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Cycling Gear: Does Brand Matter?

October 21, 2014
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Cycling Gear: Does Brand Matter?

It doesn’t matter what product you’re buying, there’s almost always a range of brands to choose from, going from budget to high-end. With some products, it’s incredibly important to stick with the trusted brands, and with others it’s barely more than a name. The question is: does it make a difference when you’re buying...
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Life Happens While You’re Making Other Plans

October 20, 2014
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Life Happens While You’re Making Other Plans

In my opinion, this Lennon quote is the simplest and most accurate depiction of life ever put down in words. Yeah, we’re all so busy.  We all have a bunch of things on our mind and dreams we wish to fulfill…..but along the way life is happening each and every day. This is not...
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Loving the (Children’s) Bike

October 18, 2014
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Loving the (Children’s) Bike

Cycling is a liberating, fun and challenging sport that we all enjoy. Going out on your new bike as child is one of the first places you learn independence from parents, a sense of being in control of where you’re going and perhaps the first time you push your body to its limits. Why...
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Is Independence a Characteristic of Cyclists?

October 17, 2014
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Is Independence a Characteristic of Cyclists?

Okay, so what do you think about this one….is independence a major personality characteristic of people who love cycling? Over the past few months, I’ve become good friends with a guy named Scott Price.  He’s a former Canadian cycling champion and still very much involved in coaching and other things related to the bike. ...
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Loving the Bike TV: Goats on the Road Wisdom

October 15, 2014
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For this week’s episode of Loving the Bike TV, my good friends from Goats on the Road are going to tell you about their Loving Life wisdom.  I’ve really enjoyed meeting and getting to know Nick and Dariece who live their life traveling around the world and creating their own culture along the way. ...
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How to Prepare your Bike for the Winter Months

October 14, 2014
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How to Prepare your Bike for the Winter Months

Cycling in winter can be a challenge. If the adverse weather conditions of snow, rain and ice aren’t enough to put you off then the bitterly cold air is enough to un-inspire even the most determined of cyclists. The cold weather can also take its toll on the condition of your bike and can...
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The Me Poem

October 13, 2014
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The Me Poem

                  Whatever it is that gets me to the dawning of the day. It’s totally unique, because I’m different in my own special way. You may not understand it, and choose to disagree. But you are not going to change me, this is who I’m going...
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Loving the Bike TV: Learning Playfulness From a Puppy

October 8, 2014
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Who doesn’t love a cute little puppy?  Well, our new puppy Phoebe has reminded me just how important it is to make playfulness a major part of each and every day. I talked before about the life lessons learned from a tortoise, well now it’s time to talk puppies and playfulness.  It’s another huge...
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Amazing Playmobile Mountain Bike Video

October 6, 2014
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If you haven’t already seen this new lego mountain bike video that has gone viral on social media, you absolutely must take a few minutes.  Heck, if you’ve seen it…watch it again and marvel at the brilliancy of the people who put it together. I’ve been trying to find out who actually put it...
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3 Top Cycling Routes in Grenada

October 6, 2014
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3 Top Cycling Routes in Grenada

I’ve talked several times about what it’s like to ride a bike in Grenada, but I’ve never really focused on what routes are best.  So it’s time to tell you all about the top 3 cycling routes here in my Caribbean country. Okay, let me back it up a little bit.  What, you don’t know...
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Fear of Speaking

October 6, 2014
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Fear of Speaking

What do you say when your mind goes blank? Or better yet….how do you say it? Even though you have such wonderful words inside you, they just won’t succumb to the task of putting inner visions to sound. In the mind, these letters dance around and form magnificent speeches full of energy and brilliancy…..but...
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Cycling Your Community

October 3, 2014
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Cycling Your Community

What are things like cycling in your community?  What I mean is the area you generally find yourself riding in.  Do you feel a part of it, or is it just you and the road in front of you….without anything else really mattering? I know that when I used to ride regularly in North...
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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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