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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Consistency and Change

09
Mar
2015
Consistency and Change

The Sun rises each and every day of the year, and although it is a continually constant thing, I never have, and probably never will tire of watching this site. It is a regular occurrence that consistently brings a smile to my face. Speaking of consistency, let me talk about this word for a...
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Loving the BITE: Delicious Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric Smoothie

05
Mar
2015
Loving the BITE: Delicious Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric Smoothie

You may think this is just going too far.  It’s one thing to put turmeric in a curry sauce, but quite another to start adding it to a morning smoothie. Well, I dare you. There are oh-so-many reasons to add turmeric (and ginger) to just about everything. If you haven’t noticed, I do add...
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Loving the Bike TV: Push Through the Headwind

04
Mar
2015

Whether you’re on or off the bike, there’s going to be days where the headwind it almost too much to take on.  But just like on the bike, we push through and find a tailwind once again. This episode of Loving the Bike TV is a reminder about how we can use our experience...
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The Best Place to Think

03
Mar
2015
The Best Place to Think

You’d think my answer to this question would be “on the bicycle”, right?  That used to be part of the answer, but under my current environment and conditions….it is not. We all need time to totally clear our head so that we can remember the important things that we’ve forgotten about, and focus on...
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I’m Done

02
Mar
2015
I’m Done

We start off each week with a #MakeitHappen Monday post intended to shake you up, inspire action, and make the week ahead as great as possible.  So how can a defeated un-inspiring title make its way onto one of our Monday posts? Well, I’m sitting here with those exact words circling my head right...
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The Conspiracy Cyclist

27
Feb
2015
The Conspiracy Cyclist

Have you ever watched any of the Zeitgeist conspiracy movies?  Well, if you’re like me you wouldn’t call them conspiracy.  You’d call them reality. Yeah, I’m one of those that totally hasn’t bought into what the Government (or Secret Government) is doing to us.  But I’d rather have you watch one of the Zeitgeist movies...
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Loving the Bite: Should you be a Dairy-Free Cyclist?

26
Feb
2015
Loving the Bite: Should you be a Dairy-Free Cyclist?

For many cyclists, there is an obvious answer to this question. Either you’re allergic, intolerant, feel great without it, or have ethical/religious reasons against consuming dairy. For you the answer is a resounding: Dairy-Free. For others, it be not be so clear-cut. You don’t seem to notice ill effects with it, but maybe you’d...
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Loving the Bike TV: The Value of Community

25
Feb
2015

Would you believe that socializing with a real life community can help you with the Loving Life on and off the Bike lifestyle? Sure can, and in this little video I give you a personal experience that helped me realize it.
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The Ease of Success. Making Things Easy.

23
Feb
2015
The Ease of Success.  Making Things Easy.

There are plenty of people who have defined what it takes to create or reach success…..and each of them have been exactly right.  Heck, I’ve even posted about my man Bob Dylan’s quote which is probably my personal favorite. But something hit me recently, and made me realize that achieving success is even better...
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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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