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Loving the Bike TV: Believe You Can Do It

March 19, 2014
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Belief is possibly the biggest ingredient when it comes to achieving your goals.  As you know, I’m no runner….but it wasn’t until that first dude ran a 4 minute mile that others knew it was possible and were able to do it themselves.  Same thing with climbing Everest.  Once it was done, there was...
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Own the Moment

March 17, 2014
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Own the Moment

We are brave like a soldier Overcoming daily battles Scared of the darkness Always haunted by something nobody knows Full of potential Hidden deep in our sole Able to achieve more than we ever could believe Smart enough to know what we don’t know Knowing more than we think we do Holding tight to...
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Loving the Bike TV: Get Out of Your Own Way

March 12, 2014
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The intention of Loving the Bike TV is to help inspire you to Love Life on and off the Bike.  In episode 2, I talk about some wisdom that has personally changed my life for the better….and I hope you find success with it as well. My parents are visiting right now and with...
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I’ll Meet You There

March 10, 2014
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I’ll Meet You There

I know exactly what I want.  In fact I can even feel it.  It’s a confidence that everything is going to be okay.  It’s a place of safety, warmth, fun, and happiness.  I’ve visited it a few times, but only for fleeting moments.  I dream about it often….endlessly. I’m sure everyone chases their ideal...
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The Cycling Marketplace

March 7, 2014
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The Cycling Marketplace

If you’re looking for unique cycling items or gifts, this is it.  For a while now I’ve been searching for the right mix of products to put together in a Loving the Bike Cycling Marketplace, and I’ve finally found it.  If you haven’t already been over to Bicycle Gift Hub, head over there and...
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Loving the Bike TV: Intro

March 5, 2014
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I’ve been talking about it for a while now, but finally figured out what to do with Loving the Bike TV.  The series is going to be all about Loving Life on and off the Bike, and in this first intro episode I give a very brief explanation of what it’s all about. The...
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Goofing Off

March 3, 2014
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Goofing Off

What if you were to waste an entire year?  Spending all 365 days just goofing off and doing whatever you felt like without considering what “should” be done or what the “right” thing to do was.  Well, if you lived to be 85, you would have spent 1.18% of your life goofing off.  Looking...
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Will Team #Lovingthebike do #30daysofbiking again?

February 26, 2014
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Will Team #Lovingthebike do #30daysofbiking again?

Do you want to take on #30daysofbiking as part of Team #Lovingthebike this year?  For the past 3 years we have held our own challenge within the #30daysofbiking funfest, and to be honest I’m a little unsure as to whether we should do it again.  Here’s why. Life for Mr. LovingtheBike has become busy,...
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Feeling Alive

February 24, 2014
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Feeling Alive

Why would anyone jump 45 feet into freezing water, or ride a bike 7 hours in the rain up and down mountains?  And why would someone train so freaking hard to run a marathon? There are so many things that people do…things that make your body hurt…things that take all the will and mind power...
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Slow Down

February 19, 2014
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Slow Down

I might not be a total speed junkie in all areas of life, but when it comes to cycling I most definitely am.  So it may seem a little strange that I’ve titled this post, “Slow Down”. You see, I feel happiest on my bike when I’m moving fast.  In life, I always seem to also be...
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Flexibility On and Off the Bike

February 18, 2014
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Flexibility On and Off the Bike

In my opinion, there are two kinds of flexibility important to us cyclists…physical flexibility, and being flexible to change things when necessary.  I’ve posted about physical flexibility in the past, and still do four simple stretches to maintain my flexibility.  You can check out my four cycling stretches right here. But if you have...
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Upward Spiral

February 17, 2014
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Upward Spiral

The days were becoming more ripped and ragged than the Jimmy Hendrix tie-died shirt he had when he was fifteen.  The constant stress of life was firing extra beats to his heart.  He felt more confused than he was in his first day in Algebra class when he was introduced to algorithms.  And his head was...
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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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