Pick the Best BMX for a Smart Ride

26
May
2015
Pick the Best BMX for a Smart Ride

A wonderful bike is the most craved desire of the young generation. Although the cars are crowding the roads, the bike is the king of all. This green and lean two-wheeled machine is the safest choice for a smooth and a quick journey. With its huge availability of brand variations in the 2015 market,...
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Everything I Need

25
May
2015
Everything I Need

I’ve talked many times about living the simple life.  You know, that attitude of “the less you own the less that owns you.”  I often speak about the idea of only needing my Family, my Bike, and Computer.  I wonder what life would be like if that totally was the case. A song lyric...
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Drive Kind Ride Kind

22
May
2015
Drive Kind Ride Kind

I’m so excited about this video finally coming out to the public.  My very good soul brother, Al Bastidas from the Please Be Kind to Cyclists organization is the man behind this project and it’s something that everyone need to see. More from Be Kind to Cyclists: Save the Date! On Tuesday, May 26,...
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Loving the BITE: Keep Pedaling with Candied Ginger

21
May
2015
Loving the BITE: Keep Pedaling with Candied Ginger

On recent long rides, there’s been one fuel that has really, really made me smile lately. I don’t eat huge amounts (it doesn’t take much), but it provides carbs, tastes delicious, cleanses your palate, calms your stomach, and soothes your joints. Any guesses? Of course, it’s ginger. But not just any ginger. Candied ginger....
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Loving the Bike TV: Making the Most of Change

20
May
2015

For most people, change is one of the most feared things they can possibly imagine.  I, however, have pretty much made a career out of change.  More than a few times I’ve totally redesigned every possible aspect of my life and been through my share of excessive changes. This month I went through two...
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Just Point the Bike and Watch it Happen

18
May
2015
Just Point the Bike and Watch it Happen

Back in my gym rat days, a big part of my life was spent in a fitness center and associating with the people who went there. I remember one day talking to a woman who was a dedicated gym-goer and working hard at getting her body in shape.  We discussed motivation and what she...
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Best Tool For Changing Road Bike Tires

15
May
2015

Okay, so here’s some bike guru advice for all of you on changing tires on your road bike.  If it has to do with bikes or cycling, you can bet that my buddy Victor Jimenez has the best tips for you. Here he is below giving you his advice on the best tool for changing...
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Loving the BITE: Fuel for an Off-Road Century

14
May
2015
Loving the BITE: Fuel for an Off-Road Century

Last week I headed to the desert with my husband for one of our favorite rides. It’s not my typical style. If I had to pick any type of ride as my all-time favorite, it would definitely be high alpine flowy singletrack. But this one’s different. It’s a double track…flowy a times, sandy at times,...
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Loving the Bike TV: Eat Fresh, Live Well

13
May
2015

You won’t believe how much fresh fruit we pulled off our land today.  Have a watch and check out the fruity goodness, plus hear me ramble on about how eating fresh foods will help you Love Life on and off the Bike.
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5 Tips To Help New Cyclists

12
May
2015
5 Tips To Help New Cyclists

Thanks to safer cycle routes, there are millions of cyclists on the roads, and those numbers are increasing. More and more people are choosing to make the swap from cars to bikes, helping to save the environment and cut emissions while staying fit and keeping in shape. For new cyclists, cycling can be somewhat...
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#MakeitHappen Advice from Summer Moak

11
May
2015
#MakeitHappen Advice from Summer Moak

Sometimes it feels as though we aren’t making much progress with our training.  If you train day after day, and don’t immediately see HUGE gains, it can be somewhat discouraging. That is sort of how my 2015 road racing season has been thus far.  I have been trying to transition from the women’s cat...
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How to Choose the Right Starter Bike for Your Kids

08
May
2015
How to Choose the Right Starter Bike for Your Kids

Learning to ride a bike is a rite of passage for many kids. It gives them a new level of independence, and it’s the perfect toy to enjoy outdoors. Also, in this day and age, when parents often worry about their children spending too much time on computers, cycling can be a great way...
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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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