#30daysofbiking and #30daysofgoodness Has Begun

01
Apr
2013
#30daysofbiking and #30daysofgoodness Has Begun

Today is the official start of #30daysofbiking 2013….and for many it will be the beginning of a love for cycling. Not often does something come along for the sole purpose of creating goodness.  When @patiomensch and @zachamon, launched things on April 1, 2010 I knew right away that this was going to be something good. I...
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Virtually Fixed

29
Mar
2013
Virtually Fixed

  It’s been about three years since I last had a professional bike fit.  Although it was done virtually, it totally helped my performance and comfort on my road bike.  Best of all, my bicycle fit was what started a fantastic friendship with my (now) good friend and Cycling 360 co-host….Victor Jimenez.  If you weren’t...
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Loving the BITE: 5-Minute Power Breakfast Ideas

28
Mar
2013
Loving the BITE: 5-Minute Power Breakfast Ideas

How would describe your breakfast?  Same ol’ same ol’? Or POWER-PACKED and ENERGIZING?  This week, we’ll keep it short and sweet, and look at 6, 5-minute or less Power Breakfasts.  No processed foods needed.  These are whole-food, high-nutrient, protein-and-fiber-packed meals.  You wouldn’t expect anything less, right? Recipes of the Week: 5-Minute Power Breakfasts to...
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A Surefire Way to Cure Vehicle vs Cyclist issues

27
Mar
2013
A Surefire Way to Cure Vehicle vs Cyclist issues

Okay, so I’ve come up with the ultimate guaranteed way to cure the issues found on the road between cyclists and motorists.  Well, actually I’m kind of stealing the idea from my good friend Daniela who mentioned it recently in a comment. She posted this on Facebook in response to my recent “Plea to...
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#bikeschool Has Taken on a Life of it’s Own

26
Mar
2013
#bikeschool Has Taken on a Life of it’s Own

I guess I’ve always known that #bikeschool had a life of its own, but now it’s official.  It’s getting close to three years since @egggman, @bikerly, and I launched the hashtag that rocked the world of Twitter….and it hasn’t stopped since. Week after week, #bikeschool becomes a trending hashtag on Thursday nights, but that’s only part...
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Lifestyle Hacking Makes Me Happy

25
Mar
2013
Lifestyle Hacking Makes Me Happy

This post was inspired by the coolest 13-year-old I know….his name is Logan LaPlante and he’s the creator of what he calls Hackschooling. If I was still a kid going to school, I would most definitely be asking my Parents if I could follow in Logan’s footsteps and be a Hackschooler just like him.  I’m totally serious that these...
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Grenada by Bike: Mocha Spoke

22
Mar
2013

I remembered to grab my video camera before taking off for a ride, and this time I stop in at Mocha Spoke for another segment in our “Grenada by Bike” feature. Please excuse the fact that I cut off the top of my head once again in the video.  I either need to practice...
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Loving the BITE: More Muscle Oxygen with One Key Ingredient

21
Mar
2013
Loving the BITE: More Muscle Oxygen with One Key Ingredient

Beetroot Juice.  Have you heard?  It’s said to be the newest, greatest, most effective fueling ingredient to hit cycling in recent times.  Yes, there’s currently a lot of hype.  Some of the claims are definitely legit, and some are a bit of a stretch.  In research (which has actually been conducted on beetroot juice...
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Hottest Piece of Ass Photo Contest

20
Mar
2013
Hottest Piece of Ass Photo Contest

Okay, so who’s butt looks best in a pair of cycling shorts or bibs?  Which booty looks the nicest in commuter or mountain bike shorts?  Who’s got the hottest piece of ass? Yeah, this contest is so hot it was in serious need of a name with attitude.  We’re looking for photos of the...
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Team Strava

19
Mar
2013
Team Strava

Many readers will already be using Strava… but it just got better!  If you have not experienced the wonders of Strava then I urge you to stop what you are doing… yes that means everything… go away and sign up and then come back as your riding experience has just got better. Whenever I try...
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What’s Your Number 1 Motivator to Ride?

18
Mar
2013
What’s Your Number 1 Motivator to Ride?

Even if you’re loving the bike, there may be days when you require some extra motivation to get out there and ride.  Maybe it’s because you’re having a busy day, not feeling 100%, or just not as psyched as you usually are.  Whatever the reason, there’s likely going to be days when you have to...
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Aaron West is Loving the Hills

15
Mar
2013
Aaron West is Loving the Hills

Thanks to Aaron West for supplying this guest post about his love for climbing hills on the bike.  I hope you all enjoy his story: Loving the Hills by Aaron West As the group huddles together in a circle before heading out on the evening ride, the leader asks everyone where they’d like to...
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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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