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I’m Done

March 2, 2015
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I’m Done

We start off each week with a #MakeitHappen Monday post intended to shake you up, inspire action, and make the week ahead as great as possible.  So how can a defeated un-inspiring title make its way onto one of our Monday posts? Well, I’m sitting here with those exact words circling my head right...
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The Conspiracy Cyclist

February 27, 2015
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The Conspiracy Cyclist

Have you ever watched any of the Zeitgeist conspiracy movies?  Well, if you’re like me you wouldn’t call them conspiracy.  You’d call them reality. Yeah, I’m one of those that totally hasn’t bought into what the Government (or Secret Government) is doing to us.  But I’d rather have you watch one of the Zeitgeist movies...
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Loving the Bike TV: The Value of Community

February 25, 2015
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Would you believe that socializing with a real life community can help you with the Loving Life on and off the Bike lifestyle? Sure can, and in this little video I give you a personal experience that helped me realize it.
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The Ease of Success. Making Things Easy.

February 23, 2015
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The Ease of Success.  Making Things Easy.

There are plenty of people who have defined what it takes to create or reach success…..and each of them have been exactly right.  Heck, I’ve even posted about my man Bob Dylan’s quote which is probably my personal favorite. But something hit me recently, and made me realize that achieving success is even better...
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When Fatigue is More Than Fatigue

February 20, 2015
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When Fatigue is More Than Fatigue

When Fatigue is More Than Fatigue by Layla As much as I love cycling, I’ve been noticing that my legs are starting to feel heavy after each ride. Doing some research, I realized that most of this boils down to fatigue. However, that’s just part of the story. There are actually different types of...
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Funkier Quick Custom Jersey

February 18, 2015
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Funkier Quick Custom Jersey

You know I’m not big on reviews, right?  Especially when they are something as standard as a cycling jersey.  Come on, if you’re buying a quality jersey…..what really distinguishes it from the next one?  I think for most of us, it comes down to liking the design, wearing our favorite brand or team, and...
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The Happiness Equation

February 16, 2015
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The Happiness Equation

We all want happiness, right?  Of course we do.  So how come so many of us are always searching for it.  Shouldn’t we have already found it by now? Cycling is one of the things that makes me happy.  Everything about it.  I’m happy on my bike.  I’m happy when I get new bike...
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The Driver’s Lazy Foot

February 13, 2015
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The Driver’s Lazy Foot

Want to know one of the major issues causing vehicle – bicycle collisions?  The driver’s lazy foot. Of course this is just my own personal research story, and a lot of it is based on educated opinion and not fact…..but I am confident in saying that if this issue could be fixed, we’d have a...
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Loving the Bike TV: Get Out of Your Own Damn Way

February 11, 2015
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When I clicked the record button for this week’s Loving the Bike TV, I honestly didn’t have a topic in mind….but it only took a few seconds for me to remember the personal ah-ha moment I had earlier in the day. Yep, I’m sure I’ve talked about it before….but once again I was reminded...
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The Tool Bottle

February 10, 2015
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The Tool Bottle

Here’s one of the simplest and easiest cycling tips we’ve ever given out.  A few months ago I started riding with “the tool bottle” for lack of better name…..and it’s awesome. I honestly can’t figure out how I never did something like this before, but glad that I’ve finally incorporated it into my set up....
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Effective Time Breeds Relaxing Time

February 9, 2015
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Effective Time Breeds Relaxing Time

We celebrated our Loving the Bike 5 year birthday last Friday.  If there’s one thing I’ve learned over these years is that by busting my butt and putting in effective time…..I’m now able to coast a little and take time for relaxation. Let me explain.  In the beginning, I put in hours and hours...
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You Can’t Silence Me or Bob Marley

February 6, 2015
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You Can’t Silence Me or Bob Marley

By some massively cool coincidence, Loving the Bike shares the same birthday with the legend, Bob Marley.  Today, we turn five….and if Bob was still around we’d be clinking mellow mood cans and toasting his 70th. In honor of our special day, I thought it would be perfect timing to share a true Bob...
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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.

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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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