My Backyard

22
Nov
2013
My Backyard

It was drizzling as I left my house early Saturday morning. The wind was coming from the south and it was strong. I headed that way first. Less than a mile from my house I was stopped at a red light. I had no plan for that morning other than to ride and clear...
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Loving the BITE: Easy Whole-Berry Chia-Cranberry Jam

21
Nov
2013
Loving the BITE: Easy Whole-Berry Chia-Cranberry Jam

Get ‘em while you can.  For a limited time, you can buy a pound of berries for just $1.00-1.50 at your local market.  For anyone who’s familiar with berry prices, this is a STEAL.  And,right now, it’s the price of a SuperFood berry often reserved for the Holidays – the cranberry. While they may...
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Circling Grenada by Bike

20
Nov
2013
Circling Grenada by Bike

Generally speaking, Caribbean countries are quite small when compared to the rest of the world.  This may be true, but it also depends on how you look at it.  Sure, the main island road that takes you around the perimeter of Grenada is less than 100 kms in distance, but this is very deceiving.  Especially when...
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A Winter of Cyclists

19
Nov
2013
A Winter of Cyclists

Mike Prendergast is in to tell you about a cool cycling project/challenge he put together that helped create more bicycle commuters…even under chilly and icy riding conditions. You can view the trailer below, and by leaving your comments on winter bicycle commuting you’re in to win a full version of this film (your choice...
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Positive Junk Mail

18
Nov
2013
Positive Junk Mail

If you’re like me, you get way too much junk mail each and every day.  Well you could classify blog posts as junk mail I guess, but hopefully you get more out of it then garbage. I’m trusting that every one of you is having the best day ever, but in case you’re not, just think...
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Go Biking While Your Cruise Ship is in Port

16
Nov
2013

Cruise ship season has begun.  If you’re going on one this year and you’d like to incorporate some cycling into your stops at port, here’s a money saving tip for you.  Be sure to get out there Loving the Bike on your cruise, and if you’ll be stopping in Grenada be sure to let...
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Slow Ride

15
Nov
2013
Slow Ride

Slow Ride Time spent wandering, thinking. Silent. Long, slow, distance. Color, crunch. Dark, desolate. Always exploring.   Fall ride, feed my soul. Take me away from the hurry.   Fall ride. Slow ride.   - Suzanne
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Loving the BITE: Cherry Juice for your Aching Joints

14
Nov
2013
Loving the BITE: Cherry Juice for your Aching Joints

This time of year, as the temperature drops, joints began to feel the pain.  After a season of cycling, many athletes suffer from painful joints, gout, and inflammation.  And, while nutrition isn’t the entire answer for joint pain, many functional foods can certainly help. This week, we’ll take a look at cherry juice, how...
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Change….Begins With You

13
Nov
2013
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Change….Begins With You

It begins with you… I started to respond to the “Please Stop Killing Cyclists” post, and after a couple hours of writing I realized this might be a better blog.  Whenever I read a story about anyone losing a life in an accident it tears me up, life is so, so valuable and to have...
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Stravaholic

12
Nov
2013
Stravaholic

I am officially “one of those people.” You know those people, the ones that immediately upload their ride data, before they’ve even taken off their helmet, to check their Strava segments to see if it was a PR or maybe, hopefully, a KOM. I’ve always loved looking at my ride data, trying to connect...
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I’ve Got a Song Inside Me

11
Nov
2013
I’ve Got a Song Inside Me

I Have a Song Inside Me I have a song inside me and it has to get out I hope it’s awesome and great Want to make people dance and shout Its full of energy and rhythm It’s got a hook that you’ll love It’ll be in your head all day You won’t be able...
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Liberty

08
Nov
2013
Liberty

They’re on almost every block in my neighborhood. Abandoned bikes, stripped of usable parts. Laying on their side with rusted and broken chains. Wheels long gone. But why? Why are they left to die a slow death, chained to lamp posts and fences, parking meters and bike racks? Did the owner lose the key...
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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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