Sunglasses and Cycling

24
May
2013
Sunglasses and Cycling

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again….“my mamma says I was born with a pair of sunglasses on my head”.  For as long as I can remember, I’ve had a pair of sunglasses on no matter what the season and no matter what I am doing.  No other accessory has been such...
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Riding Barefoot from Denver to Kansas City

23
May
2013
Riding Barefoot from Denver to Kansas City

Not only is cycling across the United States, and doing so totally off the grid a huge accomplishment on it’s own….but now my buddy Rob is kicking it up a notch by riding barefoot on the Denver to Kansas City leg of his tour.  Why, you may ask.  Well, it’s all in the name of raising...
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Loving the BITE: High Energy Protein Breakfast Bar

23
May
2013
Loving the BITE: High Energy Protein Breakfast Bar

If you’re feeling less-than-energetic, you’re in luck.   This week’s Loving the Bite recipe is made up of 6 Energy All-Stars.  And, what better time to eat energy all-stars than first thing in the morning?  To be sure, the energy from these bars isn’t just quick and then fading.  The ingredient combo provides quick and long-lasting...
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Crank Honors 2013: Top Dogs of Cycling Blogs

22
May
2013
Crank Honors 2013: Top Dogs of Cycling Blogs

It’s time to determine the top dogs of the cycling blogs once again….and it’s up to you to make the selections. This is the fourth time we’ve held the Crank Honors…..voting for your favorite cycling blogs in the categories of: Road Cycling Blog Commuter Cycling Blog Mountain Bike Blog Lifestyle Cycling Blog Women’s Cycling Blog...
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Talking Bikes Has Never Been This Social: #bikeschool

21
May
2013
Talking Bikes Has Never Been This Social: #bikeschool

It’s been a while, but I was happy to be hosting #bikeschool once again last Thursday night on Twitter.  Now that the weekly cycling chat pretty much runs itself (mostly due to our #bikeschool guardian angel, @twittyboyd), I don’t get all that involved with it or even attend every week.  But when I do drop...
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I Make One Million Dollars a Day

20
May
2013
I Make One Million Dollars a Day

No, this isn’t some sort of Loving the Bike infomercial telling you about how to get rich quick. For the past couple years (and many other times over the last 10 years), my life has been more about lifestyle than making money.  It wasn’t really a decision I made, but that’s just how things...
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Off the Grid Bicycle Tour Update: Day 26

17
May
2013
Off the Grid Bicycle Tour Update: Day 26

Here’s another update from my new cycling friend Rob Greenfield who is currently cycling across the United States….totally off the grid.  He’s impressed and amazed me over the past week of knowing him, and I just had to post his Day 26 journal entry seeing as he mentions me in the post. Off the...
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Cycling Tips from Broken Bones

17
May
2013
Cycling Tips from Broken Bones

Last year at Interbike, I picked a company called Broken Bones as my favorite of the show.  It wasn’t because they had the best technology or had the best bike, but because of the very cool attitude they were bringing to the cycling industry. I  like to call myself a rule-breaker, and I’m definitely...
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Loving the Bite: Top 5 Homemade On-the-Bike Fuel Recipes

16
May
2013
Loving the Bite: Top 5 Homemade On-the-Bike Fuel Recipes

Sometimes, you just have to take matters into your own hands, head to the kitchen, and make some dynamite training fuel. Or, at least, I tend to have to.  For 12 years, many miles on the bike, and many mountains climbed, we’ve chosen my homebrew drinks, bars, and whole food options.  Here’s my top...
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The Jamaica Reggae Ride: Experiencing Jamaica by Bike

15
May
2013
The Jamaica Reggae Ride: Experiencing Jamaica by Bike

Royston from Knights of Mo’ Bay Cycling Apparel recently completed a ride across Jamaica, and is here to share the experience with us.  Have a read and find out what it’s like to see Jamaica by bike. The Jamaica Reggae Ride by Royston C Let’s get a couple of facts out of the way. The roads from...
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Off the Grid Update

14
May
2013
Off the Grid Update

Yesterday we posted an article about Rob Greenfield and his bicycle journey currently taking place across the United States.  The cool thing about this mission is that he’s doing it totally off the grid. I’ve personally been so impressed by what Rob is doing and what he stands for that I wanted to follow...
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The Hero Blog

14
May
2013
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The Hero Blog

Hero Blog By Joel Phillips Hero…quite a magnificent four-letter word isn’t it?  The very mention of the word evokes feelings of inspiration, and who doesn’t like a story about a hero.  Growing up in Cheyenne (Wyoming), one of the many places I would ride my bike was City News, a local mom & pop...
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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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