It was the proudest cycling moment I’ve ever had,
and it didn’t even involve my bike.
The day was April 22, 2010…
the moment you became a cyclist.

You are only 4 years old,
and already part of a magnificent community.
A population of riders who’s lives are better,
because they ride a bike

Is this the start of a Tour de France champion,
a car-less commuter,
or recreational mountain biker?
Whether you keep with cycling or not,
you know I’ll Love you just the same.

As you sat on the bike saying, “I can do it”,
I just knew that you would soar.
I am so excited for you,
and as I sit here looking at the photos and videos…
I can’t help but let a tear roll down.

My little boy is riding a bike.
Freedom, Fitness, and Fascination await.
I am so incredibly proud of you, Indie.
I Love You so very much.

Enjoy Your Ride


Pin It

Featured on these top sites

Check Out These Sites

Cycling 360 Podcast


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.


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

Nutrition Tips