How to Fix a Stuck Cycling Jersey Zipper

19
Sep
2014
How to Fix a Stuck Cycling Jersey Zipper

Have you ever put on your favorite cycling jersey just to find out the zipper wouldn’t zip up?  In our throw away society, it’s so easy to just toss something that isn’t working and buy a new one….right? Well, that’s not my style….especially here in Grenada where you learn to fix everything you can.  Buying...
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Loving the BITE: Easy Gourmet Boiled Potatoes on the Bike

18
Sep
2014
Loving the BITE: Easy Gourmet Boiled Potatoes on the Bike

This week, we’ve got an oldie but a goodie.  For many decades (maybe even centuries?), athletes have been eating potatoes for fuel. At races. On rides. On runs.  It’s a great choice.  While many commercial sports products use maltodextrin as one ingredient in their mix, you can go to the source. When you eat potatoes, their starch readily...
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Loving the Bike TV: The Power of Water

17
Sep
2014

One of the essentials of loving life on and off the bike is to appreciate the power of water.  Hydration from water while on the bike is a vital necessity for all cyclists…..and I strongly feel that the healing power of water (especially ocean water) is incredibly valuable for life off the bike. Please don’t...
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The Goodfluence Bicycle Tour: 24 Hours With Rob Greenfield

16
Sep
2014
The Goodfluence Bicycle Tour: 24 Hours With Rob Greenfield

I’ve often wondered what it would be like to spend a day with Rob Greenfield as I know it would be nothing short of spectacular.  I know for a fact that one day soon we’ll spend some good times together, including lots of time on our bikes.  But for now, I was fascinated by this...
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Cycling the Malaysia Interstate: Support and Hotels

16
Sep
2014
Cycling the Malaysia Interstate: Support and Hotels

Last week I wrote up my experience riding Interstate, a three-day, 525 km ride in Malaysia. During the event I spent a good chunk riding, and slightly more time in the van doing support for other riders. Having done support for an ultracyclist, I was familiar with how it should work, and how important...
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Hurtful Words: Don’t #MakeitHappen

15
Sep
2014
Hurtful Words: Don’t #MakeitHappen

How come we so often find ourselves putting up with things from people we don’t even know, and doing so with a smile on our face….yet with those closest to us, we treat even the slightest aggravations as if they are the end of the world? I think this is another one of those...
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3 Things Road Cyclists Should Have on Their Feet

12
Sep
2014
3 Things Road Cyclists Should Have on Their Feet

This is the most passionate cycling tip post I’ve ever put up on this website.  There’s a lot of stuff I might suggest, but if there were one thing I felt you absolutely must follow….it’s this.  Well, actually 3 things. All road cyclists should put these 3 things on their feet, and here’s why: Boa...
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Loving the BITE: Adding Vitamin D for the upcoming Winter Months

11
Sep
2014
Loving the BITE: Adding Vitamin D for the upcoming Winter Months

If you are out on your bike most days, you likely believe you get plenty enough sunshine to make plenty enough Vitamin D.  I get it.  I’m lucky enough to live in a state that boosts more than 300 days a year of sunshine.  So, how come so many of us are Vitamin D...
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Let’s Talk About How You Look in a Helmet

10
Sep
2014

We all know that pro cyclists look like a helmet totally belongs on their head, but what about you? It’s been a while since we posted a “Let’s Talk” question….remember those?  Yeah, it’s the kind of post that gets created by all of you.  We post the question, and you build the content by...
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Goodfluence Bicycle Tour: Cyclist Goes a Year Without Showering

09
Sep
2014
Goodfluence Bicycle Tour: Cyclist Goes a Year Without Showering

I’ve been talking about my amazing friend, Rob Greenfield a lot over the past year….and for good reason.  He’s a world changer and I’m so proud to call him my buddy. All of us can conserve more water, and in this article Rob shows how extreme you can be and still live a normal...
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Riding Interstate

09
Sep
2014
Riding Interstate

As I mentioned last week, after doing the Interstate event I was exhausted, and not quite ready to process how the three days of riding unfolded. I was finally able to sit and write my account of the weekend. Day 1: Kota Damansara – Fraser Hill The first day of Interstate found me ambivalent...
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How to Lose Weight by Cycling

09
Sep
2014

How to Lose Weight by Cycling   Cycling as a form of exercise for losing weight is actually a lot more than just putting one pedal encased foot in front of the other for rather long periods of time; it’s all about balancing routine with training regimes and changes to your diet. The first...
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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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