A number of companies now produce fitness food for cyclists, but whether the stuff is actually good remains a question. For those who would rather cook their own cycle-friendly fare chef Biju Thomas and Dr. Allen Lim have released the cookbook Feed Zone Portables. This 288 page book offers 75 new recipes for portable food to take on the go.
SOS means many things. It is the universal distress and it does remind us of that kind of lame song by The Police. But the SOS Rehydration Drink is the only product to use the World Health Organization’s oral rehydration standards. This isn’t just another energy or sports drink, as it can reportedly enhance the body’s water absorption process by mixing the correct amount of electrolytes and sugars. The SOS has only 25 calories per serving and a low osmolality of 230 Osm/L to more effectively transport water into the body. It can thus be used before, during or after exercise to aid rehydration and recovery. Video after the jump
After a long ride you may feel like you’ve earned a treat. Maybe you’ve burned enough calories for an ice cream even. One creamery, the Peddler’s Creamery in Los Angeles, makes sure you’ve earned those calories. The ice cream shop makes artisan bicycle-churned organic dairy and non-dairy ice cream. Read the rest of this entry »
From Motherboard: In 1897, a Bicycle Superhighway Was the Future of California Transit
In 1897, a wealthy American businessman named Horace Dobbins began construction on a private, for-profit bicycle superhighway that would stretch from Pasadena to downtown Los Angeles. It may seem like a preposterous notion now—everyone knows Angelenos don’t get out of their cars—but at the time, amidst the height of a pre-automobile worldwide cycling boom, the idea attracted the attention of some hugely powerful players. And it almost got built. Read the rest of this entry »
BlenderBottle has a new container. This one doesn’t mix liquids. The GoStak is a stackable bottle for (mostly) dry goods. We say bottle, because each component is a canister, about the footprint of most bottles – though BlenderBottle says there will be a larger diameter system available later this year. Read the rest of this entry »
Protein bars are often thought to be the right snack for muscle growth and recovery. CLIF Builder’s realizes that sometimes one 10 gram protein bar isn’t enough. It’s now providing CLIF Builder’s in 10, 20 and 30 gram protein bars. Read the rest of this entry »
There’s a few bottles out there that offer a filter to clean tap water. WaterFiller is one of the newer ones. This bottle comes with a foam filter that cleans water from chlorine, bad tastes and odors from water before you drink it. The bottle has a new shape that takes one hand to operate, leaving the other free for tasks, such as keeping a hand on your handlebars. Video after the Jump
Honey Stinger’s line of energy chews have always been a good option for cyclists putting in serious miles. A few bites are enough to help riders go the distance, and the company has now introduced a caffeinated cherry cola flavor to its lineup.
Each packet of chews contains 160 calories with 32 milligrams of caffeine derived from white tea. Cherry Cola Energy Chews are gluten-free and dairy-free and provide 100 percent of the recommended daily amount of vitamin C. This flavor of chews contains 95 percent organic ingredients.
Chew and go.
From Sports Techie: March Madness Bracket Based on Each Team’s Social Media Prowess
There are many ways to fill out a bracket. Some die-hard college basketball fans have watched as many games as they can during the season and are confident in filling out their bracket based on their own knowledge. Read the rest of this entry »
Weekend Reading List (03.16.2013): Climbing Tower, Back Country Dangers, Mad Snacks, Charlie Don’t Surf
From GearJunkie: Industrial Wasteland Transformed into Climbing Paradise (in Buffalo, NY)
Buffalo, New York, isn’t a climbing hot spot, but it appears that could be about to change. A project dubbed Silo City Rocks is renovating a 100-year-old grain elevator on the Buffalo River into one of the largest and most unique climbing facilities in North America. Read the rest of this entry »
To come up with three new flavors, electrolyte enhanced drink tablet maker Nuun asked for customer input. The three flavors that they came up with as a result are Lemonade, Watermelon, and caffeine-enhanced Cherry Limeade. Flavors will be available just in time for spring. Read the rest of this entry »
There are plenty of wearable devices that can track activity as well as calorie intake. However the actual tracking isn’t actually accurate because these devices – including heart rate monitors – can’t determine an individual’s specific metabolism and thus can’t really determine how fast one is really burning calories. While the devices aren’t technically guessing, the results aren’t 100 percent accurate, and this is why some users don’t see the results they think they should be getting. Read the rest of this entry »
Lance Comes Clean
From BikeRadar: Lance Armstrong confesses to EPO and blood doping
Lance Armstrong has told Oprah Winfrey that not only did he use EPO and blood dope throughout his career, but that it was also impossible to win seven Tours de France as he did, without drugs. Read the rest of this entry »