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At What Point Do You Need More?

February 5, 2014
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At What Point Do You Need More?

No matter how hard I plan on pushing things, I’m able to knock out a ride of 30 miles or less without thinking about it too much.  I don’t do any additional preparation, don’t bring extra water, and don’t use any hydration tabs, gels, bloks, or anything else.  But, when I go over that...
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Inner Discovery

February 3, 2014
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Inner Discovery

For over three years now, I’ve been sending out a Make it Happen post each Monday…..and what I’ve always thought I was doing was sending out positive, inspiring pieces of writing mixed in with my own thoughts of the world.  Basically I’ve been pumping out self-improvement messages just like many of today’s best sellers and...
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31 Day Do Good Challenge: Day 31

January 31, 2014
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31 Day Do Good Challenge: Day 31

We’ve come to the end of our 31 Day Do Good Challenge.  I’d like to personally congratulate all of you who’ve stuck with this each and every day this month.  All of us are better for it. So what’s in store for the very last Do Good task?  Well, Rob has chosen for me...
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31 Day Do Good Challenge: Day 30

January 30, 2014
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31 Day Do Good Challenge: Day 30

Just a couple days left in our 31 Day Do Good Challenge.  Whew, it’s been some month huh?  Well, the coolest thing about it is seeing all the good that has been created.  If you’d like to leave a personal message for Rob Greenfield you can do that in the comments section below. Our...
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Let’s Talk About Must Have Cycling Equipment

January 29, 2014
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Let’s Talk About Must Have Cycling Equipment

When it comes to cycling equipment, what do you feel is the bare minimum that every cyclist must have?  With all that is available out there, it’s so easy to get caught up and over-stock yourself with things you don’t end up using…..or not benefiting from.  So where do you draw the line? It’s...
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31 Day Do Good Challenge: Day 29

January 29, 2014
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31 Day Do Good Challenge: Day 29

If you followed Rob Greenfield’s ride for sustainability last summer, you would have seen the extreme side of water conservation.  During his 104 days of cycling across the United States, Rob used just 160 gallons of water…the average American uses 80 to 100 gallons per day. So where did the 160 gallons of water...
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31 Day Do Good Challenge: Day 28

January 28, 2014
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31 Day Do Good Challenge: Day 28

Today’s Do Good Challenge is actually something I try to do myself as often as possible.  I think many of you are doing great at this one already, but more of a good thing is totally okay. For Day 28, Rob wants us to tap into you social media for goodness.   Day 28:...
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Beauty over Substance

January 27, 2014
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Beauty over Substance

The lake was glass calm.  The kind of calm that makes me re-live the Summer of 1990 all over again.  Skiing every day.  Brown leather skin.  A calming of my own going on inside me. We drove up to the lookout tower so we could not only see the lake, but the other 4000...
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31 Day Do Good Challenge: Day 27

January 27, 2014
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31 Day Do Good Challenge: Day 27

Continue following along with our 31 Day Do Good Challenge, by Rob Greenfield and start off 2014 in a way that will change your life and those around you. We all know that taking a bike ride or commute does good things for yourself and the World around you….but now we have 31 additional things to help...
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31 Day Do Good Challenge: Day 26

January 26, 2014
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31 Day Do Good Challenge: Day 26

Like anything, you only get out of it what you put in.  Our 31 Day Do Good Challenge is exactly that way.  For many of these daily tasks, you can do the bare minimum…..or you can go big and do something ultra good. Today’s challenge is definitely one with that sort of potential.  Here’s...
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Energy, Endurance, and Recovery with X2PERFORMANCE

January 25, 2014
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Energy, Endurance, and Recovery with X2PERFORMANCE

Okay, so who doesn’t want increased energy, enhanced endurance, and improved recovery?  Like it or not, we’re living in an age of sports enhancing performance products.  Some contain things that make them illegal in sport…and for good reason, because along with improving your performance they will totally mess up your body.  There’s also a...
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31 Day Do Good Challenge: Day 25

January 25, 2014
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31 Day Do Good Challenge: Day 25

This is the last week of our 31 Day Do Good Challenge with Rob Greenfield.  If you’ve been taking part since Day 1, you’ve likely done a few things you’ve never done before.  How did it feel? Today’s task is another one that will help create more good in the world around you.  ...
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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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