My Riding Buddy

04
Nov
2011
My Riding Buddy

We had Dave Boyd guest post a little while back and he’s such a nice guy and great writer that we just had to have him back once again.  He honestly is one of the nicest people I’ve ever met and I hope you enjoy this beautiful little poem he wrote about his “Riding...
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Look Who’s Loving the Bike: November 2011

03
Nov
2011
Look Who’s Loving the Bike: November 2011

James Fredrickson – New York, NY “As I look back on my childhood, I can’t think of a single great moment that didn’t include my bike in some way.  It was everything to me.  I was my mode of transportation, my pathway to pretending I was Evil Kenevil, and my ticket to freedom.  Now...
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Loving the BITE: Walnuts – 3 Ways

03
Nov
2011
Loving the BITE: Walnuts – 3 Ways

Why not walnuts?  This question came to mind this week as I was deciding on our Loving the Bite key food.  They are absolutely packed with nutrients that will benefit your body.  And, as athletes, we’re always on a quest to nourish our bodies well, right? So, I began to search for good recipes. ...
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Bonaire Bike Holiday

02
Nov
2011
Bonaire Bike Holiday

Would you like to go cycling on and off road in Bonaire this winter?  Your Caribbean Cycling escape has arrived.  The price is incredible, the location is about as bikey exotic as you can get, and where else would you rather be this February than Bonaire? Bonaire is basically one incredible tropical oasis found...
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Roks and Bloks

02
Nov
2011
Roks and Bloks

No, I didn’t forget the c’s in the title to today’s post…..this one is all about two secret weapons I always take with me on certain rides.  Yep, I’m talking Clif Bar Shot Roks and Shot Bloks today…..plus we have a nice little giveaway for you as well (see bottom of post for details)....
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A morning ride with Mark Cavendish

01
Nov
2011
A morning ride with Mark Cavendish

  This morning I took part in a group ride with Mark Cavendish at the Redbridge Cycle Centre near Ilford in East London. I was lucky enough to win a place after entering a Facebook competition run by Holiday Inn who are the official hotel sponsors of the London 2012 Olympic Games. The day...
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#bikeschool: You Pick the Winner

01
Nov
2011
#bikeschool: You Pick the Winner

In last Thursday’s #bikeschool, we had a special question sponsored by our friends from Hydrapak. Anyone who answered Question #4 from the night was entered to win one of Hyrdapak’s brand new 2012 Wolly Mammoth water bottles.  These bottle aren’t even available for purchase yet and these bad boys are different from other insulated...
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Ask the Expert Bike Tech: Flat Tires

31
Oct
2011

Do you get flat tires on your bike and don’t know why? This week’s “Ask the Expert Bike Tech (and Professional Bicycle Fitter)” comes from Bill who asks: My son’s hybrid bike that he rides around campus is flatting on just about every ride.  It seems to be always flatting around the valve stem....
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Make it Happen Monday: If I Knew…

31
Oct
2011
Make it Happen Monday: If I Knew…

If I knew I had exactly 25 years to live, I’d be intent on living them well. I’m sure many times during those years, I would lose sight of time. And slip into a regular routine. If I knew I had 10 years to live, initially I would be quite concerned. I would make...
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Austin Bicycle Culture in VIDEO: Pedal People

28
Oct
2011

Earlier today we posted about Austin Cycling Culture in Photos, and now we’re back with an incredible video for you to watch called Pedal People.  This film was just released yesterday by Chad Treanor, a local director, photographer, editor, and film making genius.  Here is what Chad has to say about this film: Pedal People...
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Austin Bicycle Culture in Photos

28
Oct
2011
Austin Bicycle Culture in Photos

Austin, Texas is definitely a bikey kind of place and although I try to immerse myself in as much of the bike culture as I can…there is so much more that I just can’t get around to.  A new social media friend of mine, Jessica Alexander, is a total local cyclist and has gotten...
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Loving the BITE: Healthy Halloween Candy

27
Oct
2011
Loving the BITE: Healthy Halloween Candy

Candy on the brain?  If you didn’t before, you probably do now.  But never fear, as we approach Halloween, and all the candy that comes with it, I have an easy recipe for a sweet treat that features an incredible SuperFood: Ginger.  Yes, this treat is a treat (I didn’t take out all the...
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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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