Lover of classic cruiser bikes It’s better to look good than to ride fast Kids Bike riders, skateboarders, scooter riders Have a Dad who wants them to look...
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Create Your Own Attitude

09
May
2016
Create Your Own Attitude

I’ve talked many times about Creating Your Own Culture, and I’m still a firm believer that everyone should have the confidence to be able to do that.  But there’s also the idea of creating your own attitude. I don’t know about you, but my mood and vibe can be drastically affected by those around...
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Loving the BITE: High Protein Chia Pudding Makes a Great Snack

05
May
2016
Loving the BITE: High Protein Chia Pudding Makes a Great Snack

We’ve got a new high-protein snack option this week. Actually, it’s a great option for breakfast, lunch, snacks, pre-training or recovery. Let’s just call it versatile. It uses just 4-5 ingredients, packs in a whopping amount of protein (especially for a snack that can be made with vegetarian/vegan only ingredients), and utilizes the great...
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The Island in the Middle of the Mediterranean Blue – Spending Quality Time in Cyprus

05
May
2016
The Island in the Middle of the Mediterranean Blue – Spending Quality Time in Cyprus

The Republic of Cyprus is found off the coasts of Turkey and Syria, in the East Mediterranean Sea. It is the most populous island in the Mediterranean Sea and is known for its beaches and wine-growing regions. Include these locations in your Cyprus travel planner to get the most out of your visit to...
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Serfas Grab Bag for Cyclists

03
May
2016
Serfas Grab Bag for Cyclists

Serfas is a company that supplies pretty much every main cycling accessory for people who ride bikes.  Their line up includes saddle, pumps, lights, tires, shoes, tools, apparel, and a bunch of other cycling accessories. I was in need of a good floor pump and multi tool, so I reached out to Serfas because...
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Loving the BITE: Why Cheat Meals are Oh-So-Important

28
Apr
2016
Loving the BITE: Why Cheat Meals are Oh-So-Important

Growing up, I don’t think I had ever had proper fish and chips. That was, until a trip to England and Ireland about 9 years ago. We spent 12 days between the 2 countries, and I must have eaten fish and chips 7 of those days. I absolutely loved it. And don’t worry, we...
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Bicycle Floor Pumps with Attitude

26
Apr
2016
Bicycle Floor Pumps with Attitude

If you’re a road cyclist, I sure hope you own a floor pump.  You’d be surprised how many cyclists I talk to that don’t own one.  Actually, a floor pump is a must no matter what kind of bike you ride. So if you don’t currently own one, or if you’re in need of...
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Staying Warm on a Cool Spring Day

25
Apr
2016
Staying Warm on a Cool Spring Day

Yeah, I know for some of you out there you’re already riding in what others would call Summer like conditions.  But for many other cyclists on the planet, it’s still Spring and temperatures can fluctuate a lot.  So if you’re still needing to keep warm on those cool spring rides, this one’s for you....
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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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