Loving the BITE: 3 Deliciously Fresh Drinks to Usher in 2015

31
Dec
2014
Loving the BITE: 3 Deliciously Fresh Drinks to Usher in 2015

There is much to look forward to at the beginning of a New Year.  In 2015, I anticipate new rides, old rides, new goals, new adventures, new and old friends and cycling buddies.  And today, we celebrate our new year with a traditional celebratory drink: champagne.  Here are 3 Delicious Coconut Water and Champagne cocktail...
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Loving the Bike TV: How You Start Your Day/Live Your Life

31
Dec
2014

Have you ever heard the phrase, “How You Start Your Day is How You Live Your Life”?  Well we’re talking about that one in this week’s episode of Loving the Bike TV and explaining how it really is a key to loving life on and off the bike. It’s only fitting that tomorrow is...
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Going From Shimano to SRAM

30
Dec
2014
Going From Shimano to SRAM

It’s been about a month since I got my hot new, personal brand, ultra light road bike.  I’ve been promising for a while, but more details on our own Concepcion brand of custom road bikes will be coming out soon.  For now, let me at least drop the logo for you to check out. Okay,...
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This is Me. This is #MakeitHappen.

29
Dec
2014
This is Me.  This is #MakeitHappen.

There is a song inside me that is destined to top the charts. There is a need to be happy and in control at all times. I can see myself being someone who comforts people and makes them feel great. But also extreme anger, that at times makes me say things I cannot believe. Definitely...
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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year, Cyclists!

25
Dec
2014
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year, Cyclists!

I want to wish you a Merry Christmas. And a Happy New Year, too. Have a wonderful, joyous day.  And, as you look to a New Year, I hope you see the opportunity for another blank page and new start. It’s refreshing. Today, I’ve got a simple and delicious bean sprout recipe for you (that...
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Loving the Bike TV: Christmas 2014 – Do What You Want

24
Dec
2014

So this is Christmas….and my Loving the Bike TV message is telling you to do what you want.  Yep, that’s right….it’s a no shirt, in the sun, music blasting, Christmas Eve message to send you all swaggering into the holidays. All the best, my friends.
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Peace on Earth. Ride Your Bike.

22
Dec
2014
Peace on Earth.  Ride Your Bike.

For as long as history can remember, people have been making Christmas wishes.  Speaking words of wisdom and prayers for Peace On Earth.  Something we all want.  Something so amazing that it’s hard to even imagine. Another year goes by.  John Lennon sings out….”So this is Christmas, and what have you done?”  Sounds of...
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Stand on the Pedals or Sit in the Saddle?

19
Dec
2014
Stand on the Pedals or Sit in the Saddle?

It’s the questions I hear from thousands of cyclists…..when climbing a hill, should I stand on my pedals or sit in the saddle? We watch pro cycling and get excited when we see people like Alberto Contador dancing on his pedals as he makes his way up a big climb.  Yeah, I’m not a...
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Loving the BITE: Nourishing Gifts for Cyclists 2014 & FREE Giveaway!

18
Dec
2014
Loving the BITE: Nourishing Gifts for Cyclists 2014 & FREE Giveaway!

Want a nourishing gift for someone in your life? For a cyclist, athlete, or anyone, really? Here are 5 great Loving the Bite options that you can make in your own kitchen, including one awesome discount on Fuel Right Race Light for Loving the Bike readers! Who doesn’t want a delicious edible gift?!? 5 Loving the...
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Loving the Bike TV: Never Say Never

17
Dec
2014

Even on a small Caribbean island like Grenada, anything is possible.  Who would imagine a cool reality game show being based out of Grenada….and who would have imagined an episode being filmed at Mocha Spoke?  Yep, anything is freaking possible. Best of all, this TV episode promotes bikes.  Check it out.
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Motorized Bicycles

16
Dec
2014
Motorized Bicycles

I’m going to say this right now: I feel a little blasphemous writing about motorized bicycles on Loving the Bike. Sorry Darryl, but it’s difficult to enjoy every bike ride, especially when you have a laptop in a bag on your back, it’s threatening to rain and it’s all uphill to the cafe you...
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The #MakeitHappen Alphabet

15
Dec
2014
The #MakeitHappen Alphabet

What’s the first positive thing that pops into your head when you go through the alphabet?   Anything can happen. Believe in something. Create opportunities. Dream. Eat Ice Cream. Forget about disagreements. Get involved only if you really want it. Help people when you really can. Invest in yourself. Invest in opportunities. Invest your...
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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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