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31 Day Do Good Challenge: Day 7

January 7, 2014
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31 Day Do Good Challenge: Day 7

Continue following along with our 31 Day Do Good Challenge, by Rob Greenfield and start off 2014 in a way that will change your life and those around you. Each day this month we’ve been posting one simple Do Good task for you to complete.  Be sure to continue with us and help us Do Good...
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Gypsy Soul Freedom

January 6, 2014
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Gypsy Soul Freedom

I’ve been called a Gypsy before.  A few times.  Maybe that’s what I am.  I know I like the comforts of being in the same place.  But the thought of something new is equally appealing. If it wasn’t for my “Gypsy” heart, I would not be where I am now.  Living my dream life...
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31 Day Do Good Challenge: Day 6

January 6, 2014
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31 Day Do Good Challenge: Day 6

As we continue with our 31 day Do Good Challenge, Rob gives us a very good task to perform today.  This one might require a little more thought and time than the others so far….but so very worth it. Day 6: Write a note of gratitude to someone who could use it.  Then give...
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31 Day Do Good Challenge: Day 5

January 5, 2014
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31 Day Do Good Challenge: Day 5

I sure hope you’re still keeping up with our 31 day Do Good Challenge.  The more Good we all do, the better off we’ll all be.   Day 5: Support local businesses today.  Eat local, shop local, and play local.   For more about Rob Greenfield be sure to follow him on Facebook.
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31 Day Do Good Challenge: Day 4

January 4, 2014
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31 Day Do Good Challenge: Day 4

Our 31 Day Do Good Challenge continues.  How are you feeling after 3 days of Do Good?   Day 4: Smile at Everyone You See…Or As Many As You Can.   For more about Rob Greenfield be sure to follow him on Facebook.
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31 Day Do Good Challenge: Day 3

January 3, 2014
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31 Day Do Good Challenge: Day 3

Follow along with our 31 Day Do Good Challenge, by Rob Greenfield and start off 2014 in a way that will change your life and those around you. We all know that taking a bike ride or commute does good things for yourself and the World around you….but now we have 31 additional things...
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Loving the BITE: How to Achieve Healthy Eating Success this Year

January 2, 2014
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Loving the BITE: How to Achieve Healthy Eating Success this Year

I’ve often said that the cheapest way to lighten your ride is to lose a pound (for those cyclists who need and/or want to).  In fact, you can spend hundreds of dollars shedding a few hundred grams with a new component, or you can shed 450 grams for free by losing a pound.  With...
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31 Day Do Good Challenge: Day 2

January 2, 2014
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31 Day Do Good Challenge: Day 2

Follow along with our 31 Day Do Good Challenge, by Rob Greenfield and start off 2014 in a way that will change your life and those around you. Rob’s got a great one for us today, and it’s one that you’ve probably heard about before.  It’s a powerful gesture, and I can’t wait to...
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31 Day Do Good Challenge: Day 1

January 1, 2014
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31 Day Do Good Challenge: Day 1

Follow along with our 31 Day Do Good Challenge, by Rob Greenfield and start off 2014 in a way that will change your life and those around you. We all know that taking a bike ride or commute does good things for yourself and the World around you….but now we have 31 additional things...
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2014: The Do Good Year

December 31, 2013
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2014: The Do Good Year

Prior to 2012, I declared it the Year of the Rockstar.  I deemed 2013 as the Lucky Year.  For 2014, I’m calling it the Do Good Year. One of the best things that happened to me in 2013 was meeting Rob Greenfield and becoming friends with him.  He’s become a huge inspiration and I’m...
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Would You Still Ride if You Were a Millionaire?

December 30, 2013
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Of course you would still ride your bike…..but in this video I provide a little food for thought. I was hanging out at Port Louis and seeing those mega yachts down there got me to thinking about how life would be if it was me cruising on one of those beasts.  It was then...
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His 14th Christmas Changed His Life

December 24, 2013
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His 14th Christmas Changed His Life

It’s minutes to Christmas.  As you all head off to your celebrations and traditions, I wanted to leave you with a little Christmas fable from all of us here at Loving the Bike.  May you have the best holiday season ever….and may you all wake up with a new bike under the tree. His...
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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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