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The Lost Month

July 11, 2014
The Lost Month

July is a lost month for cycling fans. Our DVR fills with 21 stage races that are watched and re-watched, armchair analyzed as if we could have an inkling as to what riders are experiencing. We watch colors of the peloton cut through lush green pastures as helicopters capture the speed of riders moving...
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Shakedown Cruise: The Peugeot (Part 2)

June 27, 2014
Shakedown Cruise: The Peugeot (Part 2)

The build was finally complete and all that was left was the shakedown cruise. I carried her down my front stairs and the fresh tires hit the pavement for the first time. Throwing my leg over, I immediately felt the difference in this bike compared to my others. Nothing bad. Just….different. I was wearing jeans, because...
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November 1, 2013

I was out on Sunday with my favorite riding partner and we passed this word – the only unnatural thing on the expanse of this wall along the train tracks.  I told him I wanted to stop, and he waited patiently for me while I took this photo. We started off again.  He was...
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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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