Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Recipe - Rude Health Turmeric Latte #RudelyAlternative #TryJanuary

Rude Health Turmeric Milk
So far for #TryJanuary, I've provided #RudelyAlternative dairy-free recipes for Hot Chocolate, Almond Banana Pancakes, and of course Dairy-free Porridge. In this post, I'm introducing the scrumptious and nutritious Rude Health Turmeric Latte - a wonder for the taste buds, and for the body.

Turmeric is a super-spice. Made from ground root, and traditionally found in plenty of curry powders, it has been shown to have benefits ranging from sun protection, to being an anti-depressant.

Whether you manage to feel the numerous benefits or not, the spice also has a great flavour. This warming winter drink is a winner for cold evenings and early starts.


Ingredients (Serves 2)

  • 400ml Rude Health Almond Drink
  • 2 tsp turmeric powder 
  • 1 tsp ginger powder 
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper 
  • Pinch of black pepper 


Method

  1. Measure out 400ml of almond milk
  2. Add the spices and pepper
  3. Heat gently on the hob, stirring constantly
  4. Froth with a handheld drinks frother
  5. Enjoy!
Turmeric Milk
Golden Goodness


Saturday, 14 January 2017

Review - Stance Camo Fusion Wire Running Socks

Everybody likes good socks. Stance make some great ones; whether it's for running or casual wear.

The Stance Camo Fusion Wire socks are a lightweight pair of running socks; providing minimal cushioning, but maximum comfort.

I'm a big fan of the design pattern, and Stance have added some neat little details like the reflective logo for increased visibility.

The Stance Fusion Wire socks feature a breathable mesh to help your feet to air; but reinforced toes and heels to help keep the socks durable.

These feel supportive, comfortable, and they seem to be lasting well.

Check out the great range from Stance at Stance.com (Link) 



Thursday, 12 January 2017

How To Make A Bar-End Tubeless Tyre Repair Plug

How to make a tubeless tyre repair plug
If you've read my post 'Top Tips for Tubeless Tyres', you'll know that a tubeless 'plug' is a really useful device, for plugging larger holes in a tubeless tyre that your sealant is struggling to fill.

The idea of a tubeless plug is pretty simple. It is a needle with a strip of rubber threaded through it; to plug the hole, you push the rubber strip into the hole, then pull it back through just enough to leave the rubber strip wedged in the hole. You then cut off the loose ends with some scissors or a knife.

Tubeless plugs, or bungs (as they are also known) are great at filling in flint cuts and other puncture repairs that your tubeless sealant is struggling to solidify in.

The only trouble with them, is that the sharp needle isn't the ideal thing to house in your saddlebag, next to your inner tubes (for obvious reasons). More pressing though, is that in order for a tubeless plug to work, you to get it into the hole pretty quickly; so having it accessible is crucial.

For both of the above reasons, I've found storing your tubeless plug in one of your bar-end plugs, is ideal. Here's how to make one...


Kit required

  • Spare old inner tube
  • Small scissors
  • Large sewing needle
  • Rubber bolt cover
  • Presta valve cap
  • Bar-end plug


Step 1 - Push the valve cap into the rubber bolt cover, then push the sharp end of the needle through the two - effectively hiding the sharp end of the needle

How to make a tubeless tyre repair plug to house in your bar end


Step 2 - Place the bolt cover inside your bar-end plug, then pack Sugru into the cavities: creating a cone around the needle to add extra strength. Leave for 24 hours to set.



Step 3 - Cut a thin strip of inner tube with your scissors. Thread it through the eye of the needle.

How to make a tubeless tyre repair plug to house in your bar end


An even simpler option is to tape a needle from a tubeless repair kit, inside a bar-end plug.

How to make a tubeless tyre repair plug to house in your bar end


Step 4 - Now you can safely house the plug inside your handlebars. Ready for action.

How to make a tubeless tyre repair plug to house in your bar end


A homemade tubeless tyre plug, easy to grab when your sealant is struggling...

How to make a tubeless tyre repair plug to house in your bar end


Note: keep the scissors and spare piece of inner tube in your saddlebag, so that you can chop off the end of the plug when you've used it, and make a new strip.