A Kicker to Picnic Table

04
Apr
2014
A Kicker to Picnic Table

A few years ago, the Chicago Park District took otherwise wasted space under the expressway on Logan Boulevard and turned it into a skate park. Typically, space under the expressway is filled with broken bottles, garbage, and is pretty uninviting. I think this is an awesome way to utilize more than an acre of land...
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Loving the BITE: Green Ginger Grapefruit Smoothie for Lean, Mean, Cycling Machines

03
Apr
2014
Loving the BITE: Green Ginger Grapefruit Smoothie for Lean, Mean, Cycling Machines

I hate to be a downer, but I’ve got some bad news.  Grapefruits are tough to come by in the summer.  The prices go up and they’re not as plentiful.  I know, this likely ruined your Tuesday.  I guess the only thing to do is eat ‘em up, while you can. This week, we’ll...
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Loving the Bike TV: Do Nothing Day and Mini-Retirement

02
Apr
2014

Not only do we have our hot new Loving the Bike TV intro this week, but I bring up concepts that I feel are very important to leading your ideal life. I’ve personally taken part in several do nothing days and countless mini-retirements, and I guarantee they have helped get me to where I am...
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You’ll Never Complain About Road Conditions or 3 Feet Ever Again

01
Apr
2014

This is the cycling video I’ve been wanting to make for a very long time now.  I’m not much of a video editor, but I put this together to give you a first hand look at how my riding looks in Grenada. Note: Grenada is a totally safe place to ride a bicycle…..for the average cyclist. ...
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Team #LovingtheBike and #30daysofbiking 2014

31
Mar
2014
Team #LovingtheBike and #30daysofbiking 2014

A few weeks ago, we asked you if Team #LovingtheBike Would Do #30daysofbiking again this year.  I explained how my new cycling projects have taken a lot of time away from me, but would still love it if we once again put our own spin on the #30daysofbiking challenge. Well, the response was pretty...
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This Machete is Not a Weapon

31
Mar
2014
This Machete is Not a Weapon

She was walking alone on a Tuesday morning.  She wasn’t isolated from civilization, but was out in an area without much traffic at that time of day.  She had no other purpose than simply wanting to get some exercise and inhale the impressive scenery.  A man appeared in the distance walking towards her.  She...
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Looking for Windows

28
Mar
2014
Looking for Windows

Anyone who rides a bike understands “the window” − a brief period of time when you head out for a ride because you know it won’t happen otherwise. Could be a small clearing on the weather radar map. Or the time between waking up and having to head to the office. Or sometimes it’s...
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Loving the BITE: Spinach Pesto Over Spaghetti Squash Pasta

27
Mar
2014
Loving the BITE: Spinach Pesto Over Spaghetti Squash Pasta

Summer’s coming, and that means it’s time to stock up on vibrant, beautiful vegetables.  Bring on the Summer Veggies.  Well, maybe it means more than that, but fresh vegetables and fruit are a wonderful part.  And, for the cyclist, summer’s wonderful cycling opportunities combined with vegetable-saturated clean-eating can make for a wonderfully healthy season....
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Loving the Bike TV: Motivational Chinese Food

26
Mar
2014

In this episode of Loving the Bike TV, I explain why you need to act immediately when you feel motivated or compelled to do something.  This week I was inspired by a Ted Talk given by Bono….I hope you enjoy.  Loving Life on and off the Bike. To watch the Bono Ted Talk mentioned...
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Try Out X2 Performance and Win a Pair of Ryders Sunglasses

26
Mar
2014
Try Out X2 Performance and Win a Pair of Ryders Sunglasses

As you know, I’m a proud ambassador of X2PERFORMANCE…..a safe and natural liquid dietary supplement for Increased Energy, Enhanced Endurance, and Improved Recovery. I really want all of you to give this product a trial to see what you think.  In order to receive your free product, they require you to provide your credit card...
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Making a Game Out of Pro Cycling

25
Mar
2014
Making a Game Out of Pro Cycling

Are you the type of person who simply likes to enjoy the sport of cycling, or do you like to make following it more like a game? As with all sports, there are options available for those who want to do more than just watch.  I know my buddy, @steviedexter likes to take part...
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Paradise

24
Mar
2014
Paradise

A man sits down in front of his television set.  It’s not just an ordinary day….it is Super Sunday.  That’s right, it is the day of America’s favorite football game….the Superbowl.  Now this is not just any Superbowl game, it just happens to include his favorite team of all time.  He sits there anticipating...
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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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