Appreciate Your Ride

26
Jan
2015

Grenada Port Louis Fishing BoatsOur Loving the Bike tagline might be “Enjoy Your Ride”, but when it comes to Making it Happen I feel that “Appreciate Your Ride” is more applicable.

If this fast paced world of ours, taking time to smell the roses is happening less and less.  I know this has potential for sounding redundant and cheesy, but if we focus our attention on the beauty and magic around us….life is so much better.

In the end, it will be those moments of appreciation you remember the most.  What happens if you never take the time to focus on them?

Yes, I’m a guy who lives on a tropical Caribbean island with freaking amazing viewpoints all around.  But, it’s so easy for me to fly through the day without soaking it all in.  Many times I honestly have to make a conscious effort to switch up my attention.

I have learned something along the way.  The more times I force my attention on the beauty around me, the more my attention naturally sways to those things.  Hmmmm, Interesting.

We’re all cyclists, right?  Pretty much the easiest way to eat up all the appreciation around you is to jump on a bike and pedal along at a leisurely pace.  Your eyes open up wide.  Your soul expands.  The combination of happiness on the bike, and appreciation of that around you so easily creates those magic memories.

As we make our way through life…..on and off the Bike, always be sure to Appreciate Your Ride.

Belize Road Cycling and Mountain Bike – Land For Sale

24
Jan
2015
Belize Road Cycling and Mountain Bike – Land For Sale

You’ve heard me talk about how Belize and its incredible cycling culture, but I wanted to touch on it again and provide an opportunity for you to make it...
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Want To Perform Better? Understand the Performance Mind

23
Jan
2015
Want To Perform Better? Understand the Performance Mind

The last article we posted by Scott Price stirred up a lot of comments and controversy.  He’s back again with another “mind-provoking” article. The Performance Mind by Scott Price...
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Loving the BITE: See and Be Seen

22
Jan
2015
Loving the BITE:  See and Be Seen

A little over a month or so ago, I was asked to review a reflective vest for cycling in the dark. Since I’m often up long before the sun...
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Loving the Bike TV: Live an Adventure

21
Jan
2015

I’ve talked many times about doing new things and living outside your comfort zone, and this week I’m reinforcing this suggestion. Last weekend, my boys and I definitely climbed...
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Image, Dress Code, and Cycling

20
Jan
2015
Image, Dress Code, and Cycling

Would you show up to a formal business meeting wearing ripped jeans and a t-shirt?  How about showing up to a group road ride wearing baggy shorts and running...
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Clouds of Change

19
Jan
2015
Clouds of Change

Change is feared by us at times, created by us sometimes, often forced on us…..and sometimes desired. Depending on what the change is, and how it was initiated, it can...
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Loving the BITE: Achy Winter Joints? Fight Back!

15
Jan
2015
Loving the BITE: Achy Winter Joints? Fight Back!

If you’ve got sore, achy, or arthritic joints, cold weather brings out all the pain. Especially if you’re cycling through the pain this Winter, you can find relief by adding two...
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Loving the Bike TV: IYADWYADYAGWYAG

14
Jan
2015

Okay, so let me explain.  I saw these letters written on the wall of a restaurant way back like 20 years ago.  In this edition of Loving the Bike...
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12 Days into 2015

12
Jan
2015
12 Days into 2015

I didn’t watch the ball drop.  I never had a beer, wine, or Champaign.  In fact I never even made it to Midnight.  Here I am sitting 12 whole...
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The Original SUV by Ban-T

09
Jan
2015
The Original SUV by Ban-T

I only received one Christmas gift this year…..but when you get something as fantastic as this, who needs more? Yes, my friends from Ban T-Shirts sent me another one...
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Loving the BITE: Souper Fuel for Cold-Weather Rides

08
Jan
2015
Loving the BITE: Souper Fuel for Cold-Weather Rides

Just last week, I received an email from a Loving the Bike reader who wanted to know my opinion on using soup for fuel during an upcoming 24 hour...
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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.

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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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