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Make it Happen Monday: Perfection

April 16, 2012
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Make it Happen Monday: Perfection

Do you strive for perfection in all that you do?  Of course we all set out to do our best in all we’re involved with….including cycling, but is the pursuit of perfection hampering you from the results you are looking for?  Have a read through what my man, Joel from Reasons2Ride has to say...
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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: 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: Live.Love.Bike

March 5, 2012
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Make it Happen Monday: Live.Love.Bike

Here’s a little dose of “feel good” from my crazy buddy, Duzer to kick off this Make it Happen Monday.  Once again I’m featuring the Duz one more time, but how can I help it.  This dude just keeps pumping out such inspirational bikey goodness, so it’s hard not to want to share it...
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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: Get S.T.O.K.E.D for 2012

December 26, 2011
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Make it Happen Monday: Get S.T.O.K.E.D for 2012

It’s that time of year where a lot of people are creating New Year’s Resolutions and gearing up for the best year ever.  Setting goals is a fantastic idea, and something that really should be done throughout the year.  In honor of making 2012 a kick butt rocking year for you on and off...
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#bikeschool: Because I can!

December 20, 2011
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#bikeschool: Because I can!

As many of you will remember I spent a week in July at Le Tour with @SteamyWynndows & @AndyMWild and as a result of that trip, ended up the proud owner of a limited edition Team Sky jersey signed by the riders. Since returning from the Tour I’ve been determined to make that Sky...
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Make it Happen Monday: The Holstee Manifesto

December 12, 2011
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Make it Happen Monday: The Holstee Manifesto

I’m going to let a great video and manifesto image from a company called Holstee do the talking today. This company believes in the same things we do over here at Loving the Bike, and they have a great way of expressing it.  Check out their manifesto and then watch their inspiring bikey video...
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#bikeschool: Championing the Champions

December 6, 2011
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#bikeschool: Championing the Champions

Unfortunately due to the ridiculous nature in which our planet has decided to rotate through space and influence time and seasons, I missed last week’s #bikeschool session (9pm EST if you hadn’t got the hang of it yet). This was unfortunate for 2 reasons; the obvious being I didn’t get to have my hour...
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Make it Happen Monday: Definition of Success

November 28, 2011
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Make it Happen Monday: Definition of Success

Do you have a personal definition for success? You know, a way of measuring if you’re achieving all you strive to be in life or if you’re making the kind of impact you want to leave on our World. There are countless definitions for success out there, but my favorite has always been this...
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Make it Happen Monday: Create Your Own Culture 2.0

November 14, 2011
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Make it Happen Monday: Create Your Own Culture 2.0

In last week’s Make it Happen Monday post, I talked about one of my life hero’s, Morrie Schwartz, and his quote about Creating Your Own Culture.  As a follow-up to that post, I wanted to dive a little deeper into this topic and talk a little more about following your own star. Consider the...
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Make it Happen Monday: Create Your Own Culture

November 7, 2011
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Make it Happen Monday: Create Your Own Culture

One of my favorite quotes of all time is: “The culture we have does not make people feel good about themselves.  And you have to be strong enough to say, if the culture doesn’t work, don’t buy it.  Create your own.” This is a quote by a man named Morrie Schwartz, a retired college...
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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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