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Loving the Bike TV: Love Where You Live

November 26, 2014
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Do you love where you live?  If not, I’m here to tell you to change it.  Yes, loving where you live is a huge part of Loving Life on and off the Bike. If you don’t love where you live, there are two option.  1.  Suck it up and make yourself appreciate where you...
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I Support This Kickstarter Cycling Project

November 25, 2014
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I Support This Kickstarter Cycling Project

Okay, so I seriously must get asked to help support a cycling related Kickstarter project at least a few times each month.  Yeah, there seems to be a whole lot of cycling initiatives trying to get funded.  But my response is always the same, “In order to keep things fair and consistent, we can...
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5 Tips For Achieving Goals and Living Your Dream

November 24, 2014
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5 Tips For Achieving Goals and Living Your Dream

It’s #MakeitHappen Monday once again….and for our American friends it’s the start of Thanksgiving week.  So while all of you are pondering about how to make this one the best weeks ever, or reflecting on what things you’re most thankful for….why don’t we remind ourselves about the Secrets of a Life Well Lived? The purpose of...
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Loving the Bike TV: Organic Entertainment

November 19, 2014
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I’m on my way home to Grenada as this post goes up, and man I am so looking forward to being back.  This quick trip to Florida has been nice, but it’s definitely reinforced my reasons for choosing to live where we do. There’s a lot of realizations that smacked me in the face,...
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Why Don’t Bike Socks Last Longer?

November 18, 2014
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Why Don’t Bike Socks Last Longer?

Okay, so I’m lucky enough to live in a climate that allows me to go sockless each and every day of the year.  But I do wear them when I’m riding.  But can someone explain to me why bike socks don’t seem to last? I have quite a few different pairs of bike socks...
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What is #MakeitHappen Monday?

November 17, 2014
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What is #MakeitHappen Monday?

We’ve been posting a #MakeitHappen article pretty much every Monday for almost four years.  But what exactly is the point?  There are two main reasons for kicking off the week with a dose of positive energy; to inspire our readers to start each week with motivation to achieve their goals, and to remind myself...
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Panniers and Paninis

November 14, 2014
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Panniers and Paninis

I’ve honestly never ridden a bike with a set of panniers.  I guess it’s because I’ve never gone bicycle touring or had a reason to carry things with them on the ride. But I have finally had a need for panniers, so I contacted my friends at Detours to see if they could set...
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5 Reasons Spin Classes Will Help You Beat the Winter Cycling Blues

November 14, 2014
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5 Reasons Spin Classes Will Help You Beat the Winter Cycling Blues

Winter can be a miserable time for fans of the outdoors, especially avid cyclists. Many will persevere and ride through wind, hail, dark and bitter temperatures but others put cycling on hold until the weather and light improves. Spinning classes can help you keep up your cycling passion all year long and provide some...
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Loving the Bike TV: Your Own Reality

November 12, 2014
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I’m a believer of creating your own reality and creating your own culture….and feel it’s an important part of Loving Life on and off the Bike.  In this edition of Loving the Bike TV, I encourage all of you to bust out of the box and make your dreams a reality.
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5 Things to do With Your Road ID in the Off-Season

November 11, 2014
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5 Things to do With Your Road ID in the Off-Season

I’ve been wearing a Road ID on my wrist for about the past 5 years.  Luckily I’ve never needed any medical staff to make use of it, but I like having it there.  To be honest, I dig it for other reasons than what it would provide for me if I was hurt on...
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Remember

November 10, 2014
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Remember

This week, Canadians and Americans remember National soldiers as they celebrate Remembrance Day and Veteran’s Day.  In honor of what these holidays represent, I’ve put together a Make it Happen poem with a positive spin to help us all kick ass this week. Is it all just wasted time? Can you look back with pride...
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Loving the Bike TV: Avoiding the MSU Stressor

November 5, 2014
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Why do we often create problems or stress about something that never materializes in our life?  Yes, we tend to make stuff up or worry about things that will never happen.  Getting rid of this will ultimately create a much better life on and off the bike.
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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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