Loving the BITE: Fish Tacos & Vitamin D for upcoming Winter Months

20
Aug
2015
Loving the BITE: Fish Tacos & Vitamin D for upcoming Winter Months

I just returned from my annual beach road-trip vacation. For the week I was on the beach, I had 3 main objectives: play lots with my kids including swimming, sand castling, and wave dunking, surf some waves on our family surf board, and find and eat the most delicious fish tacos southern California has...
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Loving the Bike TV: What Would You Tell Your Younger Self?

19
Aug
2015

A while back, we did a Cycling 360 podcast about what we would tell our younger self when just getting started with road cycling, and I thought it would be cool to come up with the same sort of advice for Loving Life off the Bike as well. In this edition of Loving the...
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Time: Living vs Passing Time

18
Aug
2015
Time: Living vs Passing Time

If finding the time were not an issue, we’d all ride 500 miles a week…right?  Unfortunately, most of us have to squeeze in our rides between work, family, and other commitments we have in our lives.  I am fortunate to get out for quite a few miles each week…..but it’s funny, the more I...
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Buy Experiences Not Stuff

17
Aug
2015
Buy Experiences Not Stuff

I don’t hide the fact that I find the “throwaway” culture of North America totally disgusting.  Yeah, we’re a society of buy all we can, and toss out anything that isn’t the latest and greatest. We’re consumed by stuff, and by having more of it.  You just have to look at the increasing number...
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Loving the BITE: Powerhouse Hummus

13
Aug
2015
Loving the BITE: Powerhouse Hummus

C’mon, who can resist some tasty hummus?  It’s creamy, flavorful, and makes vegetables even better.  When I think about it, I actually don’t know many people who don’t like it.  It’s great for a snack, great added to a lunch sandwich, and great served as a sauce or dip in most dinner recipes.  Kabobs, anyone?  Just...
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Loving the Bike TV: Captured by a Goat

12
Aug
2015

It totally blows my mind to think that in less than 3 years our family has arrived in a foreign Caribbean country, opened a business, bought a farm, and lived out many of our biggest goals. My good buddy from the Goats on the Road lifestyle travel website captured some fun moments of my...
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Get Your Cycling Base Layers Ready

11
Aug
2015
Get Your Cycling Base Layers Ready

If you live in a climate that includes a definite drop in temperatures in the fall….this giveaway is for you.  Yeah, although it still might be hot and sunny…..you can still get your base layers prepared for when things take a sudden drop. Our friends over at SubSports have supplied a $75 gift code for...
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Alone With Your Thoughts

10
Aug
2015
Alone With Your Thoughts

If you’re a solo ride like I am, you spend a whole lot of time on your bike each week all alone with your thoughts.  Yeah, that is an incredible amount of time to be one on one with what’s floating around in your brain.  Especially if you have a wildly insane brain like mine. Yeah,...
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Loving the BITE: How my Slow Cooker Makes me a Better Cyclist

06
Aug
2015
Loving the BITE: How my Slow Cooker Makes me a Better Cyclist

I am not trying to start any heated debates today, promise. I will concede from the start the that grill is the king of summer cookery. I get it, I use it, and I love it. But, it’s the slow cooker that’s made me a better rider. That’s right. While any grilling home chef has...
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Get Fit On Your Bike With These Tips

05
Aug
2015
Get Fit On Your Bike With These Tips

Getting fit doesn’t need to be a chore, especially when you can do it on a bike. Getting fit on a bike can be a lot of fun, and you won’t need another piece of equipment to help! How can you get fit on your bike? Use these top tips to help you: Do...
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What Would You Buy From Jenson USA?

04
Aug
2015
What Would You Buy From Jenson USA?

Okay, so we just had a giveaway last week for the first time in a while….and here we are doing it again.  This time around, it’s a small one….but a good one. I’m not sure if you’ve noticed, but I’m a big fan of Jenson USA.  In my opinion, they are the best online...
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Cyclists are Not Unpredictable

31
Jul
2015
Cyclists are Not Unpredictable

You often hear drivers taking about feeling nervous around cyclists because they think people on bicycles are unpredictable.  What?  Are we really that erratic out there? Okay, so it’s been a while since I’ve gone off on a pro-bike rant….so let’s do this. I’d say we are much more reactionary than we are unpredictable.  We make...
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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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