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#bikeschool: Every day is a school day

August 9, 2011
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#bikeschool: Every day is a school day

As some of you may be aware I took part in a bike race on Sunday… my first race in 26 years! I’ve been cycling for a few years now and I’m a terribly competitive little so-and-so, which made me realise I was ready to step my cycling up a level. This week’s post...
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Abs at 42

August 3, 2011
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Abs at 42

This isn’t supposed to come across as some sort of vain post, but rather an “if I can do it, so can you” sort of thing.  But by the time you’re done reading this post, I want you to have an overbearing sense of confidence that you can have the body you desire no...
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Make it Happen Monday: Live

August 1, 2011
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Make it Happen Monday: Live

A limit set by yourself Intrusion of your life by someone else Creating trouble when joy is an easy option Harsh words Affecting the lives of Children who can’t defend themselves Causing disorder Shattering dreams through jealousy Causing problems through ignorance Implementing regulations which create a need for more regulations Living a Life instead...
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The Distance

July 22, 2011
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The Distance

Winners: The two people who have won a copy of David’s book are @pinkchick and @Robert. Thanks to everyone who entered and I hope anyone who didn’t win will head over and pick up a copy of The Distance anyway. Have you ever wanted to train for a triathlon or Ironman, but just weren’t...
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Make it Happen Monday: Reality

July 4, 2011
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Make it Happen Monday: Reality

Back when I was working in the tourism industry of St. Kitts, I would hear the same thing over and over from tourists about a day or so before they left the island….“It’s time for us to go back to reality”. The reply that my boss, X (yeah, that was his name), and I...
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Make it Happen Monday: Two Choices

May 30, 2011
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Make it Happen Monday: Two Choices

“Hello everybody.  Welcome today to the wonderful world of…you.  Now check it, you have two options…You can eat it or throw it away.”  – Usher As you find yourself starting to read this page, you will find that you opted for one of two options…..read it or click it off.  I’m glad you chose...
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#bikeschool: Vacation Vacation Vacation

May 24, 2011
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#bikeschool: Vacation Vacation Vacation

As time has gone on and #bikeschool has grown in popularity, our online community has forged many friendships along the way. Due to these friendships and a shared passion some class members have been lucky enough to travel across States and Counties to meet up and even ride with one another. Although I have...
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Biking Wisdom From My Daughter

April 29, 2011
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Biking Wisdom From My Daughter

Random Thoughts by Kassi Thought #1: Here in Austin, gas prices have gone up…a lot.  Most people complain about this, but in a way I think it’s good.  See, if the price of gas has gone up, then people won’t want to buy gas for their car.  Without gas, you can’t drive and you’ll...
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It’s a #TripleGood Day

April 22, 2011
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It’s a #TripleGood Day

My genius friend, Jim is always coming up with super cool ideas….and when I saw him start using the term #doublegood over on Twitter I just had to jump right in.  I love the feeling that word gives off, and if there were ever a #doublegood day….today is certainly it.  But it’s better than...
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Make it Happen Monday: The Rituals of Radiant Living

April 4, 2011
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Make it Happen Monday: The Rituals of Radiant Living

About ten and a half years ago, I made a presentation at a business breakfast meeting.  This was no ordinary speech…I addressed a bunch of businessy type people wearing my totally “non-businessy” bright yellow pants, and delivered the presentation while sitting up on the speaking podium.  This day stands out to me, not because...
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Make it Happen Monday: Life’s Moments

March 28, 2011
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Make it Happen Monday: Life’s Moments

I got caught up in the Zone while the wind rushed into my face.  I was on my bike, and for that fleeting second….I was Lance Armstrong. I held my Baby Boy on my shoulder.  Together we watched the Trees, the Birds, the Earth.  My Life suspended in Perfection. Laying on the couch with...
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Are You Thinking of Moving in the Car – Less/Light Direction?

March 23, 2011
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Are You Thinking of Moving in the Car – Less/Light Direction?

One of the coolest things that I’ve come across since starting this Loving the Bike site is learning about all the people out there living Car-Less.  I’m totally amazed by what these people are doing and have the utmost respect for anyone who has chosen to take this route in life. There is also...
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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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