Collecting Cans

04
Oct
2013
Collecting Cans

I was riding down Milwaukee Avenue Sunday morning when this type caught my eye: “It’s not where you’r from it’s where you’r at”  I circled around to find it.  Although I could see it from the street, the building was set back a little, tucked along the EL tracks. I propped my bike against...
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Loving the BITE: Conquer Baba Ganoush and Relish in Beneficial Nutrients for Cyclists

03
Oct
2013
Loving the BITE: Conquer Baba Ganoush and Relish in Beneficial Nutrients for Cyclists

Finally! I’ve. Conquered. Baba Ganoush.  No, that’s not some awesome local ride.  It’s the wonderfully creamy, healthy, pureed eggplant dip from the Middle East region, likely served at your favorite Lebanese, Middle Eastern, or Mediterranean restaurant.  It’s good.  It’s good for you.  Eggplants have a variety of nutrients that are specifically beneficial to cyclists. And now, you...
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My Preconceived Cycling Notions Debunked

02
Oct
2013
My Preconceived Cycling Notions Debunked

I feel like I know a little about nutrition and fitness, so along with that I have my thoughts and beliefs on certain things. Well, I recently had some of these preconceived notions debunked as I discover what I thought is not necessarily reality. Eating Before a Ride: I’ve always felt that a meal...
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Bikes and Bagels: John Dugas is Loving the Bike

01
Oct
2013
Bikes and Bagels: John Dugas is Loving the Bike

It’s always great to hear our readers talk about their Loving the Bike stories.  John Dugas from the Plano Bicycle Association wanted to share this picture and his “Bikes and Bagels” poem to show his love for the bike and riding with his friends.  Enjoy. Bikes and Bagels Morning comes aft sleepless night, Winds...
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On a Ride

01
Oct
2013
On a Ride

You’re on your bike; not your bike because yours is broken, so you’re riding a loaner that happens to fit and have the right pedals. You’re climbing a mountain; the grade is constant and not steep but never ending. Each switchback reveals another switchback, and you just want to take a break. It’s quiet,...
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Clear

30
Sep
2013
Clear

It is one simple word, but something I use to get my mind back on track……on and off the bike.  Clear. I seem to get all up in my head way more than I should.  What I mean by that is I think too much.  Yeah, my head is always full of all sorts...
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Leaving Marks

27
Sep
2013
Leaving Marks

Fall has arrived, and with it another year starts to wind down.  Where does the time go?  And what have I done this year to make a difference? I think about this often, especially as each year ticks away. As you get older you realize it’s not about what you have, it’s about what...
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Loving the BITE: Vinegar, Mustard, Pickle Juice and Cramp-Free Cycling

26
Sep
2013
Loving the BITE: Vinegar, Mustard, Pickle Juice and Cramp-Free Cycling

If you want quick and easy, you’ll love this week’s Loving the Bite Recipe.  Or actually, it’s more of a task.  There’s some interesting research out there regarding mustard, pickles, and one of my favorite folk-medicine all-in-one-remedies, vinegar.  Specifically, these foods and their effects on muscle cramps. Research like this is music to my...
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The Road to Cyclocross

25
Sep
2013
The Road to Cyclocross

Yesterday we posted about a road cyclist moving into the world on cyclocross, but we wanted to provide further information and tips on this subject.  We feel it’s on the minds of so many of you out there, and the more information you receive the better. Our friend Karen Lynn from Sip, Clip, and Go...
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A Road Cyclist Enters the World of Cross Bike

24
Sep
2013
A Road Cyclist Enters the World of Cross Bike

Over the past few years, cyclocross has continued to grow in popularity and this type of cycling has definitely grabbed my attention.  But until now, it has always just been something that interests me. All over the world, there are road cyclists making the move to cross bikes (aka cx or cyclocross).  Some get...
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United Kingdom: The Lake District by Bike

23
Sep
2013
United Kingdom: The Lake District by Bike

The UK is home to a myriad of National Parks, which is something I didn’t know until recently.  Many of the parks have something which makes them stand out from the others – the Yorkshire Dales has its rolling hills, the Peak District has its caves and Dartmoor has its forests.  As for the United Kingdom Lake...
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WDYWTDBYD?

23
Sep
2013
WDYWTDBYD?

What do you want to do before you die?  It’s the million dollar question, but how many of you have thought about it enough to know exactly what would go on your list? Some call it the “Bucket List”, others just call them goals.  Whatever you label it as, it’s the list that will...
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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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