5 Great Places for a UK Cycling Holiday

01
Apr
2016
5 Great Places for a UK Cycling Holiday

Cycling is a fast growing way of travelling for people of all ages and the UK is a great place to pedal. You can easily find routes where cars are not allowed or seldom seen, and the only signs of life will be wild animals, cows munching off in the distance, or a fish...
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4 Alternative Activity Holidays For a Break from the Bike

31
Mar
2016
4 Alternative Activity Holidays For a Break from the Bike

Everyone wants to recharge on his or her vacation. For some this means lounging in a beach chair gazing at the ocean but for many adventurers it means getting out and exploring this great big world. Cycling holidays are available almost everywhere in the world and it is a peaceful way to see a...
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Loving the BITE: A Bit of Island Flare with Black Beans & Mango

31
Mar
2016
Loving the BITE: A Bit of Island Flare with Black Beans & Mango

It’s snowing outside here (again), so it seems like a perfect time for a dinner with a little Island flair. Something to brighten up the view, for this snowy March day. Even if it’s not dumping where you are, if it’s sunny and bright and warm, you’ll love this one. Black beans shine as this week’s highlighted ingredient. ...
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3 Beautiful Locations for a Family Cycling Holiday

30
Mar
2016
3 Beautiful Locations for a Family Cycling Holiday

A cycling holiday is a great way to create memories with your family that you will cherish forever. You will spend your days outside taking in the beauty of nature and sleep in a comfy bed somewhere new each night. You can eat as much as you want of the local specialties because you...
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Stunning Cycling Routes Around Europe

30
Mar
2016
Stunning Cycling Routes Around Europe

One of the great things about going on a cycling vacation is that you are leaving very little impact on the environment. Your carbon footprint is almost nonexistent if you make sure that you don’t leave any garbage behind you. You can breathe easier knowing that you doing your part to preserve the environment....
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New Month New Life

28
Mar
2016
New Month New Life

Next week we’ll be moving into the month of April, and for many of your around the world it’s the unofficial start of spring…..and a new season of riding. It’s almost like there is a shift in the Universe and a whole new aura and vibe breezes through your day and all around you. ...
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Grenada Destinations by Bicycle

22
Mar
2016
Grenada Destinations by Bicycle

I’ve written about cycling Grenada by road bike and mountain bike, but have never really talked much about specific destinations to ride to while on the island. Okay, so if you’re looking for some cool places to ride to on this island of spice….I’ve got a few of the best.  Of course with Grenada...
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Big Time Change

21
Mar
2016
Big Time Change

Okay, so if you tuned into #bikeschool last Thursday you would have seen me drop some pretty huge news.  To be honest, I wasn’t going to get into everything here on the website or anywhere else until it had already happened.  But the spirit and excitement of our weekly bike chat brought it out...
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First Ever Road Cycling Summit

19
Mar
2016
First Ever Road Cycling Summit

This is easily the biggest news of the 2016 road cycling season…..and it’s been in the works for pretty much the past two years. As you know, I’m the cohost of the uber-successful Cycling 360 Podcast.  Yes, last month we had over 167,000 downloads….are you kidding me?  Well, we’ve decided...
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Loving the BITE: Irish Stew, Ale, & the Effects of Alcohol on Cycling Performance

17
Mar
2016
Loving the BITE: Irish Stew, Ale, & the Effects of Alcohol on Cycling Performance

I have been told that more than a few LTB readers are beer drinkers.  And, although there’s often confusion regarding the health benefits and detriments of alcohol, I’ll be happy to set the record straight: moderate amounts, defined as 1-6 oz. glass of wine, 1-12 oz. glass of beer, or even 1 shot of...
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World’s Safest Commute Backpack

16
Mar
2016
World’s Safest Commute Backpack

I have people trying to get me to promote their new cycling products all the time.  The majority are about to do a Kickstarter type launch and want sites like ours to help drive people to their campaign.  It’s tough to say no, because I’d really like to help out all these guys doing their thing to...
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Paris From Four to Two Wheels

15
Mar
2016
Paris From Four to Two Wheels

Cycle around Paris in the 1990s and you may well have found a police officer pulling you up to give you a fine. Fast forward to the present day, however, and that’s all changed. A concerted campaign by cyclists and ecological activists helped to transform the city into a more cycle-friendly destination. Since 2007,...
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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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