Peace on Earth. Ride Your Bike.

22
Dec
2014

For as long as history can remember, people have been making Christmas wishes.  Speaking words of wisdom and prayers for Peace On Earth.  Something we all want.  Something so amazing that it’s hard to even imagine.

Peace Love BicycleAnother year goes by.  John Lennon sings out….”So this is Christmas, and what have you done?”  Sounds of hope for Peace hanging heavy in the air.  Warm thoughts fill our minds as the Christmas Spirit fills the Universe.

All year long we personally struggle to create peace within our own homes and circle of influence.  Finding ourselves in our own wars and conflicts.  Sometimes so hard to keep our own Peace.  It’s no wonder the world leaders cannot achieve it.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again….with complete certainty and absolute seriousness.  Many of the problems within our own personal world, and those of planet earth would be eliminated if everyone rode a bike.

May you find Peace in your home this Christmas.  May you have Goodwill to your Family.  May the Christmas Spirit stay with you all year.  Ride Your Bike.

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19
Dec
2014
Stand on the Pedals or Sit in the Saddle?

It’s the questions I hear from thousands of cyclists…..when climbing a hill, should I stand on my pedals or sit in the saddle? We watch pro cycling and get...
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Loving the BITE: Nourishing Gifts for Cyclists 2014 & FREE Giveaway!

18
Dec
2014
Loving the BITE: Nourishing Gifts for Cyclists 2014 & FREE Giveaway!

Want a nourishing gift for someone in your life? For a cyclist, athlete, or anyone, really? Here are 5 great Loving the Bite options that you can make in...
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Loving the Bike TV: Never Say Never

17
Dec
2014

Even on a small Caribbean island like Grenada, anything is possible.  Who would imagine a cool reality game show being based out of Grenada….and who would have imagined an...
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Motorized Bicycles

16
Dec
2014
Motorized Bicycles

I’m going to say this right now: I feel a little blasphemous writing about motorized bicycles on Loving the Bike. Sorry Darryl, but it’s difficult to enjoy every bike...
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The #MakeitHappen Alphabet

15
Dec
2014
The #MakeitHappen Alphabet

What’s the first positive thing that pops into your head when you go through the alphabet?   Anything can happen. Believe in something. Create opportunities. Dream. Eat Ice Cream....
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3 Things You Must Do in Grenada….But Haven’t

12
Dec
2014
3 Things You Must Do in Grenada….But Haven’t

Yes, this is a cycling lifestyle blog…..but it’s also my outlet to the world, so sometimes I talk more about lifestyle than I do about bikes.  Well this time...
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Loving the BITE: The Great Oat and Intact Grains

11
Dec
2014
Loving the BITE: The Great Oat and Intact Grains

You’ve heard of whole grains vs. refined grains. You’ve seen the food guide pyramid with grains at the base. And now, you’ve likely heard of completely grains-free eating from...
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Loving the Bike TV: Finding Your Place

10
Dec
2014

How exactly do we choose our career path?  You know, it’s only the thing that the we’ll do for the majority or a big chunk of our lives.  No...
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Riding in Cambodia

09
Dec
2014
Riding in Cambodia

Last month I flew to Cambodia for some R&R and visa-related purposes. It was my first time there and so I didn’t know what to expect from the food,...
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I Don’t Get It. I Totally Don’t Understand.

08
Dec
2014
I Don’t Get It.  I Totally Don’t Understand.

Love me or hate me for it….but here’s a bunch of things about people and life that I just don’t understand: I don’t get the concept of racing to...
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How Cyclists Can Prevent Erectile Dysfunction

05
Dec
2014
How Cyclists Can Prevent Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a common problem, but this doesn’t mean it isn’t distressing to those who suffer from it. With this in mind, you might be determined to...
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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.

Answer:

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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