Make it Happen Mondays

Make it Happen Monday: Life’s Reminders

May 9, 2011
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Make it Happen Monday: Life’s Reminders

Note: This post was written prior to the tragic events in today’s Giro d’Italia.  Our hearts go out to the family and friends of Belgian cyclist Wouter Weylandt.  A sad reminder that we need to live each day to the fullest. “Rise up this mornin, Smiled with the risin sun, Three little birds Pitch by my doorstep...
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Make it Happen Monday: Tripped

May 2, 2011
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Make it Happen Monday: Tripped

I’ve been through three levels of official education…traveled through a large part of the world…spent time single, engaged, and Married….lived in three diverse Countries located thousands of miles from one another…..all the while coming across decisions and occasions that have formed a life. Along this journey, or Ride (as I like to say), I’ve...
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Make it Happen Monday: Push it to the Limit

April 25, 2011
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Make it Happen Monday: Push it to the Limit

There’s something that happens with athletes who train at the top of their game.  It’s almost like wiping out of their memory after pushing themselves to the limits.  At that moment of total exhaustion the athlete feels like they never want to endure this feeling again.  They finish training for that day and by...
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Make it Happen Monday: Do it Like the Ninetysomethings

April 18, 2011
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Make it Happen Monday: Do it Like the Ninetysomethings

I’ve seen a lot of people in their 20’s who’ve basically given up on their bodies.  They have passed the point where they didn’t have to do any work in order to keep a good looking and pain free body.  But when it became something they had to work at…they gave up on it....
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Make It Happen Monday: Cure Cancer

April 11, 2011
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Make It Happen Monday: Cure Cancer

I wish I could just tell the world to stop.  Grab hold of the Government and tell them to wise up and focus on humanity.  Tap into the bank accounts of the overly wealthy and use it for something important.  Find out if the pharmaceutical world really does have the cure. Is it just...
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Make it Happen Monday: The Rituals of Radiant Living

April 4, 2011
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Make it Happen Monday: The Rituals of Radiant Living

About ten and a half years ago, I made a presentation at a business breakfast meeting.  This was no ordinary speech…I addressed a bunch of businessy type people wearing my totally “non-businessy” bright yellow pants, and delivered the presentation while sitting up on the speaking podium.  This day stands out to me, not because...
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Make it Happen Monday: Life’s Moments

March 28, 2011
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Make it Happen Monday: Life’s Moments

I got caught up in the Zone while the wind rushed into my face.  I was on my bike, and for that fleeting second….I was Lance Armstrong. I held my Baby Boy on my shoulder.  Together we watched the Trees, the Birds, the Earth.  My Life suspended in Perfection. Laying on the couch with...
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Make it Happen Monday: Leap

March 21, 2011
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Make it Happen Monday: Leap

Sometimes I have to remind myself what Make it Happen Monday is all about.  I dug out a poem I wrote years ago and would like to share it with you all.  Make it Happen…..and sometimes you just have to: Leap I took a leap of faith today It was nothing like I thought...
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Make it Happen Monday: Arcanum pāx

March 14, 2011
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Make it Happen Monday: Arcanum pāx

There is a little known island about half way between the Caribbean islands and the coast of Africa.  Its name is Arcanum pāx, meaning “the secret peace”.  On this island, the only means of transportation is by bicycle.  The only relationships they know are love and peace.  And the only thoughts that flow are...
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Make it Happen Monday: Dreams

March 7, 2011
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Make it Happen Monday: Dreams

Dreams Dreams can be chased They can guide you Push you Motivate the hell out of you Dreams can also be caught Lived out in reality Enjoyed Spending each day in amazement They can also be put on hold For something bigger Not lost Just paused for another time But the most important thing...
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Who’s Myth Are You Living?

February 21, 2011
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Who’s Myth Are You Living?

A few weeks ago I came across what I felt was one of the most powerful posts I’ve read in a very long time.  It spoke very strongly to me and I felt it would make a great addition to our Make it Happen Monday series over here at Loving the Bike.  So today...
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Get S.T.O.K.E.D. For Your Cycling Goals

February 14, 2011
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Get S.T.O.K.E.D. For Your Cycling Goals

Like everything in life, it’s a lot simpler to achieve something when you set a goal for yourself and go after it.  I mentioned a simple formula for goal achievement in last week’s “Make It Happen Mondays” post: Create a goal, Get excited about it, and Make it Happen….and this week I’m here to...
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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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