31 Day Do Good Challenge: Day 29

29
Jan
2014
31 Day Do Good Challenge: Day 29

If you followed Rob Greenfield’s ride for sustainability last summer, you would have seen the extreme side of water conservation.  During his 104 days of cycling across the United States, Rob used just 160 gallons of water…the average American uses 80 to 100 gallons per day. So where did the 160 gallons of water...
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Tipping Point

28
Jan
2014
Tipping Point

I have this problem, a decision problem. You see, when I decide to go out for a ride, it’s often not the first time I’ve decided it. I usually have an internal argument on whether I should and want to ride that goes on for awhile, sometimes until it’s too late, and the decisions...
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31 Day Do Good Challenge: Day 28

28
Jan
2014
31 Day Do Good Challenge: Day 28

Today’s Do Good Challenge is actually something I try to do myself as often as possible.  I think many of you are doing great at this one already, but more of a good thing is totally okay. For Day 28, Rob wants us to tap into you social media for goodness.   Day 28:...
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Beauty over Substance

27
Jan
2014
Beauty over Substance

The lake was glass calm.  The kind of calm that makes me re-live the Summer of 1990 all over again.  Skiing every day.  Brown leather skin.  A calming of my own going on inside me. We drove up to the lookout tower so we could not only see the lake, but the other 4000...
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31 Day Do Good Challenge: Day 27

27
Jan
2014
31 Day Do Good Challenge: Day 27

Continue following along with our 31 Day Do Good Challenge, by Rob Greenfield and start off 2014 in a way that will change your life and those around you. We all know that taking a bike ride or commute does good things for yourself and the World around you….but now we have 31 additional things to help...
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31 Day Do Good Challenge: Day 26

26
Jan
2014
31 Day Do Good Challenge: Day 26

Like anything, you only get out of it what you put in.  Our 31 Day Do Good Challenge is exactly that way.  For many of these daily tasks, you can do the bare minimum…..or you can go big and do something ultra good. Today’s challenge is definitely one with that sort of potential.  Here’s...
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Energy, Endurance, and Recovery with X2PERFORMANCE

25
Jan
2014
Energy, Endurance, and Recovery with X2PERFORMANCE

Okay, so who doesn’t want increased energy, enhanced endurance, and improved recovery?  Like it or not, we’re living in an age of sports enhancing performance products.  Some contain things that make them illegal in sport…and for good reason, because along with improving your performance they will totally mess up your body.  There’s also a...
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31 Day Do Good Challenge: Day 25

25
Jan
2014
31 Day Do Good Challenge: Day 25

This is the last week of our 31 Day Do Good Challenge with Rob Greenfield.  If you’ve been taking part since Day 1, you’ve likely done a few things you’ve never done before.  How did it feel? Today’s task is another one that will help create more good in the world around you.  ...
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It’s Just a Number

24
Jan
2014
It’s Just a Number

Jens Voigt ended stage three of the Tour Down Under wearing the most aggressive rider jersey. By professional cycling standards, Jens is an “old” man at 42. Yet his drive and determination keep him competitive and a joy for fans to watch. There’s nothing like Jens in the break. Whenever he decides to go...
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31 Day Do Good Challenge: Day 24

24
Jan
2014
31 Day Do Good Challenge: Day 24

I hope you all are still following along with our 31 Day Do Good Challenge, by Rob Greenfield and starting off 2014 in a way that will change your life and those around you. We all know that taking a bike ride or commute does good things for yourself and the World….but now we have...
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31 Day Do Good Challenge: Day 23

23
Jan
2014
31 Day Do Good Challenge: Day 23

Oh man, this one is going to be a challenge for me…how about you?  Before letting you know what the Do Good task is for day 23, take a second to think about how you are changing.  If you’ve been taking part in each of the challenges Rob has given you this month, I’m...
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The Smell of Bicycle Commuting

22
Jan
2014
The Smell of Bicycle Commuting

Yesterday on Twitter I gave a virtual high five to everyone who responded saying they had ridden to work that day.  All of us who ride our bikes to work can be lumped together as commuters, but the variety within this category differs greatly.  Some get their road bike training in on the way...
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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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