Helios: Transform Any Bike into a Smart Bike

12
Aug
2014
Helios: Transform Any Bike into a Smart Bike

I already told you about the cool technology created by Darkside Scientific and Lit Motors, both part of the Apron Project put together by Progressive.  Well, another company in the Apron Project that’s doing great things is Helios….and this time it’s all about bicycles. Helios makes handlebars, and they are the first company to integrate a headlight...
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No Time to Ride

12
Aug
2014
No Time to Ride

While I was home in the US I had lots of lofty goals for riding. I was going to go out on a bunch of my old routes, do a couple of centuries and help out my teammates at some races. I did just about none of these. I was able to get out...
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Fist Pump Celebration

11
Aug
2014
Fist Pump Celebration

I’m all about celebrating small victories, especially those that happen on a bicycle.  But something I experienced while on a ride last week helped remind me just how important it really is. I rode past a guy jogging as I made my way towards the airport where I looped around to come back.  As...
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Caribbean Cycling Adventure

08
Aug
2014
Caribbean Cycling Adventure

Caribbean Cycling Adventure by Royston (Knights of Mobay) It takes a great deal of time and dedication to get into the best shape of your life. Lots of hours in the gym, on the bike, eating right and counting calories. You just come in from a long ride and the love of your life,...
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Loving the BITE: Just 3 Words – Dried. Mango. Strips.

07
Aug
2014
Loving the BITE: Just 3 Words – Dried. Mango. Strips.

You want real foods on the bike?  I’ve got 3 words for you: Dried. Mango. Strips.  They’re portable, they’re not sticky, not too sweet and incredibly refreshing. But, how do they stack up to other fueling options?  Are they a good choice in terms of nutrients that your body can use while pedaling? This week, we’ll...
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Strava Attack Part II

06
Aug
2014
Strava Attack Part II

A few weeks ago I talked about setting out on a ride with the mission of taking back a lost KOM on Strava.  Yeah, I’ve recently become a Stravaholic along with several other cyclists. Well, the last time I wasn’t successful in my mission….but this time it’s a different story.  Yesterday I got a...
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Lock Your Nuts: Bike Wheel Theft Solution

06
Aug
2014
Lock Your Nuts: Bike Wheel Theft Solution

A group of students from University of Southern California (USC) have what they feel is the answer to bike wheel theft.  By racking their educated brains and “thinking like a thief”, they created the patent pending Nutlock design to help with the all too familiar problem many cyclists face. Today, the Nutlock crew launches their Kickstarter...
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Loving the Bike TV: Just Go

06
Aug
2014

You won’t know if you don’t go.  That’s basically the answer our adventurous Loving the Bike family has taken when making our massive moves around the world. Yeah, we’ve moved to several locations that were all totally new to us without overly researching things or knowing exactly what we were getting into. I might...
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Goodfluence Bicycle Tour: Week 8

05
Aug
2014
Goodfluence Bicycle Tour: Week 8

“Ghandi on a bicycle” continues to roll along the United States.  Some people may laugh at my claim, but I have a very good feeling that one day we’ll look upon Rob Greenfield like we do other amazing human beings who walked the earth and changed things for the better. Here’s a few words...
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Adjusting Your Reach

05
Aug
2014
Adjusting Your Reach

Last week, instead of writing this post on dealing with a bike that is off, I wanted to convey my thought processes as I ride such a bike. The bike I ride while I’m back in the US is the first new road bike I ever got, a 2002 Trek 1000. It was my...
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Success is for YOU

04
Aug
2014
Success is for YOU

I can remember it clearly, although sometimes I’m not sure if it was reality or a dream.  I was sitting in the waiting room of a physiotherapy office years ago in Canada.  I began talking to an old man who had one of those oxygen masks attached to his face and had a canister...
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Cycling with Glass on the Road

02
Aug
2014
Cycling with Glass on the Road

As I showed you in this video a couple weeks ago, the people of Grenada are shaping up their bodies for Carnival which is now pretty much under way.  Along with the fitness shape up, from the extra broken glass I’ve come across on the roads….a lot of people are also getting their drinking ability in shape...
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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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