Create Your Own Attitude

09
May
2016
Create Your Own Attitude

I’ve talked many times about Creating Your Own Culture, and I’m still a firm believer that everyone should have the confidence to be able to do that.  But there’s also the idea of creating your own attitude. I don’t know about you, but my mood and vibe can be drastically affected by those around...
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Loving the BITE: High Protein Chia Pudding Makes a Great Snack

05
May
2016

We’ve got a new high-protein snack option this week. Actually, it’s a great option for breakfast, lunch, snacks, pre-training or recovery. Let’s just call it versatile. It uses just 4-5 ingredients, packs in a whopping amount of protein (especially for a snack that can be made with vegetarian/vegan only ingredients), and utilizes the great...
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The Island in the Middle of the Mediterranean Blue – Spending Quality Time in Cyprus

05
May
2016
The Island in the Middle of the Mediterranean Blue – Spending Quality Time in Cyprus

The Republic of Cyprus is found off the coasts of Turkey and Syria, in the East Mediterranean Sea. It is the most populous island in the Mediterranean Sea and is known for its beaches and wine-growing regions. Include these locations in your Cyprus travel planner to get the most out of your visit to...
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Serfas Grab Bag for Cyclists

03
May
2016
Serfas Grab Bag for Cyclists

Serfas is a company that supplies pretty much every main cycling accessory for people who ride bikes.  Their line up includes saddle, pumps, lights, tires, shoes, tools, apparel, and a bunch of other cycling accessories. I was in need of a good floor pump and multi tool, so I reached out to Serfas because...
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Loving the BITE: Why Cheat Meals are Oh-So-Important

28
Apr
2016
Loving the BITE: Why Cheat Meals are Oh-So-Important

Growing up, I don’t think I had ever had proper fish and chips. That was, until a trip to England and Ireland about 9 years ago. We spent 12 days between the 2 countries, and I must have eaten fish and chips 7 of those days. I absolutely loved it. And don’t worry, we...
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Bicycle Floor Pumps with Attitude

26
Apr
2016
Bicycle Floor Pumps with Attitude

If you’re a road cyclist, I sure hope you own a floor pump.  You’d be surprised how many cyclists I talk to that don’t own one.  Actually, a floor pump is a must no matter what kind of bike you ride. So if you don’t currently own one, or if you’re in need of...
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Staying Warm on a Cool Spring Day

25
Apr
2016
Staying Warm on a Cool Spring Day

Yeah, I know for some of you out there you’re already riding in what others would call Summer like conditions.  But for many other cyclists on the planet, it’s still Spring and temperatures can fluctuate a lot.  So if you’re still needing to keep warm on those cool spring rides, this one’s for you....
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Loving the BITE: Amino Acid Run-Down

21
Apr
2016
Loving the BITE: Amino Acid Run-Down

Tucked away in my pantry, I have a bucket of powders, pills, and secret ingredients. It’s funny, as a self-proclaimed whole-food yogurt-making-hippie, I feel the need to sort of hide it in the back.  But, it’s very important to me, helps me feel recovered, strong, and balanced throughout the duration of season, and I wouldn’t...
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Loving the BITE: Recipe for a Healthy Road Trip

14
Apr
2016
Loving the BITE: Recipe for a Healthy Road Trip

Days: 10. Hours on the road: 45. Miles: 2879. Destinations: 7. Roadside pee stops for our 2 year old: 18 billion (don’t judge me). Nights camping in the sand: 2. States: 6. Speeding tickets: 0 (oh yeah!). Jalama burgers: 2 (Jalama Beach is a great cycling destination – wow!). These were the stats of my...
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I Am Totally Out of Date

11
Apr
2016
I Am Totally Out of Date

There was a time in my life…like even within the last 5 to 10 years….when I thought there is no way that I’d ever be out of the loop on music and technology.  Yeah, I would come across people who totally didn’t have a clue with what was hot in the music scene….and living...
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Loving the BITE: 1 Recipe, 6 Ingredients, 5 Minutes. Endless Awesome Energy Bars

07
Apr
2016
Loving the BITE: 1 Recipe, 6 Ingredients, 5 Minutes. Endless Awesome Energy Bars

What can you get with 6 ingredients, 1 recipe, and 5 minutes? Hmmm.  How about endless variations of a delicious, effective, whole-food energy bar!  It’s no joke.  In just minutes, you can make your own perfect energy bars.  These are tasty, real-food, great fuel, and require no cooking.  On the bike, you’ll find that...
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PRracer Launches Cool App Based Light/Camera

04
Apr
2016
PRracer Launches Cool App Based Light/Camera

With the introduction of app based technology, the cycling accessories industry is pumping out new products at an insanely fast rate.  Most of these products are launching through Kickstarter type funding campaigns, and the majority cross my path with a request to help promote what they’ve come up with. As I’ve mentioned before, 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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