Archive for May, 2014

Goodfluence Bicycle Tour Across America

May 31, 2014
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Goodfluence Bicycle Tour Across America

You all remember my Do Good bicycle friend, Rob Greenfield, right?  Rob’s the awesomely crazy one who cycled across the US last summer to promote sustainability.  It was one incredible journey and he captured a lot of attention along the way. Here’s a brief summary of how minimal he was during his 4,700 mile...
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Bike Freedom

May 30, 2014
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Bike Freedom

Everything about a bike says freedom. As a kid, riding a bike was the first time I spread my wings and left the front of my house, ventured off my block, and explored my neighborhood. Those joyful feelings I experienced back then are still with me decades later every time I ride. Last Thursday I...
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A Cyclists First Time Doing the Boulder Boulder 10K

May 29, 2014
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A Cyclists First Time Doing the Boulder Boulder 10K

Have you ever sat back and thought about your firsts? At the time they occurred they were game changers weren’t they? Remember the first time you rode a bicycle without any help or training wheels, or how about your first kiss, the first time you fell in love, the first time your heart was...
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Loving the BITE: I Scream for this EASY Coconut Milk Ice Cream

May 29, 2014
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Loving the BITE: I Scream for this EASY Coconut Milk Ice Cream

We’ve only got a few more days in May…then, it’s officially June. Officially time for ice cream.  I’ve provided this simple recipe in summers past, and thought I’d revive it just as it’s getting hot in 2014.  I just so happen to have organic frozen mango chunks in my freezer…just waiting to become Mango Coconut...
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8 Things to do When You have Sore Cycling Muscles

May 29, 2014
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8 Things to do When You have Sore Cycling Muscles

So, you have overdone it on the bike, and all you can do now is lay around and tend to your sore muscles.  Well, that is not necessarily a completely bad thing.  We have compiled eight things you can do when you have sore cycling muscles. 1. Get a Massage Wellness is not for sissies...
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Loving the Bike TV: Find Other People Who Did It

May 28, 2014
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So you want to do something totally unique and that has never been done before.  These days it can be tough to be the first to do something, but in this week’s episode of Loving the Bike TV I explain the 3 benefits you have because of it.
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The Little Things

May 27, 2014
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My love of cycling can be complex, especially this time of the year, as I explained last week. Some days it takes all my effort to get kitted up and out the door. Most of the time, though, my love of cycling has nothing to do with what it does for my health, that...
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Weight Loss: It Takes More Than Cycling

May 26, 2014
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Weight Loss: It Takes More Than Cycling

Cycling is an incredible way to get in shape and lose weight, but with the risk of sounding kind of negative…..I’m here to say that it’s going to take more than just cycling. I can bust my butt each week with over a hundred miles of grueling training, but if I’m eating like crap...
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Life at 55

May 23, 2014
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Life at 55

This was my office today. Not much more needs to be said. #happygirl  
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Loving the BITE: Delicious Balsamic Dressing that could Change Your Health

May 22, 2014
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Loving the BITE: Delicious Balsamic Dressing that could Change Your Health

Here’s a shocker: I think more of our foods should be made at home.  I think when you buy a prepared food at the store, the time you save with buying it rather than making it should be spent checking (and double checking) the ingredients list.  I think athletes can stay healthy, recover better, train...
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Loving the Bike TV: Fake It Until You Make It

May 21, 2014
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Loving the Bike TV: Fake It Until You Make It

You may have heard this phrase before, but in this week’s edition of Loving the Bike TV I talk about how this is actually a way to achieve your ultimate goals. Fake it until you make it.  Act as if you’re already there.  Just one more way to make sure you’re Loving Life on...
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Back in the Saddle

May 20, 2014
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Back in the Saddle

I’ve been absent on here, and for that I’m sorry. I’ve been in a bit of a funk in all sorts of ways for various reasons. Since the last time I posted, I brought home a stray puppy from one of my mountain bike rides and integrated her into life, which now includes shopping...
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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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