Make it Happen Mondays

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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Faith….on and off the bike

February 11, 2013
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Faith….on and off the bike

Sometimes you just have to throw it all out there to the Universe and have faith that everything will work out fine….both on and off the bike. Have you ever ridden your bike into traffic?  You know, riding towards oncoming traffic instead of having it come from behind you.  I don’t recommend you doing...
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A Soft Touch over Muscle

February 4, 2013
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A Soft Touch over Muscle

I’ve learned the hard way that bicycle repair takes a whole lot of finesse, and not too much muscle.  Yeah, you know what I’m talking about right? Tightening a carbon seat post, adjusting shifter cables, and pretty much everything else on a bicycle requires a soft touch or else you just might do more...
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Our Make it Happen Lifestyle Choices for a Healthy 2013

January 28, 2013
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Our Make it Happen Lifestyle Choices for a Healthy 2013

As a Loving the Bike fitness dude who loves to make sure his family is eating and living healthy, it’s sometimes difficult to keep things totally on track. So how do we “make it happen” in the healthy living department? Well here’s our list of 5 small steps that we’re doing so that we...
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43 Nuggets of Wisdom From Someone Who Knows

January 21, 2013
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43 Nuggets of Wisdom From Someone Who Knows

For the past couple weeks I’ve seen these life lessons from Regina Brett floating around social media.  It explains that she’s a 90 year old woman who is here to share with us her wisdom.  Well, with many things on Facebook….what’s posted isn’t always the total truth.  I dug into it a little and...
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Team Troll: Fighting Parkinson’s With Their Bikes

January 14, 2013
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Team Troll: Fighting Parkinson’s With Their Bikes

We support everyone who is using the bike to do good things for the world.  Every so often we like to feature a company or cycling organization that does something cool….this time around we’re highlighting Team Troll.  These guys look cool, and are definitely making it happen. Team Troll Parkinson’s Disease is an ugly,...
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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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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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