Make it Happen Mondays

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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bing.com’s Week of Riding

July 23, 2012
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bing.com’s Week of Riding

In the true spirit of Make it Happen Monday, we’re kicking off this week like a fired up Rockstar.  Not only has Bing.com labeled this the “Week of Riding” for their Summer of Doing promotion, but they have brought me and Loving the Bike on as their expert for the subject. As you can...
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Wanted: A Life of Bikes and Family Time

July 16, 2012
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Wanted: A Life of Bikes and Family Time

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again.  There are really only two things that matter to me and that is Family and Bikes….the rest is just stuff.  But I’m not sure if people realize how serious I am about this.  It sounds like a pretty simple thing to achieve, but I’m finding...
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Pedal Away the Funk

July 9, 2012
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Pedal Away the Funk

On and off for the past month (maybe more) I’ve been in a bit of a funk, and if it wasn’t for the bike I’m not sure what sort of state I would currently be in.  It’s all be based on some self-induced stress, and the resulting condition has been a clouded mind and...
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Defined by Social Media

July 2, 2012
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Defined by Social Media

Does social media make up a fairly large part of your life right now?  Over the past five years, this type of communication and marketing has exploded to the point where many of us are living in a social media world. There are so many positives that come with using and getting involved in...
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He Who Hesitates is a Damned Fool

June 18, 2012
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He Who Hesitates is a Damned Fool

I’d have to try really hard to find some sort of connection between the legendary actress, May West, and cycling….but because I love this quote of hers so much I’m going to do my best to make it happen.  (Oh, and I’ve decided to take off the “Make it Happen Monday” part off the...
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Make it Happen Monday: Blind Cyclist Takes on Triple Crown

June 11, 2012
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Make it Happen Monday: Blind Cyclist Takes on Triple Crown

Our Make it Happen Monday series here at Loving the Bike is designed to help kick-start your week and set you off in a positive direction.  Sometimes they may be motivational type posts and at times we like to feature inspirational people like the dude we’re highlighting today. Art Jones got into road cycling...
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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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