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Loving the Bike TV: The Power of Water

September 17, 2014
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One of the essentials of loving life on and off the bike is to appreciate the power of water.  Hydration from water while on the bike is a vital necessity for all cyclists…..and I strongly feel that the healing power of water (especially ocean water) is incredibly valuable for life off the bike. Please don’t...
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Loving the Bike TV: Let it Slide

September 3, 2014
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Did you know that there is something beautiful in accepting something that could come across as annoying?  Yeah, by letting it slide and being okay with it…..you just might find some hidden amazement.  On top of it all, you’ll help eliminate stress in your life. Have a look at my response to my neighbor blasting religious...
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Loving the Bike TV: What Can You Learn From a Tortoise?

August 27, 2014
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Yes, a tortoise.  Our family has a bunch of red-footed tortoises and I love just sitting and watching them.  They are amazing creatures and I realized that we can learn a few things from these guys about Loving Life on and off the Bike.  Well, off the bike anyway. Here’s a look at a...
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Loving the Bike TV: #AskLovingtheBike

August 13, 2014
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I don’t claim to be an expert on anything, but if I had to pick one subject to claim some knowledge on it’s living life outside the norm.  Yeah, that’s the whole platform behind Loving the Bike TV: advice on Loving Life on and off the Bike. One of my personal heroes is Gary...
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Loving the Bike TV: Just Go

August 6, 2014
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You won’t know if you don’t go.  That’s basically the answer our adventurous Loving the Bike family has taken when making our massive moves around the world. Yeah, we’ve moved to several locations that were all totally new to us without overly researching things or knowing exactly what we were getting into. I might...
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Loving the Bike TV: Envision Where You’re Going

July 30, 2014
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For this week’s episode, I’m leaning towards “loving life ON the bike”.  Most weeks I talk about how little things in life off the bike can help you live happier and chase your dreams.  Well, even though this week’s message focuses on the bike….the same idea can be used in all areas of your...
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Loving the Bike TV: Get FIT. Love LIFE

July 23, 2014
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You just have to see the backdrop used for this edition of Loving the Bike TV.  Grenada is not a very big place, and it’s so awesome to see all these people “shaping up for Carnival”.  There has been like 200 people out there every day for the past week.  I Love It. Watch...
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Loving the Bike TV: Do Something Crazy

July 16, 2014
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Sometimes you have to do something a little crazy in order to keep life interesting.  Yeah, that’s the advice for this week’s edition of Loving the Bike TV. What did our family recently do that’s a little crazy?  Check the video to see the latest adventure our wild family is taking on.
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Loving the Bike TV: Appreciate, Enjoy, Don’t Take For Granted

July 9, 2014
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You hear people talking about seizing the day, but how many of us really live our lives that way?  Well, in this edition of Loving the Bike TV, I bring up two things that each of us should incorporate into every single day.  Making time each day for something you love, and never taking...
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Loving the Bike TV: Dress For Yourself

June 25, 2014
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Forget about dressing for success….dress for yourself.  Image and clothing is something I’ve felt very strongly about for as long as I can remember, so I’m excited to share my viewpoint on this one with you. Anyone can dress themselves up, so I’ll never judge a person based on what they’re wearing.  In fact,...
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Loving the Bike TV: Simplify Your Vehicle

June 18, 2014
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Living car free is the simplest way to go when talking about vehicles, but there are a whole bunch of other ways to simplify what you drive.  Instead of focusing on bicycle commuting, this time I’m talking about making the actual concept of owning a vehicle more simple. When you can take a vehicle...
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Loving the Bike TV: Re-creativity

June 11, 2014
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As with all episodes of Loving the Bike TV, I lay down some personal advice that I feel helps lead to the life you desire…on and off the Bike.  This week I talk about something that I just decided should be called “Re-creativity”.  Let’s not give in to the throw away culture found in...
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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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