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Loving the Bike TV: Find Your Zen

July 20, 2016
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Loving the Bike TV: Find Your Zen

It’s been way too long since I put out an episode of Loving the Bike TV.  Well, it’s finally here and this time around I’m focusing on using loving life on and off the bike…..but more so on the bike. We all love our time on the bike, but getting into that zen-like state...
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Aftershokz Are Rocking My Ride

July 12, 2016
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Aftershokz Are Rocking My Ride

As you already know, I like to ride to the soundtrack of my music playing each time I’m out cycling.  This is quite the controversial subject and I’m not here to stir things up again.  What I do want to share is information on a fantastic product for any of you who do or...
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You Likely Aren’t Reading This

July 4, 2016
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You Likely Aren’t Reading This

Yeah, sort of an oxymoron because if you’ve gotten this far then you are in fact reading this.  But come on, it’s Monday the 4th of July and the Tour de France is under way…..who has time to read a cycling blog? I guess the moral of this #MakeitHappen Monday post is to show...
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TdF 2016: What It Takes To Fuel a Grand Tour

July 1, 2016
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TdF 2016: What It Takes To Fuel a Grand Tour

What?  Is it really time for the Tour de France already?  Man, my life in the fast lane makes it tough for me to keep up with what’s happening in the world of cycling…..and it just hit me like two days ago that it’s time for the tour. Have you ever wondered how those...
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Open Yourself Up to Emotion

June 29, 2016
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Open Yourself Up to Emotion

A couple of weeks ago I published an articled called “My F’d Up Life in Paradise“…..and boy did that ever blow the doors wide open over here on the website. I’ve always been one who’s been pretty open and have shared both the good and the bad in my life.  It’s honestly been one...
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Big Time Discounts on Awesome Cycling Clothing

June 28, 2016
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Big Time Discounts on Awesome Cycling Clothing

Come on, who doesn’t want to rep our sport of cycling in any way shape or form….at all times and places?  Yeah, it feels great being seen in cycling t-shirts and clothing when you’re away from the bike.  I know I sure do love it. Well, I recently came across a company called Après...
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Après Vélo: My Highest Quality Cycling Shirts

June 21, 2016
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Après Vélo: My Highest Quality Cycling Shirts

Okay, so I just might have like enough cycling t-shirts where I can wear a different one for each day of the month.  I love them all equally, and am always proud to be promoting the cycling lifestyle through my clothing.  But I was recently sent some gear from Après Vélo, and they are...
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A Guide To Surviving Your First Bike Trip

June 15, 2016
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A Guide To Surviving Your First Bike Trip

Planning and going on a bike trip can be one of the most adventurous and fun experiences of your lifetime. You can experience the area you’re in in a completely different way. However, it isn’t always smooth sailing. This guide will give you some great tips on surviving your first bike trip. Pick A...
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Food on the Go….on and off the Bike

June 8, 2016
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Food on the Go….on and off the Bike

For as long as I can remember, my typical lunch has been a protein bar or shake.  Yeah, some people say that is not real food and shouldn’t be ingested as a daily meal, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. The benefits to me are that it’s quick, nutritious, and I don’t...
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My f’d up Life in Paradise

May 30, 2016
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My f’d up Life in Paradise

When people hear that I lived in the Caribbean, they always seem so jealous and talk about how it must have been paradise.  But paradise is a word that is often used so incorrectly. Sure there was great beaches, hot weather, and lush greenery everywhere…..but paradise goes so much deeper, and includes everything that...
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JustFly Explores Toronto Bike Paths

May 27, 2016
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JustFly Explores Toronto Bike Paths

Toronto is a simply massive city. Home to over six million people across the Greater Toronto Area, driving in the city can be a massive pain. This leads many to take public transit or grab their bike and hit the road in a more environmentally friendly fashion. But, in a city so large it...
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My First Time With Helmet Hair

May 25, 2016
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My First Time With Helmet Hair

Yes, it’s true…..for the first time in like forever, I have hair.  I’ve been shaving my head for so long that most people I know didn’t even realize I could even grow hair.  But for the past couple months I’ve been letting it grow, and I’m now faced with the issue of helmet hair....
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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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