Archive for January, 2014

It’s Just a Number

January 24, 2014
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It’s Just a Number

Jens Voigt ended stage three of the Tour Down Under wearing the most aggressive rider jersey. By professional cycling standards, Jens is an “old” man at 42. Yet his drive and determination keep him competitive and a joy for fans to watch. There’s nothing like Jens in the break. Whenever he decides to go...
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31 Day Do Good Challenge: Day 24

January 24, 2014
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31 Day Do Good Challenge: Day 24

I hope you all are still following along with our 31 Day Do Good Challenge, by Rob Greenfield and starting off 2014 in a way that will change your life and those around you. We all know that taking a bike ride or commute does good things for yourself and the World….but now we have...
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31 Day Do Good Challenge: Day 23

January 23, 2014
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31 Day Do Good Challenge: Day 23

Oh man, this one is going to be a challenge for me…how about you?  Before letting you know what the Do Good task is for day 23, take a second to think about how you are changing.  If you’ve been taking part in each of the challenges Rob has given you this month, I’m...
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The Smell of Bicycle Commuting

January 22, 2014
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The Smell of Bicycle Commuting

Yesterday on Twitter I gave a virtual high five to everyone who responded saying they had ridden to work that day.  All of us who ride our bikes to work can be lumped together as commuters, but the variety within this category differs greatly.  Some get their road bike training in on the way...
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31 Day Do Good Challenge: Day 22

January 22, 2014
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31 Day Do Good Challenge: Day 22

Not only will today’s challenge help you do good…..it will help your overall well being.  I used to read a lot of book on the topic of personal development and whenever they talked about forming or breaking a habit, they would say it takes 21 days of repetitive behavior.  Keep that in mind when...
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The Scavenger

January 21, 2014
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The Scavenger

Growing up I used to go to tag sales and flea markets with my mom. I collect old cameras, so it was always a mission to find one, but anything I thought was neat would get picked up. I love going on the hunt for something, and it’s no surprise that one of the...
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31 Day Do Good Challenge: Day 21

January 21, 2014
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31 Day Do Good Challenge: Day 21

When our family moved from Austin to Grenada, we got rid of a whole bunch of stuff.  Some we sold, but most of it we just gave away.  Being the miser that I am, it was a challenge….but it felt really good to give away the stuff to others who needed it.  I put...
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Putting the Fun Back in Life

January 20, 2014
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Putting the Fun Back in Life

We were driving into town yesterday morning.  As we approached, the Caribbean morning hustle and bustle had already started.  The truck ahead of us slowed to a stop so that they could make conversation with the woman standing on the sidewalk.  As we sat there waiting patiently, we witnessed the woman talking and laughing...
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31 Day Do Good Challenge: Day 20

January 20, 2014
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31 Day Do Good Challenge: Day 20

Our 31 Day Do Good Challenge continues with another great task for you to complete today.  My friend Rob Greenfield has been a personal source of inspiration for me ever since I’ve met him.  He is one amazing person and he inspires me to be better myself. Each day this month Rob is challenging...
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31 Day Do Good Challenge: Day 19

January 19, 2014
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31 Day Do Good Challenge: Day 19

Did you commit to doing more good things starting in 2014?  I know I did, and my friend Rob Greenfield has been helping me and our Loving the Bike readers out this month.  Each day he’s posting a Do Good Challenge that will help us all make a change for the better. I know...
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31 Day Do Good Challenge: Day 18

January 18, 2014
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31 Day Do Good Challenge: Day 18

Continue following along with our 31 Day Do Good Challenge, by Rob Greenfield and start off 2014 in a way that will change your life and those around you. We all know that taking a bike ride or commute does good things for yourself and the World around you….but now we have 31 additional things to help create...
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Black Snow

January 17, 2014
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Black Snow

  The gray days of winter drag on, and black snow lines city streets. A melancholy seeps into my pores, born of missing long, leisurely rides. Over the years, I’ve come to rely on riding as a stress reliever, my main mode of exercise, and creative thinking time. Without it, I struggle. I miss...
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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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