Learning to Love the Bike Again

05
Nov
2013
Learning to Love the Bike Again

Two years ago my husband crashed on his (and mine) first mountain bike ride and broke his leg in a couple of places. After surgery, physical therapy and two years of letting the injury heal (and grow accustomed to the new hardware in his ankle) I finally convinced him to join me on a...
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Please Stop Killing Cyclists

04
Nov
2013
Please Stop Killing Cyclists

Update…upon posting this today, one of our readers wrote in and told me about one more to add to the list.  There were at least 3 cyclists killed in the United States in the past few days. I’m just one guy.  One person who isn’t passionate about too many things, but when I hear...
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How Far Would You Go to Fit In?

04
Nov
2013
How Far Would You Go to Fit In?

One of my favorite quotes of all time is: “The culture we have does not make people feel good about themselves.  And you have to be strong enough to say, if the culture doesn’t work, don’t buy it.  Create your own.”    This is a quote by a man named Morrie Schwartz, a retired...
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Look Who’s Loving the Bike: Facebook Edition

02
Nov
2013
Look Who’s Loving the Bike: Facebook Edition

We love hearing about people’s cycling memories, and we often include those thoughts in something called “Look Who’s Loving the Bike“.  A couple of weeks ago there was a great discussion over at Cycling Shorts Facebook Page, and here is what some of the people had to say. I Love It.  If you’d like...
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Fear

01
Nov
2013
Fear

I was out on Sunday with my favorite riding partner and we passed this word – the only unnatural thing on the expanse of this wall along the train tracks.  I told him I wanted to stop, and he waited patiently for me while I took this photo. We started off again.  He was...
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Loving the BITE: Autumn, Apples, and Sausage

31
Oct
2013
Loving the BITE: Autumn, Apples, and Sausage

Nothing quite says October like Cycling in the leaves, Apples and Sausage.  Well, maybe beer.  But, since I’m the nutritionist and cook, and not the brew-master, I’ll stick to what I know.  This week, we’ll cut to the chase with a quick, easy, delicious Autumn dinner. It will include some nutrition powerhouse ingredients (you...
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If For No Other Reason, This is Why You Should Respect Lance Armstrong

30
Oct
2013
If For No Other Reason, This is Why You Should Respect Lance Armstrong

Okay, so he might have had a very large ego and took drugs along with pretty much all his competitors….but I still say all the good things Lance Armstrong did for cycling and cancer patients is more than enough to warrant respect. This is one of those topics where most people seem to have...
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Learning to MTB

29
Oct
2013
Learning to MTB

I’m not a mountain biker. I love coming up to someones wheel and sprinting around them, catching the draft in a paceline and carving corners on a quick descent, but all on pavement. I’ve dabbled in off-road bits before on my cross bike, but never anything too technical or challenging. Off-road for me is...
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Do You Choose the Good Life?

28
Oct
2013
Do You Choose the Good Life?

Do You Choose This? A limit set by yourself Intrusion of your life by someone else Creating trouble when joy is an easy option Harsh words Affecting the lives of Children who can’t defend themselves Causing disorder Shattering dreams through jealousy Causing problems through ignorance Implementing regulations which create a need for more regulations...
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MTB Ayiti International Stage Race in Haiti

26
Oct
2013
MTB Ayiti International Stage Race in Haiti

This looks like one fantastic cycling event.  I realize getting to it may be difficult, but it’s for a good cause….and man, the photos make it look incredible. MTB Ayiti International Stage Race in Haiti by Benjamin Guter   The MTB Ayiti Stage Race combines a once-in-a-lifetime cultural immersion experience with the opportunity to...
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Paying It Forward

25
Oct
2013
Paying It Forward

I gave away this bike on Saturday.  Although it looks like an ordinary bike, this one was something special. This bike was therapist, friend, life preserver, and constant companion for the better part of a year.  It was the reason to get out of bed in the morning and something to look forward to...
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Loving The BITE: Real Food Pumpkin-Spice-Latte

24
Oct
2013
Loving The BITE: Real Food Pumpkin-Spice-Latte

It’s all the rave.  #PSL.  #pumpkinspice.  Or, for those who have missed it, Pumpkin Spice Latte. It’s at Starbucks, of course, McDonald’s, and many coffee shops  across the country. With the big-name franchises, its big money as a seasonal favorite latte this time of year.  And why not?  Pumpkins and pumpkin spice are wonderfully...
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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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