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Loving the Bike TV: Time Management without a Planner or Smart Phone

September 24, 2014
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Yes, I honestly manage my whole life without the help from a day timer or smart phone.  In this episode of Loving the Bike TV, I continue with my Loving Life on and off the Bike tips by talking about my method of prioritizing the most important things each day allows me to accomplish...
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George Carlin State of Mind

September 22, 2014
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George Carlin State of Mind

It’s been over six years since we lost George Carlin, but his wise words still linger around the world.   “We’ve learned how to make a living, but not a life. We’ve conquered the atom but not our prejudice. These are the days of two income Families, but more divorce….fancier houses but broken homes.”...
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How to Fix a Stuck Cycling Jersey Zipper

September 19, 2014
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How to Fix a Stuck Cycling Jersey Zipper

Have you ever put on your favorite cycling jersey just to find out the zipper wouldn’t zip up?  In our throw away society, it’s so easy to just toss something that isn’t working and buy a new one….right? Well, that’s not my style….especially here in Grenada where you learn to fix everything you can.  Buying...
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Loving the Bike TV: The Power of Water

September 17, 2014
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One of the essentials of loving life on and off the bike is to appreciate the power of water.  Hydration from water while on the bike is a vital necessity for all cyclists…..and I strongly feel that the healing power of water (especially ocean water) is incredibly valuable for life off the bike. Please don’t...
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The Goodfluence Bicycle Tour: 24 Hours With Rob Greenfield

September 16, 2014
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The Goodfluence Bicycle Tour: 24 Hours With Rob Greenfield

I’ve often wondered what it would be like to spend a day with Rob Greenfield as I know it would be nothing short of spectacular.  I know for a fact that one day soon we’ll spend some good times together, including lots of time on our bikes.  But for now, I was fascinated by this...
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Hurtful Words: Don’t #MakeitHappen

September 15, 2014
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Hurtful Words: Don’t #MakeitHappen

How come we so often find ourselves putting up with things from people we don’t even know, and doing so with a smile on our face….yet with those closest to us, we treat even the slightest aggravations as if they are the end of the world? I think this is another one of those...
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3 Things Road Cyclists Should Have on Their Feet

September 12, 2014
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3 Things Road Cyclists Should Have on Their Feet

This is the most passionate cycling tip post I’ve ever put up on this website.  There’s a lot of stuff I might suggest, but if there were one thing I felt you absolutely must follow….it’s this.  Well, actually 3 things. All road cyclists should put these 3 things on their feet, and here’s why: Boa...
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Let’s Talk About How You Look in a Helmet

September 10, 2014
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We all know that pro cyclists look like a helmet totally belongs on their head, but what about you? It’s been a while since we posted a “Let’s Talk” question….remember those?  Yeah, it’s the kind of post that gets created by all of you.  We post the question, and you build the content by...
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Goodfluence Bicycle Tour: Cyclist Goes a Year Without Showering

September 9, 2014
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Goodfluence Bicycle Tour: Cyclist Goes a Year Without Showering

I’ve been talking about my amazing friend, Rob Greenfield a lot over the past year….and for good reason.  He’s a world changer and I’m so proud to call him my buddy. All of us can conserve more water, and in this article Rob shows how extreme you can be and still live a normal...
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How to Lose Weight by Cycling

September 9, 2014
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How to Lose Weight by Cycling   Cycling as a form of exercise for losing weight is actually a lot more than just putting one pedal encased foot in front of the other for rather long periods of time; it’s all about balancing routine with training regimes and changes to your diet. The first...
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Right Now – Because YOU Matter

September 8, 2014
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Right Now – Because YOU Matter

I am honored beyond belief to share this amazing #MakeitHappen story by my friend (and Loving the Bike Army General), Eric Hutchins.  All I did was ask if he’d write a post about how the song “Right Now” changed his life, and what I got in response was this incredibly emotional and inspiring story. Right...
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The Night Rider

September 5, 2014
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The Night Rider

This isn’t the first time my cycling brother from down under has posted on Loving the Bike.  Mark (aka @Lycra_Loony) is an amazing guy/husband/dad who lives without a driver’s license.  Yeah, this dude is the real deal and is Loving the Bike every single day. The Night Rider by Mark   After midnight. The...
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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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