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3 Things You Must Do in Grenada….But Haven’t

December 12, 2014
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3 Things You Must Do in Grenada….But Haven’t

Yes, this is a cycling lifestyle blog…..but it’s also my outlet to the world, so sometimes I talk more about lifestyle than I do about bikes.  Well this time I’m promoting my island home of Grenada and posting about something that no travel blogger or Grenadian website has yet to get out. I’ve seen...
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Maybe Tomorrow

December 2, 2014
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Have you ever pulled your chest muscle? If so, you know how annoying it is. If not, let me teach you a thing or two about how it affects everything and anything you do. I was doing push-ups, at least that’s what I believe caused it. I hadn’t done any core work in a...
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Cycling With Chikungunya, Arthritis, or Joint Pain

November 28, 2014
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Cycling With Chikungunya, Arthritis, or Joint Pain

Right now you’re probably thinking, WTF is a Chikungunya?  A major part of this mosquito transmitted virus is severe joint pain, just like with Arthritis.  So what does a cyclist with this kind of joint pain do, and how does it affect riding? Okay, so here’s a little more information on Chikungunya (pronunciation: \chik-en-gun-ye) before getting into the...
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I Support This Kickstarter Cycling Project

November 25, 2014
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I Support This Kickstarter Cycling Project

Okay, so I seriously must get asked to help support a cycling related Kickstarter project at least a few times each month.  Yeah, there seems to be a whole lot of cycling initiatives trying to get funded.  But my response is always the same, “In order to keep things fair and consistent, we can...
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5 Tips For Achieving Goals and Living Your Dream

November 24, 2014
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5 Tips For Achieving Goals and Living Your Dream

It’s #MakeitHappen Monday once again….and for our American friends it’s the start of Thanksgiving week.  So while all of you are pondering about how to make this one the best weeks ever, or reflecting on what things you’re most thankful for….why don’t we remind ourselves about the Secrets of a Life Well Lived? The purpose of...
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5 Reasons Spin Classes Will Help You Beat the Winter Cycling Blues

November 14, 2014
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5 Reasons Spin Classes Will Help You Beat the Winter Cycling Blues

Winter can be a miserable time for fans of the outdoors, especially avid cyclists. Many will persevere and ride through wind, hail, dark and bitter temperatures but others put cycling on hold until the weather and light improves. Spinning classes can help you keep up your cycling passion all year long and provide some...
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The Rise of City Bike Schemes

November 7, 2014
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The Rise of City Bike Schemes

The Rise Of City Bike Schemes Urban bike sharing schemes aren’t a new concept. In fact, they’ve been operating in certain parts of the world for decades. As far back as 1968, a project like this was launched on the streets of Amsterdam. Meanwhile, Copenhagen introduced such a cycling initiative in 1995. However, this...
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Cyclist: a Vehicle or Pedestrian?

October 31, 2014
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Cyclist: a Vehicle or Pedestrian?

It may sound like an odd question, but do you think non-cyclists think of us as a vehicle or pedestrian when we’re on our bikes? I never thought of it coming to these two options before moving to Grenada….a place where cyclists are totally thought of as a pedestrian.  A what?  How can you...
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Choosing the Right Cycling Kit for Winter

October 25, 2014
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Choosing the Right Cycling Kit for Winter

You can’t beat the feeling of a glorious summer ride, but the same pleasure is still there to be had in winter as long as you’ve got the right kit – there’s no such thing as bad weather, only the wrong clothing! Set yourself up to really enjoy your winter rides with these tips...
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Cycling Gear: Does Brand Matter?

October 21, 2014
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Cycling Gear: Does Brand Matter?

It doesn’t matter what product you’re buying, there’s almost always a range of brands to choose from, going from budget to high-end. With some products, it’s incredibly important to stick with the trusted brands, and with others it’s barely more than a name. The question is: does it make a difference when you’re buying...
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Loving the (Children’s) Bike

October 18, 2014
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Loving the (Children’s) Bike

Cycling is a liberating, fun and challenging sport that we all enjoy. Going out on your new bike as child is one of the first places you learn independence from parents, a sense of being in control of where you’re going and perhaps the first time you push your body to its limits. Why...
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Is Independence a Characteristic of Cyclists?

October 17, 2014
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Is Independence a Characteristic of Cyclists?

Okay, so what do you think about this one….is independence a major personality characteristic of people who love cycling? Over the past few months, I’ve become good friends with a guy named Scott Price.  He’s a former Canadian cycling champion and still very much involved in coaching and other things related to the bike. ...
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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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