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MyID for on and off the Bike

August 26, 2016
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MyID for on and off the Bike

I’ve always liked the idea of having some sort of personal ID on me when out for a ride.  You know…..just in case. It’s something we don’t want to think about, but being pro-active is always a good thing.  Way back, I used to ride with a little note written on paper that had...
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Tips and Tricks for Family Bike Rides

August 19, 2016
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Tips and Tricks for Family Bike Rides

Tips and Tricks for Family Bike Rides by Paul Denikin Bike riding is a great way to have fun, exercise and travel. As much as I want to dust off the old bike that’s been hanging around the garage and start training for cross country cycling, we’ll leave the long distances to the professionals....
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The Case for Homemade Fuel

August 11, 2016
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The Case for Homemade Fuel

We’re giving away a copy of Matt Kadey’s new book….Rocket Fuel: Power-Packed Food for Sports and Adventure. Have a look at what Matt has to say about homemade fuel, and be sure to check out his recipe for Granola Bites.  Then leave a comment letting us know what you think about his thoughts and...
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Surfing, Beer, and Motorcycles

August 8, 2016
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Surfing, Beer, and Motorcycles

It really doesn’t matter how much internal coolness you personally have, but just by being a surfer….or drinking beer…..or riding a motorcycle, you instantly up your cool factor. I’ve always been fascinated about this concept and how these three things have such impact in how we view other people. As with most things in...
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Loving the Bike TV: Treat Yourself to Goodness

July 27, 2016
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Loving the Bike TV: Treat Yourself to Goodness

In this episode of Loving the Bike TV, I talk about the importance of treating yourself.  We often put guilt on ourselves when we’re doing this sort of thing, but ditch the guilt and let the goodness fly. Have a view and let me know what you think…..then go out and treat yourself to...
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Loving the Bike TV: Find Your Zen

July 20, 2016
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Loving the Bike TV: Find Your Zen

It’s been way too long since I put out an episode of Loving the Bike TV.  Well, it’s finally here and this time around I’m focusing on using loving life on and off the bike…..but more so on the bike. We all love our time on the bike, but getting into that zen-like state...
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Aftershokz Are Rocking My Ride

July 12, 2016
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Aftershokz Are Rocking My Ride

As you already know, I like to ride to the soundtrack of my music playing each time I’m out cycling.  This is quite the controversial subject and I’m not here to stir things up again.  What I do want to share is information on a fantastic product for any of you who do or...
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You Likely Aren’t Reading This

July 4, 2016
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You Likely Aren’t Reading This

Yeah, sort of an oxymoron because if you’ve gotten this far then you are in fact reading this.  But come on, it’s Monday the 4th of July and the Tour de France is under way…..who has time to read a cycling blog? I guess the moral of this #MakeitHappen Monday post is to show...
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TdF 2016: What It Takes To Fuel a Grand Tour

July 1, 2016
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TdF 2016: What It Takes To Fuel a Grand Tour

What?  Is it really time for the Tour de France already?  Man, my life in the fast lane makes it tough for me to keep up with what’s happening in the world of cycling…..and it just hit me like two days ago that it’s time for the tour. Have you ever wondered how those...
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Open Yourself Up to Emotion

June 29, 2016
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Open Yourself Up to Emotion

A couple of weeks ago I published an articled called “My F’d Up Life in Paradise“…..and boy did that ever blow the doors wide open over here on the website. I’ve always been one who’s been pretty open and have shared both the good and the bad in my life.  It’s honestly been one...
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Big Time Discounts on Awesome Cycling Clothing

June 28, 2016
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Big Time Discounts on Awesome Cycling Clothing

Come on, who doesn’t want to rep our sport of cycling in any way shape or form….at all times and places?  Yeah, it feels great being seen in cycling t-shirts and clothing when you’re away from the bike.  I know I sure do love it. Well, I recently came across a company called Après...
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Après Vélo: My Highest Quality Cycling Shirts

June 21, 2016
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Après Vélo: My Highest Quality Cycling Shirts

Okay, so I just might have like enough cycling t-shirts where I can wear a different one for each day of the month.  I love them all equally, and am always proud to be promoting the cycling lifestyle through my clothing.  But I was recently sent some gear from Après Vélo, and they are...
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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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