Power of Mental Suffering

16
Jan
2013
Power of Mental Suffering

Not only does cycling require physical strength and energy, it also includes a whole lot of mental power as well.  If fact, the power of mental suffering can help you do things on a bike that power and strength could never do. It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginning cyclist making your way up...
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The Sufferfest: Tour of Sufferlandria

15
Jan
2013
The Sufferfest: Tour of Sufferlandria

  If you’ve read my ramblings for any length of time you’ll know I like a damn good flogging on the turbo trainer from time to time and 2013 is set to be no different.  This month we see the creation of the newest early season tour  – the Tour of Sufferlandria   Straight from...
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Team Troll: Fighting Parkinson’s With Their Bikes

14
Jan
2013
Team Troll: Fighting Parkinson’s With Their Bikes

We support everyone who is using the bike to do good things for the world.  Every so often we like to feature a company or cycling organization that does something cool….this time around we’re highlighting Team Troll.  These guys look cool, and are definitely making it happen. Team Troll Parkinson’s Disease is an ugly,...
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Loving the BITE: Anti-nausea Food For Athletes

10
Jan
2013
Loving the BITE: Anti-nausea Food For Athletes

It happens to cyclists, runners, mountain bikers, and climbers alike.  Sometimes, while you’re out there, your stomach just isn’t right.  You feel nauseous and you’re not sure why.  Same pre-training fuel, same during the ride fuel.  Maybe it happens every time without fail, or just on long rides, or just in high heat.  While...
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Creating the Ultimate Cycling City

09
Jan
2013
Creating the Ultimate Cycling City

Have you ever stopped to think of all the great things you’d include if you had the power to design your own city?  Well, if you’re a passionate cyclist you’d definitely want that city to cater to your love for the bike, and I know you’d make it as bicycle friendly as possible. I...
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Fantasy Cycling 2013

08
Jan
2013
Fantasy Cycling 2013

2013 is here and with it brings the awesome new Fantasy Cycling league brought to you by road.cc. This year we have a new and improved fantasy game to bring you, the new bit is from me (I’ve given the league a new name) and the road.cc chaps are supplying the excellent, improved game...
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Spread Love. Love Everyone

07
Jan
2013
Spread Love. Love Everyone

One of the many things I’ve noticed over here in Grenada is how often people spread peace and love….especially the Rastas and Elderly. It’s such a beautiful thing, and it makes me wonder why more of this is not done in other parts of the world.  The other night we were leaving the beach...
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Non-Sugar Nutrition for Cyclists

05
Jan
2013

Non-Sugar Nutrition for Cyclists Rick Asks: Because of my recent gastric bypass surgery, sugar is a huge issue with me.  Eating anything with more than 8 grams of sugar causes me to have major intestinal issues.  I have to be extremely careful, especially while riding.  On long rides I will take Gu packages and...
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The power of #bikeschool

02
Jan
2013
The power of #bikeschool

If you don’t already know about the absolute biggest and greatest online meeting place for cyclists, then you most definitely need to check out #bikeschool in 2013.  If you don’t know the whole #bikeschool story and what it’s all about, have a quick read through our description of this weekly cycling Twitter chat. #bikeschool...
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Happy New Year!

01
Jan
2013
Happy New Year!

  Happy New Year to everyone from all of the Loving The Bike crew. Thank you to all of our sponsors and the many contributors from around the world. We look forward to a successful 2013 and hope you can join us throughout the year where ever you are. We have some exciting things...
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2013: The #LuckyYear

31
Dec
2012
2013: The #LuckyYear

At the beginning of 2012 I declared it to be the Year of the Rockstar.  I told you all to be bold, put a swagger in your step, and make it the year where you make big things happen…..Rockstar Style. Well, it’s one year later and before going out there to ring in another...
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What Makes an Epic Mountain Bike Ride

28
Dec
2012
What Makes an <EM>Epic</EM> Mountain Bike Ride

It’s time for another one of our mountain bike monthly features….this time Greg from Singletracks let’s us know what he feels is an Epic Mountain Bike Ride. What Makes an Epic Mountain Bike Ride By Greg Heil The word “epic” has been entirely overused in recent days, and especially in mountain biking circles. It seems like every...
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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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