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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Loving the BITE: Black Pepper Tenderloin

15
Mar
2012
Loving the BITE: Black Pepper Tenderloin

It’s been said that “simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” If this is true, this week’s Loving the Bite key ingredient is super-sophisticated. It’s a very simple food that’s been around for thousands of years, and you almost definitely have in your kitchen right now. And yet, in all its simplicity, it promotes health by...
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Greatest Cyclist of All Time

14
Mar
2012
Greatest Cyclist of All Time

It’s a loaded question, but who do you feel is the Greatest Cyclist of All Time…and why?  Labelling someone the Greatest was not something I was willing to do on my own, so I left this one up to a panel of expert judges to do it for me.  Here’s a look at who...
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#bikeschool: Cycling as a World Financial Booster

13
Mar
2012
#bikeschool: Cycling as a World Financial Booster

If everyone rode bikes, would the World be free from economic issues?  I’m no financial expert, but I sure would love to give it a try and see what happens. With all the great work Stevie does over here with the weekly #bikeschool posts, we’re giving him the day off so that I can...
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A First Time Triathlete Focuses on Good Shoes

12
Mar
2012
A First Time Triathlete Focuses on Good Shoes

My pal Tammy is a cyclist taking part in her first triathlon, and she’s here to tell you about her new Pearl Izumi syncroFloat IV shoes. My Pearl Izumi syncroFloat IV Review by Tammy I am a cyclist and really love being out on the road with my bike.  Although I enjoy it so...
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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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