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Self Discovery or Self Improvement?

December 28, 2015
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Self Discovery or Self Improvement?

It’s been quite a while now that we’ve been pumping out these Make it Happen Monday posts over here at Loving the Bike…..and what I’ve always thought I was doing was sending out positive, inspiring pieces of writing mixed in with my own thoughts of the world.  Basically I’ve been pushing self-improvement messages just...
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Loving the Bike TV: Keep Breathing

December 23, 2015
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Do you remember the movie, Castaway from about 15 years ago?  Well, there is a quote from the movie that I’ve always had floating around inside of me.  Every so often, those words need to surface so I can follow through with their wisdom. In this week’s Loving the Bike TV episode, I talk...
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Relaxing the Ride

December 22, 2015
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Relaxing the Ride

I know for many of you right now, you’re stuck inside on a trainer or might have hung the bike up all together for a few weeks.  But even if you’re not currently on the bike, let’s have a little discussion on relaxing the ride. What I mean by this is having that sense...
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Why is the Baby Rasta so Popular?

December 21, 2015
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Why is the Baby Rasta so Popular?

You don’t have to spend much time in Grenada before you start seeing the “Baby Rasta” sticker on the back of cars and busses.  If you’re like me, seeing it all over the place makes you wonder what the significance is of this popular image.  Yeah, that’s exactly what I’ve been thinking since arriving...
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Lazer Z1 Helmet Review

December 15, 2015
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Lazer Z1 Helmet Review

The past couple times that I’ve reviewed a Lazer helmet, I’ve done it with a video review because I like being able to show how the helmet looks and feels.  But, this time around, I’m laying out the goods in written content so that I can focus more on the features and speak about...
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Dude Making a Difference

December 14, 2015
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Dude Making a Difference

Want an easy way to get the #MakeitHappen attitude, and read a fantastic book at the same time?  Go read Dude Making a Difference. The author of this book is someone I have written about several times on this site, and I have labeled him “the Gandhi of our time”. Yes, remember Rob Greenfield?  He’s...
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Loving the Bike TV: A Different Perspective

December 9, 2015
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There has been a lot going on behind the scenes for me, and taking the time to view life from a different perspective was totally in need. It worked out great because my Son and I went out on a dolphin watching tour, and seeing things from the middle of the ocean can be...
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Cheap Gear from GearBest

December 8, 2015
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Cheap Gear from GearBest

A while back we did a giveaway with an online company called Gearbest.  They sell all sorts of products including electronics, clothing, toys, and pretty much anything else you can think of.  Oh, and they sell some cycling clothing and gear as well. Last time it was our readers who got to collect on...
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Just Breathe and Appreciate

December 7, 2015
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Just Breathe and Appreciate

Last week I had the simple task of going out to buy black beans and kidney beans so we could make vegetarian chili for supper.  Seems so easy, but when you’re living in Grenada sometimes the simplest of tasks can be a little too complex. The closest grocery store is about 3 miles from...
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Loving the Bike TV: Not a Care in the World

December 2, 2015
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Okay, some very simple but effective advice in this week’s Loving the Bike TV episode.  Be free, positive, and easy….and things will come to you naturally.  Taking the stress off and just getting in the right vibe is all you need.  
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Crank Down the Intensity

November 30, 2015
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Crank Down the Intensity

I’ve been on a major personal development frenzy for the past couple weeks.  I’ve had some incredible insights, gained some knowledge, and the realization that there are still more areas to work on. One of the biggest successes has been in cranking down the intensity at which I live my life.  All areas.  Yeah,...
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Loving the Bike TV: My Best Advice Ever

November 25, 2015
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If I’m calling this my best advice ever, you just have to know that I’m speaking the truth.  So I’ve decided that we’ve done enough work on self esteem, so to send this series off with a bang I’m laying out the best wisdom I can. Yep, in this week’s episode of Loving the...
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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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