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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When Fatigue is More Than Fatigue

20
Feb
2015
When Fatigue is More Than Fatigue

When Fatigue is More Than Fatigue by Layla As much as I love cycling, I’ve been noticing that my legs are starting to feel heavy after each ride. Doing some research, I realized that most of this boils down to fatigue. However, that’s just part of the story. There are actually different types of...
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Loving the BITE: Quick “Milk-Shake” for Advanced Recovery

19
Feb
2015
Loving the BITE: Quick “Milk-Shake” for Advanced Recovery

When you think of cycling and training, do visions of health and fitness come to mind? Most likely they do, and for good reason.  Consistent exercise and training obviously offer many health benefits.  But for many cyclists, it also carries the risk of going too far, actually damaging muscles and cells, and causing fatigue...
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Funkier Quick Custom Jersey

18
Feb
2015
Funkier Quick Custom Jersey

You know I’m not big on reviews, right?  Especially when they are something as standard as a cycling jersey.  Come on, if you’re buying a quality jersey…..what really distinguishes it from the next one?  I think for most of us, it comes down to liking the design, wearing our favorite brand or team, and...
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The Happiness Equation

16
Feb
2015
The Happiness Equation

We all want happiness, right?  Of course we do.  So how come so many of us are always searching for it.  Shouldn’t we have already found it by now? Cycling is one of the things that makes me happy.  Everything about it.  I’m happy on my bike.  I’m happy when I get new bike...
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The Driver’s Lazy Foot

13
Feb
2015
The Driver’s Lazy Foot

Want to know one of the major issues causing vehicle – bicycle collisions?  The driver’s lazy foot. Of course this is just my own personal research story, and a lot of it is based on educated opinion and not fact…..but I am confident in saying that if this issue could be fixed, we’d have a...
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Loving the BITE: Anti-Leg-Cramp Smoothie

12
Feb
2015
Loving the BITE: Anti-Leg-Cramp Smoothie

Recently, a reader and a former client contacted me to ask how to reduce their leg cramps. One was experiencing cramps ride after ride once he hit the 30 mile mark, and another was experiencing them in the middle of the night after riding, and occasionally on a random evening. Neither are any fun.  But, it...
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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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