Archive for September, 2014

The Descent

September 30, 2014
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The Descent

On this morning’s hammerfest, between feeling like I was going to be sick or pass out, I thought about how well, or not, I’m doing on the bike. When I first started riding with these guys, I could barely stay with them for a kilometer before I was spat out the back. Now I...
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5 Easy Ways to Stay Healthy While Travelling

September 29, 2014
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5 Easy Ways to Stay Healthy While Travelling

One of the cool things about living in a place like Grenada, is you get to meet people from all over the world.  A couple hardcore travel bloggers have been here for the past few months and I’ve had a great time getting to know them.  They’ve been on the road for the past...
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@garyvee and @jannarden Help You #MakeitHappen

September 29, 2014
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@garyvee and @jannarden Help You #MakeitHappen

In July of 2012 I wrote a post about confidence, self-esteem….and the difference between them.  It’s an important realization that helped me bring far more awareness to the importance of self-worth and self-respect.  Oh and in it, I also talked about how Canadian musician, @jannarden and the world of social media fits into the self-esteem...
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Hidden Strava Factors

September 26, 2014
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Hidden Strava Factors

With the introduction of Strava, an ongoing virtual race is always right there waiting for you.  Yeah, Stravaholics from around the world can battle it out with other cyclists in their area any day and time they want.  But remember, there are plenty of hidden Strava factors when comparing yourself to others. Just in case you...
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Loving the Bike: Slow Cooker Recipes for Cyclists Short on Time

September 25, 2014
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Loving the Bike: Slow Cooker Recipes for Cyclists Short on Time

Do your days begin to feel a time-squeeze with less daylight hours?  Although the number of hours in the day stays the same, less daylight often makes me feel more rushed than ever. For many people, less time equals less cooking.  I know this because it’s this aspect of life I work on most...
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Loving the Bike TV: Time Management without a Planner or Smart Phone

September 24, 2014
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Yes, I honestly manage my whole life without the help from a day timer or smart phone.  In this episode of Loving the Bike TV, I continue with my Loving Life on and off the Bike tips by talking about my method of prioritizing the most important things each day allows me to accomplish...
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Penang Hill

September 23, 2014
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Penang Hill

Penang Hill is the largest mountain on the island, and at 2,411 feet is nothing to sneeze at. There’s a community at the top with restaurants and various touristy things, and a road that goes all the way up, but only those who live on the mountain are allowed to drive up. This is...
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George Carlin State of Mind

September 22, 2014
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George Carlin State of Mind

It’s been over six years since we lost George Carlin, but his wise words still linger around the world.   “We’ve learned how to make a living, but not a life. We’ve conquered the atom but not our prejudice. These are the days of two income Families, but more divorce….fancier houses but broken homes.”...
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How to Fix a Stuck Cycling Jersey Zipper

September 19, 2014
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How to Fix a Stuck Cycling Jersey Zipper

Have you ever put on your favorite cycling jersey just to find out the zipper wouldn’t zip up?  In our throw away society, it’s so easy to just toss something that isn’t working and buy a new one….right? Well, that’s not my style….especially here in Grenada where you learn to fix everything you can.  Buying...
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Loving the BITE: Easy Gourmet Boiled Potatoes on the Bike

September 18, 2014
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Loving the BITE: Easy Gourmet Boiled Potatoes on the Bike

This week, we’ve got an oldie but a goodie.  For many decades (maybe even centuries?), athletes have been eating potatoes for fuel. At races. On rides. On runs.  It’s a great choice.  While many commercial sports products use maltodextrin as one ingredient in their mix, you can go to the source. When you eat potatoes, their starch readily...
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Loving the Bike TV: The Power of Water

September 17, 2014
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One of the essentials of loving life on and off the bike is to appreciate the power of water.  Hydration from water while on the bike is a vital necessity for all cyclists…..and I strongly feel that the healing power of water (especially ocean water) is incredibly valuable for life off the bike. Please don’t...
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The Goodfluence Bicycle Tour: 24 Hours With Rob Greenfield

September 16, 2014
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The Goodfluence Bicycle Tour: 24 Hours With Rob Greenfield

I’ve often wondered what it would be like to spend a day with Rob Greenfield as I know it would be nothing short of spectacular.  I know for a fact that one day soon we’ll spend some good times together, including lots of time on our bikes.  But for now, I was fascinated by this...
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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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