5 Reasons Spin Classes Will Help You Beat the Winter Cycling Blues

14
Nov
2014
5 Reasons Spin Classes Will Help You Beat the Winter Cycling Blues

Winter can be a miserable time for fans of the outdoors, especially avid cyclists. Many will persevere and ride through wind, hail, dark and bitter temperatures but others put cycling on hold until the weather and light improves. Spinning classes can help you keep up your cycling passion all year long and provide some...
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Stay Lean this Winter Tip #4: Don’t Delay…Get Right Back on Track

13
Nov
2014
Stay Lean this Winter Tip #4: Don’t Delay…Get Right Back on Track

Stay Lean This Holiday Season You are always just one good workout (or ride) or one good meal/snack from being right back on track.  If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times, and I’ve tried over the last 10 years to encourage clients who’ve gone off track with healthy eating. Once...
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Loving the Bike TV: Your Own Reality

12
Nov
2014

I’m a believer of creating your own reality and creating your own culture….and feel it’s an important part of Loving Life on and off the Bike.  In this edition of Loving the Bike TV, I encourage all of you to bust out of the box and make your dreams a reality.
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5 Things to do With Your Road ID in the Off-Season

11
Nov
2014
5 Things to do With Your Road ID in the Off-Season

I’ve been wearing a Road ID on my wrist for about the past 5 years.  Luckily I’ve never needed any medical staff to make use of it, but I like having it there.  To be honest, I dig it for other reasons than what it would provide for me if I was hurt on...
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Remember

10
Nov
2014
Remember

This week, Canadians and Americans remember National soldiers as they celebrate Remembrance Day and Veteran’s Day.  In honor of what these holidays represent, I’ve put together a Make it Happen poem with a positive spin to help us all kick ass this week. Is it all just wasted time? Can you look back with pride...
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The Rise of City Bike Schemes

The Rise of City Bike Schemes

The Rise Of City Bike Schemes Urban bike sharing schemes aren’t a new concept. In fact, they’ve been operating in certain parts of the world for decades. As far back as 1968, a project like this was launched on the streets of Amsterdam. Meanwhile, Copenhagen introduced such a cycling initiative in 1995. However, this...
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Loving the BITE: Caffeine Pills & Training…My Personal Experiment

06
Nov
2014
Loving the BITE: Caffeine Pills & Training…My Personal Experiment

For the last month or so, I’ve been skipping my morning coffee and choosing caffeine pills each Sunday before my long run or ride.  Gasp, I know.  I’m not really a complete nutrition purest especially when it comes to “training nutrition,” but actually writing it makes it sound worse, like I’m confessing to something horrible:...
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Loving the Bike TV: Avoiding the MSU Stressor

05
Nov
2014

Why do we often create problems or stress about something that never materializes in our life?  Yes, we tend to make stuff up or worry about things that will never happen.  Getting rid of this will ultimately create a much better life on and off the bike.
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Nuun Energy: Should You Take it on the Ride?

04
Nov
2014
Nuun Energy: Should You Take it on the Ride?

I’ve written before that I’m not big on all the energy drinks available on the market today.  I feel that water is the Mightiest Energy Drink of them all.  But I was recently asked to try out Nuun Energy, and seeing as I’m a Nuun fan I thought I’d give it a shot. If...
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Achieving Greatness Means Taking Risks

03
Nov
2014
Achieving Greatness Means Taking Risks

Greatness doesn’t come easily.  In order to achieve something BIG, one must take a risk.  Success doesn’t come knocking on our door, we must go after it and going after it means choosing an uncommon path. Gaby Douglas won Gold because she took a risk and moved in with a foster family to live...
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Cyclist: a Vehicle or Pedestrian?

31
Oct
2014
Cyclist: a Vehicle or Pedestrian?

It may sound like an odd question, but do you think non-cyclists think of us as a vehicle or pedestrian when we’re on our bikes? I never thought of it coming to these two options before moving to Grenada….a place where cyclists are totally thought of as a pedestrian.  A what?  How can you...
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Loving the BITE: Stay Lean this Winter Tip #3

30
Oct
2014
Loving the BITE: Stay Lean this Winter Tip #3

Stay Lean This Holiday Season I love a good party.  And, I love the Holidays. However, I will admit that I start playing a little defense during the 2 1/2 months that begin right before Halloween and end after New Year’s Day.  It’s during this time that overflowing candy bowls appear in all offices, that yummy...
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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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