Archive for November, 2017

Sleep and Cycling – Guide to Sleeping Well Before Your Race

November 27, 2017

I believe nobody questions anymore the vital role sleep plays in our lives, not just for the physical regeneration, but for our mental revival as well. Still, it’s salutary to know that when you’re a cyclist – professional or amateur – sleep has even a more foremost significance than it does for a non-athletic...
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Loving the BITE: Recovery Wrap-Up

November 26, 2017

Of my many tips to save time and sanity in the kitchen (found here), one of my favorites will always be the slow cooker. There’s something about having dinner done way ahead of time. Something about going for a late afternoon ride, and coming back to dinner being done. It’s not just not having...
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    November 2017
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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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