Loving the Bite: Protein Bars Exposed (again)

09
Jan
2014
Loving the Bite: Protein Bars Exposed (again)

Sure, a “protein bar” can be a good option for recovery after a hard ride, but do they make for good snacks?  As more and more athletes opt for protein bars and energy bars as part of their everyday food choices, it’s important to determine which, if any, works as a healthy snack.  You...
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31 Day Do Good Challenge: Day 9

09
Jan
2014
31 Day Do Good Challenge: Day 9

Continue following along with our 31 Day Do Good Challenge, by Rob Greenfield and start off 2014 in a way that will change your life and those around you. We all know that taking a bike ride or commute does good things for yourself and the World around you….but now we have 31 additional...
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Meet the People Who Make Protected Bike Lanes Happen

08
Jan
2014
Meet the People Who Make Protected Bike Lanes Happen

Meet the people who make protected bike lanes happen by Dana Henry As a lifelong city cyclist, I’m simply thrilled to see a growing number of urban planning initiatives prioritize protected bike lanes. Urban dwellers and commuters are finally realizing that biking is a healthier, cheaper and more pleasurable way to travel. Thankfully, cities...
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31 Day Do Good Challenge: Day 8

08
Jan
2014
31 Day Do Good Challenge: Day 8

How have you been making out in our Do Good Challenge?  Have you taken part in each daily task this month?  Let’s hear all about it. Today’s Do Good activity can come in many forms and shapes….what will you do?   Day 8: Practice Kindness Today   For more about Rob Greenfield be sure...
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Looking At My Bicycle

07
Jan
2014
Looking At My Bicycle

Looking at My Bicycle – Joel (@reasons2ride) When I look at my bicycle I see two wheels, not just any two wheels, but my two wheels.  Custom built to suite me, and my riding style.  Rear disc brakes, just the confidence needed to push the envelope soaring downhill.  They are mounted to an aluminum...
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31 Day Do Good Challenge: Day 7

07
Jan
2014
31 Day Do Good Challenge: Day 7

Continue following along with our 31 Day Do Good Challenge, by Rob Greenfield and start off 2014 in a way that will change your life and those around you. Each day this month we’ve been posting one simple Do Good task for you to complete.  Be sure to continue with us and help us Do Good...
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Gypsy Soul Freedom

06
Jan
2014
Gypsy Soul Freedom

I’ve been called a Gypsy before.  A few times.  Maybe that’s what I am.  I know I like the comforts of being in the same place.  But the thought of something new is equally appealing. If it wasn’t for my “Gypsy” heart, I would not be where I am now.  Living my dream life...
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31 Day Do Good Challenge: Day 6

06
Jan
2014
31 Day Do Good Challenge: Day 6

As we continue with our 31 day Do Good Challenge, Rob gives us a very good task to perform today.  This one might require a little more thought and time than the others so far….but so very worth it. Day 6: Write a note of gratitude to someone who could use it.  Then give...
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31 Day Do Good Challenge: Day 5

05
Jan
2014
31 Day Do Good Challenge: Day 5

I sure hope you’re still keeping up with our 31 day Do Good Challenge.  The more Good we all do, the better off we’ll all be.   Day 5: Support local businesses today.  Eat local, shop local, and play local.   For more about Rob Greenfield be sure to follow him on Facebook.
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31 Day Do Good Challenge: Day 4

04
Jan
2014
31 Day Do Good Challenge: Day 4

Our 31 Day Do Good Challenge continues.  How are you feeling after 3 days of Do Good?   Day 4: Smile at Everyone You See…Or As Many As You Can.   For more about Rob Greenfield be sure to follow him on Facebook.
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Get Hustlin’

03
Jan
2014
Get Hustlin’

Yep, it’s that time of year. Lots of people making resolutions and setting goals. I’ve never been one to make resolutions, but I definitely set a few goals for myself. Nothing earth shattering; just a few things I’d like to do. However, I’ve never published my goals before, and I’m thinking this may be...
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31 Day Do Good Challenge: Day 3

03
Jan
2014
31 Day Do Good Challenge: Day 3

Follow along with our 31 Day Do Good Challenge, by Rob Greenfield and start off 2014 in a way that will change your life and those around you. We all know that taking a bike ride or commute does good things for yourself and the World around you….but now we have 31 additional things...
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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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