Archive for May, 2014

5 Seconds to Greatness

May 19, 2014
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5 Seconds to Greatness

Want to know a little secret to creating greatness in your life?  Initiate, don’t Hesitate. How many times do you find yourself all psyched up and motivated from something you’ve read or heard….but then let the moment pass you by?  You’re not alone, because this is something that happens all the time.  But why?...
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Giro: Ireland Photos

May 16, 2014
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Giro: Ireland Photos

How are you enjoying the Giro so far?  With the start happening in Ireland this year, it’s made for a very monumental edition….especially if you live in Ireland. Our Irish friend, Ian Redmond has been waiting for the Giro all year and was definitely there to catch the action.  Here’s a few photos from...
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#weridetogether: CycloFemme Chicago

May 16, 2014
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#weridetogether: CycloFemme Chicago

I awoke early last Sunday to check the weather. It was to be a perfect day — in more ways than one. Sunday marked the second time I planned a CycloFemme ride for Chicago, and I was looking forward to it. After the weather, I checked Twitter. What I found was extraordinary. Women around the...
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Loving the BITE: New Twist on Old-School Fuel – Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

May 15, 2014
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Loving the BITE: New Twist on Old-School Fuel – Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Back in the day, before the gels and bars and chomps, we used banana bread for fuel.  And, it was delicious.  This week, we’re going for a remake of my old-school favorite.  I’m adding in a few ingredients that I now know to work especially well for fuel, and I’m using oats instead of...
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Loving the Bike TV: Taking Work Out of Your Work Day

May 14, 2014
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Loving the Bike TV: Taking Work Out of Your Work Day

I’m really excited about this weeks edition of Loving the Bike TV.  This one totally is a huge factor in Loving Life on and off the Bike.  I don’t know if I can stress it any more. As I mention in the video, many of you might not understand what I’m saying at first….but...
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Shit Cycling Climbers Say

May 13, 2014
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Shit Cycling Climbers Say

It’s been about a year and a half since the “Shit Cyclists Say” video went viral and spurned a bunch of similar type posts.  My buddy, Ryan van Duzer was the star of the original video (which has had well over a million views) and it’s still the best of the bunch. It’s been long...
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Definition of Success

May 12, 2014
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Definition of Success

The word success is a funny thing….and what exactly is it anyway?  We’re conditioned by the media and other influences around us that success equates to obtaining lots of money, owning a nice house and car, and having a position of status or power in the work you do. I don’t know about you,...
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Do you see the cow too?

May 9, 2014
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Do you see the cow too?

It’s never good news when awakened by a phone call at midnight. One of my oldest and dearest friends passed away on Sunday night. I never went back to sleep. I felt physically and emotionally exhausted on Monday morning. There were people to call and meetings to cancel. There were plans to be made. I...
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Loving the BITE: Ultimate Joint Health Smoothie

May 8, 2014
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Loving the BITE: Ultimate Joint Health Smoothie

I’ve definitely been on a joint-health-kick lately. It’s been all ginger and cherries here at Loving the Bite Joint Health Headquarters. And this week, it’s pineapple and bromelain. Joint health has been on my mind for good reason.  We’ve discussed how cyclists can put their knees through almost 5000 flexions and extensions every hour.  And that’s just...
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Loving the Bike TV: Try Anything Once

May 7, 2014
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We’ve all heard it…..”try anything once.”  I couldn’t agree more.  In this week’s edition of Loving the Bike TV, I explain why following this approach will help give you that Loving Life on and off the Bike feeling.
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Adrenaline

May 6, 2014
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Adrenaline

  You’ve seen the video of me cycling the roads here in Grenada.  They really aren’t as scary as I make them out to be….it’s my rebel without a clue attitude that puts me in some very precarious situations.  Yes, it’s probably as scary as I make it look. But that’s me.  For some...
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Bicycle Culture by Design: This TEDx Talk Rocks

May 5, 2014
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Bicycle Culture by Design: This TEDx Talk Rocks

I could have just put this video link on social media, but it is so much more worthy than just a simple tweet or post.  This TEDx Talk came out in 2012, but I just happened across it today.  It blew my cycling mind. “50 million people a year are injured in car accidents. 1.2...
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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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