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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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Nuun Energy: Should You Take it on the Ride?

November 4, 2014
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Nuun Energy: Should You Take it on the Ride?

I’ve written before that I’m not big on all the energy drinks available on the market today.  I feel that water is the Mightiest Energy Drink of them all.  But I was recently asked to try out Nuun Energy, and seeing as I’m a Nuun fan I thought I’d give it a shot. If...
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Cyclist: a Vehicle or Pedestrian?

October 31, 2014
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Cyclist: a Vehicle or Pedestrian?

It may sound like an odd question, but do you think non-cyclists think of us as a vehicle or pedestrian when we’re on our bikes? I never thought of it coming to these two options before moving to Grenada….a place where cyclists are totally thought of as a pedestrian.  A what?  How can you...
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Loving the Bike TV: Friends

October 29, 2014
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I had a friend tell me once that they didn’t want to get close to me because they knew I was leaving the country.  WTF?  In this episode of Loving the Bike TV I talk about how even spending a short time with a friend can be the best thing you ever did…..on and...
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Hedley Helped Save My Life

October 27, 2014
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Hedley Helped Save My Life

Ever heard of the Canadian band, Hedley?  Well, as a guy who feels he knows good music….I highly recommend you give these guys a listen. Yeah, I’m originally from Canada but that has absolutely no impact on why I think this band totally rocks.  First of all, they have been a musical hit machine for...
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Choosing the Right Cycling Kit for Winter

October 25, 2014
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Choosing the Right Cycling Kit for Winter

You can’t beat the feeling of a glorious summer ride, but the same pleasure is still there to be had in winter as long as you’ve got the right kit – there’s no such thing as bad weather, only the wrong clothing! Set yourself up to really enjoy your winter rides with these tips...
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Trail Magic and the Art of Soft Pedaling

October 24, 2014
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Trail Magic and the Art of Soft Pedaling

Our buddy Scott is here to tell you a little about this new book called Trail Magic and the Art of Soft Pedaling: Mountain biking 3,000 miles along the Continental Divide.  Oh, and he’s giving you the opportunity to win a copy as well. The last time Scott Thigpen had been on a bicycle,...
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Loving the Bike TV: Delays and Inconveniences are Good

October 22, 2014
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In this fast paced, ultra-convenient world we live in….it’s hard to get your head around the idea that the opposite is actually a good thing.  Yes, in today’s Loving the Bike TV episode I explain how inconveniences and delays are helpful in the path to Loving Life on and off the Bike. Don’t believe...
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Cycling Gear: Does Brand Matter?

October 21, 2014
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Cycling Gear: Does Brand Matter?

It doesn’t matter what product you’re buying, there’s almost always a range of brands to choose from, going from budget to high-end. With some products, it’s incredibly important to stick with the trusted brands, and with others it’s barely more than a name. The question is: does it make a difference when you’re buying...
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Life Happens While You’re Making Other Plans

October 20, 2014
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Life Happens While You’re Making Other Plans

In my opinion, this Lennon quote is the simplest and most accurate depiction of life ever put down in words. Yeah, we’re all so busy.  We all have a bunch of things on our mind and dreams we wish to fulfill…..but along the way life is happening each and every day. This is not...
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Loving the (Children’s) Bike

October 18, 2014
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Loving the (Children’s) Bike

Cycling is a liberating, fun and challenging sport that we all enjoy. Going out on your new bike as child is one of the first places you learn independence from parents, a sense of being in control of where you’re going and perhaps the first time you push your body to its limits. Why...
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Is Independence a Characteristic of Cyclists?

October 17, 2014
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Is Independence a Characteristic of Cyclists?

Okay, so what do you think about this one….is independence a major personality characteristic of people who love cycling? Over the past few months, I’ve become good friends with a guy named Scott Price.  He’s a former Canadian cycling champion and still very much involved in coaching and other things related to the bike. ...
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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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