Crewing for an Ultracyclist

22
Jul
2014
Crewing for an Ultracyclist

Ultracycling, to me, is the hardest form of the sport. The riders who race in ultracycling events have to battle themselves, both physically and mentally. Not to mention mechanicals, weather and the terrain. Last week I had the privilege to meet someone who is gunning for 100 UMCA records, already with 82 to his...
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Do You Want 2 Fingers or 1?

21
Jul
2014
Do You Want 2 Fingers or 1?

A lot of cyclists may have issues with this one, but I’m not afraid to admit that I give the middle finger to any driver doing something dangerous or stupid.  I’ll even give them the finger when I see them doing something stupid to someone else while I’m rolling by.  But I’m not biased…..I’ll...
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If Life Were a Cup of Coffee

21
Jul
2014
If Life Were a Cup of Coffee

If life were a cup of coffee, I would brew mine especially strong. Almost undrinkable. Very thick. Very dark. The cup would be extra large. Filling as much into it as I could. The first sip would be difficult, it would be very small. But the tingle on my lips would quickly send me...
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I’m stuck. Now what?

18
Jul
2014
I’m stuck. Now what?

I had an assignment: create a one-sheet that a client can use to sell their product. No problem. As a designer and writer, I’ve created thousands of sell sheets over the span of my (very long) career. Well, no problem until I sat down to actually do it. Uncharacteristically, I couldn’t even come up...
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Loving the BITE: Should cyclists go for RAW Power?

17
Jul
2014
Loving the BITE: Should cyclists go for RAW Power?

When it comes to veggies, the question I’m asked most (beside, do I have to?) is should they be eaten raw rather than cooked? The simple answer in most cases is yes…most of the time.  I like to see vegetables eaten raw more than 50% of the time, and when cooked, I recommend following...
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Loving the Bike TV: Do Something Crazy

16
Jul
2014

Sometimes you have to do something a little crazy in order to keep life interesting.  Yeah, that’s the advice for this week’s edition of Loving the Bike TV. What did our family recently do that’s a little crazy?  Check the video to see the latest adventure our wild family is taking on.
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Goodfluence Bicycle Tour – Month 1 Review

15
Jul
2014
Goodfluence Bicycle Tour – Month 1 Review

Rob’s taking a brief hiatus from the bike and will be involved with a TV project that will track his and some others survival in the Louisiana bayous.  With just the clothes on their backs, and a few simple survival items, they will spend ten days foraging for food, drinking from the swamp, and sleeping...
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Not Just Another Sunglasses Post: Ryders Eyewear

15
Jul
2014
Not Just Another Sunglasses Post: Ryders Eyewear

  Surprise, surprise….I’m doing another post on sunglasses.  This has got to be at least the seventh time I’ve dedicated a post to this topic, but for me they really are the closest thing to being part of my body.  There isn’t any other one accessory that I wear as often as my sunglasses, and they...
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Just Remember These 5 Words

14
Jul
2014
Just Remember These 5 Words

With the risk of sounding like a beauty pageant contestant, I just wanted to say that world peace is a very cool concept.  There are many reasons I don’t watch or follow the news, but the glorification of war and violence is high on the list. Maybe they should change the name of that...
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The Lost Month

11
Jul
2014
The Lost Month

July is a lost month for cycling fans. Our DVR fills with 21 stage races that are watched and re-watched, armchair analyzed as if we could have an inkling as to what riders are experiencing. We watch colors of the peloton cut through lush green pastures as helicopters capture the speed of riders moving...
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Loving the BITE: Watermelon Cooler (Great Recovery Option)

10
Jul
2014
Loving the BITE: Watermelon Cooler (Great Recovery Option)

I was in the middle of a 5-hour ride last weekend, and it was hot.  For some reason, I couldn’t get the thought of watermelon off my mind.  Just seemed so refreshing, and I really, really wanted some.  When I got home I did get a melon.  But, it sure would have been nice to...
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Smart Cyclists Can Run Red Lights

09
Jul
2014
Smart Cyclists Can Run Red Lights

Let the controversy begin.  There’s always a lot of talk about cyclists and their behavior on the road…..red lights in particular.  Now it’s time for me to voice my controversial opinion. I’ve been wanting to write this post for quite a while now, but it wasn’t until I read an article called, “Why Bikes Make...
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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.

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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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