Posts Tagged ‘ Cycling Related Blogs ’

My Mt. Bonnell Cycling Adventure….Thanks Toyota

July 11, 2012
By
My Mt. Bonnell Cycling Adventure….Thanks Toyota

I’m always up for something new and exciting, so when I heard about the Toyota RAV4 Adventure Club event going on at MapMyFitness I decided to take part in it. There is a contest component to this event, and they are giving away a Tom Tom Go Live to help you navigate your future...
Read more »

Tags: , , ,
Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off

‘Joining the Century Club’ – Training, by Aaron Madrid

July 10, 2012
By
‘Joining the Century Club’ – Training, by Aaron Madrid

Here is part 2 of Aaron Madrid’s ‘Century’ series. You can check out the first installment here and keep your eyes peeled for further editions.  Today @AaronMadrid talks about training and preparation for your event, both physical and mental and how #30daysofbiking helped motivate him so much! Joining the Century Club – Part 2...
Read more »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Guest Post, Motivation | 6 Comments »

Pedal Away the Funk

July 9, 2012
By
Pedal Away the Funk

On and off for the past month (maybe more) I’ve been in a bit of a funk, and if it wasn’t for the bike I’m not sure what sort of state I would currently be in.  It’s all be based on some self-induced stress, and the resulting condition has been a clouded mind and...
Read more »

Tags: , , ,
Posted in Make it Happen Mondays | 18 Comments »

Le Tour so far

July 3, 2012
By
Le Tour so far

  Today will see the start of stage 3 of the 2012 Tour de France and the first time the riders will have hit French soil in the race.  This years edition of the race was always going to have a different feel to it due to high-profile riders missing out on the race...
Read more »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in #bikeschool, Pro Cycling | 4 Comments »

#bikeschool: Inspiration

June 26, 2012
By
#bikeschool: Inspiration

As part of our continuing series of inspirational guest writing we have a timely piece about the personal battles people face with parts of the Tour de France.  Having suffered a stroke, Kim battled with courage and strength to take on her personal challenge at the 2009 Tour de France. “…the nastiest hill I...
Read more »

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in #bikeschool | 9 Comments »

Cycling: Lose Yourself. Find Yourself

June 22, 2012
By
Cycling: Lose Yourself. Find Yourself

There’s no denying that surfing is an incredible zen-like sport where people can jump right into nature, become one with the environment, and kiss God all at once.  But I’d like to add cycling to the small list of activities that help you lose yourself and find yourself all at the same time. The...
Read more »

Tags: , , , ,
Posted in Motivation, Uncategorized | 22 Comments »

He Who Hesitates is a Damned Fool

June 18, 2012
By
He Who Hesitates is a Damned Fool

I’d have to try really hard to find some sort of connection between the legendary actress, May West, and cycling….but because I love this quote of hers so much I’m going to do my best to make it happen.  (Oh, and I’ve decided to take off the “Make it Happen Monday” part off the...
Read more »

Tags: , , , , ,
Posted in Make it Happen Mondays, Motivation | 6 Comments »

#bikeschool: Bike Friends

June 5, 2012
By
#bikeschool: Bike Friends

If you read my #bikeschool post from last week you’ll not be surprised to hear that I have not been anywhere near my bike this week and it’s already starting to send me a little bit crazy! I keep seeing guys and gals riding around on all sorts of bikes, not just carbon racers...
Read more »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in #bikeschool | 5 Comments »

Make it Happen Monday: Comparison to Your Best Self

May 14, 2012
By
Make it Happen Monday: Comparison to Your Best Self

I’m definitely of the opinion that we should strive to be the best person that we can possibly be….but sometimes making comparisons to your “best self” can have negative results. When I was around 14 years old, I spent a lot of my summers playing golf.  My friends and I would bike over to...
Read more »

Tags: , , , , , ,
Posted in Make it Happen Mondays, Motivation | 7 Comments »

Make it Happen Monday: Your One and Only Body

May 7, 2012
By
Make it Happen Monday: Your One and Only Body

That body of yours is the only one you’ll ever have.  What are you going to do with it?  Being involved in the world of Fitness for a large part of my life, this statement has always lingered in my mind.  What people do with their bodies is ultimately up to them, but why...
Read more »

Tags: , , , , , , ,
Posted in Make it Happen Mondays | 6 Comments »

#bikeschool: To Pro or not to Pro

May 1, 2012
By
#bikeschool: To Pro or not to Pro

As I’ve said before, I’m a cycle race fan.  Whether it be pro or local amateur racing, I like watching/reading/learning and would say a great deal of my love of cycling has come from watching professional racing and I try to imitate a lot of that in my training, style and biking ‘image’.  You...
Read more »

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in #bikeschool | 3 Comments »

Family and Bikes…The Rest is Just Stuff

April 20, 2012
By
Family and Bikes…The Rest is Just Stuff

Yeah, it’s true.  There really are only two things that matter to me…..my Family, and Cycling.  Seriously, if I could fill my days with nothing other than these two things I would consider myself an utter success.  My Family and the Bike matter so much to me, that I’ve spent the past few years...
Read more »

Tags: , , , ,
Posted in Uncategorized | 22 Comments »

Sponsors

Featured on these top sites

Blog Partners

Cycling 360 Podcast

Causes

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.

Sports Drink Homebrew

Please send us your questions for our Expert Sports Nutritionist, Kelli Jennings to “Ask the Sports Nutritionist“. Kelli Jennings is a Registered Dietitian with a passion for healthy eating, wellness, & sports nutrition. For more information go to www.apexnutritionllc.com.

Nutrition Tips