Make it Happen Mondays

Make it Happen Monday: Power of Self Talk

April 30, 2012
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Make it Happen Monday: Power of Self Talk

Did you know that positive self talk can get you up that hill faster on your bike?  It sure can, but don’t take my word for it.  Today we have my good friend and Cycling 360 co-host, Rob Grissom here to share his personal story of how thoughts can have a dramatic effect on...
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Make it Happen Monday: Paint a Smile on the World

April 23, 2012
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Make it Happen Monday: Paint a Smile on the World

I’ve mentioned this previously in a few social media posts, but I really would like to Paint a Smile on the World.  I’m not sure exactly how to describe it, but I get an overwhelmingly great feeling throughout my body when I pass by people who are laughing and smiling together.  Call me corny,...
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Make it Happen Monday: Operation Opportunity

April 9, 2012
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Make it Happen Monday: Operation Opportunity

At one point in my life I was faced with a decision, and the wisdom that was provided to me was “Always Walk in the Direction of Opportunity”.  That statement has stuck with me these past 12 or so years and it’s been the reasoning behind my move to St. Kitts, my first move...
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Make it Happen Monday: Money Fame Power Lifestyle

April 2, 2012
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Make it Happen Monday: Money Fame Power Lifestyle

I feel there are four main ways to categorize how people are motivated…Money, Power, Fame, and Lifestyle.  There are others, (home security, location, respect, etc) but in my opinion these are the big ones.  Based on these motivational catalysts, we make our choices and move forward along our journey….all the while feeding this inherent...
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Make it Happen Monday: The Cycling Monk

March 26, 2012
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Make it Happen Monday: The Cycling Monk

You don’t have to be a Tibetan Monk in order to know where you come from and what you stand for.  We all know ourselves better than anyone else… but what is necessary is a constant connection with this identity.  All of us are cyclists, and that alone speaks a lot of the kind...
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Make it Happen Monday: Today vs Tomorrow Challenge

March 19, 2012
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Make it Happen Monday: Today vs Tomorrow Challenge

Do you ever struggle between the idea of “living each day like it’s your last” and “preparing for your future”?  I know I definitely do, and it can sometimes make life…interesting, to say the least. I’m a firm believer in living out your dreams, today, and not putting things off until tomorrow.  But on...
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Make it Happen Monday: Pay Yourself First

March 12, 2012
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Make it Happen Monday: Pay Yourself First

Do you ever find that there just isn’t enough time to get your ride in during the day?  Just like they say in the financial world….try “Paying Yourself First”.  I think I first heard that tagline way back in a book called The Wealthy Barber.  It was the first book I had ever read...
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Make it Happen Monday: The Bike Detox

February 20, 2012
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Make it Happen Monday: The Bike Detox

After having an eating binge out, or big celebration…a Bike Detox is just what you need.  Over the past few months we’ve posted a couple smoothie detox recipes to help you get back on track following a major splurge in the eating department and you can find those right here (Smoothie Detox #1 and...
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Make it Happen Monday: Pay it Forward

January 30, 2012
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Make it Happen Monday: Pay it Forward

We’ve all heard the phrase, “Pay it Forward”…but what we might not realize is just how big of an impact it can have on someone’s life.  Today, we share the story of two cyclists who had their lives changed forever and are so grateful that they continue to Pay it Forward. I’ve been thinking...
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Make it Happen Monday: Who I Be

January 23, 2012
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Make it Happen Monday: Who I Be

Who I Be…..A Personal Confession How well do you know yourself?  I recently decided to take part in a “Personal Confession” exercise to see how well I knew myself, and wanted to share my results in today’s Make it Happen Monday post.  You may know me as a guy who loves bicycles, and if...
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Make it Happen Monday: One Big Breath

January 16, 2012
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Make it Happen Monday: One Big Breath

Right now in Austin we’re deep in the heart of cedar allergy season, and once again it’s wreaking havoc on my cycling lungs.  They call it “cedar fever” and a lot of people over here get knocked down pretty hard with the punch it packs each year. One of the things it does to...
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Make it Happen Monday: Year of the ROCKSTAR

January 9, 2012
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Make it Happen Monday: Year of the ROCKSTAR

2012 may officially be the Year of the Dragon, but we’re deeming it the Year of the Rockstar.  If you caught some of my tweets leading up to the new year, you would have seen some pretty bold statements about all of us over at Loving the Bike (our readers, friends, contributors, teammates) achieving...
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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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