Make it Happen Mondays

2013: The #LuckyYear

December 31, 2012
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2013: The #LuckyYear

At the beginning of 2012 I declared it to be the Year of the Rockstar.  I told you all to be bold, put a swagger in your step, and make it the year where you make big things happen…..Rockstar Style. Well, it’s one year later and before going out there to ring in another...
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My Wish For You

December 24, 2012
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My Wish For You

Yep, tomorrow is the big one.  A special day where the world stops to celebrate peace, love, and a bounty full of Christmas presents. Our Loving the Bike family has had its share of present overload in the past, but we’ve really toned things down the past couple years.  This year we’ve totally minimized...
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Live Slow…..Bike Fast

December 17, 2012
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Live Slow…..Bike Fast

I saw someone with a touristy t-shirt sold here in Grenada that said: “Live Slow”.  It totally caught my attention because as usual I’m in need of constant reminders to de-stress and love life. As is the case with many people, I often find myself needing to rush around and get as many things...
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The Rays of Wisdom

December 10, 2012
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The Rays of Wisdom

I receive a lot of e-mails and comments from people telling me how much they love the Make it Happen Monday posts that we put up each week here on Loving the Bike.  The intention is for us to kick off each week with some motivation that will hopefully help our readers get things...
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Magic Found in an Early Morning Ride

December 3, 2012
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Magic Found in an Early Morning Ride

Wonder – To believe in life is to see the beauty and wonder around us, and to hold close the magic of it all. As I sit here this morning I feel as if my day has been complete.  For some reason, I was totally awake at 5AM but laid in bed just a...
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What Inspires You?

November 26, 2012
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What Inspires You?

I think it’s safe to say that inspiration and motivation are basically synonymous words that work together to help each and every one of us make it happen. If this is so, what are the ingredients that go into the whole inspiration/motivation melting pot?  Hold on a minute, don’t answer that quite yet. Each...
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My Secret Weapon: No Cell Phone

November 12, 2012
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My Secret Weapon: No Cell Phone

Let me tell you about my secret weapon for being in the moment…it’s as simple as not owing a smart phone. It may come as a shock to many of you out there, but our family owns nothing more than a cheap pay as you go cell phone.  We keep it in the vehicle...
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Checking in From Grenada

November 5, 2012
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It’s Make it Happen Monday over here at Loving the Bike, and Mrs. Loving the Bike did a great job at starting off the week with some beautiful words of wisdom.  I wanted to check in as well with a quick video post just before I made it happen with my first ride here...
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Mrs. Loving the Bike is Making it Happen

November 5, 2012
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Mrs. Loving the Bike is Making it Happen

I’m handing things over to Mrs. Loving the Bike who recently came up with some Make it Happen goodness that I just had to share.  I personally think these words of wisdom apply to life….on and off the bike: Thankful for the Bad by Amanda Thankful for failures, As I know they lead to...
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Goodbye Austin, Hello Grenada

November 2, 2012
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Goodbye Austin, Hello Grenada

As you read this blog post, I’m on my way to (another) new life.  This time it’s the Caribbean island of Grenada.  We’re sort of a Gypsy Family and have moved around countless times over the past 8 years….but this time I’m really planning on planting my feet in the sand and staying there...
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Electronic Free Day…on and off the Bike

October 29, 2012
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Electronic Free Day…on and off the Bike

Quite a while ago our Family decided to make Sundays an electronic free day, meaning we wouldn’t use the TV, Computer, Phone, or any other similar device.  We’re not generally electronic obsessed, but for this one day a week we make sure to keep them off and totally focus on quality Family time. It’s...
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Cyclists Help Rwanda Rise From Ashes

October 22, 2012
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Cyclists Help Rwanda Rise From Ashes

How do you make an inspirational story even better?  Add cycling to it.  Last week I viewed the Rwanda Cycling Team documentary called Rising From Ashes and I can honestly say it’s one of the best films I’ve ever seen.  Any movie that leaves me feeling fired up and motivated is two thumbs up in...
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Sugar Alternatives for Energy and Hydration

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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