Make it Happen Mondays

Kid Rock, Kraft Dinner, and Budweiser

June 3, 2013
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Kid Rock, Kraft Dinner, and Budweiser

I’ve been riding quite the hypocritical journey the past few weeks, and definitely not practicing what I preach.  Yeah, me…. Mr. Positivity.  To sum it up, I’ve just been plain down…….and not really doing much to climb back up.  I’ve recognized my mood and not really tried to cover it up…..I’ve just gone with...
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Do You Want to Get Happify’d

May 27, 2013
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Do You Want to Get Happify’d

For the past few months, I’ve been acting as one of the Pioneers for a new social media platform called Happify.  They asked me to be one of their beta users and be part of their pre-launch testing group. I couldn’t say no to being one of the first people to use something that has...
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I Make One Million Dollars a Day

May 20, 2013
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I Make One Million Dollars a Day

No, this isn’t some sort of Loving the Bike infomercial telling you about how to get rich quick. For the past couple years (and many other times over the last 10 years), my life has been more about lifestyle than making money.  It wasn’t really a decision I made, but that’s just how things...
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The Power of a Name

May 6, 2013
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The Power of a Name

Have you ever thought about just how much power a certain name can have?  Along with that, does a powerful name provide a more powerful product? Okay, so a couple weeks ago a guy named Ky-mani Marley performed on Grenada’s sister island of Carriacou.  The name likely does not ring any bells for you….I know it...
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How Full Is Your Bucket?

April 15, 2013
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How Full Is Your Bucket?

Recently our kids were given a book called, “How Full is Your Bucket” and it’s one of those that teaches some incredible life lessons….all this book needed was the main character to be riding his bike and it would be totally awesome. Okay, so Felix (the main character) is taught by his Grandpa about...
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Mountain Bike Pioneer

April 8, 2013
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Mountain Bike Pioneer

I may not be an extreme mountain biker like some of you out there, but lately I’ve been feeling like a mountain bike pioneer….and making it happen on the Grenada off-road trails. On my tropical island of Grenada, there are not too many mountain bikers around…heck, there’s not that many cyclists in general.  There...
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Lifestyle Hacking Makes Me Happy

March 25, 2013
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Lifestyle Hacking Makes Me Happy

This post was inspired by the coolest 13-year-old I know….his name is Logan LaPlante and he’s the creator of what he calls Hackschooling. If I was still a kid going to school, I would most definitely be asking my Parents if I could follow in Logan’s footsteps and be a Hackschooler just like him.  I’m totally serious that these...
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What’s Your Number 1 Motivator to Ride?

March 18, 2013
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What’s Your Number 1 Motivator to Ride?

Even if you’re loving the bike, there may be days when you require some extra motivation to get out there and ride.  Maybe it’s because you’re having a busy day, not feeling 100%, or just not as psyched as you usually are.  Whatever the reason, there’s likely going to be days when you have to...
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Make it Happen Overload

March 11, 2013
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Make it Happen Overload

Each Monday we put up a Make it Happen post and do what we can to help motivate and kickstart everyone into having a fantastic week….on and off the Bike.  But what do you do when you’re experiencing Make it Happen Overload? I’m not saying I’m always on top of things, but I’m the...
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No Limits

March 4, 2013
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No Limits

It doesn’t matter who you are, or what kind of cyclist you aspire to be….there are no limits in getting you to where you want to go. As with all our Make it Happen Monday posts here at Loving the Bike, this one is intended to motivate and push you to do great things….on...
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Mental Preparation for the Ride

February 25, 2013
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Mental Preparation for the Ride

In my opinion, the most important ingredient for performance on the bike is Mental Preparation.  Of course it is….the brain is the most powerful thing we have so it’s really the starting point of making it happen.  Making anything happen. Everything in life is created first in the mind, and then again in reality…..and...
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Our Top 5 Cycling Tips: #5

February 18, 2013
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Our Top 5 Cycling Tips: #5

Each day this week we’re bringing you one of our Loving the Bike Top 5 Cycling Tips.  We do our best to provide cool stuff and interesting tips and information for all you cyclists on a regular basis, but this week we’re coming at you with our top tips. We’re kicking things off with...
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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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Please send us your questions for our Expert Sports Nutritionist, Kelli Jennings to “Ask the Sports Nutritionist“. Kelli Jennings is a Registered Dietitian with a passion for healthy eating, wellness, & sports nutrition. For more information go to www.apexnutritionllc.com.

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