Archive for April, 2014

Loving the Bike TV: Rule Breaking and Anarchy

April 30, 2014
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What if I told you one of the ways to achieve a Loving Life attitude was by breaking rules and promoting anarchy?  Well, that’s exactly what I’m doing in this week’s episode of Loving the Bike TV.  Before you think to yourself that I’ve lost it and x out of this post, have a...
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Busy….Means You’re Not Doing It Right

April 29, 2014
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Busy….Means You’re Not Doing It Right

Yeah, I’m guilty of sometimes saying “sorry I haven’t been in touch….I’ve just been so busy”.  I know I’m not the only one using this perfect little excuse now, am I? If I was being completely honest, I should actually say, “sorry dude, you just haven’t been at the top of my priority list….nor...
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The Benefits of Staying Ahead

April 28, 2014
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The Benefits of Staying Ahead

Is it easier to stay in shape once you are in shape, or to get in shape when you are overweight?  Is it easier to keep your bank account positive when you are debt free, or when loaded with severe liability?  Is it easier to clean your house daily or leave everything sitting around...
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Pattern Interrupted

April 25, 2014
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Pattern Interrupted

We go about our daily lives doing pretty much the same thing. Work. Eat. Sleep. Ride. We spend time with family, hanging out with friends, and making plans for vacations. We stress out in traffic, complain about politics, and binge-watch our favorite shows. The list of what we take for granted is endless. But...
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Loving the BITE: Just Add Salt

April 24, 2014
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Loving the BITE: Just Add Salt

I’m not usually a fan of “almost.” I like done.  I like to be all-in.  Go big, or go home, right?!? I get summit fever as much as anyone and hate to “almost” finish a ride, climb, or run.  I almost never let “almost” stand. However, in some instances, I have to admit that...
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Loving the Bike TV: Jar of Sand and Water

April 23, 2014
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What does the inside of your head look like on any given day?  Well, in this video I show you and talk about the benefits of taking time out to let the sand settle in your head. As always, Loving the Bike TV is about Loving Life on and off the Bike.  I hope...
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10 Miles of Total Diversity

April 22, 2014
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10 Miles of Total Diversity

Most days, my bike ride consists of 10 miles up the East coast of Grenada and another 10 miles or more back down to the South where Mocha Spoke is located.  Yeah, a 20 mile daily ride which I equate to riding something like 30 miles anywhere else due to the hills and road conditions...
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We Need Nature as Much as Nature Needs Us

April 21, 2014
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We Need Nature as Much as Nature Needs Us

Earth Day 2014 happens tomorrow, April 22.  Arguably one of the least celebrated holidays of the year.  Unquestionably the most important one. A few years ago I wrote an article about the interaction between us and nature, and how each of us relies on the other for life.  I don’t think its coincidence that it...
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City Bike Holidays in European Towns

April 19, 2014
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City Bike Holidays in European Towns

I’m not really a city biker, but man would I love to spend a few months doing it in Europe.  Our friends over at Momondo have put together this infographic with bicycle sightseeing routes, and what the cycling scene is like in places like Paris, London, Berlin, Amsterdam, and Nice.
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Road Trip: Connecting #IRL

April 18, 2014
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Road Trip: Connecting #IRL

If you’re lucky, “social media” allows you to make connections beyond the computer. There’s an initial common bond – in my case, cycling – that becomes more. Over the years, I’ve been able to meet many people in person that I first met on Twitter. I’ve met people from California, Seattle, Florida, Utah, and right...
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Loving the BITE: Recipe for the Long Ride – Carborocket Review and Giveaway

April 17, 2014
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Loving the BITE: Recipe for the Long Ride – Carborocket Review and Giveaway

Sometimes, you’ve just got to get on your bike and ride all day.  Not a 1 hour or 2 hour ride.  But, a 5+ hour ride that allows you to comfortably get into the rhythm of cycling, while not-so-comfortably pushing your limits.  I love long bike rides. If you want to feel almost as...
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Loving the Bike TV: When You’re Not Loving Life

April 16, 2014
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I dropped the news last July that I was an Enthusiastically Depressed Cyclist.  Yes, I told the world I suffered from depression, and was at one of my all time lows.  During this period, I was definitely not Loving Life….on or off the Bike. So, what did I do?  Well, a few things…..and today...
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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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