Loving the Bike: Slow Cooker Recipes for Cyclists Short on Time

25
Sep
2014
Loving the Bike: Slow Cooker Recipes for Cyclists Short on Time

Do your days begin to feel a time-squeeze with less daylight hours?  Although the number of hours in the day stays the same, less daylight often makes me feel more rushed than ever. For many people, less time equals less cooking.  I know this because it’s this aspect of life I work on most...
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Loving the Bike TV: Time Management without a Planner or Smart Phone

24
Sep
2014

Yes, I honestly manage my whole life without the help from a day timer or smart phone.  In this episode of Loving the Bike TV, I continue with my Loving Life on and off the Bike tips by talking about my method of prioritizing the most important things each day allows me to accomplish...
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Penang Hill

23
Sep
2014
Penang Hill

Penang Hill is the largest mountain on the island, and at 2,411 feet is nothing to sneeze at. There’s a community at the top with restaurants and various touristy things, and a road that goes all the way up, but only those who live on the mountain are allowed to drive up. This is...
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George Carlin State of Mind

22
Sep
2014
George Carlin State of Mind

It’s been over six years since we lost George Carlin, but his wise words still linger around the world.   “We’ve learned how to make a living, but not a life. We’ve conquered the atom but not our prejudice. These are the days of two income Families, but more divorce….fancier houses but broken homes.”...
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How to Fix a Stuck Cycling Jersey Zipper

19
Sep
2014
How to Fix a Stuck Cycling Jersey Zipper

Have you ever put on your favorite cycling jersey just to find out the zipper wouldn’t zip up?  In our throw away society, it’s so easy to just toss something that isn’t working and buy a new one….right? Well, that’s not my style….especially here in Grenada where you learn to fix everything you can.  Buying...
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Loving the BITE: Easy Gourmet Boiled Potatoes on the Bike

18
Sep
2014
Loving the BITE: Easy Gourmet Boiled Potatoes on the Bike

This week, we’ve got an oldie but a goodie.  For many decades (maybe even centuries?), athletes have been eating potatoes for fuel. At races. On rides. On runs.  It’s a great choice.  While many commercial sports products use maltodextrin as one ingredient in their mix, you can go to the source. When you eat potatoes, their starch readily...
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Loving the Bike TV: The Power of Water

17
Sep
2014

One of the essentials of loving life on and off the bike is to appreciate the power of water.  Hydration from water while on the bike is a vital necessity for all cyclists…..and I strongly feel that the healing power of water (especially ocean water) is incredibly valuable for life off the bike. Please don’t...
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The Goodfluence Bicycle Tour: 24 Hours With Rob Greenfield

16
Sep
2014
The Goodfluence Bicycle Tour: 24 Hours With Rob Greenfield

I’ve often wondered what it would be like to spend a day with Rob Greenfield as I know it would be nothing short of spectacular.  I know for a fact that one day soon we’ll spend some good times together, including lots of time on our bikes.  But for now, I was fascinated by this...
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Cycling the Malaysia Interstate: Support and Hotels

16
Sep
2014
Cycling the Malaysia Interstate: Support and Hotels

Last week I wrote up my experience riding Interstate, a three-day, 525 km ride in Malaysia. During the event I spent a good chunk riding, and slightly more time in the van doing support for other riders. Having done support for an ultracyclist, I was familiar with how it should work, and how important...
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Hurtful Words: Don’t #MakeitHappen

15
Sep
2014
Hurtful Words: Don’t #MakeitHappen

How come we so often find ourselves putting up with things from people we don’t even know, and doing so with a smile on our face….yet with those closest to us, we treat even the slightest aggravations as if they are the end of the world? I think this is another one of those...
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3 Things Road Cyclists Should Have on Their Feet

12
Sep
2014
3 Things Road Cyclists Should Have on Their Feet

This is the most passionate cycling tip post I’ve ever put up on this website.  There’s a lot of stuff I might suggest, but if there were one thing I felt you absolutely must follow….it’s this.  Well, actually 3 things. All road cyclists should put these 3 things on their feet, and here’s why: Boa...
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Loving the BITE: Adding Vitamin D for the upcoming Winter Months

11
Sep
2014
Loving the BITE: Adding Vitamin D for the upcoming Winter Months

If you are out on your bike most days, you likely believe you get plenty enough sunshine to make plenty enough Vitamin D.  I get it.  I’m lucky enough to live in a state that boosts more than 300 days a year of sunshine.  So, how come so many of us are Vitamin D...
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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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