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Road Trip: Connecting #IRL

April 18, 2014
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Road Trip: Connecting #IRL

If you’re lucky, “social media” allows you to make connections beyond the computer. There’s an initial common bond – in my case, cycling – that becomes more. Over the years, I’ve been able to meet many people in person that I first met on Twitter. I’ve met people from California, Seattle, Florida, Utah, and right...
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The Mightiest Energy Drink

April 15, 2014
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The Mightiest Energy Drink

As cyclists, we all know how important water is….right?  It’s like a drug we must have for the ride. There are more than enough fabricated energy drinks out there, and I’m constantly hearing about new ones all the time.  5 Hour Energy, Redbull, Liquid Nitro, and the list goes on and on.  I’ve never...
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THANK YOU: We’re Sending Keith to Trinidad

April 11, 2014
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THANK YOU: We’re Sending Keith to Trinidad

On behalf of Keith, our Mocha Spoke tour taxi man, I’d like to sincerely thank all of you who helped raise the funds necessary to send him to Trinidad for cancer treatment.  We more than exceeded our goal. One thing Keith never told me is that he needed to confirm that he had the...
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Living Free

April 11, 2014
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Living Free

In January, I left the corporate world and hung up a shingle of my own. Without a doubt, this was one of the biggest decisions I’ve ever made. I no longer have the security of a regular paycheck, paid healthcare, or a daily routine in the traditional sense. Nope, I left that behind and...
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PLEASE HELP: $300 Needed Fast to Save Our Taxi Man

April 10, 2014
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UPDATE: Thanks to our awesome readers and Mocha Spoke customers, we’ve exceeded our goal.  More information HERE. I don’t often ask for your help, but that’s exactly what I’m doing right now.  Our Mocha Spoke taxi man has brain cancer and needs to get over to Trinidad by Monday in order to have a...
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Loving the BITE: Delicious Turmeric Sauce and Great Health Benefits

April 10, 2014
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Loving the BITE: Delicious Turmeric Sauce and Great Health Benefits

When’s the last time you added a good, healthy dose of turmeric to your meal?  If not within the last week or so, it’s time to get on it.  Turmeric is a wonderfully nourishing spice, that works to reduce overall inflammation in our bodies, provide antioxidants, and promote health. This week, we’ll stay lean...
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Brain-Boosting Through Exercise

April 8, 2014
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Brain-Boosting Through Exercise

Mental Fitness in Poker and How Biking Can Help Achieve It   Poker isn’t just classed as the world’s most popular card game.  Chess aside, it might very well be the world’s most popular mind sport, too.  It is, after all, a game that requires constant thinking of abstract calculations. Whether or not players...
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Spreading the Hype and Performance of X2

April 8, 2014
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Spreading the Hype and Performance of X2

I know my readers trust me, and if I recommend a product there’s a pretty good chance you’ll all look into it if it’s something that interests you.  But I’ve gone one step further with my recommendation of X2PERFORMANCE. That’s right, instead of just telling people that I dig this product because: It’s safe and full...
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A Kicker to Picnic Table

April 4, 2014
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A Kicker to Picnic Table

A few years ago, the Chicago Park District took otherwise wasted space under the expressway on Logan Boulevard and turned it into a skate park. Typically, space under the expressway is filled with broken bottles, garbage, and is pretty uninviting. I think this is an awesome way to utilize more than an acre of land...
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You’ll Never Complain About Road Conditions or 3 Feet Ever Again

April 1, 2014
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This is the cycling video I’ve been wanting to make for a very long time now.  I’m not much of a video editor, but I put this together to give you a first hand look at how my riding looks in Grenada. Note: Grenada is a totally safe place to ride a bicycle…..for the average cyclist. ...
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Team #LovingtheBike and #30daysofbiking 2014

March 31, 2014
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Team #LovingtheBike and #30daysofbiking 2014

A few weeks ago, we asked you if Team #LovingtheBike Would Do #30daysofbiking again this year.  I explained how my new cycling projects have taken a lot of time away from me, but would still love it if we once again put our own spin on the #30daysofbiking challenge. Well, the response was pretty...
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Looking for Windows

March 28, 2014
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Looking for Windows

Anyone who rides a bike understands “the window” − a brief period of time when you head out for a ride because you know it won’t happen otherwise. Could be a small clearing on the weather radar map. Or the time between waking up and having to head to the office. Or sometimes it’s...
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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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