Loving the Bike TV: Jar of Sand and Water

23
Apr
2014

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 you’re able to put this one into place and make it a part of every day.

10 Miles of Total Diversity

22
Apr
2014
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...
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We Need Nature as Much as Nature Needs Us

21
Apr
2014
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...
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City Bike Holidays in European Towns

19
Apr
2014
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...
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Road Trip: Connecting #IRL

18
Apr
2014
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...
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Loving the BITE: Recipe for the Long Ride – Carborocket Review and Giveaway

17
Apr
2014
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...
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Loving the Bike TV: When You’re Not Loving Life

16
Apr
2014

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...
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The Mightiest Energy Drink

15
Apr
2014
The Mightiest Energy Drink

As cyclists, we all know how important water is….right?  It’s like a drug we must have for the ride. There are more than enough fabricated energy drinks out there,...
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“Everything is Better Once I Get on My Bike”

14
Apr
2014
“Everything is Better Once I Get on My Bike”

The world’s crashing, there is stress all around……but once you jump on your bike and ride it all just seems to peel away.  Yeah, you know what I’m talking...
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THANK YOU: We’re Sending Keith to Trinidad

11
Apr
2014
THANK YOU: We’re Sending Keith to Trinidad

On behalf of Keith, our Mocha Spoke tour taxi man, I’d like to sincerely thank all of you who helped raise the funds necessary to send him to Trinidad...
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Living Free

11
Apr
2014
Living Free

In January, I left the corporate world and hung up a shingle of my own. Without a doubt, this was one of the biggest decisions I’ve ever made. I...
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PLEASE HELP: $300 Needed Fast to Save Our Taxi Man

10
Apr
2014

UPDATE: Thanks to our awesome readers and Mocha Spoke customers, we’ve exceeded our goal.  More information HERE. I don’t often ask for your help, but that’s exactly what I’m...
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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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