The Jakeaway

09
Apr
2013
The Jakeaway

Jakey Cakey… watch this space! The amateur race scene in the UK is a tough place to learn your trade. But as results from Team GB have shown over the past 10 or so years the process of young prospects riding themselves into the sights of team managers on local circuits and rainy morning back roads...
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Congratulations to These Hot Cycling Butts

08
Apr
2013
Congratulations to These Hot Cycling Butts

The winners in our Hottest Piece of Cycling Ass Photo Contest have been determined.  Yes, this one was just a little controversial…but also a lot of fun.  Good job to all of you who submitted your butt photos….it takes a lot of guts to do that. The voting round finished on Friday night and...
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Mountain Bike Pioneer

08
Apr
2013
Mountain Bike Pioneer

I may not be an extreme mountain biker like some of you out there, but lately I’ve been feeling like a mountain bike pioneer….and making it happen on the Grenada off-road trails. On my tropical island of Grenada, there are not too many mountain bikers around…heck, there’s not that many cyclists in general.  There...
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2013 Grenada Tri de Spice Triathlon

05
Apr
2013
2013 Grenada Tri de Spice Triathlon

Grenada was host of a most successful triathlon once again this past weekend.  Yes, it’s the Tri de Spice triathlon and it just happens to be put on and organized by my Mocha Spoke business partner, Marc DeCaul. I’ve heard many times how this is the best run event on the island, and now after...
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It’s Not Too Late to Strengthen Up

05
Apr
2013
It’s Not Too Late to Strengthen Up

The 2013 cycling season is upon us, pretty much wherever you live.  Depending on where your location, each year there may be a period of time where you’re not able to ride outside…and when Spring arrives you’re ready to bust out and hit the road.  The time is now. Wait a minute.  Did you promise yourself...
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Loving the BITE: The Wrong Kind of Fat

04
Apr
2013
Loving the BITE: The Wrong Kind of Fat

Whether you realize it or not, you’re surrounded.  It’s in you, in your fridge, in your pantry, in your foods.  While small amounts are okay, large amounts are the enemy.  It’s the wrong kind of fat.  It promotes inflammation and blocks anti-inflammatory fats.  It’s chronic inflammation has negative effects on your health, your cycling...
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Vote For Your Favorite Cycling Butt

03
Apr
2013
Vote For Your Favorite Cycling Butt

No, this is not a joke.  No, we have not been hacked.  Yes, we are asking you to vote for your favorite piece of cycling ass. A couple weeks ago, we invited you all to submit a photo of you (or one of your riding buddies) wearing cycling gear…..but we wanted to photo to focus...
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Lola’s Journey

02
Apr
2013
Lola’s Journey

7 amateur cyclists are taking part in a mammoth challenge for one special little girl with cerebral palsy Today marks day 2 of a charity cycle ride from Edinburgh in Scotland to Dover in the south east of England – around 500 miles of riding in just 5 days! The ride is to raise funds for Lola...
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#30daysofbiking and #30daysofgoodness Has Begun

01
Apr
2013
#30daysofbiking and #30daysofgoodness Has Begun

Today is the official start of #30daysofbiking 2013….and for many it will be the beginning of a love for cycling. Not often does something come along for the sole purpose of creating goodness.  When @patiomensch and @zachamon, launched things on April 1, 2010 I knew right away that this was going to be something good. I...
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Virtually Fixed

29
Mar
2013
Virtually Fixed

  It’s been about three years since I last had a professional bike fit.  Although it was done virtually, it totally helped my performance and comfort on my road bike.  Best of all, my bicycle fit was what started a fantastic friendship with my (now) good friend and Cycling 360 co-host….Victor Jimenez.  If you weren’t...
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Loving the BITE: 5-Minute Power Breakfast Ideas

28
Mar
2013
Loving the BITE: 5-Minute Power Breakfast Ideas

How would describe your breakfast?  Same ol’ same ol’? Or POWER-PACKED and ENERGIZING?  This week, we’ll keep it short and sweet, and look at 6, 5-minute or less Power Breakfasts.  No processed foods needed.  These are whole-food, high-nutrient, protein-and-fiber-packed meals.  You wouldn’t expect anything less, right? Recipes of the Week: 5-Minute Power Breakfasts to...
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A Surefire Way to Cure Vehicle vs Cyclist issues

27
Mar
2013
A Surefire Way to Cure Vehicle vs Cyclist issues

Okay, so I’ve come up with the ultimate guaranteed way to cure the issues found on the road between cyclists and motorists.  Well, actually I’m kind of stealing the idea from my good friend Daniela who mentioned it recently in a comment. She posted this on Facebook in response to my recent “Plea to...
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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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