Archive for March, 2014

Own the Moment

March 17, 2014
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Own the Moment

We are brave like a soldier Overcoming daily battles Scared of the darkness Always haunted by something nobody knows Full of potential Hidden deep in our sole Able to achieve more than we ever could believe Smart enough to know what we don’t know Knowing more than we think we do Holding tight to...
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Women and Wheels

March 14, 2014
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Women and Wheels

In honor of Women’s History Month, here are some of my favorite pics of women on two wheels and woman-focused art. I love when I see a cool girl on a bike and she lets me take her photo.   Ok, not a bicycle, but she’s too cool not to include. And last, me....
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Loving the BITE: Lettuce Turnip the Beet

March 13, 2014
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Loving the BITE: Lettuce Turnip the Beet

Beets are so good for you, they deserve clever titles like Lettuce Turnip the Beet.  In fact, this saying can be found on t-shirts and posters, all over the internet.  What more evidence do you need to eat more beets? Well, if you need more, you’ll find it here.  This week, we’ve got a...
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Loving the Bike TV: Get Out of Your Own Way

March 12, 2014
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The intention of Loving the Bike TV is to help inspire you to Love Life on and off the Bike.  In episode 2, I talk about some wisdom that has personally changed my life for the better….and I hope you find success with it as well. My parents are visiting right now and with...
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I’ll Meet You There

March 10, 2014
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I’ll Meet You There

I know exactly what I want.  In fact I can even feel it.  It’s a confidence that everything is going to be okay.  It’s a place of safety, warmth, fun, and happiness.  I’ve visited it a few times, but only for fleeting moments.  I dream about it often….endlessly. I’m sure everyone chases their ideal...
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40 degrees! What’s that going to feel like?

March 7, 2014
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40 degrees! What’s that going to feel like?

And more importantly, what should I wear? It looks like the weather might break here in Chicago. Predictions of temps in the 40s for next week leave me yearning for long rides and much-needed stress relief. It’s going to feel downright warm after the frigid temps that we’ve experienced. As cyclists, we obsess over...
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The Cycling Marketplace

March 7, 2014
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The Cycling Marketplace

If you’re looking for unique cycling items or gifts, this is it.  For a while now I’ve been searching for the right mix of products to put together in a Loving the Bike Cycling Marketplace, and I’ve finally found it.  If you haven’t already been over to Bicycle Gift Hub, head over there and...
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Loving the BITE: Honey in a Flask – Easy Homemade Gel

March 6, 2014
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Loving the BITE: Honey in a Flask – Easy Homemade Gel

If you like the ease and effectiveness of gels, but desire to consume mostly “real,” natural foods on your ride, this post is for you.  It’s short and it’s sweet.  In fact, it’s just the right amount of sweet. Recipe of the week: Honey in a Flask – Easy Homemade Gel Ingredients: 1.5 Tbsp....
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Loving the Bike TV: Intro

March 5, 2014
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I’ve been talking about it for a while now, but finally figured out what to do with Loving the Bike TV.  The series is going to be all about Loving Life on and off the Bike, and in this first intro episode I give a very brief explanation of what it’s all about. The...
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Winging It

March 4, 2014
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Winging It

I thought this past week was going to be a bust with riding. The plan was 15 hours for the week, to not only meet a challenge goal but also to get a lot of miles in on the bike. It started off OK, a ride with the fast group on Tuesday, a painfully...
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Goofing Off

March 3, 2014
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Goofing Off

What if you were to waste an entire year?  Spending all 365 days just goofing off and doing whatever you felt like without considering what “should” be done or what the “right” thing to do was.  Well, if you lived to be 85, you would have spent 1.18% of your life goofing off.  Looking...
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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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