#MakeitHappen Advice from Summer Moak

11
May
2015
#MakeitHappen Advice from Summer Moak

Sometimes it feels as though we aren’t making much progress with our training.  If you train day after day, and don’t immediately see HUGE gains, it can be somewhat discouraging. That is sort of how my 2015 road racing season has been thus far.  I have been trying to transition from the women’s cat...
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How to Choose the Right Starter Bike for Your Kids

08
May
2015
How to Choose the Right Starter Bike for Your Kids

Learning to ride a bike is a rite of passage for many kids. It gives them a new level of independence, and it’s the perfect toy to enjoy outdoors. Also, in this day and age, when parents often worry about their children spending too much time on computers, cycling can be a great way...
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Loving the BITE: Ultimate Cherry Ginger RECOVERY Smoothie

07
May
2015
Loving the BITE: Ultimate Cherry Ginger RECOVERY Smoothie

It seems about time for another smoothie recipe, don’t you think? This week, it’s all about a great combination of ingredients that promote glycogen and muscle recovery with extra boosts for joint and muscle pain. What’s more, it may just be my favorite smoothie ever. As a smoothie connoisseur, that’s sayin’ something. It’s delicious…I think the combo...
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Loving the Bike TV: Fun of Exploring

06
May
2015

Okay, so we just moved into the Loving the Bike farmhouse and have officially become Caribbean farmers.  New house, 2 acres of amazing lush land, and a river to check out…..yes, there is a bunch of exciting things to explore. Discovering new things, having fun with exploring, and the spirit of adventure all make...
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Why Your Business Needs to Consider Cycle Schemes

05
May
2015
Why Your Business Needs to Consider Cycle Schemes

Regular cycling is one of the best forms of exercise available.  It is low-impact, meaning it’s easy on the joints, and it’s also a great way to burn calories. Someone who weighs 175 pounds can burn around 650 calories with an hour’s riding.  It’s little wonder then that a rising number of people are...
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When I Grow Up

04
May
2015
When I Grow Up

I look at those kids who at the age of four know exactly what they want to be when they grow up.  I never was one of those kids.  At least I can’t remember knowing, or ever being told about my childhood pledge of future occupation.  One thing I do remember saying (or at...
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Loving the BITE: MORE Protein Bars Exposed

30
Apr
2015
Loving the BITE: MORE Protein Bars Exposed

You may have seen this post before.  I first posted it a couple years ago, and it’s been extremely popular on Loving the Bite and my own blog, the Fuel Right Blog. In fact, it’s been my most popular post of all time. Why? I’m not exactly sure, other than athletes want to make...
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Loving the Bike TV: Put Yourself in Cool Situations

29
Apr
2015

In my opinion, it’s not about going to watch a sporting event….it’s the cool feeling of being at something new, exciting, and not something everyone else is a part of. Yes, it’s those situations where you find yourself doing something different.  It’s about feeling good and enjoying life.  That feeling of, “man, do I...
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Do You Know What Happens When You Trip?

27
Apr
2015
Do You Know What Happens When You Trip?

I’ve been through three levels of official education…traveled through a large part of the world…spent time single, engaged, and Married….lived in over five diverse Countries located thousands of miles from one another…..all the while coming across decisions and occasions that have formed a life. Along this journey, or Ride (as I like to say), I’ve had...
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Upgrading Your Bike

24
Apr
2015
Upgrading Your Bike

Unfortunately we might not always be able to buy a new bike when we want one, but what’s the next best thing?  Upgrading.  Yeah, making upgrades to your current bike may not be as exciting as purchasing a new one….but your dollar might actually go a whole lot further in making you a better...
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Loving the BITE: Spice Things Up

23
Apr
2015
Loving the BITE: Spice Things Up

What’s for dinner tonight? Anything exciting? Spicy? Delicious? Or, blah? If you’ve got a case of the dinner-time blahs look no further than this weeks Loving the Bite Recipes to Spice things up. Along the way, we’ll ditch the commercial spices that harm our arteries, hormones, and health, and make our own fabulous real-food...
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Loving the Bike TV: A Reminder that Life’s For the Living

22
Apr
2015

We all need reminders, right?  Well, I know I sure do.  This week it came to me courtesy of my man, Passenger in his song called “Life’s For the Living”. It sure did put the whole world back in perspective once again….at least until the next time. Have a watch, and then get out...
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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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