Tour de France Week 2 in Numbers

16
Jul
2013
Tour de France Week 2 in Numbers

Can you believe that the Tour de France ends on Sunday?  For some people (that aren’t really into cycling races), the Tour seems to drag on forever….but for the rest of us, it just flies on by. The 100th edition of the Tour has had some spectacular moments, and I hope you’ve been able to...
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Cyclist Promotes Water Conservation

16
Jul
2013
Cyclist Promotes Water Conservation

I hope you’re not tired of me talked about Rob Greenfield, the cyclist who rode across the United States to promote sustainability.  I didn’t know of him until just a couple months ago, but I’ve quickly become impressed and inspired by who he is and what he’s accomplished. Unless you really dive in and read about how...
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A Graphical Look at the TdF Mountain Stages

15
Jul
2013
A Graphical Look at the TdF Mountain Stages

During the course of this year’s 100th edition of the Tour de France, we’ve been putting up some interesting graphics from the guys at Road Cycling UK. Here’s one that takes a look at the glorious mountain stages.  
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The Un-Explainable Feeling

15
Jul
2013
The Un-Explainable Feeling

Last Monday I called myself a fake, even though I am a person who goes after what he wants….and I generally have a Do it Now attitude. Yes, I go after many of the things I want.  But at the same time, I seem to always be chasing my number one goal in life....
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Top 5 Cycling Apps on the Market

12
Jul
2013
Top 5 Cycling Apps on the Market

As I’m mentioned before, I’m not much of a cell phone or mobile app kind of guy…but I do see the value in some of the things on the market.  Our friends from Zeenon are in today to give you their top 5 picks for the best cycling apps on the market. The Top...
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Rob Greenfield: Hectic in New York City

11
Jul
2013
Rob Greenfield: Hectic in New York City

We’ve been following Rob Greenfield as he makes his way cycling across the United States to promote sustainability.  I didn’t plan on putting up another post about him this week, but when he writes such an amazing journal entry….I can’t help but want to share it. Have a look at Rob’s day in the...
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Loving the BITE: Tour de France Special – Chocolate for Breakfast

11
Jul
2013
Loving the BITE: Tour de France Special – Chocolate for Breakfast

If you’ve got Tour de France fever, you may find yourself waking up in the wee hours of the morning to watch live coverage.  And, you may just get hungry, tired, or lethargic by the time it’s time for your own morning ride.  Which brings me to the subject of our Loving the Bite recipe this...
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Win a Nuun Prize Pack

10
Jul
2013

I think the first product review I ever did on this site was for Nuun Hydration.  It wasn’t because they sent me out some samples to try out, but because I digged the product and wanted to tell our readers all about it.  In that original review, I explain what the product is, what...
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Off the Grid Bicycle Tour Update: Day 77

09
Jul
2013
Off the Grid Bicycle Tour Update: Day 77

It’s been a while so I thought we’d check in again with my buddy Rob Greenfield who is cycling across the United States in an effort to promote sustainability. Penniless in Pennsylvania by Rob Greenfield I’ve nearly crossed the entire state of Pennsylvania now and I’ve done it without using a penny. Was it...
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The Tour in Numbers… so far

09
Jul
2013
The Tour in Numbers… so far

We’ve seen pimped-out boat transfers, Aussie road rage, the perennial idiot dog (owner), riders suffering through crash related pain (chapeau G and Ted), GC contenders smashing each other… and GC contenders crumbling. If you think about it, apart from the craziness of Corsica, these things happen almost every year. But by the time we...
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Tour de France vs Wimbledon

08
Jul
2013
Tour de France vs Wimbledon

I don’t follow professional tennis, but I guess this past weekend Wimbledon was taking place.  I personally was only interested in the Tour de France in the world of sports viewing. So how does the Tour compare to a premier tennis event like Wimbledon?  Well, this infographic shows the differences in prize money.  It’s...
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I’m a Fake

08
Jul
2013
I’m a Fake

Well, not totally a fake…..but a fake none-the-less.  I come out here every Monday with a “Make it Happen” post intended to motivate and inspire all of you.  But in reality, it’s often me who needs an attitude adjustment more than anyone. I guess you could call it ironic.  On one hand I feel...
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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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