Let Me Introduce Myself – Video Style


For today’s post I’m going visual.  Even though I’ve only got a few posts under my belt, I wanted to mix it up and throw out a video instead of some writing.  The topic for the video is five things you can do when you aren’t able to get on the bike.  I hope you can understand my quick talking and Canadian accent.  This post honestly doesn’t include any mind blowing material…it’s just a chance for me to introduce myself and let you get to know me a little better.  Let me know if I should stick to the writing or if releasing future video posts is okay…..I promise not to cut my head off with the flip camera next time.  (Oh, and in my brief memory lapse, I called it the Garmin Edge 505 instead of 500.)

I had to post a follow up to the video blog above.  I’ve heard from some experts that when you’re video blogging it should be raw and organic….meaning you should do one (and only one) take and not do them over and over to get the perfect video.  Well, that’s exactly what I did….but I wanted the opportunity to add in a few things that I missed.  If I continue on with future video blogs, I vow to make them more interesting and to center myself in the frame.

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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.


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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