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Loving the Bike TV: Building Self Esteem Part 1

November 4, 2015
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In my opinion, you can’t have self confidence without having self esteem.  For the next few episodes of Loving the Bike TV, we’ll be focusing on ways to build self esteem so we all can move onto building better selves. If you really want to be Loving Life on and off the Bike, one of...
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Differences Between Cycling Austin and Cycling the Caribbean

November 3, 2015
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Differences Between Cycling Austin and Cycling the Caribbean

I kept my recent trip to Austin pretty quiet while I was there, but seeing as that was almost two months ago….I’m ready to post about the differences I found between what it’s like cycling there as opposed to the Caribbean. I’ve been riding here in Grenada for three years now and although I...
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One Tiny Change, Great Big Results

November 2, 2015
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One Tiny Change, Great Big Results

I’ve always said that the reason I write so much about personal development and creating a better self, is because I’m the one who needs the constant reminder. Yeah, I find it easy to forget about many of the things I want to incorporate into my daily life…..but by writing and posting about it...
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The Fitness Journey

October 30, 2015
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The Fitness Journey

Getting the body you want without any work at all…sounds nice huh? Yeah, tell me about it…wouldn’t that be freaking awesome.  Well if it was simple enough, everyone would have a kick ass body. Personal Fitness is a journey….and a journey that is never totally fulfilled.  Go ahead and ask any professional, amateur, or...
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Loving the Bike TV: Finding a Way out of the Funk

October 28, 2015
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It’s been way too long since I last put up a Loving the Bike TV video, and this episode talks all about the funk that kept me away from it. It’s pretty hard to pump out motivation and tell people to love life…..when you’re in a funk, right?  Well, here’s what I’ve been doing...
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How to Go on an Affordable Cycling Holiday in Europe

October 27, 2015
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How to Go on an Affordable Cycling Holiday in Europe

Cycling holidays are a fantastic way to see the sights and keep fit at the same time on holiday. What’s more, they don’t have to cost you too much, especially if you follow this quick guide. How will you travel? The obvious answer to this is, “By bike!” but when you’re planning a biking holiday,...
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Copping Out of Competition

October 26, 2015
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Copping Out of Competition

Did I ever tell you how I developed a love for road cycling?  It’s an interesting story because I first took it up in a country where Cricket and Football (better known as Soccer to many of you) are king.  Yeah, these two sports are super popular all over the Caribbean, and most definitely the major sports on...
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A Day Ride in Amsterdam

October 23, 2015
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A Day Ride in Amsterdam

We all know that The Netherlands is like the cycling capital of the world, right?  How many of you have spent some time in this beautiful bicycle cultured country?  Well, if you’re anything like me then you’ve definitely got this place on your wish list for a cycling vacation. Although I am a road...
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State Bicycle Co. T-shirt Review

October 20, 2015
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State Bicycle Co. T-shirt Review

Are you a cycling t-shirt fanatic like I am?  Come on, how many cycling t’s do you currently have in your closet?  I’ve totally lost count, but would guess that I have somewhere in the neighborhood of 45.  Yeah, and I love every freaking one of them. But, I never seem to have a...
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Become a Better Cyclist with Cycling 360

October 19, 2015
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Become a Better Cyclist with Cycling 360

Our Cycling 360 Podcast has an exciting opportunity available to help you become a better cyclist.  If you don’t already know, along with my co-host Victor Jimenez, I’m part of this unbelievably successful road cycling podcast.  We’re consistently ranked as one of the top amateur sports podcasts on iTunes, and the responses we get...
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Top 5 Guilty Pleasures Cycling Enthusiasts Share

October 19, 2015
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Top 5 Guilty Pleasures Cycling Enthusiasts Share

Let’s face it, being a sports fan can be stressful at times! Depending on the number of teams you support, almost every month can be a rollercoaster of emotions as you can easily go from being absolutely ecstatic to completely crushed in a few days. But keeping this up can be tiring at times....
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Rejjee Helps Eliminate Bike Theft

October 16, 2015
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Rejjee Helps Eliminate Bike Theft

Bike theft sucks, and I think all cyclists should work together in eliminating this from happening to our fellow riders.  The guys from rejjee.com are here to tell you about what they are doing to help eliminate the problem. This is not a paid post, we are putting it up as a community service...
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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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