Loving the Bike TV: Avoiding the MSU Stressor

05
Nov
2014

Why do we often create problems or stress about something that never materializes in our life?  Yes, we tend to make stuff up or worry about things that will never happen.  Getting rid of this will ultimately create a much better life on and off the bike.
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Nuun Energy: Should You Take it on the Ride?

04
Nov
2014
Nuun Energy: Should You Take it on the Ride?

I’ve written before that I’m not big on all the energy drinks available on the market today.  I feel that water is the Mightiest Energy Drink of them all.  But I was recently asked to try out Nuun Energy, and seeing as I’m a Nuun fan I thought I’d give it a shot. If...
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Achieving Greatness Means Taking Risks

03
Nov
2014
Achieving Greatness Means Taking Risks

Greatness doesn’t come easily.  In order to achieve something BIG, one must take a risk.  Success doesn’t come knocking on our door, we must go after it and going after it means choosing an uncommon path. Gaby Douglas won Gold because she took a risk and moved in with a foster family to live...
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Cyclist: a Vehicle or Pedestrian?

31
Oct
2014
Cyclist: a Vehicle or Pedestrian?

It may sound like an odd question, but do you think non-cyclists think of us as a vehicle or pedestrian when we’re on our bikes? I never thought of it coming to these two options before moving to Grenada….a place where cyclists are totally thought of as a pedestrian.  A what?  How can you...
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Loving the BITE: Stay Lean this Winter Tip #3

30
Oct
2014
Loving the BITE: Stay Lean this Winter Tip #3

Stay Lean This Holiday Season I love a good party.  And, I love the Holidays. However, I will admit that I start playing a little defense during the 2 1/2 months that begin right before Halloween and end after New Year’s Day.  It’s during this time that overflowing candy bowls appear in all offices, that yummy...
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Loving the Bike TV: Friends

29
Oct
2014

I had a friend tell me once that they didn’t want to get close to me because they knew I was leaving the country.  WTF?  In this episode of Loving the Bike TV I talk about how even spending a short time with a friend can be the best thing you ever did…..on and...
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That’s Ok.

28
Oct
2014
That’s Ok.

I haven’t seriously ridden a bike in three weeks, and that’s ok. By seriously ridden I mean riding with the intention of getting a workout, and not just trying to survive. I rode on Sunday, but wasn’t feeling well so I made it 25 miles before calling it quits. I thought about riding during...
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Hedley Helped Save My Life

27
Oct
2014
Hedley Helped Save My Life

Ever heard of the Canadian band, Hedley?  Well, as a guy who feels he knows good music….I highly recommend you give these guys a listen. Yeah, I’m originally from Canada but that has absolutely no impact on why I think this band totally rocks.  First of all, they have been a musical hit machine for...
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Choosing the Right Cycling Kit for Winter

25
Oct
2014
Choosing the Right Cycling Kit for Winter

You can’t beat the feeling of a glorious summer ride, but the same pleasure is still there to be had in winter as long as you’ve got the right kit – there’s no such thing as bad weather, only the wrong clothing! Set yourself up to really enjoy your winter rides with these tips...
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Trail Magic and the Art of Soft Pedaling

24
Oct
2014
Trail Magic and the Art of Soft Pedaling

Our buddy Scott is here to tell you a little about this new book called Trail Magic and the Art of Soft Pedaling: Mountain biking 3,000 miles along the Continental Divide.  Oh, and he’s giving you the opportunity to win a copy as well. The last time Scott Thigpen had been on a bicycle,...
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Loving the BITE: Rice is a Great Training Fuel

23
Oct
2014
Loving the BITE: Rice is a Great Training Fuel

It only takes a little rice to deliver a lot of great riding fuel.  It’s an easy, whole-food, delicious, compact source of carbohydrates. And while rice has had quiet a resurgence among athletes with Dr. Allen Lim’s wonderful rice cakes, it’s been a favorite of many athletes around the world for years.  This week, we’ll explore...
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Loving the Bike TV: Delays and Inconveniences are Good

22
Oct
2014

In this fast paced, ultra-convenient world we live in….it’s hard to get your head around the idea that the opposite is actually a good thing.  Yes, in today’s Loving the Bike TV episode I explain how inconveniences and delays are helpful in the path to Loving Life on and off the Bike. Don’t believe...
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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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