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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Loving the BITE: Amino Acid Run-Down

21
Apr
2016
Loving the BITE: Amino Acid Run-Down

Tucked away in my pantry, I have a bucket of powders, pills, and secret ingredients. It’s funny, as a self-proclaimed whole-food yogurt-making-hippie, I feel the need to sort of hide it in the back.  But, it’s very important to me, helps me feel recovered, strong, and balanced throughout the duration of season, and I wouldn’t...
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Loving the BITE: Recipe for a Healthy Road Trip

14
Apr
2016
Loving the BITE: Recipe for a Healthy Road Trip

Days: 10. Hours on the road: 45. Miles: 2879. Destinations: 7. Roadside pee stops for our 2 year old: 18 billion (don’t judge me). Nights camping in the sand: 2. States: 6. Speeding tickets: 0 (oh yeah!). Jalama burgers: 2 (Jalama Beach is a great cycling destination – wow!). These were the stats of my...
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I Am Totally Out of Date

11
Apr
2016
I Am Totally Out of Date

There was a time in my life…like even within the last 5 to 10 years….when I thought there is no way that I’d ever be out of the loop on music and technology.  Yeah, I would come across people who totally didn’t have a clue with what was hot in the music scene….and living...
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Loving the BITE: 1 Recipe, 6 Ingredients, 5 Minutes. Endless Awesome Energy Bars

07
Apr
2016
Loving the BITE: 1 Recipe, 6 Ingredients, 5 Minutes. Endless Awesome Energy Bars

What can you get with 6 ingredients, 1 recipe, and 5 minutes? Hmmm.  How about endless variations of a delicious, effective, whole-food energy bar!  It’s no joke.  In just minutes, you can make your own perfect energy bars.  These are tasty, real-food, great fuel, and require no cooking.  On the bike, you’ll find that...
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PRracer Launches Cool App Based Light/Camera

04
Apr
2016
PRracer Launches Cool App Based Light/Camera

With the introduction of app based technology, the cycling accessories industry is pumping out new products at an insanely fast rate.  Most of these products are launching through Kickstarter type funding campaigns, and the majority cross my path with a request to help promote what they’ve come up with. As I’ve mentioned before, I...
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Win This Jersey and xx2i Sunglasses at Road Cycling Summit

03
Apr
2016
Win This Jersey and xx2i Sunglasses at Road Cycling Summit

Wednesday is the start of the Cycling 360 Road Cycling Summit, and if you haven’t already registered for this free online event…..Do it Now. Not only will you become a better cyclist by taking part in the live sessions, Q and A, and information….but you can also win some great cycling gear. Each day,...
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5 Great Places for a UK Cycling Holiday

01
Apr
2016
5 Great Places for a UK Cycling Holiday

Cycling is a fast growing way of travelling for people of all ages and the UK is a great place to pedal. You can easily find routes where cars are not allowed or seldom seen, and the only signs of life will be wild animals, cows munching off in the distance, or a fish...
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4 Alternative Activity Holidays For a Break from the Bike

31
Mar
2016
4 Alternative Activity Holidays For a Break from the Bike

Everyone wants to recharge on his or her vacation. For some this means lounging in a beach chair gazing at the ocean but for many adventurers it means getting out and exploring this great big world. Cycling holidays are available almost everywhere in the world and it is a peaceful way to see a...
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Loving the BITE: A Bit of Island Flare with Black Beans & Mango

31
Mar
2016
Loving the BITE: A Bit of Island Flare with Black Beans & Mango

It’s snowing outside here (again), so it seems like a perfect time for a dinner with a little Island flair. Something to brighten up the view, for this snowy March day. Even if it’s not dumping where you are, if it’s sunny and bright and warm, you’ll love this one. Black beans shine as this week’s highlighted ingredient. ...
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3 Beautiful Locations for a Family Cycling Holiday

30
Mar
2016
3 Beautiful Locations for a Family Cycling Holiday

A cycling holiday is a great way to create memories with your family that you will cherish forever. You will spend your days outside taking in the beauty of nature and sleep in a comfy bed somewhere new each night. You can eat as much as you want of the local specialties because 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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