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Goodfluence Bicycle Tour

September 2, 2014
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Goodfluence Bicycle Tour

Over the weekend, Rob Greenfield found himself on the front page headliner of USA Today’s online news section, and was the top listed story at the Detroit Free Press. Okay, so what’s grabbing the headlines is his mission of bringing awareness to the amount of food waste in the United States…..but he’s also doing...
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Don’t Vacation…Travel. #MakeitHappen

September 1, 2014
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Don’t Vacation…Travel.  #MakeitHappen

I’ve never called myself a vacationer, even though I’ve taken holidays all over the world.  To me, a get-away is not a chance to fall into the customized tourist trap….it’s the spirit of adventure.  I call it traveling, and this is so much different from taking a vacation. When I was younger I wrote...
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Biker’s Nausea: Tips to Avoid Tossing Your Cookies on the Trail

August 29, 2014
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Biker’s Nausea: Tips to Avoid Tossing Your Cookies on the Trail

Biker’s Nausea: Tips to Avoid Tossing Your Cookies on the Trail  by Tiffany Hanrahan Mountain biking is an extreme sport; it’s not for the faint of heart or the easily-upset stomach. It’s extremely fun, but the ride is a bit bumpy, and riders are known to get tossed from their bikes as well as...
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Loving the Bike TV: What Can You Learn From a Tortoise?

August 27, 2014
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Yes, a tortoise.  Our family has a bunch of red-footed tortoises and I love just sitting and watching them.  They are amazing creatures and I realized that we can learn a few things from these guys about Loving Life on and off the Bike.  Well, off the bike anyway. Here’s a look at a...
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Goodfluence Bicycle Tour: Food Waste

August 26, 2014
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Goodfluence Bicycle Tour: Food Waste

It’s pretty easy to see that Rob Greenfield’s 2014 ride across the United States is becoming a campaign against food waste.  When he kicked things off, Rob planned on promoting all sorts of good things that people could do for themselves, their community, and the world…..but the focus has been on dumpsters and the...
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Make That Your Reality

August 25, 2014
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Make That Your Reality

Over the years of working in the tourism industry of a Caribbean island…the number one comment I hear from people leaving to go back home is “It’s time to go back to reality”.  My response to them is always, “this is reality”. Reality is what we make it.  For some reason we often feel as if reality has...
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What Does a Grenada Mountain Bike Tour Look Like?

August 22, 2014
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What Does a Grenada Mountain Bike Tour Look Like?

Yeah, I’ve said it enough times….but it honestly feels freaking awesome to say that I own the Caribbean’s first and only bicycle café.  By promoting this through my Loving the Bike platform, I get a lot of followers asking what the tours are like.  So today I thought I’d show the rest of you...
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On the Road without a Helmet: It’s for your own good

August 20, 2014
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On the Road without a Helmet: It’s for your own good

Here’s an interesting perspective on cycling without a helmet, written by Joanna Jaoudie.  I know our friends over at @cyclelicious might agree with this one….how about you?  Let us know your thoughts. On the Road without a Helmet: It’s for your own good! by Joanna Jaoudie I love cycling. It’s something I grew up...
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The Benifit of eBikes for Commuters in Hilly Terrain

August 20, 2014
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The Benifit of eBikes for Commuters in Hilly Terrain

I’ve written many times about the hills here in Grenada, and I’ve seen some of the climbs you all have in your area as well.  For any of us who cycle regularly, the majority of them are manageable….even if they do kick our butts.  But what about people who want to commute by bike,...
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Goodfluence Bicycle Tour: The Message Spreads

August 19, 2014
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Goodfluence Bicycle Tour: The Message Spreads

Just like the world influencers before him, Rob Greenfield is grabbing a lot of attention for all the good things he’s doing.  Yes, my “Ghandi on a Bicycle” friend is really shaking things up as he continues his cross country ride. One of the many things Rob is passionate about is the amount of...
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Some Little Known Tour de France Statistics

August 18, 2014
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Some Little Known Tour de France Statistics

This year’s Tour de France is long gone, and by now many of us have forgotten about all the superstars who bowed out in the early stages.  Yeah, it was definitely another TdF that many will remember for a long time to come. Whether it’s the amount of big name riders who crashed out,...
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Life’s Little Instructions

August 18, 2014
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Life’s Little Instructions

When I was younger, my Mom bought me a couple wall hangings called “Life’s Little Instructions”.  They were full of great little sayings and were created by a Dad who wanted to pass on life lessons to his kids.   I loved looking at them, and would often get reminded of the right lesson...
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My question is other than juice, can you suggest modifications in lieu of table sugar for energy and hydration.

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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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