Cyclist Time To Hit The Gym

Well it’s winter time and the snow is piling up and the temperatures are cold enough to make a penguin happy, but for this cyclist winter time is my least favorite time when you add in the short days that are anything but bright. But it is the perfect time of year to start training…

Indoor Cycling Strength Workout #2

Following up on an earlier post with my first Indoor Cycling Strength Workout, a good instructor knows they can take one ride and turn into 2, 3 or even 4 variations by making tweaks here and there. If your are an instructor or a rider you tend to see the same faces in your class…

Indoor Cycling Strength Workout #1

For those of us where summer has given way to fall and then the  slow descent into winter, it’s getting time to take the ride inside onto a trainer or an Indoor Cycling class. As a certified Spinning Instructor I was always partial to a strength ride. I have to admit there is something about…

Moving for cyclist is a must

If you are like me and work inside a cubicle for most of the day, getting out on the bike for a ride is like breaking out of a cage and running away. Of course the other thing you most likely will find yourself dealing with are some tight muscles from all of that sitting…

Gluten Free Dairy Free Banana Oat Pancakes

I first came across this receipt for Gluten Free Dairy Free Banana Oat Pancakes in the Aug/Sept 2016 edition of Canadian Cycling Magazine from women’s pro-cyclist  Leah Kirchmann from Team Giant Liv. All that’s need to make these healthy delicious pancakes Gluten Free is to use Gluten Free Oats along with a handful of other…

Gluten Free Vegetarian Potato Crusted Quiche

Well what’s not to like about this Gluten Free Vegetarian Potato Crusted Quiche that works for any meal time! Tweak it by adding in some peppers instead of tomatoes or a combination. Nutrition Information Serves: 6 | Serving Size: 1 slice Per serving: Calories: 226 Total Fat: 13g Saturated Fat: 5g Monounsaturated Fat: 2g Cholesterol:…

Mac’n’cheese Bolognese

When you need to do a carb load or either pre or post ride nothing satisfies like a helping of pasta, and if this recipe was good enough for Mark Cavendish who am I to argue. Nice flavor and easily made gluten free by suing your favorite gluten free pasta. Check it out over at…

Calculate your Heart Rate

I remember the first time I used a Heart Rate monitor in a Spinning class. Finally I’d be able to work at the intensity the instructor wanted me to be at, all I had to do was set my age and voila the watch would tell me when I was the Target Hear Rate (THR)…

Gluten Free Oatmeal Protein Cookies

A nice simple recipe we found over at food.com that makes a versatile cookie which you can tweak with a few additions. We added raisins, because what’s more traditional in an oatmeal cookie than raisins? But you could easily add nuts, dried cranberries, dark chocolate chips, chia seeds or a mix. While the directions suggested…

Gluten Free Granola Receipe #1

As someone who has dealt with Celiac Disease over over 30 years I’ve seen a lot and I mean of lot of improvement not only in being able to eat gluten free outside of the home, but in the recipes available to make your own gluten free food at home. One of my favorite things…

Healthy Gluten Free Breakfeast Cookie

Ah breakfast the most important meal of the day … until it’s time to fuel or eat the next one! As one diagnosed with Celiac Disease over 30 years ago the food options back then were limited and required a lot of trial and error, but luckily with the kick to healthy eating and over…

PowerPod In-Depth Review | DC Rainmaker

As a somewhat data junkie, I’ve drawn the line at using power meters just based on their exceptionally high cost, and at a point I feel with my current Garmin Edge 1000 using Heart Rate gives me more that enough data. That said I have to admit I’ve always been intrigued about seeing what my…