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Who’s Living a Happier Life?

June 8, 2015
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Who’s Living a Happier Life?

It’s a question I often find myself thinking about.  Who’s happier, the lawn maintenance guy who cut grass for a living and makes a low income…..or the wealthy business man who spends his days in a high stress, fast paced environment? We all crave money, right?  So the rich dude must be living the...
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Helping Your Body Recover from Strenuous Cycling and Training

June 6, 2015
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Helping Your Body Recover from Strenuous Cycling and Training

Truly effective training and cycling methods rely on more than simply piling on extra miles one week after the next. Structured training should always factor in enough time for adequate recovery too. If you don’t give your body the chance to bounce back after you’ve put it under some serious strain, then you could...
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Loving the Bike TV: Yes, Dreaming Works

June 3, 2015
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This week I’m coming at you from the river on our Caribbean property, and talking once again about the realization of goals.  Actually, this one is more about having a dream come together….right down to the windows. Yeah, I’ll explain what I mean in this week’s edition of Loving the Bike TV….where it’s all...
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Create Your Ideal Riding Schedule

June 2, 2015
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Create Your Ideal Riding Schedule

Do you fit your rides in with your day to day schedule….or do you fit in everything else around your bike rides? I’ve talked a whole lot about living with your core values in mind, and how it helps you make the right decisions and know where to focus your time and energy.  Well...
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I Didn’t Think I Could Do It

June 1, 2015
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I Didn’t Think I Could Do It

How many times have you caught yourself saying something like, “Wow, I didn’t think I could do it?”  I’ve said it, you’ve said it, and so have millions of others. Yes, un-planned actions that don’t contain much in the way of self-belief do still happen sometimes.  But do you know what happens significantly more? ...
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Don’t Get Fogged Out on the Ride

May 29, 2015
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Don’t Get Fogged Out on the Ride

Have you been on a wet or cool weather ride and found your sunglasses getting all fogged up?  Yeah, if you’re never caught without sunglasses on your face it can really mess up your ride.  But Ryders Eyewear have come up with what they feel is the ultimate solution. I remember talking to them...
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Loving the Bike TV: Using a Ride to Love Life off the Bike

May 27, 2015
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There’s not much better than getting a KOM on Strava now is there?  Well, it can be if the KOM is on the nastiest climb in your area and you just re-claimed it from a young kid half your age. After holding the KOM on Grenada’s Mon Response climb for almost the past three...
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Raise Money for your Cycling Event or Ride

May 26, 2015
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Raise Money for your Cycling Event or Ride

Do you have a bicycle charity ride or group event coming up this Summer that you need to raise some funds for?  More and more cyclists are taking part in these great events, but with all these people asking real life and social media friends for donations……it’s getting harder to get the funds. Whenever...
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Pick the Best BMX for a Smart Ride

May 26, 2015
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Pick the Best BMX for a Smart Ride

A wonderful bike is the most craved desire of the young generation. Although the cars are crowding the roads, the bike is the king of all. This green and lean two-wheeled machine is the safest choice for a smooth and a quick journey. With its huge availability of brand variations in the 2015 market,...
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Everything I Need

May 25, 2015
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Everything I Need

I’ve talked many times about living the simple life.  You know, that attitude of “the less you own the less that owns you.”  I often speak about the idea of only needing my Family, my Bike, and Computer.  I wonder what life would be like if that totally was the case. A song lyric...
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Drive Kind Ride Kind

May 22, 2015
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Drive Kind Ride Kind

I’m so excited about this video finally coming out to the public.  My very good soul brother, Al Bastidas from the Please Be Kind to Cyclists organization is the man behind this project and it’s something that everyone need to see. More from Be Kind to Cyclists: Save the Date! On Tuesday, May 26,...
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Loving the Bike TV: Making the Most of Change

May 20, 2015
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For most people, change is one of the most feared things they can possibly imagine.  I, however, have pretty much made a career out of change.  More than a few times I’ve totally redesigned every possible aspect of my life and been through my share of excessive changes. This month I went through two...
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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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