The Ladder

06
Apr
2015
The Ladder

Whatever it is, you’re either climbing up or down the ladder.  Simple as that.  But the good news is that if you’re descending from where you really want to be going, all you have to do is climb one rung in the opposite direction and you’re back moving in the right direction. Okay, so...
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Loving the BITE: 8 Life-Changing Grocery Shopping Tips

02
Apr
2015
Loving the BITE: 8 Life-Changing Grocery Shopping Tips

Grocery shopping ain’t for the weak, that’s for sure. Good thing you’ve been on your bike training. In every direction, you’ve got thousands of products screaming at you for your attention and your money. According to The Food Marketing Institute, there were literally 43,844 items in an average modern-day grocery store in 2013. Let...
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Loving the Bike TV: Do a Charity Ride This Year

01
Apr
2015

I know there are at least some of you debating taking part in one of those group/charity type rides this year.  No need to feel intimidated by it or convince yourself that you’re not ready. I’m here to tell you to go ahead and just do it.  Have a watch, then proceed to action.
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Cycling Grenada: My Toughest 60

31
Mar
2015
Cycling Grenada: My Toughest 60

When you live on a mountainous Caribbean island, the amount of route options is very limited.  On a daily basis, if I want to ride over 20 miles I either have to head up coast and do some pretty serious climbing or opt for monotonous loops. I don’t like either option, really……so most of...
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The Missing Peace

30
Mar
2015
The Missing Peace

It’s no secret that I haven’t been firing at the highest level the past couple years or so.  I haven’t even come close to consistently being the fun-loving, easy-going dude that I love to be.  But I’ve found the missing peace. A couple weeks ago, my nutritional friend Kelli wrote me a beautiful e-mail.  In that...
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Loving the BITE: Take Pre-Ride Nutrition to the Next Level

26
Mar
2015
Loving the BITE: Take Pre-Ride Nutrition to the Next Level

We’ve covered Pre-Ride Nutrition a few times before. The carbs. The calories. The timing. The type of foods (easy to digest, and my preference, liquified into a smoothie). This week, we’re going to add in some advanced ingredients to take your pre-ride nutrition to the next level. I’ve mentioned each of them individual in past...
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Loving the Bike TV: Be Near Water

25
Mar
2015

Not only is it important to drink water and stay hydrated, but it’s also very important to be near water so you can recharge your soul. Yes, being near water provides a means to soothe and create peace.  Here’s more in this short video.
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Pump Your Fist for the 2015 Cycling Season

24
Mar
2015
Pump Your Fist for the 2015 Cycling Season

In many parts around the world, cyclists are busting open the doors of their pain caves and putting their bicycle wheels to pavement.  Spring is here, and the 2015 cycling season has begun. If it’s still a winter wonderland where you are located, have no fear.  It’s on the way, so you might just...
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“I Own a Donkey”

23
Mar
2015
“I Own a Donkey”

I’ve talked about it a few times, but never dedicated a post entirely to our donkey, Moonlight Poet.  Yes, our family owns a donkey, and it’s definitely something worthy of a #MakeitHappen Monday post. People ask me all the time, why do you have a donkey?  Well, the quick answer is….why not?  A little...
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Stunning Mountain Biking Destinations Around the World

20
Mar
2015
Stunning Mountain Biking Destinations Around the World

It is not just the speed and downhill thrills that provide that special buzz for many mountain bikers, but the ability to explore some stunning and sometimes untouched terrain. We have found some of the most impressive destinations around the world to add to your bucket list: Rotorua, New Zealand In 2006, New Zealand’s...
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I Still Do, #Livestrong

20
Mar
2015
I Still Do,  #Livestrong

If all you’re concerned about is Lance Armstrong being a doping, lying, cheating cyclist…then you’re focused on the wrong story. It’s not your fault, really.  Our entire society revolves around the wrong story most of the time. Think about it for a second.  War and violence will always get 1000% more exposure than stories...
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Loving the BITE: The Great Beta-Alanine Buffer

19
Mar
2015
Loving the BITE: The Great Beta-Alanine Buffer

There’s a lot of hype out there. And, despite all the hype over specific amino acids, vitamins, minerals, or other nutrients that will truly impact your ride or performance in a way that is actually worth the cost and effort of it, there are really very few that will deliver on the promise. In...
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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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