Let’s Talk About How Much You Need to Know

23
Jan
2013

We all love cycling, right?  But how much do we really need to know about our sport and industry?  As part of our regular “Let’s Talk” feature, we’re asking you to provide feedback on how much you feel a cyclist really needs to know including your thoughts on pro cycling, technology, and anything else...
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Pro Cycling: Santos Tour Down Under

22
Jan
2013
Pro Cycling: Santos Tour Down Under

Today sees the start of the Pro season proper down in South Australia, at the Santos Tour Down Under (if you don’t count the Tour de Luis… and who is!?). Although the ‘People’s Choice Classic’ criterium has already been run the road stages start today and incorporate 6 stages which definitely suit the type of sprinter...
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43 Nuggets of Wisdom From Someone Who Knows

21
Jan
2013
43 Nuggets of Wisdom From Someone Who Knows

For the past couple weeks I’ve seen these life lessons from Regina Brett floating around social media.  It explains that she’s a 90 year old woman who is here to share with us her wisdom.  Well, with many things on Facebook….what’s posted isn’t always the total truth.  I dug into it a little and...
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A Lifelong Commitment to the Bike

18
Jan
2013
A Lifelong Commitment to the Bike

Do you have a lifelong commitment to the Bike?  I received a comment to our 2013 “#LuckyYear” post from Derrick Fogle who explained his “lifelong commitment”.  I liked the sound of it and immediately asked if he’d be interested in supplying a guest post on the subject.  He jumped at my suggestion, and I’m...
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Go Bicycle Touring In 2013 And Win A Free European Bike Trip

17
Jan
2013
Go Bicycle Touring In 2013 And Win A Free European Bike Trip

Our friends from GoBicycleTouring.com are here to tell you about their brand new website, and how you could win yourself one sweet European Bicycle Trip. Go Bicycle Touring   GoBicycleTouring.com is a new online and in-print directory of the best guided and self-guided bicycle tours in the world.  Whether you’re an urban cyclist, a road...
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Loving the BITE: Hot Cocoa Recovery Mix…On the Go

17
Jan
2013
Loving the BITE: Hot Cocoa Recovery Mix…On the Go

Lately, I’ve been training at 5 am.  It’s been cold.  Frigid.  And, as much as I enjoy the brisk workout and the sun rise, there’s one thing I dread.  Coming back to the cold recovery chocolate milk waiting for me in my car. If you’re one of the many who’s tried and regularly uses our Whole...
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Power of Mental Suffering

16
Jan
2013
Power of Mental Suffering

Not only does cycling require physical strength and energy, it also includes a whole lot of mental power as well.  If fact, the power of mental suffering can help you do things on a bike that power and strength could never do. It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginning cyclist making your way up...
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The Sufferfest: Tour of Sufferlandria

15
Jan
2013
The Sufferfest: Tour of Sufferlandria

  If you’ve read my ramblings for any length of time you’ll know I like a damn good flogging on the turbo trainer from time to time and 2013 is set to be no different.  This month we see the creation of the newest early season tour  – the Tour of Sufferlandria   Straight from...
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Team Troll: Fighting Parkinson’s With Their Bikes

14
Jan
2013
Team Troll: Fighting Parkinson’s With Their Bikes

We support everyone who is using the bike to do good things for the world.  Every so often we like to feature a company or cycling organization that does something cool….this time around we’re highlighting Team Troll.  These guys look cool, and are definitely making it happen. Team Troll Parkinson’s Disease is an ugly,...
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Bicycle Cafes: Adventure is Brewing

11
Jan
2013
Bicycle Cafes: Adventure is Brewing

What is it about coffee and bicycles that makes them go so nicely together?  I’m not sure who first came up with the idea of a bicycle cafe, but coffee being served in bike shops dates back to quite a long time ago.  The first official bicycle cafe that I heard of was “Look...
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Loving the BITE: Anti-nausea Food For Athletes

10
Jan
2013
Loving the BITE: Anti-nausea Food For Athletes

It happens to cyclists, runners, mountain bikers, and climbers alike.  Sometimes, while you’re out there, your stomach just isn’t right.  You feel nauseous and you’re not sure why.  Same pre-training fuel, same during the ride fuel.  Maybe it happens every time without fail, or just on long rides, or just in high heat.  While...
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Creating the Ultimate Cycling City

09
Jan
2013
Creating the Ultimate Cycling City

Have you ever stopped to think of all the great things you’d include if you had the power to design your own city?  Well, if you’re a passionate cyclist you’d definitely want that city to cater to your love for the bike, and I know you’d make it as bicycle friendly as possible. I...
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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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