Do You Choose the Good Life?

28
Oct
2013
Do You Choose the Good Life?

Do You Choose This? A limit set by yourself Intrusion of your life by someone else Creating trouble when joy is an easy option Harsh words Affecting the lives of Children who can’t defend themselves Causing disorder Shattering dreams through jealousy Causing problems through ignorance Implementing regulations which create a need for more regulations...
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MTB Ayiti International Stage Race in Haiti

26
Oct
2013
MTB Ayiti International Stage Race in Haiti

This looks like one fantastic cycling event.  I realize getting to it may be difficult, but it’s for a good cause….and man, the photos make it look incredible. MTB Ayiti International Stage Race in Haiti by Benjamin Guter   The MTB Ayiti Stage Race combines a once-in-a-lifetime cultural immersion experience with the opportunity to...
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Paying It Forward

25
Oct
2013
Paying It Forward

I gave away this bike on Saturday.  Although it looks like an ordinary bike, this one was something special. This bike was therapist, friend, life preserver, and constant companion for the better part of a year.  It was the reason to get out of bed in the morning and something to look forward to...
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Loving The BITE: Real Food Pumpkin-Spice-Latte

24
Oct
2013
Loving The BITE: Real Food Pumpkin-Spice-Latte

It’s all the rave.  #PSL.  #pumpkinspice.  Or, for those who have missed it, Pumpkin Spice Latte. It’s at Starbucks, of course, McDonald’s, and many coffee shops  across the country. With the big-name franchises, its big money as a seasonal favorite latte this time of year.  And why not?  Pumpkins and pumpkin spice are wonderfully...
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The Proactive Cyclist

23
Oct
2013
The Proactive Cyclist

Living in a country with a definite reactionary culture can be challenging…..especially when you’re a proactive type person. Yeah, I’m not perfect but I definitely lean towards the approach of doing things now to avoid having issues in the future.  It’s just how I’m wired and probably has something to do with being raised...
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#bikeschool Turns 3

22
Oct
2013
#bikeschool Turns 3

Yesterday marked the three year anniversary of #bikeschool.  When @bikerly first mentioned the idea of #bikeschool to me, I never would have imagined it would grow to what it’s become today.  Back then, twitter chats were scarce and many people didn’t even understand them…..and many still don’t today.  But those who jumped in (and continue to jump) have...
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The Rainy Season

22
Oct
2013
The Rainy Season

There’s something about riding in the rain that I’ve always loved. Nevermind the slick roads, wet chamois and the need to clean the bike as soon as you get home, riding in the rain can be peaceful and at the same time exhilarating. The thought that I HTFU and rode when others didn’t confirms...
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Created for Life

21
Oct
2013

Created for Life Live each day as if it were a magnificent adventure. So that every one of them is worthy of your diary. Full of things that make you want to call your friends and tell them about it. Spending your days looking for different and original….. …..not new and bigger and better....
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Road Rage

18
Oct
2013
Road Rage

Early Saturday morning I had an encounter with an SUV on a stretch of Elston Avenue.  Although Elston has long sections of protected bike lanes, this portion doesn’t have them.  However, it’s a fairly wide street and at that time of the morning, has very little traffic. You develop a sixth sense riding in...
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Loving the BITE: Halloween-Candy-Stock-Up….Loving the Bite Style

17
Oct
2013
Loving the BITE: Halloween-Candy-Stock-Up….Loving the Bite Style

Dress Up like a Cartoon Character and Head to the Neighbors. For over 5000 years, there’s been a unique ingredient, known to the Chinese as a endurance-improving, stamina-enhancing, healing herb.  Believe it or not, it’s widely available to you.  And this month, you may even score some for free.  If… If your willing to...
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When You’re Too Cheap For Bicycle Accessories

16
Oct
2013
When You’re Too Cheap For Bicycle Accessories

Bicycle parts and accessories can be quite expensive….but you don’t always have to spend the cash as long as you’re not embarrassed about looking cheap. Yeah, I’m definitely known as Mr. Frugal….aka Mr. Cheap even when it comes to spending money on my bikes.  It’s not that I have a problem with spending money, it’s just...
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Pearl iZUMi Men’s Tri Fly IV Carbon Cycling Shoe

15
Oct
2013
Pearl iZUMi Men’s Tri Fly IV Carbon Cycling Shoe

No, I haven’t become a triathlete…..but here’s a review of the Pearl iZUMi Men’s Tri Fly IV Carbon Cycling Shoe for all our Triathlon followers. As you know, I live on the Caribbean island of Grenada.  A place known for many things, but I’ll bet Triathlon isn’t one you would have thought of.  Well, this...
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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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