#bikeschool: Transitions

27
Mar
2012
#bikeschool: Transitions

No, not those kind of transitions… But forgive me for using this picture of the ‘Mark Cavendish Shadow’, Tyler Farrar. It was not purely to make a cheap and frankly rubbish joke about the title of this post. It’s more about conveying how I’ve been feeling about my fitness and cycling recently and how...
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Make it Happen Monday: The Cycling Monk

26
Mar
2012
Make it Happen Monday: The Cycling Monk

You don’t have to be a Tibetan Monk in order to know where you come from and what you stand for.  We all know ourselves better than anyone else… but what is necessary is a constant connection with this identity.  All of us are cyclists, and that alone speaks a lot of the kind...
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Eating Beets

24
Mar
2012

Hi Kelli, I’d like to know if my love of beets is a good thing and it eating them is helping my cycling in any way? Kelli’s Answer: As a true SuperFood vegetable with a beautiful color, it’s hard to beat beets.  They can be intimidating, I know, but it looks like they aren’t...
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#bikeschool: Kit Pre-Order

23
Mar
2012
#bikeschool: Kit Pre-Order

Calling all #bikeschool students, professors and lurkers. We have added an awesome new addition to the Groucho locker room with this new and improved #bikeschool jersey design. Brought to you from the original design team and manufacturers this smart new design is available for pre-order NOW for a limited period only. With the 2012...
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Can You Spot the Cyclist?

23
Mar
2012
Can You Spot the Cyclist?

Of course you can….you’re a cycling fanatic with bikes on the brain.  Most of you have probably already picked out the frame type and components of that tiny little bike as well.  But many drivers out there are not like us, and I feel it’s because of this that a lot of the instances...
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Loving the BITE: Dr. Lim’s Rice Cakes

22
Mar
2012
Loving the BITE: Dr. Lim’s Rice Cakes

I was recently asked to give my thoughts on Dr. Lim’s Rice Cakes.  Have you heard of them?  Dr. Allen Lim is the world-class physiologist who’s worked with many professional cycling teams, the US Cycling Team, and who has recently co-written a cookbook entitled The Feed Zone Cookbook.  During his career, he has created...
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Let’s Talk Buying Online vs LBS

21
Mar
2012

We want your thoughts and opinions on buying online versus your Local Bike Shop.  As always, this “Let’s Talk” post will be created entirely by our readers so we’re asking you to leave a comment about this subject.  The video below is just a short introduction to get things started, and we’re relying on...
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#bikeschool: Education for the mastiffs

20
Mar
2012
#bikeschool: Education for the mastiffs

Having put down some decent winter miles I’m now commuting to work by bike almost every day now the weather is a little nicer. Due to the increase in mileage I’m doing along cycle paths I’ve realised there is a cultural divide between cyclists and dog walkers. I’ve had my fair share of ‘incidents’...
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Make it Happen Monday: Today vs Tomorrow Challenge

19
Mar
2012
Make it Happen Monday: Today vs Tomorrow Challenge

Do you ever struggle between the idea of “living each day like it’s your last” and “preparing for your future”?  I know I definitely do, and it can sometimes make life…interesting, to say the least. I’m a firm believer in living out your dreams, today, and not putting things off until tomorrow.  But on...
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Remember to Eat While Riding

17
Mar
2012

Question: I have the hardest time remembering to eat while cycling, especially long rides.  Sounds stupid, but any tips for remembering? Kelli’s Answer: You’re not alone…many athletes simply forget to fuel while cycling, running, etc. Here’s 4 tips to help you out: It has to be readily available.  This is why I’m a fan of camelbaks/hydration...
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Team #LovingtheBike does #30daysofbiking Prize Pack

16
Mar
2012
Team #LovingtheBike does #30daysofbiking Prize Pack

In just over two weeks, Team #LovingtheBike will be taking on #30daysofbiking once again.  The team roster is filling up nicely and we’re still recruiting for any others who want to add an extra element to this year’s #30daysofbiking challenge. What I loved best about this event last year was the great community, comradeship,...
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Team Rwanda Cycling

16
Mar
2012
Team Rwanda Cycling

I know there are so many great cycling organizations around the World, but there is something about Team Rwanda that totally inspires me.  I first heard about this team through a post by Jeep Gorilla that mentioned an upcoming DVD called “Rising From the Ashes”. It caught my attention and I’d like to help...
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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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