No Country for Old Men Ultra Bicycle Race

19
Jul
2012
<em>No Country for Old Men</em> Ultra Bicycle Race

Dex Tooke is one wild man ultra endurance cyclist, and now he’s putting on his own challenge to bring out other ultra cycling maniacs to join him.  You might remember Dex from a post we did that featured him a while back.  He has taken on the Race Across America (RAAM) a few times...
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Loving the BITE: On-the-Ride Bacon Rice Burrito

19
Jul
2012
Loving the BITE: On-the-Ride Bacon Rice Burrito

If you’re one of the many athletes tired of gels, chews, and overly sugary sports foods, you’re gonna love this week’s Loving the Bite recipe.  Personally, as a long-distance mountain biker, I use a combination of both “sports foods” (gels & bars, mostly) and real food.  For any ride longer than 5 hours, I...
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Let’s Talk High vs Low Cut Cycling Socks

18
Jul
2012

It might seem like a minor topic, but this month were discussing cycling socks and want you to help build up this post by letting us know your thoughts, comments, and opinions on high cut and low cut socks. Have a look at this quick little video going over this month’s “Let’s Talk” topic,...
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An Emotional RAGBRAI Ride: Dedicated to Grandpa Nelson

17
Jul
2012
An Emotional RAGBRAI Ride: Dedicated to Grandpa Nelson

Later this week, Krissy and members of the Nelson family will be taking part in RAGBRAI (an annual seven-day bicycle ride across the state of Iowa).  But even though she has ridden it several times in the past, this one will mean more than all the rest combined.  Please join me in reading Krissy’s...
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Wanted: A Life of Bikes and Family Time

16
Jul
2012
Wanted: A Life of Bikes and Family Time

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again.  There are really only two things that matter to me and that is Family and Bikes….the rest is just stuff.  But I’m not sure if people realize how serious I am about this.  It sounds like a pretty simple thing to achieve, but I’m finding...
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Loving the Commute: Fixed Gear Edition

13
Jul
2012
Loving the Commute: Fixed Gear Edition

Several months ago I decided to use some of the old bike parts in my garage to try to assemble my own fixed gear bike.  For those that don’t know, fixed gear bikes are not just for people with mustaches.  Fixed gear bikes actually started out as track bikes before slowly becoming the universal...
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Loving the BITE: The Cyclists’ Guide to Fish Oil

12
Jul
2012
Loving the BITE: The Cyclists’ Guide to Fish Oil

It’s rare that I recommend a supplement to most all my clients without hesitation.  However, when it comes to fish oil, I recommend it to almost 100% of them.  In fact, I recommend eating fish high in docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) AND supplementing with high-quality fish oil supplements (not either or). ...
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My Mt. Bonnell Cycling Adventure….Thanks Toyota

11
Jul
2012
My Mt. Bonnell Cycling Adventure….Thanks Toyota

I’m always up for something new and exciting, so when I heard about the Toyota RAV4 Adventure Club event going on at MapMyFitness I decided to take part in it. There is a contest component to this event, and they are giving away a Tom Tom Go Live to help you navigate your future...
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Ever Wanted to Edit Your GPS Training Data Online?

10
Jul
2012
Ever Wanted to Edit Your GPS Training Data Online?

Now you can.  Hot and fresh this week is a new online tool that allows cyclists (and other athletes) to edit raw device data collected from any of more than 90 different devices including GPS, power meters, and heart rate monitors. We’d like to congratulate our good friends over at TrainingPeaks for launching this never...
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‘Joining the Century Club’ – Training, by Aaron Madrid

10
Jul
2012
‘Joining the Century Club’ – Training, by Aaron Madrid

Here is part 2 of Aaron Madrid’s ‘Century’ series. You can check out the first installment here and keep your eyes peeled for further editions.  Today @AaronMadrid talks about training and preparation for your event, both physical and mental and how #30daysofbiking helped motivate him so much! Joining the Century Club – Part 2...
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Pedal Away the Funk

09
Jul
2012
Pedal Away the Funk

On and off for the past month (maybe more) I’ve been in a bit of a funk, and if it wasn’t for the bike I’m not sure what sort of state I would currently be in.  It’s all be based on some self-induced stress, and the resulting condition has been a clouded mind and...
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Loving the Brain: Nutcase Helmet Review

07
Jul
2012
Loving the Brain: Nutcase Helmet Review

Nutcase claims to be “the most fun a helmet ever had” and promotes themselves with the tagline “I Love my Brain”.  The helmet company has a super cool vibe and was founded in Portland, Oregon by former Nike creative director, Michael Morrow. These helmets are far different from the typical road or mountain bike...
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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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