Belize Road Cycling and Mountain Bike – Land For Sale

24
Jan
2015
Belize Road Cycling and Mountain Bike – Land For Sale

You’ve heard me talk about how Belize and its incredible cycling culture, but I wanted to touch on it again and provide an opportunity for you to make it home. Whether you like cycling or not, Belize is a fabulous place to consider as a full-time or part-time home.  Two huge advantages it has...
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Want To Perform Better? Understand the Performance Mind

23
Jan
2015
Want To Perform Better? Understand the Performance Mind

The last article we posted by Scott Price stirred up a lot of comments and controversy.  He’s back again with another “mind-provoking” article. The Performance Mind by Scott Price Set your intentions high. Time is ticking… Your greatest intentions are the organizing power for your entire life. If you are looking for how to...
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Loving the BITE: See and Be Seen

22
Jan
2015
Loving the BITE:  See and Be Seen

A little over a month or so ago, I was asked to review a reflective vest for cycling in the dark. Since I’m often up long before the sun cycling, mountain biking, running or skiing, I thought this post would be a perfect fit…and, I hoped the vest would as well. When it comes...
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Loving the Bike TV: Live an Adventure

21
Jan
2015

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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Image, Dress Code, and Cycling

20
Jan
2015
Image, Dress Code, and Cycling

Would you show up to a formal business meeting wearing ripped jeans and a t-shirt?  How about showing up to a group road ride wearing baggy shorts and running shoes? It’s funny how even though these kinds of things don’t have an official dress code, we feel as if they do.  But you have...
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Clouds of Change

19
Jan
2015
Clouds of Change

Change is feared by us at times, created by us sometimes, often forced on us…..and sometimes desired. Depending on what the change is, and how it was initiated, it can bring different meanings and emotions.  I’m sure you’ve all read or heard articles on change, so I’m not going to give you some motivational story...
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Loving the BITE: Achy Winter Joints? Fight Back!

15
Jan
2015
Loving the BITE: Achy Winter Joints? Fight Back!

If you’ve got sore, achy, or arthritic joints, cold weather brings out all the pain. Especially if you’re cycling through the pain this Winter, you can find relief by adding two very special spices to your diet: Ginger and Turmeric.  If you’re lucky enough to have pain-free joints, you’re in luck as well. Ginger and Turmeric...
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Loving the Bike TV: IYADWYADYAGWYAG

14
Jan
2015

Okay, so let me explain.  I saw these letters written on the wall of a restaurant way back like 20 years ago.  In this edition of Loving the Bike TV, I explain to you what they represent….and how they will help you Love Life on and off the Bike.  
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12 Days into 2015

12
Jan
2015
12 Days into 2015

I didn’t watch the ball drop.  I never had a beer, wine, or Champaign.  In fact I never even made it to Midnight.  Here I am sitting 12 whole days into the new year, and to be honest, December 31 now seems far enough away that it’s like it never even happened. I may not...
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The Original SUV by Ban-T

09
Jan
2015
The Original SUV by Ban-T

I only received one Christmas gift this year…..but when you get something as fantastic as this, who needs more? Yes, my friends from Ban T-Shirts sent me another one of their cycling t-shirts and it just happened to arrive here in Grenada on December 24th. I have several of their other cycling themed shirts...
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Loving the BITE: Souper Fuel for Cold-Weather Rides

08
Jan
2015
Loving the BITE: Souper Fuel for Cold-Weather Rides

Just last week, I received an email from a Loving the Bike reader who wanted to know my opinion on using soup for fuel during an upcoming 24 hour race. My opinion is…yum! As I sit typing, snow is falling outside. I woke up early this morning for an frigid uphill ski, and I’m...
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Loving the Bike TV: Write 3 Letters

07
Jan
2015

Okay, let’s kick things up for 2015.  If you want to be Loving Life on and off the Bike, then you need a kick ass attitude and must be willing to do what it takes. In this edition of Loving the Bike TV, I recommend you write 3 letters to 3 people who have...
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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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