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Five tips for better fueling

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Fueling for endurance activities requires training in itself – practice and experiment to nail down a strategy that works for you.  Dr. Allen Lim from Skratch Labs shares some of his tips after decades of coaching pro endurance athletes to help you find a fuel & hydration strategy that will make your body & mind perform better.

1. Eat & Drink Early & Consistently

Create a schedule for eating and drinking so that you don’t get behind.

2. Don’t Just Drink Water

When we sweat - we lose water and electrolytes - 90% of which is salt or sodium chloride. Between sodium and chloride, it’s sodium that is most important for us to replace.

3. Eat Real Food

While pre-packaged foods like bars, gels, and chews are convenient and tout performance, it’s important to realize that real food can work just as well if not better than engineered nutrition and is likely going to be easier to digest.  

4. Learn What you Need in Training

Competition day is not the day that you want to be experimenting with yourself or your fuel. So try different hydration and fueling strategies during training well before the big day.

5. Come in Well-Fed and Well-Rested

While proper training is obviously important, making sure you are well rested coming into an event is sometimes even more critical. 

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MAGICSHINE® ALLTY 1000 DAYTIME RUNNING LIGHT

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Available HERE Our newest all in one design bike light with independent DRL(Daytime Running Light) Allty 1000 is a great road & commuter light as well as a helmet light for a MTB setup. Single CREE XP-L V6 LED produces 1000 verified lumens with 3 steady modes and 2 flash modes. Beam spread is at 21 degrees. The Allty 1000’s day time running light is akin to the ones found on automobiles. An independent LED with constant 25lm output of steady visibility for oncoming traffic during road commutes, intended to increase cyclists’ road presence at medium distance without causing discomfort...

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FACTOR O2 VAM - Rewrite the Rules

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The new benchmark for ultralight performance and the ultimate expression of Factor’s design and manufacturing expertise. VAM (Velocita Ascensionale Media,) is the latest marvel to emerge from the Factor Carbon Lab™. The O2 VAM combines three years of data from our O2 Project with demanding fabrication techniques, redefining what is possible and shattering industry norms. Turning convention on its ear, VAM shines on the unforgiving ramps of Passo dello Stelvio, but owing to its unprecedented stiffness to weight ratio and unparalleled ride quality, is equally suitable for a local century ride. VAM obsessively detailed fabrication technology and selection of materials...

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Santic Cycling Clothing - Quality & Price

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Santic Cycling Clothing - Quality & Price

As cyclists we want the best product for an affordable price. We all know that feeling when you're half way through your ride and those expensive shorts have literally become a pain in the arse!

We now have the option of Santic in NZ and I've been testing these products for over a year (Cycling Shoes, Socks, Cycling Bib shorts, Cycling Jerseys, & Cycling Gloves) and think they're great. I would not try any other brand unless they compare to Santic.

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