My Quest for the Sun

What is Paradise?

June 10, 2013
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What is Paradise?

Because I live in the Caribbean, I’m often told that I’m living in paradise.  Oh, and having a bicycle tour/rental company along with all of this makes it sound even more paradise-ish.  But what exactly constitutes the creation of paradise? Looking in from the outside, living in a place like this definitely creates the...
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Goodbye Austin, Hello Grenada

November 2, 2012
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Goodbye Austin, Hello Grenada

As you read this blog post, I’m on my way to (another) new life.  This time it’s the Caribbean island of Grenada.  We’re sort of a Gypsy Family and have moved around countless times over the past 8 years….but this time I’m really planning on planting my feet in the sand and staying there...
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Ready to Ride in Isolation

October 24, 2012
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Ready to Ride in Isolation

What if you were heading off to ride in a location that does not have the convenience and availability found in a local bike shop?  What would you do to ensure you aren’t left sitting out due to a minor repair that you can’t fix immediately? I’ve been slowly dropping more and more details...
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Ride Across the Island of Jamaica

September 14, 2012
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Ride Across the Island of Jamaica

Would you like to cycle across the island of Jamaica this November?  I came across the Jamaica Reggae Ride and the idea of riding across this beautiful Caribbean island totally caught my attention, so I wanted to share it with our Loving the Bike readers as well. Who wouldn’t want to go on an...
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What I Know For Sure

June 1, 2012
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What I Know For Sure

I know that today’s blog will be filled with things I know for sure as well as some strange things I know for sure.  Just like me…..partly normal, partly strange. I know that when you are exercising in the heat, there is no better taste than that of cold water.  At that moment, it is...
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What a Couple Weeks in Hawaii Have Taught Me

January 5, 2012
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What a Couple Weeks in Hawaii Have Taught Me

This is pretty much the first time I’ve mentioned our Hawaiian Christmas Holiday Getaway.  I didn’t blog, tweet, facebook, or G+ about it….and did my best to stay offline as much as possible.  For the past two weeks in Kauai I enjoyed some incredible Family moments, and had more than a few life lessons....
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Bonaire Bike Holiday

November 2, 2011
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Bonaire Bike Holiday

Would you like to go cycling on and off road in Bonaire this winter?  Your Caribbean Cycling escape has arrived.  The price is incredible, the location is about as bikey exotic as you can get, and where else would you rather be this February than Bonaire? Bonaire is basically one incredible tropical oasis found...
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Nevis, A MTB’ers Honeymoon

August 5, 2011
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Nevis, A MTB’ers Honeymoon

Today’s guest post comes from Deb Keiser.  She is a New York-based journalist who wrote this article about one of my favorite places on Earth, so I just had to post it. Formerly a staff travel writer for the New York Daily News, Deb contributes regularly to newspapers and magazines of the Hearst Conn. Media...
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Four Types of Cycling in Belize

June 24, 2011
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Four Types of Cycling in Belize

I have spent most of June chilling (and cycling) around the country of Belize.  A lot of people have never heard of this place or know where it is, and those that have probably don’t think of cycling when they refer to the country.  Little does the world know that cycling is huge over...
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Let’s Create More Placencia’s in the World

June 22, 2011
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Let’s Create More Placencia’s in the World

Sixteen miles of natural sandy beach, a virgin mangrove-fringed lagoon, a wonderland of coral-studded cayes, nearby jungle rivers and pristine rainforest Garifuna, Creole and Mayan cultures and ancient Mayan ruins make Placencia the ideal location for the adventure traveler! Sounds pretty nice huh?  Well, they forgot to mention something that makes this place even...
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They Are My Cycling Heros

May 25, 2011
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They Are My Cycling Heros

If I were to ask who your cycling heros were, how would you respond?  I’m sure some might bring up Lance Armstrong, or one of the other great cycling legends.  Others would likely mention their Dad or another family member.  No matter who your cycling heros are, what’s most important is that you look...
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Make it Happen Monday: Arcanum pāx

March 14, 2011
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Make it Happen Monday: Arcanum pāx

There is a little known island about half way between the Caribbean islands and the coast of Africa.  Its name is Arcanum pāx, meaning “the secret peace”.  On this island, the only means of transportation is by bicycle.  The only relationships they know are love and peace.  And the only thoughts that flow are...
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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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