How to Train like a Pro Cyclist

20
Aug
2020
How to Train like a Pro Cyclist

It’s as easy as riding a bike. Or is it? With more Lycra-clad amateurs taking to the roads than ever before, what really puts the pros ahead of the rest? While many people watch cycling for entertainment or to bet on races, others are fascinated by the athletic ability of these athletes. Firstly, is...
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4 Post-Cycling Mistakes Noobs Should Never Make

22
Jul
2020
4 Post-Cycling Mistakes Noobs Should Never Make

You’ve done it – you’ve reached your destination. Doesn’t it feel great? It’s almost as if you can do anything now that you’ve got the monkey off your back and completed your first mammoth bike ride. For now, though, you’ll happily sit down and relax. It’s been a long day in the saddle and...
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6 Top Tips for New Commuter Cyclists

07
Jul
2020
6 Top Tips for New Commuter Cyclists

Traveling to work on your bicycle is an environmentally friendly and healthy way to commute. What’s more, it can save you gas money and might even be quicker than driving. Whether you’ve decided to bike to work for health, environmental, or monetary reasons, there are some things that you need to know. Jumping on...
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Cycling the Himalayas

08
May
2020
Cycling the Himalayas

While many talk of climbing the Himalayas, others venture out to cycle the mountain range which has been accessible to people around the world since 1989. Amidst beautifully sculpted mountains, extreme temperatures, and makeshift villages, the Himalayas provide adventurers with the experience of a lifetime. Let’s explore four of the most popular tracks and...
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Choosing The Right Electric Mountain Bike

18
Feb
2020

Choosing the perfect electric mountain bike for you depends on a number of different factors. Here are some of the different ways you can select between different sorts of categories based on your needs and preferences. Basic Pedal Assist One of the ways that you can tell these bikes apart is by taking a...
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Staying Loose Boosts Every Workout

17
Oct
2019

Ever been cycling and your legs get that tense feeling? It feels like your leg weighs three times what it should and everything just seizes up. Your tendons, nerves, muscles and even joints, just lock up and freeze. You have a cramp and your muscles are spasming. It can be a strange feeling for...
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The Long Journey: Documenting Your Biking Journey

11
Oct
2019
The Long Journey: Documenting Your Biking Journey

It’s been one heck of a ride into the wild, hasn’t it? And if it was a hobby you picked up on a whim, and now it’s taken over your entire life, perhaps you want to share your journey with others? How can you do this? Documenting your journey through all things biking up...
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Life off the Bike Podcast Episode 1 Raw and Familiar

26
Sep
2019
Life off the Bike Podcast Episode 1 Raw and Familiar

Yes, the rumours are true. I’ve started a new podcast, and it falls nicely in line with everything I’ve ever talked about here on Loving the Bike. Life off the Bike is the name of the new podcast and in each episode I bring on a guest to discuss life and how cycling has...
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The Best Bicycle for Kids is Available in Canada and Beyond

02
Aug
2019
The Best Bicycle for Kids is  Available in Canada and Beyond

When a company’s goal is to “build bikes that inspire children and their parents”…..how can you not love them? Pair that with having a US base in my favorite city, and you have one great brand that I’m very proud to promote. Woom Bikes USA is located in Austin, Texas and has a line...
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Mountain Biking in the Wild: Safety Advice and Useful Tips

02
Aug
2019

Cycling in the wild is an excellent way to get in touch with nature in its rawest form. Nothing challenges the body more than being taken out of its comfort zone and nothing is quite as uniquely exhilarating as meeting the open air as cold wind stings your cheeks and finding solace in the...
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How to Recover from a Cycling Crash

08
Jul
2019

A cycling accident could affect you in a variety of different ways. It cannot only cause you to take a break from riding in order to physically recover, but you might also struggle with confidence issues after an injury. Rather than allowing a crash to stop you from getting back onto a bike, you...
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The Best Places For A Cycling Holiday In 2019

23
Jun
2019
The Best Places For A Cycling Holiday In 2019

Summer is upon us. The weather is gradually improving, the sun is blazing in the sky, and there are no clouds in sight. This is the perfect time to start thinking about where you should go for the perfect cycling holiday this year. You’ve consulted your horoscope and everything’s looking good for travel this...
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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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