Readying for Interstate

26
Aug
2014
Readying for Interstate

This weekend is the Interstate ride, a three-day, 500km event through areas of mainland Malaysia. The first day we’re starting near Kuala Lumpur and riding up Fraser Hill. The second takes us into the Cameron Highlands, and the last day is downhill towards the ocean. It sells out quickly so you need to jump...
Read more »

Make That Your Reality

25
Aug
2014
Make That Your Reality

Over the years of working in the tourism industry of a Caribbean island…the number one comment I hear from people leaving to go back home is “It’s time to go back to reality”.  My response to them is always, “this is reality”. Reality is what we make it.  For some reason we often feel as if reality has...
Read more »

What Does a Grenada Mountain Bike Tour Look Like?

22
Aug
2014
What Does a Grenada Mountain Bike Tour Look Like?

Yeah, I’ve said it enough times….but it honestly feels freaking awesome to say that I own the Caribbean’s first and only bicycle café.  By promoting this through my Loving the Bike platform, I get a lot of followers asking what the tours are like.  So today I thought I’d show the rest of you...
Read more »

Loving the BITE: Zucchini Noodles Lo Mein

21
Aug
2014
Loving the BITE: Zucchini Noodles Lo Mein

If you happen to keep a garden in all your spare time off the bike, you may have zucchinis coming out of your ears this time of year.  And, if you don’t, you can likely find good prices on them at the store.  This is a good thing, because zucchinis make a great “noodle”...
Read more »

On the Road without a Helmet: It’s for your own good

20
Aug
2014
On the Road without a Helmet: It’s for your own good

Here’s an interesting perspective on cycling without a helmet, written by Joanna Jaoudie.  I know our friends over at @cyclelicious might agree with this one….how about you?  Let us know your thoughts. On the Road without a Helmet: It’s for your own good! by Joanna Jaoudie I love cycling. It’s something I grew up...
Read more »

The Benifit of eBikes for Commuters in Hilly Terrain

20
Aug
2014
The Benifit of eBikes for Commuters in Hilly Terrain

I’ve written many times about the hills here in Grenada, and I’ve seen some of the climbs you all have in your area as well.  For any of us who cycle regularly, the majority of them are manageable….even if they do kick our butts.  But what about people who want to commute by bike,...
Read more »

Goodfluence Bicycle Tour: The Message Spreads

19
Aug
2014
Goodfluence Bicycle Tour: The Message Spreads

Just like the world influencers before him, Rob Greenfield is grabbing a lot of attention for all the good things he’s doing.  Yes, my “Ghandi on a Bicycle” friend is really shaking things up as he continues his cross country ride. One of the many things Rob is passionate about is the amount of...
Read more »

My Ideal Commuter

19
Aug
2014
My Ideal Commuter

When I was in Munich recently I noticed something out of the ordinary for the US and Malaysia: everyone rode bikes. Sure there were lots of cars, too (mostly BMWs, Audis and Mercedes) but for many people the bike seemed to be primary transport. Munich is definitely a pedestrian and cyclist-friendly city. The sidewalks/bike...
Read more »

Some Little Known Tour de France Statistics

18
Aug
2014
Some Little Known Tour de France Statistics

This year’s Tour de France is long gone, and by now many of us have forgotten about all the superstars who bowed out in the early stages.  Yeah, it was definitely another TdF that many will remember for a long time to come. Whether it’s the amount of big name riders who crashed out,...
Read more »

Life’s Little Instructions

18
Aug
2014
Life’s Little Instructions

When I was younger, my Mom bought me a couple wall hangings called “Life’s Little Instructions”.  They were full of great little sayings and were created by a Dad who wanted to pass on life lessons to his kids.   I loved looking at them, and would often get reminded of the right lesson...
Read more »

The School Run — Preparing Your Child To Cycle To School (and Get Fit!)

16
Aug
2014
The School Run — Preparing Your Child To Cycle To School (and Get Fit!)

Childhood obesity has more than doubled in the past 30 years, and in 2012 more than one third of children were overweight in the States. This is a staggering statistic for any parent to hear. It’s going to take time, but it’s not impossible to turn such numbers around on a household level. The...
Read more »

Long Bike Back

15
Aug
2014
Long Bike Back

Over a year ago, I posted about the journey of two guys cycling across the United States to promote the Share the Road message.  Like all cyclists I know, I’m all for it and will do what I can to help get the word out there. Well, Pearson and Pete have completed their journey...
Read more »

Sponsors

Featured on these top sites

Blog Partners

Cycling 360 Podcast

Causes

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.

Sports Drink Homebrew

Please send us your questions for our Expert Sports Nutritionist, Kelli Jennings to “Ask the Sports Nutritionist“. Kelli Jennings is a Registered Dietitian with a passion for healthy eating, wellness, & sports nutrition. For more information go to www.apexnutritionllc.com.

Nutrition Tips