Make it Happen Mondays

Inner Discovery

February 3, 2014
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Inner Discovery

For over three years now, I’ve been sending out a Make it Happen post each Monday…..and what I’ve always thought I was doing was sending out positive, inspiring pieces of writing mixed in with my own thoughts of the world.  Basically I’ve been pumping out self-improvement messages just like many of today’s best sellers and...
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Beauty over Substance

January 27, 2014
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Beauty over Substance

The lake was glass calm.  The kind of calm that makes me re-live the Summer of 1990 all over again.  Skiing every day.  Brown leather skin.  A calming of my own going on inside me. We drove up to the lookout tower so we could not only see the lake, but the other 4000...
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Putting the Fun Back in Life

January 20, 2014
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Putting the Fun Back in Life

We were driving into town yesterday morning.  As we approached, the Caribbean morning hustle and bustle had already started.  The truck ahead of us slowed to a stop so that they could make conversation with the woman standing on the sidewalk.  As we sat there waiting patiently, we witnessed the woman talking and laughing...
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The Purpose of Life, is a Life of Purpose

January 13, 2014
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The Purpose of Life, is a Life of Purpose

Ever notice that when you have a specific training goal, you’re able to focus much better on the bike?  Well, that same concept applies to all things in life…..only problem is most of us don’t create or find a purpose. The purpose of life, is a life of Purpose. I first saw this quote in...
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Gypsy Soul Freedom

January 6, 2014
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Gypsy Soul Freedom

I’ve been called a Gypsy before.  A few times.  Maybe that’s what I am.  I know I like the comforts of being in the same place.  But the thought of something new is equally appealing. If it wasn’t for my “Gypsy” heart, I would not be where I am now.  Living my dream life...
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Would You Still Ride if You Were a Millionaire?

December 30, 2013
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Of course you would still ride your bike…..but in this video I provide a little food for thought. I was hanging out at Port Louis and seeing those mega yachts down there got me to thinking about how life would be if it was me cruising on one of those beasts.  It was then...
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Beer, Benjamin Franklin, and Make it Happen

December 23, 2013
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Beer, Benjamin Franklin, and Make it Happen

It’s a very simple quote, but one that conjures up a lot of good images…..especially when you find out that it was Benjamin Franklin who said it. I’m sure you all know who Ben Franklin is, but in case you need a refresher….he was one of North America’s greatest citizens.  He was a scientist,...
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Life’s Simple Moments

December 16, 2013
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Life’s Simple Moments

I jumped into bed, and as my body relaxed into the stitching of the sheets…I was King of my World. I got caught up in the Zone while the wind rushed into my face.  I was on my bike, and for that fleeting second….I was perfectly lost. I held my Baby Boy on my...
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I Believe in Pretty Much Everything….but Myself

December 9, 2013
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I Believe in Pretty Much Everything….but Myself

I have an open mind and am totally okay with believing in some things that haven’t been proven or exact.  UFO’s…sure. Ghost’s….why not. The Zeitgeist conspiracy theory…..definitely. But for some reason when it comes to myself, there is often a lack of belief.  What’s the deal?  I think about this quite often and wonder if...
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Celebrations: Big and Small

December 2, 2013
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Celebrations: Big and Small

The month of December is pretty much party central for the Loving the Bike Family.  During the month we celebrate three Birthdays, Christmas, and one special Anniversary…..my Wife and I hit 10 years on the 13th. I love to celebrate these kinds of events, but I don’t let the celebrating stop at Birthdays, Anniversaries,...
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The Easy Path

November 25, 2013
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The Easy Path

At first glance, it might look as though I’ve taken the easy way on life.  When I was in high school I created a class schedule with as many free spares as possible to avoid more work, I took the minimum required classes to receive my Bachelor of Commerce degree, and I’ve done my best to avoid “real work”...
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Positive Junk Mail

November 18, 2013
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Positive Junk Mail

If you’re like me, you get way too much junk mail each and every day.  Well you could classify blog posts as junk mail I guess, but hopefully you get more out of it then garbage. I’m trusting that every one of you is having the best day ever, but in case you’re not, just think...
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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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