Nutrition Tip December 11 2010

11
Dec
2010

Fruit Juice Remember juice glasses?  The ones your Grandma had in her cupboard and held ~4-6 ounces?  In most kitchens, these are long gone.  When you pour yourself a glass of juice, you’re getting the same calories and grams of carbohydrates (without any of the fiber) you’d find in a piece of fruit, FOR...
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Shannon and I Reminisce Cycling in SKB

10
Dec
2010
Shannon and I Reminisce Cycling in SKB

It might be a tiny little island, but the Caribbean island of St. Kitts is home to some of the West Indies best cycling. Actually, it’s sister island Nevis is pretty dang good for cycling as well.  The area of the twin-islands is 261 square kilometers (101 square miles), with St. Kitts occupying 168 square kilometers...
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There Goes My Gatorade Sponsorship

09
Dec
2010
There Goes My Gatorade Sponsorship

By posting this, I realize that I’ve lost all hope of ever having my site sponsored by Gatorade (or Pepsico for that matter)…but I thought it made for an interesting story so I’m sharing it here today. On one of the routes that I’ve been riding over here in Florida, I roll past the...
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Winter Riding Wednesday – Bike Safe

08
Dec
2010

My teammate, Myron, is back once again with a great new series that will run each Wednesday in December. In September, Myron posted up some awesome articles in a series he called “Mac Mondays” and I’m very stoked to have him back once again for this one. As you know, I’m not a winter...
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Flooded Eardrums

07
Dec
2010
Flooded Eardrums

I really can’t figure this one out, and I need your help with something.  As you know, I’m cycling Florida for a few weeks.  Now, I’ve cycled in very hot and humid conditions and all sort of weather that is similar to that of Florida….but each ride I’ve taken here, something very strange has...
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I’ve Got the Music in Me

06
Dec
2010
I’ve Got the Music in Me

There is no shortage of blog posts, Twitter threads, and Linkedin comments talking about cycling with your iPod….but I wanted to join in on this one for a minute.  I’ve been listening to music while biking ever since I got my first mp4 player six months after becoming a road cyclist.  The first day...
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Disney’s Cycling Adventure Park

03
Dec
2010
Disney’s Cycling Adventure Park

We’re spending today at the Magic Kingdom in celebration of my Son Indie’s 5th Birthday.  Yeah, how cool is that?  There can’t be any better place to celebrate your birthday than Disney World when you’re a kid.  We’ll also be taking our Daughter there next week when we celebrate her 12th birthday.  Their birthday’s...
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Yoga for Cyclists: Loosen up your tight hips

02
Dec
2010
Yoga for Cyclists:  Loosen up your tight hips

Ahhh, what a great ride!  But ouch, my hips are so tight.  What can I do to stretch my hips? Believe it or not, cycling and yoga go very nicely hand in hand.  I’m excited to have Grace Wathen guest posting today with some great information for cyclists.  Being a cyclist herself, Grace knows...
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Look Who’s Loving the Bike – December 2010

01
Dec
2010
Look Who’s Loving the Bike – December 2010

As you know, at the top of each month we like to feature the amazing stories and memories of people who are loving the bike.  Please take a look at what our December lovers have to say.  We’d love to hear from you as well….feel free to submit your “Look Who’s Loving the Bike” story...
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Flatter Than Saskatchewan?

29
Nov
2010
Flatter Than Saskatchewan?

Have you ever ridden in Florida?  Well, up until last week I hadn’t….but I’d heard a lot about it. The one constant theme that would echo whenever I’ve heard people talking about riding here is “It’s really flat”. Hey, I grew up in the Prairies of Canada and I know all too well what...
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Nutrition Tip November 27 2010

27
Nov
2010

High Sodium Foods I know…when you’re watching what you eat, high-salt foods can rear their ugly head and start screaming for your attention.  And, the more you eat, the more you want.  Are you just low on willpower?  Believe it or not, sodium actually has addictive qualities that make you absolutely want, or even...
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How to Cycle a New Location

26
Nov
2010
How to Cycle a New Location

Have you ever arrived in a city or town that is new to you and been unsure as to where to ride?  Not knowing which streets and highways are “cycling friendly” can make it tough when taking that first ride in a new location. Arriving in Florida this week, put me in this exact...
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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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