Adapting

25
Feb
2014
Adapting

Cycling, and life in general, is all about adapting. We adapt to new jobs, relationships, cities and other circumstances, and that pain you feel after a ride is your body adapting to the workload. All of this has been made more clear since moving to Malaysia. I’ll just talk about the cycling bit, though....
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Feeling Alive

24
Feb
2014
Feeling Alive

Why would anyone jump 45 feet into freezing water, or ride a bike 7 hours in the rain up and down mountains?  And why would someone train so freaking hard to run a marathon? There are so many things that people do…things that make your body hurt…things that take all the will and mind power...
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20 Chicago Type Photos

21
Feb
2014
20 Chicago Type Photos

As a writer and designer, letters and words are a large part of my life — beyond what we all use in our daily life. I use words to tell a story, to evoke emotion, and to compel an action. So too do street artists whose work I see throughout the city. I’m fascinated...
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Loving the BITE: Coconut Caramel Sauce and Optimal Recovery

20
Feb
2014
Loving the BITE: Coconut Caramel Sauce and Optimal Recovery

I’m not a fan of “one-best-way” thinking when it comes to sports nutrition.  It’s rarely the case.  Often, instead, there are many good ways.  Some exceptional and successful athletes use paleo-style diets while others are vegans.  Some eat snacks between meals religiously, while others seldom eat more than 3 squares a day.  Some take...
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Slow Down

19
Feb
2014
Slow Down

I might not be a total speed junkie in all areas of life, but when it comes to cycling I most definitely am.  So it may seem a little strange that I’ve titled this post, “Slow Down”. You see, I feel happiest on my bike when I’m moving fast.  In life, I always seem to also be...
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Flexibility On and Off the Bike

18
Feb
2014
Flexibility On and Off the Bike

In my opinion, there are two kinds of flexibility important to us cyclists…physical flexibility, and being flexible to change things when necessary.  I’ve posted about physical flexibility in the past, and still do four simple stretches to maintain my flexibility.  You can check out my four cycling stretches right here. But if you have...
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Upward Spiral

17
Feb
2014
Upward Spiral

The days were becoming more ripped and ragged than the Jimmy Hendrix tie-died shirt he had when he was fifteen.  The constant stress of life was firing extra beats to his heart.  He felt more confused than he was in his first day in Algebra class when he was introduced to algorithms.  And his head was...
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Winter. Bike.

14
Feb
2014
Winter. Bike.

Winter. Bike. Buried under snow and salt. Are you waiting for spring thaw?    
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Loving the BITE: Real-Food Valentine’s Fruit Pastries

13
Feb
2014
Loving the BITE: Real-Food Valentine’s Fruit Pastries

Poptarts.  There are few foods that scream “processed fake food” to me as much as Poptarts.  It may seem harsh, but these breakfast substitutes are made with nothing but refined grains, covered in partially-hydrogenated frosting, and filled with fake-fruit filling.  They are the epitome of super-processed foods.  And, yet, they stay on the market....
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Cycling On Your Vacation

12
Feb
2014

I want to know more about your vacation travel plans, and if cycling is part of determining where you travel next. As a guy who loves cycling and travel….as well as someone who just happens to own a Caribbean bicycle tour and rental company, it would help me out a lot if I knew more...
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#bikeschool and Beyond

11
Feb
2014
#bikeschool and Beyond

It’s not bragging if it’s true….right?  Well if you know me, you’ll know that I don’t generally talk all big and mighty about myself and the things I’m involved in.  But saying that #bikeschool is the coolest and greatest Twitter chat is just the dang truth. Each week I love reading the tweets about...
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Innocence

10
Feb
2014
Innocence

There is a word in the English language so precious it can only be used in special sentences. It can only be uttered when describing the world’s most valuable things.  Most of the time, only used for a period of one’s life. A word, where if used to depict human nature, would result in...
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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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