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Riding to Lose: Paul Prosser is Making it Happen

October 15, 2012
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Riding to Lose: Paul Prosser is Making it Happen

Talk about Making it Happen, Paul Prosser writes about how riding his bike and a healthy diet enabled him to lose 35 pounds (along with his belly and excess fat), to get to a healthy 22.1 BMI. Riding to Lose by Paul Prosser In February, after an adult conversation with my wife Susan, I started...
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Monarchs in my Stomach

October 8, 2012
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Monarchs in my Stomach

You’ve heard of having butterflies in your stomach, but what I’ve got is a serious case of Monarchs in mine. If having butterflies is in response to being nervous or anxious about something, then having Monarch butterflies is what happens when you’re about to kick it up Rockstar style and totally Make it Happen....
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The Bike is Always Greener….

October 1, 2012
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The Bike is Always Greener….

…On the other side of the road.  Yes, this is a play on one of the most famous proverbs in the World….and I thought the idea would make for a nice Make it Happen Monday post. Although we all might not fall victim to it, many of us have the tendency to look enviously...
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Do It Now

September 24, 2012
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Do It Now

We all know of Nike’s famous tagline…Just Do It, but for today’s Make it Happen Monday post I wanted to encourage you all to Do It Now. One of the best pieces of wisdom I have ever received in my life came from a random person in an unexpected situation.  It must have been...
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Follow Your Own Path

September 17, 2012
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Follow Your Own Path

My Monday has been officially kickstarted thanks to my wonderful Wife, and inspirational artist Heather Rushton.  A few weeks ago, my wife sent me the link to this picture below and explained how beautiful she thought it was and how it fits so nicely into the vibe over here at Loving the Bike.  So I...
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Simplicity….On and Off the Bike

September 10, 2012
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Simplicity….On and Off the Bike

I’ve always felt like Simplicity is the key to a happy and successful life.  I’ve done a pretty good job at keeping things as simplified as possible, but feel that I need to go even further to really get the full benefits of what this way of life has to offer. There’s already been...
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The Happy Gene

September 3, 2012
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The Happy Gene

If I had “the happy gene”, I wouldn’t personally need these Make it Happen Monday posts to fire me up each week.  But unfortunately I don’t have it. I honestly feel that some of us are born with DNA that makes us ultimately happy-go-lucky and are able to smile through each and every day....
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I Am a Cyclist of the World

August 27, 2012
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I Am a Cyclist of the World

I recently posted about how I (as a Canadian living in the United States) celebrated the Fourth of July on and off my bike.  Along with having a great Independence Day ride, our Family spent some time at the local celebration going on in our neighborhood.  Most of the people around here know that...
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I’m letting Jason Mraz sit in today

August 20, 2012
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I’m letting Jason Mraz sit in today

I’ve always been a lover of music and totally enjoy being able to get some wisdom out of what I’m listening to.  The new CD by Jason Mraz has a bunch of positive music on it, but one song in particular always seems to ground me and re-remind me of what I should be...
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Is Something Keeping You Down?

August 13, 2012
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Is Something Keeping You Down?

Have you ever felt like a certain location or situation was keeping you down, and not allowing you to fully reach your goals?  As part of our Make it Happen Monday series I wanted to dive into this subject and talk about this widely discussed notion. I come from a prairie town in Canada...
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What If Tonight Was New Year’s Eve?

August 6, 2012
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What If Tonight Was New Year’s Eve?

It’s one night of the year when thoughts of hope, positive change, and celebration are lingering in the air all around the World.  On New Year’s Eve we get the opportunity to remember the year that was, pledge to make things better, and give toast to the year that will be. We are still...
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Doing the Extraordinary (on a bike)

July 30, 2012
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Doing the Extraordinary (on a bike)

Next spring, Scott Thigpen is competing in the Tour Divide and it just goes to show that ordinary people can achieve amazing things when they believe in themselves and focus on a goal.  Scott is here today with an inspirational post that will help kick start your Make it Happen Monday. Doing the Extraordinary: My...
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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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