The Happy News


u0ut0-germany-bike-highway-lgI don’t watch or follow the news.  Don’t care for it.  Don’t honestly feel like I need to know what the news shows want me to see.  But that’s just me.

The idea of news got me thinking about what the top inspirational stories or “happy news” for 2016 have been so far.  A quick Google search and I came across

Wow, what a nice collection of positive news and incredible stories.  People doing amazing things for others.  Funny moments.  Laughing.  Goodness.  News stories that made me smile.

Yeah, I just had to see what some of the feel good cycling stories have been this year.  How about Germany opening the first 10 miles of a 62 mile bicycle highway….that is completely car free.  Now that is some good news.

Keep searching for the good news….it’s out there.  #MakeitHappen

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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.


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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