Loving the Bike TV: Love Where You Live

26
Nov
2014

Do you love where you live?  If not, I’m here to tell you to change it.  Yes, loving where you live is a huge part of Loving Life on and off the Bike.

If you don’t love where you live, there are two option.  1.  Suck it up and make yourself appreciate where you live.  2.  Move.

For me, sucking it up was not an option so I’ve moved myself around to get to where I am totally loving where I live.  Please excuse the shaking video for this week’s Loving the Bike TV….I had just got back from a ride and my hands were shaking.  I’ll explain more about why I have shaky hands in Friday’s post.

I Support This Kickstarter Cycling Project

25
Nov
2014
I Support This Kickstarter Cycling Project

Okay, so I seriously must get asked to help support a cycling related Kickstarter project at least a few times each month.  Yeah, there seems to be a whole...
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5 Tips For Achieving Goals and Living Your Dream

24
Nov
2014
5 Tips For Achieving Goals and Living Your Dream

It’s #MakeitHappen Monday once again….and for our American friends it’s the start of Thanksgiving week.  So while all of you are pondering about how to make this one the best...
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Loving the BITE: Delicious Whole-Food Thanksgiving Menu 2014

20
Nov
2014
Loving the BITE: Delicious Whole-Food Thanksgiving Menu 2014

I’m not sure where 2014 went, but next week is Thanksgiving (US).  Are you planning the dinner? Do you know what you’re gonna make? Or, what about the next...
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Loving the Bike TV: Organic Entertainment

19
Nov
2014

I’m on my way home to Grenada as this post goes up, and man I am so looking forward to being back.  This quick trip to Florida has been...
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Why Don’t Bike Socks Last Longer?

18
Nov
2014
Why Don’t Bike Socks Last Longer?

Okay, so I’m lucky enough to live in a climate that allows me to go sockless each and every day of the year.  But I do wear them when...
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What is #MakeitHappen Monday?

17
Nov
2014
What is #MakeitHappen Monday?

We’ve been posting a #MakeitHappen article pretty much every Monday for almost four years.  But what exactly is the point?  There are two main reasons for kicking off the...
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Panniers and Paninis

14
Nov
2014
Panniers and Paninis

I’ve honestly never ridden a bike with a set of panniers.  I guess it’s because I’ve never gone bicycle touring or had a reason to carry things with them...
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5 Reasons Spin Classes Will Help You Beat the Winter Cycling Blues

14
Nov
2014
5 Reasons Spin Classes Will Help You Beat the Winter Cycling Blues

Winter can be a miserable time for fans of the outdoors, especially avid cyclists. Many will persevere and ride through wind, hail, dark and bitter temperatures but others put...
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Stay Lean this Winter Tip #4: Don’t Delay…Get Right Back on Track

13
Nov
2014
Stay Lean this Winter Tip #4: Don’t Delay…Get Right Back on Track

Stay Lean This Holiday Season You are always just one good workout (or ride) or one good meal/snack from being right back on track.  If I’ve said it once,...
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Loving the Bike TV: Your Own Reality

12
Nov
2014

I’m a believer of creating your own reality and creating your own culture….and feel it’s an important part of Loving Life on and off the Bike.  In this edition...
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5 Things to do With Your Road ID in the Off-Season

11
Nov
2014
5 Things to do With Your Road ID in the Off-Season

I’ve been wearing a Road ID on my wrist for about the past 5 years.  Luckily I’ve never needed any medical staff to make use of it, but I...
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Sugar Alternatives for Energy and Hydration

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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