Grenada Destinations by Bicycle

22
Mar
2016
Grenada Destinations by Bicycle

I’ve written about cycling Grenada by road bike and mountain bike, but have never really talked much about specific destinations to ride to while on the island. Okay, so if you’re looking for some cool places to ride to on this island of spice….I’ve got a few of the best.  Of course with Grenada...
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Big Time Change

21
Mar
2016
Big Time Change

Okay, so if you tuned into #bikeschool last Thursday you would have seen me drop some pretty huge news.  To be honest, I wasn’t going to get into everything here on the website or anywhere else until it had already happened.  But the spirit and excitement of our weekly bike chat brought it out...
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First Ever Road Cycling Summit

19
Mar
2016
First Ever Road Cycling Summit

This is easily the biggest news of the 2016 road cycling season…..and it’s been in the works for pretty much the past two years. As you know, I’m the cohost of the uber-successful Cycling 360 Podcast.  Yes, last month we had over 167,000 downloads….are you kidding me?  Well, we’ve decided...
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Loving the BITE: Irish Stew, Ale, & the Effects of Alcohol on Cycling Performance

17
Mar
2016
Loving the BITE: Irish Stew, Ale, & the Effects of Alcohol on Cycling Performance

I have been told that more than a few LTB readers are beer drinkers.  And, although there’s often confusion regarding the health benefits and detriments of alcohol, I’ll be happy to set the record straight: moderate amounts, defined as 1-6 oz. glass of wine, 1-12 oz. glass of beer, or even 1 shot of...
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World’s Safest Commute Backpack

16
Mar
2016
World’s Safest Commute Backpack

I have people trying to get me to promote their new cycling products all the time.  The majority are about to do a Kickstarter type launch and want sites like ours to help drive people to their campaign.  It’s tough to say no, because I’d really like to help out all these guys doing their thing to...
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Paris From Four to Two Wheels

15
Mar
2016
Paris From Four to Two Wheels

Cycle around Paris in the 1990s and you may well have found a police officer pulling you up to give you a fine. Fast forward to the present day, however, and that’s all changed. A concerted campaign by cyclists and ecological activists helped to transform the city into a more cycle-friendly destination. Since 2007,...
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Loving the BITE: Need a Better Snack? Roasted Beet Hummus

10
Mar
2016
Loving the BITE: Need a Better Snack? Roasted Beet Hummus

Beets are so amazing, they qualify for great Daily Nutrition & Training Nutrition. They help with oxygenation of muscles when cycling, and offer host of other bodily benefits for those hours when you’re not (the “dark” hours). If you need any convincing to add beets to your diet, you’ll find it here and now.  This...
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The Best Spots In Australia To Go For A Bike Ride

08
Mar
2016
The Best Spots In Australia To Go For A Bike Ride

Visiting Australia, the great land down under is for sure a special treat. The country is full of beautiful spots to enjoy with all your friends and family. From the Great Barrier Reef to Bondi Beach and the Sydney Opera House there isn’t a lack of hot spots to take in. Why not though...
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Cycling in Milan – Make it Happen

07
Mar
2016
Cycling in Milan – Make it Happen

Generally our #MakeitHappen Monday posts are all about self improvement and creating a better personal life.  Well, sometimes getting away and seeing the world is the best way to create a better you…..yeah, we’re all for that. Ever thought about going on a bike tour in Milan?  It’s not the first place that comes to...
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Loving the BITE: Homemade High-Energy Protein Bar for Breakfast

03
Mar
2016
Loving the BITE: Homemade High-Energy Protein Bar for Breakfast

If you’re feeling less-than-energetic, or if you’re tired of the same ol’ same ol’ breakfast, you’re in luck.   This week’s Loving the Bite recipe is made up of 6 Energy All-Stars.  And, what better time to eat energy all-stars than first thing in the morning?  To be sure, the energy from these bars isn’t just...
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The Power and Happiness of Self Awareness

29
Feb
2016
The Power and Happiness of Self Awareness

It hit me over 15 years ago.  The internal knowing that if I just completely be myself at all times, that everything else will all fall into place.  Best of all, I’ll feel a lot better in the process. I started working as a marketing rep for Costco Wholesale around 1995, and when I...
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Loving the BITE: How Cyclists can Fight the Fatigue

25
Feb
2016
Loving the BITE: How Cyclists can Fight the Fatigue

Most adults feel fatigued at least some of the time. The schedules, the work, the commute, the commitments, and the everything in between can drag us down a bit. But, should our workouts and rides be a major cause of fatigue? I say no. Sure, if you plan and ride a big ride or race,...
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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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