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Peace on Earth. Ride Your Bike.

December 22, 2014
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Peace on Earth.  Ride Your Bike.

For as long as history can remember, people have been making Christmas wishes.  Speaking words of wisdom and prayers for Peace On Earth.  Something we all want.  Something so amazing that it’s hard to even imagine. Another year goes by.  John Lennon sings out….”So this is Christmas, and what have you done?”  Sounds of...
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Stand on the Pedals or Sit in the Saddle?

December 19, 2014
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Stand on the Pedals or Sit in the Saddle?

It’s the questions I hear from thousands of cyclists…..when climbing a hill, should I stand on my pedals or sit in the saddle? We watch pro cycling and get excited when we see people like Alberto Contador dancing on his pedals as he makes his way up a big climb.  Yeah, I’m not a...
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Loving the Bike TV: Never Say Never

December 17, 2014
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Even on a small Caribbean island like Grenada, anything is possible.  Who would imagine a cool reality game show being based out of Grenada….and who would have imagined an episode being filmed at Mocha Spoke?  Yep, anything is freaking possible. Best of all, this TV episode promotes bikes.  Check it out.
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The #MakeitHappen Alphabet

December 15, 2014
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The #MakeitHappen Alphabet

What’s the first positive thing that pops into your head when you go through the alphabet?   Anything can happen. Believe in something. Create opportunities. Dream. Eat Ice Cream. Forget about disagreements. Get involved only if you really want it. Help people when you really can. Invest in yourself. Invest in opportunities. Invest your...
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3 Things You Must Do in Grenada….But Haven’t

December 12, 2014
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3 Things You Must Do in Grenada….But Haven’t

Yes, this is a cycling lifestyle blog…..but it’s also my outlet to the world, so sometimes I talk more about lifestyle than I do about bikes.  Well this time I’m promoting my island home of Grenada and posting about something that no travel blogger or Grenadian website has yet to get out. I’ve seen...
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Loving the Bike TV: Finding Your Place

December 10, 2014
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How exactly do we choose our career path?  You know, it’s only the thing that the we’ll do for the majority or a big chunk of our lives.  No big deal, right?  But think about it for a second.  How did you fall into this career?  How did you decide what education or training...
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I Don’t Get It. I Totally Don’t Understand.

December 8, 2014
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I Don’t Get It.  I Totally Don’t Understand.

Love me or hate me for it….but here’s a bunch of things about people and life that I just don’t understand: I don’t get the concept of racing to work in your car so that you can be there on time, or early.  Aggravating all the other drivers (and cyclists) around you so that you’re...
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How Cyclists Can Prevent Erectile Dysfunction

December 5, 2014
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How Cyclists Can Prevent Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a common problem, but this doesn’t mean it isn’t distressing to those who suffer from it. With this in mind, you might be determined to do all you can to reduce the risk that you will experience it. Alternatively, if you already have ED, you’ll no doubt be keen to...
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Loving the Bike TV: Magic of Goal Setting

December 3, 2014
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Do you have a goal that keeps getting pushed aside, or maybe just hasn’t been manifested just yet?  Be patient.  As long as you have the goal and believe in it, the Universe will help make it happen. One of the goals I’ve had for several years now is to get myself a new...
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You Want It, You Got It

December 1, 2014
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You Want It, You Got It

I went for a 45 mile bike ride the other day.  It was the first time I’ve ridden over 30 miles for a very long time.  Generally my rides last just over an hour, and take me a distance of 20 something miles.  Most of these rides are the same.   I’m sort of limited to a huge amount of variety...
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Lucas Atmangaara is Loving the Bike

November 29, 2014
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Lucas Atmangaara is Loving the Bike

We don’t officially post to our Look Who’s Loving the Bike section any longer, but whenever one of our readers writes in to share their love for the bike….we are certainly going to put it up.  Have a read about Lucas and his Loving the Bike story: “As a kid, I loved to ride....
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Cycling With Chikungunya, Arthritis, or Joint Pain

November 28, 2014
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Cycling With Chikungunya, Arthritis, or Joint Pain

Right now you’re probably thinking, WTF is a Chikungunya?  A major part of this mosquito transmitted virus is severe joint pain, just like with Arthritis.  So what does a cyclist with this kind of joint pain do, and how does it affect riding? Okay, so here’s a little more information on Chikungunya (pronunciation: \chik-en-gun-ye) before getting into the...
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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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