I’m Still Proudly Repping Texas

07
Aug
2013
I’m Still Proudly Repping Texas

My Family and I lived a total of 3 years in the beautiful city of Austin, Texas.  That equates to only about 7% of my life….but it was enough for me to consider it home.  Even though we’re Canadians, my entire Family actually considers it home. I miss the city, the bike culture, and...
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The Continental Contrast of a Rain Ride

06
Aug
2013
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The Continental Contrast of a Rain Ride

Sometime I lose touch with how awesome it is to live in the metro-Denver area and be loving the bike.  The extensive trail system and bike lanes make the entire city a haven for cyclists of all abilities, from training wheels to titanium wheels, the Denver area is an extraordinary place to ride. I was...
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My Definition of Success

05
Aug
2013
My Definition of Success

What is your personal definition of success…….both for cycling and life? If you don’t have a personal definition I greatly suggest you getting one.  By knowing exactly what it takes for you to consider your life a success, you need to have a way to measure or determine it. It all comes down to...
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Bike Repairs Using Your iPhone

02
Aug
2013
Bike Repairs Using Your iPhone

We’ve already spoken about some of the best apps available for the iPhone. Today, I’ve invited Andreas from London Cyclist to share a little about his app, Bike Doctor with you guys. Bike Repairs With Your iPhone by Andreas I’ve never been a technically minded person. I remember being somewhat baffled by even a...
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Tracy Napier is Loving the Bike

01
Aug
2013
Tracy Napier is Loving the Bike

We love to feature real life cyclists who are as passionate about cycling as we are, and have included the all in our “Look Who’s Loving the Bike” category of posts. This time around, Tracy Napier is letting us know why she is Loving the Bike. Tracy is Loving the Bike by Tracy Napier...
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Loving the BITE: Inexpensive Training Fuel Alternatives for Cyclists and Athletes

01
Aug
2013
Loving the BITE: Inexpensive Training Fuel Alternatives for Cyclists and Athletes

Tired of forking over a buck or more every time you want a gel, bar, or drink for each hour of your ride? Many times, me too.   When weight (or lack thereof) is a priority on very long rides, and I simply want convenience from commercially available light-weight products, gels are one of...
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From Drought to Downpour

31
Jul
2013
From Drought to Downpour

I lived in Austin Texas for two years and only got caught cycling in the rain a few times.  I’ve been living on the Caribbean island of Grenada for 8 months and have been out riding in a downpour several times already. Talk about totally going from drought to downpour. During the time we lived...
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Things to Consider Before Buying Your First Bike

30
Jul
2013
Things to Consider Before Buying Your First Bike

So you’ve made the decision to become a cyclist, but what kind of bike is best for you?  It’s a question that all new cyclists face and your local bike shop is a great source for getting you set up.  But if you’re looking for a few points of advice, Laura Ginn has them...
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Families are Making it Happen…Every Day

29
Jul
2013
Families are Making it Happen…Every Day

Each and every day….all around the world…..Families are in motion.  It honestly amazes me how on a daily basis a Family can get themselves ready, get the kids off to school, and the Parents to work…..all the while never missing a beat. Add in some personal time for cycling, or other activity and all...
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Discover These European Cities by Bike

29
Jul
2013
Discover These European Cities by Bike

Public Bike programs have totally exploded over the past couple years.  Hans Hendrik has some information on Europe’s public bike scheme and includes a nice little graphic to explain it all. Europe’s Public Bike Scheme by Hans Hendrik The joy of exploring a city on a bike cannot be topped by tour busses.  Cycling...
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Cycling Promoted on House Hunters International

28
Jul
2013

It was so nice having the opportunity to promote cycling during the recent episode of House Hunters International. Basically it’s a show about buying or renting a house in an international destination….but I had to make sure I promoted bikes as much as I could for our episode. Yeah, in case you haven’t seen...
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Mountain Bike Insanity

26
Jul
2013
Mountain Bike Insanity

Okay, so how did I miss this one?  Red Bull’s Rampage 2012 took place late last year and I just watched it for the first time a few days ago.  With all the content that gets highlighted on social media, I really don’t know how I hadn’t seen this one flash across my screen....
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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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