I Didn’t Think I Could Do It

01
Jun
2015
I Didn’t Think I Could Do It

How many times have you caught yourself saying something like, “Wow, I didn’t think I could do it?”  I’ve said it, you’ve said it, and so have millions of others. Yes, un-planned actions that don’t contain much in the way of self-belief do still happen sometimes.  But do you know what happens significantly more? ...
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Don’t Get Fogged Out on the Ride

29
May
2015
Don’t Get Fogged Out on the Ride

Have you been on a wet or cool weather ride and found your sunglasses getting all fogged up?  Yeah, if you’re never caught without sunglasses on your face it can really mess up your ride.  But Ryders Eyewear have come up with what they feel is the ultimate solution. I remember talking to them...
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Loving the BITE: Will Pedal for Pesto

28
May
2015
Loving the BITE: Will Pedal for Pesto

Who here wants to reduce fatigue and inflammation, optimize blood flow, and stay healthy this season?  Yes, please.  And, who wants some pesto?  Yes, pretty please.  Well, it must be your lucky day, because here at Loving the Bike, we’re about to make it all happen. Since I’m getting ready to plant my herb garden this...
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Loving the Bike TV: Using a Ride to Love Life off the Bike

27
May
2015

There’s not much better than getting a KOM on Strava now is there?  Well, it can be if the KOM is on the nastiest climb in your area and you just re-claimed it from a young kid half your age. After holding the KOM on Grenada’s Mon Response climb for almost the past three...
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Raise Money for your Cycling Event or Ride

26
May
2015
Raise Money for your Cycling Event or Ride

Do you have a bicycle charity ride or group event coming up this Summer that you need to raise some funds for?  More and more cyclists are taking part in these great events, but with all these people asking real life and social media friends for donations……it’s getting harder to get the funds. Whenever...
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Pick the Best BMX for a Smart Ride

26
May
2015
Pick the Best BMX for a Smart Ride

A wonderful bike is the most craved desire of the young generation. Although the cars are crowding the roads, the bike is the king of all. This green and lean two-wheeled machine is the safest choice for a smooth and a quick journey. With its huge availability of brand variations in the 2015 market,...
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Everything I Need

25
May
2015
Everything I Need

I’ve talked many times about living the simple life.  You know, that attitude of “the less you own the less that owns you.”  I often speak about the idea of only needing my Family, my Bike, and Computer.  I wonder what life would be like if that totally was the case. A song lyric...
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Drive Kind Ride Kind

22
May
2015
Drive Kind Ride Kind

I’m so excited about this video finally coming out to the public.  My very good soul brother, Al Bastidas from the Please Be Kind to Cyclists organization is the man behind this project and it’s something that everyone need to see. More from Be Kind to Cyclists: Save the Date! On Tuesday, May 26,...
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Loving the BITE: Keep Pedaling with Candied Ginger

21
May
2015
Loving the BITE: Keep Pedaling with Candied Ginger

On recent long rides, there’s been one fuel that has really, really made me smile lately. I don’t eat huge amounts (it doesn’t take much), but it provides carbs, tastes delicious, cleanses your palate, calms your stomach, and soothes your joints. Any guesses? Of course, it’s ginger. But not just any ginger. Candied ginger....
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Loving the Bike TV: Making the Most of Change

20
May
2015

For most people, change is one of the most feared things they can possibly imagine.  I, however, have pretty much made a career out of change.  More than a few times I’ve totally redesigned every possible aspect of my life and been through my share of excessive changes. This month I went through two...
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Just Point the Bike and Watch it Happen

18
May
2015
Just Point the Bike and Watch it Happen

Back in my gym rat days, a big part of my life was spent in a fitness center and associating with the people who went there. I remember one day talking to a woman who was a dedicated gym-goer and working hard at getting her body in shape.  We discussed motivation and what she...
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Best Tool For Changing Road Bike Tires

15
May
2015

Okay, so here’s some bike guru advice for all of you on changing tires on your road bike.  If it has to do with bikes or cycling, you can bet that my buddy Victor Jimenez has the best tips for you. Here he is below giving you his advice on the best tool for changing...
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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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