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Loving the Bike TV: Put Yourself in Cool Situations

April 29, 2015
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In my opinion, it’s not about going to watch a sporting event….it’s the cool feeling of being at something new, exciting, and not something everyone else is a part of. Yes, it’s those situations where you find yourself doing something different.  It’s about feeling good and enjoying life.  That feeling of, “man, do I...
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I’m on Meerkat: The Cyclist and the Donkey

April 10, 2015
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I’m on Meerkat: The Cyclist and the Donkey

I’m not always ahead of the curve, but I really do feel that live streaming is the next cool thing to take over the social world as we know it. Meerkat and Periscope have been going head to head to determine which will be the king of this new platform, and because my man...
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Loving the Bike TV: Freedom vs Burning Calories

April 8, 2015
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In this edition of Loving the Bike TV, I’m taking two popular reasons for riding a bike and relating them to living a life.  Have a watch and then take a minute to clear your head and think about how you’re spending your days.
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Loving the Bike TV: Do a Charity Ride This Year

April 1, 2015
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I know there are at least some of you debating taking part in one of those group/charity type rides this year.  No need to feel intimidated by it or convince yourself that you’re not ready. I’m here to tell you to go ahead and just do it.  Have a watch, then proceed to action.
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Loving the Bike TV: Be Near Water

March 25, 2015
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Not only is it important to drink water and stay hydrated, but it’s also very important to be near water so you can recharge your soul. Yes, being near water provides a means to soothe and create peace.  Here’s more in this short video.
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How I Concentrate With Kids Around

March 16, 2015
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My blogging buddy, Zoe from Grenada 40, suggested I put up something about how to write a post when your kids are around.  Seeing as 90% of the articles I put up were written with my kids within 3 feet of me, I figured I just might know something about this subject. Growing up,...
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Loving the Bike TV: Dealing With Little Pains

March 11, 2015
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We all experience pain.  Sometimes it’s physical, other times it’s mental, and then there are some that are just a pain in the ass.  In this episode of Loving the Bike TV, I talk about getting through those little pains so they don’t become a big pain.  
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Loving the Bike TV: Push Through the Headwind

March 4, 2015
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Whether you’re on or off the bike, there’s going to be days where the headwind it almost too much to take on.  But just like on the bike, we push through and find a tailwind once again. This episode of Loving the Bike TV is a reminder about how we can use our experience...
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Loving the Bike TV: Get Out of Your Own Damn Way

February 11, 2015
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When I clicked the record button for this week’s Loving the Bike TV, I honestly didn’t have a topic in mind….but it only took a few seconds for me to remember the personal ah-ha moment I had earlier in the day. Yep, I’m sure I’ve talked about it before….but once again I was reminded...
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Loving the Bike TV: Wanting Nothing

January 28, 2015
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Last night I realized that at this moment in my life, I don’t want anything more than I have right now.  Seeing that I live a pretty simple life, I thought it’s a great feeling to be this way. How about you?  Are you content with where you’re at?  I feel it’s another ingredient...
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Let’s Talk About Riding the Trainer

January 27, 2015
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It’s been a while since we’ve done a post in our Let’s Talk series which is the opportunity for all of you to build up the content and give your thoughts, opinions, and tips. This time around we’re discussing the bike trainer and rollers.  Let us know about how you make the most of...
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Loving the Bike TV: Live an Adventure

January 21, 2015
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I’ve talked many times about doing new things and living outside your comfort zone, and this week I’m reinforcing this suggestion. Last weekend, my boys and I definitely climbed out of our boxes and did something we’ve never done before.  There were challenges, some swearing, and three boys who finished up feeling quite proud...
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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.

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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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