Why So Serious?

17
Jun
2014
Why So Serious?

Last week I started a new training plan. It’s the first time in a long time I’ll have a prescribed plan for training, and I’m glad I purchased it when I did. The plan is ten weeks long; when I return to Penang I’ll be finishing up the plan with a week to spare...
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My Legs are Always Pedaling

16
Jun
2014
My Legs are Always Pedaling

The other day my Family was driving and thought they saw me riding towards them on my bike.  Being that there aren’t a whole lot of short, white road cyclists on this island….it’s pretty hard to miss me.  But then my daughter told my wife, “that can’t be dad, he’s always pedaling”….and the person...
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Words for Paul

13
Jun
2014
Words for Paul

Wednesday was the memorial service for my friend who passed away last month. Over the past several weeks planning the service, choosing the caterer, designing the program, weeding through hundreds of photographs (including the one here, labeled “first bike” on the back), and taking care of logistics kept me distracted from the hard part:...
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My “Driver Education” Program Caught on Video

12
Jun
2014

I’ve said many times that when I’m on my bike, I’m very aggressive and won’t take anything from any vehicle.  I call it a positive rage that only comes when I’m training on my bike. Well, here in Grenada I like to call it “driver education”.  Whenever possible, I’ll chase down a vehicle who...
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2014 #CyclingWorldCup

12
Jun
2014
2014 #CyclingWorldCup

Four years ago, I came up with the idea of having people tweet out #CyclingWorldCup if their day included more cycling time than World Cup watching.  Well, the FIFA World Cup 2014 kicks off today from Brazil and I’d like to do it once again. There’s no debate that Football (Soccer) is the number...
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Loving the BITE: “Arnold Palmer” Homebrew Sports Drink

12
Jun
2014
Loving the BITE: “Arnold Palmer” Homebrew Sports Drink

I think Arnold Palmer may have been onto something.  Especially when it gets hot out, I like to use easy, refreshing homebrew drinks for fuel.  Usually, I mix one made of fruit juice, water, and salt for rides 2 hours and less. Depending on the time of day, I’ll use ice for some of...
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Loving the Bike TV: Re-creativity

11
Jun
2014

As with all episodes of Loving the Bike TV, I lay down some personal advice that I feel helps lead to the life you desire…on and off the Bike.  This week I talk about something that I just decided should be called “Re-creativity”.  Let’s not give in to the throw away culture found in...
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Goodfluence Bicycle Tour – Week 1

10
Jun
2014
Goodfluence Bicycle Tour – Week 1

Our good friend, Rob Greenfield continues his ride across the United States in an effort to promote goodness.  He’s calling it the Goodfluence Tour, and with his infectious attitude of ultimate friendliness, he will be encouraging people to do more good for the earth, their community, and themselves. Why is it called “Goodfluence”?  Well,...
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One Man’s Junk

10
Jun
2014
One Man’s Junk

There’s only two ways to head when cycling in Penang, at least from my place. One is south, and that’s either towards the main city or the airport, neither a fun place to be first thing in the morning. The other way is north, and that’s the less populated and more scenic route. It’s...
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I Believe in the Sand Beneath my Toes

09
Jun
2014
I Believe in the Sand Beneath my Toes

Call it manifesting your own dreams, or just simply going to where your soul knows you need to be.  Whatever the reason, I absolutely know that I was meant to have the sand beneath my feet. Growing up in the Canadian Province of Saskatchewan, I was able to plant my toes in the sand……but...
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My Best Offer

06
Jun
2014
My Best Offer

Cost: $20 (my best offer) Year: 1975 Special clothes or shoes needed: 0 Squeaks: several Elbow grease: some Rust: plenty Fun while riding: endless
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Loving the BITE: One Easy Recipe, 3 Perfect Energy Bars

05
Jun
2014
Loving the BITE: One Easy Recipe, 3 Perfect Energy Bars

What can you get with 6 ingredients, 1 recipe, and 5 minutes? Hmmm.  How about endless variations of a delicious, effective, whole-food energy bar!  It’s no joke.  In just minutes, you can make your own perfect energy bars.  These are tasty, real-food, great fuel, and require no cooking.  On the bike, you’ll find that...
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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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