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Awakening the Flat Tire Gods

January 30, 2013
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Awakening the Flat Tire Gods

Has anyone ever warned you about awakening the bicycle flat tire Gods?  Heed their advice, because I just found out that this is for real. Yeah, you’ve more than likely had a situation where you’re talking about how long it’s been since you had a flat tire….and then been immediately warned not to bring...
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Washing My Cycling Kit….Old School Style

January 29, 2013
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Washing My Cycling Kit….Old School Style

What’s your cycling kit washing routine?  I thought I’d give you a quick behind the scenes look at what I do here in Grenada.  Here’s my old school kit washing video with all the details.  
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Our Make it Happen Lifestyle Choices for a Healthy 2013

January 28, 2013
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Our Make it Happen Lifestyle Choices for a Healthy 2013

As a Loving the Bike fitness dude who loves to make sure his family is eating and living healthy, it’s sometimes difficult to keep things totally on track. So how do we “make it happen” in the healthy living department? Well here’s our list of 5 small steps that we’re doing so that we...
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Power of Mental Suffering

January 16, 2013
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Power of Mental Suffering

Not only does cycling require physical strength and energy, it also includes a whole lot of mental power as well.  If fact, the power of mental suffering can help you do things on a bike that power and strength could never do. It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginning cyclist making your way up...
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Bicycle Cafes: Adventure is Brewing

January 11, 2013
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Bicycle Cafes: Adventure is Brewing

What is it about coffee and bicycles that makes them go so nicely together?  I’m not sure who first came up with the idea of a bicycle cafe, but coffee being served in bike shops dates back to quite a long time ago.  The first official bicycle cafe that I heard of was “Look...
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Creating the Ultimate Cycling City

January 9, 2013
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Creating the Ultimate Cycling City

Have you ever stopped to think of all the great things you’d include if you had the power to design your own city?  Well, if you’re a passionate cyclist you’d definitely want that city to cater to your love for the bike, and I know you’d make it as bicycle friendly as possible. I...
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Grenada Triathlon Training Camp: March 2013

January 8, 2013
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Grenada Triathlon Training Camp: March 2013

Attention all Triathletes: Take part in this one week triathlon camp held in Grenada, West Indies this March.  It will give you quality training time just prior to your full season getting started, and you’ll cap off the week by competing in the Grenada Tri de Spice Triathlon. Oh, and when you’re not training...
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Spread Love. Love Everyone

January 7, 2013
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Spread Love. Love Everyone

One of the many things I’ve noticed over here in Grenada is how often people spread peace and love….especially the Rastas and Elderly. It’s such a beautiful thing, and it makes me wonder why more of this is not done in other parts of the world.  The other night we were leaving the beach...
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Loving the Bike Has No Age Boundaries

December 26, 2012
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Loving the Bike Has No Age Boundaries

A couple weeks ago, I found this picture on Facebook.  It was posted by Allen Beuchamp, but more than likely shared by countless cyclists across the web. I’m still not sure what I think of social media, and as I said once before….it does not define you.  But I do love seeing great photos...
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Grenada Welcomes Mike Gascoyne: Structural Lightweight Solutions Innovator

December 15, 2012
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Grenada Welcomes Mike Gascoyne: Structural Lightweight Solutions Innovator

Mike Gascoyne is one of the most renowned technicians in Formula One, but his team over at Catherham Composites are set out to make other things lighter, stronger, faster, and more efficient….including bikes. I honestly had never heard of Mike or Catherham before last week, but when my friends from Sailing School Grenada told me...
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The Roads Might Be Safer Than We Think

December 14, 2012
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The Roads Might Be Safer Than We Think

I’m a huge supporter of all the great cycling advocacy organizations out there pushing for safer roads and improved cycling infrastructure, but I’m going a little controversial on you today and saying that the roads just might be safer than we think. I’ve been living and cycling here in Grenada for over a month...
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Buying a High Spec Road Bike

December 13, 2012
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Buying a High Spec Road Bike

This road bike post is a paid article by the folks at Money Matters, the Sainsbury’s Bank blog. Buying a high spec road bike by Money Matters, the Sainsbury’s Bank blog Good leaders set trends. This is especially true in the cycling world where road bike riding is taken very seriously as a hobby. After Britain’s...
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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.

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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