A Cyclist and the Food Waste Fiasco

08
Feb
2016
A Cyclist and the Food Waste Fiasco

I’ve been telling you about an amazing individual named Rob Greenfield for the past couple of years now, and you’ve definitely heard me refer to him as “the Gandhi of our time“.  Well, this cycling friend of mine continues to spread his good word, and he just recently completed a Ted Talk that I...
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Loving the BITE: Marcel’s Special Pesto

04
Feb
2016
Loving the BITE: Marcel’s Special Pesto

When I was in college, every Friday we had pizza in the cafeteria. Sounds great, right? Sure does! However, it was a small college with a tight budget. We didn’t have the “anything you want to eat” anytime you want it like many universities do now (and I’m thankful, otherwise the Freshman 15 would have...
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Flighthub’s Guide For Your First Bike Trip

03
Feb
2016
Flighthub’s Guide For Your First Bike Trip

FlightHub’s guide to planning a 3-5 day biking trip for newbs. So you’ve finally decided to get on two wheels and see how far your body can take you before absolutely passing out from exhaustion. Congratulations! As proof that we believe anyone (even newbies) can take on a bike trip, FlightHub Review has compiled...
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Flighthub’s Guide to a Two-Wheel Winter in Montreal

02
Feb
2016
Flighthub’s Guide to a Two-Wheel Winter in Montreal

How to gear up for winter biking in Montreal It takes a particular breed of people to commit themselves to winter biking. Not only are you living and breathing the cold and dreaded winter season, but biking through a snowstorm isn’t what most people consider a good time, or a favorite winter activity. But...
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What City?

01
Feb
2016
What City?

What city would you live in if you could pick anywhere in the world, without restrictions?  Tougher than you think, huh? What would the basis for your decision be?  Would you choose somewhere that allows you to ride your bike in a safe and comfortable environment each and every day of the year?  Would...
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Loving the BITE: Balsamic Garlic Goodness for Cyclists

28
Jan
2016
Loving the BITE: Balsamic Garlic Goodness for Cyclists

I know I just posted about all the benefits of raw Apple Cider Vinegar, but I couldn’t keep this next recipe to myself any longer. It’s still vinegar, but used in a whole different way. There are still many health benefits to this one, and our 3-ingredient recipe is full of nourishing goodness. It’s goes...
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The Happy News

25
Jan
2016
The Happy News

I don’t watch or follow the news.  Don’t care for it.  Don’t honestly feel like I need to know what the news shows want me to see.  But that’s just me. The idea of news got me thinking about what the top inspirational stories or “happy news” for 2016 have been so far.  A...
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Loving the BITE: Cake for Breakfast – Not Your Mama’s Chocolate Cake

21
Jan
2016
Loving the BITE: Cake for Breakfast – Not Your Mama’s Chocolate Cake

If you want your cake and to eat it too, this post is for you. In fact, if you want your cake and to feel great, maintain or obtain a lean cycling weight, and stay satisfied throughout your morning by eating it too, this post is for you. It’s not your mama’s chocolate cake. In fact,...
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Six Outstanding Family Cycling Trails in Devon

20
Jan
2016
Six Outstanding Family Cycling Trails in Devon

Devon – if you can’t be lucky enough to live there, you might as well get a taste with a holiday! One of the most stunning and culturally-rich regions of the UK, it’s easy to see why people fall in love with Devon. For families in particular, it’s difficult to think of anywhere that...
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The Best All Inclusive Destinations for Summer

20
Jan
2016
The Best All Inclusive Destinations for Summer

Are the winter blues getting you down? It may be time to book your summer holiday and start dreaming of that sun-kissed paradise. There are heaps of destinations to choose from, but here are five of the best for an all-inclusive getaway. The Algarve The world renowned beaches of the Algarve have long been...
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You Don’t Know What I’m Going Through

18
Jan
2016
You Don’t Know What I’m Going Through

We walk through our lives crossing paths with random people, taking them in, and often making opinions and judgments on what we see. We laugh, scoff, shake our heads….and worse.  Yeah, I’m guilty of this all too often. But have you ever found yourself on the other end of the story? Most of the...
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Loving the BITE: Why Cyclists should drink Apple Cider Vinegar

14
Jan
2016
Loving the BITE: Why Cyclists should drink Apple Cider Vinegar

 A couple years ago, I introduced a “health tonic” to help fight colds and sinus infections and improve overall health. It works great, and as more readers chimed in, I’ve learned that this old-fashioned folk-medicine-cure-all is used by many different people in different cultures all over the world. But there’s more to this story for a...
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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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