Clever Ideas For Improving Your Average Cycling Speed

06
Oct
2016
Clever Ideas For Improving Your Average Cycling Speed

One thing most cyclists should always strive for is a faster speed. It’s not just to boost the ego, though. The quicker your average pace, the more competent you are as a cyclist. There’s a good balance of strength and technique involved when you are looking at developing a faster speed. So, if you...
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Loving the BITE: Vanilla Walnut Latte Energy Balls

06
Oct
2016
Loving the BITE: Vanilla Walnut Latte Energy Balls

Remember the cocoa-energy-balls of yester-month? Well, we’ve a new variety that’s sure to wake you up and keep you pedealing. Again, this one is whole-food based, moderate in carbs, and containns some protein and fiber…so, it’s great for pre-training about 60 minutes before a ride, or try a couple every 2-3 hours of a...
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Finding the Time to Write and Wride

01
Oct
2016
Finding the Time to Write and Wride

Yeah, see what I did there?  Okay, corny….but it fits. Finding the time to get my weekly rides in has never really been an issue for me over the past 10 years…..and that’s saying a lot seeing as I’ve totally shaken up all aspects of my life several times.  But no matter what country...
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Loving the BITE: Top 10 Time-Saving Cooking Tips for Cyclists

29
Sep
2016

What’s dinner prep like around your house? Peaceful? Calm? Quiet? Yeah, me too. Just kidding. Let me paint a picture. Usually, there’s 1 or 2 boys with their heads in the pantry, digging for snacks and claiming that there are none. There’s one child crying and pulling on my pants while I’m trying to...
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Loving the BITE: Light at Night Zucchini Lasagna

22
Sep
2016
Loving the BITE: Light at Night Zucchini Lasagna

Seems like a good time for another dinner recipe – and, we’ll keep it Light at Night. Here’s a new take on zucchini noodles, one that allows to have your lasagna and eat it too. But why would you choose Zucchini Lasagna over regular? If you’re a cyclist who’s trying to lose fat, or...
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Biking in North Wales

21
Sep
2016
Biking in North Wales

Whether you’ve been inspired by the Olympics or you just want to take advantage of the nice weather we’re finally getting, it’s a great time to get away from technology and experience the world around you. Bike riding is a perfect activity for everyone, you can take it at your own pace and improve...
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Health and Safety Tips for First Time Mountain Biking

21
Sep
2016
Health and Safety Tips for First Time Mountain Biking

  The fundamental thing about mountain biking safety is that there has to be an acceptable level of risk. Despite all the precautions and warning, the inherent nature of riding a bike through rugged terrain means bumps, bruises, or even broken bones are fair game. If your objective is to eliminate these from your...
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Loving the BITE: Banana Bread for your Ride

15
Sep
2016
Loving the BITE: Banana Bread for your Ride

A couple years ago, we posted this Banana Bread recipe. Sort of a new twist training fuel on an old-school gooide. Since then, it’s become many of my clients’ go-to homemade fueling. Not too sweet, easy on the stomach, and delicious enough to motivate. Here are my thoughts on Banana Bread for Fueling: Back...
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Road Cycling Essentials for Long Distance Bikers

14
Sep
2016
Road Cycling Essentials for Long Distance Bikers

If you’re an avid cyclist, then it’s likely that at some stage or another you’ll embark upon quite a lengthy journey where you’ll naturally encounter some of life’s many obstacles. Punctured tire, fatigue, dehydration, injury, getting lost; are all examples of how life can toss up a challenge for you to deal with when...
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Loving the BITE: High Energy Coconut Chocolate Cashews

08
Sep
2016
Loving the BITE: High Energy Coconut Chocolate Cashews

Since I fed you cucumber last week, I thought it was high-time for some dessert. And no, these aren’t low-fat, low-taste, diet dessert. If you’ve been here awhile, you know I’d never do such a thing. We’re not going for diet. Or skinny. Or scared. We’re going for real foods, real satisfaction, real fueling,...
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Life Insurance for Cyclists

06
Sep
2016
Life Insurance for Cyclists

I came across this one through my involvement in the Cycling360 Podcast, and wanted to share the information over here with our readers.  Oh, and unfortunately what this company has to offer is only available to US residents at the moment. Okay, so you know how you get asked a whole bunch of health...
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Rad Accessories That Will Jazz Up Your Cycling

05
Sep
2016
Rad Accessories That Will Jazz Up Your Cycling

Cycling is one of the best ways to keep your body in peak physical condition, and there are a lot of products out there designed to make the entire experience as pleasant and safe as possible. A lot of these awesome accessories not only keep you safe while pedaling through new terrain, but they’re...
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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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