Loving the Bike TV: Be Near Water

25
Mar
2015

Not only is it important to drink water and stay hydrated, but it’s also very important to be near water so you can recharge your soul. Yes, being near water provides a means to soothe and create peace.  Here’s more in this short video.
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Pump Your Fist for the 2015 Cycling Season

24
Mar
2015
Pump Your Fist for the 2015 Cycling Season

In many parts around the world, cyclists are busting open the doors of their pain caves and putting their bicycle wheels to pavement.  Spring is here, and the 2015 cycling season has begun. If it’s still a winter wonderland where you are located, have no fear.  It’s on the way, so you might just...
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“I Own a Donkey”

23
Mar
2015
“I Own a Donkey”

I’ve talked about it a few times, but never dedicated a post entirely to our donkey, Moonlight Poet.  Yes, our family owns a donkey, and it’s definitely something worthy of a #MakeitHappen Monday post. People ask me all the time, why do you have a donkey?  Well, the quick answer is….why not?  A little...
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Stunning Mountain Biking Destinations Around the World

20
Mar
2015
Stunning Mountain Biking Destinations Around the World

It is not just the speed and downhill thrills that provide that special buzz for many mountain bikers, but the ability to explore some stunning and sometimes untouched terrain. We have found some of the most impressive destinations around the world to add to your bucket list: Rotorua, New Zealand In 2006, New Zealand’s...
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I Still Do, #Livestrong

20
Mar
2015
I Still Do,  #Livestrong

If all you’re concerned about is Lance Armstrong being a doping, lying, cheating cyclist…then you’re focused on the wrong story. It’s not your fault, really.  Our entire society revolves around the wrong story most of the time. Think about it for a second.  War and violence will always get 1000% more exposure than stories...
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Loving the BITE: The Great Beta-Alanine Buffer

19
Mar
2015
Loving the BITE: The Great Beta-Alanine Buffer

There’s a lot of hype out there. And, despite all the hype over specific amino acids, vitamins, minerals, or other nutrients that will truly impact your ride or performance in a way that is actually worth the cost and effort of it, there are really very few that will deliver on the promise. In...
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Finding Your Ideal Performance Weight

17
Mar
2015
Finding Your Ideal Performance Weight

Finding Your Ideal Performance Weight By Scott Price Ok this is the big question on everyone’s minds, what is my ideal performance weight and how do I get there? There are so many different diets out there, but what do people who actually master their ideal performance weight do?  There is a lot involved...
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How I Concentrate With Kids Around

16
Mar
2015

My blogging buddy, Zoe from Grenada 40, suggested I put up something about how to write a post when your kids are around.  Seeing as 90% of the articles I put up were written with my kids within 3 feet of me, I figured I just might know something about this subject. Growing up,...
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Oh, the Things I Say on my Bike

13
Mar
2015
Oh, the Things I Say on my Bike

On a day to day basis, I’m really not a person who goes around swearing.  In fact, I rarely let the f-bombs fly.  But get me on a bike, and it’s like I’m an entirely different person. Yeah, the verbal smack down I give out would totally make your head spin.  If you haven’t...
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Loving the BITE: Green Goddess for Cyclists

12
Mar
2015
Loving the BITE: Green Goddess for Cyclists

Green Goddess for Cyclists. You read that right, but were talking about a delicious, healthful dressing; and not a beautiful oddly-pigmented Greek myth. Even so, stick with me, it will be worth it. Why take the time to make your own dressing when you could just buy it? It’s all about what you’ll gain...
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Loving the Bike TV: Dealing With Little Pains

11
Mar
2015

We all experience pain.  Sometimes it’s physical, other times it’s mental, and then there are some that are just a pain in the ass.  In this episode of Loving the Bike TV, I talk about getting through those little pains so they don’t become a big pain.  
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Farrah: Every Bike Has a Story

10
Mar
2015
Farrah: Every Bike Has a Story

She’s a rustic old frame on two tired out wheels, and our family knows her as Farrah. We were living in Austin, and looking for a vintage bike for my antique loving wife.  She came across a Columbia bicycle on Craigslist, and it instantly spoke to her.  The bike was located West of town,...
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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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