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Loving the Bike TV: Love Where You Live

November 26, 2014
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Do you love where you live?  If not, I’m here to tell you to change it.  Yes, loving where you live is a huge part of Loving Life on and off the Bike. If you don’t love where you live, there are two option.  1.  Suck it up and make yourself appreciate where you...
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Loving the Bike TV: Organic Entertainment

November 19, 2014
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I’m on my way home to Grenada as this post goes up, and man I am so looking forward to being back.  This quick trip to Florida has been nice, but it’s definitely reinforced my reasons for choosing to live where we do. There’s a lot of realizations that smacked me in the face,...
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Loving the Bike TV: Avoiding the MSU Stressor

November 5, 2014
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Why do we often create problems or stress about something that never materializes in our life?  Yes, we tend to make stuff up or worry about things that will never happen.  Getting rid of this will ultimately create a much better life on and off the bike.
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Loving the Bike TV: Friends

October 29, 2014
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I had a friend tell me once that they didn’t want to get close to me because they knew I was leaving the country.  WTF?  In this episode of Loving the Bike TV I talk about how even spending a short time with a friend can be the best thing you ever did…..on and...
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Loving the Bike TV: Delays and Inconveniences are Good

October 22, 2014
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In this fast paced, ultra-convenient world we live in….it’s hard to get your head around the idea that the opposite is actually a good thing.  Yes, in today’s Loving the Bike TV episode I explain how inconveniences and delays are helpful in the path to Loving Life on and off the Bike. Don’t believe...
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Loving the Bike TV: Learning Playfulness From a Puppy

October 8, 2014
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Who doesn’t love a cute little puppy?  Well, our new puppy Phoebe has reminded me just how important it is to make playfulness a major part of each and every day. I talked before about the life lessons learned from a tortoise, well now it’s time to talk puppies and playfulness.  It’s another huge...
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Loving the Bike TV: Time Management without a Planner or Smart Phone

September 24, 2014
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Yes, I honestly manage my whole life without the help from a day timer or smart phone.  In this episode of Loving the Bike TV, I continue with my Loving Life on and off the Bike tips by talking about my method of prioritizing the most important things each day allows me to accomplish...
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Loving the Bike TV: The Power of Water

September 17, 2014
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One of the essentials of loving life on and off the bike is to appreciate the power of water.  Hydration from water while on the bike is a vital necessity for all cyclists…..and I strongly feel that the healing power of water (especially ocean water) is incredibly valuable for life off the bike. Please don’t...
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Loving the Bike TV: Let it Slide

September 3, 2014
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Did you know that there is something beautiful in accepting something that could come across as annoying?  Yeah, by letting it slide and being okay with it…..you just might find some hidden amazement.  On top of it all, you’ll help eliminate stress in your life. Have a look at my response to my neighbor blasting religious...
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Loving the Bike TV: #AskLovingtheBike

August 13, 2014
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I don’t claim to be an expert on anything, but if I had to pick one subject to claim some knowledge on it’s living life outside the norm.  Yeah, that’s the whole platform behind Loving the Bike TV: advice on Loving Life on and off the Bike. One of my personal heroes is Gary...
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Loving the Bike TV: Just Go

August 6, 2014
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You won’t know if you don’t go.  That’s basically the answer our adventurous Loving the Bike family has taken when making our massive moves around the world. Yeah, we’ve moved to several locations that were all totally new to us without overly researching things or knowing exactly what we were getting into. I might...
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Loving the Bike TV: Envision Where You’re Going

July 30, 2014
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For this week’s episode, I’m leaning towards “loving life ON the bike”.  Most weeks I talk about how little things in life off the bike can help you live happier and chase your dreams.  Well, even though this week’s message focuses on the bike….the same idea can be used in all areas of your...
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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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