Loving the BITE: Nourishing Gifts for Cyclists 2014 & FREE Giveaway!

18
Dec
2014
Loving the BITE: Nourishing Gifts for Cyclists 2014 & FREE Giveaway!

Want a nourishing gift for someone in your life? For a cyclist, athlete, or anyone, really? Here are 5 great Loving the Bite options that you can make in your own kitchen, including one awesome discount on Fuel Right Race Light for Loving the Bike readers! Who doesn’t want a delicious edible gift?!? 5 Loving the...
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Loving the Bike TV: Never Say Never

17
Dec
2014

Even on a small Caribbean island like Grenada, anything is possible.  Who would imagine a cool reality game show being based out of Grenada….and who would have imagined an episode being filmed at Mocha Spoke?  Yep, anything is freaking possible. Best of all, this TV episode promotes bikes.  Check it out.
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Motorized Bicycles

16
Dec
2014
Motorized Bicycles

I’m going to say this right now: I feel a little blasphemous writing about motorized bicycles on Loving the Bike. Sorry Darryl, but it’s difficult to enjoy every bike ride, especially when you have a laptop in a bag on your back, it’s threatening to rain and it’s all uphill to the cafe you...
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The #MakeitHappen Alphabet

15
Dec
2014
The #MakeitHappen Alphabet

What’s the first positive thing that pops into your head when you go through the alphabet?   Anything can happen. Believe in something. Create opportunities. Dream. Eat Ice Cream. Forget about disagreements. Get involved only if you really want it. Help people when you really can. Invest in yourself. Invest in opportunities. Invest your...
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3 Things You Must Do in Grenada….But Haven’t

12
Dec
2014
3 Things You Must Do in Grenada….But Haven’t

Yes, this is a cycling lifestyle blog…..but it’s also my outlet to the world, so sometimes I talk more about lifestyle than I do about bikes.  Well this time I’m promoting my island home of Grenada and posting about something that no travel blogger or Grenadian website has yet to get out. I’ve seen...
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Loving the BITE: The Great Oat and Intact Grains

11
Dec
2014
Loving the BITE: The Great Oat and Intact Grains

You’ve heard of whole grains vs. refined grains. You’ve seen the food guide pyramid with grains at the base. And now, you’ve likely heard of completely grains-free eating from Paleo and eating philosophies. I’m often asked for my opinion on grains, so here it is. As with all foods, I recommend whole, real foods. I...
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Loving the Bike TV: Finding Your Place

10
Dec
2014

How exactly do we choose our career path?  You know, it’s only the thing that the we’ll do for the majority or a big chunk of our lives.  No big deal, right?  But think about it for a second.  How did you fall into this career?  How did you decide what education or training...
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Riding in Cambodia

09
Dec
2014
Riding in Cambodia

Last month I flew to Cambodia for some R&R and visa-related purposes. It was my first time there and so I didn’t know what to expect from the food, customs, language barriers, etc. The other countries in Asia I’ve been to were all former British colonies, so it was easy to fit right in,...
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I Don’t Get It. I Totally Don’t Understand.

08
Dec
2014
I Don’t Get It.  I Totally Don’t Understand.

Love me or hate me for it….but here’s a bunch of things about people and life that I just don’t understand: I don’t get the concept of racing to work in your car so that you can be there on time, or early.  Aggravating all the other drivers (and cyclists) around you so that you’re...
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How Cyclists Can Prevent Erectile Dysfunction

05
Dec
2014
How Cyclists Can Prevent Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a common problem, but this doesn’t mean it isn’t distressing to those who suffer from it. With this in mind, you might be determined to do all you can to reduce the risk that you will experience it. Alternatively, if you already have ED, you’ll no doubt be keen to...
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Loving the Bite: Stay Lean Tip #5 – Slow it Down

04
Dec
2014
Loving the Bite: Stay Lean Tip #5 – Slow it Down

Stay Lean This Holiday Season Are you officially in the “Holiday Rush?” If you want to stay lean this Holiday Season, one good way to do so is to slow yourself right down…at dinner, at least. You may have never thought about it, but rushing through meals has actually had a significant impact on...
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Loving the Bike TV: Magic of Goal Setting

03
Dec
2014

Do you have a goal that keeps getting pushed aside, or maybe just hasn’t been manifested just yet?  Be patient.  As long as you have the goal and believe in it, the Universe will help make it happen. One of the goals I’ve had for several years now is to get myself a new...
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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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