Hitting the Deck

14
Oct
2014
Hitting the Deck

I hit the deck today. It was a ridiculous crash, but it still bloody hurt. In the end I have a bruise and scrapes on my hip, sidewalk rash on shin and elbows and in general my whole right side is not happy. I was walking the dog. Well, kinda. I hate walking the...
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The Me Poem

13
Oct
2014
The Me Poem

                  Whatever it is that gets me to the dawning of the day. It’s totally unique, because I’m different in my own special way. You may not understand it, and choose to disagree. But you are not going to change me, this is who I’m going...
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Cyclocross as Off-Season Training

10
Oct
2014
Cyclocross as Off-Season Training

Our newest teammate, Summer, drops today’s post about using cyclocross as off-season training.  Find out more about Summer and all her National cycling success in her bio. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ It’s hard to believe that it’s already fall and the road season has officially ended.  After an extremely busy racing season, I went straight to a...
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Loving the BITE: Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies (for breakfast)

09
Oct
2014
Loving the BITE: Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies (for breakfast)

I’d love to tell you that I cook up a delicious breakfast for myself and my family each morning.  I don’t. Grab-n-go is usually my style, since I’m usually packing lunches and backpacks while the rest of the crew eats (and, if I’m lucky, I’m getting ready to head out on a quick ride)....
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Loving the Bike TV: Learning Playfulness From a Puppy

08
Oct
2014

Who doesn’t love a cute little puppy?  Well, our new puppy Phoebe has reminded me just how important it is to make playfulness a major part of each and every day. I talked before about the life lessons learned from a tortoise, well now it’s time to talk puppies and playfulness.  It’s another huge...
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N + 1

07
Oct
2014
N + 1

Ask any cyclist, and they will understand the uniquely cycling-specific principle of N + 1. If you’re one of them triathlete types, or stumbled across cycling one day, N + 1 is the principle of having the appropriate number of bicycles. N is the number of bikes you have now, and + 1 is...
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Amazing Playmobile Mountain Bike Video

06
Oct
2014

If you haven’t already seen this new lego mountain bike video that has gone viral on social media, you absolutely must take a few minutes.  Heck, if you’ve seen it…watch it again and marvel at the brilliancy of the people who put it together. I’ve been trying to find out who actually put it...
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3 Top Cycling Routes in Grenada

06
Oct
2014
3 Top Cycling Routes in Grenada

I’ve talked several times about what it’s like to ride a bike in Grenada, but I’ve never really focused on what routes are best.  So it’s time to tell you all about the top 3 cycling routes here in my Caribbean country. Okay, let me back it up a little bit.  What, you don’t know...
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Fear of Speaking

06
Oct
2014
Fear of Speaking

What do you say when your mind goes blank? Or better yet….how do you say it? Even though you have such wonderful words inside you, they just won’t succumb to the task of putting inner visions to sound. In the mind, these letters dance around and form magnificent speeches full of energy and brilliancy…..but...
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Cycling Your Community

03
Oct
2014
Cycling Your Community

What are things like cycling in your community?  What I mean is the area you generally find yourself riding in.  Do you feel a part of it, or is it just you and the road in front of you….without anything else really mattering? I know that when I used to ride regularly in North...
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Loving the BITE: 5 Tips for Staying Lean this Winter

02
Oct
2014
Loving the BITE: 5 Tips for Staying Lean this Winter

One of the most frequent questions I receive is “How do I stay lean during the Winter months so I don’t have too lose too many pounds when Spring comes around next year?” I’d love to say it’s easy.  But, the colder weather, Holiday eating, less daylight for training, and a natural tendency for...
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Cycling Injury Infographic

01
Oct
2014
Cycling Injury Infographic

Nobody likes to think about getting hurt….especially on a bike.  But it’s always nice to have some knowledge on what to do should it happen to you or if you come across someone needing help. The folks at St. John’s Ambulance put this infographic together to show you how:
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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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