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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A Summer Holiday on the Turquoise Coast: The highlights of Fethiye, Turkey

27
Apr
2017
A Summer Holiday on the Turquoise Coast: The highlights of Fethiye, Turkey

Fethiye is a lovely seaside port town with plenty of opportunities to get out on the water, explore the town and its history, and hike or cycle through the incredible surrounding nature. Boat Cruises There are many gulet cruise routes that originate in Fethiye and travel to popular destinations like Olympos, Bodrum, and the...
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Loving the BITE: Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans for a Pick-Me-Up

25
Apr
2017
Loving the BITE: Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans for a Pick-Me-Up

I’m no stranger to caffeine. While I’m a 1-2 cup of coffee per day kinda person, I do really look forward and enjoy those cups. And, I’ve researched and experimented with caffeine extensively on the bike. As crazy as it seems, caffeine has been shown to significantly benefit both power and endurance, physcially and...
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Loving the BITE: Weeks 1-11 – Cyclist’s Nutrition Plan for Healing Ligaments & Tendons

18
Apr
2017
Loving the BITE: Weeks 1-11 – Cyclist’s Nutrition Plan for Healing Ligaments & Tendons

Hopefully I don’t sound like a broken record. But this week, I’m writing more about my torn ACL and MCL, surgery & recovery, and how nutrition has played a big role in it. I often judge ideas for nutrition posts by the amount of questions and interest I get from my own clients, and...
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Loving the BITE: Freeze Ahead Meals & Dinner Time Savers for Cyclists

06
Apr
2017
Loving the BITE: Freeze Ahead Meals & Dinner Time Savers for Cyclists

Last Autumn, I posted 10 Kitchen Time-Savings Tips for quick, healthy meals and cooking. This became a popular post, and boy-oh-boy have these strategies come in handy for me over the last month. I am currently about 4 weeks post-op (ACL reconstruction), and I haven’t had to really cook a meal yet. Why? Week...
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7 Tips for Choosing the Best Sunglasses for Cycling

03
Apr
2017
7 Tips for Choosing the Best Sunglasses for Cycling

Wearing sunglasses while cycling is more about practicality than fashion, cycling sunglasses offer our eyes some much needed protection from the elements. The right pair of sunglasses will protect your eyes from harmful UV and UVB Rays as well as dust, dirt and any debris that is kicked up by wind or your cycling...
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2017 Canada Cycling Event Tour

26
Mar
2017
2017 Canada Cycling Event Tour

2017 Canada Cycling Event Tour I’ve written about cycling in so many different parts of the world, but I’ve never really wrote about riding a bike in my home country of Canada. Now it’s time. Due to our weather in Canada, we have to jam pack a whole bunch of cycling events into just...
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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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